Samantha Scarlette is an Alternative Rock singer/song writer, radio host, and social media influencer based out of New York City. She hosts a weekly paranormal/conspiracy/alternative topic and rock talk show on Idobi Radio called "BLACKOUT with Samantha Scarlette (25,000 listeners per episode average). She previously hosted a weekly paranormal segment for Idobi Radio's "Eddie, Jason & Chris Show" (100,000 listeners per episode). She also owns a conspiracy themed clothing line called MK-Ultra 90 Clothing.
****MUSIC Samantha Scarlette released her first EP titled “Into The Darkness” in digital format June 28th 2011. The songs on “Into The Darkness” were written by Samantha (music & lyrics) between October 2010 and March 2011. The songs mostly dealt with veiled vampire themes, and romance. The EP which was produced by former Scary Kids Scaring Kids drummer Justin Salter, was comprised of 4 studio recorded tracks & 5 home demos. In October 2013 she released a new stand alone single titled “Iron Maiden” produced by John Gray. She also re-released "Fallen Star" as a free download single in February 2014, accompanied by a music video. Samantha continued writing new music between from July 2013 until she went into the recording studio in July 2014. Samantha also trained from March until July with legendary singer, Sarah Dash (of Labelle and Keith Richards & The Xpensive Winos) to get her vocals in order for the new recordings. In July 2014, Samantha went into the studio with with Finnish metal producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, 69 Eyes, Apocolyptica) and recorded 5 tracks ("These Violent Delights", "Forgiven Sins [From Dusk Til Dawn]", "Epitaphs Of Love", "Gothic Queen", "Death Of A Dream"), for a new EP titled “Violent Delights + Violent Ends”. In October 2014, Samantha returned to the studio and recorded an addition acoustic track ("[Death Of A dream] Reprise: Farewell") with Matt Deis (CKY and former All That Remains bassist) performing the instrumentals. Samantha's vocal coach, Sarah Dash, also contributed background vocals on two of the songs ("These Violent Delights" and "Epitaphs Of Love"). "Iron Maiden" was also featured as a bonus track on the E.P. All of the tracks on the EP, except for "Iron Maiden", were recorded at Quad Studios in NYC, and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. Samantha released the lyric video for the albums first single "These Violent Delights" on September 19th; the single went on sale to all major online retailers September 30th, with the official music video released on October 11th. A music video for the song "Epitaphs Of Love" was released in early November. The album "Violent Delights + Violent Ends", was released November 18th 2014. Scarlette released a music video for a third single "Forgiven Sins (From Dusk To Dawn)" in July 2015. She released a music video for "Gothic Queen" in January 2016, making it the final video off of "Violent Delights + Violent Ends". Scarlette released a stand alone single called "Page Six" on 6.6.16 and a music video shortly after. The song is a more alternative rock oriented track, it was meant to be a teaser single for a now scrapped 2016 album. Justin Salter was the producer on the track. In late 2018 Scarlette returned to the studio to start working on a new effort tentatively titled "SOFTCORE DRUGS" with Brooklyn based EDM producer John Bourke aka GostEffects.
***RADIO In 2015, Samantha Scarlette dabbled with starting podcast and released two episodes of a show called "Area 666 Radio" in collaboration with a friend, on Scarlette's youtube channel. In May 2016, Scarlette started hosting a weekly live online radio program called "I Want To Believe with Samantha Scarlette" on Energy Rock Radio. She did 10 episodes of "I Want To Believe" with guests ranging from psychics to owners of haunted homes. In October 2016 Samantha Scarlette started doing a weekly half hour paranormal segement during the second hour of Idobi Radio's Eddie, Jason & Chris Show. Some of her most notable guests were: Stanton T. Friedman (Nuclear physicist / Ufologist), Peter Janney (NYT Best Seller of "Mary's Mosaic"), Isaac Weishaupt ( IlluminatiWatcher.com), Jeff Belanger (producer of Ghost Adventures), Steve Hodel (NYT Best Seller of "Black Dahlia Avenger"), and Marty Stalker (director of "Hostage To The Devil"). Idobi Radio ranks in the top 15 for online radio stations (and #1 for Alternative Rock worldwide) with 5.5 million unique listeners per month. The "Eddie, Jason & Chris Show" gots approximately 100,000 listeners per week. In April 2017 it was announced that starting Friday May 5th 2017, Scarlette would be hosting her own weekly talk show on Idobi Radio, called BLACKOUT with Samantha Scarlette. BLACKOUT garners around 25,000 listeners per episode and features guests on topics of the paranormal, conspiracies, theoretical physics, true crimes and other fringe topics, as well as interviews with rock bands and alternative models. Notable BLACKOUT guests are: Dianne Lake (the youngest members of Charles Manson’s Manson Family cult), James Beacham (particle physicist at CERN), Michael Alig (NYC club promoter, convicted murderer, basis of the film “Party Monster”), Raul Antony (Church Of Satan spokes person), Dr. Steven Greer (UFO Disclosure), John DeSouza (former FBI agent), Whitley Strieber (paranormal writer), Christopher Garetano (History Channel’s “Dark Files”), Chris Cuffaro (iconic photographer), Kerry Brown (music producer to Miley Cyrus, Smashing Pumpkins, Jessica Simpson), Seth Shostak (astronomer - The SETI Institute), CKY ( band, MTV Jackass), Major Ed Dames (former military, remote viewing expert), Jan Harzan (head of MUFON), Lon Strickler (paranormal writer), Hawthorne Heights (band), Lani Sarem (controversial 23 hour New York Times Best Seller of “Handbook For Mortals”), Robert David Steele (activist and former CIA), and more. As of January 2019, over 70 episodes of BLACKOUT have aired.
