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

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