Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that the Sophomore album from Supergroup Shooting Hemlock “Color Spackled Empty” has just been released digitally worldwide via Dark Star Records and Sony Entertainment. Shooting Hemlock Was the brainchild of manager Brad Keene Who had worked with guitar player Joe Stump (Boston Mass.) on his solo projects. Brad wanted to put together a band comprised of members from different regions of the country, and with the addition of Jeff Tortora (Blue Man Group) and Jimmy Puma (Syracuse N, Y.,) Brad had the monster rhythm section he had been searching for. Both Jeff and Jim were playing with Joey Belladonna from Anthrax at that time, Brad then set his sights on a lead vocalist to fill the last remaining slot in the line up, enter Brian Troch (Chicago IL.), who just had left the Band Cyclone Temple. What ensued was a mixture of styles and influences that made a very different but awesome sound. The band wrote all their material via mail and e-mail and flew into one central location (Boston) to rehearse, do pre production work and record the actual tracks, Brian would eventually move to Boston and the project for “two albums” was finished. After many years in the making, Dark Star Records and Sony Music released the first of two albums “Big Green Monster” landing them at #30 on the CMJ charts. Now, a year later we bring you “Color Spackled Empty”. Shooting Hemlock’s new sophomore album is now available at hundreds of online digital retailers worldwide including itunes.
Shooting Hemlock is: Brian Troch (Vocals), Joe Stump (Guitars), Jeff Tortora (Drums), Jimmy Puma (Bass)
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The vampire feature film “Jezebeth” Written, Directed, Produced by Damien Dante, and Co Produced by Jeffrey A Swanson is being represented by R Squared Films at The 2012 Cannes Film Festival in France on May 16 thru the 27th. Booth Number 22.06 Palais 1
Here you can see the the Full Size “Jezebeth” Movie Poster as it is displayed in the number one position at the R Squared Films Booth to be seen by movie fans, actors and buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
SGL Entertainment’s Jezebeth, Written, Directed and Produced by Damien Dante is Now Featured on YouTube Rentals and Google Play along with movies such as Underworld “Awakening”, Hostel, Final Destination 5 and Paranormal Activity 3. In the last couple of weeks, YouTube and Google Play has added 500 hundred new movie titles from Paramount Pictures and more than 600 titles from MGM. This means the six major studios and more than 10 independent movie studios are currently offering movies for rent on YouTube and Google Play. There are 17.9 million film buffs online and 11 million of them visit YouTube each month. According to a recent IHS Screen Digest study, online movie watching in the U.S. will double this year and will make up the majority of people’s home entertainment viewing. SGL Entertainment is very excited to be a part of this new digital frontier, and with the help of our many partners including “Linda Nelson” from California we will continue to get our movies and media to the masses on a global level.
The world premiere of the much anticipated second feature film from Jay Davis “Shots Fired” will be held at the historic Portage Theater in Chicago, on Saturday, May 19th, 2012. This historic theater can seat up to 1,400 people and has a giant screen that will bring this hysterical comedy to you in a larger than life presentation. The Portage Theater was also one of the settings for Johnny Depp’s movie Public Enemies. Shots Fired is an action/comedy about two totally opposite detectives, who are forced to become partners and work the biggest case of their careers. Kevin Payne, an overly aggressive, burned out, thrill-seeker, has cost the city millions in damages as a result of his heroics. Marcus Banks, a weed-smoking, self-hating alcoholic who not only has gotten his captain / uncle reprimanded on several occasions, but his fellow officers shot while on duty. Both of these men have different values and agendas, but they have to somehow coincide in order to solve the murder of world renowned scientist John Mangenelli Sr. Shots Fired is a non-stop action/ comedy that will leave people at the edge of their seats.
Shots Fired is the follow up to The Hostile Takeover which premiered at the Portage Theater April 23rd, 2011. The film was based off of The MisAdventures of J Davis web-series, which became very popular on YouTube. The Hostile Takeover received great reviews and in August of 2011, Jay signed a distribution deal for the film with SGL Entertainment.