Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be at DragonCon this weekend (Sept. 2-5). Stop on by the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room, meet Edward, and check out the new Carnival Arcane CD.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
More awesome reviews for the Carnival Arcane CD are pouring in! This recent group includes one from an amusement park aficianados viewpoint (Behind The Thrills) as well as ones from a haunted house, home haunter, and Halloween historian's perspective!
Behind the Thrills - "a very ambitious album that hits the mark every single time on every single track - keeping you guessing, and leading you down paths in ways you never thought Midnight Syndicate would take you."
Haunt off the Press - "Midnight Syndicate has another masterpiece on their hands with CARNIVAL ARCANE ... it truly is one hell of an adventure."
Terror from Beyond the Daves - "...this is a must-have for your collection! The music at times is genuinely creepy and yet manages to hold on to the charm that only circus music can provide!"
Halloween Alliance - "...an essential album to add to your horror collection and powerful mood music while celebrating Halloween... 'Carnival Arcane' continues their grand, masterful tradition of storytelling with music, but is even more ambitious than all others - both in the depth, grandeur and creepiness of the music, and in the well-researched and accurate representation of what it would be like to visit a slightly shabby, sinister circus from the Victorian era."
Monday, August 22, 2011
Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be at Toronto's Fan Expo Canada (TM) this weekend (Aug.25-28) in the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear section! Stop on by the Midnight Syndicate booth (#1732), meet Edward, and check out the new Carnival Arcane CD.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Another great and very thorough review of Carnival Arcane has just been posted on FEARnet. Click here to check it out!
"CARNIVAL ARCANE has a real sense of cinema to it, unfolding like a movie in your mind, and that movie is a lights-out chiller on a grand scale!" - Gregory Burkhart
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Two new previews tracks from Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane CD have been posted on YouTube, Welcome to the Carnival and Dr. Atmore's Elixirs of Good Humour and Fortification.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Check out a great new review for Carnival Arcane from the legendary Fangoria Magazine, here.
"CARNIVAL ARCANE proves that, 14 years into their career, Douglas and Goszka are still very capable of outdoing themselves... their mission statement of 'soundtracks to imaginary films' has never been as well-realized as it has been in this outing." - Jeremy Webster
Friday, August 12, 2011
The first six reviews for the new Carnival Arcane CD are in. Thank you also to the fans who have emailed us and/or posted their comments on Facebook!
Rotting Flesh Radio #242 - "...an absolutely tremendous album! 5 out of 5! Midnight Syndicate has maintained their epic signature sound while continuing to grow musically."
Haunted Radio (review starts at 8:00) - "This is a must-have CD. Wow...unbelievable!"
Love-It-Loud - "...arguably their strongest album to date."
Drive-In of the Dead - "Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas have done it again... a terrific 'soundtrack to an imaginary film' loaded with realistic turn-of-the-century sound effects and seriously sinister atmosphere. To be honest, I had my doubts (the) subject matter would be too narrow... (but) this IS Midnight Syndicate we're talking about. Who else could take a theme like a circus and completely turn it on its head? 'Carnival Arcane' exceeded my expectations."
Video Vault - "a creepy, fascinating take on the Carnival that begs your imagination to run wild... a great listen...already made its way to the top of my playlists ... Only King Diamond's themed albums such as 'Abigail' and 'Them' do as well of a job of telling a horror story through music and Midnight Syndicate does it repeatedly without singing. Quite a feat in my book."
Monsters From The Basement - "I enjoyed every second... From the minute you first put this CD in the player you are transported to another world... a very unique musical experience. Midnight Syndicate hit the nail right on the head."
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The latest episode of Rotting Flesh Radio #242 features a big review of Carnival Arcane (THE REVIEW STARTS AT 1:19:00 - 1hr. 19min.). In it, Gruesome Joe gives a great overview of the disc complete with samples and commentary from both a music fan and haunter's perspective. You can check out the episode on iTunes (search for "Rotting Flesh Radio Episode #242), Rotting Flesh Radio, or on Facebook.
"...an absolutely tremendous album, 5 out of 5. Midnight Syndicate has maintained their epic signature sound while continuing to grow musically." - Gruesome Joe.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in a live interview on The Buzz Monday, August 8th at 10:30pm. Hosted by Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost, the band will talk about the new Carnival Arcane CD and all of the latest Midnight Syndicate news. To participate in the show, the call in number is 672-626-2488 or 672-ORB-BITT.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Ryan Hiadet of Cleveland's MetroMix came out to cover the event and posted his comments and some pics here. We'll be posting more pics up on Facebook shortly.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The Lancaster Rigby Carnival has arrived! Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane is now available at The Midnight Syndicate Store and your favorite retailer. To hear the preview track Freakshow, click here.
The train smoke drifting through the pale moon light signals the arrival of the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival. In a forest clearing, these mesonoxian visitors await your arrival. Stroll along the midway and behold wonders both fantastic and macabre from every corner of the globe. And be sure to ride their one of a kind carousel for an experience you'll never, ever forget.