The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates


RELEASE DATE: August 26th, 2008

Beyond the cemetery gates the dead do not rest easily. An ancient Egyptian relic, vampires, and the living dead lurk amongst its shadowy crypts. Midnight Syndicate beckons you into the dark world of the unknown that inspired a motion picture. Feature bonus tracks from the upcoming The Dead Matter movie. (59 minutes)


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Digital Downloads Available at:
Amazon MP3 and iTunes.




Track Listing

(Preview this album on YouTube and Spotify)

1. Cathedral Ruins
2. Shadowed Grove
3. Meeting of the Acolytes
4. The Revenants
5. Called From Beyond
6. Nightfall
7. The Hunt
8. Across the Chasm
9. Cemetery Gates
10. Entering the Crypt
11. Alchemists’s Chamber

12. Tear of Osiris
13. Forging the Scarab
14. Shadows Descend
15. Inside the Scarab
16. Exodus
17. Dark Legacy
18. Lullaby
19. Lost
20. Not Your Saviour
21. Theme to The Dead Matter (A.B.T. Remix)

Press Reviews

Darklife Magazine – “Look no further for a taste of glorious orchestral creepiness, Midnight Syndicate have reached another landmark in their career, growing steadily from release to release and setting with each new album a new standard to the gothic underworld.”

Rotting Flesh Radio – “Midnight Syndicate’s best work yet.”

Rue Morgue – “…and really, if Midnight Syndicate weren’t around at this time of year, I think we would actually have to cancel Halloween.”

Paragon Magazine – “Midnight Syndicate never fails to deliver… It simply is the best music for those who enjoy a little bit of the dark side every now and then, and their evolution creates one masterpiece after another.”

Creature Feature – “highly recommended – this is one CD Halloween lovers must have!”

Wickham’s 2008 Halloween Review – “Definitely worth every penny.”

Hidden Sanctuary – “There is no denying that Midnight Syndicate continue to lead the pack for music destined for haunted attractions, role playing games, film and television. …they have made Halloween music a legitimate genre.”

TheoFantastique – “Midnight Syndicate’s continued contribution of soundtracks to the Halloween holiday position them in such a way as to make an impact upon music associated with the season akin to Disney’s Haunted Mansion from a previous generation.”

Movement Magazine – “Ed and Gavin have mastered the art of creating fear, suspense, and chilling atmospheres in their music… It’s a delightful terrorfest of what awaits in the dark.”

The Drunken Severed Head (October 2, 2008) – “’The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates’ is the CD for conjuring phantoms of the mind’s eye. Your imagination will be inspired and haunted by it.”

Mourning the Ancient – “Alas, another outstanding release from Midnight Syndicate. All of the haunting atmosphere of previous releases returns.”

Bastards of Horror – “It’s a refreshing effort that can chill the hardest of hardcore horror movie fans’ bones and make you feel you are trapped in a Fulci zombie film or a Hammer classic. (Midnight Syndicate) prove again that not since Carpenter’s efforts during the 80s has such a collection fit the horror genre and made you as a horror fan want filmmakers to include this soon-to-be classic collection… I give this perfect fitting horror genre CD four stars out of four stars.”

Synergy Magazine (Australia) – “…the ultimate horror movie soundtrack. I consider this to be their very best thus far! …an innovative and creative horror score.”

Geek in the City – “Midnight Syndicate pays homage to their Gothic horror roots while continuously growing as musicians. ‘Cemetery Gates’ is another gem from a seamlessly endless mine I discovered close to 10 years ago.”

Celebrity Cafe – “Midnight Syndicate flexes some serious bravura muscles here…


Scars MagazineCOVER STORY on ‘The Dead Matter’ and Midnight Syndicate

Shallow GravesCOVER STORY

Haunted Voices Radiointerview with Gavin Goszka

Geek in the Cityinterview with Edward Douglas

TheoFantastiqueinterview with Edward Douglas

Rotting Flesh RadioThis informative 20-minute segment features a song-by-song breakdown of ‘The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates’ CD with experienced commentary – DON’T MISS

Mail Order Zombie (Episode # 36)An informative 10-minute breakdown of ‘The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates’ CD with commentary (segment starts at 21:00 minutes)

Fangoriainterview with Edward Douglas by Chris Alexander

FEARnetinterview with Edward Douglas

WNCX 98.5Radio interview with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka

Screem Magazine #17interview and feature

Unrestrained Magazine Issue #38interview with Edward Douglas

Creature Featureinterview with Edward Douglas