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Rise Above Records
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Record label information
Founded 1988
Distributors RED Distribution (USA)
Genre(s) Hardcore Punk (Early), Grindcore (Early), Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock, Occult Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk
Country of Origin England
Based in London, England
Website Rise Above's Official Page
Rise Above Records is an independent label formed in England by Lee Dorrian in 1988.



Rise Above Records was founded in 1988 by then Napalm Death vocalist Lee Dorrian. It was started as part of the Enterprise Allowance Scheme and its initial aim was to release a few very limited edition hardcore punk 7"s. The first release by the label was a Live 7" by Napalm Death, a band Dorrian was still in at the time. Releases by Japanese hardcore band S.O.B. and UK Hardcore band Long Cold Stare followed.

Shift to Doom MetalEdit

Expanding on genresEdit

Rise Above RelicsEdit


  • The Music Cartel (USA, 1998 - 2004)
  • Candlelight Records USA (USA, 2005 - 2009)
  • Metal Blade Records (USA, 2010 - 2014)
  • JVC Victor (Japan, 1997 - 2010)
  • Leaf Hound Records (Japan, 2007 - 2008)


Selected Current RosterEdit

Selected Past RosterEdit


Rise Above RelicsEdit

  • Luv Machine
  • Necromandus
  • Ax
  • Possessed
  • Bang
  • Comus
  • Steel Mill
  • Mellow Candle
  • (The Original) Iron Maiden
  • Incredible Hog
  • Rog + Pip

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