Halloween horror music masters Midnight Syndicate are about to unveil their latest creation: a new album dedicated entirely to our favorite creatures from the golden age of horror cinema, appropriately titled Monsters of Legend. The album features iconic artwork from Universal horror classics like Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, and Dracula, and blends the band's signature blend of symphonic music and elaborate sound design to recreate the essence and atmosphere of those movies.
“We want to make you feel like you are a character in one of those classic horror films,” says Midnight Syndicate founder Edward Douglas, “that you've entered a world where any one of the iconic characters from the Universal Horror and Hammer Films could be right around the corner.”
“Carriage Ride,” which makes its world premiere on FEARnet, is a great example of this immersive sound design, recreating the mood of the sinister scene from Dracula wherein the Count, in the guise of a glowing-eyed coach driver, escorts his doomed guest (Renfield in the 1931 film, Harker in the novel) to his mountain castle. Kill the lights and take a listen...
Monsters of Legend is slated for release next Friday, July 19th, and we'll be sharing plenty more info about it soon!