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10 / 30 / 09 - Check out Midnight Syndicate on Sirius/XM Halloween Radio this weekend! -

Along with classic tracks from Midnight Syndicate, you can hear Halloween stories from SIRIUS Stars and personalities (Martha Stewart, Deepak Chopra, Jay Thomas and Cousin Brucie, among them), Halloween-related interviews, sound effects, and more. All this weekend on Sirius Channel 126 / XM Channel 15 / Sirius Online Channel 810 / XM Online Channel 30.

10 / 12 / 09 - Three Midnight Syndicate CDs make AOL Radio's Top 10 Halloween Music CDs of all-time. - AOL Radio has just released a list of the Top 10 Best Halloween Music CDs as ranked by AOL/CBS Radio listeners. In the company of such greats as The Exorcist soundtrack and Rob Zombie, three of the ten CDs were Midnight Syndicate discs (Born of the Night #8, Realm of Shadows #4, and Vampyre #3) ranking only behind Danny Elfman's Nightmare Before Christmas and John Carpenter's classic Halloween soundtrack.

Although out of print, Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows are still available at the Midnight Syndicate Store (while supplies last). Vampyre and Out of the Darkness (a collection of the best music from Born and Realm) are currently available at your local Halloween retailer!

10 / 7 / 09 - The Dead Matter sneak peek premiere in Cleveland. -

On Saturday, October 3rd the cast and crew of The Dead Matter met at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland to catch a sneak peek of the movie. For a great behind-the-scenes look at the event, visit Jim O'Rear's SCARS blog and be sure to visit The Dead Matter on Facebook for more photos. Additional coverage can be found at Scene Magazine and Chagrin Valley Times. We hope to have news on a wide release date for the movie soon!!

10 / 5 / 09 - New interview on Count Gore De Vol's Creature Feature -

Count Gore DeVol interviews Edward Douglas on the upcoming sneak peek of The Dead Matter and the latest news on the project. Click here to see the complete video interview.

10 / 2 / 09 - Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud on WNCX 98.5FM this Friday, October 2nd at 7:30am. Win tickets to The Dead Matter sneak peek this Saturday! -

Catch Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud from The Dead Matter this Friday October 2nd at 7:30am on the WNCX Morning Show. To listen, tune in to 98.5 FM in Northeast Ohio or simply go to www.wncx.com to listen online. In addition to discussing the history and filming of The Dead Matter, they will be giving away at least two passes to attend a private screening/sneak peek of the The Dead Matter with the entire cast and crew this Saturday, October 3rd in Cleveland!

A bit of Midnight Syndicate trivia: WNCX was the first radio station to ever play Midnight Syndicate when Music Director Bill Louis and DJ Michael Stanley spun Something Wicked, Haunted Nursery, and Dark Tower in October of 1998. Additionally - the new morning show co-host Jeff Blanchard created and operated Cabaret Dada Theatre where Midnight Syndicate hosted their first (and only) live concerts back in March of 1998.

8 / 24 / 09 - Cover story in Shallow Graves Magazine - This new cover story in Shallow Graves Magazine features an in-depth interview with Edward Douglas on the movie and Midnight Syndicate. Click here to visit Shallow Graves Magazine and order a copy. Shallow Graves Magazine is a tri-annual publication that covers the latest news, celebrities and personalities involved in the supernatural and unnatural.

8 / 19 / 09 - The Dead Matter Flyaway Contest winner announced - Congratulations to Patrick from Bremerton, WA. He and a guest will be attending a private advance screening for the cast and crew of The Dead Matter on October 3rd at Tower City Theatres in Cleveland, Ohio sponsored by Pizza Pan, Thirsty Dog Brewery, and Tower 230.

8 / 14 / 09 - Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter cover story in Scars Magazine -

The Dead Matter zombie, Katie Bowman, graces the cover of this month's Scars Magazine. This issue delivers three great cover stories on The Dead Matter, Midnight Syndicate, and TDM cast member, Jim O'Rear. Click here to visit Scars Magazine online and order an electronic or hard-copy version.

8 / 7 / 09 - Midnight Syndicate convention schedule announced - Stop by the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth at these upcoming conventions and meet Edward Douglas of the band and The Dead Matter. Gavin Goszka will be joining Ed at GenCon where he will also be performing music from classic anime films live as part of GenCon's programming schedule.

August 13th through 16th - Booth #1305

August 28th through 30th - Booth #1234

September 4th through 7th - The Dealer Room at the Marriott - Room A

September 25th through 27th - Main Hallway

6 / 25 / 09 - New The Dead Matter Interviews posted - Check out new interviews with Edward Douglas on TheoFantastique and Geek in the City. For all of the latest features and interviews about Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter movie, check out The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates Reviews/Interviews page.

6 / 1 / 09 - Signing and Haunter's Edition of The Dead Matter Trailer debuting at Midwest Haunters Convention this weekend. - Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate and Robert Kurtzman of Precinct 13 Entertainment (producer From Dusk Till Dawn, co-founder KNB FX, co-producer The Dead Matter) will both be appearing at the Midwest Haunters Convention, signing autographs at Booth #807 from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday and debuting an exclusive Haunter's Edition of The Dead Matter movie trailer. Spotlighting some of the haunters involved in the project, the trailer will be shown at both the Midsummer Monster Bash (8:30pm) and the IAHA Masquerade Party (10:30pm), as well as on the bus tours.

Kurtzman will be at Midwest Haunters Convention unveiling his Creature Corps line of haunted attraction props, masks, and special makeup items.

5 / 13 / 09 - The Dead Matter completed! - The Dead Matter is officially complete. Post-production wrapped the last week in April with director/composer Edward Douglas and sound editor, Patrick Giraudi, finalizing the mix, and colorist Jim Garrow dialing in the finishing touches.

"I am absolutely thrilled with how the movie came out," says Edward Douglas. "I think it's exactly what fans would expect from a Midnight Syndicate movie. Classic horror themes...very atmospheric, very creepy... and loaded with twists and turns that really pull you into the dark world we try to create on all our discs. It's definitely a fun ride for fans who enjoy a good story and an old-school edge to their horror films."

Although no official date has been set, Midnight Syndicate announced that they will be releasing an official soundtrack to The Dead Matter in coordination with the movie's release. In August of 2008, Midnight Syndicate released the critically-acclaimed The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD which was a collection of music inspired by the movie. In addition to being named one of the top horror CDs on FEARnet's 2008 countdown, the disc recently won runner-up for Best CD in the horror fan-voted Rondo Awards.

5 / 12 / 09 - Midnight Syndicate given Vendor Excellence Award by the IAHA - On March 27, haunters from across the country gathered at America's Center Convention Complex for the 2nd annual International Association of Haunted Attractions Awards Banquet. Dubbed the "Oscares," this event honors individuals from the Haunted Attraction industry for their outstanding contribution and dedication to the art of haunting. At the event, Midnight Syndicate was honored with the Vendor Excellence Award for their service to the haunted attraction industry. We thank all of our supporters who have helped make it possible for us to continue to do what we do!

3 / 2 / 09 - Gavin and Ed to appear on Fangoria Radio this Friday, March 6th at Midnight -

Co-host Debbie Rochon from Fangoria Radio will be talking with Ed and Gavin about the band, The Dead Matter, and music in horror. The show airs this Friday, March 6th from 10pm to 1am EST and can be heard on SIRIUS CHANNEL 102 / XM CHANNEL 155. To sign up for a free three-day Sirius XM pass CLICK HERE! You can also sign-up for Fangoria's free podcasts on iTunes. All clips are listed in the iTunes Store under the "Podcasts" tab, simply search for "FANGORIA".

