MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE LIVE! TO RETURN TO CEDAR POINT FOR HALLOWEEKENDS 2017

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 15, 2017 – Halloween and horror music legends Midnight Syndicate will bring their critically-acclaimed concert experience, Midnight Syndicate Live!, back to the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point this fall. The horror-themed multimedia concerts blending live music, theatre, and film will run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 15 through October 29 in the Jack Aldrich Theater at Cedar Point’s 21st annual HalloWeekends event.

“We’ve developed a new, even better show that we can’t wait to unleash on audiences,” said Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas. “Our new venue, the Jack Aldrich Theater, is a perfect fit for what we want to do. It will allow us to create an intimate and thrilling experience that guests won’t soon forget.”

“Working with Cedar Point in 2014 was a great experience across the board, so to be able to team up with them again, especially as a part of Midnight Syndicate’s 20th anniversary celebration, is perfect,” added Gavin Goszka.

“We’re excited that Midnight Syndicate is bringing their live and immersive stage show back to Cedar Point this fall,” said Charles Bradshaw, V.P. of Live Entertainment at Cedar Point. “Fans of their mesmerizing music loved their previous run at HalloWeekends – and they’re going to love this latest production.”

For the new show, Midnight Syndicate will once again be calling upon special effects legend Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB EFX) and his Creature Corps, David “House” Greathouse (Faceoff, Mushroomhead), Beki Ingram (Faceoff), director Gary Jones (Army of DarknessAxe Giant), 529 Films, EFX-TEK, artist Mark Rakocy, Likeform, and Screamline Studios.

Midnight Syndicate official website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com
Cedar Point official website: www.CedarPoint.com

Midnight Syndicate 
As Midnight Syndicate, award-winning composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been delighting fans of Halloween, horror cinema, roleplaying games, and gothic music for two decades. As the first recording act to produce atmosphere for professional haunts and amusement parks, their signature blend of dark orchestral music and sound effects have remained a staple of that industry in addition to weaving their way into the musical tapestry of the Halloween season. Every October, their music can be heard setting atmosphere on television and radio shows, restaurants, stores, and homes worldwide. In 2015, they were included with seminal horror music acts like Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, John Carpenter, and Rob Zombie in Rue Morgue Magazine’s 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs That Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades. 2017 marks the band’s 20th anniversary.

Cedar Point 
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®.” With an unmatched collection of 70 rides, including 17 roller coasters, kids’ areas, overnight accommodations, live shows, restaurants and more, it’s easy to see why Cedar Point is the world’s best amusement park destination. In 2017, Cedar Point introduces Cedar Point Shores Water Park, an 18-acre water-lover’s paradise with four new water attractions, shopping, dining and fun places for families to relax.

Midnight Syndicate Releases Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 8, 2016) – Award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have released the Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack.   The new release features Midnight Syndicate’s signature blend of sound effects and instrumental music set in the modern day, post-zombie apocalypse world of the Zombies!!! board game.  “We wanted to design a soundtrack that would not only heighten the Zombies!!! game play experience, but also appeal to all fans of zombies and our friends in the haunted attraction industry,” said Edward Douglas.  “I think we were able to achieve that.”

 

“Given the character and core elements of the game, I think that both of us immediately felt that this album should focus on having a more modern, aggressive sound. In order to achieve that, we brought in a lot of electronic and percussive instruments and kept the fundamental game scenarios firmly in mind, approaching it more as an actual soundtrack than as a collection of songs built around a particular theme or setting. While there are a few tracks that are more situation or location-specific, most are intended to evoke the general feel and atmosphere of the game world, allowing you to play along without interruption,” added Gavin Goszka.

