Category: Music To Haunt By

Oct 31 2017

Music to Haunt By: Halloween

Virgil Franklin Official Site Halloween, Lame Duck Digital 2015 How on Earth did I miss out on reviewing Virgil Franklin’s Halloween when it came out in 2015? It’s gets even more bizarre when you factor in how I actually plugged it in my review of his big comeback album! But I can either spend my …

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Oct 30 2017

Music to Haunt By: Pumpkin On Your Stereo

Sam Haynes Official Site Pumpkin On Your Stereo, Haunt Music 2017 Sam Haynes has been as busy as ever. Something Wicked and Something Wicked II both came out in 2016, with the Bandcamp release of the former having some exclusive bonus tracks. But those who already bought their copy elsewhere can get the same tracks …

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Oct 29 2017

Music to Haunt By: The Haunting

Darkmood Official Site The Haunting, Notic Reign Records 2016 The album description for The Haunting bills itself as “one of the scariest albums of all time.” This is a very bold claim and there’s no shortage of things making promises as being “the scariest” and failing to deliver. Which category does it belong in? Let’s …

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Oct 28 2017

Music to Haunt By: Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2016 To say Twilight Creations had a hit on its hands when it released the board game Zombies!!! would be a gross understatement. It’s spawned numerous editions, expansions and sequels (along with numerous bags of plastic figures). So their tapping Midnight Syndicate to come …

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Oct 27 2017

Music to Haunt By: Dying Within

Grave Tone Productions Official Site Dying Within, B@Home Wreckordings 2017 It’s been awhile since I last reviewed one of Grave Tone Productions’ albums, so let’s catch up on their releases. 2015 saw the release of their kid friendly single “Jack the Jack O’ Lantern” and the debut of their short film Who’s There? on YouTube. …

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Oct 26 2017

Music to Haunt By: Horror Trilogy

Dulcet Jones Official Site Horror Trilogy Part One, Green Cottage Music 2017 Horror Trilogy Part Two, Green Cottage Music 2017 Horror Trilogy Part Three, Green Cottage Music 2017 Horror Trilogy, Green Cottage Music 2017 Horror Trilogy is one of the more unique releases I’ve seen in the world of scary ambient music. The “album” is …

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Oct 25 2017

Music to Haunt By: Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey Official Site Pumpkinland, Nobody Records 1999 Pumpkinland II, Nobody Records 2000 Pumpkinland III, Nobody Records 2001 The late 90’s were a very important time in the development of modern haunted attraction music. Midnight Syndicate had settled into the style which made them famous in 1998 and Michael Hedstrom entered the scene in 1999. …

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Oct 24 2017

Music to Haunt By: The Return

So what’s new in the world of spooky ambient music? Jerry Vayne released Blackmoon Asylum has been unleashed and World of Fright (whose work has appeared on our podcast many times) released his first album earlier this year. Both Shadow’s Symphony and Prelude to a Nightmare are working on new material while the second part …

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Oct 26 2016

Music to Haunt By: Cellblock

Atrium Carceri Official Site Cellblock, Cryo Chamber 2016 (Original release date: 2003) Although my review of Atrium Carceri’s Kapnobatai was positive, I now realize my trying to review an album in order to use it to discuss a haunt theme I had came up with ahead of time was not the best course of action. …

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Oct 25 2016

Music to Haunt By: Ghost Stories

Sam Haynes Official Site Ghost Stories, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is busy as usual this year. In addition to the release of his new album Something Wicked and its sequel Something Wicked II, he has also launched a new side project called Scaretrax. Scaretrax is designed to provide people with royalty free music for …

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Oct 24 2016

Music to Haunt By: Prelude to the Afterlife

Verse 13 Official Site Prelude to the Afterlife, Dark Owl Records 2010 Musician Mike Fox has been very busy since the last time I reviewed his work. In addition to the recent digital release of the first part of the Grim Reaper-themed Shadows and Dusk album (with part two and the complete physical release planned …

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Oct 23 2016

Music to Haunt By: Horror, I’m Afraid

Dulcet Jones Official Site Horror, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2016 It’s been awhile since I last reviewed the work of Dulcet Jones and I’m thrilled to announce his return to the world of spooky atmospheric music. Also returning is his daughter Natalie, who has once again provided the cover art. But there is one …

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Oct 22 2016

Music to Haunt By: When Time Ends

Darkmood Official Site When Time Ends, Notic Reign Records 2016 The man behind Darkmood and Notic Reign Records, Steve D. Montgomery, has always wanted to compose music for films. He didn’t want to abandon Darkmood and at the same time wanted to create a demo recording with a more cinematic style of music. Although music …

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Oct 21 2016

Music to Haunt By: Psych Ward Psymphony

Psych Ward Psymphony Official Site Psych Ward Psymphony, self-release 2012 Psych Ward Psymphony 2013, self-release 2013 Psych Ward Psymphony is shrouded in mystery. All that can be said for certain is how it was founded by musician Jamie James. No, not the guy from Steppenwolf! This Jamie James is also a haunt industry insider and …

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Oct 20 2016

Music to Haunt By: The Return

It’s another exciting year in the world of spooky ambient music. Midnight Syndicate has released both an official soundtrack to the Zombies!!! board game and reissued the long out of print Realm of Shadows with some new material under the name Raven’s Hollow: Realm of Shadows Reissue. Grave Tone Productions unleashed Found Remains…Songs from the …

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Oct 30 2015

Sounds to Scare By: Sinister Sounds

Sinister Sounds Official Site Gothic Nightmares, Sinister Sounds Records 2015 Scott Karan has been very busy since he released Dark Ride back in 2012. 2014 saw the release of his spooky single Happily Ever After, which made excellent use of soft music to create feelings of dread and mystery. That year was also when he …

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