Death Pop Radio World Premiere Video and Album Release

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that Death Pop Radio have just released their new self titled album along with a world premiere music video. The album is available worldwide on all digital platforms and the CD is available Exclusively from Dark Star Records right now, and then at all major retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon and More Worldwide on 05/21/21


Also, The New Music Video “Flatliners” is now Streaming on YouTube as well as ROKU and its 40 Million Subscribers. Watch it on the Killer Movies TV Network including The Dark Star Records Channel and The Ultimate Music Channel.

Release Date: 05/07/21









BIOGRAPHY: DEATH POP RADIO (formerly Ravens) began their journey as a song, not a band. A fun collaboration that quickly blossomed into a full blown Hard-Pop-Grunge melting pot of back stories and musical experience.

Their debut single and video, “Ravens”, had thousands of views and hits within days. DEATH POP RADIO was born and came into the world with a natural buzz within the Chicago music scene.

The band started in late 2017 when guitarist Dee J Nelson ran into lead vocalist Eric Liljehorn at a King’s-X show in Chicago. A few quick words; a potential collaboration and mutual love for all things musical. The two began working on a few of Dee J’s songs together and both could tell something right away was simply “clicking”. Shortly after the release of “Ravens” it was clear a full band was in order. In need of a name, the band started out by temporarily using the title of its flagship song “Ravens” and while the temp name stuck longer than expected the guys eventually found the name that would fit them and their unique blend of rock and grunge – DEATH POP RADIO

Dee J and Eric were soon joined by two Chicago area veterans, drummer Jimmy B and bassist Mike Streicher. With a mixed bag rhythm section of thrashy, grunge drumming and hard rock bass added into the fray, DPR was on their way to creating their own flavor and sound. DEATH POP RADIO’s self-titled debut Album will be released worldwide through Dark Star Records on May 7th, 2021. DPR’s haunted\fun house style is on full display in forthcoming singles include “Rock ’em Sock ’em” “Ravens”, and “Wake Up Drop Dead”. With their raw and driving rhythms and sing-along style hooks, Death Pop Radio’s sound sits comfortably somewhere between Kings X and White Zombie. Add in a sprinkle of industrial sound design and this black bird soars.

Death Pop Radio is:

Dee J Guitars – Vocals/Production
Eric Liljehorn/EL Mysterioso – Vocals / Lyrics
Mike Streicher – Bass/Vocals
Jim Bluthardt – Drums

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Remembering Rickee Bell of Bloody Mary

Dark Star Records is So Sad to Announce that Rickee Bell of the band Bloody Mary is now Flying with the Angels. Bloody Mary is the All Girl Teen Hard Rock Sensation. Bloody Mary will Always be a Part of the Dark Star Records Family, and we All Miss You So Much!







Rickee Bell and the Band Bloody Mary also made a Cameo Appearance in the movie Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun now available worldwide. You can also see Rickee Bell and Bloody Mary in the Official movie trailer:

Bloody Mary Band Members:

Rickee Bell
Ana Apollo
Kat Cannons
Hollie Wood
Casey Icky

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Death Pop Radio Hit the Billboard Top 200

Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that Death Pop Radio has hit the Top 200 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts. Congratulations to the Band, their Music Label DARK STAR RECORDS / SONY / UNIVERSAL and all the Fans.

Death Pop Radio released their new Single ROCK ‘EM SOCK ‘EM to Radio and in the first full week the song hit the Top 200 of on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.


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Torie Jock Signs with Dark Star Records

We are pleased to Announce that TORIE JOCK has signed with Dark Star Records. Torie Jock is an Actress, Dancer and Singer and started her career in the entertainment industry at a very young age. The new Album is filled with Attitude and also features Eric Gynan from the band Leaving eden and Silver Springs.


