These pages of lists Rare Record labels for each record label their is a short description and detailed information on the albums released by these labels can be found on separate web-pages.
|Gramophone (Vinyl) Recording Music Labels Producers|
AAARRG Record is a German record label found by Ralf Hubert aka Björn Eklund. Aaarrg was a division of Major Records International, see this page for detailed discography information
Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Producer, sound engineer, sound mixer and bass player with "Mekong Delta" has produced, engineered and mixed many heavy metal band's album. Some of these bands include: Brainfever, Steeler, Fact, Warlock, Living Death, Atlain, Stormwind, Darxon, Hunter, Lions Breed, Metal Sword, Overdose, Breaker, Mad Butchter, Carrie, Invader, Holy Moses, Siren, Target, Kreator, Sacred Chao. Being a producer and sound engineer he has been responsible (influencer) of the Teutonic Metal sound of the 1980s.
As a musician" Ralph Hubert" using the alias "Björn Eklund" he played bass with the band "Mekong Delta" since 1985 , other bands he performed with are Schwarzarbeit and X-Mas Project.Ralph Hubert was also co-founder of "Aaarrg Records" in 1986.
|Accord||Accord Records was probable a French sub-label of Noise International and released album of the Swiss Thrash metal band: Celtic Frost|
|Alegria Records||Alegria records produced artists like: Las Chicas de Nueva York|
|Alfa||Alfa Records was a Japanese recorded label producing bands like: Casiopea|
|All The Manmen||All the Madmen Records was a record label started by The Mob in Yeovil, England before relocating to London. Profits from the band's "Let The Tribe Increase" LP were ploughed back into the label, which was then co-organised by members of the collective which published the "Kill Your Pet Puppy" zine.|
|Amos||Amos, Basel in Switzerland. Lionel Hampton|
|APV||APV Records owned by August Villiger was a Swiss record company who produced some rare records of Andreas Vollenweider|
|AREITO||EGREM (Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales; Spanish for Enterprise of Recordings and Musical Editions) is the oldest Cuban record company. It comprises the EGREM label (as well as some sublabels), and the recording studio Estudio EGREM, and is located in Havana. It was founded in 1964 following the Cuban Revolution. It also become known as Areito as the 1960s started to come to a close.|
These are some of the manufacturing plant codes used by the ATCO and can be helpful to determine the origin of records
The codes are:
In Europe the Atlantic records were manufactured by WEA GMBH. European manufactured Atlantic records can be recognized by the reference to WEA on the label or album cover. Export (or Import) releases typically have NO reference to WEA
In France Atlantic records from the 70s were released with Red/Pink label color
"ATOM H" was a record company owned by "Major Records International" ( the same company who also owned AAARRG records and C&C Records ). At the end of the 1980s, between 1987 and 1991 they released a dozen vinyl records. Bands for which "ATOM H" released records are: Accu§er, Forced Entry, Protector, Rumble Militia and STS 8 Mission. Today these records released by "ATOM H" have an estimated value from 20€ to 30€, with the highest prices for Protector, Accu§er and Shah albums.
|Axe Killer Records||Axe Killer Records was a French record label which produced records of the the Heavy Thrash Metal band: Axe Attack Dark Angel , Jack Starr , Znowhite|
|Baby Records||Baby Records: Mixage, Virgin Prunes|
|Bacilus Records||Bacilus records was a sub-label of Bellaphon records. Bacilus released several Krautrock and European progressive rock bands like: Omega and Nektar . In the late 90s Bacilus was still producing vinyl records, bands include eg: Zar|
|Band of Joy||Band of Joy released many BBC Radio recordings on vinyl. These include bands like: Chicken Shack|
|Banzai Records||Banzai Records was a mid-80s Canadian record company focused on Death and Thrash Metal records. The complete discography of Banzai is available here|
|Barking Pumpkin Records||Barking Pumpkin Records was a record label by Frank Zappa|
|BB Records||Swiss record label located in Luzern, CH. B.B. Records produced albums from Carmen and Thompson|
|Beer Bong Records||Beer Bong Records was a rare Swiss record label, this page has detailed discography information|
|Bearsville Records||The Bearsville records released albums from bands like LIAR|
|Bernett Records||Bernett Records is a French record company and released albums for heavy metal bands like Venom|
|Big Beat Records||Big Beat Records is a British record label and import distributor owned by Ace Records, specialising in garage rock and punk, like "The Cramps"|
|Big Mouth Records||Big Mouth Records was a German/Swiss record company who produced Betty Legler, Ping-Pong amongst others|
|Black Dragon Records||
Black Dragons produced records for Thrash and Speed Metal bands like:
, CJSS ,
Black Dragon Records, 31 Rue De Constaninople, 75008 Paris, France, Distribution New Rose Records
See also: High Dragon Records
|Black Lion Records||Black Lion Records re-issues original mono records by Louis Armstrong . Black Lion records was distributed in France by "New Rose Records"|
|Bonebreaker||Bonebreaker was a German record label during the 80s which released only a couple of albums, some of them include bands like: Chainsaw , Invader , Overdose|
Brain Records was a German record label, which released many Krautrock bands like Jane , Gorilla , Klaus Schulze . Brain was formed by two formed by two ex-Ohr employees. The green Brains are partly to interest of collectors because of some great Krautrock presented on this label. The first release dates back to 1972. The Green label was replaced by a multicolour design in 1975.
