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Inspired by gothic rock and other obscure sounds, Midnight Syndicate creates darkly blended compositions, that also display their pop/rock style influences. The band sustains its dramatic musical scenarios not only by way of their common musical inspirations, ranging from Black Sabbath to King Diamond, but also by a shared wish of portraying the darkest edges of existence. It was in 1991, in Cleveland, OH, that Edward Douglas decided to form Syndicate. However, it was only six years later that Syndicate's first disc, the self-titled Midnight Syndicate, hit the record stores, in 1997. In 1998 and following the later addition of Gavin Goszka, the Cleveland duo released its second full-length, Born of the Night. Following two years of production and rehearsing, the two-team delivered it's third album, Realm of Shadows, in 2000. In 2001, the group emerged with its fourth album, Gates of Delirium. This particular album was a huge success on MP3.com, where it held six spots in their Top 20 positions during Halloween. The next year, Symphonies From the Crypt was released towards the end of the summer.