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

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