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Deathgrip Signs With DSN Music

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Veteran Texas rockers have teamed up again to form the metal super group Deathgrip, featuring veteran singer Matt Story and guitarist Jimi Fritz. Deathgrip just signed a global distribution deal with DSN Music for their debut release, "we are pleased to announce that we will be signing a deal with DSN for the release of our upcoming CD" said Story. "After working with DSN in the past on other projects, the decision was an easy one." Fritz has been the guitarist for the popular southwest metal group Creeper (co-founded with Story) for several years, which released their first album "Welcome To Room #9" in 2012, which featured the hit single "M for Murder" on DSN. Deathgrip's debut album is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music in Spring of 2015, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more. Deathgrip is online via: www.facebook.com/deathgripofficial www.twitter.com/DeathGripMetal

Chicago Rockers Lynch Return on DSN Music

CHICAGO — The veteran Midwest rock group Lynch has announced the worldwide release of their new album “Something in a Dream” which is due this April on DSN Music. “This album has more heart, more soul, more rock and more roll than any other previous Lynch effort, in hindsight we should have called this More!” said Danny Lynch. “Something in a Dream is the story of Life, Love, Addiction and the Power of Music!”

Originally formed in 1981, Lynch was a popular Chicago rock group whose lineup included Danny Lynch on vocals, Mike Burke on guitar, Frank Pace on drums and Ken Olsofka on bass. By the 1990′s the group had disbanded, as a new music scene had developed in Chicago, and members went their separate ways to raise families, and take on other projects.

Then in 2007, former members Frank Pace and Ken Olsofka put the band back together, and returned to the studio with the release “Window of Your Soul” in 2010, featuring the popular single “Wash Me”. Following the new release, Lynch was back to performing live and shared the stage with such acts as Pat Travers, Ronnie Montrose, Y&T, and Joey Belladonna.

The new lineup remains mostly the same as it did in the 1980s, with Danny Lynch, Mike Burke and Frank Pace, with new addition Julio “JC” Crespo on bass. “With new blood comes fresh ideas and a different viewpoint, since JC arrived he has had a big effect on the Lynch sound” stated Burke. “You still know they are Lynch songs but they have a more modern feel with a meaner edge!” Added Crespo “It’s a totally new level for me,I’mm proud to be part of Lynch and play with amazing musicians!”

In regards to the new project, drummer Frank Pace summed it all up – “We walked away from this one and knew we put everything we had into it…that’s a very rare and cool feeling!”

“Something in a Dream” is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday April 8th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

Sylo Brings Power Groove Metal To DSN Music

Hollywood -- Emerging Texas metal group Sylo has announced a worldwide distribution deal with DSN Music, which will release a new album tentatively titled the "Source" and reissue their debut album "Monument of Nothing".

Sylo, who hails from Texarkana Texas, features vocalist Danny Sneed, guitarists Dave Ferland and Justin Parker, bassist Wallace Gholson, and drummer Kody Barlow. The group has stormed the southern metal scene since its inception in 2004, and shared the stage with heavyweights such as Drowning Pool, Sabaton, Texas Hippie Coalition, Filthy Hands Warbeast, Egypt Central, Dog Fashion Disco, and Hostile.

"Sylo is honored to sign and be a part of the DSN Family, and will put their music in the hands of industry pros and to take it to the next level" stated Sylo Manager JB Griffin.

The reissue of Sylo's "Monument of Nothing" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday March 18th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

Subsonic Goes Acoustic With "Honeycomb"

HOLLYWOOD -- Ron Marks, veteran singer and songwriter, and frontman for the rock group Subsonic, has announced the global release of his new album "Honeycomb" early this Spring on DSN Music.

Marks, who is well known in the industry as a hard rockin' guitarist, created the new project as an all acoustic album, displaying a diverse range of his talent. Tracks include a cover of the popular 1960's hit "Pleasant Valley Sunday" from The Monkees, to a stripped down version of the Subsonic hit single "I Could Be Anybody."

"Honeycomb has been my most personal and challenging artistic effort to date" said Marks. This was quite different from writing and recording a hard rock album. No big drums or Marshall stacks to wrap around me. On an acoustic release like this one, you're naked in a room for all to hear. And these tracks are most personal."

Subsonic released "Trifecta" on DSN in 2012, which featured 30 tracks from three previously released albums which were digitally remastered. The diversity of songs shook the industry, with hard rock metal leads to pop, progressive, alternative and even some swamp blues. Subsonic is known for several hits including "Dream American" and "Just Hit Pomona" which generated radio airplay and a popular music video.

Before Subsonic, Marks played guitar for the popular European heavy metal group Celtic Frost, touring from 1986 to 1988, and performing on their 1990 release "Vanity/Nemesis" replacing Oliver Amberg.

