Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Edward Douglas, Goblin's Guarini, and Mark Korven ("The Witch") together for horror film scoring panel at Rue Morgue's Dark Carnival Expo.

Edward Douglas will be at Rue Morgue's first Rue Morgue Dark Carnival Expo in Hamilton, Ontario July 9-10. In addition to a guest list that includes Guillermo Del Toro and George Romero, Edward will be joining Goblin's Maurizio Guarini, and The Witch composer Mark Korven in a panel on the process behind creating a horror film score, favorite soundtracks, what makes and effective horror score, and trends in film scoring today. For more on the Dark Carnival Expo, check out this video on YouTube.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Midnight Syndicate to create Zombies!!!-themed soundtrack album

Almost 13 years after releasing the first official roleplaying soundtrack to Dungeons & Dragons® game, Midnight Syndicate has teamed up with premier horror game designer Twilight Creations to produce a soundtrack album for the zombie apocalypse-themed Zombies!!! board game. The dark instrumental album, which will feature new and previously recorded material blended with movie-style sound design, is designed to heighten the game play experience. The musical theme will center around the Zombies!!! board game and its 15 expansion sets that pay homage to classic zombie films, especially those of directors George Romero and Sam Raimi.

“I’m a big fan of Zombies!!!,” said Edward Douglas. “With the game celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, it seemed like the perfect time to undertake this project. We’re working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players’ gaming experience. I think album will also resonate with our fans in the Halloween and haunted house industries."

“Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting,” added Gavin Goszka. “Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans.”

“Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!,” said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. “For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate’s music has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible.”

The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September in coordination with the release of the Zombies!!! Ultimate Collector Set and Zombies!!! Ultimate Upgrade Kit. To be among the first to hear preview tracks, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Midnight Syndicate on YouTube!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Midnight Syndicate interview featured in latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine

The latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine (#48) features a brand new interview with Midnight Syndicate. Print and digital versions are available at the Gothic Beauty Shop. Gothic Beauty has been steadfastly reporting on gothic culture and music since 2000. Great magazine!