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3 / 19 / 02 - Midnight Syndicate garners raves from the gaming community, announces convention plans. The band's three most recent releases received excellent reviews in both November's issue of Games Unplugged Magazine (http://www.gamesunplugged.com) and the Gaming Report (http://www.gamingreport.com). Currently the band is scheduled to attend this year's Origins, DragonCon, Chiller Theatre, and GenCon conventions. More details to follow shortly.

3 / 1 / 02 - Midnight Syndicate honored locally. For the second year in a row, Midnight Syndicate took home the award for Best Gothic/Industrial Act at the Cleveland Free Times Music Awards (www.freetimes.com). This follows the band's sweep of the local awards in 2001. Many, many thanks to our fans in Northeastern Ohio who voted!

2 / 28 / 02 - Featured in Underground Entertainment Magazine. Issue #17 features an interview with Edward Douglas.

2 / 11 / 02 - Keith Parkinson to do artwork for upcoming release. World-renowned fantasy artist Keith Parkinson will be joining up with Midnight Syndicate to illustrate the cover for the group's next release (August, 2002). A personal favorite of the band, Keith's work includes illustrations for TSR's Dungeon's & Dragons, the novels of Terry Brooks, and Sony's Everquest (see picture to right). For more information on Keith and to see his work, stop by http://www.keithparkinson.com.

1 / 22 / 02 - Work on new Midnight Syndicate CD continues. Writing for the group's fifth CD has been underway since November. The CD, which looks to be a return to the more traditional gothic stylings of Born of the Night and Realm of Shadows, has a strong vampiric theme to it. More details to follow.

11 / 14 / 01 - Band named tops in The Loop's 2001 Viewer's Choice Issue #46. For the past five years, Loop E-zine has been featuring short Darkwave biographies of Electro, Gothic and Industrial artists in interactive musical Shockwave powered animations.

11 / 2 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate dominates MP3.com. During the 2001 Halloween weekend, all six of the band's mp3 singles were in the Top 20 for all of MP3.com (#1, #2, #7, #10, #12, and #19) registering over 100,000 listens in three days. The title track from Born of the Night remained at #1 for over a week with two tracks from Gates of Delirium (Gates of Delirium, and Alternative Therapy) maintaining their positions in the Top 40 as well.

10 / 19 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured on RhythmUS Network.

9 / 24 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Full Moon's Witchouse 3. Full Moon Picture's third installment of the Witchouse series features music from Midnight Syndicate's three most recent albums. Directed and produced by Tempe Video's J.R. Bookwalter, the film will be available in videostores nationally on October 14.

9 / 23 / 01 - Interview with Edward Douglas by Daniel Hinds from The Plague

9 / 22 / 01 - Interview with Gavin Goszka in Mourning The Ancient

9 / 9 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate wins Best Sound Design / Music at NYC's Spotlight On Theatre Awards. On September 9th, New York City held it's 2000-2001 Spotlight On Theatrical Awards Show at the Jan Hus Playhouse. Midnight Syndicate received the award for Best Technical Achievement - Sound Design / Music for their involvement in the play, The Callback. Director Robert Boston Jr., who utilized Midnight Syndicate's music for the play's soundtrack was on hand to receive the award. The band would also like to congratulate Frank Calo and Robert Boston Jr. for The Callback's additional awards in the areas of lighting and set design.

8 / 28 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured in European magazines Darklife and Judas Kiss. The Summer 2001 issue of Darklife (Germany) includes a review of Gates of Delirium as well as an interview with Edward Douglas. Judas Kiss' Issue #7 (UK) features reviews of all three albums in addition to an interview with Gavin Goszka. Both magazine reviews have been added to the Gates of Delirium Reviews Section along with one from Haunted Attraction Magazine.

8 / 27 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Canada's Unrestrained Magazine. The 4th Anniversary issue (#16) features an interview with Edward Douglas.

7 / 16 / 01 - Interview with Gavin Goszka by Federico Marongiu of Music Extreme. New review of Gates of Delirium added (Fears Magazine)

7 / 14 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Rue Morgue Magazine. Issue #22 (July/August 2001) is currently available and features an interview with the band.

6 / 22 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate honored locally - sweeps 2001 Cleveland music awards.

On June 21, Midnight Syndicate took home the award for Best Gothic Act at the 2001 Cleveland Scene Music Awards (www.clevescene.com). This follows up the 2001 Cleveland Free Times Music Awards (www.freetimes.com), in March, where they won the title of Best Gothic Act as well. Recently, they were also named one of the three Best Cleveland Bands in Cleveland.com's Best of 2000 (www.cleveland.com).

6 / 10 / 01 - Interview with Edward Douglas by Peter-Jan Van Damme of Darker Than The Bat

5 / 29 / 01 - New reviews for Gates of Delirium added (Movement Magazine, Chronicles of Chaos-Canada, Loki Music-UK, Rue-Morgue Magazine, Krepeskulum-Brazil, Altarnative)

5 / 14 / 01 - Interview with Edward Douglas by Edgar Franco of Krepuskulum

5 / 9 / 01 - New reviews for Gates of Delirium added (Outburn Magazine, Music Extreme-Argentina, Bleeding Minds)

4 / 27 / 01 - New reviews for Gates of Delirium added (Halloween Magazine.com, The New Empire-Germany)

4 / 23 / 01 - New reviews for Gates of Delirium added (Sideline Magazine, Mourning the Ancient, Vae Solis-Russia)

4 / 3 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate featured in Loop E-zine #38 (Audio/Video Flash)

3/ 6 / 01 - Interview with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka by Marcus Pan of Legends Magazine

3 / 3 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate releases new CD, Gates of Delirium

Midnight Syndicate's latest release takes listeners' on a journey through the halls of Haverghast Asylum. For more information visit the new THE MUSIC section.

 

3 / 2 / 01 - Midnight Syndicate CD Release Party

Another big THANK YOU to everybody who made it out to the party! Thanks to our friends Larry the Wolf of horror-metal act, The Manimals, Dreamsword Productions, and Scared Stiff Magazine for helping to make it a night to remember! Visit our new PHOTOS section for images from the mayhem.

 

Photography courtesy of Mark Rakocy

Artwork Copyright Keith Parkinson. Used with permission

Copyright 2001 Entity Productions