BIO: Torie Jock started in the performance industry at just one year old. Torie started out dancing and modeling and then quickly became involved in many aspects of the industry. She competed at numerous dance competitions, being sent to nationals multiple times. Torie started singing and acting at nine years old, and she has been writing her own music since she was old enough to write. Torie has been in many theatrical performances, playing various roles, from starring roles to supporting. Catch Torie in many upcoming film roles, including but not limited to Dani in the film series “Stay Outta Trouble,” (2021) which she also wrote and co-directed, Nia Wade in the upcoming web series “Captive: The Series,” (2021) and Jasmine in the feature film “Illuminate” (2021). Torie has written many plays and film scripts and continues to do so. She has directed multiple shows, starting at the age of sixteen. She co-founded a brand new production company called JCMT Productions. Torie released her first album of original music, “The Journey,” at the age of fifteen. Her second album, “Let’s Try This Again,” was released when she was seventeen. Following that, her single, “Wedded Bliss,” was released shortly after she graduated high school at age eighteen. She recently released a new album, “Tears on the Table” (2021). Torie is currently working on a larger album.

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Dark Star Records Launches New Artist Pages at

Model: Kelsey Kozak

We’ve just Launched Our New Artist Pages at Now you can Discover even more about our bands, buy music, merchandise and More!!! and Share your Favorite Artists on Social Media. Just Go to:




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Jenny Franck is Selected in Round One For a Grammy Nomination in the Catagory of Best New Artist for the song “Black Crows”

Grammy Awards

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.

Jenny Franck

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:

Black Crows

Watch the Music Video for Black Crows by Jenny Franck:

Download the New Single “Black Crows” Today:

iTunes | Sony Music Unlimited | Google Play

Grammy Awards

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DARK STAR RECORDS is Part of the the New Worldwide Release of YouTube Music Key

YouTube Dark Star Records

Dark Star Records is Pleased to Announce that all of our Artists on our Label will be included in the Launch of
“YouTube Music Key” the much anticipated music streaming subscription service

CBS NEWS: Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service “Music Key” and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free. The subscription service is part of Google’s effort to mine more revenue from YouTube as the video site approaches the 10th anniversary of its inception. Music Key has been speculated about for months while Google Inc. wrangled over the licensing terms with recording labels. The service, priced initially at $8 a month, is comparable in cost to other digital music subscription services sold by Spotify, Apple Inc.’s Beats and Google’s own 18-month-old streaming service tied to its Android “Play” store. But Music Key subscribers will be able to stream through the Google Play service at no additional charge, too. “YouTube is the number one place where people go for their music, especially with young people,” CNET’s Bridget Carey told CBS News. “What would make this different is you don’t have advertisements. And there’s kind of this sense that you can watch whatever you want, unlimited, make your own playlists. It could easily take over things like Spotify.” YouTube also is unveiling a new tab devoted exclusively to music on its mobile apps and website. This option is meant to make it easier for the video site’s 1 billion users to find specific songs and entire albums, even if they aren’t subscribers.

Youtube Music Key and Dark Star Records

Most music subscription services own the rights to the same catalogues, making their ability to learn listeners’ preference to create appealing playlists particularly important. Music Key, though, will offer the unique distinction of being able to show artists performing their songs too. That difference could help lure listeners away from Spotify, which says it has about 50 million users, including 12.5 million subscribers, said Mark Mulligan, a longtime industry analyst with Midia Research. And YouTube’s redesigned library of free music could do even more damage to Spotify and other services, such as video site Vevo, where people flock to check out songs at no cost. Expanding the audience that listens to free music would be profitable for Google because that would yield more opportunities to show ads – the main way that the Mountain View, California, company makes its money anyway. “A cynic might say that Google is only doing this subscription service on YouTube so it would get the rights to do what it always wanted to do with the free service,” Mulligan said. Google’s main goal “is to make the music experience better on YouTube,” said Christophe Muller, who oversees the company’s music partnerships. Music Key initially will be offered on an invitation-only basis in the U.S., United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Finland. The first batch of offers will be sent out next week to YouTube viewers with a history of watching a lot of music clips. Anyone interested in an invitation can request one on the Music Key website. After a free six-month trial period, Music Key will temporarily cost $8 per month before escalating to its standard price of $10 per month.

