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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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The 25th #halloweekends at Cedar Point opens today and with it, the new "Midnight Hour: 25 Years of HalloWeekends with Midnight Syndicate" show. For more information, visit: www.cedarpoint.com/events/halloweekends/attractions/midnight-syndicate - Our shows run every Thursday through Sunday from tonight through October 30th! ... See MoreSee Less

The 25th #halloweekends at Cedar Point opens today and with it, the new Midnight Hour: 25 Years of HalloWeekends with Midnight Syndicate show. For more information, visit: https://www.cedarpoint.com/events/halloweekends/attractions/midnight-syndicate - Our shows run every Thursday through Sunday from tonight through October 30th!

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Looking forward to it

Have a great opening night!! Can’t wait to see you!!

It was great to see you at rehearsal

See you tonight!

Can’t wait to see it again next week!

Absolutely loved the New show it was "AWESOME"!!!!

Good luck Ed and Gavin

I'll have to come see a show this season! Happy to be apart of the opening Scaremonies with you!

Hope your show goes well!! Maybe I’ll join you next year. ☺️

What a grate show I really love it . You guys got me at the edge of my seat. Great show

I got to see two of your shows yesterday and loved them both. Amazing job, Midnight Syndicate! I especially loved the addition of Mr. Midnight!!! ❤️🎶🕛

Wow! Very impressive!

Is fantastic i loved

Bonnie here - And here’s to a successful opening and season!👻👍

So glad my former job gave me the time off to be there for the first 2 days of opening shows and unemployment brightened my first day with my first check! BTW, get to Cedar Point to see the outside opener show, then the inside shows!

Congrats on opening night for another year! Good luck Ed and Gavin!!

Great Job everyone

WOW!!!! What an AWESOME show this year. Never before has the main stage been put to such good use. Then on to your show at the Aldrich theater, OUTSTANDING. Aleister Rigby and Gavin Goszka always make the best music. Combine that with a STELLAR cast makes this year incredible. Shout out to Mister Midnight and Renfrue(Thomas Dolby....inside joke between Gavin and I), you two were made for those parts.

I want to go so badly but I don't have a way there if I'm not there next week I'll be there on vacation at the end of the month

Wonderful production! The best yet!!!

Can't wait to see you guys...my favorite part of Halloweekends!!!

Great show, absolutely loved it!

Bryana Nicolee Andresen we have see it

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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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