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11/20/2016 Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler and the Monsters of the Midwest
November 23, 2016 06:01 PM PST
Tune in this week for the last Creature Features edition of BTE Radio for 2016 as Eric, Marie and Karyn welcome Authors Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler to discuss their new book "Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures. Jessica and Monica will be joining us to talk about the research and writing they did on some of these strange and unusual cryptids that are reported to lurk and haunt the forests, hills and rural areas of the Midwestern U.S. To learn more about Jessica visit her website www.jessicafreeburg.com and to learn more about Natalie visit www.nataliefowler.com. Join us this week as we track down some of the creepy cryptids of the Midwest with Jessica Freeburg and Monica Fowler this week on the last episode of BTE Radio's Creature Features!11/13/2016 Ed Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate: Zombies
November 15, 2016 06:18 PM PST
This week we welcome back the masters of Music of the Macabre Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate. Ed and Gavin are back with a brand new release "Zombies the board game soundtrack." We'll talk with Ed and Gavin about the new album, play some of the new tracks, the new board game and behind the scenes what went into writing and producing Zombies.
ABOUT MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE
Founder Douglas’ passion for making music was ignited when he listened to records by The Beatles on his kid-sized turntable and dreamed of composing epic scores like John Williams’ Star Wars, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Both he and Goszka grew up watching classic black and white horror films, listening to Vincent Price reading the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Playing Dungeons & Dragons. They continued to fall in love with the world of horror, fantasy and the supernatural as they developed their own artistry: Douglas played piano and bass guitar, playing in rock band sand scoring student horror films in college and Goszka played keyboard in rock bands and went onto study classical composition and percussion in college. They eventually discovered ways to explore fantasy in literature, film and art through music.
In 1995, Douglas directed and wrote his first full-length horror film score to a thriller called The Dead Matter (1995), which helped set the principles of Midnight Syndicate in motion. In 2010, he went on to direct, score, and co-produce the remake of The Dead Matter alongside Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, co-founder, KNB FX) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3). In 1997, he put together an album with the goal of providing a collection of “soundtracks to imaginary films.” The collection presented many different narratives through a variety of genres, including classical, New Age and rock and was punctuated by sound effects. For the sophomore release, Born of the Night, Douglas decided to focus on a Midnight Syndicate album that would specifically appeal to gothic music fans, Halloween enthusiasts, and role-playing gamers. It was at this time that he decided to partner with compelling solo artist Goszka, whom he had known since 1994.
Midnight Syndicate’s music has become integral to setting a powerful mood at top-rated haunted attractions and amusement parks as well as at costume shops, gaming and Halloween parties and Halloween-themed cruises from Siberia and Hong Kong, to Europe and the United States. In 2005, industry expert Leonard Pickel estimated that 75-90% of the attractions in the haunted house industry owned at least one Midnight Syndicate CD. In September, 2009, AOL released the Top 10 Best Halloween Music CDs of all time according to AOL/CBS Radio listeners. Three of the ten listed were Midnight Syndicate discs, which ranked lower only than Danny Elfman’s Nightmare Before Christmas and John Carpenter’s Halloween soundtracks. In 2015, their album Out of the Darkness was named as one of the 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs that Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades by the venerable horror publication, Rue Morgue Magazine. The band’s music has also been used at Hugh Hefner’s Halloween parties, on episodes of The Barbara Walters Special and in the drive-in film The Rage, Universal Studio’s Horror Nights XVIII as well as by Monday Night Football and by artists Insane Clown Posse, Three Six Mafia, Twiztid and the Misfits.
Midnight Syndicate released many studio albums between 1997 and 2005, among them Midnight Syndicate, Born of the Night, Realm of Shadows, Gates of Delirium, Vampyre: Symphonies from the Crypt and the multi award-winning The 13th Hour. They teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast in 2003 to produce the first official soundtrack to the classic Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. In 2008, Douglas’ and Goszka’s tenth studio album, The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates came out as a preview to the 2010 remake of The Dead Matter film. That same year, Midnight Syndicate put together their first music video, a live performance of the song Dark Legacy, produced by Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Crew and Screamline Studios and filmed in the haunted historic Phantasy Theatre in Lakewood, Ohio. The band’s fourteenth studio album, Carnival Arcane (2011) was based on research into turn-of-the-20th-Century carnivals as well as the writings of Ray Bradbury and plays like a self-contained, vivid musical film. The disc garnered rave reviews from pressand won Best Horror CD/Soundtrack at the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Awards.