Besides removing all ads, Music Key also gives subscribers two other perks: the ability to continue playing songs while the screens of mobile devices are locked and the option to download tracks so they can be played without an Internet connection. The offline music can only be played in Music Key’s mobile app. Google Inc. bought YouTube for $1.76 billion in 2006, a price that some analysts questioned at the time of the deal because the service barely had any revenue and was drowning in copyright complaints about pirated clips of music videos, television shows and movies. After Google took over, YouTube set up a more stringent system for blocking pirated content to placate copyright owners. Recording labels now use the video site to help promote new songs and artists. The ads running within those music clips have generated more than $1 billion for the performers and recording labels, according to Google. The world’s three largest music labels – Universal, Sony and Warner – all have reached licensing deals with YouTube as part of the new subscription services including Dark Star Records who are under the Sony Music Umbrella. Hundreds of independent labels, including some that had been holding out for better terms, also are on board. Financial details haven’t been disclosed. YouTube is expected to sell $7.2 billion in advertising this year, based on estimates from the research firm eMarketer. Google has never disclosed how much revenue flows through YouTube. Music Key will be doing well if it attracts enough subscribers to generate $500 million in revenue after its first year in business, said Midia’s Mulligan. ~CBS NEWS

DiAmorte Unleash their Heavy Dark New Single “Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust”

Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust

From mind to melody comes the second release from the “Prelude to Shadow” EP with the six minute epic,
“Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust” written by Drake Mefestta and additionally orchestrated along with Spencer Creaghan, featuring the percussion works of Rick Hernandez (Reign Inferno). The concept behind this piece is nothing short of a rhyme for revenge, entailing emotions bathed in blood and war. The sounds cascade, enveloping the song in an atmosphere of strife and conflict that reflect the over-arching story behind “The prelude to Shadow”.

Drake Mefestta

Look for DiAmorte’s new EP “Prelude to Shadow” to be released worldwide early next year via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment.

Prelude to Shadow

Stream the New Single “Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust” here:


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“Knockout” by the Band UNBREAKABLE is the #1 Best Selling Album at Planetworks


Dark Star Records is Pleased to Announce that “Knockout” by the Band UNBREAKABLE is the #1 Best Selling Album at Planetworks, beating out Tinsley Ellis, Celldweller, and Asia. “Dark Star Records had just signed a deal with Planetworks this year for CD Sales outside of the USA (Europe, UK, Germany and the rest of the World)”. So far things are going very well”. Quotes Jeffrey A. Swanson President of Dark Star Records.


Buy the New Album KNOCKOUT from UNBREAKABLE Today, Produced by Herman Rarebell “Scorpions”

>>>>>>>>>> BUY IT NOW <<<<<<<<<<

UNBREAKABLE is: Al Crespo (Vocals), Martin Ries (Guitar), Pascal Alles (Guitar),
Alex Ries (Drums) and Lukas Mittler (Bass)

Stream The New Single “Bad Blood” by UNBREAKABLE:


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“It’s About Time” The New 4 Song EP from “Haf Bitten Moon” Now Available Worldwide

Haf Bitten Moon

Sony Music Unlimited

But it Now

Now Available Worldwide “It’s About Time” the New 4 Song EP from “Haf Bitten Moon”. This is the long awaited release from the founders of “Country metal”. Haf Bitten Moon is: Sean Finley: Vocals, Michael J. Kurtz: Guitar,
Greg Johnson: Bass, Ronald L. Warford: Drums

Get the New EP “It’s About Time” by “Haf Bitten Moon” at: iTunes, Sony Music Unlimited, Amazon, Rhapsody, Google Play, Spotify, Rdio and 100’s of other Fine Digital Retailers. Available on Dark Star Records and Sony Music Digital

Stream The New Single “Get My Rocks Off” by Haf Bitten Moon:

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