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

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