We are pleased to announce that horror icon “Ari Lehman” and his band “First Jason” have signed with Dark Star Records. Ari Lehman is the actor/singer who had the unique honor of having played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror Film “Friday the 13th” (1980). The original “Boy In The Lake” himself, Ari played a crucial role in the film’s famous final scene, in which he suddenly emerges from the icy waters of Crystal Lake. Working with Special Effects Master Tom Savini at an early age gave Ari a deep appreciation for the Horror Greats including Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Since his shocking debut in Friday The 13th, Ari Lehman has been quite busy with his Horror Rock Band “FIRSTJASON” who have performed at HORRORHOUND WEEKEND, FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS, ROCK AND SHOCK, TEXAS FEAR FEST, and FLASHBACK WEEKEND Horror Conventions, as well as THE MILWAUKEE METAL MASSACRE and many of the top Punk/Metal venues throughout the MidWest. ARI LEHMAN has appeared in E!, Entertainment Weekly, Blender Magazine, Chicago Reader, The Chicago-Sun Times, Illinois Entertainer, Denver CBS4-TV News, and Fangoria Radio. He has also appeared at Horror events in Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom. And now “First Jason” is about to unleash their Self Titled Album “Worldwide” through Dark Star Records and their digital partners IODA / Sony Music.
HD Clip from the Original Friday The 13th Movie Featuring Ari Lehman
The vampire horror film “Jezebeth” is in its final stages of production and will now feature the song “Your Love Is Hurting” by platinum recording artist Herman Rarebell. “This movie is loaded with great music but this really adds a whole new dimension to the film” quotes Jeffrey A Swanson one of the executive producers and the music supervisor for the film. “I am honored to have the original drummer for the Scorpions Herman Ze German Rarebell included in our movie and on the soundtrack” replies Damien Dante Director, writer and producer of the film Jezebeth. Herman penned the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the Scorpions entire history, including Rock You Like a Hurricane, Make It Real, Dynamite, Blackout, Arizona, Bad Boys Running Wild, Don’t Stop At the Top and Tease Me Please Me among countless others. “Your Love Is Hurting” could very well be another platinum song for Herman Rarebell but for us it was just the perfect song for a particular scene in the movie Jezebeth, and for that we are very elated. The movie will be available worldwide in 2011 and stars Bree Michaels as Jezebeth.
Dark Star Records is blazing right past many of the major labels with the future of e-commerce. It’s time to move beyond a single stand alone online store and bring your online store to where your fans are hanging out; Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Websites. Don’t just post your new CD on your Facebook Wall and link your fans back to a typical online store. Post your new CD on your Facebook Wall, MySpace Page, Blog or official website and let your fans buy it right there without even leaving. Let your fans share your new CD as a Wall post with all their friends, while including the ability to buy your CD in every single one of those Wall posts. It is time to bring your commerce to the world of social. CommerceSocial is a new tool that is extremely easy to setup and lets your CD spread virally through the social networks. Here is how it works: Imagine that the next time you post a product on your Facebook Wall that instead of it just being a image that links off to your website where you need to get your fan through the entire conversion process to complete a purchase that now when they click on the product image a small window actually expands right inside Facebook with a mini shopping cart embedded,. This mini shopping cart allows the fan to instantly make a purchase right in the Facebook Wall… while they are still the most excited and interested in the product. Now what if your fans could become your sales force, they are your biggest supporters. There is a Share button right in the cart that allows the fan to further Share the product on their Facebook Wall. All of a sudden your Wall post is being spread across Facebook by all your fans, and every one of those Wall posts is an online store. A major shift is happening in online commerce and advertising, consumers in ALL social networks and communities are relying heavily on peer word-of-mouth recommendations for their purchases as they chat about brands and products – it’s happening every minute of every day. 90% of consumers online trust recommendations from people they know; 70% trust opinions of unknown users. 67% of shoppers spend more online after recommendations from their online community of friends. A product posted on a Facebook Wall or shared in a user’s blog is a recommendation of trust. CommerceSocial even has a full affiliate program built right into your store. If someone posts a product on their Wall and makes a sale you can choose to pay them a small finders fee. Even more incentive for your fans to start posting your products… they can make some money selling your products! I have been talking all about Facebook, but all of the same functionality works on MySpace, Blogs and Websites. You can post a complete working store wherever your fans are. Dark Star Records is very exited to be working directly with the CEO of CommerceSocial “Ariel Wada” and Michael Brandvold who came to us with this new technology. Michael Brandvold has worked with KISS, Britney Spears, Madonna, U2, Motley Crue, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Universal Music Group, BMG/Sanctuary Records, Rhino Records and many more.
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SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that we have signed a deal with the Emmy Award Winning Gregg Potter. Best known for his flamboyant drum Playing, Gregg Potter has rocked the world with bands such as Siren, Teenage Radiation, Black Box, Off Broadway and Supermercado. Gregg Potter also has a role in the up and coming horror film “Jezebeth” Directed by Damien Dante. The Emmy Award Winning Gregg Potter has also just been nominated for yet a second Emmy. Here is the press release issued by the band Black Box: 2009 Emmy Award Winning Rock Band Blackbox Have Been Nominated For Another Emmy. Blackbox which is Damon Ranger-vocals/guitars and Gregg Potter-drums, have been nominated for a Midwest Regional Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nomination is for ” Warped Tour with Blackbox ” which is a show and tell of the 2009 Warped Tour, with Warped Tour artists Blackbox, also nominated is Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Sarah Baer. In 2009 Blackbox won an Emmy for their performance on CBS with “Grammy Career Day” in which Rick Nielsen joined Blackbox on guitar and they performed the Cheap Trick classics ” Surrender ” and ” He’s A Whore.” This marks another amazing step in the road for Blackbox. Their video for the new single “Only One” is currently featured on the Emmis Broadcasting TV channel and features cameos with Grammy Award Winner Malik Yusef, and Saliva. Q101 Radio, Chicago’s premier new alt/rock radio station has named Blackbox “the next band to break.”With an impressive tour resume and great work ethic, Blackbox is determined to bring it’s style of rock n’ roll to the masses. Blackbox is honored to be nominated by their peers for a second Emmy Award, it’s just an amazing feeling, especially to share this with Kevin and Sarah. The Awards ceremony takes place Nov 6th, 2010 at the Park West in Chicago, IL.