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    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.

    1. Testament
    2. Grimstone Manor
    3. Ashes To Ashes
    4. Forgotten By Time
    5. The Portrait Gallery
    6. Into The Darkness
    7. Familiar Haunts
    8. The House Beyond The Graveyard
    9. Unhallowed Halls
    10. The Doll House
    11. Melancholy Memories
    12. Stir Of Shadows
    13. Dark Realms
    14. Beyond The Forbidden Gate
    15. In The Blood
    16. The Beast Within
    17. The Black Crypt
    18. Wake The Dead
    19. The Others
    20. Rise Of The Ancestors
    21. Dark Surrender
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    Crimson Winter
    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.

    1. Brotherhood of the Dragon
    2. Falcon's Flight
    3. Echoes of the Past
    4. Into the Wilderness
    5. Broken Prince
    6. Elric
    7. Grim Discovery
    8. Mortal Love
    9. The Wolf's Prey
    10. The Lion Rises
    11. Blood of the Elk
    12. Gift of Love
    13. Ora Pro Nobis
    14. God's Forgotten Children
    15. In Pursuit
    16. Reflections of Sorrow
    17. Betrayal
    18. Broken Wings
    19. Crimson Winter
    20. A Great Destiny
    21. Vampires Among Us
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    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.)

    1. We Are Legion
    2. Hidden Realm
    3. Skeletons In The Closet
    4. Shivers
    5. Distant Memories
    6. Ancient Flame
    7. Loveless
    8. Dreamscape
    9. Evil Genius
    10. Ghost In The Mirror
    11. Toccata
    12. Lorelei
    13. Black Phoenix
    14. Spirits Of The Past
    15. On Dark Wings
    16. Haunted Dreams
    17. Into The Night
    18. Rites Of Passage
    19. Arise
    20. Legion Of Shadows
    21. Heart Of Darknes
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    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.)

    1. Aquilon's Wish
    2. Tranquility
    3. White Woodlands
    4. Secret Sanctuary
    5. Summon the Wind
    6. Snow in the Shire
    7. Crystal Kingdom
    8. Solstice Spirits
    9. Shelter from the Cold
    10. Angels in the Snow
    11. Scarborough Fair
    12. Ivory Steeds
    13. Winter Haven
    14. Forest Lullaby
    15. Days of Olde
    16. Saturnalia
    17. The Coming of the King
    18. Winter's Majesty
    19. We Three Kings
    20. Polaris
    21. Final Peace
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    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.

    1. Darkness Rising
    2. Born of the Night
    3. Crimson Thirst
    4. Vasaria
    5. Vesper Tolls
    6. Path of Shadows
    7. Banshee
    8. Ghost at the Gate
    9. Nightwatcher
    10. The Dark Tower
    11. Haunted
    12. Vampire's Kiss
    13. Undying Love
    14. Masque of Sorrow
    15. King of Fools
    16. Something Wicked
    17. Sinister Forces
    18. Immortal Fire
    19. Sorrow's End
    20. Dark Desire
    21. Noctem Aeternus
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    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.

    1. House Of Nightmares
    2. Night Closes In
    3. Book Of The Dead
    4. Darkness Rising
    5. Dead Time
    6. The Ruins
    7. The Forgotten Crypt
    8. Well Of Souls
    9. The Descent
    10. The Summoning
    11. Ancient Evil
    12. The Black Abyss
    13. Shadow Dwellers
    14. Bridge Between Worlds
    15. On The Prowl
    16. Devil's Night
    17. The Nether Realm
    18. Hallow's Eve
    19. Unleashed
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    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.

    1. Abracadabra
    2. Cobwebs
    3. Nostalgia
    4. Forgotten Dreams
    5. Edge of Darkness
    6. Phantom Theater
    7. Hypnos
    8. The Curtain Rises
    9. The Crimson Hourglass
    10. Sinister Cabaret
    11. Necromancer
    12. The Mask of Arcana
    13. Shadowplay
    14. Voodoo
    15. Mysterium
    16. The Swords of Kali
    17. Smoke and Mirrors
    18. The Prestige
    19. Black Fire
    20. Dark Destiny
    21. Lord of Illusions
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    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.

    1. The Messenger
    2. Frozen Memories
    3. Magic and Moonlight
    4. The Rose of Winter
    5. Enchanted Realm
    6. The Ides of December
    7. Gifts of the Magi
    8. Season of Wonder
    9. Solstice Dance
    10. The White Queen
    11. Winter's Eve
    12. Starlight Serenade
    13. Greensleeves
    14. The Longest Night
    15. Pax Terra
    16. Winds of Change
    17. Fading Embers
    18. Crystal Chimes
    19. Serenity
    20. Winter Rhapsody
    21. Time Slips Away
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    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.

    1. Ground Zero
    2. Satellite Radiation
    3. Defcon Six
    4. Creeping Death
    5. Echoes of the Living
    6. Doomsday
    7. The Feeding
    8. Warning Signs
    9. The Dawn
    10. Dead Run
    11. Post Mortem
    12. The Panic Spreads
    13. Transmutation
    14. The Pain of Dying
    15. Armageddon
    16. Dead Life
    17. Flesh Eaters
    18. Ravenous
    19. Zombie Influx
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    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.

    1. Legacy of Darkness
    2. Blackthorn Asylum
    3. Sanitarium Gates
    4. Abandoned
    5. Threshold of Madness
    6. Tapestry of Decay
    7. Hidden Horrors
    8. When Darkness Falls
    9. Shock Treatment
    10. Fractured Memories
    11. Phantasmagoria
    12. Creeper
    13. Sanity Slipping
    14. Dementia 13
    15. Solitary Confinement
    16. Frenzy
    17. The Condemned
    18. Spiders in the Attic
    19. From Beyond
    20. Essence of Evil
    21. Fade to Black
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    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.