Samantha released a clothing line called MK-ULTRA 90 in December 2015. The clothing line is available at shop.mk-ultra90.com
Samantha does paid & unpaid influencer social media posts for various brands.
***SOCIAL MEDIA All of Samantha's social media accounts are verified. @SammiScarlette on Twitter has over 80,000 followers, @SamanthaScarletteMusic on instagram has over 40,000 followers and she has over 15,000 on facebook. She ranks in the top 1% on Klear.com for twitter influence.
***MUSIC GEAR Samantha plays a white Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Special Benji Madden Signature Edition guitar and a black quilt top PRS Guitars Custom 24 SE. She also owns a used black OLP Coffin Case's guitar to demo tracks for “Violent Delights + Violent Ends”. Scarlette also uses various Boss & Electro-Harmonix guitar pedals along with a Marshall solid state amplifier.
Ming's Magazine Hong Kong "What Is Grunge?" Marc Jacobs 2019 Collection
Samantha Scarlette was recently featured on Ming's Magazine Hong Kong's website where they dressed 10 talented New Yorkers in Marc Jacob's 2019 Grunge Collection and asked them about their thoughts on Grunge Fashion. You can read the article in Chinese https://www.mings-fashion.com/%E8%A1%97%E8%A8%AA-interview-marc-jacobs-224755/?fbclid=IwAR0FmXy7aXoolTeHu16jqlcQ08_cjWVeXuURCj-6SzHWdPyf203MJLgXXqY or the translation below. Article translation (some of the stuff didn't translate well from google translator): "Samantha Scarlette
My name is Samantha Scarlette, I am an alternative rock singer and radio host .
Ming's: How do you view GRUNGE? Samantha Scarlette: I like Grunge. It not only represents good music , but it also was a very cool fashion style in the 1990's . It is also my personal favorite . It has been making a comeback in recent years . I am very happy about that .
M: How do you describe your own personal style ? S: My inspirations are Courtney Love, 90s Grunge Vibe + Goth and high end. My personal style is the convergence of the 1990s , dominated by black . I am very excited to wear Marc Jacobs today . When I think of Grunge, I think of one of the most iconic photographs of Marc Jacobs line in the 1990's, two supermodels, a black girl and white girl, sitting on the grass , wearing Marc 's Perry Ellis flannels and Nirvana shirts. It inspires me to this day .
M: Fashion , is it constantly being repeated ? S: There are actually many examples . Not only in Grunge, but the mainstream fashion of the late 1990s was inspired by the 1960s; many of the big fluffy skirts of the 1980s were inspired by the Victorian era ( one example is Princess Diana's wedding dress ). I think that the clothing of the early 21st century was influenced by the 1970s . So , yes , everything will repeat and develop , and the coolest thing about the 90s of Grunge is its uniqueness .Now it is back , I think it's great ."
"Exploring the Bizarre with Tim Swartz and Tim Beckley" Dec 2018
Samantha Scarlette is an Alternative Rock singer/song writer & film music supervisor, originally from Saddle River, NJ, and she released a 7 track EP last November. Five of the tracks on the EP were produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Apocolyptica) and we are reviewing that very EP here. I have known about this artist for a wee while now, and she is rather good. The album kicks off with the catchy and bouncy 'These Violent Delights', possibly one of the best tracks from the CD. Next up 'Forgive Sins (From Dusk Til Dawn)' is another catchy number, showcasing Samantha's poppy vocal style. Thereafter, the listener is treated to 5 further foot tapping radio friendly numbers. My copy however, has a digital only bonus track, that being the number 'Fallen Star', released as a free download single in February 2014, accompanied by a music video. For more info, Samantha's website is here.. 8.5/10 (Dave)