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 CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11, 2021 – Nearly three decades into their career, dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate will release their first live album, Live Shadows, on June 11. Recorded between 2014 and 2019 at their multimedia Midnight Syndicate Live! shows at Cedar Point HalloWeekends, the album features new material and newly-arranged live versions of music spanning their career. A series of music videos highlighting each of their four Midnight Syndicate Live! productions are being released along with the album. Live Shadows will be available digitally and on CD and limited-edition purple vinyl.

“This album distills four years’ worth of immersive live performances into a collection of tracks that we feel truly represents the essence of these shows,” said Gavin Goszka.

“To this point, all of our shows have had their runs at the Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio,” added Edward Douglas, “so releasing this album and the accompanying music videos gives us a chance to share a part of the Midnight Syndicate Live! experience with fans wherever they may live,” added Edward Douglas.

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

Buy or Listen to Live Shadows: https://midnightsyndicate.fanlink.to/liveshadows

Midnight Syndicate official website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com


About Midnight Syndicate:

If you’ve been trick-or-treating or visited a haunted attraction, costume shop, or amusement park during the Halloween season chances are you’ve heard the music of Midnight Syndicate. Since 1996, award-winning composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been delighting fans of All Hallow’s Eve, gothic music, horror cinema, and roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons with their soundtracks to imaginary films. Featuring a signature blend of orchestral music and sound effects, Midnight Syndicate’s thirteen studio albums, along with their independent film, The Dead Matter, and several film scores have earned them a worldwide following. In 2014, the band begun producing Midnight Syndicate Live!, a series of horror-themed multimedia concerts which have enjoyed successful runs at Cedar Point’s annual HalloWeekends event. The band is currently preparing music for a new release in the Fall of 2021 and developing a new Midnight Syndicate Live! production.

Live Shadows album cover

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Do you enjoy the holiday season but are already missing Halloween? Wed like to offer Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering for your consideration. Listen on Spotify -spoti.fi/3XTq8Po or for all listening options - https://linktr.ee/MidnightSyndicate - Classic holiday music with a haunting Midnight Syndicate twist. This album has become one of our favorites and we hope you will enjoy it as well.

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I listen to this when I read during Christmas season. It’s on heavy rotation again.

Love what you guys do & it's so cool that you have Christmas music as well as Halloween-themed music!

I listen to it every year!

I was just wrapping presents, listening to your soundtrack. LOVE this so much!!

The only Christmas album I like! 😅

Do you consider creating a second Christmas or Winter Album, Maybe? 😍

My father and I listen to this(and your other works) all year round. Greensleeves and Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy are my favorites

So, again, your music "Dark" came up on the DnDify playlist last night during Dungeons & Dragons. The whole table stopped to listen. Even the DM, who was a professional musician stopped to admire. Best track all evening. Again, Gavin Goszka, those of us from Kohler Hall have a special quality--good sense for brilliant music. Thanks again! Keep going ole friend! -T

Some of the best Christmas music I can listen to right here 🙂

I listen to this all year

This is my favorite of all your Cds.

Interesting what is this about

Crap…I missed this one! Just put it in my iPhone. Thanks Midnight Syndicate for sharing! This will be outstanding music to play for the holidays and crank it up for the neighborhood!🎄

I love it, especially Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy!

Hmmm, I think I see a new CD I need! :)

I downloaded it, and I love it! 😄

I already added it to our Christmas playlist 😁

I want this and winters night but I never got winters night. I’m definitely going to buy this

Just got this! I love it :)

It's about time for some news of a sequel album or the next chapter for Christmas?

Love your music. Been listening to Gates of Delerium almost every day since Halloween 🎃

I love Midnight Syndicate!

I recently bought a copy of this CD and I really like it. It's a nice mix of traditional Christmas carols and new material. I would describe it as the perfect soundtrack for a visit to an ancient Scottish castle that just happens to be slightly haunted. 👍

Love it! Where can i get the cd?

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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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