Gothic by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 12.01.15
Beyond the graveyard at the edge of town, far from any living soul, an old Gothic mansion looms among the withered vines and trees. The ancient doors creak slowly open and ghostly whispers echo from the shadows, beckoning you inside. Welcome to Grimstone Manor, where dark secrets lie in wait for those who dare to explore its unhallowed halls.
Nox Arcana invites you to embark on a musical journey through the shadows of a haunted mansion with a dark soundscape of eerie melodies and pulse-pounding orchestrations.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by William Piotrowski
Release Date: 10.31.13
In the frozen heart of winter, a group of researchers sets out to investigate a mysterious decline in the local wildlife population. Their journey takes them deep into the isolated mountain wilderness where they soon discover a terrifying truth and find themselves caught between two deadly foes in a centuries-old battle between vampires and hunters. As they struggle to survive, they come face to face with the vampire prince Elric, who is haunted by his own dark past. An ancient prophecy and his own anguished heart weigh heavily upon him as the vampire lord decides the fate of those who have discovered his hidden sanctum.
William Piotrowski's premiere solo project is the darkly captivating score for the vampire film Crimson Winter. Symphonic orchestrations blend with haunting piano melodies, exotic ambient soundscapes and intense aural effects to create a dark and elegant atmosphere.
Legion of Shadows by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 10.31.13
Beyond the world of light, there exists a hidden realm where creatures of the night revel in the beauty of darkness. Nox Arcana invites you to enter the esoteric order of the Legion of Shadows to explore the mysteries of the night as you immerse yourself in a gothic soundscape of haunting melodies, eerie sound effects and pulse-pounding, symphonic orchestrations.
The album contains a variety of dark anthems with a theme that centers around the mysteries of the night and it's various haunted denizens, with an underlying story about lost love, melancholy memories of ghosts from the past, and forlorn souls who are empowered by embracing the darkness within.
In addition to Nox Arcana's darkly romantic and haunting original pieces, the album also features Vargo's gothic version of Bach's classic "Toccata and Fugue". (21 Tracks, 69 mins.)
Winter's Majesty by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 12.12.12
eturn to the Realm of Ebonshire to celebrate the magic and glory of Winter with enchanting melodies and heartwarming songs for the holiday season.
In the heart of the Ebonshire forest, the Winter King takes his place upon the crystal throne. With a single breath he transforms the woodlands into an enchanted kingdom of ice and snow. Raising his staff, he summons the four winds and sets them forth to spread his magic throughout the land. And as the earth is covered beneath a blanket of ivory white, the world rejoices in the wondrous realm of winter.
This album features an instrumental version of "We Three Kings" and a ghostly rendition of "Scarborough Fair" with original lyrics and musical arrangements by Joseph Vargo and vocals performed by Jeff Endemann. (21 tracks. 68 mins.)
The Dark Tower by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 9.30.11
Explore a realm of gothic mystery, horror and romance with this dark symphony of the night. Eerie piano and pipe organ melodies echo through haunted halls, ghostly choirs chant to the rhythm of tolling bells, epic orchestrations stir powerful emotions, while the cries of wolves, ravens and restless spirits echo in the dead of night. This sinister soundscape sets the perfect gothic mood for Joseph Vargo's Dark Tower book series.
House of Nightmares by Buzz-Works
Release Date: 10.01.10
Dark things dwell in the old house by the cemetery, lying in wait for anyone who dares to enter... Welcome to the House of Nightmares where unearthly sounds rise from the shadows and eerie melodies echo in the dead of night.
This CD features performances by Jeff Hartz, co-written and produced by Joseph Vargo, engineered by William Piotrowski.
Theater of Illusion by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 7.15.10
Welcome to the Theater of Illusion, the legendary stage of magic hidden beyond the threshold of dreams and nightmares. Behold mystifying acts performed by phantom magicians and discover the dark secrets that lie in wait beyond the veil of shadows. Nox Arcana invites you to enter a realm of magic and dark fantasy and immerse yourself in a soundscape of haunting melodies, mystical rhythms and pulse-pounding orchestrations.
Winter's Eve by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 11.27.09
Explore a spellbinding sounsdscape of haunting melodies and winter magic. As the first snow mingles with stardust and moonlight, an enchanted kingdom comes to life once again, deep in the Ebonshire forest. The White Queen of Winter returns to cast her ancient spell of slumber, and as the woodlands drift to sleep, she watches over a tranquil realm of wondrous dreams and memories frozen in time.
Zombie Influx by Buzz-Works
Release Date: 09.15.09
The dead are rising from their graves in search of human prey... Sharpen your axes, barricade your doors and prepare for the Zombie Influx! This nightmare soundscape creates the horror and panic of a zombie invasion with eerie sound effects, emergency news bulletins, and cinematic music.