1 / 20 / 09 - The Dead Matter, Flyaway Contest, and Cemetery Gates update - The final stages of post-production on The Dead Matter are underway with scoring, sound, and visual effects in full swing. More updates coming soon! The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD was included in FEARnet's list of Best In Music 2008. You can read the article and their interview with Edward Douglas here. Winners of The Dead Matter Flyaway Contest brought to you by Midnight Syndicate Films and Hot Topic will be picked in a few months once the official release date for the movie is announced. Good luck to everyone who entered!

11 / 7 / 08 - New interviews on Fangoria and FEARnet posted - Check out new interviews with Edward Douglas on FANGORIA and FEARnet. Midnight Syndicate is also featured in the most recent issue of Screem Magazine (#17).

10 / 23 / 08 - Rotting Flesh Radio - Click on the logo above to hear a song-by-song breakdown of the new release. Many more reviews have been added to the website as well. Visit The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates press page to hear what others are saying about our newest release.

10 / 14 / 08 - New reviews for The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD posted. - See what people are saying about the new CD here.

9 / 13 / 08 - The Dead Matter trailer is released at T3nTh1rtyOne.com - The trailer to The Dead Matter is now available at www.T3nTh1rtyOne.com, a Halloween website hosted by Hot Topic stores.

9 / 13 / 08 - Win a trip to the premiere of The Dead Matter - Visit www.T3nTh1rtyOne.com to see the new trailer and enter the The Dead Matter Flyaway Contest brought to you by Midnight Syndicate Films and Hot Topic. You and a guest can win a flight to the premiere of the movie, complete with hotel accommodations, limo service, and a meet and greet with Midnight Syndicate and the cast. Other prizes include a complete set of all ten Midnight Syndicate CDs and limited-edition autographed movie props hand-crafted by Robert Kurtzman's Creature Crew FX-artist Sean Rodgers. Restrictions apply. Must be 18 or older to enter. More details available on the www.T3nTh1rtyOne.com website as well as www.HotTopic.com.

9 / 3 / 08 - Interview with Edward Douglas at Festival of Fear - Desmond from Dread Media talks to Edward Douglas about the new CD and upcoming movie. The interview can be heard at http://www.earth-2.net/podcasts/dreadmedia/episodes/dreadmedia_052.mp3. The interview begins at 27:50 minutes in.

8 / 26 / 08 - Midnight Syndicate releases The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates - Beyond the cemetery gates the dead do not rest easily. An ancient Egyptian relic, vampires, and the living dead lurk amongst its shadowy crypts. Midnight Syndicate's signature soundscape and haunting symphonies call you into the world of the undead that inspired the upcoming motion picture . . .

The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates, the long-awaited follow-up to The 13th Hour arrives just in time for the Halloween season. Inspired by the themes of vampirism, living dead, and occult relics explored in the upcoming The Dead Matter movie, the new CD was created in the style of Midnight Syndicate's other releases taking listeners on a musical journey of their own creation.

"The themes for The Dead Matter movie were a perfect match," says Gavin Goszka. "They allowed us to expand on familiar territory as well as explore new musical ground and add to our instrumental palette."

"Several tracks from this disc will be appearing in The Dead Matter movie," says Edward Douglas. "The disc also features bonus material that Gavin wrote specifically for the film. Those tracks mark the first inclusion of gothic rock songs since the self-titled debut in '97 and are a fitting complement to the rest of the disc and the movie."

The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates is available nationwide at Halloween stores and at other retailers that specialize in Halloween merchandise (party stores and costume shops). Click here to utilize our store locator and find a Midnight Syndicate retailer near you. Click here to hear samples.

7 / 31 / 08 - Preview tracks from The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD available - Two tracks (Alchemist's Chamber and The Revenants) from the upcoming CD are now available to preview on Midnight Syndicate's MySpace page. Two additional tracks (Tear of Osiris and The Hunt) can be heard on a trailer for the CD that has just been added to Midnight Syndicate's official website. To view the trailer click here!

7 / 31 / 08 - The Dead Matter trailer and Midnight Syndicate on the convention circuit - If you missed the first The Dead Matter movie trailer at Comic-Con, you can catch it on the road at: GenCon, Horrorfind Weekend, Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear, and DragonCon. Both Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be at GenCon. Edward Douglas will also be at the Festival of Fear and DragonCon. The Dead Matter trailer will be released on the Internet in early September along with some other major announcements -- so stay tuned!

7 / 9 / 08 - Radio interview with Midnight Syndicate Friday, July 11th - Rotting Flesh Radio will be debuting several tracks from the upcoming Midnight Syndicate CD, The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates on its show this Friday, July 11th at 7pm EST. At 9pm EST, Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas from Midnight Syndicate will be live with Todd Bates on Haunted Voices Radio. Ed and Gavin will play more exclusive tracks from the CD as well as discuss their plans for the rest of 2008.

7 / 7 / 08 - The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD coming August! - This August, Midnight Syndicate will unleash its first all-original, independent release since The 13th Hour. The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates takes listeners on a journey into the dark world of vampires, ancient relics and the living dead that inspired The Dead Matter motion picture (coming early 2009). Look for updates and preview tracks in the next few weeks!

7 / 7 / 08 - The Dead Matter cast appearances at Comic-Con announced. - Director, Edward Douglas and four of the main leads from The Dead Matter movie will be in the MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE SOUNDTRACKS booths (#4914 and #4916) at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Sean Serino (Gretchen), Tom Nagel (Mike), CB Spencer (Jill), and Christopher Robichaud (Frank) have been confirmed and will be on-hand at the booth showing the movie's FIRST TRAILER talking about the film.

6 / 11 / 08 - Haunted attraction acting DVD, Hauntertainer University, featuring the music of Midnight Syndicate to debut at Midwest Haunters Convention - Acting icons of the haunted attraction industry, Geoff Beck and Bob Turner have teamed up to deliver the ultimate acting training DVD, Hauntertainer University. It will be premiering at the Midwest Haunters Convention on June 13th and 14th.

Featuring the music of Midnight Syndicate, the DVD is geared towards actors in the haunted attraction industry who already have a couple of years of experience under their belt, but want to be able to have the tools that will help them cultivate their ability in developing more refined, complete, and entertaining characters. The goal of the DVD and the program is to make an actor more skilled and capable of acting and preforming in any situation with the confidence and attitude to deal with any response the audience delivers.

6 / 10 / 08 - New The Dead Matter interview with Edward Douglas -

In this new, in-depth interview posted on Revenant Magazine, director Edward Douglas talks about the ups and downs of filming The Dead Matter, what Midnight Syndicate fans can expect from the film, and plans for the rest of 2008.

6 / 9 / 08 - Midnight Syndicate guest stars in new horror fiction. - Over the years, the band has been contacted by fellow artists who enjoy listening to the music while working on their own creations. A list of some of the ones that have contacted us over the past year are featured at Legions of the Night. Recently, two authors have incorporated Midnight Syndicate into their stories.

Reminiscent of the old Kiss comic books, the first is Phantom Music Box one of the latest in Chris Cantrell's Asylumantics comic book series. In this story, an ancient music box has been discovered that is rumored to have the power to control the dead. Supernatural artifact collectors Midnight Syndicate are in a race against time to retrieve the box before it falls into the wrong hands.

Have your ever wondered what would happen if a zombie was bitten by a vampire? Can jinn and demons make zombies? Why is Midnight Syndicate playing a vampyre club and why does a zombie attack during their first set? The answers to these questions and more can be found in Empty Graves a very original and entertaining collection of zombie-themed short stories for fans of the undead. The book, written by Murphy's Lore's Patrick Thomas, is now on sale at Amazon.