Celtic Frost frontman Tom Fischer calls Subsonic, “unusual and almost heavier version of Zappa.” When commenting on the much anticipated Celtic Frost reunion, Tom volunteers, “When people approach me about one day doing a reformation of the original Celtic Frost, it means to me: Reed, Martin, Ron and myself. That, to me, is “the original Celtic Frost.”

Fans may notice a more personal touch to the new release with several tracks as Marks explains, "Missing You" is dedicated to my father who passed away in 1993. "Jane" is about a former girlfriend who later became suicidal and called to tell me so. "Venus Hates the Moon" pokes fun at two room mates that used to mix it up like they were married, but were not. "If I Could Only Find Love" is yet another satirical "stab" at the American Dream. I'm grateful to DSN for the opportunity to reflect a musical side of me that some may not be aware of."

"Honeycomb" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday March 11th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

DSN Music Blues Fiesta Rings In 2014

Albuquerque, NM (Top40 Charts/ Digital Syndicate Network) The Southwest will ring in 2014 with a champagne toast at the 3rd Annual DSN Music Blues Fiesta, featuring The Rudy Boy Experiment on New Year's Eve. The Rock and Blues music event will be held at the popular Nativo Lodge in the heart of Albuquerque New Mexico, and will also feature artists such as The Memphis P.Tails and Aaron Anderson.

The show will also kickoff a promotional blitz for The Rudy Boy Experiment, in anticipation of the release of their fourth studio album "The Way It Is Now" on Tuesday January 21st. Several tracks from The Way It Is Now were produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer Pete Anderson, who has worked with veteran artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, Tanya Tucker, Jackson Browne and Buck Owens.

The Rudy Boy Experiment features "Rudy Boy" Jaramillo on guitars and vocals, Kevin Kraybill on bass, and Ritardo Sanchez on drums. Tony Rambo co-produced with Anderson at The Nest in Glendale California, with post production mastered at Eagle Rock Studios in Albuquerque, NM.

"This record has taken me places emotionally and physically and is some of my best work" stated Jaramillo. "With some old songs redone and new ones that reflect my life today it truly is The Way It Is Now. The title track is a reflection of my life now and was my fathers favorite song. It was great to get to work with such professionals and to get treated like family. Then losing my father really started to show me what fatherhood is about. I am dedicating this album to my father and wrote a song for him."

"The Way It Is Now" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

The 3rd Annual DSN Music Blues Fiesta will be held at 9pm Tuesday December 31st, at the Nativo Lodge 6000 Pan American Freeway NE, in Albuquerque. For more details on tickets and special room packages call the Nativo Lodge at 505-798-4300.

Wicked Deception Joins DSN Music's Metal Roster

CHICAGO -- Another chapter in Chicago's hard rock and metal music scene is written as emerging headbangers Wicked Deception have announced a deal with DSN Music to distribute their first release "Incite the Riot" this November. The group which was founded in 2006, has risen to the ranks of popularity among the Midwest death and thrash metal community, recently performing with such acts as Six Feet Under, SFU, and Ice Nine Kills.

Wicked Deception joins the growing portfolio of metal groups on the DSN label such as Omen, Mercury Bullet, World Beneath World, Creeper, and Beyond Perception.

"Wicked D is happy to be joining the DSN family" said Wicked Deception's founder, vocalist, and guitarist Lance Huguelet, who also disclosed the group is currently in the studio working on their next album "A New Kind of Horror" due in 2014 on DSN.

Joining Huguelet in Wicked's lineup is Bassist and Vocalist Brian Huguelet, Drummer Troy Samaras, and Dave Russell on adjoining guitar.

"Incite The Riot" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday November 5th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

Keldamuzik Debuts "That's Why" on DSN Music

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- The music industry is a buzz about the new edgy single "That's Why" from the Bay area hip-hop phenom Diva aka Keldamuzik. Hailing from the streets of Oakland, Keldamuzik's unique style of rap from a strong female point of view, has earned her an international following.

The Diva's endless supply of singles have topped online charts for years, and have been placed in many popular films and TV shows such as Sony Pictures "Please Give" starring Catherine Keener and Amanda Peete and MTV's The Real World.

Keldamuzik recently returned from a successful tour in the Caribbean and Japan, and immediately returned to the studio to work on her next project "Super Diva", as well as a new line of clothing for AriRenee Designs in San Francisco.

"That's Why" will be released by DSN Music, which partnered with Keldamuzik early on in her career, and teamed the Diva in projects with fellow artists such as SlyKat.

Keldamuzik broke into the music scene in 2005 with the release of her first album "Shut Up, Listen!" which was followed up by her own regional pop TV series "Diva TV", which featured special guests such as T.I., Diddy, Young Jeezy, Keenan Thompson, DJ Kid Capri, Biz Markie, Ice T and many more.

"That's Why" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday October 8th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and hundreds more.