This debut CD from Buzz-Works features performances by Jeff Hartz, co-written and produced by Joseph Vargo, engineered by William Piotrowski.
Blackthorn Asylum by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 06.21.09
Venture Beyond the Threshold of Madness. The hollow edifice of Blackthorn Asylum stands as a sinister monument to the horrors that once lurked within its desolate halls. Ghostly melodies, pulse-pounding orchestrations and creepy sound effects set a dark, nightmarish mood as you explore the shadows of this forsaken sanitarium.
Phantoms of the High Seas by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 10.13.08
Set a course for high adventure! Hearken ye pirates and black-hearted sea dogs. Nox Arcana beckons ye to set sail upon the haunted seas where ghost ships prowl the misty dead of night and ancient treasure lies buried far below the endless waves. This epic soundscape explores the mysteries of the deep with dynamic orchestrations, ghostly melodies, pirate anthems and gothic choirs.
Grimm Tales by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 4.30.08
Enter the Realm of Fable, where goblins, elves and sylvan spirits dwell in the deepest shadows of the forest beneath the wicked Witch Queen's spell of eternal darkness. Nox Arcana invites you to immerse yourself in a haunting soundscape of bewitching melodies, eerie sound effects and pulse-pounding orchestrations as you explore an enchanted land of dark fairy tales and childhood nightmares.
Shadow of the Raven by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 8.20.07
Delve into the haunted realms of Edgar Allan Poe, as Nox Arcana pays tribute to the literary master with a lush musical tapestry of Victorian elegance and Gothic nightmares. This dark soundscape of ghostly melodies, mournful dirges, eerie sound effects and ominous orchestrations is accompanied by Joseph Vargo's lavish artwork depicting Poe's classic horror tales, and even offers fans a hidden "gold bug" riddle.
Blood of the Dragon by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 11.27.06
In the time of the ancient gods, dragons ruled the skies and kingdoms rose and fell at the end of a sword... Dark orchestrations, chanting choirs, mystical melodies and medieval minstrel songs sets the perfect mood as you traverse dark kingdoms ruled by wizards and warriors to battle alongside barbarian hordes, elven mages and knights of legend. This album also contains a hidden Quest!
Blood of Angels
Vocals and lyrics by Michelle Belanger
Music by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 10.13.06
The haunting and versatile soprano voice of Michelle Belanger creates a wicked alchemy with the brooding and atmospheric orchestrations that have made Nox Arcana renowned in the realm of Gothic music. Timeless lyrics weave through rich layers of melody, telling stories of lost love and forbidden passion, drawing upon the ancient myth of Watcher Angels who abandoned Heaven for a taste of mortal love.
Carnival of Lost Souls by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 6.6.06
Explore an old-fashioned carnival that harbors living nightmares and sinister secrets. As the Circus Diabolique rises from the shadows every one-hundred years, the true faces of its diabolical denizens are unmasked. This album delivers dark orchestrations and eerie melodies comprised of haunting calliope, piano and pipe organ as ghostly choirs and creepy voices echo from the from the shadows.
Transylvania by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 10.21.05
Venture forth into the blackest heart of the Carpathian Mountains. and explore the mysterious land of vampires, witches and werewolves... This seductive and darkly romantic soundtrack elaborates upon Bram Stoker's classic horror novel Dracula, with haunting piano, violin and harpsichord melodies, creepy pipe organ and haunting sound effects.
Winter's Knight by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 7.10.05
One of Billboard's Top 10 Holiday Albums. Enter an enchanted realm of ghosts, dark angels and winter magic with a musical ghost story that follows the path of a mysterious knight as he wanders the ruins of a haunted cathedral. The arrangements on this album incorporate acoustic guitars and mandolins to achieve a medieval minstrel sound. Gregorian choirs compliment the moody blend of original instrumentals, and guest vocalists perform on gothic renditions of traditional Christmas carols.
Necronomicon by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 10.10.04
Delve into the Necronomicon, a spellbinding tribute to H.P. Lovecraft and his everlasting Cthulhu mythos. This epic concept album features a mixture of exotic orchestrations, dark fantasy themes, Egyptian and Middle-Eastern melodies, eerie voices and otherworldly chants-a powerful and sinister soundtrack to your darkest nightmare.
Darklore Manor by Nox Arcana
Release Date: 12.15.03
Embark on a musical journey throughout a legendary haunted house with a dark and sinister history. This is the original tale of an abandoned Victorian mansion, a cursed bloodline, tales of black magic, murder, and vengeful ghosts. This gothic soundscape contains haunting melodies, eerie voices, Latin chants, and foreboding orchestrations to create a perfect dark and moody atmosphere.