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Record labels have always been the backbone of the recording industry. Up until the early 2010’s, and for the most part, it was labels that made artists known to the public. If a band was signed to a one of the major labels it would gain much more media exposure, it could get a support slot touring and eventually this band would gain a respectable position within the spectrum of the given genre. With the emergence of the internet, social media, and digitalism all the above changed dramatically but this is a different story all together.

The real treasures of our music, however, have always been hidden in the underground labels. Small bedroom-sized labels run by hard-working individuals on their free time. Usually driven by their love for music, underground labels fund their own releases and support the artists based on criteria other than profit.

Labels, big or small, will continue to exist and will continue to provide a space for artists to express themselves. Maybe they are more like advertising agencies today but still play a major role in the scene. Keep on checking on labels and make sure you look to the underground! Explore Metal bands and support small labels!

Nuclear Blast

Century Media

Metal Blade

SPV

Metal Blade

Season Of Mist

Roadrunner Records

Napalm Records

Frontiers Records

Metal On Metal

Sleaszy Rider

Earache

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    on May 3, 2022

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  • The Bites
    on February 14, 2022

    Newly signed to Earache Records – Hollywood party rock-n-rollers The Bites. […]

  • Dub War
    on February 7, 2022

    Originally formed in 1993 in Newport, Wales, Dub War were a band that tore into […]

  • Earache Digital Distribution Artists
    on December 3, 2021

    Earache Digital Distribution is the new home for independent rock and metal […]

  • Black Star Riders
    on September 20, 2021

    Black Star Riders were formed by members of legendary Irish rock group Thin […]

Cruz Del Sur

Candlelight

Dark Star

Dark Essence Records

Jawbreaker Records

Peaceville

Mighty Music

Eclipse Records

Unique Leader Records

Megaforce Records

Svart Records

Osmose

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Hammerheart Records

Massacre Records

Limb Music

Nuclear War Now!

Prosthetic Records

Agonia Records

AFM Records

Divebomb Records

Atomic Fire

No Remorse Records

XtreemMusic

Solitude Productions

Roar! Rock Of Angels

Dying Victims Productions

Gates Of Hell Records

Black Lodge

Assavlt

Babylon Doom Cult

Iron Bonehead

Comatose Music

Steel Gallery Records

Fighter Records

Demons Records

Eisenwald Official

Punishment 18 Records

Sliptrick Records

Uprising Records

  • Empire Drowns
    on August 2, 2022

    Delivering a tasteful blend of old-school doom/death-laden metal and dark, […]

  • Silver Phantom
    on June 22, 2022

    Silver Phantom is a rock band that mixes a wide variety of subgenres to create […]

  • Spheric Universe Experience
    on February 24, 2022

    The early beginning of S.U.E. dates back to 1999, when guitarist Vince Benaim […]

  • Vansind
    on January 8, 2022

    Vansind was formed in the summer of 2019 as a folk-inspired metal band. The […]

  • Needless
    on October 18, 2021

    Needless was founded during the winter of 2004 in Dánszentmiklós, Hungary. […]