Midnight Syndicate’s Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering Now Available on CD
For over 18 years, the music of Gothic instrumental composers Midnight Syndicate has been used to set the atmosphere in haunted attractions, amusement parks, stores, and homes worldwide during the Halloween season. Now, with Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering, listeners will find out what happens when Midnight Syndicate takes them on a Yuletide-inspired musical journey.
The CD is available NOW with the digital version set for release on Thursday, October 1st.
In case you’re not familiar with them (and shame on you if you’re not!), Midnight Syndicate is comprised of Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. As one of the top-selling Halloween music groups of all-time, Midnight Syndicate has amassed a worldwide following over their 18-year career. A staple of the haunted attraction, amusement park, Halloween retail, Gothic music, and role-playing game industries, their catalog includes 15 studio albums and 3 movie scores. Described as “soundtracks to imaginary films,” Midnight Syndicate’s albums blend orchestral instrumental music with sound effects designed to set an atmosphere while transporting listeners to worlds of their own creation.
The new album features the band’s unique twist on classic holiday carols blended with new and original material. “Our goal was to treat each song in a way that would merge familiarity with originality,” said Goszka. “There are definitely recognizable elements, but plenty of additional original material as well. It also incorporates the widest instrument palette we’ve used to date and represents what we consider to be the most varied collection of songs we’ve ever released. There are serenely beautiful moments here alongside more intense, darker tracks; and the end result is a thoroughly compelling and involving listening experience.”
“With so many Christmas-themed albums out there, we wanted to make this collection uniquely our own,” added Douglas. “I think we were able to do that.”
Check out a sample below, and for more info visit the official Midnight Syndicate website.