Dark Star Records is pleased to annouce that we have signed a deal with Planetworks, an International Sales, Licensing and Distribution company. “This is Huge News for our label and many of our artists” quotes Lloyd Freeze the Vice President of Dark Star Records. “This deal will allow us to expand our physical sales into countries all around the globe.” Lloyd Freeze who is now heading up our International sales division will be working together closely with Chris Callahan the CEO of Planetworks and Jeffrey A. Swanson President of Dark Star Records.
Planetworks is an International Sales, Licensing and Distribution company exclusively representing and distributing independent and major record labels to markets outside of the U.S. We offer official International Distribution as a turnkey solution via our extensive distributor network. As a label’s International Division, we use MVD Entertainment Group for product fulfillment, warehousing, pick pack and ship, which ultimately provides us with added focus in exploiting rights and securing distribution opportunities that deliver new found sales for our labels.
Here is a list of Dark Star Records titles already in the Planetworks system, with many more titles on the way.
Unbreakable / Knockout / Item # DSR0085
Grigori 3 / On Your Six / Item # DSR0053
Sacred Dawn / A Madness Within / Item # DSR0046
Conquest / The War We Rage / Item # DSR0074
Low Twelve / Skin In The Game / Item # DSR0072
Two Ton Anvil / Coming Home / Item # DSR0067
Shooting Hemlock / Colored Spackled Empty / Item # DSR0066
Shooting Hemlock / Big Green Monster / Item # DSR0043
Bloodstream Parade / Apocalypse In Retrospect / Item # DSR0027
Herman Ze German / Take It As It Comes / Item # DSR0039
Supermercado / Chupacabra / Item # DSR0030
It’s been many years since the last Indianapolis Metal Fest, but well worth the wait. The third rendition of the underground metal festival was a huge success. With the help of Live Nation and their many Sponsors including Dark Star Records, the Festival Promoter Rob Mason was able to get the word out to metal fans worldwide. The Festival included heavy hitters Chimaira, Incantation, Vicious Rumors, The Browning, Acheron, Byzantine Affiance, Vindicator, Maggot Twat, Single Bullet Theory, Seven Witches along with Dark Star Records top performing acts Low Twelve, Bloody Mary, Conquest and Two Ton Anvil. Also included was a special performance by Rob Mason’s own band Betrayed With A Kiss. Jeffrey A. Swanson President of Dark Star Records would like to congratulate Rob and Sarah Mason on the success of Indianapolis Metal Fest III, and I would also like to thank Lloyd Freeze VP of Dark Star Records, Baby D Frost and all the kick ass bands who performed at this years festival. Rob Mason said he was gonna make a big comeback with the Indianapolis Metal Fest, and that he did. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at Indianapolis Metal Fest IV. For more info go to: www.indianapolismetalfest.com
The Fans have Spoken, The concert goers from Indianapolis Metal Fest III have had nothing but great things to say about the fest, with quotes like “The Best Metal Concert I’ve Ever Been Too” and More… Also, Now Available from West Coast Merch and Celebrity Swag is the Full Line of Indianapolis Metal Fest Merchandise
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.
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:
We are pleased to announce that the Chicago based Progressive Power Metal Band “Sacred Dawn” have inked a deal with Dark Star Records. With an innovative mix of heavy metal and hard rock plus a unique blend of vocal harmonies, Sacred Dawn has been said to deliver one of the most original progressive metal musical experiences heard since the dawn of true prog metal. Sacred Dawn pulls their influence from bands such as Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Nevermore, Queensryche, Savatage, Fates Warning and many others. From their numerous live appearances across the Midwest to playing alongside international acts such as Symphony X, Cage, Firewind, Kamelot, and Epica, Sacred Dawn has garnered critical acclaim as well as fans around the world. Dark Star Records will be releasing the long awaited sophomore album entitled “a Madness Within” in the spring of 2011. This new 10 song concept album was produced by Sacred Dawn and Chuck Macak of Electrowerks Music and includes a full color 16 page booklet. Look for a special pre order sale at http://www.DarkStarRecords.com before the album is released worldwide. Sacred Dawn is: Lothar Keller – Vocals/Guitar, Joey Vega – Bass, Michael Carpenter – Guitar, Eddie Foltz – Drums and Brian Kim – Keyboards.
Watch the new music video from Sacred Dawn “Delirium”