Cutting Edge Record Label and Entertainment Company Featuring: "Scorpions Drummer" Herman Rarebell, Eric Wagner, Matt Mercado, Slam Bang and Many More Great Artists!!! In 1996 a new record label was created. With the revolution of the internet the label first offered CD’s for sale on-line. Everything the company would pick up would have to be exceptionally well produced quality music in the genre of Gothic, Hard Rock, Mainstream, Industrial, Progressive, Metal and Hardcore! Soon the label would be putting product into stores through a number of distributors. By the year 2000 Dark Star Records had established itself as an official record label. In 2002 the label released the Carnivore Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring such artists as LA Guns, Holland and Nitro. To promote this new release DSR and Maderfilm would seek out some of the best Radio and Public Relations people in the business. In that same year Jeffrey A. Swanson and Ken Mader would produce the music video “Mother Mary” by Slave Driver which would hit number ten on the national CVC charts beating out System of a Down, Filter and The Vines. In the year 2003 the label signed a deal with Synergy Distribution and began putting CD’s and DVD’s into major chains like Tower Records and Virgin Megastores. In the year 2004 we acquired a deal with Transworld Entertainment and our titles can be found at Fye Stores and Others. With the hard work of our associates like Mazur Public Relations and Knockout Talent, you can now find our releases advertised and reviewed in such publications as Hit Parader, Metal Edge, Revolver and Metal Hammer. We will also continue to work with hundreds of smaller independent record stores throughout the World. These independent record stores and chains are the underground force behind the record label. And now with the label acquiring a deal with The Orchard and Sony Music our titles can now be found at I-tunes, Zune, Myspace Music, Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless, Napster and over 300 other online retail and wireless services. In 2006 we signed on with J Distribution and are now shipping CD’s to Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores through out the US. Also, In 2007 we secured a deal to have all of our titles available through Super D Phantom Distribution. Now our titles are available just about everywhere. Then In 2008 the label acquired distribution with Code 7 and Plastichead Distribution and are now able to ship product to retailers Worldwide. As the music industry continues to evolve into the world of music downloads, wireless devices and social networks like Myspace and Face Book, we continue to grow and embrace this new frontier. Dark Star Records is dedicated to bringing you only the highest quality music on the planet, and will work to get that music to the masses.