EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, has signed a deal with horror director/writer/producer Adam Green to create Ariescope Records, Green’s own label imprint which will be manufactured, marketed, and distributed by EMP. The imprint label will focus on hard rock and metal acts, as well as the scores and soundtracks for Green’s own film and television projects.
The first release for ArieScope Records will be Ghosts of Salem, a special live release from Green’s own band Haddonfield, which will be available September 15 on digital, and Friday, Oct. 13, on limited edition LP.
Haddonfield formed in Green’s hometown of Boston in the late 90’s, and became a large regional draw through legendary live performances. Though forced to relegate the band to a side project when his film career took off in the mid 2000’s, Green reactivated Haddonfield in 2017 after receiving an overwhelming response to two of the band’s songs played during a special live charity broadcast of THE MOVIE CRYPT podcast the previous summer.
Green is a cult icon within the horror genre having written and directed 10 feature films to date including 2010’s Sundance darling Frozen, 2014’s genre bending and ground breaking Digging Up the Marrow and the Hatchet franchise in which he created the modern day slasher icon “Victor Crowley.” Green is also the creator, writer, director, showrunner, and one of the stars of the popular television sitcom Holliston. After an extended hiatus due to the tragic death of main cast member Dave Brockie (GWAR’s “Oderus Urungus”), Holliston will continue on with its third season next year.
“I’m honored to partner with EMP for this new musical division of ArieScope Pictures,” says Green. “As a lifelong metal and hard rock fan, I’ve always found ways to bring the music and the artists I love into my various film and television projects but I’ve missed performing music myself in a huge way over these last several years. Starting an ArieScope imprint label, bringing HADDONFIELD back to the forefront, and getting to work with people I admire like David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert is just incredible.”
Green is currently finishing his first novel and overseeing new issues of both the Hatchet and Holliston comic book series. His 10th feature film will be released in theaters this fall.