It’s been a very busy year in the world of haunted ambiance albums. Midnight Syndicate is currently performing in their much anticipated live shows at Cedar Point Amusement Park’s “Halloweekends” event. Although Joseph Vargo has taken time off to write the third installment of The Dark Tower book series, Nox Arcana is expected to have another winter-themed release later this year.
Grave Tone Productions is preparing to release Found Remains: Songs from the Grave in the near future, which will contain material originally prepared for their first two releases. Shadow’s Symphony also has their fifth album planned for release this year. 2014 also saw the release of two highly anticipated albums: Michael Hedstrom’s long-awaited The Nightmare Chronicles and Jerry Vayne’s Bodies in the Bayou.
Both Prelude to a Nightmare and Verse 13 are currently working on albums scheduled for release next year. Dead Rose Symphony’s new album The Destroying Angel is also planned for a future release. Darkmood has returned and plans to release a new album called The Dead of Fall on the 28th of this month!
Not only has Gore Galore made the “Sounds of Gore” series and Rusty Knife albums available only as digital downloads, but they’ve revamped their music section into Halloween Music Galore. Their goal is to become the net’s one stop shop for spooky Halloween music downloads and they are well on their way to doing just that.
On top of that, some of the above news ties in directly with this year’s “Music to Haunt By” series! Did I also mention this year’s upcoming tie-in episode of the podcast will also have some exclusive sneak peeks? But you’re going to have to wait and see which artists this applies to. Until then, I suggest catching up on last year’s reviews:
Music to Haunt By: The Return
Music to Haunt By: Attrition
Music to Haunt By: Dead By Midnight
Music to Haunt By: Monsters of Legend
Music to Haunt By: Sam Haynes
Music to Haunt By: Transylvania
Music to Haunt By: Dark Ride
Music to Haunt By: Jerry Vayne
Music to Haunt By: Legion of Shadows
In addition to her excellent tips on haunt lighting (as recently noted here), Terra’s Lair has some great suggestions on how to most effectively use sound in your haunt. And let’s not forget the annual free download! Jerry Vayne has plenty of free tracks available on the sidebar of his website’s Music section.
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