The original 1st issues of the releases up to 1056 have the word "metronome" under the logo. The later series are a bit brighter coloured and do not have "metronome". With this design some of the first series are reissued. Most of the releases have gatefold sleeves.
Brain also produced some Germany Heavy/Speed Metal bands like: Accept
See also the Metronome record label
|Bronze Records||Bronze records was founded by the former Vertigo: Gerry Bron. Bronze released and produced albums by bands like: Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Uriah Heep, Tempest, Osibisa, Motorhead, Hawkind,|
|Camel Records||Camel Records was most likely a German record labels and released albums in the eighties for bands like: Sacrifice|
|Cargo Records||Record label from San Francisco, recording bands like Headfirst|
|Caroline Records||Caroline Records was an American record company which distributed the album " Surfin Mod"|
|Carrere||Carrere Records was a French record label specialized in Euro Disco, but also released some heavy metal bands in France in particular the NWOBHM band: Saxon One of the most succesful performers on the Carrere label was Sheila B. Devotion|
|Catfish||Catfish released record of the Krautrock band: Sweet Smoke|
|Celluloid||Celluloid was a French record label which albums for the Cameroonian Jazz artist: Manu Dibangu|
|Century Media Records||Century Media Records was a German record label producing death metal records for bands like Morgoth|
|Charly Records||Charly Records was founded in France in 1974. Jean-Luc Young and, moved operations to England in 1975, Charly Records (like Rhino Records) is mainy known for it's re-issues.|
|CHRYSALIS||Chrysalis used green labels through the late 70s . The blue Chrysalis label emerged around the mid-late 70s|
|Celluloid||Celluloid was probable a French record label which amongst Jamaica: Reggae, Dub also produced Metal records by Trust|
|Century Media Records||Century Media Records was a very small record label managed by Robert Kampf, lead singer of the Techno Thrash metal : Despair band|
|Clay Records||Clay records was a French or UK record label distributed by Pinnacle. Clay produced bands like: Demon|
|CMP (Contemp)Records||CMP Records was a Germany record label which released Jeremy Steig's album: Lend me your Ears|
|Cobra Records||Canadian record label focused on Death Metal with bands like: Agent Steel , Death and Deathrow , Living Death , Running Wild|
|Coda Records||Coda records was from the UK and published bands like Jazz Sluts and John Themis|
|Colomba Records||Colomba records was a Swiss Record label located in Zurich which distributed albums of Andreas Vollenweier|
Columbia records was the "Columbia" label used for production and distribution of records in the USA.
In 1955, Columbia introduced the "6 eye" label. There are six camera/eye logos on the label, and the "LP" logo is at the bottom. This label continued on all (mono) pressings until 1962.
In 1958, stereo was introduced, and so a stereo version of the "6 eye" label was created. The prefix for standard stereo LP's was CS.
The 6 eye were arranged in sets of three opposite each other, along the outer edge of the label, at "3 o'clock" and "9 o'clock" as it were. The logos look like LP discs that have been squashed into ovals with two sick figure feet coming out of the bottom. These logos are referred to as "eyes" because they sort of resemble eyes. The "pop" records were red white and black. When browsing LP's for sale, a record collector who sees an item listed as a "6-eye" naturally assumes that this record was made in the 1950's or early 1960's. These records typically have a catalog number consisting of two letters followed by four numbers
In 1962, Columbia switched to the "2 eye" label, which lasted in one form or another until 1970. The first variety (1962-1963) featured the words "Guaranteed High Fidelity" at the bottom for mono LP's and "360 Sound" twice around the word "STEREO" at the bottom for stereo LP's.
