DAEMONYX: CURSE OF THE DAIMON melds rock, metal, electronica, New Age, and orchestral music into an album-length exploration of darkness, horror, beauty, and longing. It's composed, performed, and produced by American horror writer Matt Cardin, who in addition to writing about religion and horror in books like DARK AWAKENINGS (2010) and DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP (2002) is a classically trained pianist and keyboardist with over 30 years of experience.
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"Like a soundtrack to a fever dream, the music of Daemonyx plumbs an ever-changing world of mystery, mood, and melodic apparitions. Listen with the lights out and your imagination on." – Brian Hodge, author of Mad Dogs and World of Hurt
"Daemonyx's compositions conjure up images of eerie strangeness and awesomely alien worlds that nothing can evoke better than music." – Ramsey Campbell, author of Alone with the Horrors and The House on Nazareth Hill
"There are many haunting and beautiful compositions that complement or completely make horror films—you know the ones—as well as appeal to listeners who are sensitive to the mystery and dread of life. In its debut album 'Curse of the Daimon,' Daemonyx has offered us thirteen works of such quality." – Thomas Ligotti, author of Teatro Grottesco and The Nightmare Factory
"The overall ambience of the music reminds me a little of the electronica of Klaus Schulze. There's a similar powerful evocation of vast and terrifying soundscapes. In the song 'Daimonica,' I very much like the way the haunting and oppressive music blends with the grim signal motif, 'Is there someone inside you.' In 'The Gates of Deep Darkness,' the ominous martial nature of the music provides a real chill, as of some impending apocalypse." – Mark Samuels, author of The White Hands and Other Weird Tales and Glyphotech and Other Macabre Processes
"Intricate, haunting and complex pieces of music, richly creative and inspiring." – Tim Lebbon, author of The Island and Dusk