Tag: Music to Haunt By

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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Music to Haunt By: Halloween Music Collection

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Halloween Music Collection, Linfaldia Records 2010 2010 was a busy year for Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. Not only was their film The Dead Matter released that year, but they had also teamed up with Destini Beard for her album The Dark Masquerade and released The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture …

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Music to Haunt By: Spine Chillers

Sam Haynes Official Site Spine Chillers, Haunt Music 2014 Sam Haynes is a spooky music machine. In this year alone, he has created and released three albums: Ghost Stories, the limited edition Halloween Music (as noted earlier in the countdown) and Spine Chillers. He’s probably putting the finishing touches on another project as you read …

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Music to Haunt By: Atrium Carceri

Atrium Carceri Official Site Kapnobatai, Cold Meat Industry 2005 The timeline for the Atrium Carceri is just as interesting as the timeline for his various albums. Founder Simon Heath was also one of the founding members of the Swedish group Za Frûmi in 2000, with Donald Persson and Simon Kölle. The band focused on dark …

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Music to Haunt By: Dulcet Jones

Dulcet Jones Official Site Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2013 More Halloween, I’m Afraid, Green Cottage Music 2014 The artist being spotlighted in this article offers an interesting first for “Music to Haunt By” and that’s not because he’s Canadian. Dulcet Jones is a stage name of sorts adopted by Jim Graham and the …

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Music to Haunt By: Music For Haunts

Music For Haunts Official Site A Child’s Nightmare, Music For Haunts Recordings 2011 Chris Thomas is a very busy man and he’s been that way for quite a long time. At age sixteen he scored several films and stage productions in addition to winning a state composition title and having a live performance. This would …

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Music to Haunt By: The Return

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 …

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Music to Haunt By: Legion of Shadows

Nox Arcana Official Site Legion of Shadows, Monolith Graphics 2013 As you may recall from my last Nox Arcana review, I had to pass on reviewing the band’s 10th anniversary album due to a scheduling issue. Thankfully said issue has been since resolved and I can finally cover this musical tribute to Nox Arcana’s fanbase. …

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Music to Haunt By: Dark Ride

Prelude to a Nightmare Official Site Dark Ride, Prelude to a Nightmare Records 2012 The popularity of the circus theme in haunted attractions always amazes me. I mean, I can understand wanting to take advantage of coulrophobia and Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an awesome movie, but what gets me is that I keep …

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Music to Haunt By: Transylvania

Nox Arcana Official Site Transylvania, Monolith Graphics 2005 Nox Arcana was one of groups that inspired me to do the “Music to Haunt By” series and have been a constant presence ever since then. Given how 2013 is their 10th anniversary, it would make sense for me to review their newest release that’s inspired by …

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Music to Haunt By: Sam Haynes

Sam Haynes Official Site Welcome to the Horror Show, Laptop Punk 2013 The mysterious musician known only as “Sam Haynes” has built up quite the reputation for himself since he first appeared on the scene in 2012. The UK-based Haynes’ debut album Halloween Carnival proved so popular that his works has been featured at theme …

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Music to Haunt By: Monsters of Legend

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Monsters of Legend, Linfaldia Records 2013 It’s been far too long since I’ve reviewed something by the Midnight Syndicate. Thankfully, my decision to rectify this came when they announced the release of their new album: Monsters of Legend. Although the cover features the titular character from Werewolf of London and Frankenstein’s …

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Music to Haunt By: Dead By Midnight

Grave Tone Productions Official Site Dead By Midnight, B@Home Wreckordings 2013 This year seems to be the “Year of the Sequels” when it comes to spooky ambient CD reviews (but rest assured, there will be some new material as well). Let’ start things off by diving right into the second release by Grave Tone Productions. …

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Music to Haunt By: Attrition

Attrition Official Site This Death House, Two Gods Records 2012 (Original release date: 1982) Most of the artists I discuss for “Music to Haunt By” are known primarily for making music specifically intended for use during the Halloween season, but this article is an interesting change of pace. Renowned around the music world for their …

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Music to Haunt By: The Return

Once again it’s time for my annual series of haunted ambiance CD reviews. Due to a scheduling goof on my part, there won’t be any “Sounds to Scare” installments this year (but I’m hoping to change that next year). Those interested in royalty free materials are sure to enjoy this year’s go-round. While you’re waiting …

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Music to Haunt By: The Horrorville Haunt

Hollywood Haunts Official Site The Horrorville Haunt, Introsound 2013 In the years since I reviewed Monster Movie Haunts! in the first “Music to Haunt By” series, Hollywood Haunts (aka Introsound) seems to have focused more on creating albums intended for use at parties rather than spooky ambiance CDs. But don’t think that’s a complaint against …

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