In Fall, 1963, arrows were added to the stereo logo.
In 1963, the print on both mono and stereo copies -- for mainstream and Masterworks albums -- was changed to white, which contrasted better with the red (or gray) label.
From the late '60's or early 1970's on, Columbia returned to a form of 6-eye style. This time the logos or eyes were repeated in a circle around the outside of the label (sometimes known as "ringarounds"), and in between each eye the word "Columbia" appeared. For pop records the background was red and the writing was also yellow (typically, though sometimes it was white or black). Most of these records have catalog numbers that consisted of a letter code followed by five numbers (eg: JC 35709)
|Combat Records||Combat Records was an independent record label out of New York, which was home to some punk rock and heavy metal acts including Deathrow, Kreator, Megadeth, Possessed|
|Conquer the World Records||
Conquer The World Records (often abbreviated to CTW) was a record label founded by Mike Warden in Detroit, Michigan. through out the years many of the bands that were signed to the label have gone on to complain about the label repressing the releases and withholding profits, however most have been due to conflicts resulting in assumptions. Many of the releases have been re-released on other labels and could be the reason for starting the rumors of reprints.
The first part of CTW's catalog consists of hardcore and emo releases, while the second are mostly compilations and audio books.
|Cream Records||Cream Records was a Canadian record label which produced eg: UZEB|
|Criminal Response Records||Criminal Response Records was a British record label producing bands like Cobra|
|Crusaders Records||Crusaders records released an audiophile half speed LP of B.B. King Live in London|
|CRYPT Records||Crypt was a Record label in the late 80s, early 90s which produced punk bands like the Devil Dogs.|
|Decomposed Records||Punk and Speed Metal record label|
|Devil's Game Records||Devils Game was a division of SPV Gmbh and recorded albums for the German Thrash Metal Band: Sodom. Actually the first album of Devil's Game with catalog no DG 001 was Sodom's In The Sign of Evil|
|Dino Music||Dino Music released a double LP compilation album with the best of European Hard Rock / Heavy Metal called: The Power Metal Hammer|
|Discreet Records||Discreet Records was a sub-label of Warner Bros and released (amongst others) albums by Frank Zappa|
|Discos Fuentes||Discos Fuentes was a Columbian record label which produced records for artsts like: Rodolfo con los Hispanolos|
|Disques Dreyfus||Disques Dreyfus was the record label on which the first original Jean-Michel Jarre records have been released|
|Do Not Disturb Records||"Do Not Disturb Records" was a small Swiss record label, distributed by the Swiss record company COD Records, Cham, Suisse. One of the bands released on this label was B4 Nothing|
|Duck Records||Duck Records was a sub-label of Warner Bros Records. Albums released on this label include: Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes|
|Dream Records||Dream Records was probable a French record company, which released records for bands like : Excess|
|Durium||Durium Records was a Italian record label (Durium-Fremus Ediz Music) which produced Metal records for bands like: Vanadium|
|EARACHE RECORDS||"Earache Records" is an independent record label based in Nottingham, England and New York, United States. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing many of the earliest grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994, including bands like "Napalm Death"|
Earthshaker records was a German label formed by renowned Metal-scenester Axel Thubeauville . He also co-founded Aaarrg Records with Ralf Hubert and later formed his own Shark Records. Various old Earthshaker releases are now being re-released by Alex' new label Rusty Diamond.
Axel Thubeauville (Essen, Germany) and owner of Metallian Music has been producing Hard Rock / Heavy Metal bands since 1983. Some of the groups include Brainfever, Living Death, Fact, Steeler, Warlock, Atlain, Breaker, Overdose, Mad Butcher, Carrie, Chainsaw, and many others. - Axel was also founder of the "Earthshaker Records". Axel Thubeauville. He also co-founded Aaarrg Records with Ralf Hubert and later formed his own Shark Records. Various old Earthshaker releases are now being re-released by Alex' new label Rusty Diamond. Bands released on the Earthshaker records label include: Carrie. Steeler , Living Death, Steeltower, Atlain, Fact. Axel Thubeauville has been working often together with Ralph "Ralf" Hubert.