If you are an artist who enjoys the music of Midnight Syndicate and would like to be featured on Legions of the Night, please contact info@legionsofthenight.com. We'd love to hear from you.

5 / 27 / 08 - First The Dead Matter trailer coming July. Director and cast to appear at Comic-Con. The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD coming August. Picture locked. - Plans are being made to debut the first trailer to The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates at San Diego Comic-Con July 23-27 at the MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE SOUNTRACKS booths (#4914 and #4916). Also appearing at the booth (soon to be confirmed) are director Edward Douglas and cast members: Sean Serino, Christopher Robichaud, Tom Nagel, CB Spencer, and Brian Van Camp. The Dead Matter achieved picture lock this past week. "The test screenings went extremely well," said Edward Douglas. "There's a tremendous amount of excitement building around here as we head in this next stage."

In addition to the Visual FX work being done at PRecinct 13, work on Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD and the score is also underway. The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD is a disc of music inspired by the themes in the film as well as some music from the actual film that will be released in August of this year. "Just in time for Halloween," said Gavin Goszka. "we're really happy with how the disc is coming together. It will definitely give people a taste of what is to come." Stay tuned for more updates!

5 / 6 / 08 - More reviews for The Rage soundtrack posted in the RAGE REVIEWS section.

4 / 29 / 08 - More reviews for The Rage soundtrack posted in the RAGE REVIEWS section.

4 / 15 / 08 - More reviews for The Rage soundtrack posted in the RAGE REVIEWS section.

3 / 31 / 08 - First reviews for The Rage soundtrack posted. - The first reviews for the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Rage are now posted. Look for more in April! Click here to go to the RAGE REVIEWS section.

3 / 31 / 08 - The Rage soundtrack is now available at Hot Topic stores with music sections. - Visit www.HotTopic.com for a store nearest you.

2 / 26 / 08 - The Rage soundtrack is UNLEASHED! - The Rage soundtrack and the movie are now available! Initially the soundtrack is available at Entity Productions Online Store and will soon be available on CDBaby and Amazon.com. In several weeks the CD will also be available at other outlets including Hot Topic stores that have music sections.

2 / 19 / 08 - Preview tracks from The Rage soundtrack now available - Two tracks from the upcoming The Rage soundtrack are now available to preview at Midnight Syndicate's MySpace Page.

2 / 12 / 08 - The Rage movie and Midnight Syndicate soundtrack coming February 26th - On February 26th, 2008 Screen Media Films / Universal Home Entertainment will be unleashing Robert Kurtzman's movie, The Rage and Midnight Syndicate will also be releasing the soundtrack to the film. PREVIEW TRACKS from the CD coming soon!

1 / 10 / 08 - Gavin's Parlormuse CD, It's Not The Coat Makes The Gentleman is now available! - Gavin's solo project, Parlormuse's Debut is now available. The CD takes Victorian-era popular music and blends it with modern instrumentation and a folk-rock sensibility. It features lush three-part vocal harmonies and a wide range of instrumentation - both acoustic and electric. To purchase the CD and for more information, visit www.ParlorMuse.com.

12 / 18 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate & Virgil Franklin Music Marathon on Haunted Voices Radio The Rage soundtrack world premiere - Listen to a Midnight Syndicate and Virgil Franklin Music Marathon on Haunted Voices Radio starting Friday, December 21st at 8:00 PM CST and running until 12 midnight on Saturday, December 22nd. Featuring interviews, a chat room, requests, rare and unreleased Midnight Syndicate tracks, the world premiere of music from The Rage sountrack and Gavin's Parlormuse disc, and giveaways including a complete collection of autographed CDs. The show will be broadcast on Sirius Radio.

Be sure to tune in from 9pm to 11pm on Friday, December 21st for an interview with Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas plus the WORLD PREMIERE of tracks from The Rage soundtrack and Gavin's Parlormuse CD.

12 / 6 / 07 - The Rage movie and Midnight Syndicate soundtrack coming February 2008 - On February 26th, Screen Media Films / Universal Home Entertainment will release Robert Kurtzman's movie, The Rage. Concurrently, Midnight Syndicate's soundtrack to the film will also be released. More details and preview tracks from the score will be coming in January. For a quick listen to the main theme and more information on the moive, visit www.theragefilm.com

"The Rage is an insane ride," says Edward Douglas, "and the score reflects that both thematically and instrumentally. Part of the film is spent digging into the sordid past of the main villain, Dr. V. That allowed me to play with some different recurring themes. I'm really happy with how it came out. Definitely plenty of surprises, variety and some new musical twists for us."

12 / 6 / 07 - Gavin Goszka's Parlormuse CD arriving soon. - Work has officially completed on Gavin's solo project Parlormuse It's Not The Coat Makes The Gentleman. While it will still be two or three more weeks before the CDs are back from manufacturing and available for sale, be sure to check in at www.parlormuse.com for updates. Gavin says that both a full listening station and details about where to purchase the CD are forthcoming, along with many other changes and additions. Four tracks are currently available for preview at The Parlourmuse MySpace page.

Gentleman takes Victorian-era popular music and blends it with modern instrumentation and a folk-rock sensibility. The album features lush three-part vocal harmonies and a wide range of instrumentation - both acoustic and electric.

Regarding Gentleman, Gavin says that he couldn't be happier with the way everything came together. "I really don't think I cut any corners. Although it took a bit longer than I had originally intended, I didn't want to rush and end up with something that I wasn't truly happy with. Sometimes that meant going back, and re-recording lines or reworking arrangements, and sometimes it even meant cutting a song completely. I think the end result is very true to what I originally had in mind, however. Hopefully, it will make for a fun and interesting listening experience."

12 / 6 / 07 - Original Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows CDs now available for a limited time. - Entity Productions is now able to clear its remaining stock of the original Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows CDs (both out of print). Both CDs will only be available while supplies last. To purchase, visit the Entity Productions store (http://www.midnightsyndicate.com/buymusic.htm)

12 / 6 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate The Dead Matter soundtrack due out August 2008 - Although the official release for the movie has not been announced, The Dead Matter soundtrack will be released in late-August 2008. A movie soundtrack created in the style of Midnight Syndicate's other releases, The CD will contain music inspired by the film mixed with music from the actual film. The Dead Matter soundtrack CD is designed to stand on it's own and to draw you into the supernatural world of the living dead that we create in The Dead Matter says Douglas, "The CD will also allow people who watch the movie to journey deeper in the world as we push further into its themes and character." With post-production moving right along, fans can expect the The Dead Matter trailer early next year. All we can say is that the final product will be worth the wait!

9 / 9 / 07 - Production wraps on The Dead Matter. Post-production underway - Production on The Dead Matter wrapped at 5am on September 2nd. "I couldn't be happier," said director Edward Douglas. "We got everything I was hoping for and so much more. The entire cast and crew really delivered on all levels. This movie is going to resonate with a lot of horror fans - we really have something special here."

"The Dead Matter is definitely a character-driven horror film, so a lot rides on our actors. They all really came through for us. Between the performances by our veterans and our newer faces, audiences are going to be in for a real treat," said Douglas.

Douglas credits the successful production phase to Producer Gary Jones, the FX team at Precinct 13, Director of Photography Alex Esper, UPM Philip Garrett, and an "incredibly talented and experienced" crew of film veterans, mixed with an enthusiastic group of hard-working production assistants. "It's an ambitious script. We were only able to complete it on time because of the tremendous talent, teamwork, and perseverance our crew exhibited."

