With all the exciting updates and events going on during this 13th
Anniversary year the easiest way to be the first to know about new developments and further support Midnight
Syndicate is by
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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 Big news and new trailer for Bunyan movie
Axe Giant... is a contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-offenders' boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is
real and must team up with the local sheriff to stop the 15-foot giant's new rampage of terror.
The movie stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams), Tom Downey
(SyFy's War of the Worlds), and Tim Lovelace (Mosquito). Amber Connor,
Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf (The Dead Matter), Clifton Williams, Victoria Ramos,
Jill Evyn, and former WWE wrestler Chris Hahn round out the cast. This is the first major role for Kove, son of veteran actor Martin Kove (The Karate Kid 1-3,
The film was produced by Jeff Miller (Ballistica, Hellblock 13) and Gary Jones (The Dead Matter, Xena, Boogeyman 3) along with newcomer and fellow writer
Jason Ancona. Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps handled the bulk of makeup FX, with
Kurtzman (creator of From Dusk Till Dawn) and Philip R. Garrett (Horrors of War) joining the team as co-producers. Gary Jones' Acme Art FX created
more than 500 visual effects shots for the film. The official motion picture soundtrack will be released by Entity Productions this year.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013 Production on upcoming tribute to Universal Monsters and Hammer Horror coming along
Big production meeting for the upcoming Monsters of Legend CD yesterday. Edward Douglas had this to say on
Facebook, "This is always my favorite phase in the
creation of a disc. At this point, the songs have been written and Gavin and I have been working on finalizing arrangements. It's always exciting to
hear/share what we've done and it's at this stage that you really begin to get a good idea of what the final disc will sound like. Needless to say, we're
both pretty excited about this one. We're right on track for a July release!"
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 Live Interview with Midnight Syndicate on Crossing the Void Radio Join Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka live on Wednesday, March 27th, at 8pm Eastern. They are the featured guests
on this week's Crossing the Void Radio show hosted on Hey Z Radio. Scott Haire, the host
of the show, will talk to Ed and Gavin about the history of Midnight Syndicate and their future projects, collectively and as solo artists. Also, there will
be three opportunities for listeners to pick up some of Midnight Syndicate's best CD's as they giveaway Carnival Arcane, Vampyre and the award
winning The 13th Hour!
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 New Monsters of Legend CD coming Summer 2013
Midnight Syndicate's classic horror music-themed Monsters of Legend CD will be released Summer of 2013.
Pictured: Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka - Halloween Music
Midnight Syndicate's Monsters of Legend CD, a tribute to the classic films of
Universal Studios and
Hammer Films that shaped horror cinema will be released in the summer of 2013.
Join us on Facebook or
Twitter as each week, the band shares its thoughts on the films that inspired
the album and the other bands that have influenced Midnight Syndicate over the years.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 New interview with Edward Douglas in Rue Morgue Magazine's Sinister Seven
Morgue Magazine has just posted an
interview with Edward Douglas
in their Sinister Seven
segment. In it, Edward talks about the origins of Midnight Syndicate along with some of the ups and downs, creative processes, and plans for 2013.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013 New details on upcoming Midnight Syndicate CD
Production on the new Midnight Syndicate disc is steaming ahead with a summer release date expected. The title of the CD will be
Monsters of Legend. It's Midnight Syndicate's tribute to the classic black and white horror films of Universal and the
Hammer Films of the 60s and 70s. Over a year in the works, the music, sound and
design of this new disc promises to transport listeners back to the world of shadowy castles, mysterious villages, and fog-drenched countrysides overrun by
creatures of the night. For the artwork, the band has teamed up with Universal Studios'
Universal Monsters, the Karloff, and Lugosi estates.
If you love classic horror - this disc is for you!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Midnight Syndicate cameo on upcoming Misfits DEA.D ALIVE! CD On February 5th, the Misfits will release their new live CD, DEA.D ALIVE! featuring Midnight Syndicate's song
the Abyss as the album's outtro. "For years, Midnight Syndicate's music has been used as
atmosphere at Misfits
concerts," said Edward Douglas, "especially after the show while the band meets with their fans - which is what you hear on the album. As fans ourselves,
we're happy to be a part of the disc." Billed as the Misfits' "first proper live album album since the 80s," the disc features fourteen cuts recorded on All
Hallow's Eve in the center of New York's Times Square! The album is available for pre-order on CD AND VINYL now at the
Misfits Records Online Store. The band is offering a chance to win some
incredible prizes for fans who pre-order both the new Misfits CD and Osaka Popstar's upcoming release, Super Hero (also on
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013 Live Interview with Edward and Gavin
Catch a live interview with Midnight Syndicate on Monday, January 13th at 9:00pm Eastern. Both Ed and Gavin will be live on
The Sacred Division with Bishop Long. Listen on
Inspire Radio or download the Tune In app and search
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013 Interview with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in Bellésprit Magazine
Bellésprit Magazine's Scott Haire interviews Ed and Gavin in this feature from earlier last year. Featuring many
columnists who are experts in their field,
Magazine has a little bit of something for everyone who desires to learn more about spirituality, metaphysics, and the paranormal world.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012 Happy Holidays We just wanted to take a moment and wish a very Merry Christmas for those who celebrate. Happy Hanukah for those who light the candles
and a heartfelt wish for the best of the holiday season and a happy new year to you. We have a lot of really great things planned for 2013!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012 Live Interview Tonight with Ed and Gavin Catch a live interview with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka! This is the perfect way to close out a Monday!
Join the guys at 11:15pm on
broadcast through Hey Z Media Radio. This interview is hosted by Zita Ost and will discuss the history of Midnight Syndicate, music from their recent CDs, and
some news about their upcoming CD. This is also an interactive show. Call in to 651-447-6309 with your questions.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 New Midnight Syndicate CD update Midnight Syndicate's Facebook page posted today
that work on the next CD is coming along extremely well. Although all of the tracks aren't complete, the band has finalized the song lineup.
"We are both
extremely excited about this disc. It's going to be a special one," said Edward Douglas "Those of you that enjoy the classic gothic horror feel of discs
like Born of the Night, Realm of Shadows, Vampyre, and The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates are in for a real treat." More details
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Midnight Syndicate provides atmosphere for Travel Channel's Making Monsters show.
Catch two new episodes of Making
Monsters on the Travel Channel Sunday night starting at 8pm EST.
While you're watching you might hear some familiar music in the background! Midnight Syndicate is thrilled to be providing additional music in the second
season of this cool reality series about Distortions Unlimited, a
Colorado-based animatronic, mask company that has been working in the haunted house/dark amusement industry for the past 22 years.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 Dee Snider (on Midnight Syndicate)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 The Dead Matter available at RedBox locations nationwide
Just in time for Halloween weekend! The Dead Matter is
now available at RedBox locations nationwide! This fun, story-driven, 80s-style horror
film directed and scored by Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas stars Tom Savini, Andrew Divoff, and Jason Carter. Visit
The Dead Matter website for
reviews, trailers, and more information! The film is also currently
available on iTunes,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 The Dead Matter released in the UK. Now available on iTunes, Amazon, and On-Demand
The Dead Matter DVD has been released in the UK by
OMG! Studios. The new artwork and revised title are above. The UK version of the DVD is Region 2 and available through
The Dead Matter is now also available to rent or buy at iTunes,
On-Demand! Perfect Halloween viewing!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Rue Morgue Magazine (on Midnight Syndicate)
"And really, if Midnight Syndicate wasn't around this time of year, I think we'd actually have to cancel Halloween." -
Rue Morgue Magazine
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 Glenn Hetrick (on Midnight Syndicate)
"I love Midnight Syndicate! I have them playing all the time in the studio while I work." -
Glenn Hetrick (Judge from SyFy's
FaceOff, The X-Files, Mad Men,
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 Live Interview Tonight with Ed and Gavin
With Halloween just around the corner, there is no better way to get ready than to catch a live interview with Midnight Syndicate.
Tonight at 10:00pm Eastern, both Ed and Gavin will be live on
The Horror Happens Radio Show on
Home Grown Radio. Hosted by Jason Kolucki, the show starts at 9:00pm Eastern
and runs until midnight. The interview runs from 10:00 until 10:30pm and will cover all of the latest Midnight Syndicate news! Just click on the ON-AIR button
to listen live!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012 Goons & Greasepaint invade YouTube
Not for coulrophobics. The
Goons & Greasepaint video
has been unleashed on YouTube! Over 100 clowns from
some of the most suspect carnivals around the globe would love to meet you... "This music video montage is a tribute to Midnight Syndicate's fans," said
Edward Douglas. "We asked them to send in their best clown photos and they obliged..." The video was produced by director Michael Raisch (whose work also
appears on The Dead Matter DVD bonus features). "Mike had a challenge,"
added Douglas. "We asked to include as many of the entries as possible. The problem is the song is only 3 minutes long. As always though, Mike found a creative
way of incorporating these images in a fun, over-the-top, carnival-style." The video is set to the song Goons & Greasepaint from the award-winning
Carnival Arcane CD and features over a hundred clown images sent in
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 Jerry Only, the Misfits (on Midnight Syndicate)
"Midnight Syndicate's dark orchestral music is perfect to wind things down and close the night after the last song at a
live Misfits show. Its dynamic and eerie at the same time. It leads you into a macabre
world where EVERY NIGHT IS HALLOWEEN." - Jerry Only (founding member, Misfits)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 AccuRadio launches new Midnight Syndicate Channel for the Halloween season
Need a Midnight Syndicate fix this Halloween season?
Online Radio has just launched a Midnight
Syndicate Channel entitled
The Night Beckons: The Midnight Syndicate Showcase. Featuring tracks from all of the band's albums, the channel is available under the
FEATURED CHANNELS section of the site.
In addition to other great programming,
AccuRadio is showcasing a Halloween Channel which features Midnight Syndicate tracks along with other Halloween music favorites!
MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012 New Midnight Syndicate interview on Cinema Knife Fight
Barry Lee Dejasu interviews Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in a new
interview for Cinema
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012 Destini Beard releases A Time Forgotten CD featuring music of Midnight Syndicate
Vocalist Destini Beard has just released
A Time Forgotten, her
full-length followup album to 2010's
The Dark Masquerade EP. This time listeners' journey to a haunted Victorian
hotel where dark secrets lie deep within the rooms' walls. Once again, the new CD blends Destini's haunting and alluring operatic vocals with the music of Midnight
From Destini Beard:
"This new album takes you back to the early 1900s, where a once-thriving hotel suffers a tragic fire and is lost in time. It's departed guests are
trapped by an
evil presence which controls their very souls. The story goes on to tell of a young woman from the present who is called from the spirit world to travel back to the
hotel so that she can reunite with her departed true love. What comes next is a chilling turn into the unknown."
"Sonically, the CD is reminiscent of a short musical, with multiple layers of harmonies and counter melodies on each song. The recording process took much longer
than 'The Dark Masquerade' but I feel the end product was worth every bit of it. There really is a good deal of variety with each song, taking you further along
on the adventure."
A Time Forgotten also features an incredible dance industrial
remix of Farewell Forever (Noctem Aeternus) from The Dark Masquerade EP.
The remix was produced by Pat Berdysz of Encoder, whose credits include the
Dead and Buried
Remix of Midnight Syndicate's Graveyard from The Dead Matter: Original
Motion Picture Soundtrack. Also included is the touching final track, My Last Goodbye, an original composition written and performed by Destini
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 Midnight Syndicate App Update Available Midnight Syndicate is now mobile! Check out the latest update on the
iPod/iPhone app, available now.
The app is also available on Android.
Get the latest news, updates, Twitter and Facebook posts, and a full discography! Also, you can buy the music directly from
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 Carnival Arcane nominated for 2012 ENnie Award
Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane has been nominated for Best RPG-Related Product in the
ENnie Awards. Michael Tresca, of the
RPG Examiner posted a write up
on the nomination here. Now in
their 12th year, the ENnies recognize excellence in roleplaying game design and related products in the industry. The award show is held every year at
GenCon Indy. From now till July 29, YOU CAN VOTE for Midnight Syndicate and your favorite
gaming products from 2012 at - 2012 ENnie Awards Voting.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012 Midnight Syndicate tells their story on Scary Visions
Scary Visions Haunt Podcast has just posted a
new interview with Ed and Gavin of Midnight Syndicate. In addition to asking a bunch of great questions, including a few topics that have not been touched on before,
they are giving away 6 Midnight Syndicate CDs as part of their July contest. Check out the interview, enter the contest, and find out more about Scary Visions at:
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 Edward Douglas Interview Streaming on Reel TV Network
Catch a new interview with Edward Douglas on Reel TV Network.
