Midnight Syndicate Releases First-Ever Live Album
If you’ve been trick-or-treating or visited a haunted attraction, costume shop, or amusement park during the Halloween seaso, chances are you’ve heard the music of Midnight Syndicate. 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.
Nearly three decades into their career, dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate has released their first live album today dubbed, “Live Shadows“.
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 new album trailer below:
A new trailer wasn’t the only thing revealed today — the first two music videos from their Live album are now available as well.
Here’s a music video of Midnight Syndicate performing “Into the Valley of Shadows“. The music video also features other footage from the Midnight Syndicate Live! Conspiracy of Shadows show which was performed during Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends event in September and October of 2018.
Below is their second video release from their live album, “Live Shadows. The song is called “Alchemist’s Chamber” from their “The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates” album. The music video also features other footage from the first-ever Midnight Syndicate Live! shows which were performed at Cedar Point HalloWeekends in September and October of 2014.
The band is currently preparing music for a new release in the Fall of 2021 and developing an entirely new “Midnight Syndicate Live!” production.
For more information, or to purchase albums, visit the official Midnight Syndicate website by clicking here.