With a projected release date in 2008, post-production has already begun. That includes work on the next Midnight Syndicate release, The Dead Matter soundtrack.

The PHOTOS section on The Dead Matter site has pictures of the cast and crew in action with MORE coming soon! Be sure to stop by both this site and The Dead Matter site for trailers, news, soundtrack updates, interviews, and much, much more!

8 / 29 / 07 - More production photos posted - More production photos from Weeks 2 and 3 have been posted at The Dead Matter website's PHOTO section.

8 / 15 / 07 - Trailer for Behind the Scenes of "The Dead Matter" posted on YouTube - For a look at what's been happening behind the scenes of The Dead Matter so far, check out Frank Purtiman of Smudgeline Productions' trailer for the Making of 'The Dead Matter' documentary.

8 / 6 / 07 - Production for The Dead Matter is underway!!! - Midnight Syndicate Films has announced that production for The Dead Matter is officially underway. Photos will be available throughout production. Visit The Dead Matter website's PHOTO section for pictures from the first two days of shooting. Production will continue for the next four weeks.

8 / 1 / 07 - Pre-production photos posted - The first pre-production photos for The Dead Matter have been posted on The Dead Matter website's PHOTO section.

7 / 30 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate records original music for Universal Studio Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 17 - Midnight Syndicate has teamed up with Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights 17 and has created 2 new tracks for this year's Carnival of Carnage.

From the Halloween Horror Nights website: For years, guests at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights have had their blood chilled by the masterfully macabre music of Midnight Syndicate. Now, for the first time ever, Midnight Syndicate has composed and created music specifically for Halloween Horror Nights. These tracks have not yet been heard on any Midnight Syndicate album and include the theme 'Building the Carnival'."

Building the Carnival can be heard at www.MySpace.com/MidnightSyndicate.

7 / 24 / 07 - Gavin Goszka's Parlormuse project underway, preview tracks available - Gavin Goszka's other side project, Parlormure explores the world of 19th-century American popular music, but with a decidedly modern twist. Bringing Victorian-era songs into the 21st century via contemporary folk-rock arrangements, the result is an intriguing blending of old and new.

"What was originally intended to be a three-song demo for booking performances quickly expanded into a full-length album. Things were just falling together very spontaneously and I figured I'd run with it and see what happened," said Gavin.

Incorporating three-part vocal harmonies and a wide range of instrumentation - both electric and acoustic - the album's sound evokes the spirit of yesteryear while keeping a firm foothold in the world of today. "I really wanted to make sure the original character of the songs carried through, but that at the same time it would remain entirely approachable to a modern audience," Gavin adds.

It's Not The Coat Makes The Gentleman is scheduled for release in early September, but preview tracks are currently available on www.MySpace.com/Parlormuse. More information about Parlormuse can be found at www.homecirclemedia.com.

7 / 20 / 07 - The Asylumantics Phantom Musicbox comic featuring Midnight Syndicate - News from the Asylumantics website: This Halloween, Haunted Pixel Studios in association with Midnight Syndicate, will be releasing a new Asylumantics story entitledThe Phantom Musicbox. This new book features Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka as they search for an ancient musicbox that is supposed to have the power to control the dead. After years of searching, they finally discover its location - at Wrenwood Heights Asylum! Of course, obtaining the box from inside the asylum might prove a little trickier than Edward and Gavin think.

7 / 15 / 07 - Edward Douglas interview on Rue Morgue Radio - Check out July 13th's podcast from Rue Morgue Radio to listen to an interview with Edward Douglas featuring a discussion on The Dead Matter.

7 / 12 / 07 - Two Horror Host legends added to The Dead Matter lineup - Legendary horror host, Dick Dyszel better known to fans as Count Gore DeVol has been signed to the cast of The Dead Matter. Also announced was the addition of Cleveland's Big Chuck Schodowski. As one of the most recognizable television personalities in Cleveland history, Big Chuck, has been entertaining audiences for over forty years. "I grew up watching his show," says director, Edward Douglas, "a lot of the movies he played were a part of my early education in horror. I'm really excited to have him and the Count on board."

7 / 1 / 07 - More Cast Announced for The Dead Matter - Midnight Syndicate Films has announced a new round of cast signings. Sean Serino will be returning to Precinct 13 studios where she shot The Rage last year. This time around, she will be taking on the lead role of Gretchen. Gretchen's boyfriend, Mike, will be portrayed by Tom Nagel (North Mission Road, Beast of Bray Road). For more information on Tom, you can visit his official website. Cleveland-born and raised, Tom joins the growing list of Ohio natives on The Dead Matter cast and crew. CB Spencer (Passions, Ally McBeal) will be playing Gretchen's friend and confidant, Jill. More on CB can be found at www.cbspencer.com. Fans of Midnight Syndicate will hear a familiar voice as Christopher Robichaud (The Dead Matter (1996), Midnight Syndicate) reprises his role as Frank from the original The Dead Matter movie. Christopher has been a regular voiceover artist on Midnight Syndicate albums beginning with the self-titled debut and including Gates of Delirium and the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying soundtrack. Brian Van Camp (New World Disorder) will be playing Mark Pym, an apprentice to vampire hunter, Ian McCallister (played by Jason Carter as previously announced). Unit Production Manager/Assistant Director, Phil Garrett, Director of Photography, Alex Esber, and Precinct 13 Makeup and FX Artists, David Greathouse (Mushroomhead) and Alan Tuskes (Cabin Fever, Hulk) are among the key crew that have been signed to the project. More information on cast and crew can be found at the The Dead Matter IMDB listing.

6 / 16 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate Films announces the signing of Andrew Divoff, Tom Savini, and Jason Carter to appear in The Dead Matter - Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster, Air Force One), who was seen most recently as the eye-patch-wearing villain, Mikhail Bakunin, on ABC's Lost and will be seen in the upcoming film, The Rage, will be joining the set of The Dead Matter as the character, Vellich, after completing work on a new, untitled, Steven Spielberg movie that is scheduled for release in May of 2008.

Vellich's arch-nemesis, Ian McCallister, will be played by Jason Carter whose career spans everything from his renowned portrayal of Marcus Cole on Babylon 5 to characters on shows like Beverly Hills 90210, Angel, Charmed, Third Rock from the Sun, and in films like Demon Under Glass.

Horror-FX legend Tom Savini (Dusk Till Dawn, Dawn of the Dead), a fixture in the genre for over thirty years and seen most recently as Deputy Tolo in Grindhouse, will be portraying the devious vampire overlord, Sebed.

After wrapping production on his upcoming film, Ghouls, in April, producer Gary Jones (Xena, Army of Darkness) and director/producer, Edward Douglas (Midnight Syndicate), began pre-production for The Dead Matter. Principal photography will begin this August in Mansfield, Ohio.

The FX team at Precinct 13 has already begun work on what promises to be a visual treat for audiences. Photos and teasers will be available in the next month.

6 / 16 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate teaming up with Universal Studios Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights - Gavin and Ed will be teaming up with the creative forces behind Halloween Horror Nights on a special project this season. More details to follow in the upcoming months.

5 / 17 / 07 - The Dead Matter casting underway - Pre-production officially began mid-April after the completion of The Rage. Casting has been underway for several weeks now so fans can expect big announcements early next month!

4 / 16 / 07 - Newly revamped Midnight Syndicate Store is online - Now you can order your Midnight Syndicate merchandise directly through our website.

