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