For the rest of July, the interview will be rebroadcast (streaming) every day at 6am, 12 noon, 6pm and 12 midnight EST. The Reel TV Network focuses promoting
and recognizing independent film making. The interview covers Ed's work in Midnight Syndicate, film scoring, and The Dead Matter.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 Edward Douglas, Virgil, and Jerry Vayne do a haunt music panel on the Big Scary Show
A haunt industry music first! The latest episode of the Big Scary Show features a panel interview with Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas
and fellow haunt music composers Virgil Franklin and
Jerry "Haunt Rocker" Vayne. All three of them talk about how they got their start,
the development of haunt music as an art form, and their experiences over the years. If you are a haunter, home haunter, or just enjoy haunted house music, you'll
enjoy this (and every) episode of the Big Scary Show. The panel interview starts at
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 Live Interview on FearCast Radio
Catch up on the latest Midnight Syndicate news in a live interview with
FearCast Radio on Sunday, June 3rd at
9:00pm Eastern. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be talking about the upcoming new releases as well as the history of the band. Call in to (347) 215-8651
and have your questions answered!
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 Updates on the next Midnight Syndicate and Destini Beard CDs posted
Midnight Syndicate just posted a Facebook update on
their next CD.
"It's going to have a very classic horror theme to it (pre-30s, 30s, 40s, 60s, early-70s).
Hammer Films have always been an inspiration for us but they played a huge part in
the inspiration for this new release. The same goes for the Amicus, AIP, and European horror of that era (like
"Let Sleeping Corpses Lie",
"Blind Dead"). Also big are the classic black and white
Universal horror from the 30s/40s
Wolfman") and horror earlier than that. If you enjoy classic horror, the
classic monsters, then we think you'll enjoy what we have in store for you. If I had to compare it to other discs, it has a very
Born of the Night,
Realm of Shadows feel to it but the sound, is uniquely it's own
(big, dark, at times epic). We wanted to continue to push ourselves both sound design-wise and music-wise after
Carnival Arcane and we feel we've done that. Production is
really far along, but unfortunately we don't have any more details right now as to a release date. We will continue to keep you informed though. Thank you
again for the support!"
Production and Post-Production for Destini Beard's A Time Forgotten,
the full-length followup CD to Dark Masquerade is complete. The
new disc promises an immersive blend of Destini's haunting vocals and classic Midnight Syndicate tracks that together form an entirely new listening experience.
A late June release date is anticipated. More details coming soon.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 Freakshow finalist in the 2012 Great American Song Contest
Edward Douglas' song Freakshow from Carnival Arcane was chosen as a finalist in the Instrumental category of the
2012 Great American Song Contest. The contest, now in it's fourteenth year,
is sponsored by the Songwriters Resource Network.
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 Edward Douglas to host Dead Matter screening, music panel discussion at 2012 Texas Frightmare Weekend
Edward Douglas will be making his first Texas
Frightmare Weekend appearance in Dallas, May 4-6th. In addition to being on-hand throughout the con at the Midnight Syndicate booth, several special events
have been planned.
On Saturday at 2:30pm Trevor Tuminski, music editor for Rue Morgue Magazine, sits down
with Edward to discuss Midnight Syndicate, classic horror movie scores, composing for film, and more in FRIGHTMAKERS 101- Soundtracks - HOW TO SCORE YOUR WAY TO A
CAREER IN HORROR. Q&A to follow.
On Saturday at 6:00pm, Edward will host a screening of The Dead Matter with a
Q&A to follow.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 Carnival Arcane wins BEST HORROR CD / SOUNDTRACK in 10th Annual Rondo Awards
Carnival Arcane won BEST HORROR CD / SOUNDTRACK in the
10th Annual Rondo Awards. Many thanks to everyone who voted!
"I think Carnival Arcane truly epitomizes what we always strive to do," said Gavin Goszka, "so it's an honor to see this particular disc recognized like
this." "I'm really stoked," added Edward Douglas, "For years, I've been a big fan of the Rondos and the role they play in recognizing all types of artists in the
horror community. It is cool to win for Carnival Arcane especially as that disc is one of my favorites and, I feel, some of our best work."
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter featured in top German horror publication, Virus Magazine
The latest issue of Germany's premiere horror publication,
Virus Magazine, features an in-depth interview with Edward Douglas
as well as tremendous review of Carnival Arcane and The Dead Matter. Visit them on
Facebook. The publication is in German.
Virus Magazine on Carnival Arcane... "A new classic! 10/10 - MONSTER OF THE MONTH!"
Virus Magazine on The Dead Matter... "a stylish, atmospheric, cool, 'creepy-flick' with a
f---ng awesome soundtrack... Strictly recommended!"
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 Vote for Midnight Syndicate in the Rondo Awards!
Carnival Arcane has been nominated for BEST SOUNDTRACK OR HORROR CD in this year's
Rondo Awards and we need your support! To vote for the CD,
simply follow this link. You do NOT have to vote in every category.
The Rondo Awards are a great honor in the horror community and we appreciate your taking time to support Midnight Syndicate!
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 Midnight Syndicate music featured on new retro-style game, Corril Slayer
Do you remember those awesome classic, side-scrolling, shoot-em-up arcade games of the 90s? Love Castlevania? Game designer, Eric Ruth has
made a career of developing games made in that same fun, retro style. His latest,
Corril Slayer, follows the adventures of a dual magnum-toting,
"I see dead people" hero Sam Asherton as he battles legions of the dead to the sounds of Midnight Syndicate!
Corril Slayer is now available through
Pure Bang Games for only $2.99! To
order your copy and check out the trailer,
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 Meet Edward Douglas at TransWorld's Halloween and Attractions Show this weekend in St. Louis
Come visit the Midnight Syndicate booth (#1222) at
TransWorld's Halloween and Attraction Show this weekend in St. Louis! Edward Douglas will
be on-hand throughout the show which runs from Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th. Click here to find out more check out the great
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 Live Interview Tonight on Beyond the Edge Radio
Catch Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas tonight at 8:30pm Eastern in a live interview on
Beyond the Edge Radio. Beyond The Edge Radio is
a two hour alternative talk radio show hosted by Eric Altman and Lon Strickler. The interview will be boradcasted live on
Jackalope Radio. They interview fascinating guests on a variety of topics including
the paranormal, current events and world news, sports, entertainment and much more. To tune in live visit
www.jackaloperadio.com. Can't catch the live interview? The podcast will be available
at Podomatic in a few days.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012 The Dead Matter wins several awards at 2011 Late Night Horror Film Festival
On behalf of the Midnight Syndicate team, we would like to wish everyone a great holiday season and a happy, healthy, and
wonderful new year!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 Midnight Syndicate to score Bunyan, first trailer released The first trailer for the horror/creature feature Bunyan, directed by Gary Jones (Boogeyman 3, Xena, The Dead Matter),
has been released by Kinetic Filmworks on their new website www.bunyanmovie.com.
The film (due out in late-2012) will feature a soundtrack by Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate.
"We are excited about this first trailer and about the film," says producer Jeff Miller. "We've put a lot of time in to make the best film we could. It's been a labor
of love - or as much love as you can have for a 15-foot-tall axe murderer. But we believe horror fans everywhere are gonna dig the finished product. We're also
pleased to announce that Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate (The Rage,
The Dead Matter) have come aboard to compose the score," Miller added.
Bunyan is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-time offenders’ boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan
is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago
and thought dead.
The movie stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty (TV's Grizzly Adams), Tom Downey (SyFy's
War of the Worlds), and Tim Lovelace (Mosquito). Amber Connor, Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf (The Dead Matter), Cliff Williams, Victoria Ramos,
Jill Evyn, and Chris Hahn round out the cast.
Bunyan is in post-production. It will be finished in the spring. Filming encompassed many locations in California, Ohio, and Michigan. Miller
(Ballistica, Hellblock 13)and Jones are producing through their company, Kinetic Filmworks.
Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps handled the bulk of makeup FX, with Kurtzman
(From Dusk Till Dawn) joining the team as co-producer. More information is available at
www.bunyanmovie.com and at
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011 Midnight Syndicate Digital Store on Facebook
Missing an album? Looking for a particular Midnight Syndicate track? The new
Midnight Syndicate Store on Facebook allows you sample and/or purchase
any album or track digitally right from Facebook. As always, thank you for supporting the music!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Great reviews for Carnival Arcane keep coming in! Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane CD has received another group of great reviews.
Film - "Douglas and Goszka do an amazing job pulling the listener into their twisted world... an album that you won’t get tired with since the more you
listen to it, the more you hear."
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Get the latest on Midnight Syndicate from anywhere! The Official Midnight Syndicate App is Now Available! Now you can get the latest Midnight Syndicate news and updates from anywhwere, perfect
for something to do while waiting in line this shopping season! With the official Midnight Syndicate iTunes and Android App,
you can check up on the latest news, artist info, videos, and more. There is also a discography tab where you can get information on each album and even purchase
albums and song tracks! This app is free and can be downloaded directly from the App Store or App Market. You can also download it
from iTunes or the
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011 Another round of great reviews for Carnival Arcane
Check out this set of great reviews straight from the Lancaster-Rigby press department.
Outburn Magazine (Issue #61) - "...evocative, somber, and moving in tone, setting up a
wide sweeping level of atmosphere that sounds so massive that the band's in-demand status totally makes sense - 8 out of 10."
Best Horror Movies.com - "Midnight Syndicate is always a great choice for creepy music
that is unique and original, and Carnival Arcane not only continues on that vein but takes it a bit further by successfully making the joyful frightening, the
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 Midnight Syndicate featured cover story in latest Stiff Magazine
The latest issue of Stiff Magazine features a cover story on Midnight Syndicate along
with a review of the latest CD. Stiff Magazine is a quarterly publication featuring the infamous Graveyard Girls, as well as articles and interviews covering
all forms of dark entertainment. For more information, click
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011 Happy Halloween from Midnight Syndicate
Edward and Gavin would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Have a great night!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 Catch Midnight Syndicate on Sirius XM's Scream Radio
We hope everyone is having fun getting ready for Halloween! Just a reminder, you can listen to Midnight Syndicate on
SiriusXM's Scream Radio. This special programming channel which also includes
celebrity interviews, movie themes, and ghost stories will be featured through Halloween night. You can catch Midnight Syndicate on
AOL Halloween Radio, too! Happy Haunting!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 Just in time for Halloween, Midnight Syndicate Android App now available! Now you can keep up
with the latest Midnight Syndicate news and updates from anywhwere! With the official Midnight Syndicate Android App, you can find the latest news, discography, artist
info, videos, and more. You can even purchase albums and song tracks directly from the app! This app is free and can be found on the App Market
or you can download it here. Have an iPhone or an
iPod? Stay tuned, iTunes App coming soon!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011 More Carnival Arcane reviews from the Lancaster-Rigby press box
The Lancaster-Rigby press department is pleased to share with you these great new reviews of the Carnival Arcane show from Horror Addicts, writer Scott
Sandridge, Blackgate, Cleveland Scene, and Movie Crpyt.
Horror Addicts - "Old fans
of Midnight Syndicate will not be disappointed as their trademark epic instrumental soundtrack feel is here in abundance, and you can see also that they have grown in
their musical storytelling."
Blackgate - "Each one of the twenty-five tracks is a self-contained gem of a storyline that will strike a nerve with anyone who believes there’s something more
disturbing at traveling carnivals than employees without good dental plans."
Cleveland Scene -
"...somehow, after 14 years and just as many albums, the Chardon duo still manages to give us nightmares every time."
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 Win a copy of The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin and a Midnight Syndicate CD
"Music sets the scene for a writer, and for me, it's an important part of writing. My 'Chronicles of the Necromancer' series deals with dark themes and
with necromancers, vampires and magic. Midnight Syndicate is on my iPod and their songs are great scene-setting music. I also hear from readers that Midnight
Syndicate makes a good soundtrack while they're reading." - Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin, author of the dark fiction series
Chronicles of Necromancer, has launched her
2011 Days of the Dead Blog Tour. The tour features interviews, book excerpts,
short story excerpts and contests. You can win a copy of her book The Sworn, along with a Midnight Syndicate CD. Simply send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and snail mail address between now and
November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm Eastern. Six winners will be chosen randomly on November 2nd.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 More big accolades for Carnival Arcane from the horror press
This most recent batch of Carnival Arcane reviews include: Rue Morgue, Dark Beauty Magazine, and Halloween Overkill.
Halloween Overkill - "...so infectious that
I simply cannot stop listening to it! Midnight Syndicate's use of sound effects mixed with their trademark orchestral sound is cranked up to maximum effect here, 5 out
of 5 "Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns" and can officially say it is tied for first as my favorite Midnight Syndicate CD!"
Dark Beauty Magazine (#8) - "...sublime and perfect ...genius and altogether
disturbing in the most amusing of ways."
Rue Morgue Magazine (#116) - "Those seeking more than the usual haunted houses and
dark castles need look no further. Coulorphobics, however, probably should skip this ride. - 4 skulls"
Hayes Hudson's House of
Horror - "Never have kids laughing and singing sounded so scary! While some tracks are just cool, spooky sounding songs, some are very beautiful songs that
could easily be used as title music for a big budget, blockbuster film... definitely getting your money's worth with this one!"
