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They have some of the finest extreme metal bands, like Carnifex, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Suicide Silence, & Death Angel. One of the biggest metal labels in the world. - MetalFoREVer1228
Yup deserves number 1 just look at how many metal bands they have on them - christangrant
One word: Nightwish
Just for fun, here's a list of famous bands signed to Nuclear Blast, one for each letter of the alphabet:
Children of Bodom,
(unfortunately, no bands on J),
Lamb of God,
Rhapsody of Fire,
(none under X, Y or Z)
They've got some great bands signed, like As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel, Amon Amarth, & Cannibal Corpse - MetalFoREVer1228
Some very well known bands are signed to Roadrunner, such as Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Trivium, The Devil Wears Prada, & others. - MetalFoREVer1228
Code Orange, Slipknot, Trivium, Power Trip, Killswitch engage...list goes on
Korn, slipknot, stone sour, slash and many more
My personal favourite, Arch Enemy, is signed to Century Media - Porcupine
Homeland of Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy.
While they have some of the more popular bands like Asking Alexandria, they have some great metal bands too. Perfect examples: The Faceless, Upon A Burning Body, & After the Burial. - MetalFoREVer1228
They have bands like Periphery, Animals as Leaders, After the Burial, Veil of Maya, the list goes on. Amazing label.
Probably the best label for modern prog metal
The best metal label PERIOD. Born of Osiris and Perifery...enough said. There are other kick-ass bands on it too.V 3 Comments
A label that does its job - introducing and supporting new blood, regardless of genre. Not playing safe. Kind of what Roadrunner was about before it became irrelevant.
Many great BLACK METAL bands on this Label.
Top to bottom best roster of the bunch.
Keeps things fresh. Finds the best underground bands.
Relapse records has the most consistent roster, as well as the best looking vinyl releases. Their releases are always on time (if not early). They have the best prices for a majority of their products, as well as the cheapest shipping prices compared to all of the other labels listed.
By far my favorite record label. Tons of amazing bands past and present. Terrific rereleases. What's not to love!
How is this not in the top ten?! Must be a mistake...
They amazing bands like Nile and Obscura, what's not to like!
Season of Mist would be a close second, with Archspire and Beyond Creation, plus plenty of amazing black metal bands!
This is where I find the less popular metal bands that actually have great songs! Like Xandria, Delain and Visions of Atlantis!
One word: Alestorm
One of the best labels for extreme metal bands. - MetalFoREVer1228
Should be number 1
Vektor... that is all
Please tell me you're joking. Those bands you listed are NOT metal in the slightest. Bring Me The Horizon have more in common with boy bands than they do metal.
With amazingly talented bands such as Escape The Fate, Falling in Reverse, Bring me The Horizon. Why aren't they up there?
The only metal band signed to this label is Parkway Drive.
Only voting Epitaph because they have Parkway Drive
Great roster. Positive message. Check them out!
Good bands with positive messages and fair prices on merch and music, what more could you ask for?
Underrated despite having signed bands such as August Burns Red, Underoath, Norma Jean, Demon Hunter, Extol, and He Is Legend. In the meantime they are also home to rising talent such as Silent Planet, Phinehas, and Fit For A King.
Sinister.. Debauchery...Mystic Prophecy...Fates Warning.. Anvil... legion of the Damned
They don't put out a lot of stuff, but I've been a fan of theirs ever since they released the first Mushroomhead album back in 2001. Other notable bands they've worked with are Bobaflex, A Breach of Silence, and Scum of the Earth.
As Paradise Falls, Genus Ordinis Dei, Despite - all great bands I found from this label
Killer black metal, gave a lot of big bands their start too
Interesting label with good bands and positive message.
They have some great technical bands that hit hard and go heavy!
New indie label with high quality releases right off the bat.
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