Midnight Syndicate continues to pursue its quest to use instrumental music to tell explicit stories full of tension, twists and turns. Most recently, the band released gothic music vocalist Destini Beard’s A Time Forgotten, the follow-up to The Dark Masquerade, her first collaboration with Douglas and Goszka and completed the score to the grindhouse thriller Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan. In summer, 2013, Midnight Syndicate released the soundtrack to that film along with Monsters of Legend, a tribute to the classic Universal, Hammer and Euro horror films that gave birth to horror cinema. Featuring cover art showcasing original Universal Monster images with an epic sound to match, the disc has immediately become one of, if not the band’s most critically-acclaimed album to date. In addition to cracking FEARnet’s Top 10 Horror CDs of 2013, in May of 2014, the album won Best CD honors in the 12th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards marking the band’s second such honor. Visit the Midnight Syndicate Store to see and hear more!
After seventeen years, fourteen studio albums, three soundtracks, and a motion picture, Midnight Syndicate announced that they were teaming up with the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point, to launch their first live performances. Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows, a multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film debuted at Cedar Point’s 18th annual HalloWeekends event. Before the shows, Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair was quoted saying, “Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze.” And amaze it did. Upon its debut, the show began breaking attendance records while being called “top-notch and ambitious,” “brilliant and artistically creative,” and “a must see” by audiences and press alike. “The success of the inaugural run of Midnight Syndicate Live! has ensured that live Midnight Syndicate shows will be a permanent part of our plans going forward,” said Edward Douglas.
In September of 2015, Midnight Syndicate’s Out of the Darkness album was included in Rue Morgue Magazine’s 50 Essential Horror Albums – Discs that Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades. That same month, Midnight Syndicate released Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering. The album featured the band’s unique twist on classic holiday carols blended with new and original material. “Our goal was to treat each song in a way that would merge familiarity with originality,” said Gavin Goszka. “There are definitely recognizable elements, but plenty of additional original material as well. It also incorporates the widest instrument palette we’ve used to date and represents what we consider to be the most varied collection of songs we’ve ever released. There are serenely beautiful moments here alongside more intense, darker tracks, and the end result is a thoroughly compelling and involving listening experience.” “With so many Christmas-themed albums out there, we wanted to make this collection uniquely our own,” added Edward Douglas. “I think we were able to do that.” Since its release, the album has received universal critical acclaim.
zombiesprIn April of 2016, the band announced that they would be creating the first official soundtrack to the immensely popular zombie apocalypse-themed board game, Zombies!!!. “I’m a big fan of Zombies!!!,” said Edward Douglas. “With the game celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, it seemed like the perfect time to undertake this project. We’re working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players’ gaming experience. I think album will also resonate with our fans in the Halloween and haunted house industries. “Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting,” added Gavin Goszka. “Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans.”
“Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!,” said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. “For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate’s music has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible.” The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2016. To learn more about Midnighty Syndicate visit their website at www.midnightsyndicate.com
Join us this week as the undead walk the Earth as we preview the new album Zombies the boardgame soundtrack with Ed and Gavin of Midnight Syndicate.11/06/2016 Small Town Monsters and Boggy Creek Monster
November 08, 2016 02:21 AM PST
This week on BTE Radio we're heading down south to the swamps and bayou of Arkansa to a little town Fouke to search for the legend of Boggy Creek. Director Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters along Producer Brandon Dalo and possibly Mark Matzke from the Small Town Monsters film crew will be joining us to discuss the new film Boggy Creek Monster. In the first half hour we will be joined by Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic'D who will be live from the world famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado for a new spooky episode of the "Haunted Spotlight!" Then at 8:30 we will be joined by Seth, Brandon and Mark of Small Town Monsters to talk with us about the Boggy Creek Monster which will premier November 12 at the Fouke Middle School in Fouke Arkansas. You can pre-order your copy of Boggy Creek Monster or any of Small Town Merchandise including Beasty of White Hall and Minerva Monster by going to the website www.smalltownmonsters.com. So join us this Sunday night for to learn about the new documentary and find out the story about the infamous town of Fouke Arkansas and the Monster that supposedly lurks along boggy Creek, this week on BTE Radio.10/30/2016 Annual Halloween Spooktacular with Jim Harold
November 02, 2016 06:45 PM PDT
In this episode of BTE Radio we celebrate our 9th Anniversary on air and our Annual Halloween Spooktacular as we bring Shocktober to a thrilling climax. and or our Annual Halloween Spooktacular and what better way to celebrate it than with our favorite cool ghoul and America's favorite Podcast host of the Paranormal Podcast Jim Harold. At 8:30 pm, we welcome back Jim Harold of Jim Harolds Campfire Tales, and the Paranormal Podcast. Jim is joining us once again as our special guest co-host this year and to help us judge our annual listener spooky story contest.