4 / 4 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate Weekend - April 13th through the 15th -

Haunted Voices Radio hosts a Midnight Syndicate Weekend - Beginning at 11:00pm CST on Friday, April 13th, tune in to Haunted Voices Radio ( www.HauntedVoicesRadio.com). The program, hosted by Todd Bates, will run through 6pm CST on Sunday, April 15th, and features:

  • Midnight Syndicate music ALL WEEKEND!
  • Featuring unreleased Midnight Syndicate REMIXES performed by Gavin Goszka and other artists!!
  • Interviews with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka
  • Call-in giveaways (Including autographed CDs and merchandise)
Todd will be up all weekend to take your Midnight Syndicate call-in requests and questions for the band LIVE on air. You do not need to register or login to listen to the show or to enter the chat room. The entire weekend will be aired live at www.HauntedVoicesRadio.com and will be archived and free to download.

Midnight Syndicate Weekend continues on WPARanormal Talk Radio - WPARanormal Talk Radio will continue the Midnight Syndicate Weekend, Sunday April 15th, on their weekly radio show broadcast from Haunted Voices Radio. The show starts at 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time and runs until 11:00pm. You can listen live at www.wparanormal.com or www.HauntedVoicesRadio.com.

3 / 25 / 07 - MARCH 2007 UPDATE (to receive our monthly newsletter email Sarah at (info@midnightsyndicate.com)

3 / 25 / 07 - The Dead Matter update - While Midnight Syndicate is in the studio finishing the score to The Rage, the crew at Precinct 13 Entertainment has begun preparing for pre- production on The Dead Matter, which is scheduled to officially begin in mid-April. Fans can expect more updates on The Dead Matter once things are underway next month. Be sure to visit the official website at www.TheDeadMatter.com for the latest updates.

3 / 25 / 07 - New The Dead Matter t-shirts available - The first run of the new The Dead Matter t-shirts that debuted at Haunt X and TransWorld are now available through the Midnight Syndicate Store. The new t-shirt is the first of several designs planned for the movie and was designed by Mark Rakocy, Midnight Syndicate graphic designer and co-producer of the original The Dead Matter movie.

3 / 25 / 07 - The Rage update - Since January, the band has been locked away in the studio working on the score to Robert Kurtzman's The Rage. The score will be completed in mid-April, with final mixing commencing immediately afterwards. The Rage will be previewed at the West Coast edition of FANGORIA'S Weekend of Horrors Convention - May 18th-20th in Burbank, California.

Be sure to check on our site, as well as www.TheRageFilm.com, for information on a release date as it becomes available. Ed says the new trailer for the film is awesome and will give fans a good idea of what to expect from the film. Plans for the release of the soundtrack/score to The Rage are already underway.

3 / 25 / 07 - Edward Douglas to attend HauntCon 2007 - Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be at HauntCon, May 4th-6th, at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. There are a number of excellent events planned for the weekend, so it should be a great time for all involved. For more information about the show, please visit www.HauntCon.com.

3 / 25 / 07 - CrackJaw movie promo scored by Midnight Syndicate now available on YouTube - A promo video scored by Edward Douglas for the upcoming movie CrackJaw is now up on YouTube. The film is based on Family Traditions, a novel by Edward Lee and John Pelan, and is about dueling gourmet chefs who go in search of a rare eel and discover more than they bargained for in a freshwater lake inhabited by voracious creatures and surrounded by redneck cannibal hillbillies. The film is to be directed by Shay Prentice, and Midnight Syndicate is set to create the score. Look for updates on the project this summer.

3 / 25 / 07 - Legions of the Night update - Midnight Syndicate's Legions of the Night is dedicated to fans and supporters of the band. Writers, artists, and musicians from every facet of dark entertainment are featured on the site. If you would like to submit artwork, poetry, short stories, photography, or other work that has been inspired by Midnight Syndicate's music, please contact info@legionsofthenight.com. We've recently received several animations set to the music of Midnight Syndicate. If you have a short video you'd like to share with us, please send it along so we can share it with the rest of the LOTN community!

2 / 6 / 07 - Midnight Syndicate to make The Dead Matter movie, Edward Douglas to direct. Multiple CDs planned for release with film - Midnight Syndicate will be teaming up with Hollywood FX legend Robert Kurtzman (Dusk till Dawn producer, co-founder of the KNB EFX Group) and his production company, Precinct 13 Entertainment to produce the horror-suspense film, The Dead Matter. Development has been underway for several months and pre-production will officially begin March 1st. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Northeastern Ohio this August with a projected release date sometime in 2008. Edward Douglas will be directing the film and producing it through the newly-formed Midnight Syndicate Films division of Entity Productions, Inc. The company is currently in talks with Doug Bradley (Pinhead from the Hellraiser series) and Andrew Divoff (Wishmaster, Air Force One, Lost) to star.

"This is a really exciting time for us. One of our main goals over the past ten years has been to get into a position to remake The Dead Matter with an actual budget," said Edward Douglas who produced and directed an earlier version of the film for $2000 in 1996 before forming Midnight Syndicate. "Horror movies are at the core of what Gavin and I do in Midnight Syndicate. It's what we love and that's why we believe in remaking this particular film. Co-writer Tony Demci and I have had a lot of time to take what we felt was already a good story and develop it into something very special that we know is really going to deliver for both our fans and other fans of the horror genre." The Dead Matter tells the story of a vampire relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman who will do anything to contact her dead brother.

The Next Midnight Syndicate CD - Entity Productions plans to release multiple discs of new Midnight Syndicate material in coordination with the film. "As far as the next Midnight Syndicate CD goes, fans are really going to like what we have planned for the soundtrack," said Gavin Goszka, who will serve as Music Supervisor for the film. "The Dead Matter soundtrack CD will be in the style of our other Midnight Syndicate releases. Our plan is to integrate music from the movie with new material and atmospherics which will allow listeners to further explore the dark and supernatural world created in the The Dead Matter film.

2 / 6 / 07 - Gavin Goszka explores his prog-rock roots on new solo CD - Gavin Goszka has announced that in addition to his role of Music Supervisor on The Dead Matter, he will also be recording a solo CD this summer. "This is something that I've been looking forward to doing for a while now," he states. "Until recently, we just haven't had enough of a break in our production schedule to accommodate it." Describing the project's sound as being progressive rock at heart, he is quick to point out one key similarity between it and the music of Midnight Syndicate. "I think both appeal very strongly to the imagination - just in different ways."

The album will feature an original story concept, created and developed by Goszka, and promises to take the listener on an immersive journey into an exotic world filled with mystery, peril and ancient secrets waiting to be unearthed. "With Midnight Syndicate, we strive to leave the stories open enough to allow the listener to fill in the details as he or she desires. This album is completely the opposite - there is a definite storyline and cast of characters here." He confesses that playing the role of fiction writer has been an exciting, although sometimes daunting, challenge. "The music has had its own set of challenges, but ensuring that the story is compelling and effective has, without a doubt, been the greatest task thus far. Add to that the fact that I want the individual tracks to be self-contained enough to stand on their own outside of the overall whole." For news and updates on the project, fans can check both the Midnight Syndicate website and www.HomeCircleMedia.com.

2 / 6 / 07 - The Rage update - Edward Douglas has been spear-heading the Midnight Syndicate score to Robert Kurtzman's The Rage for the past six weeks. "It's one hell of a ride," said Douglas of the film. "Horror fans who enjoyed Dusk Till Dawn are especially going to enjoy this one. It's high octane that kicks in and doesn't stop until the end credits roll - that's led to a pretty intense score so far."

