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 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 Sleaszy Rider
Black Lotus High Roller Neurot Small Stone
Black Mark Holy New Heavy Sounds Solid State
Black Widow Housecore Nightmare Soulseller
Brainticket I Hate Noise Southern Lord
Cacophonous Indie NoiseArt Spinefarm
Candlelight Inside Out No Fashion Steamhammer/SPV
Century Media Ipecac No Remorse StormSpell
Code666 Iron Bonehead No Remorse Svart
Combat Iron Pegasus New Renaissance Tabu
Crash Music Karmageddon Media Nocturnal Art Tee Pee
Cruz Del Sur King Klassic Nuclear Blast The End
Cyclone Empire Leaf Hound Old School Metal Threeman
Dark Essence Lifeforce Olympic Transcending Obscurity
Dark Symphonies Limb Music Osmose Transubstans
Debemur Morti Listenable Pavement Under One Flag
Deathlike Silence Locomotive Peaceville Underground Power
Devil's M-Theory People Like You Underground Symphony
Displeased Magic Circle Profound Lore Unique Leader
Dissonance Man's Ruin Prophecy US Metal
Dockyard 1 Mascot Prosthetic ViciSolum
Dragonheart Massacre PsycheDOOMelic Voices Of Wonder
Drakkar Mausoleum Pure Metal Wicked World
Earache Megaforce Pure Steel Wild Rags
earMUSIC Mercenary Rage Of Achilles Willowtip
Earthshaker Metal Blade Redblack Witches Brew
Ebony Metal Mind Regain Wrong Again
Eleven Seven Metal On Metal Relapse XIII Bis
Elitist Metalville Retroactive Xtreem
eOne MeteorCity R.E.X.  
Escapi Mighty Music Ripple  

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