Hellhound Records
The label logo that appeared on the back of most releases.
Record label information
Founded 1988 (Ended in 1996)
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Based in Berlin, Germany

Hellhound Records was a German record label active during the late 1980s and 1990s, self-described as "The Heaviest Label On Earth". They became known for putting out doom metal with artists such as Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Revelation and Internal Void among others. The label was notably owned by Karl-Ulrich Walterbach of Noise Records fame as a subsidiary label, with many of the releases being distributed by Noise in the United States.

Background[edit | edit source]

Hellhound Records began in 1989 by Karl Walterbach as a means initially to deal in punk rock and heavy metal such as Jingo De Lunch, Scarlet and God BC, the label's fifth release would be an act who had left SST Records in Saint Vitus. The label eventually focused predominantly on doom metal with a few side releases in other genres until it's dissolution in 1996. Noise released a compilation entitled Pure Noise which featured a number of Hellhound bands along with many Noise bands. Some bands such as Internal Void and Iron Man spoke negatively of the label due to the conflicts bands had with Hellhound.

Since the label's dissolution many of the releases formerly on the label have seen re-release from a host of other labels such as MeteorCity Records, Svart, Southern Lord Records and Leaf Hound Records to name a few.

Selected Past Roster[edit | edit source]

Selected Discography[edit | edit source]

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