    1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
    2. The High Seas
    3. Edge of the World
    4. Pirates
    5. The Gallows Jig
    6. Crossfire
    7. Oblivion
    8. Racing the Wind
    9. Siren's Call
    10. Trove Island
    11. Against the Storm
    12. Lords of the Deep
    13. Maelstrom
    14. Out of the Mist
    15. Still Waters
    16. Black Sails
    17. Fate of the Tempest
    18. The Fog Rolls In
    19. Widow's Harbor
    20. Ghost Ship
    21. Skull and Crossbones
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    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.

    1. Fable
    2. Twilight
    3. Once Upon a Nightmare
    4. Shadow Forest
    5. Eyes in the Dark
    6. The Hollow
    7. Sylvan Spirits
    8. Wicked Heart
    9. Conjuration
    10. Night Wraiths
    11. Deep in the Woods
    12. The Forgotten Path
    13. Fairy Tale
    14. Crone's Caverns
    15. Rise to Destiny
    16. Labyrinth of Dreams
    17. Castle of Nightmares
    18. Hall of the Witch Queen
    19. Ave Sinistra
    20. Black Spires
    21. Darkly Everafter
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    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.

    1. Darkest Hour
    2. Melancholia
    3. Descent Into Madness
    4. The House of Usher
    5. Madeline's Lament
    6. Haunted Memories
    7. Annabel Lee
    8. Legacy of Sorrow
    9. The Black Cat
    10. The Cask of Amontillado
    11. Mysteries of the Night
    12. Midnight Dreary
    13. The Raven
    14. Morbid Reminiscence
    15. Lenore
    16. A Dream Within A Dream
    17. The Tell-Tale Heart
    18. Murders in the Rue Morgue
    19. The Pit and the Pendulum
    20. Masque of the Red Death
    21. Nevermore
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    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!

    1. Ancient Legacy
    2. The Quest Begins
    3. Citadel of Secrets
    4. Sorcerer
    5. Treasure of the Four Crowns
    6. Highland Storm
    7. Mist Loch
    8. Underworld
    9. The Mystic's Keep
    10. Stygian Depths
    11. Legions of Darkness
    12. Steeds of Thunder
    13. Rogue's Hollow
    14. Warrior's Dawn
    15. The Siege
    16. Dragon Riders
    17. Flame Tongue
    18. Defenders of the Realm
    19. Chamber of the Immortals
    20. Blood of the Dragon
    21. Eternal Champions
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    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.

    1. Ligeia's Lament
    2. Children of Heaven
    3. Bitter Ashes
    4. Ella Sheena
    5. Angels Are Weeping
    6. Widow's Walk
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    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.

    1. Ghosts of the Midway
    2. After Hours
    3. Harlequin's Lament
    4. Calliope
    5. Madame Endora
    6. Nightmare Parade
    7. Shadows Fall
    8. Hall of Mirrors
    9. Spellbound
    10. Cries in the Night
    11. Soul Stealer
    12. Haunted Carousel
    13. Theatre of Sorrows
    14. Living Dolls
    15. Lost in the Darkness
    16. Snake Charmer
    17. Freaks
    18. Circus Diabolique
    19. Pandora's Music Box
    20. The Devil's Daggers
    21. Storm
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    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.

    1. Transylvania Overture
    2. The Voyage
    3. Gossamer Mist
    4. The Black Coach
    5. Sentinels of Stone
    6. Into the Shadows
    7. Castle Dracula
    8. Visitors in the Night
    9. Brides to Darkness
    10. Grande Masquerade
    11. Memento Mori
    12. The Howling
    13. Nocturne
    14. Bats in the Belfry
    15. Gothic Sanctum
    16. Gypsy Caravan
    17. From Dusk Till Dawn
    18. Night of the Wolf
    19. Echoes from the Crypt
    20. Shadow Hunters
    21. Lair of the Vampire
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    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.

    1. Vigil
    2. Ghosts of Christmas Past
    3. Ebonshire
    4. Solitude
    5. Crystal Forest
    6. First Snow
    7. Evening Star
    8. Reflections of Long Ago
    9. December Winds
    10. Phantom Toccata
    11. Hallowed Ruins
    12. Gregorian Hymn
    13. Spirit of the Season
    14. Coventry Carol
    15. Lullaby
    16. Winter's Knight
    17. Past Time With Good Company
    18. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    19. Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
    20. Redemption
    21. Carol of the Bells
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    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.

    1. Mythos
    2. The Nameless City
    3. Alhazred's Vision
    4. Necronomicon
    5. Ancient Shadows
    6. Azathoth
    7. The Black Throne
    8. Nyarlathotep
    9. Temple of the Black Pharaoh
    10. Eldritch Rites
    11. The Haunter of the Dark
    12. The Awakening
    13. Yog-Sothoth
    14. Guardian Of The Gate
    15. Lords Of Darkness
    16. Dagon
    17. The Stars Align
    18. Cthulhu
    19. Ritual Of Summoning
    20. Cthulhu Rising
    21. The Great Old Ones
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    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.

    1. Legend
    2. Darklore Manor
    3. Threshold of the Dead
    4. Trespassers
    5. Veil of Darkness
    6. Sanctuary of Shadows
    7. The Grande Hall
    8. Remnants
    9. Phantom Procession
    10. Belladonna
    11. Nursery Rhyme
    12. Music Box
    13. The Forgotten
    14. Nightmare
    15. No Rest for the Wicked
    16. Omen
    17. Seance
    18. Beyond Midnight
    19. Darkness Immortal
    20. Incantation
    21. Resurrected
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