Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music and the Liquid Music Group are pleased to announce the release of HEROES The New Music Video by The Absence Project. The music video was released in support of the bands new 5 song EP Into The Unknown.
Singer Songwriter Jenny Franck is up for “Best New Artist” For the Song “Black Crows” and has been officially accepted for a Nomination in round one of the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
The song “Black Crows” is also featured in the movie and on the Soundrack to Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, a Vampire Western Adventure Film, Written and Directed by Damien Dante and Produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. The movie has been completed and is currently in the film festival circuit. The movie is slated to be released on Cable TV, Blu-Ray, DVD and the Top VOD Platforms in early 2015 via SGL Entertainment and their partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Movies.
Black Crows by Jenny Franck:
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The “Classic Rock” Tribute Band AXIS May Just Have the Coolest Following in Northern California, and it’s no wonder considering this band could be the best Classic Rock cover band in the Bay Area. This group of talented musicians have managed to put together the Ultimate Tribute to Classic Rock by performing classic songs from Journey, Boston, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and More! One of the Highlights from their show is an Unbelievable medley of Led Zeppelin songs, including Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker and Dazed and Confuzed. Lead vocalist Paul Parry who actually hails from england, can pull off the lead vocals to the tee, and the whole band have their riffs nailed down. No doubt this may be why the ladies flock in to spend the night with AXIS.
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SGL Entertainment and Stigmata Studios has joined forces to produce the Jezebeth Comic book. Jezebeth is a series of cult horror vampire movies produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson of SGL Entertainment. This comic series will continue the story of the demonic, vampire Jezebeth and expand the crazy and twisted universe of the movie franchise. Present day Jezebeth has moved on from the Blandy massacre and is captivating audiences and prey by weaving dark magic into heavy metal music. However, a righteous Witch Finder emerges to track her down. “It boils down to a good old fashioned protestant grudge match.” Quotes the Artist Jon Towers. Look for the first edition of the Jezebeth Comic book series to be available worldwide, and at the Jezebeth website before Halloween.
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Story by Jon Towers and Jesse Saxon. Written by Jon Towers and Jesse Saxon. Art and design by Jon Towers. The Jezebeth movie franchise was created by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. And, the Jezebeth character was created by Film Director Damien Dante.
Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, otherwise known as 2Cellos, have arranged their own version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck from their 1990 album The Razors Edge. Since posting the version last week, the video has amassed more than a million views every day, and trended on the front page of YouTube.
The video features the two performers dressed in traditional costumes, performing what appears to be a Baroque concert to well-to-do members of society. The music quickly shifts from a Vivaldi-style cello duet to a full-blown rock cover, complete with bow hair breakages and cello percussion. Luka and Stjepan are shocked by just how well the video has gone down online, posting on Twitter and Facebook every time Thunderstruck reaches another million views. The cello duet have already wowed the musical world with their classical-rock crossovers, including instrumental versions of Supermassive Black Hole and Highway to Hell on their 2012 album In2ition.
