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 CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 20, 2021 – Midnight Syndicate has just released a mini-album entitled Bloodlines. Their 14th studio album, Bloodlines is a prequel to the duo’s best-selling, haunted mansion-themed, The 13th Hour. The new release draws listeners deeper into the world of the Haverghast family, a sinister clan whose dark secrets were first introduced on the 2001 asylum-themed album, Gates of Delirium.

“The events that occur in Bloodlines happen before The 13th Hour, although how long before is left up to the listener,” said Edward Douglas. Gavin Goszka added, “The selections on this album expand the story of the Haverghast family. We wanted this album to flow as seamlessly as possible into The 13th Hour, while still maintaining its own distinct stylistic identity.”

Bloodlines comes on the heels of the band’s first live album, Live Shadows, which was released in June of this year. Beginning in September, Midnight Syndicate will bring their critically-acclaimed concert experience, Midnight Syndicate Live! Conspiracy of Shadows, back to the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point.  The horror-themed multimedia concerts blending live music, theatre, and film will run from September 17 through October 31 at the park’s HalloWeekends event. The band has hinted that another major announcement will be coming soon.

Buy or listen to Bloodlines: https://midnightsyndicate.fanlink.to/bloodlines

Watch the album trailer: https://midnightsyndicate.fanlink.to/f4xM

Watch music video for Grand Waltz: https://youtu.be/9Ock7TygM-k

Midnight Syndicate official website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com


 About Midnight Syndicate:

Midnight Syndicate is synonymous with haunting themes, gothic soundtracks and musical storytelling at its most evocative. If you’ve visited a haunted attraction or amusement park around the world during the Halloween season, or simply enjoyed a night of trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, chances are you’ve heard their music. Since 1997, dark music pioneers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been entertaining fans of Halloween, gothic music, haunted attractions, horror cinema, video games, and roleplaying games with their soundtracks to imaginary films. Featuring a signature blend of orchestral music and sound effects, Midnight Syndicate’s fourteen studio albums, along with their independent film, The Dead Matter, and several film scores, have earned them a worldwide following with combined sales now approaching 800,000 physical and digital units. In 2003, the band was approached to produce the first official soundtrack to the seminal roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. Their success has led them to collaborations with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends, and Grandin Road, along with being featured in television shows, HSN, SiriusXM’s Scream Radio, video games, King Diamond tours, a Misfits live album, releases by major horrorcore artists, and even Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion private Halloween parties. In 2014, the band began producing Midnight Syndicate Live!, a series of horror-themed multimedia concerts which continue to enjoy successful runs at Cedar Point’s annual HalloWeekends event.

About The 13th Hour

Released in 2005, The 13th Hour is one of Midnight Syndicate’s most popular and iconic albums. Set in the haunted Haverghast family mansion, The 13th Hour takes listeners on a musical journey into a sinister supernatural world which highlights the band’s unique orchestral stylings and sound effects. Used in haunted attractions and amusement parks worldwide, The 13th Hour was also the first album to receive an Origins Award from the Academy of Adventure Game Art & Design, as well as the first to receive an ENnie from the popular fan-based awards show in the roleplaying game industry.

Bloodlines album cover

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If Midnight Syndicate had been around in the late 19th century, we would have loved to have performed at (or simply lurked about) Cabaret de L'Enfer in Paris. This hell-themed cabaret was heavy on ambience as guests enjoyed drinks in "the abyss" while being entertained by red imps, devilish musicians, and illusionists. Certainly a precursor to not only to themed restaurants but also haunted attractions! Recommended listening: "Descent Into the Depths" on Spotify spoti.fi/3qMipnF, YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=smzTRJrznW4 , also available on Alexa and Apple Music.

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If Midnight Syndicate had been around in the late 19th century, we would have loved to have performed at (or simply lurked about) Cabaret de LEnfer in Paris. This hell-themed cabaret was heavy on ambience as guests enjoyed drinks in the abyss while being entertained by red imps, devilish musicians, and illusionists. Certainly a precursor to not only to themed restaurants but also haunted attractions! Recommended listening: Descent Into the Depths on Spotify https://spoti.fi/3qMipnF, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smzTRJrznW4 , also available on Alexa and Apple Music.#hauntlife #hauntedattractions #spookymusicImage attachmentImage attachment

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Rumor has it this place and others like it, was the influence behind Disney haunted manor. Disney drove an ambulance when he was 14 in France.

Reminds me of Le Théâtre du Grand-GuignolI'm planning to produce a play in honor of this Théâtre.Your music would fit right in!

I created an homage to this entrance at a haunt I did many years ago for over 10 years. for a few of those years I think 4, we used your universal monsters music and displayed the poster out front.

I can completely see you guys there!On a side note I’m a writer and one place I get inspiration from is music, from a single song to an entire album. (I wrote an entire Novella looping one song for 9 hours a few years ago! 😂) I never pick when or where inspiration will strike. And when it happens I’m locked in until I get it all out on paper, just the same when I deal with noisy characters. Currently I am OBSESSED with ‘Carnival Arcane’ (the Circus has always been chilling to me, I have Coulrophobia, severely) the tone for this album has my mind going a mile a minute for a week now, fleshing out story boards!!! THANX BUNCHES! I Love How Your music tells a story without words! 🤩

It isn't possible to love this any more than I do right now!!! So very cool. The world needs more places like this!

Wow what a dream performance space!

Here's a page from a Phantom story, written by me, art by Percy Ochoa, which will be published in the Australian Phantom comic book later this year.

World's first goth club!

This is beautiful! Love y'all's music! Helps me get to sleep at night. So calming to me! Thanks for all you create!!

This needs to be resurrected….come on ….this is just too cool🥰👹

Sounds like fun. Reminds me of the Grand guignol. www.grandguignol.com/history.htm

I thought this was a New Orleans post. Which actually makes a lot of sense ✨ So amazing

It's a work of art ! Such amazing detail

To go back in time and visit this space would be phenomenal

This has nothing to do with the post but man I'm ready for another new album!! The mini one we got last year was fantastic 💜💜💜💜

Really Looks Spooky To Me*

That place was glorious. I hate it didn't survive.

That an amazing looking place

So cool! That instantly reminds me of one of those typical old restaurants of the Harz (Sachsen-Anhalt). It was in Wernigerode I believe. There were witches and devils hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the roof beams, and staring at you while you tried to eat and drink. xD Unfortunately, I don't find any pics of it in the internet. Will apparently have to ask my mom for its correct name...

Amazing. That’s so awesome.

Love their music

I love your album that came out in 2010 that was all about vampires. Used it at the haunted house I helped out at for Halloween. :)

Now that something awesome to visit

That devil face doorway actually shows up in a LOT of haunted attractions around the Jersey Shore. LOL.

That third picture makes me see this.

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For over two decades, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been known as Midnight Syndicate, creating symphonic soundtracks to imaginary films that facilitate a transcendental and adventurous escape into the secret dimensions of the mind’s eye. To many of their fans, they are horror music pioneers brewing a signature blend of instrumental orchestral gothic music and movie-style sound effects. To others, they remain the first “haunted house band” that forever changed the Halloween music genre and became a staple of the October holiday season.  Still others, know them for their contributions to the use of music in the roleplaying and board game industries.

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