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

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