Ebony was a British record label and one of the leading companies responsible fpr the promotion and produced records for heavy metal (NWOBHM) bands like: Blade Runner, Fast Kutz , Grim Reaper
|Editions EG||Editions EG released the album Primitive Guitars by Phil Manzanera|
|Edsel Records||Edsel was an American record company releasing records by Captain Beefheart|
|Elektra / Asylum||
These are some of the manufacturing plant codes used by the Elektra / Asylum and can be helpful to determine the origin of records
Full details on Elektra "Master" Discography
|Elite Special||Pee Wee Hunter and his Blues Brass Band|
|Embassy Records||Embassy Records was a budget label owned by CBS and released albums by bands like: Titanic|
|Enigma Records||Enigma Records was a record company who produced records for Thrash Metal bands like: Death Angel and TSOL True Sounds of Liberty|
|Erdenklang||Erdenklang was a German record label which produced German New Age bands like: Kristian Schultze|
|Europa Records||Record label by Miller International Schallplatten GMBH Germany|
Evasion Disques was a French record label which released on folk/folklore music from Latin America and Swiss Talents
|Fania||Fania was a New York based record company, producing many Latin music genres in particular: Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda and of course: Fania All Stars|
|Food for Thought Records Limited||Food for Thought produced Jazz Rock performers like Joe Satriani|
|Frontrow||Frontrow as a small German record label producing albums for Germanic Thrash metal bands like: Drifter|
|GARAGE Records||Garage Records was a French record label which produced records for bands like: "Jed Wio".|
|GNP Crescendo Records||A German Record label distributing John Mayall records|
|Good Life Recordings||
Good Life Recordings is a record label based in Belgium. It was founded in 1996 by Edward Verhaeghe who had been the lead vocalist in Nations On Fire. The label specializes in metal metalcore/hardcore bands. It has released many highly significant bands of the second and third wave of hardcore, as well as the majority of the signed bands that are part of H8000.
Good Vibrations is a Belfast record label and store. Founded by Terri Hooley in the early 1970's, Good Vibrations started out in a small derelict building on Great Victoria Street, Belfast. It is now located on Winetavern Street, Belfast. Hooley's main objective in starting the company was to introduce punk bands from Northern Ireland to the rest of the United Kingdom, as he did not believe Northern groups were given enough attention. The label's first recording was for a local band called Rudi, a single called "Big Time". Hooley would later sign groups such as Victim, The Moondogs, The Shapes, Protex, The Outcasts, and The Undertones. Although the Undertones were to become the most famous of all these bands.
Good Vibrations hosted the first ever International Festival of Punk and New Wave at the Belfast Royal Ulster Hall over two nights in 1980 featuring almost the entire roster of the label's bands and other punk acts such as The Saints. Many listeners were brought to Belfast by the Good Vibrations DIY independence and Hooley's persistent determination and desire to see local music recognised nationally. Despite growing popularity, though, Good Vibrations filed bankruptcy in 1982, just as the first wave of British punk had officially died. Bands that had gone to London, such as Protex and Rudi, went back to Hooley – and Belfast. Hooley's friends later got him a shop called Vintage Records, Co. just around the corner from Good Vibrations.
|Great Jones||Great Jones was an American record label, which produced albums for bands like: The Dragsters|
|Greensleeves||South African Music, eg Homeland|
|GRP Records||GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. After years of going though different distributors, the label signed with MCA in 1987 which brought out the company three years later. For most of the 1990s, GRP was in charge of MCA's (soon to be renamed Universal Music Group) jazz operations. Founders Grusin and Rosen left in 1994. Records released by GRP included performers like: David Benoit , Special Efx , Tom Scott .|
A complete overview of can be found here: "The Grunt Album Discography"
|GWR Records||GWR Records was specialized in Thrash metal bands and released albums by bands like: Sacrilege B.C.|
|Hallelujah Records||One of the bands released on the Hallelujah Record label was the Swiss Psych/Acid Krautrock band: Brainticket The Swiss Hallelujah label also released some records by the Swiss bands: " Toad ", "Matterhorn Project"|
|Hallmark Records||Hallmark records was a sub-label of Pickwick International and released albums of Jimi Hendrix and Curtis Knight|
|High Dragon Records||High Dragon released the only record of the Cherry Bombz|
|HURT Records||Hurt records waa a small record company producing hardcore punk crossover bands like Extreme Noise Terror (ENT)|
|Illegal Records||Illegal Records produced mainly Speed and Thrash metal albums for bands like: The Lords of The New Church|
|Impact Records||Impact records was a French record label which issues many budget and compilation disques of American and UK music. Some of these bands include: The Platters , Procol Harum|
|Intercord||Intercord was a German record label which produced records for artists like: Herbert Grönemeyer|
|Interscope Records||Interscope records was a division of Atlantic / East West records and released vinyl records (even in the CD epoch) in the mid-90s, one of their bands was : Bush|
Island Records was formed to market and distribute Jamaican records in Britain. In the mid-60's Island began to expand with a handful of (white) British artists. By 1967 Island was at the centre of the progressive rock movement....