 

“The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the game,” added Twilight Creations co-founder, Kerry Breitenstein. “I couldn’t be more excited for the Zombies!!! fans to hear it, let alone the rest of the world!”  The album is available at www.MidnightSyndicate.com as well as digitally on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

 

Official Midnight Syndicate website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com

Official Twilight Creations website: www.TwilightCreationsInc.com

 

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Midnight Syndicate

As Midnight Syndicate, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been delighting fans of roleplaying games, Halloween, horror cinema, and gothic music for almost two decades.  In addition to being the first musical act to win the game industry’s Origins Award (for The 13th Hour, 2005), their previous four albums have either won or been nominated in the roleplaying game industry’s ENnie Awards. Their eighteen albums, featuring their signature blend of dark orchestral music and sound effects, have become staples of the Halloween retail and haunted attraction industry, weaving their way into the musical tapestry of the Halloween season.  Every October, their music can be heard setting the atmosphere in haunted houses, amusement parks, television and radio shows, restaurants, stores, and homes worldwide. In 2015, they were included with seminal horror music acts like Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, John Carpenter, and Rob Zombie in Rue Morgue Magazine’s 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs That Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades.

 

Twilight Creations

Twilight Creations, Inc. (TLC) is an award-winning board game publisher based in the Greater Cincinnati area. Founded in 2002 by Kerry and Todd Breitenstein, the company’s best selling product is the Zombies!!! line which features 15 expansions, spin-offs and add-ons. The Zombies!!! game will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2016. Twilight Creations has also published various other horror

 

Midnight Syndicate gets a jump on the holiday season with their new creepy soundtrack!

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Midnight Syndicate gets a jump on the holiday season with their new creepy soundtrack!

 

By Tim Gross

 Christmas gathering

Midnight Syndicate no longer needs an introduction as for me they are a godsend for horror soundtracks. They meaning Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have made soundtracks a beautiful art form. They have taken soundtracks to a whole new level constantly with every new release and this new CD “Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering” is no different. As like before their creepy but elegant music is like a dream, an escape that has you the listener and your mind captured from the first note of “Christmas Overture” to the last note of their bonus track “Christmas at Midnight”. Midnight Syndicate’s music is able to take you too many places within seconds because the music is not just beautiful and perfect but mesmerizing. This latest CD not only gets the heart pumping for the Halloween season but makes even the darkest and deepest soulless individual excited for the Christmas season. I really enjoyed track three: Carol of the Bees and track seven: Up on the Rooftop. As usual I give Midnight Syndicate’s music 4 out of 4 stars. So do yourself a favor and start the shopping early at www.midnightsyndicate.com . You will not be disappointed and the horror friends you are shopping for won’t either!

Midnight Syndicate Christmas CD, band announces plans for 2015 and beyond

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 12, 2015 – Midnight Syndicate has announced that their eighteenth album will have a Christmas and Winter Solstice theme. I think there’s a rule that after a band’s been around for years they are required to produce a Christmas album. So, that’s how we got here, joked Edward Douglas. “In all seriousness though, a Yuletide-themed Midnight Syndicate album is something our fans have been asking us for since we began; this album will not disappoint them. I will say that this album has been particularly challenging because we’re taking songs that are SO familiar and that have been treated in so many different ways throughout the years and trying to make them uniquely our own, added Gavin Goszka. We don’t want to make yet another Christmas album – we really want it to stand on its own as something truly original. We hope that it will evoke the spirit of the Yuletide season while also reflecting our ongoing musical style and vision. Content-wise; the album will be a mix of new material and twists on classics. I’d describe most of the covers on the album as being reinvented, rather than simply adapted, said Goszka. I’ve found myself approaching this material with a very wide palette and a limited sense of allegiance to convention. That being said, it still has to make sense in some way and stay grounded in the familiar. I think we’re stretching our creative wings more than ever here, but there’s still a consistency and overall purpose to it. The original songs have been a lot of fun to work on,  added Douglas. I think the fans are in for a lot of pleasant surprises. Fans will not have to wait until Christmas for this present. Midnight Syndicate will be exhibiting at DragonCon in Atlanta this year on Labor Day weekend (September 4-7) and plans to have the CD available at the show. Midnight Syndicate Live! Update: In October of 2014, Midnight Syndicate Live! Debuted at Cedar Point Hallo Weekends event. From the audience response to the critical reception to record-breaking attendance numbers, the show was an overwhelming success. Although the band will be using 2015 to focus on the new album, plans for a return of Midnight Syndicate Live! In 2016 are already underway. The success of the inaugural run of Midnight Syndicate Live! has ensured that live Midnight Syndicate shows will be a permanent part of our plans going forward, said Douglas.

 

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Midnight Syndicate 2015

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