Scott M. Sandridge

A Work in Progress

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10155833_474209506012778_7528267649849223687_nLike short stories about blood-sucking vixens? Then get Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge on Kindle for $2.99, an anthology about female vampires that includes my story, “Deidre’s Folly.”

About my story: Deidre hunts the vampire responsible for her best friend’s murder, but she discovers a truth that may threaten her very sanity.

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SMM Classic: Midnight Syndicate – The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates

(Oct. 10, 2008)

Spooky dark and brooding, just the kind of music you want to hear while watching a horror movie, and a great set of songs to play while reading your favorite horror novel or writing your own chilling tale. Midnight Syndicate shows off their musical genius with The Dead Matter – Cemetery Gates. While not a direct soundtrack to The Dead Matter movie, the CD is more of a companion piece for it. Included are three bonus tracks, one of which is the theme to the movie. The organ work that starts off the first song, “Cathedral Ruins,” grabs your attention and lures you in, and each song traps you inside a world of spine-tingling fear. All the songs are instrumental, no lyrics of any kind, yet the composition of the notes unfolds like chapters in a novel that leads to a chilling climax. It’s a great CD to have for Halloween (or any other time you want to be scared).

The Dead Matter – Cemetery Gates
Artist: Midnight Syndicate
Release Date:
Format: Audio CD
Label: Linfaldia Records
List Price: $14.00
UPC: 718122024421

August 23, 2010 Posted by | SpecMusicMuse | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SpecMusicMuse: Review of Destini Beard w/ Midnight Syndicate – The Dark Masquerade

First impression: wow.

The Dark Masquerade is a musical and lyrical nightmare come true for fans of Gothic Horror. Haunting melodic sound with an angelically dark voice (Destini Beard) turns this CD into a lethal yet beautiful combination that’s guaranteed to keep you up at night staring fearfully at shadows, while also yearning for said shadows.

Whether it’s the vampiric melody, “Awaken,” the sad “Farewell Forever,” or the esoterically meaningful “Dark Masquerade,” just figuring out which of the six masterful songs comprising The Dark Masquerade to be a favorite will become an undertaking in and of itself. For me, “Internal Struggle,” is the best of the six–it’s the Gemini in me, what can I say?

This is a CD that I highly recommend.

Best listened to while reading: anything from Poe or Lovecraft, some Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

But, if you choose not to read anything while listening, turn the lights off and don’t mind the glowing red eyes in the room….

August 20, 2010 Posted by | SpecMusicMuse | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment