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Nox Arcana is an American neoclassical dark wavedark ambient musical duo of Joseph Vargo and William Piotrowski, formed in Their name in Latin translates to "mysteries of the night.
Nox Arcana specializes in concept albums based on original stories, as well as gothic fiction and classic horror literature  Some of their albums also make reference to medieval themes and ancient mythology.
In addition to the storytelling aspect of each album, hidden puzzles and interactive quests are incorporated into the album artwork and into the music itself.
Beginning with the Blood of the Dragon CD inVargo began a tradition of incorporating a quest or adventure within the album artwork and Roots - Nox Nox - Rockband leaving clues in his narratives. He later went back and did the same for some of the earlier CDs. Now more than half of Nox Arcana's CDs contain some sort of hidden puzzle, which is left to the listener to discover. Nox Arcana's music is often used to provide atmosphere for filmspublic events, role-playing games and during Halloween at theme parks, several of which have based haunted attractions on Nox Arcana's original theme albums, Transylvania and Blackthorn Asylum.
Nox Arcana's music is melodic and moody, focusing on a dominant melody line. Instrumentation varies with each album as appropriate to the theme or time period of the album concept, and typically includes piano, bells, violin, pipe organ, harpsichord, timpani drums and other percussion.
Some albums also include cymbals, lutes, acoustic guitars, bagpipes and glockenspiel, depending on the theme of a given album. Their music is generally classified as dark wave or dark ambient"sometimes sandwiched into the gothic music genre "  Various - Horror Rock Classics aptly labeled "atmospheric gothic. Joseph Vargo explained Nox Arcana's style to a blogger from Gnostics.
We utilize a variety of instruments such as piano, pipe organ, violin, acoustic guitar, drums and tolling bells to achieve symphonic orchestrations. Our concept has always been to create Roots - Nox Nox - Rockband and melody-driven gothic soundscapes that take the listener on a musical journey through various dark realms of fantasy. Carnival of Lost Souls though primarily a dark cabaret -style album, also contains a heavy metal song, while the music on the Blood of Angels album blends industrial dance and tribal rhythms with ethereal-style vocals.
Vocals and narratives are also used sparingly to help relate a story or serve as introduction to a musical piece, for Roots - Nox Nox - Rockband , the voice of " Jonathan Harker " and whispered female voices of " Dracula's brides " that beckon to the listener, a carnival barker with the indistinct sounds of an audience in the distance, or " Edgar Allan Poe " and a voice calling out from the grave after being prematurely buried, the gravelly voice of a "witch" casting a spell, and a variety of low Gregorian -style chanting and choirs.
Their Roots - Nox Nox - Rockband of winter holiday-themed albums feature a range of ethereal-style choirs, Gregorian -style chanting, classical musicand Celtic new-age instrumentation,  giving a darker overtone to music for the Christmas and Yuletide holidays. Their third release, Winter's Knight peaked at 8 on the Billboard chart for Top Holiday Album in and again in Three albums, Blood of AngelsZombie Influxand House of Nightmares were recorded as side-projects with other artists or vocalists.
William Piotrowski released his first solo film soundtrack with Crimson Winter. Nox Arcana support a wide variety of independent productions like radio dramas and student films to which they lend their music. William Piotrowski wrote the score for a local production entitled Ghosts of OhioThis Time - Pink Frost - Gargoyle Days video documentary about Mary Ann Winkowski, a real-life medium who inspired the CBS television show Ghost Whisperer.
InNox Arcana's musical composition "Night of the Wolf" from their Transylvania album N Beetje Zonneschijn - Frans Bauer - N Beetje Zonneschijn the centerpiece of a live performance for Cirque des Voix, Roots - Nox Nox - Rockband show that combines orchestral and choral music with contemporary circus acts.
Nox Arcana's sound has been used by other performing artists to introduce their albums or live shows. Monolith Graphics publishes and distributes Nox Arcana music worldwide. The publishing company is owned by Joseph Vargo, who became world-renowned  as a gothic-fantasy artist in the early s with work ranging from album covers and books to posters and other products. Over the next 8 years, he published Dark Realms magazine, released a best-selling card deck, The Gothic Tarot and wrote a book based on his original story for Nox Arcana's debut album, Darklore Manor.
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Sarasota, FL. Lords of Metal. Retrieved 22 June October 1, The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, OH: L3. Gaming Report. Tales From The Dark Tower. Monolith Graphics. Beyond The Dark Tower. Categories : American dark wave musical groups American gothic rock groups Rock music groups from Ohio Dark ambient music groups Coro Della S.A.T.
Necronomicon Released: October 10, Label: Monolith. Transylvania Released: October 21, Label: Monolith. Gothic Released: October 9, Label: Monolith.
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