Psycho Sister Joins DSN

CHICAGO -- Emerging from the shores of Lake Michigan in the windy city, is a new rock group that is turning heads and creating a buzz in the midwest music scene. Psycho Sister, which features Dawn Perreault on vocals, with Mark Perreault on guitar, Jerome Allen on bass, and Scott Tyrcha on drums. The group has quickly risen in the ranks of Chicago area rockers, with its eclectic stage presentation winning the hearts of metal heads, gothics, and alternative fans a like.

Psycho Sister recently signed a digital distribution deal with DSN Music to release their new album "Shiver" worldwide. The ten track album features a mix of melodic hard rock, blistering riffs with a dark altternative edged formula that keeps the album flowing, "we feel this is a good representation of what we are about as a band" said lead singer Dawn Perreault. "The music is energetic with strong roots in old school rock and roll, along with a heavy influence of Punk and Metal rounding it out. The lyrics are meant to be thought provoking and hooky so that you will walk away with a chorus stuck in your head."

The first single "Away" has already received radio airplay and really showcases Dawn's haunting vocals mixed with blistering leads sure to satify both a hard rock and alternative audience.

Regarding Psycho Sister's new global release, Perreault stated "we are pretty excited! We feel that the people at DSN have a strong background and proven track record in digital distribution. They have a great ethic towards the artists they represent and we are happy to become part of the family of artists on their roster."

"Shiver" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music this summer, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, eMusic and hundreds more.

SlyKat Is Back With "Ya Girl"

Las Vegas (Top40 Charts) Entrepreneur and Hip-Hop guru SlyKat is back, and ready to release a new project to heat up the summer airwaves. In anticipation of SlyKat's new album "Bargaining Power"- DSN Music has announced a worldwide release for the new single "Ya Girl" for May 28th.

"I think my new single "Ya Girl" basically takes you on a journey through my mind as I party, work, and chill in Las Vegas" said SlyKat. "There's definitely a catchy club vibe to it and laid back enough to cruise the streets during spring and summer time."

SlyKat has been a fixture in the hip-hop and urban music scene for the last decade, with hits like "Salud" which broke in the top 50 on Billboard charts. Including popular projects with industry vets such as Pitbull, Chamillionaire, The Game, Rick Ross, Buju Banton, and many more.

Having worked with DSN Music since his early days in Miami, SlyKat said "I'm excited about the City Kidz Entertainment and DSN collaboration, I just think it made sense because of timing. We already had established "respect" amongst both parties so it was a no brainer."

In regards to the new album, SlyKat shared a moment of candor on his album, "what I love about the record is there are hidden punchlines for the listener. "Ya Girl" was created by my secret weapon "Ryan" owner of CokChop Productions based out of Florida. When I first heard the beat it immediately made a great impression. The instrumental stood on its own."

SlyKat will kick off his world tour as well with the single release, performing in cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Honolulu, Seattle, and overseas destinations such as Cancun, Mexico and Shanghai, China.

"Ya Girl" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music Tuesday May 28th, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, eMusic.com, and hundreds more.

Former Celtic Frost Guitarist Joins DSN Music For New Release

Hollywood, CA (Top40 Charts/ DSN Music) Veteran rock guitarist Ron Marks, who played guitar for the legendary Swiss metal group Celtic Frost, and founder of Subsonic, has signed a distribution and development deal with DSN Music. Marks will release three previous Subsonic albums on a compilation box set titled "Trifecta", which will include tracks from "Super-Vel", "No Such Soul", and "Blood Groove".

"This is certainly not my first rodeo" said Marks "but it is my pleasure to sign with a company as professional and modern as DSN. The high level of respect and attention to details that they devote to their artists has all but vanished within the music industry."

Marks performed as lead guitarist for Celtic Frost in 1987, and toured the U.K. and U.S. with the group in support of the "Into The Pandemonium" release. He is also credited as a co-writer on Celtic Frost's 1990 release "Vanity/Nemesis". After his stint with Celtic Frost, Marks decided to move on and fufill a lifelong dream to create his own project.

In 2000, Marks founded and launched the popular rock group Subsonic, which spawned 6 albums; "Super-Vel", "No Such Soul", "Blood Groove", "Honeycomb", "Mach Ten" and "Hell's Half". Three music videos (Dream American, A Day Late and Fix) were released as well. Subsonic explores irreverent social visions and affirms how satire eclipses doctrine. "No Such Soul" was recognized in 2005 with preliminary Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Hard Rock Performance for the track "Dream American".

"When Subsonic and DSN joined forces I thought, Why release only one album? Why not a box set of three? They agreed and Trifecta is the result. This release catalogs Super-Vel, No Such Soul, Blood Groove and the evolution of Subsonic to that point. An evolution that continues forward" stated Marks.

Marks has received high honors in the rock industry over several decades, and is endorsed by major music brands such as Dean Guitars, Marshall Amps, S.I.T. Strings and Steve Clayton Products.

"Trifecta" is scheduled for a worldwide release via DSN Music this fall, and will be available via online and mobile stores such as Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody.com, Google Music, Spotify, eMusic.com, iHeartRadio and hundreds more.