Label of the Week – Relapse Records

Label of the Week

Birthed in Matthew F. Jacobson’s parents basement in Aurora, Colorado in 1990, Relapse Records has gone on to become one of the most influential independent labels releasing some of the biggest names in rock and metal. Soon after its inception Matthew met William Yurkiewicz Jr., who would become his partner. Together they created a subsidiary label called Release Entertainment, which specializes in experimental, ambient, industrial, and noise titles. Throughout the years they have continued to grow, relocating to Upper Darby, just outside of Philadelphia, by opening a distribution channel in Berlin in 1998, a record store in 2001 and their first ever curated festival in 2003.

Signing bands they like first and foremost Relapse boasts a past and present roster that includes the likes of Don Caballero, Mastodon, Merzbow, Nile and Obscura .

With a 21st Anniversary just behind them and with no plan to stop check out the artists below and make sure to grab the free MP3′s.

Red Fang – Number Thirteen

Red Fang are a heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon. They formed in 2005 and released their debut in 2009 and their sophomore ‘Murder the Mountains’ on Relapse Records this year – from which this track comes from.

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Tombs – To Cross The Land

Brooklyn based trio Tombs have released three albums with Relapse Records. Forming from the ashes of the band Anodyne, they have had comparisons to the likes of Swans with their noise rock/metal delivery. This track comes from their latest album ‘Path Of Totality’.

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Revocation – Conjuring The Cataclysm

Revocation is a Thrash/Death Metal band from Boston, Massachusetts who formed in 2006. They have released all three of the albums on Relapse with this track coming from their latest offering ‘Chaos Of Forms’.

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