Metal Record Labels

Independent record labels have been the backbone of metal for years. Sure, the biggest names often go to the major labels, but the real stuff can be found on the indie labels. This page lists some of the labels that are mostly exclusive to various metal genres. Note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive list of every private label who has ever released an album, but more of a guide to some of the more interesting labels over the years.

Aaarrg Holy Profound Lore
Adipocere I Hate Prophecy
AFM Indie Prosthetic
Alternative Tentacles Inside Out PsycheDOOMelic
Auburn Karmageddon Media Pure Steel
Avantgarde King Klassic Rage Of Achilles
Axe Killer Leaf Hound Redblack
Black Dragon Lifeforce Regain
Black Lodge Limb Music Relapse
Black Lotus Listenable Retroactive
Black Mark Locomotive R.E.X.
Brainticket Man's Ruin Rise Above
Cacophonous Mascot Roadrunner
Candlelight Massacre Scarlet
Century Media Mausoleum Screaming Ferret
Code666 Megaforce Season Of Mist
Combat Mercenary Sensory
Crash Music Metal Blade Sentinel Steel
Cruz Del Sur Metal Mind Shadow Kingdom
Dark Symphonies MeteorCity Shark
Deathlike Silence Misanthropy Shrapnel
Devil's Miskatonic Solid State
Displeased Moonfog Southern Lord
Dockyard 1 Music For Nations Spinefarm
Dragonheart Napalm Steamhammer/SPV
Drakkar Neat StormSpell
Earache Necropolis Svart
Earthshaker Nightmare Tabu
Ebony Noise The End
Elitist No Fashion Threeman
Escapi No Remorse Under One Flag
Exile On Mainstream New Renaissance Underground Symphony
Firebox Nightmare Unique Leader
Galy Nocturnal Art US Metal
Hammerheart Nuclear Blast Voices Of Wonder
Head Not Found Olympic Wicked World
Hell's Headbangers Osmose Wild Rags
Heavy Artillery Pavement Witches Brew
Heavy Metal Peaceville Wrong Again
Hellhound People Like You  

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