|Jet Records||Jet Records produced bands like the Electric Light Orchestra|
|Jive Records||Jive Records produced several record of the German Krautrock / New Age Band: Tangerine Dream|
|Joker Records||Italian record company which released amongst others records from Bob Dylan|
|Killwatt||Killwatt was a record label from Great Britain which produced albums for NWOBHM bands like: Angel Witch|
KNSE is a Swiss record label, one of the records released by KNSE was: KONX Demos
KNSE has published (amongst others) the following vinyl records: KONX "Demos" , KONX "It's A Gun" , Markus Stauss Quartett "Neulich im Studio", Ueberfall "…in alle Ewigkeit", Ueberfall "Neuschnee", Trio Infernal "Zwischenspiel", The Cobblers "Sent Reeling".
|Kuckuck Records||Kuckuck was a record label specialized in New Age music, releasing records for artists like: Deuter, Kitaro|
|LINK Records and Music Ltd||LINK Records and Music Ltd was an English record label which (re-)issued Punk records of bands like: "The Exploited"|
|Lizard Records||Lizard Records was a French Record label, which produced records of Speed Metal bands like: Blaspheme|
|LOGO||LOGO was a UK record label producing new wave bands like: Vardis , The Tourists with Ann Lennox)|
|Loony Tunes Records||Loony Tunes was a record label based in Scarborough, England, producing low-budget Punk music records for bands like: Active Minds|
|L+R Records||Record label based in Germany|
|Major Records International||"Major Records International" a holding company from Wilten, Germany. As a holding company they managed three record labels specialized in Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal. These record labels are "Aaarrg Records" , "Atom H", "C&C Records". Releasing albums for bands like: Holy Moses, Living Death, Accuser, Protector, and many others.|
|Manhattan||Manhattan records was a division of Capitol records and released records by Robbie Nevil|
|Manticore||Manticore is a sub-label of Ariola and released records Emerson Lake & Palmer particularly in Germany|
|Megaforce Worldwide||Megaforce Worldwide was a record label which focused mainly on Heavy and Thrash Metal bands like: Anthrax , Overkill, Testament|
|Metalworks||Metalworks focused on the release of Thrash Metal (division of UK AVM Label), and released albums from bands like ANIHILATED|
|Melodiya||Melodiya was a Russian record label which mainly released classical music, but also records from Alla Pugacheva together with Udo Lindenberg|
|Memory Records||Memory Records (a division of CBS records was a German record company who released the Starsound Collection album series, which half speed mastered recordings, from artists like Santana, Mike Batt, etc.|
|Metal Blade Records||Metal Blade Records was a sub-label of Roadrunner Records, and produced thrash metal bands including: D.R.I., Hallow's Eve , Sacred Reich, Slayer. For a complete list of all LP albums released on Metal Blade Records, see the Roadrunner webpage|
|Metal Masters||Started out as Rock Machine but created the sublabel "Metal Masters" after their first release, was an OMEGA LP, bands released on the "Metal Masters" record label include: Accept , Cities, Diamond Hear , Mirage , Samson , Scorpions , Vardis , etc|
Metronome Records was a German record label, which released many Krautrock bands like Jane but also pop bands like Phil Carmen , Gianni Nannini
See also the Brain record label
|MFP||Music For Pleasure|
|Miller International Schallplatten GMBH||Parent company of the record labels: Europa Records and Sonic Records|
|Mirage Records||Mirage was a US based record company which recorded albums with performers like: Gary Moore|
|Mountain Records||Mountain Records was a record company in Great Britain which produced albums of the Canadian Prog Rock band: Nazareth|
|MR. Pickwick Record||Budget compilation records|
|Music for Nations||
See the complete Music for Nations page , for all records released by this company.
|Music Minus One||"Music Minus One" (commonly abbreviated as MMO) is today a company that produces sheet music that comes with compact discs where the work is recorded without the soloist part (eg. Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto without piano).|
|Musidisc||Musidisc was a French budget record label producing compilation album of Ike & Tina Turner, Les Champions.|
|Musikant||Musikant was a German record label which produced records for the German rock band: BAP|
|Musk||Musk was a Swiss record label releasing and producing for Sephira Music|
Mute Records is record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, "T.V.O.D."/"Warm Leatherette", under the moniker The Normal.