2 / 6 / 07 - Sin-Jin Smyth update - The filmmakers behind Sin-Jin Smyth will be in Germany this upcoming week for the Berlin Film Festival. Although not part of the official competition, a version of the film will be screened for the European press. Sources close to the project report that here in the United States, the producers have been asked to cut the film's dark, politically-charged, end of the world ending and cut the film into a PG-13 framework. This is something the filmmakers have refused to do and it has reportedly made negotiations with distributors difficult.

Sin-Jin Smyth filmmakers have also had to work around a few days of action elements that they have not been able to finish shooting since their star, Roddy Piper, was diagnosed with cancer last year. We here at Entity Productions, along with all of Roddy's fans worldwide, wish the best for Roddy and his family during this difficult time and look forward to his return. We also wish everyone at Snap Kick Productions the best of luck down the final stretch!

2 / 6 / 07 - New Midnight Syndicate interviews - Check out new Midnight Syndicate interviews at Paragon Magazine and Side-Line Magazine, as well as a live interview with both Ed and Gavin on Haunted Voices Radio. Gamers should be sure to check out the interview with Edward Douglas at Pulp Gamer. For a complete list of recent interviews, click here.

11 / 26 / 06 - Syndicated Legions MySpace fansite goes live, Midnight Syndicate cover story in Paragon Magazine - The new Syndicated Legions MySpace fansite is now live with giveaways and contests coming soon. In other news, the lastest issue of Paragon Magazine features a new interview with Edward Douglas. Additionally, the horror e-zine, Evil Dread recently featured a review of the rough cut of Sin-Jin Smyth. The article includes some interesting insights into the making of the movie and the buzz that has surrounded the project since its inception.

10 / 1 / 06 - The Halloween season is upon us! New interviews with Midnight Syndicate - Check out a new interviews with Gavin Goszka at The Haunted Report and Darker Than The Bat, a new podcast broadcast featuring T.J. Mannarino from Universal Studios - Orlando and Edward Douglas at Islands of Adventure Fan Central (Midnight Syndicate interview starts at 29 minutes), and an interview featuring both Ed and Gavin in the new Side-Line Magazine # 56.

Director George Romero is ready for the season...

9 / 13 / 06 - Edward Douglas honored with Visionary business award - Midnight Syndicate founder Edward Douglas was awarded the prestigious Visionary Award by Smart Business at the 2006 Innovation in Business Conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland, OH. Presented by Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield, the Visionary Award was given to Edward in recognition for his development of Entity Productions as a record label and international music distributor. Special mention was made of "persistence of vision" as the company heads into pre-production of The Dead Matter (Midnight Syndicate Films). "Ed's development of the business-side of Entity Productions has been a critical element of Midnight Syndicate's success," said Gavin Goszka. "It's nice to see him get recognized for that."

9 / 7 / 06 - The Rage finishes principal photography - For more information and new photos from filming, visit The Rage page under Movie Scores.

8 / 20 / 06 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #34: Cage of Delirium available in stores September 10th - See below for more information on this d20 module designed around Gates of Delirium. Available at Goodman Games and your local hobby store.

8 / 11 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate wins 2006 ENnie for The 13th Hour - Midnight Syndicate's, The 13th Hour took home the 2006 Silver ENnie for Best Gaming Aid or Accessory at the annual ENnie Awards held at GenCon in Indianapolis, August 11th. Although a panel of judges determines the nominees, the voting is fan-based, so many thanks to everyone who voted!

7 / 25 / 06 - To all our fans and supporters. THANK YOU!

Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund on the set of Killer Pad.

7 / 12 / 06 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #34: Cage of Delirium release date set - The new d20 adventure module inspired by, packaged with, and designed around the use of Midnight Syndicate's Gates of Delirium CD, will make it's debut at this year's GenCon convention in Indianapolis, August 18th through the 21st. Cage of Delirium includes Gates of Delirium as a complete soundtrack specially cued to the adventure. Each room instructs the DM to cue the appropriate track, providing a truly immersive role playing experience. In addition to being on hand at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth throughout the show, both Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be at the Goodman Games booth on the 19th from 1pm to 2pm for a signing with the module's creator, Wes Schneider. For more information on the module, see the May 25th post below or visit the Goodman Games website. In other gaming-related news, Midnight Syndicate's The 13th Hour has been nominated for an ENnie Roleplaying Award for Best Gaming Accessory. More information to follow.

7 / 11 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate hat on sale at the Entity Store - The Midnight Syndicate caps are now available online through the Entity Productions Merchandise Store.

7 / 4 / 06 - Out of the Darkness now available! - Click here for availability. To listen to one of the new tracks visit Midnight Syndicate on MySpace. For more information on the CD, see our June 14th post below.

7 / 2 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate wins 2006 Origins Award for The 13th Hour - Midnight Syndicate's CD, The 13th Hour won the award for Best Gaming Accessory at the 2006 Origins Awards held in Columbus, Ohio June 30th. The Lovecraft-inspired disc was a particular hit with fans of Call of Cthulhu and other horror roleplaying games. The Origins Awards are administered by the Academy of Adventure Game Art & Design. The Academy, consisting of members of the game development community, pares down a broad selection of the year's best products and then votes to determine the best product from a broad variety of catagories. Edward Douglas was on hand to receive the award. "It's an honor to be recognized like this. The gaming industry has been extremely supportive of us over the years," Douglas said, "one of the first stores to ever carry Midnight Syndicate discs was a game store down in Kent, Ohio called Spellbinders." Douglas went on to thank the fans, GAMA, and the Syndicate's liason to the gaming industry, horror board-game designers, Twilight Creations (Zombies!!!, Haunting House).

6 / 23 / 06 - New track from Out of the Darkness posted on MySpace - Prisoner of Time from the upcoming Out of the Darkness CD is available now at Midnight Syndicate on MySpace. "The basic sketch of the track had been lurking in the archives for quite some time," says Gavin, "we decided it was finally time to unearth it." Prisoner of Time is one of the previously unreleased tracks on the upcoming disc.

6 / 22 / 06 - A Midnight Syndicate classic gets a new look -

The new cover art for Gates of Delirium will make its way onto shelves throughout 2006. Designed by Out of the Darkness artist Rob Alexander, the new cover features one of the first renditions of Haverghast Asylum. Mark Rakocy's classic interior montage (including his iconic Midnight Syndicate silhouette shot which was the basis for the Out of the Darkness cover) has not been changed.

6 / 14 / 06 - New Retrospective CD, Out of the Darkness, coming July 4th - Before the Haverghasts, before the haunted asylum and the Crypts of the Foresaken, there was Arcacia, a ruined village by the sea with a dark past and a mysterious link to an ancient tower hidden away among the cliffs of the Northern Jarls. Out of the Darkness (Retrospective: 1994-1999) features re-recorded and re-mastered horror music classics from Midnight Syndicate's Midnight Syndicate, Born of the Night, and Realm of Shadows as well as four previously unreleased tracks.

Containing close to 70 minutes of music, the collection features both the band's and the fans' favorite songs from the first three CDs re-recorded, re-mastered, and sounding better than ever. "Given the fact that both our writing and equipment have changed quite a bit since those discs were originally recorded, we looked at this as an opportunity to breathe new life into the material," says Gavin Goszka. "We attempted to maintain as much of the sound and character of the original versions while still making minor changes to the arrangements and performances to bring them closer to what we originally envisioned."

The disc also features previously unreleased material including selections from two of Edward Douglas' early horror films (The Dead Matter and Journey Into Dementia).

