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

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