Halloween Music Collection
'Halloween Music Collection' is a compilation of some of the best haunting tracks from the band's first 13 years hand-picked by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate. ABOUT MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE: For the past thirteen years, dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have been creating Halloween music and gothic, horror, fantasy soundtracks for the imagination. Formed by composer/director Edward Douglas in 1995, their music has become staples of the Halloween, gothic music, haunted attraction, and role-playing game industries. With a catalog of CDs that blend dark, orchestral horror and fantasy movie score-style music with sound effects, the band consisting of Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka has had it's soundtracks to imaginary films featured in everything from Hugh Hefner's infamous Halloween parties, Barbara Walters specials and Monday Night Football to X-Box games, tracks by the Academy-Award winning rap act, Three Six Mafia, and Twiztid as well as concerts by dark music pioneers The Misfits and King Diamond. The music has also been featured on countless television shows and documentaries relating to horror films and the supernatural. Often referred to as the first 'Halloween band' or 'Haunted House band,' Midnight Syndicate is the industry standard for the world's top haunted attractions and amusement parks. From Siberia and Hong Kong to Europe and the United States, whether it's a store, neighborhood celebration, or even a themed-cruise, Midnight Syndicate's music has become synonymous with the celebration of the Halloween season. In September of 2009, AOL released a list of the 'Top 10 Best Halloween Music CDs' of all time as ranked by AOL/CBS Radio listeners. Three of the ten CDs were Midnight Syndicate discs (#8, #4, and #3) ranking only behind Danny Elfman's 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and John Carpenter's classic 'Halloween' soundtrack. From 1997 through 2005, Midnight Syndicate built their following through the release of 'Midnight Syndicate,' 'Born of the Night,' 'Realm of Shadows,' 'Gates of Delirium,' 'Vampyre: Symphonies from the Crypt,' and 'The 13th Hour.' In 2003, Midnight Syndicate made an impact in the gaming industry when it teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to produce the first official soundtrack to the classic role-playing game, 'Dungeons & Dragons.' Midnight Syndicate's 2005 release, 'The 13th Hour,' was the first music CD to ever receive the industry's top two awards: The Origins Award and the ENnie Award for Best Gaming Accessory. 2007 saw the band take on three new projects as they composed music for Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights XVIII, scored Robert Kurtzman's drive-in thriller, 'The Rage,' and began work on their biggest production to date, 'The Dead Matter' movie. An updated remake of a film that Edward Douglas produced and directed in 1995 for $2000, 'The Dead Matter' is a supernatural thriller co-produced by Midnight Syndicate Films, Robert Kurtzman (Producer of 'From Dusk Till Dawn, 'co-founder of KNB FX), and Gary Jones ('Xena,' 'Boogeyman 3'). The movie is about a guilt-ridden young woman desperate to contact her deceased brother who discovers a powerful ancient relic that controls the dead. Her dark obsession drags her into the tangled world of two warring vampire lords (Andrew Divoff of 'Lost,' 'Wishmaster' and Tom Savini of 'Friday the 13th,' 'Dawn of the Dead') each with his own sinister plans for the artifact and a vampire hunter (Jason Carter of 'Babylon 5') who will stop at nothing to destroy it. In 2008, the band released it's tenth studio album, 'The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates.' One of their most critically acclaimed releases to date and inspired by the themes from the upcoming movie, the disc draws listeners into the supernaturally-charged world of 'The Dead Matter,' taking them on a musical journey into a realm of forbidden relics, druids, vampires, and the living dead In January of 2010, Midnight Syndicate began a year-long celebration to commemorate the 13th Anniversary of the release of it's 'Midnight Syndicate' debut CD. Among the events that year were the reboot of their website, the July 30th release of 'The Dead Matter' movie and all-new original motion picture soundtrack CD, the 13th Anniversary Halloween Music compilation CD, fan appreciation contests, and two music videos (which can be viewed on YouTube and the band's website). For more information on Midnight Syndicate, visit: www.MidnightSyndicate.com. For more information on 'The Dead Matter' movie, visit: www.TheDeadMatter.com.
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