Category Archive: Music To Haunt By

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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Oct 29 2015

Music to Haunt By: The Dark Rift

Music For Haunts Official Site The Dark Rift, Music For Haunts Recordings 2015 Another year has passed and the time has come for a new collection of Chris Thomas’ themes from various haunted attractions around the country. The Dark Rift brings us selections from Evermore Adventure Park, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Albany Haunt …

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Oct 28 2015

Music to Haunt By: Nightmare Chronicles

Michael Hedstrom Official Site Nightmare Chronicles, Hedstorm Productions 2014 I think it’s safe to say I have been waiting for Nightmare Chronicles almost as long as Michael Hedstrom has. It was in the works for years and premise of was just too good to miss out on. An album which explores several different horror concepts …

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Oct 27 2015

Music to Haunt By: The Incredible Dark Carnival

Sam Haynes Official Site The Incredible Dark Carnival, Haunt Music 2015 If you’re like me, the idea of a haunted circus leaves you cold. I’ve had to review albums based on the concept so many times that I am completely out of ideas. But at the same time I can’t blame any artist for choosing …

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Oct 26 2015

Music to Haunt By: Jeannie Novak

Jeannie Novak Official Site Horrorshow: The Complete Collection, Self-release 2013 Jeannie Novak is a woman of many talents. She writes books, develops video games and is a photographer in addition to her talents as a composer and performer. In fact, she’s been playing since age five and composing since she was twelve years old! She’s …

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Oct 25 2015

Music to Haunt By and Sounds to Scare By: The Return

There’s so much going on in the world of spooky ambient music. Nox Arcana just unleashed Gothic and Darkmood is currently hard at work on When Time Ends (which will feature a more “cinematic” feel). Midnight Syndciate is preparing to release a Christmas album while Grave Tone Productions is also hard at work on new …

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Apr 06 2015

Music to Haunt By: The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Midnight Syndicate Official Site The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Linfaldia Records 2010 This is an interesting situation for me. Since I’m going to be covering the film later on, I decided to save most of the back story about The Dead Matter for said review. Here are the basics: Our story begins in …

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Oct 28 2014

Music to Haunt By: The Dead of Fall

Darkmood Official Site The Dead of Fall, Notic Reign Records 2014 It has been quite a long time since we last heard from Darkmood. After the release of Halloween Descends, the album later went out of print and Steve Montgomery had to balance work on the next album with other projects like SDM and Portrait …

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Oct 27 2014

Music to Haunt By: Virgil Franklin

Virgil Franklin Official Site Into The Ether, Lame Duck Digital 2013 Virgil Franklin, often known as simply “Virgil” to fans of spooky music, has a lengthy musical résumé. Having worked as a freelance arranger/composer for many years, founded the label/recording studio Lame Duck Digital in 2000. This quickly led to him composing and performing numerous …

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