2. First Encounter (Mausoleum d’ Haverghast)
3. Farewell Forever (Noctem Aeternus)
4. Fallen (Cage of Solitude)
5. Internal Struggle (Procession of the Damned)
6. Dark Masquerade (Troubled Times ~ Sign of the Times Remix)
PRODUCT CODE: MS1013-CD
RELEASE DATE: July 2nd, 2010
Destini Beard’s haunting and mysteriously alluring lyrics and vocals blended with classic Midnight Syndicate tracks including a previously unreleased remix. The Dark Masquerade pulls you into a story of gilded romances and the foreboding shadows that lurk within your darkest nightmares. Let the music summon you to another time and place, where dreams aren’t always make believe.
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SpecMusicMuse – “‘The Dark Masquerade’ is a musical and lyrical nightmare come true for fans of Gothic Horror. Haunting melodic sound with an angelically dark voice (Destini Beard) turns this CD into a lethal yet beautiful combination that’s guaranteed to keep you up at night staring fearfully at shadows, while also yearning for said shadows.”
DnD Gate (Germany) – “Midnight Syndicate delivers one hell of a well-produced EP, which enhances older tracks with new nuances and a well talented young singer.”
Dark Beauty Magazine (October, 2010) – “My favorite haunted album this year. With her haunting voice, the songs capture you as if you were dancing with the ghosts at a ghoulish Victorian ball. Can’t stop hitting ‘repeat’ on the title track, ‘Dark Masquerade’.”
Games Gazette (UK) – “…six atmospheric tunes from Midnight Syndicate that Destini has added her own powerful voice to …words written and sung in a way that will haunt you for days after hearing them.”
Drive in of the Dead – interview with Destini Beard
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.