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Vocalist/entertainer Ron Keel has signed with West Coast Merch/Celebrity Swag to launch an extensive merchandising campaign featuring Keel’s new “Metal Cowboy” merchandise. “The Metal Cowboy brand lends itself really well to a lot of different items,” Keel proudly explains. “It’s more than just an album cover; it’s a work of art that makes a statement about our way of life and our desire to stay wild forever!” Ron begins a fourth decade as a recording artist with the release of his first rock solo album “Metal Cowboy” and the release of his official autobiography “Even Keel: Life On The Streets Of Rock and Roll.” He first came to prominence as the frontman for Steeler in 1983, a mainstay on the early 80’s LA rock scene who went on to record one of the biggest selling independent hard rock albums of all time; he was able to turn that accomplishment into major label success with his own band KEEL, who went on to record three albums (two of which were produced by Gene Simmons) that charted in Billboard’s Hot 100. KEEL toured with and opened for heavyweights like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen and Aerosmith. In the 90’s, Keel set his sights on country music and while touring the world as a country artist he also enjoyed contributing music to hit television shows such as “X-Files,” “Desperate Housewives,” and major theatrical films like “Chill Factor” and “The Messengers.” In 2009, KEEL (the band) reunited for a new album (“Streets Of Rock & Roll”) and tour dates across America and Europe, including festival appearances at M3, Rocklahoma, and many more. KEEL celebrates their 30th Anniversary as a band at the 2014 M3 Festival in Baltimore April 26th. Ron has also made his mark in radio with his own syndicated show, “Streets Of Rock & Roll.” The show just celebrated its 100th episode on over 50 stations worldwide. The brash rock-and-talk format is entertaining and informative and has featured appearances by rock stars, TV stars, authors, and industry insiders. In an effort to musically satisfy his metal heart and cowboy attitude, Ron Keel set out to create a sonic landscape where he could combine the best elements of both with his new project “Metal Cowboy.” The album, which was released in January, has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans and media worldwide, and Ron will spend a lot of time on the road promoting the album, book, and merchandise across the country and beyond. Confirmed performances include the 2014 Monsters Of Rock Cruise & the Hollywood Show. “I’m really excited to be working with West Coast Merch/Celebrity Swag,” Keel proclaims. “They share my vision of creating a variety of quality merchandise that not only looks cool but is useful in everyday life. So, I can’t wait to crack open my first beer with the Metal Cowboy keychain bottle opener!”
The St. Louis Metal Band “CONQUEST” have just returned from the NAMM Show in Anaheim California. And upon returning home, a member of the Conquest Family “Joey Saturn” had produced a new lyric video for the song “Live Free or Die”. Conquest would like to Thank Joey for this contribution, and the band would also like to thank all of their Family, Friends and Fans for all the continued support!!! And, So this video is for You, and all of our Metal Brothers!!!
FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM “THE WAR WE RAGE”
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The Women of Rock are coming together for an “Epic Concert” at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Illinois. This landmark event brings together over two decades of women in Hard Rock and Metal.
Lita Ford: A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world of rock music, causing a stir with their six rebellious releases. Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne Close Your Eyes Forever, What Do You Know About Love, Shot Of Poison, Larger Than Life and Kiss Me Deadly. With the release of Living Like a Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.
Vixen was founded in St Paul, MN by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Driven by rock star dreams, like so many before her, Kuehnemund packed up her group and headed for Hollywood. Kuehnemund soon re-tooled the lineup to include vocalist Janet Gardner, drummer, Roxy Petrucci, and bassist Share Pedersen Ross. Vixen quickly built their reputation playing the infamous Sunset Strip and signed a major label deal with EMI. Vixen’s first hit single, “Edge of a Broken Heart” penned by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (The Tubes) blasted onto the Billboard charts fueled by heavy video rotation on MTV. Their self-titled freshmen LP garnered two more knee droppers with “Cryin’” and “Love made Me” both charting on the Billboard hot 100 top 40. It was the group’s live performances opening for the Scorpions, Ozzy and Bon Jovi that established Vixen as a premiere rock act to be taken seriously.
Dark Star Records Artist Bloody Mary, the all girl teenage rock band is the newest group of Hard Rock Females to Explode onto the Scene. In just this past year this wild bunch of teenage vixens have played major music events like the Indianapolis Metal Fest, picked up endorsements, performed at NAMM in Anaheim California, made a cameo appearance in the movie Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, performed on the Mancow Show in Chicago, and Much More!
Betrayed With A Kiss is: Pride – Vocals, Lust – Electric and Acoustic Guitars,
Greed – Lead Guitar, Envy – Bass, Sloth – Drums and Percussion
Dark Star Records release a special edition of “Salvation and Ascension” by the Indiana based metal band “Betrayed With A Kiss”. The new release includes two killer bonus tracks, one of which is featured in the movie “Look at Me” Directed by Alesia Glidewell. Finding love in the city can be hard, keeping it can be harder. “Look at Me” revolves around the lives of seven twenty somethings and their complications with dating, the music business and surviving in New York City. You can find the song “Almost Home” which is featured in the movie, on the bands new full length 14 song album.
“Salvation and Ascension” the Special Edition Album is now available worldwide via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment. Look for it on iTunes, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify and More!!!