Dark Star Records Included In Epic Merger With Sony Music Entertainment

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Dark Star Records is now a part of the largest most powerful digital distribution company in the world. The Orchard and the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), the two largest digital aggregators in the United States, have now merged. And, Sony Music Entertainment will be a strategic investor in the combined entity, sources tell Billboard Magazine. As part of the deal, Sony will own at least 50% of the merged company, the sources add. As a result of the deal, the merged company will have revenues of about $130 million.

Billboard Magazine

This deal comes in the wake of the merger between INgrooves and Fontana. Shamrock Capital acquired Fontana from the Universal Music Group and merged it with INgrooves, leaving the major as an investor with a 15%-20% stake in the combined entity. Dark Star Records the hard rock, metal music label who came in on the ground floor with IODA has been a part of the merger since day one. “We now have more options then ever for our artists” Quotes Dark Star Records label president Jeffrey A. Swanson. “And we will even have the opportunity to distribute some of our films through this newly formed company”. This is a major step forward for Dark Star Records and the world of independent media.

For More Info on Dark Star Records Go To:

www.DarkStarRecords.com

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

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JEZEBETH Blu-Ray Sells Out In A Few Hours

Jezebeth Blu-Ray

Movie Fans Rush Online to Buy JEZEBETH and the Blu-Ray SOLD OUT in a few hours. The Jezebeth Blu-Ray went on sale at midnight on March 27th 2013 at Amazon.com and other internet retailers. “With all the hype and press leading up to the release date, it’s not surprising that the movie Sold Out, but I don’t think anyone anticipated that it would sell out in only a few hours” Quotes Executive Producers, Creators Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. We’re not sure exactly how many copies we’re sold, but being released through “R-Squared Films” a major independent movie distributor, I’m sure it was big. If you were one of the Lucky Ones and You Pre-Ordered Your Jezebeth Blu-Ray, Then You Should be Receiving it in a Few Days!!! You Can Still Order JEZEBETH on Blu-Ray Today!!! And as Soon as they get more is stock, they will ship it to you.

Order the Jezebeth BluRay at Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Jezebeth-BluRay-Blu-ray-Bree-Michaels/dp/B00BMXT8BQ

Bree Michaels

This Sadistic Vampire movie Written, Directed and Produced by Damien Dante and Co Produced by Jeffrey A Swanson is the first of many in this movie franchise. The movie Jezebeth has gained a lot of momentum this last year with the production of “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” and the controversial “R-Rated trailer” that had been leaked to the public. The New BluRay Edition of Jezebeth includes an Exclusive never before seen “Unrated” Directors Cut Movie Trailer for Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, a Vampire Western, and the Latest in the Jezebeth Movie Series. This special BluRay release also includes a music video “The Demonic Solo” performed by Ex-Manowar Guitar Player David Shankle. The movie’s soundtrack also features music by Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and Pamela Moore (Queensrÿche).

Jezebeth Official Movie Trailer

Jezebeth Website

http://www.jezebeth.com

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

Conquest Unveil Sophomore Album “The War We Rage” With A Special Pre Release

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The new “Conquest” album “The War We Rage” is now available as a special pre order. The sophomore album is produced by Derrick Brumley and engineered by Adam Long who also worked on their well received debut album “End of Days”. The New Album “The War We Rage” will be available worldwide on April 30th 2013 via Dark Star Records / Sony Music, but you can buy the album right now as a special pre release that includes a Free Bonus CD, the never before released EP “First Blood”. The album also features a remake of the popular Charlie Daniels song “Long Haired Country Boy” which you can hear in this 23 minute streaming sample of the entire album.

Conquest

Conquest

Conquest

Promo Video for the Special Pre Release of “The War We Rage”

23 Minute Streaming Sample of “The War We Rage” Album

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by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

SGL Entertainment Launches Movies on Vimeo On Demand

Metal Mergence on Vimeo On Demand

ABC NewsSGL Entertainment will be releasing all of our Films on Vimeo On Demand. This is the Latest Premiere Movie Distribution Platform and it just launched early this year. Some of the Films that will be available are: Jezebeth, The Hostile Takeover, The Day of the Dead and Many More!!! you can view any of our movies on any compatible device, including your TV in full HD via Apple TV, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, and more. “The Launch of Vimeo On Demand is Huge” Quotes SGL Entertainment Executives Jeffrey A Swanson and Damien Dante. “The quality and the features of the platform have been well thought out, and the easy navigation makes this the best cutting edge independent movie distribution platform available.