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011 UK's Paranormal Explorer Magazine interviews Midnight Syndicate in latest issue
Midnight Syndicate is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the UK-based paranormal magazine,
The Paranormal Explorer. The interactive issue features an interview with
both Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka as well as articles on the paranormal, real-life vampires, EVPs and music. For more information, visit their website.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011 The Dead Matter-themed haunted cornfield maze and attraction opens in Iowa!
Haunted Carter Farms, one of the oldest haunted cornfield mazes in America, has
chosen to theme this year's attraction after The Dead Matter movie. The design of
this season's 5-acre maze blends cover art from The Dead Matter DVD
and elements from Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates
CD. In addition to taking guests through scenes from The Dead Matter movie, haunt designers took the "The Dead Matter world" and developed original
scenes and an alternate storyline. Music and several original props from the film will be featured in the attraction. The haunt is open every Friday and Saturday
in October and Halloween night. For more information visit Haunted Carter Farms.
The Dead Matter is available at the Midnight Syndicate Store and on
Amazon.com. The film was just released on Blu-Ray
in Germany today (available at Amazon.de).
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 Smashing review of Carnival Arcane from the Midnight Theater of Terror
In this great read, fellow Clevelander Dr. Zombie, talks about his history with the band's music
and shares his thoughts on the latest disc.
Dr. Zombie's Midnight Theater of
Terror - "Carnival Arcane is, in a word, perfection. This CD is a masterpiece, and the deviant minds behind Midnight Syndicate - Edward Douglas and
Gavin Goszka - have outdone themselves."
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011 Edward and Gavin share Halloween memories with Zombo's Closet
As we enter the Halloween season,
Zombo's Closet sat down
with Ed and Gavin and asked them to share some of their favorite Halloween memories and what the holiday means to them. Both were asked the same five questions.
You can see Edward's responses
here and Gavin's
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Keep the clowns coming!
In an effort to allow people to share images of their haunts from this season, we have EXTENDED the DEADLINE for the
Goons and Greasepaint music video contest to NOVEMBER 10th. If you have a cool clown or dark circus picture
that you'd like to have featured on Midnight Syndicate's upcoming Goons and Greasepaint video, send it to us and
win free stuff! More details on the contest here! Photo courtesy of Devid Helfrey/Ben Mund of FrightTown.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas at Spooky Empire this weekend Attention Florida Legions of the Night, Halloween Horror Nights, and Howl-O-Scream fans - Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be
attending Spooky Empire, Inc. in Orlando this weekend! This is the band's first
Florida appearance. Stop by the Midnight Syndicate booth, get your stuff signed, and pick up a copy of
The Dead Matter or Carnival Arcane!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 Win Midnight Syndicate CDs from October 31st.org
October 31st.org is giving away a 3-pack of Midnight Syndicate CDs including the new Carnival Arcane CD. To enter the contest,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 Chat live with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka Tonight
Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in the
Back Room Chat
Room, an old school text-only chat on the Beautiful Brains Books &
Games website. The chat room opens around 8:45pm Eastern on September 29th, with Edward and Gavin joining in at 9:00pm. The room closes around 10:00pm
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 Killer Reviews asks "Is Midnight Syndicate Horror's Best Kept Secret?" in smashing review of Carnival
Read more of what Killer Reviews' Xander Kane had to say about the album and Midnight Syndicate
Killer Reviews -
"...this time it is flat out perfection... they take their craft to another level with no looking back... a unique listening experience that is rarely seen in much
of music today."
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 New Dead Matter 'Mark the Zombie' t-shirts now available
Look fashionable this Halloween season wearing everyone's favorite post-mortem American around town! The new t-shirt is available now at
The Midnight Syndicate Store.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 Live Interview Tonight on Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio Join Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas tonight on WBGU-FM Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio. This live interview starts at 8:30pm
Eastern. Click here to listen live. Call-ins are welcome at
888.792.4836 (888-7-WBGU FM). Tune in to catch up on the most recent Midnight Syndicate news as well as the latest on the new Carnival Arcane
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 Send us your clowns... We are putting together a special music video for the song
Goons and Greasepaint from the new Carnival Arcane disc and need your help! From now through October 15th, send us your creepy clown pictures, short
video clips (less than 30 sec.), OR images of your haunt, acting troupe, or home haunt display. We will be selecting as many as we can to be a part of
this special video highlighting some of the best fans in the world. If your picture or clip is used, you will automatically be entered
in a random drawing to win a FREE Carnival Arcane t-shirt! To enter, simply send your photos to
email@example.com. Be sure to include YOUR NAME, and
a PHOTO CREDIT!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 The Dead Matter coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany October 13th!
On October 13th, The Dead Matter will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany through Euro Video. Both formats will include
both German and English dubs!
Friday, September 2, 2011 Carnival Arcane receives accolades from the horror press
Midnight Syndicate's new Carnival Arcane has been getting incredible reviews from fans and press alike. Below are some new ones from the horror
press. For a complete list of reviews, visit the Carnival Arcane REVIEWS section.
Apex Publishing - "...might
be a high point in the band's already stellar and legendary career... What they have produced is a memorable album that blends historical realism with the
recognizable fantastic elements that has helped make Midnight Syndicate one of the most popular instrumental-only groups in the world."
Darkest Radio - "...a triumph for Midnight Syndicate... up there
with my favorites... 5 out of 5! Every carnival has a duality to it... Midnight Syndicate captures that duality perfectly. They harness the fantasy, the mystery,
the sinister darkness, and weave it into a tapestry of unnatural phantasmagoria."
Bastards of Horror - "...beautiful but downright horrifying great music that is a
must buy. 4 out of 4 stars."
Horror News - "...featuring
beautifully sonic pieces of terror and mystery, 'Carnival Arcane' manages to haunt with a fun edge oozing evil clowns, sideshows and big top menagerie."
Sandman Cinema - "...Midnight Syndicate sets out to take 'listeners to
the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, a turn-of-the-century traveling circus with more than a few skeletons in its closet.' And they succeeded magnificently... a
great story-telling CD that works on multiple levels."
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011 Midnight Syndicate at DragonCon Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be at DragonCon this
weekend (Sept. 2-5). Stop on by the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room, meet Edward, and check out the new
Carnival Arcane CD.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 More great reviews for Carnival Arcane from Halloween, haunted house, and amusement park press
More awesome reviews for the Carnival Arcane CD are pouring in! This recent group includes one from an amusement park aficianados viewpoint
The Thrills) as well as ones from a haunted house, home haunter, and Halloween historian's perspective!
the Thrills - "a very ambitious album that hits the mark every single time on every single track - keeping you guessing, and leading you down paths in ways you
never thought Midnight Syndicate would take you."
Haunt off the Press - "Midnight Syndicate has another masterpiece on their
hands with CARNIVAL ARCANE ... it truly is one hell of an adventure."
Terror from Beyond
the Daves - "...this is a must-have for your collection! The music at times is genuinely creepy and yet manages to hold on to the charm that only circus music
Halloween Alliance - "...an essential
album to add to your horror collection and powerful mood music while celebrating Halloween... 'Carnival Arcane' continues their grand, masterful tradition of
storytelling with music, but is even more ambitious than all others - both in the depth, grandeur and creepiness of the music, and in the well-researched and
accurate representation of what it would be like to visit a slightly shabby, sinister circus from the Victorian era."
AUGUST 22, 2011 Midnight Syndicate at Fan Expo Canada
AUGUST 15, 2011 Fangoria Magazine posts killer review for Carnival Arcane
Check out a great new review for Carnival Arcane from the legendary Fangoria Magazine,
"CARNIVAL ARCANE proves that, 14 years into their career, Douglas and Goszka are still very capable of outdoing themselves... their mission statement of 'soundtracks
to imaginary films' has never been as well-realized as it has been in this outing." - Jeremy Webster
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011 Carnival Arcane earns high praise across the board in first round of reviews
The first six reviews for the new Carnival Arcane CD are in. Thank you also to the fans who have emailed us and/or posted their comments on
Rotting Flesh Radio #242 - "...an absolutely tremendous
album! 5 out of 5! Midnight Syndicate has maintained their epic signature sound while continuing to grow
Haunted Radio (review starts at 8:00) - "This is a must-have
Drive-In of the Dead - "Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas
have done it again... a terrific 'soundtrack to an imaginary film' loaded with realistic turn-of-the-century sound effects and seriously sinister atmosphere. To be honest,
I had my doubts (the) subject matter would be too narrow... (but) this IS Midnight Syndicate we're talking about. Who else could take a theme like a circus and
completely turn it on its head? 'Carnival Arcane' exceeded my expectations."
Video Vault - "a
creepy, fascinating take on the Carnival that begs your imagination to run wild... a great listen...already made its way to the top of my playlists ... Only King
Diamond's themed albums such as 'Abigail' and 'Them' do as well of a job of telling a horror story through music and Midnight Syndicate does it repeatedly without
singing. Quite a feat in my book."
Monsters From The
Basement - "I enjoyed every second... From the minute you first put this CD in the player you are transported to another world... a very unique musical
experience. Midnight Syndicate hit the nail right on the head."
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 Rotting Flesh Radio gives Carnival Arcane two huge thumbs way up
The latest episode of Rotting Flesh Radio #242 features a big review of
Carnival Arcane (THE REVIEW STARTS AT 1:19:00 - 1hr. 19min.). In it, Gruesome Joe gives a great overview of the disc complete with samples and commentary
from both a music fan and haunter's perspective. You can check out the episode on iTunes (search for "Rotting Flesh Radio Episode #242),
Rotting Flesh Radio, or on
"...an absolutely tremendous album, 5 out of 5. Midnight Syndicate has maintained their epic signature sound while continuing to grow musically." - Gruesome
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011 Live Interview Tonight with Midnight Syndicate on The Buzz
Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in a live interview on The
Buzz Monday, August 8th at 10:30pm. Hosted by Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost, the band will talk about the new Carnival Arcane CD and all of the latest
Midnight Syndicate news. To participate in the show, the call in number is 672-626-2488 or 672-ORB-BITT.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011 Coverage of the Carnival Arcane Listening Party
Ryan Hiadet of Cleveland's
MetroMix came out to cover
the event and posted his comments and some pics
here. We'll be posting more
pics up on Facebook shortly.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 Midnight Syndicate releases Carnival Arcane CD
The Lancaster Rigby Carnival has arrived! Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane is now available at
The Midnight Syndicate Store and your favorite retailer. To hear the preview
track Freakshow, click here.
The train smoke drifting through the pale moon light signals the arrival of the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival. In a forest clearing, these mesonoxian visitors await
your arrival. Stroll along the midway and behold wonders both fantastic and macabre from every corner of the globe. And be sure to ride their one of a kind carousel
for an experience you'll never, ever forget.
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2011 Carnival Arcane, Dead Matter screenings, signings, and more lined up for GenCon Indy The Lancaster Rigby Carnival and The Dead Matter are rolling into
GenCon Indy next weekend (August 4-7). Guests can stop by the
Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth throughout the weekend and listen to the new Carnival Arcane disc. While there, you can pick up a copy and have it
signed by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka.
Thursday night, DJ "Aleister Rigby" of the Lancaster Rigby Carnival
will be spinning tunes
for our friends at Twilight Creations as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary
of Zombies!!! The party goes from 8pm till 10:45pm. Edward will also be a presenter at the annual
ENnie Awards Friday at 7pm. Gavin Goszka will be performing live anime music
throughout the convention (see schedule for times). He will be available to sign Midnight Syndicate CDs. He will also be selling CDs from his side projects
Parlormuse and Subtle Inversion.
The Dead Matter will be screening on Friday at 3:30pm. Edward Douglas and cast member Christopher Robichaud (Frank) will be in attendance. On Saturday
from 2pm to 5pm, cast members Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp will be doing a signing at the Midnight Syndicate booth. Edward Douglas will also be helping
host panels on Getting Work In The Film Business (Sat. at 12noon) and Film Budget and Financing (Sat. at 4pm).
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011 More inside scoop on Carnival Arcane from Love It Loud
Only one week till the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival hits town! Writer Christian Sellers shares some more inside info from Ed and Gavin about
the upcoming Carnival Arcane disc in
this article, just posted on
Love It Loud.
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011 Pre-order your copy of Carnival Arcane at the Midnight Syndicate Store. New T-Shirt design now available
You can pre-order your copy of the Carnival Arcane CD at the Midnight Syndicate Store now. Also on sale
now is the new Carnival Arcane t-shirt, available here. Pre-orders will ship August 1st. As always, we thank you
for your support!
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011 Carnival Arcane Premiere Listening Party August 1st, Cleveland, OH
The Lancaster-Rigby Carnival's first stop is Cleveland... Join Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas as they debut their new CD, Carnival
Arcane at The Boneyard in
Mayfield Heights, Ohio (5900 Mayfield Rd.) on Monday, August 1st. The party is free, all ages, and open to the public.
