A second Midnight Syndicate album in less than a year? Mere mortals don’t deserve such wonders, but here we are. As always, if you’ve been to a Halloween event, you’ve probably heard their ghostly soundtracks adding spooky ambiance to any crypt and raising the hackles of the living. While you’re waiting for new decor to arrive at your favorite retailer and for your local seasonal Halloween store to open, fans new and old can enjoy the dark tones and minor keys of a paranormal soundtrack for the haunted mind.
Bloodlines flows like a throwback to some of Midnight Syndicate’s earliest work but with a modern styling and refined edge — a deliberate work rather than an experimental one — with the attention to detail reworked tracks were given in the retrospective Out of the Darkness. The title track is stage-ready for an opening performance with each subsequent track building the storytelling. “I Won’t Tell” continues to hint at things being far from okay as “Assembly” and “Wedding March” suggest a less-than-happy gathering. As a prequel, it highlights the fall of the living Haverghast manor before its untimely rediscovery in Gates of Delirium.
Read highlights from the press release below… and be sure to add Bloodlines to your collection.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 20, 2021 – Midnight Syndicate has just released a mini-album entitled Bloodlines. Their 14th studio album, Bloodlines is a prequel to the duo’s best-selling, haunted mansion-themed, The 13th Hour. The new release draws listeners deeper into the world of the Haverghast family, a sinister clan whose dark secrets were first introduced on the 2001 asylum-themed album, Gates of Delirium.
“The events that occur in Bloodlines happen before The 13th Hour, although how long before is left up to the listener,” said Edward Douglas. Gavin Goszka added, “The selections on this album expand the story of the Haverghast family. We wanted this album to flow as seamlessly as possible into The 13th Hour, while still maintaining its own distinct stylistic identity.”
Bloodlines comes on the heels of the band’s first live album, Live Shadows, which was released in June of this year. Beginning in September, Midnight Syndicate will bring their critically-acclaimed concert experience, Midnight Syndicate Live! Conspiracy of Shadows, back to the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point. The horror-themed multimedia concerts blending live music, theatre, and film will run from September 17 through October 31 at the park’s HalloWeekends event. The band has hinted that another major announcement will be coming soon.
Buy or listen to Bloodlines: https://midnightsyndicate.fanlink.to/bloodlines
Watch the album trailer: https://midnightsyndicate.fanlink.to/f4xM
Midnight Syndicate official website: https://www.MidnightSyndicate.com