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

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