Vocalist Destini Beard has released A TIME FORGOTTEN, her first full-length album and followup to 2010â€™s successful THE DARK MASQUERADE EP. As with her previous release, the album showcases Destiniâ€™s lyrics and haunting, alluring vocal performances and arrangements blended with music from gothic horror music pioneers Midnight Syndicate.
The theme of the album surrounds a once-thriving Victorian hotel which suffers a tragic fire and is now haunted by itâ€™s past residents as well as a malevolent spirit that holds dominion over all of them. The story goes on to tell of a young woman who is called from the spirit world to the hotel to reunite with her departed true love only to discover the dark secrets that lie behind the roomsâ€™ walls.
“Sonically, we wanted the CD to be reminiscent of a short musical, with multiple layers of harmonies and counter melodies on each song,â€ť said Destini. â€śThe recording process took much longer than THE DARK MASQUERADE but I feel the end product was worth every bit of it. I was especially pleased with how the musical variety works hand in hand with the lyrics to pull you further along on the adventure.”
In addition to featuring twelve re-imaginations of classic Midnight Syndicate songs from CDs like THE 13TH HOUR, GATES OF DELIRIUM, and VAMPYRE, A TIME FORGOTTEN also features an industrial dance remix of FAREWELL FOREVER (NOCTEM AETERNUS) from Destiniâ€™s THE DARK MASQUERADE EP. The remix was produced by Pat Berdysz of the industrial band, Encoder whose credits include the DEAD AND BURIED REMIX of Midnight Syndicate’s GRAVEYARD on THE DEAD MATTER: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.
The final special offering on this album, is the debut presentation of an original piece composed and performed by Destini Beard entitled MY LAST GOODBYE. The album also features an eight panel fold out, with all of the lyrics for the listener to read along with and fully immerse themselves into the storyline. The cover art has been created by fantasy illustrator Ed Beard Jr, and captures the essence of the lead character and the mysterious Victorian hotel.
The CD is available now on Midnight Syndicate and Destini Beardâ€™s websites, Amazon.com, and CDBaby. It will be available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3 on September 11, 2012.
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