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Contact: Bryan Edwards
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Email: bedwards@cedarpoint.com

Ohio’s Own Midnight Syndicate Rocks Cedar Point

Sept. 30, 2014 (Sandusky, OH) – Guests visiting Cedar Point for HalloWeekends already know about the park’s scream-inducing haunted houses and outdoor fright zones. But this year, guests are screaming just a little louder thanks to the new Midnight Syndicate LIVE! Legacy of Shadows show in the Ghoul Time Theatre.

Ohio’s own Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka, of Midnight Syndicate, have been delighting fans worldwide with their Halloween music albums for almost two decades. Performing in front of a live audience for the first time ever, they have created a whole new legion of fans thanks to their multimedia horror concert at HalloWeekends. Known for producing “gothic horror fantasy soundtracks for the imagination,” these Halloween music maestros blend instrumental music, sound effects, eerie videos and on-stage adventures, taking audiences on a spell-binding journey that mesmerizes and features an ending that is both unexpected and terrifying.

“My family and I came to Cedar Point often when I was growing up, so having the opportunity to be a part of HalloWeekends has been a thrill for me personally,” said Ed Douglas. “I feel our show complements the other incredible live entertainment at HalloWeekends by offering something a little different. If you enjoy haunted houses and the spookier side of Halloween, then the Midnight Syndicate LIVE! show is perfect for you!”

Cedar Point was actually one of the first theme parks to begin using Midnight Syndicate music for atmosphere, both in the park and in its haunted houses, when the band formed back in 1998.

Guests with no fear of the dark can experience this outstanding show at Cedar Point’s Ghoul Time Theatre on Friday nights (7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m.), Saturdays (6, 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m.) and Sundays (2, 4 and 6 p.m.) now through Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information on Cedar Point and HalloWeekends, log on to cedarpoint.com.

— 9 / 30 / 14

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FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW, PLEASE EMAIL BRYAN EDWARDS.

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MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE
For almost two decades, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been known as Midnight Syndicate, creating symphonic soundtracks to imaginary films that facilitate a transcendental and adventurous escape into the secret dimensions of the mind’s eye. To many of their fans, they are Gothic music pioneers brewing a signature blend of orchestral horror music and movie-style sound effects. To others, they remain the first “haunted house band” that forever changed the Halloween music genre and became a staple of the October holiday season. And some know them as the duo that teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to produce the first official soundtrack to the legendary Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Their critically-acclaimed works are reminiscent of sweeping, complex masterpieces by artists such as James Horner, Danny Elfman, Black Sabbath and King Diamond and have been featured as a part of films, television shows, video games and at haunted attractions, amusement parks, and live performances worldwide.

Midnight Syndicate’s music has become integral to setting a powerful mood at top-rated haunted attractions and amusement parks as well as at costume shops, gaming and Halloween parties and Halloween-themed cruises from Siberia and Hong Kong, to Europe and the United States. The duo has released 15 studio albums since 1997, and Douglas and Goszka’s original, work also been used at Hugh Hefner’s Halloween parties, on episodes of The Barbara Walters Special and in the drive-in film The Rage, Universal Studio’s Horror Nights XVIII as well as by Monday Night Football and by artists Insane Clown Posse, Three Six Mafia, Twiztid and The Misfits. In 2010, Midnight Syndicate released a full-length horror film called The Dead Matter, directed, scored and co-produced by Douglas alongside Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, co-founder, KNB FX) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3).

Midnight Syndicate continues to pursue its quest to use instrumental music to tell explicit stories full of tension, twists and turns. Most recently, the band completed the score to the grindhouse thriller Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. In summer, 2013, Midnight Syndicate will release the soundtrack to that film along with Monsters of Legend, a tribute to the classic Universal, Hammer and Euro horror films that gave birth to horror cinema, which will include officially-licensed images from the Universal Studios vaults.

CREDITS

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Monsters of Legend (2013) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • A Time Forgotten (2012) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Carnival Arcane (2011) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • The Dark Masquerade EP (2010) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Halloween Music Collection (2010) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates (2008) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Out of the Darkness (2006) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • The 13th Hour (2005) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Dungeons & Dragons (2003) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Vampyre (2002) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Gates of Delirium (2001) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Realm of Shadows (2000) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Born of the Night (1998) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate
  • Midnight Syndicate (1997) : Composer / Producer : Midnight Syndicate

FEATURE FILMS (ORIGINAL MUSIC)

  • Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013) Composer : Director: Gary Jones – Kinetic Filmworks
  • The Dead Matter (2010) Composer : Director: Edward Douglas – Midnight Syndicate Films
  • The Rage (2007) Composer : Director: Robert Kurtzman – Precinct 13 Entertainment

TELEVISION (LICENSED MUSIC)

  • Making Monsters : Additional Music : SyFy
  • Ellen Degeneres Show : Additional Music : ABC-TV
  • Monday Night Football : Additional Music : ABC-TV
  • NBA on TNT : Additional Music : TNT
  • Barbara Walters 10 Most Interesting People : Additional Music : ABC-TV
  • Travel Sick : Additional Music : Travel
  • The Possessed : Additional Music : SyFy

VIDEOGAMES (LICENSED MUSIC)

  • Baldurs Gate 2: Dark Alliance : Additional Music : Interplay
  • Shadowbane 2 : Additional Music : Wolfpack Studios (Ubisoft)

CLIENTS (ORIGINAL MUSIC)

  • Universal Studios Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights
  • Wizards of the Coast, div. Hasbro Properties, Inc.
  • Border Foods

CLIENTS (LICENSED MUSIC)

  • Anheuser Busch Entertainment (Busch Gardens theme parks)
  • Universal Studios
  • Ripley Entertainment
  • Six Flags
  • Cedar Faire
  • Carnival Cruiselines
  • Sirius / XM
  • Muzak / Mood Media
  • Madame Tussaud’s (Sudden Impact Entertainment)
  • Movie Park Germany
  • Kennywood
  • Party City
  • Spirit Halloween
  • Hot Topic
  • Heineken International
  • Sony BMG (Three 6 Mafia)
  • Misfits Records (Misfits)
  • Over 600 independent haunted attractions worldwide

AWARDS

  • Best Horror Soundtrack, Monsters of Legend – Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2014)
  • Independent Filmmakers Hall of Fame, Scoring – Indie Gathering Intnl. Film Festival (2013)
  • Best Horror Soundtrack, Carnival Arcane – Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2012)
  • Best Score, The Dead Matter – Late Night Horror Film Festival (2011)
  • Best Score, The Dead Matter – Golden Cob Awards (2011)
  • Best Director, The Dead Matter – Full Moon Horror Festival (2011)
  • Best Film, The Dead Matter – Full Moon Horror Festival (2011)
  • Vendor Excellence Award, Midnight Syndicate – IAHA (2009)
  • Most Interesting People – Cleveland Magazine (2008)
  • Best Gaming Accessory, Midnight Syndicate The 13th Hour – Ennies Awards (2006)
  • Best Gaming Accessory, Midnight Syndicate The 13th Hour – Origins Award (2006)
  • Visionary Award – Cleveland Smart Business (2006)
  • Innovation Award – Cleveland Smart Business (2005)
  • Best Gothic Act, Midnight Syndicate – Cleveland Scene Music Awards (2001, 2004)
  • Best Gothic Act, Midnight Syndicate – Cleveland Free Times Music Awards (2001, 2002)
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