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

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