Watch “Metal Mergence V” a Short Documentary on Vimeo On Demand
Rent this Documentary and Have an Entire Year to Watch it for only $1.99
Play it Back on your Big Screen TV or Any Media Device in Full 1080p HD:

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/metalmergence

For More Info on SGL Entertainment and Their Movies Go To:

http://sglmoviestore.com

The Release of Vimeo On Demand Was Featured on ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/03/vimeo-launches-vimeo-on-demand-pay-per-view-feature

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

Ali Chapman Hits it Big With Freakshow and The Hostile Takeover

The Amazing Ali Chapman

Freakshow

The Hostile Takeover with The Amazing Ali ChapmanActress Ali Chapman has had quite a year, landing a major role on AMC’s Freakshow and playing one of the main characters in the Jay Davis movie “The Hostile Takeover” an SGL Entertainment / R-Squared Films Release. A Native of Indianapolis, Indiana and now Living in Los Angeles California the “Amazing Ali” Chapman stands three feet, 5 inches tall and recently married Matt McCarthy 4-foot, 2-inches. The wedding took place on the Freakshow and has caused quite a sensation. The future looks bright for Ali Chapman, The Freakshow and her full length feature film The Hostile Takeover which will be coming out on cable TV and DVD later this year via SGL Entertainment and R-Squared Films.

For More Info On Freakshow Go To:

http://www.amctv.com/shows/freakshow/cast/amazing-ali

For More Info On The Hostile Takeover Go To:

http://www.sglmoviestore.com/comedy/the-hostile-takeover

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

The Projectionists Sign With Dark Star Records

Jimmy Barnes Photography

Jimmy Barnes Photography

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that they have just signed a deal with the progressive experimental band “The Projectionists”. This Young Aurora based band have already caused quite a stir with their trippy psychedelic music, somewhat reminiscent of “The Doors” and “Pink Floyd” but with their own true original dark alternative sound. Dark Star Records will be releasing the EP “Dysphoric Illuminations” in the spring of 2013. The New EP is Produced by “Eric Wagner” and will be available worldwide via Dark Star Records and Sony Music.

Jimmy Barnes Photography

Jimmy Barnes Photography

The band will be performing a special All Ages show at The “House of Blues” in Chicago Illinois on March 24th, 2013. Here is the official lineup for the concert:

House of Blues8:45-9:30 – Spectators
8:00-8:30 – The Projectionists
7:15-7:45 – Parallels & Lies
6:30-7:00 – Savior Self
5:45-6:15 – Johnny Rockette
5:00-5:30 – Kilpatrick

For details and ticket info go to:

http://www.facebook.com/events/491417250920300

The Projectionists are: Jon Wagner-Rhythm Guitar\Vocals, Bryan Ramirez-Drums\Percussion, Daniel Silva-Lead Guitar, Andrew Shoyer-Bass Guitar

Dysphoric Illuminations

 

 

For more Info on the band “The Projectionists” Go To:

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/the.projectionists.music

Reverb Nation:

http://www.reverbnation.com/theprojectionistsil

Dark Star Records:

http://www.darkstarrecords.com

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

The Cult Classic Vampire Film “Jezebeth” Unleashes its Fury on BluRay

Jezebeth BluRay

The Cult Classic Vampire Film “Jezebeth” starring Bree Michaels will be Released on BluRay via R-Squared Films, SGL Entertainment, Dark Star Records, Satania 6 Films and Allied V Studios. This Sadistic Vampire movie Written, Directed and Produced by Damien Dante and Co Produced by Jeffrey A Swanson is the first of many in this movie franchise. The movie Jezebeth has gained a lot of momentum this last year with the production of “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” and the controversial
“R-Rated trailer” that had been leaked to the public.