An updated take on the early signature tracks that helped launch Midnight Syndicate, Out of the Darkness invites listeners to return to the haunted village of Arcacia where it all began. The CD will be available July 4th. Check back at this site or Legions Of The Night for availability.

6 / 14 / 06 - NEW Legions of the Night fan site up! - The new Legions of the Night fan site is up and running at www.LegionsOfTheNight.com. Featuring dark art, photos, poetry, haunted attractions, gaming companies, and much more, the site is run by fans for the fans and supporters of Midnight Syndicate and the horror community. For forum-style fansites be sure to stop by Midnight Syndicate on Yahoo and Midnight Syndicate on MySpace.

5 / 26 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate cover story for Haunted Attraction Magazine (#44) - For over 14 years, Haunted Attraction Magazine has been covering the Halloween and Dark Amusement industries. Issue # 44 features an in depth, eight-page cover story on the history of Midnight Syndicate, it's impact in the industry, and plans for the future. Featuring up close and personal stories from Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka, along with plenty of never before seen photos and images from the early years of Entity Productions and Midnight Syndicate, this issue offers a unique insight into the band's history.

5 / 25 / 06 - Gates of Delirium inspires a d20 adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons game - Goodman Games and Midnight Syndicate are pleased to announce they have partnered to produce Dungeon Crawl Classics #34: Cage of Delirium, the first d20 adventure module designed with a soundtrack. This all-new adventure of spine- tingling horror comes packaged with Gates of Delirium, the haunting Midnight Syndicate soundtrack, is authored by Dragon editor Wes Schneider and features all-new cover art by classic D&D artist Erol Otus.

The CD will help create an incredibly rich role playing experience where the spooky mood of a haunting adventure becomes ever more real. Various encounter areas within the module specify instructions to the DM on which track to play from the CD. Certain encounter areas might even play multiple tracks as events occur. Scheduled for release in August 2006, Dungeon Crawl Classics #34: Cage of Delirium will be packaged as a 64-page adventure module with the accompanying CD shrink-wrapped inside.

"We've been talking for years about working on a project together," said Joseph Goodman, President of Goodman Games. "Midnight Syndicate does great work that meshes perfectly with our adventure modules. When Wes came to us with a proposal to bring the two worlds together, how could we say no?"

"I'm a big fan Goodman Games, especially their Dungeon Crawl Classics line," said Ed Douglas of Midnight Syndicate. "Wes took his own interpretation of Gates and developed it into an incredible adventure. Between that, Erol's art, and the fact that the CD has been carefully integrated into the game play, this module will create a truly unforgettable roleplaying experience for DMs and players alike."

3 / 25 / 06 - The new Sin-Jin Smyth website goes live - The new official Sin-Jin Smyth website includes a movie trailer, cast and crew bios, character profiles, production stills, storyboards, and much more.

3 / 22 / 06 - The 13th Hour is nominated for Best Gaming Accessory of 2005 - Midnight Syndicate's The 13th Hour has been nominated in the Best Gaming Accessory category of the 2006 Origins Awards. The Origins Awards are administered by the Academy of Adventure Game Art & Design. The Academy, consisting of members of the game development community, pares down a broad selection of the year's best products and then votes to determine the best product from a broad variety of catagories. The winners will be announced at this year's Origins convention in Columbus, Ohio July 1st.

3 / 16 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate wins award for excellence in gaming at GAMA 2006 - Midnight Syndicate was the recipient of both Real Gaming Online's "Award of Excellence" and their "eChoice Award" at the 2006 GAMA trade show in Las Vegas. Other honorees included: Wizards of the Coast, AEG, Wizkids, Bandai Games, and Karmel Games, HL Games, Margaret Weiss Productions, Your Move Games, and Shadow Star.

2 / 27 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate honored with Isabella Award. Sin-Jin Smyth preview screening reviewed by Reel Horror - Midnight Syndicate was one of five recipients of the Ghoulish Gallery's 2005 Isabella Award. "The award recognizes those in the dark attraction industry who, through personal conduct and business ethics go above and beyond the call of normal business practices to raise the bar and set new standards of excellence for our industry as a whole. It's companies like Midnight Syndicate/Entity Productions that help our industry become more legitimate in the world market place," said Tim Turner of Ghoulish Gallery. Cited were Midnight Syndicate's Haunted Attraction Registry program and the recent The 13th Hour disc. In other news, Reel Horror recently had the opportunity to view some early footage from Sin-Jin Smyth and posted his comments here.

2 / 16 / 06 - New Midnight Syndicate CD, Out of the Darkness, announced -


2 / 16 / 06 - Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows CDs discontinued - We regret to inform you that the Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows CDs (MS1002-CD and MS1003-CD) have been discontinued.

Those particular discs were the subject of an agreement with a third party and that party recently terminated the agreement. Thus, we can no longer offer those CDs.

1 / 20 / 06 - Midnight Syndicate to score feature film, The Rage - Midnight Syndicate is teaming up with director and special FX master Robert Kurtzman to score his upcoming horror film, The Rage. Hidden in his makeshift laboratory deep within a secluded forest, a scientist fallen into madness has created the ultimate virus, which he plans to unleash against our capitalist society. When his experiments on innocent victims don't go as planned, the abominations he's created break free and escape into the wilderness. The infection spreads as vultures devour the remains of his freakish monsters, transforming the birds into mutations driven by "The Rage," an insane blood lust for human flesh. The Rage is the latest motion picture event from Robert Kurtzman. Robert, creator of From Dusk Till Dawn, director of Wishmaster, and co- founder of the prolific make-up effects studio, KNB EFX (Chronicles of Narnia) has opened his own film production facility called Precinct 13 Entertainment (special effects for The Hostel and Devil's Rejects). Precinct 13 will be producing the film. "It's great to be working with a legend like Robert Kurtzman," said Edward Douglas. "I was able to view the first 20 minutes of the movie and it looks incredible. It's going to be a great project." "I am totally pumped about working with Midnight Syndicate," Robert Kurtzman said. "I have been a big fan for years, and to have them on board is a huge thrill for everyone involved in this production. What makes it all the more exciting is having them so close to us in Cleveland, adding significant clout to this true 'Buckeye' production. I can't wait to hear what they come up with!" For more information, visit The Rage page on our site and the official The Rage website.

11 / 30 / 05 - Interview with Gavin Goszka featured in Ghost! Magazine - In the October issue of this new publication dedicated to ghost hunting, Gavin discusses Midnight Syndicate's plans for the future along with his own close encounters with the paranormal.

11 / 30 / 05 - Sin-Jin Smyth website updated - The official Sin-Jin Smyth website has been updated with new photos and information. Stop by to get a closer look into the production of the film (scheduled for release in the Fall of 2006).

11 / 7 / 05 - Sin-Jin Smyth production still posted - One of the first production stills from the Sin-Jinset has been posted along with an interview by Grave Thoughts Radio and director, Ethan Dettenmaier.

10 / 25 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Rue Morgue Magazine - The story appears in Rue Morgue's Halloween Issue (#50) and features an interview with Edward Douglas. An interview with Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas has been posted on Space Junkies along with more reviews. Click here for details.

9 / 29 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate in the Loop Zine - This venerable darkwave e-zine has been producing Darkwave BioAnimes for five years now and is once again featuring Midnight Syndicate and the new disc along with some other great Goth- Electro-Industrial artists.

9 / 23 / 05 - Edward Douglas honored at local business awards - On Thursday Sept, 22 in a ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland, Edward Douglas was presented with an Innovator Award from Smart Business Magazine. In coordination with Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield, the award is given to individuals in business who continue to set the pace for innovation in their fields. As president of Entity Productions, Edward has handled the business side of Midnight Syndicate since it's inception.

