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Metal Blade Records is an independent record label (founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel) for metal/rock bands.
It has offices in USA, Germany and Japan.

Bands such as As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, GWAR, King Diamond, Slayer and Unearth are/were labeled to Metal Blade.

In my own opinion, Metal Blade Records is the best record company out their right now. Because MBR has many great death metal and grindcore artists signed to them.
Run down of current Artists of Metal Blade Records!

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7th plague
The Absence
Amon Amarth
Ancient
Angel Blake
Apiary
John Arch
Armored Saint
As I Lay Dying
Behold... The Arctopus
Beyond The Embrace
The Black Dahlia Murder
Bolt Thrower
Born From Pain
Brainstorm
Callenish Circle
Cannibal Corpse
Cataract
Cattle Decapitation
Cellador
The Crown
Demiricous
Disillusion
Falconer
The Fallen
Fates Warning
Fleshcrawl
Forever In Terror
Fragments of Unbecoming
From a Second Story Window
Ed Gein
Goatwhore
God Dethroned
The Heavils
I Killed the Prom Queen
If Hope Dies
Impious
In Battle
Incapacity
Into the Moat
Jacob's Dream
Job for a Cowboy
King Diamond
Lizzy Borden
Losa
Machinemade God
Mortification
Mrs. Hippie
Nasty Savage
Neaera
Neal Morse
The Ocean
Paths of Possession
Phoenix Mourning
Powerwolf
Primordial
Psyopus
Raven
The Red Chord
Riot
Rival
Sacrifice
Sanctus
Shai Hulud
Supershine
Since The Flood
Sin of Kain
Six Feet Under
Starwood
Symphorce
Torchbearer
Tourniquet
Torture Killer
Transalantic
Unearth
Vader
Vehemence
Vomitory
Winter Solstice

Former artist:

3rd Stage Alert
Agent Steel
Agony Column
All That Remains
Anacrusis
Angel Witch
Angkor Wat
Anvil
Artch
Atheist
Attacker
The Awful Truth
Ballistic
Beseech
Bitch
Broken Hope
Candlemass
Castastrophic
Chinchilla
Cradle of Filth
Corrosion of Conformity
Cirith Ungol
Cities
Cryptic Slaughter
Crisis
D.R.I.
Dark Funeral
Dave Brockie Experience
Dead End
Decoryah
Demon Flight
Desultory
Détente
Dies Irae
Diamond Head
Dr. Know
Dream Child
Drop Hammer
Eidolon
Eldritch
Enthroned
Epidemic
Eviction
Flotsam and Jetsam
Galactic Cowboys
Goo Goo Dolls
Goddess of Desire
Grip Inc.
GWAR
Hades
Hallows Eve
Hecate Enthroned
Heir Apparent
Hexenhaus
Hellhammer
Hirax
Ignorance
Immolation
Incapacity
In Extremo
Jesters of Destiny
Juggernaut
King's X
Krank
Labyrinth
Lamb of God
Lethal
Liege Lord
Little Caesar
Loss For Words
Malhavoc
Malice
Manowar
Masi
Masquerade
Mercyful Fate
Memory Garden
The Mentors
Metal Church
Metallica
The Obsessed
Obsession
Omen
Overkill
Paria
Pandemonium
Panic
Paradise Lost
Possessed
Predator
Psychotic Waltz
Purged
Quartz
The Quiet Room
Rigor Mortis
Sacred Reich
Sacred Steel
Sacrilege
Savage Grace
Savatage
Scar Symmetry
School of Violence
Skrew
Slaughter House
Slayer
Soulstorm
Sound Barrier
Spock's Beard
Sye
Symphony X
Tattoo
Thought Industry
Trouble
Thrust
Transatlantic
Tyrant
United
Joey Vera
Viking
Voivod
Wardog
Warlord
Witchkiller
YOB
X-Cops
Y&T

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