The party starts at 7pm. At 8pm, Gavin and Ed will play the CD, talk a bit about the creation process, and then be on hand to meet with guests and sign copies of
the new CD (which will be available for purchase). There will also be giveaways throughout the night. The Boneyard has an excellent restaurant and a large
videogame arcade which will be open before, during, and after the party. As always, costumes are welcome. We hope to see you there!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011 First preview track from upcoming Carnival Arcane CD released Midnight Syndicate has just released a preview track entitled Freakshow from the upcoming CD, Carnival Arcane, which will
be released August 2nd. The song can be viewed below or on YouTube.
Edward Douglas had this to say "We had a difficult time picking a Carnival Arcane "preview" track as it's hard to single out any one track as being indicative
of the CD. There's a lot of things going on in this one. The song we chose is Freakshow as we think it bridges some familiar elements with a taste of
some of what's in store... Inspired by research, this track incorporates some of the more tragic elements of carnie life and the original freak shows as well as
the macabre. We hope people enjoy it."
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011 The Buzz interview cancelled tonight due to inclement weather Storms in Wisconsin have taken out power and internet connections to the broadcasting station so tonight's show has been cancelled. We
hope everyone stays safe out there and will let you know as soon as we reschedule.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 Live Interview with Midnight Syndicate on The Buzz Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in a
live interview on The Buzz Monday, July 18th at 11:30pm.
Hosted by Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost, the band will talk about the upcoming Carnival Arcane release and all of the latest Midnight Syndicate news. To
participate in the show, the call in number is 672-626-2488 or 672-ORB-BITT.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011 Midnight Syndicate to release new Carnival Arcane CD August 2nd Midnight Syndicate will be
releasing it's fourteenth studio
album, Carnival Arcane, on August 2nd. The CD will be available at Amazon, iTunes, and at great Halloween retailers nationwide. Preview tracks will be
available shortly, as will information on pre-ordering the disc through the
Midnight Syndicate Store.
Plans are underway for a listening party that will take place in the Cleveland area August 1st (details to follow). Both Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas will
also be selling and signing CDs at GenCon Indy (August 4-7).
The theme of the new disc surrounds the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, a shadowy, turn-of-the-century traveling circus with more than a few skeletons in its closet.
"We spent a lot of time researching circuses and carnivals of that time period to ensure that the sounds and music work together to immerse you in this world,"
said Edward Douglas. "There's also a big tip of the top hat to Mr. Bradbury whose work inspired many of the more horrific elements on the disc." Carnival
Arcane also features the vocal talents The Dead Matter alumns Jason
Carter, Brian Van Camp, and Dennis Carter, Jr.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 The Dead Matter wins BEST SOUNDTRACK in 2011 Golden Cob Awards The Dead Matter has won the 2011 Golden Cob Award for BEST B MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. Congratulations to composer Edward Douglas and all the artists
involved: Gavin Goszka, Lazy Lane, HipNostic, Quanta, Destini Beard, Jerry Vayne, Pat Berdysz, and Eternal Legacy! Congratulations also to Dead Matter
sound designer Patrick Giraudi who won BEST B MOVIE SOUND DESIGN for his work on DinoCroc vs. Supergator. You can purchase The Dead Matter: Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack at The Midnight Syndicate Store or on iTunes. To find out what others are saying about
the soundtrack, click here. The Golden Cob Awards are hosted by B-Movie Celebration to commemorate the best in
genre and exploitation cinema.
THIS WEEKEND! If you are in the Minnesota area, be sure to catch Edward Douglas, Jason Carter, and Brian Van Camp at
CONvergence Con! In addition to a special screening and Q&A session, all three
will be part of several panels. For more information and/or to find out about screenings in your area, visit,
The Dead Matter SCREENING page.
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011 Edward Douglas at Pittsburgh's Monster Bash
this weekend Edward Douglas will be on-hand at Creepy Classic's
Monster Bash Conference in Butler, PA this weekend. The show specializes
in classic films from the "golden age of horror", horror hosts, monster models, memorabilia, and toys.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011 New Interview with Edward Douglas Posted on Darkest Radio
Check out this great new interview with Edward Douglas on
Host Darkest Jack asks interesting questions about the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD and more.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011 The Dead Matter wins Best Film and Best Director at Nashville's Full Moon Horror Festival The Dead Matter took home BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR
(Edward Douglas) awards this weekend at Nashville's Full Moon Horror Festival. Congratulations to the
cast and crew!! Pictured from left to right are: Actress Donna Williams (Dr. Rebecca Taylor), Event Organizer Ben Dixon of
Bloody Moon Films, and Actor Brian Van Camp (Mark the Zombie).
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 Midnight Syndicate featured in new book on Halloween
An interview with Edward and Gavin are among those featured in Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night, a new book from author
Lesley Bannatyne. A leading authority on Halloween, Lesley has written several books on the subject including an article for the World Book Encyclopedia. This
book features interviews with musicians, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the
nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate
it the way we do today.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011 Stiff Mag gives big thumbs up to Dead Matter on the cover of latest issue The latest issue of
Stiff Mag (#6) features Dead Matter on the cover and a smashing review from Editor in Chief, David Harlequin. David writes: "'The Dead Matter' is
a brilliantly crafted dark-fantasy horror film that brings some much needed credibility back to the genre. Highly recommended for anyone wanting new, original,
quality horror. This film really delivers - 5 out of 5 scars on the indie scale." From the creators of GraveyardGirls.net, Stiff Mag is a quarterly
magazine featuring horror film and music reviews as well as photography, and alternative entertainment news.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011 Win Midnight Syndicate CDs and help the American Red Cross in our Helping Hands Sweepstakes
Win an ultra-rare autographed Midnight Syndicate self-titled debut CD, signed by all the artists, or a set of any other eight (8) CDs and help the
American Red Cross in the process during our Helping Hands Sweepstakes. To enter, simply
click here. For every new "Like" the Midnight Syndicate Facebook
Page receives between now and the end of the contest (May 30th), we will make a donation to the American Red Cross. Another great reason to
tell a friend!
Additionally, Midnight Syndicate has been authorized to accept donations on behalf of the American Red Cross. For every donation over $30, we will send you
an autographed, personalized Midnight Syndicate CD of your choice (self-titled excluded). 100% of ALL monies received go to the Red Cross.
Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal are accepted. See contest for more
details. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011 Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane CD progressing well
Midnight Syndicate reports that work on the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD is proceeding extremely well. On Friday, Gavin Goszka posted on
were concerns because we knew going into this disc that we would need some very specialized, hard-to-find sound effects, textures, and vocal FX. After listening to
the tracks today, we feel, without a doubt, this disc will have the most tangible atmosphere of any of the discs we've done to date." The CD, which takes
listeners on a journey to the sinister Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, is expected to be released the first week in August. Photo credit: Rick Davis,
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 Edward Douglas and Dead Matter cast to make first Minnesota appearance at CONvergence
Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas, and Dead Matter's Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp will be Guests of Honor at this year's
CONvergence Con in
Minneapolis, MN June 30th through July 3rd. This will be Midnight Syndicate's first appearance in the area. In addition to a Dead Matter screening and
a Making of 'The Dead Matter' panel hosted by Edward, Jason, and Brian, all three will be on-hand throughout the con at the Midnight Syndicate table
where they will be joined by actress Jen Sharlow signing and selling posters, DVDs, CDs, and other merchandise. Edward will be a part of various panels throughout
the weekend including: Making a Living as a Creative Person, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Demise of the Neighborhood Video Store,
Vampires: When did they stop being monsters?, and Zombies and their slow (or fast) movement into Popular Culture. Both Brian and Jason will be
hosting So you Want to be an Actor? and Jason will be doing a Babylon 5: From the Inside panel.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 National Horror Examiner posts smashing review of The Dead Matter
The National Horror Examiner just published a smashing review of
Dead Matter that you can check out
Writer Scott Ruth writes: "Great casting, humore, some cool gore, wicked FX by Robert Kurtzman, awesome atmosphere, a unique take on
vampire lore, and a phenomenal score make 'The Dead Matter' one of my favorite films of the last 2 or 3 decades!" In addition to that
review, we've also posted new reviews for both the movie, Dark Masquerade, and
The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, on our
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011 New interview with Edward Douglas in Barrel O' Fun
Edward Douglas talks about the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD and more in the most recent issue of Barrel O' Fun. Barrel
O' Fun is a publication for members of DAFE (Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts), which is a not-for-profit organization, staffed
by volunteers, dedicated toward the appreciation, support, and documentation of attractions related to darkrides and funhouses. You can
check out more about the organization and Barrel O' Fun Magazine
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011 Dead Matter is official selection at Full Moon Film Festival in Nashville
For the past ten years Ben Dixon (Lone Wolf Body Art, Dark Harvest 3) and his wife, actress Stacey Dixon, have been running the
Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Convention in Nashville. This year they've added a horror film festival and named Dead Matter one of
their first official selections. Both Brian Van Camp (Mark the Zombie), and Donna William (Rebecca - Trilec Labs) will be
hosting the screening and Q&A (time TBD). Both will also be on-hand throughout the con (May 13-15) selling and signing Dead Matter
DVDs, CDs, posters, and Mark the Zombie merch. For more information on the festival,
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011 Midnight Syndicate Weekend on HVRNC, Live Interview Sunday
HVRN Talk Radio Network, with host Todd Bates, will be hosting
another great Midnight Syndicate Weekend. The event kicks off today at 5:00pm Eastern and runs until midnight. It continues on
Sunday at 5:00pm Eastern. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be doing a live interview on Sunday starting at 9:00pm Eastern. Tune in for
music and giveaways all weekend long.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011 Creature Corps web series goes to TransWorld
Want a look inside the Transworld Haunted House Show? Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps just released the second of two episodes featuring
their experiences at the show. Featuring footage from The Darkness haunted house and music from Midnight Syndicate. Watch
1 or Episode
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 New interview with Edward Douglas on Rue Morgue
Sean Plummer of Rue Morgue Magazine sat down with Edward Douglas to ask him about The Dead Matter and future plans for Midnight
Syndicate. Read the interview here.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Dead Matter screenings planned for HauntCon and National Haunters Convention
Edward Douglas will be screening The Dead Matter at HauntCon
in Louisville, KY on April 29th and at the Thursday Night Meet-N-Greet at
National Haunters Convention in King of Prussia,
PA on May 5th. For more information on these and other screenings, visit The Dead MatterSCREENINGS page.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 Drive-in of the Dead interviews Destini Beard of Dark Masquerade Drive In of the Dead has just posted an
Destini Beard. In it, she talks about last year's Dark Masquerade EP collaboration
with Midnight Syndicate, as well as her future plans including talk of a new CD! To read the interview, click on the SNACK BAR button, and
then the SNACK BAR MENU to reveal the INTERVIEWS section, which also features an earlier interview with Edward Douglas. A fun site to
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 Dead Matter alumni lend voices to upcoming Carnival Arcane CD
When Carnival Arcane comes to town this August, fans of Dead Matter will hear some familiar voices. Actors Brian Van Camp
and Jason Carter will both be appearing on the upcoming Midnight Syndicate CD. "They both really added to the whole experience," said
Edward Douglas. "Not that you could know it from watching the movie, but Brian (Van Camp) has a great baritone voice." Carter's
recent voiceover work includes the Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth series of video games.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011 Live interview tonight on Sacred Division
Join Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas live tonight on
Sacred Division with Bishop Long. The interview starts
at 8:00pm Eastern. To listen live, go to
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011 More kudos for Dead Matter and the soundtrack
We've just posted a new batch of reviews for The Dead Matter, including one for the soundtrack from Radio Casbah. To read the
reviews, click here or the link below.
Nightmare Revue - "The sort of blending of
Fantasy and Horror in "The Dead Matter" just isn't something you see much... a solid entry for Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate. It aims
to do a little bit of everything and is actually able to succeed."
Casbah - "the musical fiends at Midnight Syndicate have always done it right. And you, my friends are in for a treat. Great god. Take
a deep breath and sit back. Alone playing in the background, the music's scary enough. Just add a vivid imagination, and you'll be set for
quite a while."
(Terry Wickham) - "very entertaining... It's ambitious for a low-budget film and Writer/Director Edward Douglas pulls it off...
plays like something made from another era of horror because of it's unique qualities..."
Magazine (SPOILER ALERT) - "a fun genre film that does something a little different with some old standards... it is the music that
is by far the strongest element... the soundtrack is lush and at times borderline epic. Hearing it certainly makes one think about how great
it would be to see Douglas and his crew helm a period piece (though that might be the Hammer fan girl in me)."