We've got some spooky, spine tingling listener stories to share and
Jim Harold is America’s most popular paranormal podcast host. With his two free flagship programs, The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, Jim has developed a loyal following that spans the globe. In addition to his free podcasts at JimHarold.com, Jim also hosts a series of premium podcasts on the supernatural and related subjects at JimHarold.net
As a result, he has also become a published author with his Campfire series. The first book was originally published by traditional publisher New Page Books, and since then Jim has taken the books independent. All four books are available in eBook and paperback at JimHaroldBooks.com and via Amazon.com.
The first four books in the series have been #1 Supernatural Best Sellers on Kindle at various times and the newly released Campfire 5 is well on its way.
In October 2015, both of Jim’s flagship programs reached the Top 100 of ALL podcasts on the Apple iTunes store out of approximately 250,000 podcasts across ALL categories. Campfire reached #32 and The Paranormal Podcast reached #60! The competition at this level included many podcasts produced by major media networks.
In 2005, Jim created The Paranormal Podcast. After over a decade of working on the business side of media, Jim decided it was time to dust off his broadcast training and step back behind the mic. A life long interest in the paranormal, combined with his love of broadcasting and technology, have resulted in some of the most successful podcasts of their type to date. Jim has worked in the radio, business to business media and technology industries.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Communication Theory and Methodology and is accredited as a Certified Digital Media Consultant by the Radio Advertising Bureau. Jim has also had the opportunity to teach at the university level.
Jim’s free podcasts are regularly among the top Podcasts on iTunes in their respective categories competing with mainstream media publishers such as NPR and many others. Jim lives in Ohio with his fantastic wife and two daughters. He is incredibly thankful for them and his loyal audience.
Jim won’t dress up in alien costumes and doesn’t plan on buying that $19.99 Super Official Ghost Detector off of late night TV but believes there is more to life than what meets the eye.
If you want to learn more about Jim Harold or are inquiring about sponsorship, media or personal appearances please contact Jim directly at jimATjimharold.com or visit his websites www.jimharold.com or www.jimharold.net.
Join us this extra special episode for what's sure to be a Spooktacular time as celebrate our 9th Anniversary of BTE Radio and we bring Shocktober to a thrilling conclusion with the 2016 Annual Halloween Spooktacular with the Haunted Spotlight and Jim Harold all this week on Beyond The Edge Radio! www.beyondtheedgeradio.com10/23/2016 Halloween stories and Terrifying tales with Dark Waters
October 25, 2016 05:12 PM PDT
Only two more weeks of Shocktober and it wouldn’t be the same without good old fashion spooky stories, tales and encounters just in time for Halloween. And who better to share them with us than the one and only Dark Waters. Dark is back with us this week to bring us the scariest true encounters shared with him by his listeners and followers of his popular Dark Waters You Tube Channel. Lock your doors, light your pumpkins, draw the shades and gather your loved ones around as we invite you for an evening of frights, thrills and chills as we welcome back Dark Waters to Shocktober on BTE Radio
Dark Waters, as he is affectionately known by his subscribers is a YouTube horror narrator born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He directly attributes his success to growing up in such a diverse city filled with myth and lore. Waters is a professional storyteller who interviews witnesses to strange, confusing or frightening phenomena, and recreates their stories as accurately as possible on his website and YouTube channel. The Dark Waters Horror Channel was created in November 2015 to serve a niche within the YouTube horror genre.
Dark Waters blends his unique style of investigating, narration, and down to earth commentary to create some of the most compelling true horror stories on YouTube. With story topics ranging from Black Eyed Kids, Ghosts, Demons, Shadow People, Bigfoot and Dog-men, the Dark Waters Channel is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for horror.