Mute Records made a name for itself as the label that was willing to sign post-punk artists like Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey's pseudonym), Einstürzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, and Cabaret Voltaire. Once electronic music hit the British charts from 1981 onwards, Mute signed artists like Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, and Erasure that utilised new technology which would eventually redefine the sound of the dancefloor in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
|NEAT Records||A UK based Thrash Metal and NWOBHMrecord label, which produced bands like Avenge r, Atomkraft , Warfare The complete discography of all Neat records is on Neat Discography page.|
|NEON||NEON was aublabel of RCA from the seventies that made a (rather futile) attempt to link the British branch of this company to ''progressive'' music. It was modelled on the likes of Harvest (EMI), Vertigo (Phonogram) and Dawn (Pye). To achieve an aura of ''class'', the logo was adorned with Botticelli and the discs were protected by a jet-black inner sleeve. There have been only 11 albums and 4 singles released in the UK, before the label folded. These do, however, include a wide array of styles (jazz, folk, hard-rock, prog-rock), and are all|
|N.E.W Musidisc||N.E.W Musidisc was a French record company which released albums of Black/Death/Thrash Metal bands like: ACE , Exodus , Venom|
|New Renaissance Records||
A Hardcore Thrash Metal Records Label started in 1985 with bands like Post Mortem and Wehrmacht (1987)
|New Rose Records||Distributed by or for Black Dragon Records|
|No Future||No Future is/was a record company located in the United Kingdom mainly focused on releasing Punk records, for bands like: Attak|
Noise International as a division of Modern Musik. Noise International produced mainly German Metal bands and included Helloween, Tankard
|No Remorse Records||No Remorse Records was probably a German record label producing albums for bands like: Lawdy . The complete catalog with all the records of No Remorse Records is Here|
|Nuclear Blast Records||
Nuclear Blast Records was a record label distributed by SPV and produced mainly Death Metal and Death Core bands, like Deathcore.
|Off Course Records||Off Course Records was a Swiss record label which released one or more records of the Swiss performer: Stephan Eicher|
|Out of Time Records||Swiss record label based in Zurich which produced Swiss Thrash Metal bands like Apocalypse|
|Oyster Records||Oyster Records was a UK record label which released records from bands like: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow|
|Paisley Park Records||Paisley Park Records released records of the American multi-talented performer: Prince|
|Passport Jazz||Passport Jazz records released albums of "The Rippingtons"|
|PAX Records||Pax records was a record label in the early 80s producing punk bands like: The Exploited|
|Pepita Records||Pepita Records was a Hungarian record label (state-owned) which produced records of the Hungarian prog rock band: Omega|
|Pickwick Records||Pickwick was a budget record label which produced many compilation, "Best of", "Greatest Hits" albums of bands like: Procol Harum, etc. See also: Hallmark Records 0|
|Polystar||Polystar was a budget record label, which re-issued compilation albums of bands like Status Quo|
|QWEST Records||The Winans|
|Radarscope||Radarscopre records Ltd was a small record company which released records for the New Wave band: Bram Tchaikovsky|
|RAK Records||Amongst others RAK records released albums of the Australian Band Smokie, the UK band "Hot Chocolate"|
|RAVE-ON||Dutch Metal label formed in 1981 by Stefan Rooyackers from Aardschok magazine and Jacques Hustinx. Rave-on is known for producing the debut albums for Heavy Metal bands like: Sortilege , Mercyful Fate , H-Bomb , Evil .|
|Raw Power||Part of the Castle Communications LTD group and released Krautrock records by Amon Duul|
|Reader's Digest||The famous book company "Reader's Digest" also produced some LP's, which includes records from Jacques Brel and George Brassens|
|Relativity||Relativity was a division of Roadrunner records and released bands like: COC Corrosion of Confirmit y|
R/R9 6001-6199 Duotone colour label (pink/yellow) 1961-1966
R/RS 6200-6399 Duotone colour label (dark red/light red) 1966-1970
R/RS 6400-6484 Single colour label (orange/red) 1970-1973
R/R9 2000-2199 (Duotone colour label) 1961-1974
|Restless||Restless records was a sub-label of Roadrunner records, see the complete Roadrunner records discography for details|
