Looks like Daystar is cooking up an album, there probably will be a couple different versions of the album since it is being done independently. Jamie Warner, Vice President of DSTAR28, is mastering the songs himself and Christopher Raines has engineered most of the songs, but the mixing has been up to the entire band. Christopher plans on mastering it himself seperately and releasing it out to Retail Stores ASAP as well sending it to Labels, Producers, Radio Stations, and a couple old friends of his. No work on artwork yet, but the guess is that will be different on different copies as well. BE COOL
As well almost half of Chris' solo album is done and has a tentative release date of November 6th, 2001. Pray it will be done!!!
The re-vamping of the website isn't totally done and we hope to add some new features ASAP, until then KEEP GOD REAL AND HATE FICTION!!!.
Check out Christopher Raines new MP3 site by clicking HERE
DAYSTAR is currently looking for another label and that would bring the band count down to 2 on the label, and really since ATONEMENT is indefinite at the moment, the count is down to 1. SHAMROCK is going to be distributed by D STAR most probably and Chris's solo album is taking even more time. Determination is going stronger daily.
D STAR is saving money and taking donations of any equipment or money in order to spend a little money on some new equipment to further improve the sound quality. If you have any donations email HERE
In other DAYSTAR news..The compilation gig at THE SOMBER REPTILE went good. It seemed the judges were impressed and the owner of Alternate Groove offered to help us distribute.
On the distribution note,...We are in talks with BMG and RED DISTRIBUTION to help us get our cds nation wide. So far, BMG has our attention. They are the most professional and seem to be the most sincere.
The POP GROUP on the label is to be decided in the next couple of months.
DON'T miss DAYSTAR at THE SOMBER REPTILE March 18th at 7PM.
Sect has been doing great in the studio. We have a ways to go, but everything is shaping nicely. They just lost a guitarist, so they're replacing him, but it want stop production on the album.
Atonement is another who just replaced a guitarist. Production has stopped on their album and will continue very soon. They've changed some things and are adding some new songs to their list.
D STAR did the sound for the Ghotti Hook concert the other night and it sounded pleasing considering the person who was behind the board, ya know me, the Chris guy.
DAYSTAR has been kicking out some cool stuff,like: Releasing an EP very soon, Winning The Battle of the Bands at Alexander High School, Headlining a show at the Somber Reptile, Getting fan sites built by fans over in the UK (THAT RULES), and more stuff as well.
The label hopes to sign a new band soon, to keep the mystery behind who the band may be....it's not hardcore and it's not alternative, Who could it be???
For right now everything is going pretty good, DAYSTAR has been playing some shows.
Christopher Raines is still working on the solo album he's been working on for SIX years now and is eager to release it soon.
Atonment is taking some time in the studio, but that is the Labels fault mostly. The holidays are over and work will be going full force again. Christopher Raines has taken over Mastering and Post-Production for Atonement. Derek Greene will still help in production, but it seems Chris will take over responsibility in production.
Jamie Warner and Christopher Raines will be co-producing Sects first album together and will do the Post-Production as well.
Congrats to Vendeta for finishing recording their EP in DSTARONE STUDIOS
There is now a price list available for studio time. Email us HERE to receive a copy by email.
LOOK FOR A BATTLE OF THE BANDS SOON, the winner will get a record deal, distribution deal, and the whole package from D STAR 28 ENTERTAINMENT.