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

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