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

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