9 / 21 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate's Legions of the Night fan page started - Click on the Fans button on the menu to visit Midnight Syndicate's Legions of the Night fan page. A tribute the greatest supporters in the world, this page features artwork, pictures, and more as submitted by Syndicate fans and supports. Updated regularly, the page also includes featured haunted attractions and home haunts.

9 / 20 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate and Screamline team up with others in support of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin benefit - Midnight Syndicate, Screamline Studios, and several other companies are teaming up with Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) on his Haunted Masquerade to benefit the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Doors open October 8th at 5:30 for cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction, giveaways, and a Comedy Show. Items include: Club Med vacations, autographed memorabilia, Halloween props, and one-of-a-kind Halloween collectibles. For more information visit The Dustin Diamond Foundation website.

9 / 19 / 05 - The 13th Hour reviews and a new interview with Edward Douglas posted - See what people are saying about The 13th Hour. Press reviews have been posted along with an interview with Edward Douglas and the Horror Channel.

8 / 3 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate in talks to collaborate with guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult on the Sin-Jin Smyth score - With pre-production of Sin-Jin Smyth in full swing, updates are flooding in. From new casting developments (like Jonathan Davies of Korn), to Midnight Syndicate's collaboration with Billy Duffy of The Cult, be sure to check out the NEW Sin-Jin Smyth Updates Page for the latest breaking news!

6 / 7 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate releases their new CD, The 13th Hour - Set in a haunted Victorian mansion inhabited by the Haverghast family (Gates of Delirium), The 13th Hour features Midnight Syndicate's signature dark gothic orchestration blended with classic 80's-style horror movie music and chilling sound effects that put you right in the middle of a haunted house with a sinister history. Listen to preview tracks at MySpace. The CD is currently available at all Hot Topic stores that have music departments as well as through our other vendors, and at the Midnight Syndicate Store. Reviews coming soon along with pictures from the June 4th CD Release Party in Cleveland, OH.

6 / 1 / 05 - The 13th Hour CD Release Party UPDATE - The 13th Hour CD Release/Listening Party has been scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at the Phantasy Concert Club in Cleveland, OH. Produced in cooperation with Screamline Studios, the party will include door prizes, limited edition giveaways, and rare films from the original Midnight Syndicate multimedia concerts of 1997. Come in costume, meet members of the Haverghast family, and join professional actors from haunted attractions across Ohio (including the Feature Creatures from Columbus) as we create Halloween in June. In addition, there will be a presentation by Psychic Sonya from Haunted Cleveland Tours set to the music of The 13th Hourand live performances by horror-rock outfits Lazy Lane & industrial rockers Filament 38, and State of Being. The event will be MC'd by Jesse of WMMS 100.7 FM's Native Noise show. The Phantasy Concert Club is located at 11802 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, OH. Still more details to come.

5 / 26 / 05 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Scene Magazine - Learn more about Edward, Gavin, and the story of the band in Scene Magazine.

5 / 19 / 05 - Two tracks from The 13th Hour now online! - Fallen Grandeur and Family Secrets from the upcoming June 7th release, are now available for preview at MySpace.

5 / 19 / 05 - Partnership with Call of Cthulhu publisher Chaosium Games - A partnership has been announced between Midnight Syndicate and Chaosium Games (creators of the game, Call of Cthulhu) for The 13th Hour. "The 13th Hour is perfect for Call of Cthulhu," said Chaosium Games' Dustin Wright, "I've been listening to the album constantly since it's arrival. The music takes you on a journey through Haverghast Mansion and beyond to The 13th Hour." Midnight Syndicate founder, Edward Douglas, said "We've been looking forward to working with Chaosium for a while. When we developed the theme for The 13th Hour we knew that it would lend itself perfectly to Call of Cthulhu. The disc is designed around exploring the sinister side of the supernatural, mysteries of the dark, and the unknown, while creating a sense of paranoia - all core elements to the Call of Cthulhu experience that make this legendary RPG so exciting and effective." Check back here and the Chaosium Games site for more special updates.

5 / 19 / 05 - The 13th Hour at Hot Topic June 7th and pre-ordering information - On June 7th, The 13th Hour will available at all Hot Topic stores that have music departments. Stop by to hear the disc and pick up a copy! Additionally, pre-orders for The 13th Hour CD and t-shirts are being taken at the The Midnight Syndicate Store as well as through some of our other vendors.

4 / 17 / 05 - 2005 Convention and event schedule announced - Edward Douglas and /or Gavin Goszka will be on hand at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth at all of these events to meet and greet fans, so be sure stop by.

HauntCon (Dallas, TX - April 22nd - 24th)
Chiller Theatre (E.Rutherford, NJ - April 29th - May 1st)
The 13th Hour CD RELEASE PARTY (Cleveland, OH - June 4th - see below)
Origins (Columbus, OH - June 30th - July 3rd)
Midwest Haunters Convention (Columbus - Saturday night - July 23rd)
GenCon (Indianapolis, IN - August 18th - 21st)
Horrorfind Weekend (Baltimore, MD - August 19th - 21st)
Rue Morgue Festival of Fear - Canadian National Expo (Toronto, ON - August 26th - 28th)
DragonCon (Atlanta, GA - September 2nd - 5th)
Cinema Wasteland (Cleveland, OH - September 30th - October 2nd)
Games World (Brussels, BELGIUM - October 8th - 9th)
Spiel (Messe Essen, GERMANY - October 12th - 16th)
1 / 10 / 05 - Guest vocalist for The 13th Hour announced - Lily Lane, lead singer from the ghost-rock outfit Lazy Lane will be making an appearance on the upcoming The 13th Hour disc. "Lily's haunting voice is a perfect match for this disc," says Edward Douglas, "it's taken a CD that we're already excited about and moved it up another notch." "Her vocal effects brought many of the tracks to life in a way that simply wouldn't have been possible otherwise," says Gavin Goszka, "really effective." In addition to performing at Midnight Syndicate CD Release Parties, the Pittsburgh-based band has just released it's second disc, Keepers of the Gloom. For more information visit their site at www.thelazylane.com.

11 / 17 / 04 - Entity Productions moves its offices - As of November 15th, the new address for Midnight Syndicate inquiries and merchandise orders is: Entity Productions, Inc. - Attn. Midnight Syndicate - 11510 Boxwood Circle - Chardon, Ohio 44024 - USA. The new fax number for orders is (440) 285-2449.

11 / 5 / 04 - Marching band performs Midnight Syndicate overture, places in state finals - Congratulations to Instrumental Music Director, Bill Heffelfinger and the Bad Axe Marching Hatchets Vanguard for placing fourth (Flight IV) in the Michigan Competing Band Finals held at the Silverdome in Detroit. For their performance, Bill arranged a montage of Midnight Syndicate songs from the Realm of Shadows, Gates of Delirium, Vampyre, and Dungeons & Dragons CDs. Combining it with dramatic visuals and a storyline he developed, the band performed the piece in competitions throughout Michigan. For more information on the Bad Axe Vanguard and stills from their performances, click here. To see larger versions of the images featured above, click on them.

11 / 4 / 04 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Tom Savini's Chill Factor - The music of Midnight Syndicate is featured as the score to the first episode of Tom Savini's new anthology series, Chill Factor. Directed by Tom Savini, this first episode entitled, Housecall, features a chilling tale accented by excellent perfomances by Bingo O'Malley (Creepshow) and Maryanne Nagel (Welcome to Collinwood). For more information on Chill Factor click here.

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