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Merchant of Death

Merchant of Death

By Joshua Belmonte
A WW2 veteran returns home and finds no employment opportunities. During a chance encounter, he is given an opportunity and becomes a hitman for a Kansas City crime family.

(Episode 1 audio issues have been fixed on Spotify. I'm going to work on remastering episode 2)
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Merchant of Death Episode 11: Straight Up Menance

Merchant of Death

Merchant of Death Episode 11: Straight Up Menance

Merchant of Death

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End of the Road
Harry Rogers is a burnt out gun runner that is tangled in the web of organized crime. His web became more complicated when the police picked him up. All Harry wants is an escape from his life. Will he get out or will he become another lost soul in the life of crime? This episode contains: Strong language, scenes of drug use, and violence End of the Road: Starring (In Order of Appearance) Fred Craig as Harry Rogers Tyler Christensen as Calvin Scarpa Elric Atchison as Mickey O' Neal Cassidy Berthelette as Jasmine Rogers Nate Barham as Vincent Rossi with Pavel Larin as Vladimir and Richie Amons as Daniel Jacobs Special Guest Appearances By: Vladimir Laurent as James Kirkland De Voice as Hannah Freeman Michael Wade as Gary Nash Special Guest Star: Stan Morris as Liam Guest Starring: Chris Einspahr as Rey Brandon George as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Bonnie Bogovich as Corina Pezzuti Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Ali Gohar as Jamie Jillana Kucey as Rosalina Rossi With Torian Brackett as Glenn Jones and Edward Saba as Leroy Music Heard This Episode: Opening Credits  by Tiago Nugent Haunted Nights by Duke Ellington The Master of Jazz 33: The Best of Duke Ellington KM Records Devil's Gonna Get You by Bessie Smith The Complete Recordings Vol.4 Sony Music Entertainment Love Will Tear Us Apart Orchestra Cover by Luke Moore, Originally Sang by Joy Division https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB_8wnHxUZg (Check it out it's really good) Warner Music Group (The Original) Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy by Red Foley Universal Music Group You Can't Lose A Broken Heart by Nat King Cole and the Starlighters Universal Music Group I Can Dream, Can't I? by The Andrews Sisters Universal Music Group House of the Rising Sun by Leadbelly Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy vol. 1 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Riders in the Sky by Vaughn Monroe Racing With The Moon: An Anthology 1940-56 The Orchard Enterprises Mean Ol' Frisco Blues by Arthur Big Boy Crudup The Orchard Enterprises The Boogie Man is Here Tom Gerun and His Orchestra Tom Gerun and His Orchestra Encore 1 The Laughing Policeman by Charles Penrose Children's Favorites, Vol.1: Original Recordings (1926-1952) BMG Music Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues by Skip James Times Ain't Like They Used To Be: Early American Rural Music, Vol. 5 Warner Music Group
01:01:11
June 1, 2021
Unlucky (A MOD Season 2 Prequel)
Kane Russo is a degenerate gambler but he's the son of an infamous capo in NYC. Once he loses that pipeline, he's owing money to at least four different crime families. How will Kane escape his predicament? Unlucky Starring (In Order of Appearance:) Bryan Ha as Kane Russo Brandon Jenkins as Martino Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Elric Atchison as Mickey O'Neal Tyler Christensen as Calvin Scarpa with Fred Craig as Harry Rogers and Joe Cliff Thomas as Tom Stone Special Guest Appearances By: Vladmir Laurent as James Kirkland De Voice as Hannah Freeman Michael Wade as Gary Nash Guest Starring:  Ira Neichmact as The Radio Announcer Cassidy Berthelette as Jasmine Rogers Chris Einspahr as Rey Evan Androl as Joel Gonzalez Brandon George as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Jeremy Robocheaux as Various Voices UnraveledPictures as Barkeep Joshua L. Belmonte as Various Voices with Pavel Larin as Vladimir and Adel Kobic as Pytor Soundtrack: All original songs composed by Tiago Nugent Songs: Chattanogah Shoe Shine Boy by Red Foley You're Breaking my Heart by Vic Damone All other sounds and music was downloaded at Freesound.org
43:32
May 25, 2021
Merchant of Death Episode 3: (Code of the Streets)
Arthur and James try to silence Enzo, Arthur gets a promotion... Cast List: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Chris Einspahr as Rey Eurasian Rob as Lucian Barkoba as Jeff Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino Pezzuti/ Tortured Soldier Jillana Kucey as Courier and Preston Hardin as Enzo
25:15
March 3, 2021
Merchant of Death Episode 12 (Shook Ones Pt.2)
Arthur with his back to the wall, must navigate through the seedy underbelly of Lawrence, Kansas, to escape with his and Angela's lives. Can Arthur figure a way out of this, or does Arthur pay for his crimes? Find out on the exciting season 1 finale of Merchant of Death! Episode 12 Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Joe Cliff Thomas as Tom Stone Tyler Christensen as Calvin Scarpa Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neichmact as The Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Miles Langerman as Captain Russo Chris Einspahr as Rey Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Elric Atchison as Mickey O' Neal Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Pavel Larin as Vladimir Adel Kobic as Pytor Original Anubis as Libero Marciano Anthony Logatto, Matthew Bentley, Blake Hussey, and Abdullah Bundakji as Gangster Extras with Richie Amons as Daniel Jacobs and Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino/ Extra Voices
56:30
January 12, 2021
Merchant of Death Episode 11: Straight Up Menance
