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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Promo Video for the Special Pre Release of “The War We Rage”
23 Minute Streaming Sample of “The War We Rage” Album
SGL 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.
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Actress 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.
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.
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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:
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.
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
SGL 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.
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.
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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We are pleased to announce that Dark Star Records artists Conquest, Two Ton Anvil, Low Twelve and Bloody Mary have been confirmed for Indianapolis Metal Fest 2013. The two day US metal festival will take place in the Circle City on September 20th and 21st, 2013. The event will feature more than 50 bands playing on three different stages, including one all-ages stage. According to festival founder, Rob Mason, the festival will consist of top underground metal bands with some well respected headliners playing each night. The price of the tickets will be fairly low as well as the price of food and drinks but yet promises to deliver the finest in underground metal. While Indianapolis Metal Fest is supported, in part, by corporate sponsors, those relationships have never dictated the event’s underground sensibilities. Says Mason, “Metal is as much a lifestyle as it is a style of music, and Indianapolis Metal Fest is about more than just the music. It’s also about fellowshipping with like-minded individuals – like a family reunion for Metal Heads.” Dark Star Records was a sponsor for the last Indianapolis Metal Fest and this year Jeffrey A Swanson and Lloyd Freeze have selected four of the labels finest artists: Conquest, Two Ton Anvil, Low Twelve and the All Girl Teenage Metal Band Bloody Mary.
Indianapolis Metal Fest 3 is sponsored by Sam Ash Music, Roaring Lion Energy Drink, Halo Custom Guitars, Dark Star Records, In-tune Custom Guitar Picks, and Abercrombie Ink.