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Megaforce Records

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Megaforce Records is an American independent record label founded in 1982 by Jon Zazula and Marsha Zazula to publish the first works of Metallica. [1]

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American Record Company

The American Record Company was an American record label that was in business from 1904 to 1906.

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Anthrax (American band)

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.

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Bad Brains

Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977.

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ.

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Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009.

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Blue October

Blue October is an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas.

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Brendon Small

Brendon Small (born February 15, 1975) is an American writer, producer, voice actor, stand-up comedian, animator and musician best known as the co-creator of the animated series Home Movies (along with Loren Bouchard) and Metalocalypse (along with Tommy Blacha) and as the creator of the virtual death metal band Dethklok.

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Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist.

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Das Racist

Das Racist was an American alternative hip hop group based in Brooklyn, New York City, composed of MCs Heems and Kool A.D. and hype man Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell).

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Disco Biscuits

The Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Epic Records

Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

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Exciter (band)

Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario.

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Fozzy is an American heavy metal band formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.

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Frehley's Comet

Frehley's Comet was an American rock band formed and led by ex-Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley.

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Hank Williams III

Shelton Hank Williams (born December 12, 1972), known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3, is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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Himanshu Kumar Suri (born July 6, 1985), better known by his stage name Heems, is an American rapper from Queens in New York City.

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Independent record label

An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.

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Island Records

Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).

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Johnny Winter

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

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Jon Zazula

Jon Zazula, also known as Jonny Z, is the owner of New Jersey's Rock'n Roll Heaven record store and founder of record label Megaforce Records.

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King's X

King's X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups.

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Living Colour

Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.

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Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997.

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Lucy Brown (band)

Lucy Brown was a 1990s Washington D.C. area funk rock/metal band.

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M.O.D. (abbreviation for Method of Destruction) is a crossover thrash band from New York City, fronted by Stormtroopers of Death vocalist Billy Milano.

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Manowar is an American heavy metal band from Auburn, New York.

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Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets is an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band.

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Ministry (band)

Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois.

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Mushroomhead is an American alternative metal band from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Overkill (band)

Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey.

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Plain White T's

Plain White T's (read as "plain white tees") are an American rock band from Lombard, Illinois, formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and Ken Fletcher.

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Prophet (band)

Prophet was an American Melodic Rock band from New Jersey, United States.

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Raven (British band)

Raven are an English heavy metal band associated with the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

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Recording Industry Association of America certification

In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.

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RED Distribution

RED Distribution, LLC (Relativity Entertainment Distribution) is a Sony Music-owned sales and marketing division that merged under The Orchard in 2017.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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The Skatenigs were an industrial metal band from San Marcos, Texas which formed in the late 1980s and disbanded in 1995.

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Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.

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Sony Music Latin

Sony Music Latin is a record label owned by Sony Music.

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Stormtroopers of Death

Stormtroopers of Death (abbreviated to S.O.D.) were an American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 1985.

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T.T. Quick

TT Quick was an American heavy metal band from Osbornsville, New Jersey that formed in 1979.

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Testament (band)

Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.

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The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989.

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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants (often abbreviated as TMBG) is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

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Thrash metal

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.

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Trust (French band)

Trust was a French heavy metal band founded in 1977 and popular in Europe in the first half of the 1980s.

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Truth & Salvage Co.

Truth & Salvage Co. is a six-piece roots rock/Americana band from Los Angeles, California, and currently headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Vio-lence was an American thrash metal band formed in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

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Wellwater Conspiracy

Wellwater Conspiracy was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1993.

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