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

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