Martino has tasked Arthur with eliminating a legendary hitman in the Pezzuti family. Also Arthur is suffering from flashbacks. Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela Guest Starring: Evan Andrl as Doctor Wertham with Clyde Gentry III as Romulado Gioe and Joshua L. Belmonte as Sgt Molloy
23:54
December 15, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode X: Sound of the Police
Tonight is a very special episode, this details the police and their inner workings of the city. Follow Detective Tom Stone, who has been mentioned throughout the whole season, and watch as he tries to solve a murder. Also he has to train a new detective on the force. Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Raggio Joe Cliff Thomas as Tom Stone Tyler Christiansen as Calvin Scarpa Guest Starring: Miles Langerman (credited in the episode as Enrique Garnica, will be corrected) as Captain Russo Elric Atchison as Mickey O' Neal Justin Harris as Police Dispatcher/ Cop Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo with Mark Lee as Charlie Baker and Joshua L. Belmonte as Sgt Molloy
17:46
December 8, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 9: Shook Ones Part 1
Arthur has been taken captive and has to figure out how to get out of his predicament.  Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Elric Atichson as Micky O' Neal Dominic Desmaris as Frido Paul Stufkosky as Gustavo Joshua L. Belmonte as Store Owner and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs
22:25
November 23, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 8: The Friends of Arthur Raggio
This episode will delve into the relationship of Arthur and Abigail, through their up's and down's. While Arthur has to deal with the ramifications of last week's shooting Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur/ Young Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Gary Scales as Officer Turner Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Cari Schoftens as Young Abigail and Richie ammons as Daniel Jacobs
26:55
October 26, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 7: Regulate
Arthur examines some of the past events, this season in his mind. The ramifications of the restaurant shoot-out comes to fruition and a cold war comes to a boil. Episode 7: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Chris Einspahr as Rey Eurasian Rob as Lucian Evan Andrl as Doctor Wertham Bryan Ha as Medical Examiner Blake Hussey as Priest Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton With Preston Hardin as Enzo With Joshua L. Belmonte as Malevolent Spirit/Nino and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs
25:24
October 19, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 6 (The Night Comes for Us)
The night of the big sitdown is here, will the Pezzuti and Jacobs family finally come to an agreement to stop the Freeman Gang? Or will their plans be interrupted? Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Anthony Ray as Luca Chezzi Elric Atchinson as Mickey O'Neal Thomas Silas III as Emmanuel Burton Squishy Flan as Soldier 2/Valet With Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino Pezzuti/Jacobs Soldier and Richie Ammons as Daniel Jacobs Music: Tiago Nugent
21:25
October 9, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 5
Arthur has to make a hard decision, Hannah and her gang are preparing for war, and Abigail confronts Arthur about his lies. Episode 5: Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela with De Voice as Hannah Freeman Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Anthony Ray as Luca Chezzi Blake Hussey as Priest Music: Tiago Nugent
23:45
July 7, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 4 (If I Ruled the World)
Arthur guards Nino and watches the power struggle from within. Martino has a very heated Sunday dinner with an unwanted guest and James guards Abby. Episode 4 Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino Jillana Kucey as Angela *Elric Atchison as Mickey* with De Voice as Hannah Freeman and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Barkoba as Jeff *Anthony Ray as Luca* Anthony "A-Log" Logatto as Soldier 1 Jeremy Robecheaux as Soldier 2 Remmington Steele as Soldier 3 Bryan Ha as Plug Ugly Soldier and Joshua L. Belmonte as Nino/Phonebooth Pezzuti Soldier *= Was accidentally left off of the cast list reading, I apologize for their omitting them.
28:28
May 18, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 2 (I Seen A Man Die) (Remastered)
Arthur and James deal with the aftermath of the previous episode and are in a cat and mouse game to find the culprits. Will they find the culprits and start anew with the Pezzuti Family or will they have a case of cement shoes, due to failure? Find out in this episode! Episode 2: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Stephano Rejinders as Antonio Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Eurasian Rob as Lucian Enrique Granica as Carson Reynolds Spencer Mak as Arnold Nagorski and Preston Hardin as Enzo Music: Dark Noir Music "Bleak Horizon" by Darren Curtis Music A World of Blue by Matthew Pablo Audio Mixing: Joshua L. Belmonte and Tiago Nugent
22:56
April 24, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 2 Preview
The new crime family in town is searching for the perpetrators of a criminal act against them. 
02:42
April 8, 2020
Merchant of Death Episode 1 (Mind is Playing Tricks on Me)
Arthur Raggio has returned home from WW2, he suffers from nightmares, during his time in the Pacific Theater. He cannot find a job and he is desperate, when a chance opportunity is given, he slowly falls into a life of crime. Cast: Episode 1: Starring: Aubrey Poppleton as Arthur Sharon Grudenwald as Abigail Vladmir Laurent as James Blake Hussey as Priest Jillana Kucey as Angela Brandon Jenkins as Martino and Ira Neimact as Radio Announcer Guest Starring: Enrique Garnica as Young Hood 1 Spencer Mak as Young Hood 2 and Bryan Ha as Young Hood 3
40:43
April 8, 2020