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 The 13th Hour and Symphonies From the Crypt t-shirts back in stock
t-shirts, The 13th Hour and Symphonies
from the Crypt, are back in stock. The shirts are available in sizes SMALL through XXXL. While supplies last!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 Edward Douglas talks to Fangoria about upcoming Carnival Arcane CD
Edward Douglas talked to Michael Gingold of
about the upcoming Carnival Arcane CD and plans for the future in a
news article posted earlier this week.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 Vote for The Dead Matter in this year's Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards! The Dead Matter has been nominated in several categories for this year's Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards including:
Best Score in a Zombie Film (Edward Douglas/Midnight Syndicate), Best Screenplay in a Zombie Film (Edward Douglas/Tony
Demci), Best Special FX Makeup (David Greathouse/Robert Kurtzman's Creature Crew), Best Zombie (Brian Van Camp as
"Mark"), and Best Cameo (Richard Dyszel "Count Gore de Vol" as "The Teacher" in the classroom scene). You can vote
now by clicking here!
As we posted last week, The Dead Matter was also nominated for BEST INDIE FILM in the prestigious
Rondo Awards. If you haven't voted for it yet, you can do
so at www.rondoaward.com!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 Vote for The Dead Matter in the Rondo Awards!
The Dead Matter has been nominated for BEST INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM category in this year's
Rondo Awards and we need your support! To vote for the movie
simply follow this link. You do NOT have to
vote in every category. The Rondo Awards are a great honor in the horror community and we appreciate your taking time to support
Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter team!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Two new Midnight Syndicate remixes on the Ghost Provokers soundtrack available now on iTunes The comedy crew over at Ghost Provokers have
just released their first official soundtrack and it includes TWO new Midnight Syndicate remixes (Shadows and Fallen
Grandeur). Check it out now on
From the Ghost Provokers website - "Discover how to "Poke
A Ghost" in just fifteen mind blowing tracks! Inspirational, educational and as bold as the Ghost Provokers themselves! Whether you're a
grizzled ghost hunting veteran, or a pre-schooling trick-or-treater, this genre-breaking soundtrack will have you slapping spirits like a
pro! Available on
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011 Midnight Syndicate to release Carnival Arcane CD in August The circus is coming to town... Midnight Syndicate is in the
studio working on a new CD
entitled Carnival Arcane, with an anticipated release date in early August 2011.
Pay no attention to the rumors, the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival is alive and
awaits you just beyond the outskirts of town. Bring your wives and children for an unforgettable night of entertainment from the four corners of the globe, and be
sure to enjoy a ride on our Grand Carousel. But hurry ~ as this once in a lifetime opportunity is only here for a limited time!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 New interview with Edward Douglas posted on Horror Addicts.net Sin de la Morte covers all the aspects of Midnight Syndicate's career in this new interview with Edward Douglas
just posted on Horror Addicts.
here to check it out.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 The Dead Matter cracks Bloody Disgusting's Top Ten Horror Films of 2010 Bloody-Disgusting reviewer and podcast host Keenan "Horror Guy" McClelland gave The
Dead Matter his vote on the site's annual Top 10 Horror Films of 2010 segment.
Click here to see his complete list. For other recent reviews and
interviews, click here.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 Con Nooga to host first Dead Matter screening of the new year Chatanooga's
Con Nooga will be home to the first Dead Matter event of 2011 and will feature
a screening as well as a Q&A panel
with Edward Douglas, Jason Carter, and Brian Van Camp. All three of them will also be on-hand at the Midnight Syndicate booth throughout the convention, selling
and signing Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter DVDs and merchandise. Edward Douglas will also be hosting a Midnight Syndicate Panel (time and date TBD).
Other panels will be announced later. Click here for more
Dead Matter screenings.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010 New interview with Edward Douglas posted at Drive-In of the Dead
Drive-In of the Dead has just posted a brand new interview with Edward Douglas. To check it out,
visit www.driveinofthedead.com, click on the Snack Bar
button, and then the Snack Bar Menu button to get to the Interviews Page. Be sure to check out the new Weekly Scream Queen,
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010 Live interview with Gavin Goszka tonight on HVRNC
Catch a live interview tonight with Gavin Goszka on
Haunted Voices Radio. The interview will start at
9:00pm Eastern. Tune in for the latest news and CD giveaways.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 The staff at Drive-In of the Dead give The Dead Matter some serious love! The guys at Drive-In of the Dead are fans of Midnight
Syndicate - but admitted to us they were unsure how it would translate to film. What was their verdict?
Drive-In of the
Dead - "...The clever plot, the gnarly make-up, the perfect score (that had many nods to Midnight Syndicate's past), and a
healthy mix of b-movie charisma make this film a refreshing change from the usual horror schlock that Hollywood churns out. It's
always a thrill to see when a group of filmmakers 'get it.' For me, the dead definitely matter!"
If you haven't stopped by the
Drive-in yet, you're in for a
real treat. A unique, well-crafted horror site. Be sure to swing by
the Snack Bar and check out the Scream Queen of the Week!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010 Seasons Greetings from Midnight Syndicate
We would like to thank our fans for helping to make our 13th Anniversary our best year ever!
We're working on a lot of new things for 2011, including a new Midnight Syndicate CD coming in August. From our families and us, to
you and yours, have a safe and wonderful holiday season!
- Midnight Syndicate
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010 New interview with Edward Douglas on Mr. Frights Check out a
new interview with Edward Douglas on
Mr. Fright's Five With Frights
segment where he talks about the origins of The Dead Matter and fields a few unique questions.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010 Benevolent Street gives high praise for Edward Douglas and The Dead Matter
The horror writers at Benevolent Street have just given The Dead Matter
an excellent review citing strong sound, music, production values for an indie film, and story.
Benevolent Street - "...a very interesting
and well blended smoothie of zombie and vampire goodness... the sound is amazing.
The twists, visuals, occassional humor and sound are enough to keep the viewer interested from start to finish... Having already tackled
the musical side of the horror genre... it should be no surprise to see Douglas climbing the ladder in the horror industry as a
director. "The Dead Matter" can be considered a terrific start."
[[Comment from Edward Douglas - "Producer Gary Jones and UPM Phil Garrett deserve a lot of credit for squeezing what we could out of
the budget and putting it up on the screen. Patrick Giraudi of
Virtual Mix handled post sound and delivered the goods in a
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 Rare photos from The 13th Hour CD Release Party posted on Facebook We've just posted some never-before-seen photos from Midnight
Syndicate's The 13th Hour CD Release Party on
Facebook for your
viewing pleasure. Midnight Syndicate is planning another CD Release Party in 2011. Details coming soon!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010 Hillarious new episode of Ghost Provokers featuring Midnight Syndicate
Fan of paranormal shows? Looking for a laugh?
Click here and check out the newest
3-part installment of Ghost Provokers
featuring music from Midnight Syndicate and a cameo from a familiar face at end of
Part 1 of 3. Filmed on board the Queen Mary at
this year's Ghost Fest Expo 4, this spooktacular parody
hit the scene earlier this year with their first episode
Wildewood Manor. To see that episode and more be sure to check out the official
Ghost Provokers website!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 Win a copy of The Dead Matter and check out another great review at Best-Horror-Movies.com Best-Horror-Movies.com is giving you a chance to win a
copy of The Dead Matter. For more details,
While you are there, be sure to check out a great review for the movie
Best-Horror-Movies.com - SMALL SPOILER ALERT -
"...stellar performances by Divoff and Savini... good character development... I enjoyed the humor in the film and caught myself laughing out loud several
times. In fact, the more I think about this movie the more I want to watch it again."
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010 Major props for The Dead Matter from Xomba's Horror Channel
The Dead Matter has just received a great review from the writers at Xomba's new
Horror Channel. Check it out
Xomba's Horror Channel - "Douglas has managed to brilliantly
craft a horror fest with gore, humor and most importantly, a unique depth that many low-budget films lack entirely... The characters in 'The Dead Matter'
are well-rounded, and the movie's fast pace allows it to take the viewer for a spooky ride, throwing in some laughs here and there... (Douglas) does a
fine job transforming his creative mind for music into a breeding ground for horrifyingly new ideas to bring to the horror genre's plate."
The Dead Matter is still available here and at
Hot Topic stores. It makes the perfect
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 Famous Monsters of Filmland interviews Edward Douglas and gives The Dead Matter thumbs up! 2010 brought us the return of one of the most beloved horror
magazines of all time, Famous Monsters of Filmland. This venerable publication also has a new website where you can check out
an interview with Edward Douglas, along with
another great review of The Dead Matter
(small spoiler alert). The article is written by Max Cheney of the Rondo Award-winning horror blog,
Drunken Severed Head.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 Ed and Gavin interviewed on Sci-Fi Bookshelf
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010 Dead Matter screenings in Minneapolis and Lexington THIS WEEKEND! ScareFest (Lexington, KY) - This great event features a mix of both horror guests (including George Romero!), panels,
and screenings, as well as paranormal guests,
panels, and ghost tours. The Dead Matter screening will be held on Friday at 8pm with a Q&A to follow. Director Edward Douglas and actor Brian Van Camp
(Mark, the Zombie) will be at the screening and on-hand in the Exhibit Hall all three days. Click
more info on ScareFest.
Crypticon (Bloomington, MN) - Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and musical guests Mushroomhead round
out this horror con's 5th installment. Meet actress Jen Sharlow at The Dead Matter screening on Saturday at 8pm, as well as in the Vendor Room all three days of
the con. Click here for more details on
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010 Live Interview Tonight on The Buzz Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas will be live tonight on The Buzz
with Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost. The segment starts at 11:45pm Eastern. To listen live, go to
The Buzz on Talk Stream Live. The call-in number for the show is 262-672-2488.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 Win a signed copy of Dark Haven and a Midnight Syndicate CD "Music sets the scene for a writer, and for me, it's an important part of
writing. My 'Chronicles of the Necromancer' series deals with dark themes and with necromancers, vampires and magic. Midnight Syndicate is on my iPod
and their songs are great scene-setting music. I also hear from readers that Midnight Syndicate makes a good soundtrack while they're reading." -
Gail Z. Martin
Gail Z. Martin, author of the dark fiction series
Chronicles of Necromancer, has launched
her 2010 Days of the Dead Blog Tour. The
tour features interviews, book excerpts, and contests. You can win a copy of her
book Dark Haven, along with a Midnight Syndicate CD. Simply send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and snail mail address between now and
November 1st, 2010 at noon Eastern. Six winners will be chosen randomly on the 1st.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 Midnight Syndicate on Sirius/XM Halloween Radio
Listen to Midnight Syndicate now on Sirius/XM's 'Scream'
Halloween Radio (Sirius Ch. 113, XM Ch. 227). This features an entertaining mix of Midnight Syndicate music, Halloween tales,
celebrity interviews, audio clips from classic horror films, and sound effects.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 Midnight Syndicate and Taylor Swift on ShockHound's Halloween Tales
Midnight Syndicate and Taylor Swift? - Check out a new video just uploaded to
featuring Taylor, Black Veil Brides, Underoath and others sharing their best and worst Halloween stories. All set to the music of
Midnight Syndicate, of course.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010 Two more good reviews for The Dead Matter from Shockya and BuyZombie. Interview with Edward
Douglas on Wired.com
SMALL SPOILER ALERT - "A really fun romp that feels like a throwback to classic horror films of days gone by. I suggest picking this one up as it'll
grow on you (like an infection) the further in you get."
Shockya - "...a must-see for
fans of the music group and the horror genre."
Check out a fun new interview with Edward Douglas on
Wired.com where he
talks about Halloween, Midnight Syndicate, and the making of The Dead Matter.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010 Eternal Legacy's music video for The Dead Matter posted
We've just posted Eternal Legacy's music video to
their song, The Dead Matter, here and on YouTube.
