Randy V’s Haunted North Has ‘never been more excited’ About Signing to Indie Label AMG/SONY

Randy V, the lead singer for The Haunted North has announced a new chapter and musical direction with his signing to the mini-major indie label AMG/SONY Records. AMG debuted the announcement and tomorrow, the stunning new live EP (LiT – Live in Toledo). Toronto based AMG is known for an extraordinarily diverse roster that features everything from country to hip-hop, reggae, soul, folk, rap and metal indie rock.

Randy V says the label’s ethos is a perfect fit for where he wants to go next. “Now more than ever, I am on a mission to rediscover the reason I got into this business,” Randy states, “and AMG is giving me the musical freedom to do that. It’s incredibly humbling to join the ranks of talented acts with such a solid team and I couldn’t be happier to officially sign with AMG” said Randy. “My Haunted North family and I have never been more excited about our future!”

Mark Berry, Chairman at AMG comments, “When Michael Usry, (A&R for AMG) brought Randy to us, he came with a confident swagger, golden voice and a toolbox full of life stories that are undeniably authentic. We are very proud to have Randy join the AMG Records roster and are excited to launch The Haunted North music to fans.”

The tracks on Monster aren’t the atonal modern machine metal heard so often now but are built on actual singing, fierce riffing, dynamics, and ripping pentatonic lead guitar. The lineup is an impressive unit with a vibe that bleeds authenticity and lets each musician’s personality and style be heard. The result is a supremely listenable record that will put your head through a wall. Tracks like “Mojave Moon,” “How Will You Die,” and “Burnin’ Whiskey” hit like a fist to the face made of high-level skills, musicality, and perfect riffs.

About Mark S. Berry & AMG:
AMG is a leading Toronto-based entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer & mixer Mark S. Berry and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & Beijing.

Since its founding, AMG Visuals has executive produced, financed or distributed several movies, including Drake: Homecoming and the upcoming Jeff Healey Band documentary; and has almost an equal amount in development, under production, or completed but not yet released.

Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms. Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG’s mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG’s focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.

For more information, please visit:

Duane Farley, (416) 340-9111