|RRE||"Red Rhino Europe" is a subsidiary of "Play It Again Sam Records" and released many of the Front 242 albums in Europe|
|Rialto||Rialto records produced British New Wave Bands like: The Korgis|
|Roadracer Records||A division of SPV which released Metal records by the band: Atrophy, Tank|
|Roadrunner Records||Released many hardcore punk crossover thrash records from band like Acrophet, Atrophy, Metallica, Sacrifice, Sepultura, Razor, etc. The complete catalog of Roadrunner LP's is available on this Roadrunner LP collector's page|
|Rockin' Horse records||The first album released on Rockin' Horse records was Latin Quarter's Modem Times with catalog no RHLP1|
|Rough Justice||Rough Justice released records of the Canadian metal band: Dead Brain Cells (DBC) and hardcore punk bands like: The Exploited , G.B.H|
|Rough Trade Music|
|Roulette||Tommy James and the Shondells|
|SAR||SAR Records was a record company founded by soul music legend Sam Cooke in 1959.|
|Scratch records||Scratch Records was a German company which produced heavy metal albums of bands like: Battlezone , Gravestone , Killer , Stormwitch , " Tokyo Blade" ,|
|SEX||SEX Singles, EP's & eXhits was a division of the Canadian Somersault Records and released re-issues of 70s and 80s Disco hits as 12" Maxi-singles. Amongs others it included Tina Charles|
|Shark Records||Shark records was a German record company and a sub-label of the "US Metal Records". Shark records released records of the Thrash Metal Band: Sepultura See also Earthshaker Records|
|Sheffield Records||Sheffield Records was a company specialized in producing audiophile recordings using a recording direct to master-disc technology, artists included Lincoln Mayorca|
|Shelter Recording Company||Shelter Recording Company was a sub-label of Ariola and released records from artists such as: J.J. Cale|
|Sire||Sire records released records of Madonna , Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler|
|Snanachie Records||Ladysmith Black Mambazo|
|Sonic||Record label by Miller International Schallplatten GMBH Germany|
|Sonopresse||Sonopresse was a French Record label, which amongst other released album of Kate Bush|
|Sonotone||Sonotone was a record company based in Florida, USA. Sonotone produced records for latin music, including bands like " Las Chicas Del Can"|
|Sound of New York||The "Sound of New York" was a record label which produced "Indeep"|
|Souplet Records||Souplet was a French record label which released records of the progressive rock band: Titanic|
|Spaceward Records||Spaceward was an underground record label releasing bootlegs of bands like Supertramp|
|Spoon Records||Released most records of the German Krautrock band: CAN|
|SPV||SPV is a German distributor of LP Record Labels like: Devil's Game , Nuclear Blast, Noise International, Steamhammer|
|Starpoint Music||Starpoint Music was a Swiss record label, located in Bern, Switzerland. Starpoint produced records for bands like: Rising Empire|
Steamhammer (a division of SPV) released hardcore punk thrash metal music including Assassin, Destruction,Napalm
The complete Steam Hammer Record Catalogue is on this page
|Stiff Records||Stiff records produces many Punk , New Wave , and Ska bands including The Pogues , Madness , Ian Dury|
|Strand||Strand records was German record company which released a series of " Rock In Deutschland " records|
|Supraphon||Supraphon was a record label in Czechoslovakia|
|Swan Song||Swan Song records was a sub-label of Atlantic Records and was mainly used to release records by Led Zeppelin|
|Schnoutz Records||Schnoutz Records was a Swiss Music record label which produced albums for Swiss Bands like " Rock Zirkus "|
|Tales of Thrash||Tales of Thrash records was a sub-division of Titan-schallplatten and part of the Bertesmann group|
|Teldec||Teldec was a German record label based on a joint venture from Telefunken and Decca|
|Threshold||Threshold records produced bands like Moody Blues|
|Thunderbird Records||Thunderbird records released albums by: The Seven|
|TMOQ||Trade Mark Of Quality (abbreviated TMOQ or TMQ) was a bootleg record label based in Los Angeles, California during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The label was responsible for many underground records of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many other popular rock artists of the era.|
|Tico||Tico - (1948-1974) Vintage Salsa recordings from Cuba, Tico was acquired by Fania, he complete list of releases on the TICO record labels and included the mega-stars of this period and included: Mambo Kings, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito. Tico's last recording was made in 1981, and after that time, all Tico artists changed labels to the Fania, Vaya, Musica Latina, International, Sonido, Cotique, and/or Barbaro labels, all of which were owned by Fania.|