Directed by Joe Fortunato and produced by Bill Peters (Auburn Records),
the video showcases clips from The Dead Matter movie and appears as an extra on
The Dead Matter DVD. The song is also
featured on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD. Just one more great reason to pick up the The Dead Matter: 3-Disc Deluxe Editionhere and at
Topic this month!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 Big Dead Matter screening, signing, and cast reunion at Cleveland's Ghoulardifest this weekend
Another great Dead Matter event for Northeast Ohio is this weekend. Meet Producer Gary Jones and actors Jason
Carter, "Big Chuck" Schodowski, Donna Williams, Christina Capadona, Brian Van Camp, Mike Olszewksi, and Al Tuskes at
Join the cast for a screening of The Dead Matter Saturday at 4pm. Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A session led by
Gary Jones. Afterwards, hang out with the cast at the Ghoulardifest Halloween Party from 8pm till 11:30pm (extra admission charge -
see website). "Big Chuck" Schodowski and the cast members will be
on-hand at the Midnight Syndicate booth Saturday (starting at 12 noon) and on Sunday. This is the perfect time to pick up a copy of the DVD, t-shirt,
and poster and/or have your stuff signed! For more Dead Matter screenings and events, visit our
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010 Midnight Syndicate star in The Asylumantics reissue of Phantom Music Box comic book In
October of 2007, Edward and Gavin starred as comic book characters in The Asylumantics'
Phantom Music Box. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Asylumantics (just in time for Halloween) artist Chris Cantrell has
re-released the issue. For more information,
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 Midnight Syndicate signing at Morgantown Zombie Walk with Dead Matter screening and Q&A this
Midnight Syndicate will be in Morgantown, West Virginia THIS SATURDAY for a signing, screening, and Q&A. From 2pm to 4pm, Ed
and Gavin will be signing CDs, DVDs, and giving away Dead Matter movie posters at
The Illusive Skull Costume Castle in the Morgantown
Mall Commons. Afterwards, they will be making an appearance at
Morgantown's Annual Zombie Walk (registration opens at 7pm,
starts at 8pm). After the Walk, you can join Ed, Gavin, and the zombie horde at
Billiards & Cue where there will be a 9pm screening
of The Dead Matter with Q&A immediately following. Admission to the screening is $5. For more details and other Dead Matter events,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010 The Dead Matter part of Cleveland's 12 Hours of Terror this weekend A GREAT event for horror fans in Ohio! Co-sponsored by
Buckeye Brewing and Cleveland Cinemas, this 12-hour horror marathon at the
Capitol Theatre includes screenings
of the 1984 version of Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Night of the Creeps, Devil's Rejects (featuring
FX by Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps), Splinter, The
Dead Matter, and a special SURPRISE MYSTERY SCREENING of a cult classic.
The Dead Matter is the 2nd film of the night and will start at 11:40pm. Admission is $25 and covers all 7 films. $5 tickets for JUST
The Dead Matter are also available. To purchase advance tickets,
click here. The newly-renovated
Capitol Theatre will have an excellent supply of Buckeye Beer
(featured in The Dead Matter along with Thirsty Dog out of
Akron, OH) throughout the event. For more Dead Matter events,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010 Edward Douglas live on The Jimmy Star Show Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at
3:00pm. Hosted by Jimmy Star and his cool
crowd of co-hosts, they will discuss Edward's latest projects within the entertainment industry. The Jimmy Star Show is radio's new hit show,
featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely
live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format. Listen live at
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010 Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter booth part of CSI's Blood Moon episode
In yesterday's episode of CSI (Blood Moon), the investigators' case leads them to a Vampire/Werewolf Convention.
Among the vendors the CSI production team wanted represented was Midnight Syndicate. You can see pics of the Midnight Syndicate / The Dead
Matter booth as it appeared on set (lights on). Many thanks to the show's design team for sending these along.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 The Dead Matter gets kudos from Hayes Hudson's award-winning horror blog and B-movie critic/horror writer, Nic Brown
Hayes Hudson's House of Horror - SPOILER ALERT - "...a great film and one that is definitely going into my collection... visually beautiful...
acting is top-notch. I can't recall the last time I saw vampires and zombies in the same film, but director Edward Douglas
does a fantastic job of weaving them both together in the story."
B-Movie Man - "...stands
out amid the myriad field of zombie horror. The film mixes in a touch of humor with its gore, but doesn't go over the
top looking for laughs... a fusion of the zombie and vampire genres (with) unexpected twists..."
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 The Dead Matter gets more big thumbs up from major horror website Arrow in the Head
Hot off the heels of becoming Fangoria Magazine's DVD of the Month - comes this incredible review from the horror pros
over at Joblo.com's Arrow in the Head!
Joblo.com Arrow in the Head - "Now THIS is
what you want every single time you see an indie horror flick... a good comic-book esque horror yarn that uses practical effects and feels like a
nasty Halloween party... The score is fantastic and atmospheric... a ton of fun, has great blood and guts, some hot lead characters, wonderful
scenery-chewing horror actors and a sense of fun about it... Can you tell I'm coming off a bit of a high from watching this film? I really had
fun with this movie and think that more people should be watching it. Find this and watch it, what are you waiting for!?"
If you haven't picked up a copy of The Dead Matter yet, you can still go to
Topic stores and
and pick up a 3-disc set for only less than the price of a regular movie. Click here
for a complete list of other vendors. Support independent film and Midnight Syndicate and have great time doing it!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 New Midnight Syndicate Video Contest entries posted weekly From now through December, we will be posting some of
the best entries
from the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest, starting with Cellar from Michael Raisch (one of the two runners-up). New videos will be
posted here every 4-5 days as well as on Facebook,
Legions of the Night, and
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 The Dead Matter gets good reviews from Fright Asylum and Living Dead Media
Two more good reviews for The Dead Matter hot off the press.
Fright Asylum - "a lot of fun, very retro 80s... highly recommended, 3 skulls"
Living Dead Media - "Mr. Douglas has done extraordinary work with
this film. It will keep the viewer engaged throughout (with) a little of everything that horror film fans most want to see."
You can catch a live interview with Edward Douglas and Jimmy Star (co-host of Fright Asylum) on the Jimmy Star Show
(www.jimmystarshow.com) Wednesday, October 13th at 4pm EST. The Dead Matter is now available
at Hot Topic stores nationwide and at www.HotTopic.com.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 Fangoria Magazine selects The Dead Matter as its DVD OF THE MONTH in their October issue! Fangoria Magazine has selected The Dead Matter as the DVD OF THE MONTH
in their latest issue! Among the accolades the infamous Dr. Cyclops delivers include... "Plays like a vulgar episode of 'Scooby-Doo' crossed
with 'Night of the Creeps'... the music is fantastic... Douglas clearly put his heart and soul into this project, and it shows... fans
should flip their brainpans for it."
3-1/2 eyeballs! The full review can be found in the October issue (#297) of Fangoria Magazine, on newsstands now!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 Seattle's Revenant Film Festival to showcase The Dead Matter this weekend The Dead Matter is an official selection of the
2010 Revenant Film Festival. The event
will be held at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry this Saturday, the 25th. The screening begins at 7pm. For more information on this event
and other Dead Matter screenings, visit The Dead
Matter SCREENINGS page.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 New Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the Zombie Horde in The Dead Matter The latest installment of Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the rising of the zombie horde
during the filming of the cemetery scene in The Dead Matter. Check out the behind-the-scenes shots of the zombie transformations,
as well as several crew interviews. Please note, there is adult content in the video.
Click here to watch.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 The Dead Matter screening and Q&A next weekend at B-Movie Celebration. Jim O'Rear to receive Golden Cob Award along with Jessica Cameron The Dead Matter will be screening at
Canary Creek Cinemas as part of
B-Movie Celebration next Saturday, September 25th at 7pm. A Q&A session with
Edward Douglas and actor, Jim O'Rear will follow the screening. Both Edward, Jim, and actress Jessica Cameron will be in the Celebrities Room on
Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday selling and signing The Dead Matter DVDs, posters and other merchandise. They will also be guests on
Congratulations to Jim O'Rear who will be receiving a Golden Cob Award this year for his performance in The Dead Matter. Jessica Cameron will
also be receiving an award for Best Rising Actress. For other The Dead Matter screenings and events, visit:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 Shallow Graves reviews The Dead Matter Shallow Graves - "One of the better indies that I've seen in a long time ...definitely a film that you should say that you have seen. With the tagline of 'Why rule the living when you can control the dead?' Edward Douglas did a few things that I wouldn't have even thought of which were fresh additions to this concept ...with little nuances that would make a serious horror lover smile." For the complete review, click here.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 ZombieInfo.com gives The Dead Matter its seal of approval!
Info - "A good time and fun as f--k... WELL worth picking this one up."
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 The Dead Matter to screen at Horror Realm along with new Under The Scares documentary featuring
Edward Douglas, Gary Jones, and Robert Kurtzman The Dead Matter screening will begin at 6:30pm
on Saturday, September 25th, and is free to all attendees of Horror
Realm. The Dead Matter DVD and merchandise will also be on sale in the Exhibitors Hall on SATURDAY ONLY.
On Sunday at 10am, Horror Realm will be screening Under The Scares, a documentary on
independent horror filmmaking which features interviews with Edward Douglas, Gary Jones, and Robert Kurtzman, as well as Herschell Gordon Lewis,
Lloyd Kaufmann, Michael Gingold, Debbie Rochon, Maurice Devereaux, and others. Edward Douglas said, "This is a 'must see' for any aspiring filmmaker,
as it doesn't pull any punches on discussing the current realities facing the industry." For more on Under The Scares visit,
www.underthescares.com. For other The Dead Matter screenings
and events, click here.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 Midnight Syndidcate's Edward Douglas live on Para-X Radio
Listen to a live interview with Edward Douglas on Para-X
Radio. This live show is hosted by Dave Jones and Jon Zaffis and will air Sunday, September 12th at 8pm Eastern. To listen
live, click here. While there, click the "live chat" tab to join the chat
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 Two great reviews for The Dead Matter from Macabre Mansion and 28 Days Later Analysis
Macabre Mansion - "This film breaks all the rules when
it comes to the crap that Hollywood has been producing for years now. It's not all blood, guts and gore (or) a collection of mind numbing fast cut scenes that
will make you want to claw your eyes out... a fantastic supporting music score... from beginning to end this film tells a story...actors do a top-notch
job... filmmaking at it's finest."
28 Days Later Analysis - "Totally enjoyable. The details
have really gone into the production and the result is extraordinary... this reviewer encourages you to get your bloodlust fix in this well-written,
well-orchestrated and comedic production. Totally enjoyable... here is one strong vote for more material from Douglas and his company Midnight Syndicate
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 529 Films' Hellementary to air on Chiller TV tonight 529 Films (creators of Midnight Syndicate's Lost video), will have their film, Hellementary air on Chiller TV
tonight, Wednesday September 8th, at 10pm EST and then again at 2am EST as part of Chiller TV's Back To Ghoul series. For more on Chiller TV,
visit http://www.chillertv.com/movies/. For more on Hellementary,
visit www.hellementarythefilm.com. Midnight Syndicate's songs Not
Your Saviour and Shadows make appearances in the end credits.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 Big Dead Matter and Midnight Syndicate West Coast event on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA September 17-19th
We've got a great Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter event for folks on the West Coast happening at
Fest Expo 4 on board the haunted RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach September 17-19th.
On Saturday, at 8pm, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter followed by a Q&A and signing with the largest Dead Matter cast reunion to date. Meet stars
Sean Serino, Tom Nagel, CB Spencer, Meredith Beardmore, Donna Williams, Director Edward Douglas, Producer Mark Rakocy, and others.
Edward Douglas and various cast members will also be on-hand throughout the 3-day convention in the Grand Exhibition Hall signing and selling DVDs, posters, and Midnight
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1010 The latest episode of Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series features the filming of The Dead
Matter at the Mansfield Reformatory
Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps: The Web Series
has released another installment featuring The Dead Matter. This
episode focuses on the
filming of The Dead Matter at The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio (seen in The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force
One). The Reformatory has been called one of the most haunted places in the country, making it a perfect location to film a zombie uprising.
Click here to go
behind-the-scenes and check out the Creature Corp artists add the finishing touches to the zombie hordes. Check out new episodes
every Friday at www.creaturecorps.net.
The Dead Matter: Deluxe Edition is still available at your local Hot Topic store, while supplies last!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 Wildside Cinema gives The Dead Matter four stars
Jennifer Holderness writes "...a total mish-mash of sub-genres that
mix and mingle together to make a completely
original viewing experience... director Edward Douglas, 'music composer extraordinaire', provides really solid moments of suspense with
his set-ups, camera work, and music... strong music. I don't usually say this but this DVD is worth a purchase... a beautifully
produced release with a lot of extras." For the full review, click here.
To find the Hot Topic store nearest you, click here!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010 The Dead Matter to screen at first Horrorfind Film Festival The Dead Matter is an official selection for the first
Horrorfind Film Festival at
next weekend's Horrorfind Weekend. Check out the film on Saturday,
September 4th at 4:30pm. Meet cast member Jen Sharlow at the
Midnight Syndicate booth in Dealer's Hall all weekend where she will be selling and signing DVDs and other merchandise. Tickets to the festival are
$10 and get you admission to all of the films featured. For more The Dead Matter screenings,
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010 Horror News gives two thumbs way up to The Dead Matter Horror News has just posted a tremendous review of The Dead Matter. NO SPOILERS here...just a lot of good reasons to
check out the movie and a very entertaining read!
- "Good old fashioned storytelling here, folks...multiple story arcs and conflict-ridden characters all very well written and all coming to a
believable culmination by the time all's said and done.... It defies every single page of the current Hollyweird rulebook of horror moviemaking by
being neither a remake, a former TV show, nor edited in today's standard quick cut Super Hi-Meth mode - it's an actual story unfolding right before
your very eyes... a modern Hammer film!"
For more reviews, click here. For The Dead Matter
screenings and events, click here. The Dead Matter
Deluxe Edition is still available at Hot Topic stores nationwide. To find the store nearest you visit the
Hot Topic Store Locator.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2010 First-ever Midnight Syndicate panel, Dead Matter screening with Savini, Douglas, and Carter Q&A coming next weekend at DragonCon Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter have a lot in store for
guests of DragonCon this year.
