Italian Metal Powerhouse Scarlet Records has entered a new deal with Belmondo Entertainment/Entertainment One Distribution for the North American distribution of its new releases and extensive catalog. Belmondo/Entertainment One will acquire both physical and digital rights for the Italian based metal label’s roster, which includes many acclaimed international acts such Revolution Renaissance (featuring Stratovarius’ mastermind Timo Tolkki), Skyclad, Royal Hunt, Labyrinth, Vision Divine, Dark Moor, Sadist, Bulldozer, Shaman, DGM, Necrodeath and Operatika among others.
Scarlet Label Manager Filippo Bersani comments “Scarlet is finally back in the North American market with its entire catalog. And we are really excited to start this new venture with the professional setup that Belmondo and Entertainment One can guarantee and, most importantly, their passion for music.”
Belmondo Entertainment CEO Adriane Ciani and Head of Production Max Serio add “We are very proud to be representing Scarlet Records as they re- launch into the US & Canadian market place. Their repertoire, A&R and long history as one of the preeminent metal labels in Europe is sure to make them a force in North America. We at Belmondo along with our partners at Entertainment One look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Additionally, Scarlet has signed a new deal with PR firm Freeman Promotions for all its marketing and promotional activities in North America, as stated by the firm’s owner Jon Freeman himself “I am very excited to be involved with working with Scarlet Records in North America. With their impressive roster of artists and releases that they have coming down the pipe, I am confident that Scarlet will soon become a household name in the metal community.”.
Scarlet Records’ first releases under this new deal are slated for February 2011. The first releases which are scheduled for February 22, 2011 are The Defaced ‘Anomaly’ and Timo Tolkki’s Saana ‘Warrior of Light Pt. 1’. Additional releases slated for 2011 include Odd Dimension, Dotma, Georgian Skull and Bloodshot.