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.
Music by Joseph
Vargo and William Piotrowski. (21 tracks. 51 mins.)