On Friday, September 3rd, at 11:30pm in the Hanover C-E room of the Hyatt Regency Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be holding their first-ever Midnight Syndicate panel.
They will talk about the origins of the band, the journey, and take questions.
On Saturday, September 4th at 11:30AM in the Centennial I room, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter followed by a
Q&A panel with Tom Savini, Edward Douglas, and Jason Carter. Throughout the con you can catch Edward Douglas at the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room. Tom Savini
will be in the Exhibitor's Hall and Jason Carter will be in the con's Walk of Fame area.
You can also catch Gavin playing classic anime music live throughout the con (schedule available soon) and pick up a copy of his Kaleidoscope
CD (www.homecirclemedia.com) at his table in the musician's area of the Marriott.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2010 The Dead Matter to screen this weekend at Paranormal Scare Fest Tennessee The Dead Matter will be screening this Saturday at 6pm at the Paranormal Scare Fest in Murfreesboro, TN.
The screening is free with admission. Meet cast member Jim O'Rear at the screening and in the Celebrities Room throughout the weekend where he will be selling and
signing The Dead Matter DVDs and posters. For other Midnight Syndicate and Dead Matter events, click here.
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1010 Go behind the scenes of The Dead Matter in latest episode of Robert Kurtzman's Creature
Corps: The Web Series Midnight Syndicate's partners in crime, Robert Kurtzman's
Creature Corps, have just launched a new web series. This
new 50-week original video series gives viewers a chance to see work inside a full-service make-up FX and film production studio. Check out new episodes
every Friday at www.creaturecorps.net.
This week's episode features the
crew on the set of The Dead Matter working on set pieces, props, and various FX. To check out the episode,
click here. For more information
on Robert Kurtzman and the story behind Precinct 13 and the Creature Corps check out the cool introductory video at
If you haven't picked up The Dead Matter: Deluxe Edition yet, be sure to stop by your local Hot Topic store while supplies last!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1010 Eric Morse reviews The Dead Matter William Pattison of the Eric Morse Show calls The Dead Matter "...a wonderful character driven story, intelligent
use of gore and special effects, and vampires and zombies as they should be, The Dead Matter is just what the horror fan ordered....I give
it four stars..." To read the complete review, visit the Midnight Syndicate REVIEWS page.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010 Zombos Closet and Horrorview give The Dead Matter thumbs up! Two new reviews for The Dead Matter have been posted on HorrorView and the great horror blog, Zombos Closet. WARNING! Both of these include some minor spoilers.
Horrorview - "...fun villains, unsuspecting heroes, some great visual gags, and a fantastic score. What's not to like? ...one of the most well-rounded special edition DVD's available in independent film."
Zombos Closet - "I recommend this... a well thought out treat for Halloween"
To read Edward Douglas' interview with Horrorview, click here.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010 Photos from GenCon and Hot Topic signings posted
Photos from the first two The Dead Matter signings at
and Hot Topic Mentor have been posted on Facebook.
More events, screenings,
and signings have been added including Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear and Paranormal Scarefest Tennessee. For a complete list of Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter
events, click here!WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Screening Announced At 4:00pm on Sunday, August 29th, there will be a screening of The Dead Matter at the
Rue Morgue Festival of Fear at
Fan Expo Canada. There will be a brief Q&A session with Edward Douglas immediately following the screening.
Edward will also be available the entire weekend at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth in the Exhibitors Hall. Admission is free to all attendees of Fan Expo Canada.
For more Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter events and signings,
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010 Interview with Edward Douglas on Mail Order Zombie Check out this new interview with Edward Douglas on
Mail Order Zombie.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010 Edward Douglas interviewed on TheoFantastique TheoFantastique gives The Dead Matter thumbs up and interviews Edward Douglas.
here for the interview.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010 Edward Douglas interviewed on Black Gate Check out this new interview with Edward Douglas by Sue Goth Chick Granquist from Black Gate.
here for the interview.
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 The Dead Matter is unleashed! The Dead Matter is now available at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the Midnight
Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com, and Amazon. Hot Topic will be selling a special 3-disc set that includes the DVD, new soundtrack CD, and Midnight
Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection all for the price of a regular DVD (for a limited time). To find the Hot Topic store nearest you,
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 Midnight Syndicate Weekend on Haunted Voices Radio
Join Todd Bates in a Midnight Syndicate weekend on Haunted Voices Radio starting
July 30th at 9pm and continuing through August 1st. Both Ed Douglas and Gavin Goszka will be doing a live interview Sunday August 1st at
6pm Eastern. Along with the music and interviews, there will be FREE music giveaways!
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010 The Dead Matter coming tomorrow! First round of reviews in! The Dead Matter goes on sale tomorrow at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the
Midnight Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com, and Amazon.com. Here's what the press are saying...
Movie Crypt - "From twisted dream sequences to impressive
displays of supernatural power, you can't help enjoy a movie that gets so much of the genre right (when so many get it wrong) while still managing
to pull a few new rabbits of the old hat. The Dead Matter is a love letter to horror devotees as well as to Midnight Syndicate fans..."
FEARnet - "...fast-paced and
full of memorable moments. Midnight Syndicate always set out to provide a spooky good time with their music, with no other pretensions, and their
first venture into filmmaking reflects that same spirit. It all makes for a solid debut, and I'm already looking forward to their next outing."
House of Horrors -
"...an effective, blood filled addition to zombie lore while offering an interesting story twist that keeps you watching till the very end....
The Dead Matter is home grown down and dirty horror made by folks that simply love it, appreciate it and respect it. You can't ask
for more than that... (also) Easily one of the best "special feature" packages that I have seen in a while."
Bastards of Horror -
"a clever entertaining mix of horror, fantasy, and mythology ... a must have."
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010 Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud Live on Behind the Thrills Tonight
One more day until the release of The Dead Matter, the soundtrack, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music
Collection CD. What better way to get ready than to listen to Edward Douglas and Christopher Robichaud (Frank from The Dead Matter)
live tonight at 8:00pm on
Behind the Thrills? Get all the latest news
on the new releases and screenings of The Dead Matter.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010 Trailer for Maximum Dead Matter released along with other DVD details
This trailer is for the Maximum Dead Matter behind-the-scenes feature produced by Frank Purtiman and Smudgeline Studios.
It anchors a huge collection of DVD extras that House of Horrors called "easily one of the best "special feature packages" I've
seen in a while." Other features you can look forward to on The Dead Matter DVD include:
Midnight Syndicate's Dark Legacy and Lost music videos
Eternal Legacy's The Dead Matter music video
The top 3 finalists from the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest
Commentary with Producers Edward Douglas, Robert Kurtzman, & Gary Jones
5.1 Surround Sound and an anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen picture
The Dead Matter DVD goes on sale THIS FRIDAY at all Hot Topic stores nationwide and online at the Midnight Syndicate Store, HotTopic.com,
and Amazon. Hot Topic will be selling a special 3-disc set that includes the DVD, new soundtrack CD, and Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection all for the price of
a regular DVD (for a limited time). To find the Hot Topic store nearest you, click here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010 Live Interview Tonight on Sacred Division
At 9:00pm Eastern tonight on
Sacred Division with Bishop James Long and
Frances Etienne, there will be a live interview with Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas. Christopher Robichaud, who played Frank in
both releases of The Dead Matter, will also be there. Find out the latest about The Dead Matter, the Soundtrack CD,
and the new Halloween Music Collection CD, all being released on July 30th.
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 Midnight Syndicate Video Contest Winners Announced. Three finalists to appear on
The Dead Matter DVD coming this Friday! From a pool of filmmakers that spanned five countries, director Laura Lee from Oak Park, IL,
nabbed first prize in the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest for her short film, Voodette. Voodette is about
"a dead ballerina called
back to be toyed with" set to the song Living Walls from The 13th Hour CD. Laura's video, co-produced with her
friend Marwin Cortez, whose own entry received high marks, will be featured on The Dead Matter DVD coming this Friday.
Joining her on the DVD will be runner up Mike Raisch's creepy video to the atmospheric track Cellar (also from
The 13th Hour) and Red Clark's dark spin on the track Crimson Door from Gates of Delirium. "The entries
were so good, we couldn't put just one video on the DVD as we originally had planned," said Edward Douglas. "I wish we had room
for more." Midnight Syndicate will begin featuring the top fifteen entries right here, starting in August and continuing
through the rest of 2010. "These films show creativity and the whole indie filmmaking spirit of making something
very entertaining with little or no money," Douglas added. "We are really looking forward to showcasing them."
The Dead Matter DVD will be available this Friday at Hot Topic stores nationwide, as well as here and on Amazon.
For a sneak peek at Voodette,
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010 4 days till The Dead Matter DVD release!
This Friday, The Dead Matter will be available at Hot Topic stores nationwide,
as well as at the Midnight Syndicate Store and Amazon.com. At Hot Topic, it will be sold as a 3-disc set
with the BRAND NEW The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD and Midnight Syndicate's 13th
Anniversary Halloween Music Collection CD, all for the price of a REGULAR DVD! Special pricing is for a limited
time only! Starting tomorrow, and in the following days, we will be annoucing the winners of our Video Contest,
giving you a preview of the DVD extras we've loaded on there, and posting some our first press reviews!
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010 Live Interview Tonight on The Buzz Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas will be live tonight on The Buzz
with Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost. Their segment starts at 9:30pm Eastern. To listen live, go to
The Buzz on Talk Stream Live. The call-in number for the show is 262-672-2488.
MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010 Edward Douglas interviewed on Rue Morgue Radio Check out a great new interview with Edward Douglas on this week's edition of Rue Morgue Radio
(July 16-22 edition). Hosted by Liisa Ladouceur the feature covers the movie, music videos, new CDs, and plans for the
future as well as new music from The Dark Masquerade EP.
Click here to go to Rue Morgue radio where you can download or listen to the interview.
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010 Live interview with Edward Douglas on Dead Air Catch the latest news about the upcoming The Dead Matter movie, soundtrack, and
Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection CD, as well as details on all the special events and screenings,
in a live interview on Sunday, July 18th on WBGU-FM Dead
Air Paranormal Talk Radio. Listen live starting at 8:30pm EST.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2010 Eternal Legacy's The Dead Matter music video premieres on Wacken website
Eternal Legacy have just premiered a music video for their song The Dead Matter from the upcoming The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
CD. The video which features some never before seen clips from The Dead Matter will be included as an extra on the DVD which will be available along with
the soundtrack CD at Hot Topic stores on July 30th
(click here to find the Hot Topic store nearest you). The band premiered
the video on the official video site of Germany's Wacken
Festival. Billed as the largest heavy metal festival in the world, Eternal Legacy will take the stage there this August with the likes of Iron Maiden,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motley Crue, and Alice Cooper.
Click here to check out the video.
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010 The Dead Matter screenings, special events, and cast signings announced The first round of The Dead Matter screenings, cast signings, and special events has been announced on
The Dead Matter SCREENINGS page. Events include:
the first-ever Midnight Syndicate Panel at DragonCon, a double-feature in Chicago featuring The Rage and a Q&A session with Robert Kurtzman,
Gary Jones, and Edward Douglas, a screening on board the haunted HMS Queen Mary, cast reunions, meet-and-greets, and more!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010 The Dark Masquerade EP available now!
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 New The Dark Masquerade EP featuring Midnight Syndicate coming July 2nd On July 2nd, Midnight Syndicate's Linfaldia Records will release, The Dark
Masquerade. This 6-song EP features lyrical soprano Destini Beard performing haunting vocals to five
classic Midnight Syndicate tracks in addition to a previously unreleased remix from their vault.
Destini is the daughter of world renown fantasy artist Ed
Beard, Jr. For more information on the album, visit Destini's The Dark Masquerade website.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 Midnight Syndicate releases Lost music video
Midnight Syndicate's second official music video, Lost, from the CD The Dead Matter:
Cemetery Gates and the upcoming The Dead Matter movie is now available for viewing here
and on YouTube. The video marks Midnight Syndicate's first
collaboration with director Andrew Smoley and his company 529 Films
(Hellementary). Both the Lost
Legacy music videos will be available as extras on The Dead
Matter DVD, available at Hot Topic stores on July 30th.
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010 Midnight Syndicate to release Lost music video on June 23rd This brand new music video produced by 529 Films, features the song Lost, from The Dead Matter:
Cemetery Gates CD and the upcoming The Dead Matter movie (July 30th). Starring Donna Williams (The Dead Matter) and
Ray Goodwin (pictured here), the video explores a supernatural theme with a decidedly Syndicate twist. Shot in Midnight Syndicate's
backyard (Cleveland, Willoughby, and Chardon, Ohio), it features cameos from Patricia Valestin (The Dead Matter) and Nick D'Amico of
Cleveland Classic Cinema. Behind the scene production photos coming soon on
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010 Special edition The Dead Matter DVD set including TWO new Midnight Syndicate CDs available at ALL Hot Topic stores nationwide on JULY 30th
Midnight Syndicate will release a special edition The Dead Matter DVD set that will be available at ALL Hot Topic stores nationwide on JULY 30th. The set includes 3 DISCS.