|Too Hot||Too Hot was a record label from TSR Mixers (1984-1985), Too Hot has released four albums with sexy covers: Raphael/Saylem, Le Foxxe, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Aleem|
|Total Experience||Total Experience records released LP's of the Heavy Metal band: Prophet|
|Toxic Shock||Toxic Shock released mainly hardcore punk, crossover, thrash for bands like Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C)|
|Track Record||Track record was a sub-division of Polydor and was distributed in Switzerland by Barclay Suisse. Track record released records by Jimi Hendrix , The Who|
|Tricec Music||Tritec Music was a 80s record label producing bands like: Duran Duran|
|TRL Records||TRL was a division of SPV and released records of bands like LIAR|
|TSR Mixers||TSR was a import record Pool from 1984.TSR means TrendSetteR on the dance music scene.It represented the Labels:Solar,T.T.E.D. and Too Hot.It provides to it's members monthly bulletins and newsletters,preview cassettes,promotional coppies (from USA,Italy,England and Benelux),easily access to Disconet-Hot tracks-Streetbeat-etc.There were two membership ways:1.Import pool 2.Import Club.People doesn't have to be a disc jockey to become a member.A lot of their records with TSR logo could be bought in a lot of record stores.|
|Tuff Gong Records||Record Label founded by Bob Marley on Hope Road 56 Kingston 10. The Tuff Gong Studios exist in the Island House , were Bob and his family lived since the mid seventies were ready for use since ca 1977 , where the Wailers recorded all Basic Trax for their albums , that got polished up later via Compass Point Studio and mastered in London for the international market .|
Underdof Records was a label created in 1980 by Dominique Lablin and Marc Zermatt. The label was distributed by Carrere records from 1980 till 1986 and by Vogue and New Rose in 1986.
Some of the bands with records on the Underdog label. include Mitch Ryder , Whitesnake, The Sparks
|Under One Flag||
"Under One Flag" was a British Record label, specialized in Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal music. And released albums for some of Heavy Metal greatest bands like Bathory, Nuclear Assault, Onslaught, Possessed and others.
|US Metal Records||U.S. Metal Records was an American record label, focusing on Heavy Metal and producing bands like: Maxx Warrior|
|Valentino||Valentino was a record label distributed by Atlantic. Valentino produced bands like Reckless|
|VerABra Records||veraBra was a German record company which released many New Age records, including album by the Swiss Harpist: Andreas Vollenweider|
|Verve Records||Producers of excellent Jazz lp's including artists like: Betty Carter|
Vibraton was probable a German record company producing budget albums with cheesy album covers.
Some of the albums released on Vibraton are
|Viper Records||Viper Records was probable a sub-label of Roadrunner records and produced Thrash Metal bands like Razor|
|We Bite Records||
Produced of punk , grunge and metal records, in particular bands like Attitude, Ludichrist,
|Wild Rags Records||Heavy, Thrash Metal record label producing bands like Anialator, Bloodcum|
|Witchhunt Records||Witchhunt records was a Swiss record label based in Zurich and specialized in Death, Grind and Thrash Metal|
|Wishbone Records||Wishbone Records was an independent - Label based in Bochum . It was named after the British band Wishbone Ash . They published several Heavy Metal acts, lncluding Tsunami on WBLP1|
|WWA Records||WWA Records released records from the English Heavy Metal band: Black Sabbath|
|YoMamas Records||YoMamas was a US-based record company producing punk bands like: Xband|
|ZTT Records||ZTT record label founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, record producer Trevor Horn, producer/engineer Gary Langan and businesswoman Jill Sinclair. The majority of the creative team at ZTT had first assembled when Horn produced the acclaimed album "The Lexicon of Love" for New Romantic band ABC. The label's name was also printed as "Zang Tumb Tuum" and "Zang Tuum Tumb" on various releases. Some of the bands produced and released by ZTT are: Propaganda|
|ZYX Records||ZYX record was a German company releasing Disco music for bands like: Take Three ,and the Heavy Metal band : Vanadium|
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