Bree Michaels of Jezebeth

The New BluRay Edition of Jezebeth includes an Exclusive never before seen “Unrated” Directors Cut Movie Trailer for Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, a Vampire Western, and the Latest in the Jezebeth Movie Series. This special BluRay release also includes a music video “The Demonic Solo” performed by Ex-Manowar Guitar Player David Shankle. The movie’s soundtrack also features music by Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and Pamela Moore (Queensrÿche).

The Jezebeth BluRay will be available in the US and Canada on March 27th, 2013 and is now available for Pre Order at Amazon.com

Pre Order the Jezebeth BluRay Today at Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Jezebeth-BluRay-Blu-ray-Bree-Michaels/dp/B00BMXT8BQ

 

For More Info, Visit the Official Jezebeth Website:

http://www.jezebeth.com

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

Jennifer Love Hewitt Sizzles in The Client List

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt sizzles in season two of “The Client List” on the Lifetime Network. There has been a great deal of Controversy over how far Jennifer would go with filming in the nude. I guess we will find out in season two. Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel as Julie James.

 

Hewitt starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer as Melinda Gordon, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her original television movie The Client List. In addition to acting, she has served as a producer on some of her film and television projects. As a singer, Hewitt has been signed by Atlantic Records and Jive Records, and is primarily known for her recordings in the pop genre. Her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is the 1999 release “How Do I Deal”, which peaked at No. 59. She has also contributed music to the promotion or soundtracks of acting projects. She was identified as the “#1 reader choice” on the November 1999 and May 2009 covers of Maxim Magazine.

Jennifer Love Hewitt / Maxim Magazine

Jennifer Love Hewitt / Maxim Magazine

 

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

 

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SGL Entertainment Secures DVD, Cable TV Deal For “THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER”

The Hostile TakeoverSGL Entertainment has partnered up with R-Squared Films and have signed a deal to release what could be one of the funniest, over the top independent films of the decade “The Hostile Takeover”. The Film was Written and produced by J Davis and directed by Johnny Coughlin and was filmed in the Chicagoland area. The movie will be released later this year on Comcast Cable plus other Television Networks, and will also be available in the US and Canada on DVD via R-Squared Films. The Hostile Takeover is a tale of how an average pizza delivery guy named Jay gets caught in the middle of the largest territorial war in the city of Chicago’s history. As Jay avoids being killed by both sides in this brutal war, he must also prove his innocence to a trigger happy detective who believes he is the catalyst to it all. This hysterical urban comedy was inspired by the J Davis web series called “The MisAdventures of J Davis” which is available to watch on YouTube.

The Hostile Takeover Stars: Jay Davis, Black Jack Johnson, Giovanni Pauletti, Billy Ivy, Latony Vonzaa Gray, Melissa Marie Watson, Roy Metcalf, Natasha Pearl Hansen, Ali Chapman, Regina Calvin, David McNulty, Bill Merker, David Perry, Ray Berryhill and Calvin Harvey. “The Hostile Takeover” will soon be available worldwide through SGL Entertainment.

Official Movie Trailer for The Hostile Takeover:

The Hostile Takeover

The Hostile Takeover

Jay Davis

For more info go to:

www.thehostiletakeovermovie.com

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

“Epic Zombie Movie” World War Z Starring “Brad Pitt” Hits Theaters June 21 2013

World War Z is an upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a worker at the United Nations, as he searches the globe for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down nations. Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights in 2007 and Forster was approached to direct. In 2009, Carnahan was hired to rewrite the script to the film. Filming began in July 2011 in Malta on an estimated $125 million budget, before moving to Glasgow in August 2011 and Budapest in October 2011. Originally set for a December 2012 release, the production suffered some setbacks.

World War Z with Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt in World War Z

Brad Pitt in World War Z

World War Z

World War Z with Brad Pitt

In June 2012, the film’s release date was pushed back and the crew returned to Budapest for seven weeks of additional shooting. Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the third act, but did not have the time to finish the script and Drew Goddard was hired to rewrite it. The reshoots were due to take place between September and October 2012. The “Epic” World War Z is due to be released on June 21, 2013 in 2D and RealD 3D selected theaters.

by Jeffrey A Swanson / Publisher / Editor / Writer

 

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