Nox Arcana invites listeners to embark on a musical journey throughout a legendary haunted mansion with a dark and sinister history—a place where creatures of the night lurk in shadows and ghostly sounds echo through its unhallowed halls. The concept of the album, which is based on the tales of a real haunted Victorian mansion near Salem, Mass., centers around the mysterious deaths of its original owners, the Darklore family, the curse that yet lingers there among the ruins, and the later disappearance of three teenagers who set out to hold a séance in the house on Halloween night several years ago. Reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House," this ghostly tale delivers all the elements of a classic horror film—an old mansion with a dark history, a cursed bloodline, tales of black magic and vengeful spirits of the dead—brought to life through ominous music and eerie sound effects. This gothic soundscape of haunting melodies, ghostly voices, Latin chants, and foreboding orchestrations creates the perfect dark atmosphere.
About the book, The Legend of Darklore Manor and Other Tales of Terror:
Welcome to Darklore Manor, where spirits of the dead do not rest easy, nor do they find release from their eternal suffering... Enter a dark realm of living gargoyles, sinister shadows, diabolical dolls, haunted havens and undead nightmares risen from the grave. This illustrated anthology contains thirteen tales of terror by Joseph Vargo, Joseph Iorillo and Timothy Bennett, including several stories from Dark Realms Magazine and an original novella based on Nox Arcana's haunting concept album, Darklore Manor.
ISBN: 0978885767 Trade paperback 216 pages
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