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.

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

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