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.

Aaarrg Holy Profound Lore
Adipocere I Hate Prophecy
AFM Indie Prosthetic
Alternative Tentacles Inside Out PsycheDOOMelic
Auburn Karmageddon Media Pure Steel
Avantgarde King Klassic Rage Of Achilles
Axe Killer Leaf Hound Redblack
Black Dragon Lifeforce Regain
Black Lodge Limb Music Relapse
Black Lotus Listenable Retroactive
Black Mark Locomotive R.E.X.
Brainticket Man's Ruin Rise Above
Cacophonous Mascot Roadrunner
Candlelight Massacre Scarlet
Century Media Mausoleum Screaming Ferret
Code666 Megaforce Season Of Mist
Combat Mercenary Sensory
Crash Music Metal Blade Sentinel Steel
Cruz Del Sur Metal Mind Shadow Kingdom
Dark Symphonies MeteorCity Shark
Deathlike Silence Misanthropy Shrapnel
Devil's Miskatonic Solid State
Displeased Moonfog Southern Lord
Dockyard 1 Music For Nations Spinefarm
Dragonheart Napalm Steamhammer/SPV
Drakkar Neat StormSpell
Earache Necropolis Tabu
Earthshaker Nightmare The End
Ebony Noise Threeman
Elitist No Fashion Under One Flag
Escapi No Remorse Underground Symphony
Exile On Mainstream New Renaissance Unique Leader
Firebox Nightmare US Metal
Galy Nocturnal Art Voices Of Wonder
Hammerheart Nuclear Blast Wicked World
Head Not Found Olympic Wild Rags
Hell's Headbangers Osmose Witches Brew
Heavy Artillery Pavement Wrong Again
Heavy Metal Peaceville  
Hellhound People Like You  

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