For two decades, Cleveland duo Midnight Syndicate — Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas — has been composing and recording spooky music that has been used at haunted attractions across the country. Now they’re having their biggest year yet.
“It’s certainly been one of the biggest in our 25 years,” says Douglas. “We started the year with our first-ever live album and a whole bunch of music videos supporting it. On August 14th, we released a mini-album called Bloodlines (a prequel to our 2005 “The 13th Hour” album). It even debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover category.”
And then September 14th, Universal Orlando re-released Music of Halloween Horror Nights, a compilation of the duo’s eerie tracks. The 1000-copy limited-edition run features new artwork and is pressed on golden orange vinyl. To commemorate Halloween Horror Night‘s 30th Year Celebration, Midnight Syndicate will make their first public appearance in Orlando on October 6th in a meet-and-greet session inside the Universal Orlando Resort. Its Halloween Horror Nights is one of the largest Halloween events in the world but there has never been a soundtrack available previously.
“We’ve had a special relationship with Halloween Horror Nights and the Universal Orlando Entertainment team for so many years now,” say Douglas. “With this album, Gavin and I are extremely excited to memorialize some of the cool stuff we’ve done together.”
Too far away to go and too much COVID? Midnight Syndicate is back at Cedar Point’s to play live at its HalloWeekends Friday-Sunday in September and Thursday-Sunday in October through Sunday October 31. They’re bringing back their 2018 Conspiracy of Shadows show, described as “a spine-chilling journey of music, sight and sound, where the ever-shifting shadows reveal their sinister secrets.” Go here for date, time and ticket info.
Midnight Syndicate’s music has been the soundtrack of Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends since 1998. Their music proved so popular that they created multimedia shows to take their horror-themed sound to the next level, debuting their first show in 2014.