The Dead Matter DVD - The long-awaited dark fantasy film starring Andrew Divoff, Jason Carter, and Tom Savini served up with a score by Midnight Syndicate in glorious 5.1 Surround. The DVD will be loaded with special features including TWO Midnight Syndicate music videos, several Midnight Syndicate Video Contest finalists, and another special feature to be announced soon. Check out the new official trailer below!
The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD - Clocking in at just under 75 minutes, this disc will include the score to the movie, composed by Edward Douglas, as well as other tracks that appear in the movie including ghost-rockers Lazy Lane. Also featured will be three exclusive Midnight Syndicate remixes as well as a special track from the heavy metal act, Eternal Legacy.
Midnight Syndicate's Halloween Music Collection CD. This disc is a compilation featuring some of Ed and Gavin's favorite tracks from their first 13 years.
This special set will be available at all Hot Topic stores on Friday, July 30th all for the price a regular DVD!
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010 New The Dead Matter trailer and website now online!
Check out the NEW official trailer to The Dead Matter on YouTube. Also be sure to stop by the newly-redesigned official Dead Matter website created by Bill Summers of Soundfeast Entertainment.SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 New Midnight Syndicate video for Lost coming mid-June, produced by 529 Films Midnight Syndicate will be releasing a music video to the song Lost in mid-June.
The video stars The Dead Matter's Donna Williams and was produced by Cleveland's
creators of the movie,
The song Lost appears on both the
The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD as well as on
the upcoming The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (July 30).FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010 Gruesome Joe retrospective on The 13th Hour Gruesome Joe of Rotting Flesh Radio has just posted an in-depth audio review of one of Midnight Syndicate's most celebrated albums, The 13th Hour. In this segment, Joe breaks the disc down track by track. The perfect introduction for those not familiar with the disc and an entertaining retrospective for those who already are.
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010 Video Contest entries are in The deadline for entries into the Midnight Syndicate Video Contest was this past Wednesday.
We've received a lot of GREAT videos and we're really looking forward to sharing them with you.
Our winners will be announced at the end of this month. Many thanks to all of the talented filmmakers who participated!
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 Midnight Syndicate tapped for Rue Morgue's new Hymns from the House of Horror compilation album From the desk of Rue Morgue...
"In honor of our 100th issue, Rue Morgue Magazine is releasing a FREE, downloadable compilation album titled
Rue Morgue Radio Presents...Hymns from the House of Horror.
Thousands of bands have graced the pages of Rue Morgue magazine and airwaves of Rue Morgue Radio over the course of thirteen years. We enticed
some of the many artists we believe best encapsulate the world of Rue Morgue into giving us exclusive mixes, previously unreleased tracks, rarities
and classic cuts for this morbid mixtape, hosted by Rue Morgue Radio's Tomb Dragomir."
The song featured is original full-length version of Haunted Nursery from the Born of the Night CD.
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010 Rare Midnight Syndicate poster is May's Photo Contest prize Our previous monthly prizes have been the self-titled Midnight Syndicate CD, Remixes from the Dungeon EP,
and out-of-print t-shirts but this month's prize is the most rare prize yet. An autographed poster from Midnight Syndicate's 1997 self-titled debut.
In addition to these monthly giveaways, all Photo Contest participants are entered in weekly drawings where winners are featured and receive a CD
of their choice. You can still enter! Click here for Photo Contest details.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010 Midnight Syndicate releases its Dark Legacy music video
Midnight Syndicate's first official music video, Dark Legacy, from the CD The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates is now available
for viewing here and on
YouTube. The video can also be seen at
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010 Dark Legacy screening at HauNTCon Costume Ball Guests of this weekend's
HauNTCon in Orlando will get a chance to see the new
The Dead Matter movie
trailer and Dark Legacy music video up on the big screen Saturday night at HauNTCon's Annual Costume Ball, co-sponsored by
Midnight Syndicate and The Dead Matter.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010 Midnight Syndicate to release Dark Legacy music video on Walpurgis Night, April 30th The music video, which features Ed and Gavin performing live
together for the first time, scenes from The Dead Matter movie
(coming July 30th), and members from fellow Cleveland music icons
Mushroomhead, will go live here and on Facebook at 8pm EST.
Among other things, the ancient holiday of Walpurgis Night marks the halfway point to Halloween 2010.
See below for more information on the shoot as well as exclusive photos.
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 National Haunters Convention Opening Night Party co-sponsored by Midnight Syndicate Join Edward Douglas at NHC's Opening Night Meet & Greet Party at 7pm on April 29th at the
Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA. In addition to lots of Midnight Syndicate giveaways, Ed will also
be providing the night's music from his dark music collection and Syndicate archives.
From the NHC desk...
"Join Host Marty Gear, a.k.a. "Uncle Vlad" of Castle Blood and Balticon fame, for a casual social to meet and socialize
with convention guests, presenters, and talent. John Bundy and Morgan will be on hand to provide a taste of their magical
talent that will run on the Fangoria Stage Friday through Sunday. The band who spawned a genre, Midnight Syndicate, will
show the trailer to the upcoming film THE DEAD MATTER as
well as their new music video, DARK LEGACY. Throughout the evening,
Marty will be giving away prizes from Midnight Syndicate and other sponsors for those who show that they can match
or surpass his superior vampire bit...sorry, wit!"
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010 New Midnight Syndicate 13th Anniversary T-shirt Now Available! After a great debut at TransWorld, Midnight Syndicate's 13th Anniversary T-shirt is now available at the
Midnight Syndicate Store. These shirts are available in sizes Small through XXXL
and shipping is included. While you are there, check out the newest The Dead Matter T-shirt. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010 New interview with Edward Douglas on Dr. Gore's Fun House Christian Sellers asks some really good questions about The Dead Matter
and Midnight Syndicate in this recent interview.
Click here to read it.
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010 Vintage Realm of Shadows t-shirt is April's Photo Contest prize Our previous monthly prizes have been the self-titled Midnight Syndicate CD,
Remixes from the Dungeon EP, and an original Born of the Night t-shirt. April's prize is an out-of-print
Realm of Shadows t-shirt (autographed per your request). In addition to these monthly giveaways, all Photo Contest
participants are entered in weekly drawings where winners are featured and receive a CD of their choice.
Click here for Photo Contest details.
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010 Edward Douglas at Chiller Theatre Edward Douglas will be at the Midnight Syndicate table all three days at this spring's
Chiller Theatre convention (April 16th - April 18th at the Hilton Parsipanny - Parispanny, NJ).
In addition to the new Dark Legacy music video, he will also be screening the new trailer to The Dead Matter.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010 Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Midnight Syndicate's
Dark Legacy music video
posted to Facebook!
out exclusive never-before-seen photos of Midnight Syndicate from their recent music video shoot on
Facebook. While you are there be sure to
become friends on Facebook as there will be a lot more announcements in the next several weeks including where you'll be able to check out
The shoot which wrapped this past weekend was a complete success, leaving Midnight Syndicate and everyone involved
extremely excited about what this first music video will deliver for fans. "It's going to be awesome. Dave has incredible
vision and the great team of artists at Precinct 13 and Screamline really delivered for us," said a beaming Edward Douglas.
The video was shot over
two days (March 6-7, 2010) on a combination of Digital and Super 8mm film at the old
in Lakewood, Ohio a suburb of Cleveland. Built in 1917, the Homestead Theatre (as it was originally called)
played films through the 1980's when it switched over to hosting live concerts like Psychadelic Furs, Peter Murphy and Nine Inch
Nails. The building has a long history of hauntings reaching back into it's early years which made it the perfect location for the
shoot. Midnight Syndicate also has a history with the Phantasy, as it has hosted all of Midnight Syndicate's local CD release parties in the
adjacent Phantasy and Chamber Night Clubs.
On hand with director David Greathouse were the incredibly
talented artists at Precinct 13 Entertainment/Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps assisted by Screamline Studios and a talented group of
haunted house actors from the region. Also making appearances in the video were fellow Cleveland music legends "Schmotz" and Jeff
Hatrix of Mushroomhead (pictured to the left). Members of the Mushroomhead stage crew were also on hand to orchestrate the grand
finale of the video.
Between the music video, the new websites, and contests Midnight Syndicate fans have a lot to look forward to BEFORE July 30th - and
there are STILL more huge announcements coming before then! Don't miss a thing. Be sure to become friends with Midnight Syndicate
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010 New Interview with Edward Douglas on Horrorview
This new interview by Nick Kelly (frontman from the dark metal band, Division) covers everything from The Dead Matter
and Midnight Syndicate's mark on Halloween music to adventures on the convention circuit. The full article can be read
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010 Midnight Syndicate to debut their first music video at TransWorld's 15th Halloween & Attractions Show on March 25-28.
Midnight Syndicate is teaming up with Precinct 13 Entertainment, Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps, and director David Greathouse to
produce a music video for Dark Legacy from their The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD. It is the band's first music video in
their 13-year career. Syndicate's Edward Douglas, director Greathouse, and Robert Kurtzman will be on hand to premiere the video
during The Dubliner Opening Night Celebration co-sponsored by
Ken Donat and Westland Insurance at the TransWorld 15th Halloween & Attractions
Show in St. Louis March 25th. It will also be on display all weekend at the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks Booth #631.
In addition to heading up Special FX Makeup on The Dead Matter, David's directorial credits include Mushroomhead's 12
Hundred music video which won Video of the Year 2007 on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball and their 2010 Your Soul
is Mine video which appears on the Saw VI DVD. He also recently completed a documentary entitled Legion of
Terror which is based on a notorious Northeastern Ohio haunted house acting troupe.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010 Midnight Syndicate on Para-X Radio's Sacred Division Show Wed., Feb. 3rd.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010 Enter the Midnight Syndicate Photo Contest and win prizes
Do you have a Midnight Syndicate-related photo, artwork inspired by the music, haunt pictures, or stories from the present or past 13 years
about how you’ve enjoyed or used the music? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
EVERYONE who submits a photo or story will be
entered in ALL of our 12 MONTHLY DRAWINGS (prizes include rare Syndicate collectibles and autographed merch). Additionally, EACH WEEK,
we will pick a photo to be featured on our websites. If your photo is picked, you will automatically receive a free Midnight
Syndicate CD of your choice. Weekly winners will also still be eligible for the monthly drawings.
JANUARY’S PRIZE: We’re going to
start off our monthly drawings with a bang. Everyone that enters before January 29th will be entered to win one of
the last handful of Midnight Syndicate CDs (still in original shrink-wrap). It’s the CD that started it all
13 years ago. If you don’t win this time, you will automatically be entered for the next drawing in February!
Prize to be announced.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010 Enter Midnight Syndicate's Video Contest, be featured on upcoming
The Dead Matter DVD
Interested in making your own
silent film or video cut to Midnight Syndicate music? Midnight Syndicate is conducting a contest to give new or experienced filmmakers a
chance to be featured on the upcoming The Dead Matter DVD and win other fabulous prizes.
Entries will be judged on creativity and effectiveness. Our judging panel includes Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, Van
Helsing’s Curse, Strangeland), Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead), Robert
Kurtzman (producer Dusk Till Dawn, Wishmaster), and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3),
as well as Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate, with a few more
industry names to be added shortly.
The grand prize includes having your video featured on The Dead Matter DVD, hundreds of dollars in gift certificates from
Screamline Studios (horror props, makeup FX, latex), Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps (horror
props, costuming), and Conquest Graphics (posters, flyers, postcards), autographed merchandise from
Van Helsing’s Curse, autographed props from The Dead Matter movie, and a complete collection
of Midnight Syndicate CDs (including out-of-print titles). MORE GREAT FILMMAKING PRIZES TO BE ADDED!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010 Big plans for Midnight Syndicate’s 13th Anniversary.
The Dead Matter movie and soundtrack coming July 30th. 2010 marks the 13th Anniversary of the release of Midnight Syndicate’s self-titled debut CD. As a way of
saying “thank you,” Midnight Syndicate will be giving away free CDs and autographed merchandise every week. In addition,
they are hosting a video contest where fans can make their own silent film to a Midnight Syndicate track and win prizes, including a
chance to have their video appear on The Dead Matter DVD (coming July 30th). See below for more details!
Here are just a few of the many things coming this year:
A new Midnight Syndicate website (late February)
New The Dead Matter movie trailers and a new, interactive TDMwebsite (March)
The Dead Matter movie AND soundtrack by Midnight Syndicate (July 30th)
“Lost” interviews, photos, and unreleased tracks from the past 13 years (all year)
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