Dark Waters Channel is the place to find real true horror stories. The channel was born out of my own paranormal experience I had when I was 12 years old. Since then I have been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. You will find that we focus on stories form the Southeastern region of the United States. We do our best to visit the actual site of each encounter, safety permitting. We hope you enjoy the channel.
To learn more visit the channel at
The official website
October 17, 2016 06:17 PM PDT
This week on BTE Radio Shocktober continues as we head west to California to a house so Haunted it’s been considered one of the most haunted homes in America and has been featured on Most Haunted, Dead Famous and Ghost Adventures. We’re in for a real treat this week as Eric and Marie go behind the doors of the infamous Oman House with owner David Oman. In the first half hour we’re joined by Shawn and Marianne Donley of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic’D for another episode of the Haunted Spotlight. At 8:30 we open the doors and head inside the Oman House with owner David Oman.
So join us this week as welcome David Oman and discuss his home, the “Oman House” and the hauntings and activity that occur in his house as Shocktober continues this week on BTE Radio!10/09/2016 Shocktober Spooky Open Mic with Eric and Marie
October 11, 2016 06:42 PM PDT
Due to a last minute cancellation of our guest, Eric and Marie host an open mic night where we discuss the remainder of the months guests, Eric's recent terrifying hospital stay, our favorite horror and halloween movies and what intrigues us about serial killers. Despite the horrible sound quality of Eric's Mic, the show is a lot of fun and we apologize but promise a lot of fun and a spooktacular good time this week on BTE Radio.10/02/2016 Shocktober begins with Author, Lecturer and Investigator Nick Redfern
October 04, 2016 02:06 AM PDT
BTE Radio Kicks off Shocktober with Author and Lecturer Nick Redfern. In the first half hour Shawn and Marianne Donley are back with another episode of the "Haunted Spotlight" returning to the Lizzy Borden House in Fall Rivers Massachusetts with a new update. Then at 8:30 things get spooky as we welcome friend to the show and multi time guest Nick Redfern as we talk about his latest book Monsters, his new books Women in Black, Nessie, and Secret Societies. It's a great way to kick off Shocktober at BTE Radio and the frightening fun begins this week. So join us, won't you for what's sure to not only entertain but entice your curiosity for all things strange and unusual as Shocktober kicks off this week on BTE Radio.9/25/2016 Author and Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard
September 28, 2016 02:19 AM PDT
BTE Radio's Creature Features returns after a long absence as Eric, Marie and Karyn are back. In the first hour they discuss the upcoming schedule for October, the Mountain Gypsies gathering, a creepy encounter in the mountains of Tennessee Eric had over the weekend, a news story on former Paranormal State star Ryan Buell and an update on the Creepy Clowns across the country. In hour two, we welcome Author and Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard as we discuss the Mothman Festival, the Dogman Symposium and his new book A menagerie of Mysterious Beasts. Join us for another great episode of BTE Radio's Creature Features.September 18 2016 Terrifying tales with Dark Waters
September 20, 2016 02:11 AM PDT
BTE Radio is back this week with another brand new episode and this one is gonna be one you don’t want to miss. Eric and Marie welcome Youtube Host and master story teller Dark Waters to the show to share with us his suspenseful, nail biting one of a kind art of storytelling of the macabre and mysterious this week on BTE Radio. During the first half hour, Shawn and Marianne Donley from Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Panic’D with a brand new location and episode of the “Haunted Spotlight! Then at 8:30, turn down your lights, lock your doors, pull the covers up over your head and prepare to have the holy yell scared out of you as we welcome Dark Waters from the city known as the “Big Easy” New Orleans with that special Southern Story telling style that only Dark can share.
To learn more visit the channel at
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Beyond The Edge Radio is hosted by Eric Altman and Marie Samuels. BTE Radio is a 2 hour Alternative talk radio program interviewing the biggest names and experts in their fields covering a variety of topics From UFO's, Ghosts and Hauntings, Cryptozoology, conspiracies, to the strange and unusual, mysterious to the Macbre. You will find it all right here. We are the best in Alternative Talk Radio with an attitude. We are now live on our new home at Para-X Radio. To hear us live go to www.beyondtheedgeradio.com or www.para-x.com. and tune in Sunday nights 8:00 pm est for two hours of the best Alternative Talk radio on the planet. "If you're not listening, you're just stupid!" www.beyondtheedgeradio.com
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