Hydra Head Records

Hydra Head Records

Profile:
Hydra Head Records is an independent record label which specializes in heavy metal music, founded in New Mexico by Aaron Turner (the frontman of Isis) in 1993. It has two imprints; Hydra Head Noise Industries, which specialises in experimental and noise music, and another entitled Tortuga Records.

Hydra Head was founded in 1993 as a distribution company while Turner was still in high school. In 1995, he moved to Boston to attend art school. In late 1995, he was handed a demo by local band Vent. That seven inch would be the first record released on Hydra Head. The label grew to accommodate local bands such as Roswell, Corrin, Piebald and Converge, and after Turner graduated from college in 1999, it became a full-time endeavour. Hydra Head recently relocated to Los Angeles, California from their former home in Boston, Massachusetts.
Some of the bands signed to the label include Cave In, Xasthur, Kayo Dot, Boris, and Jesu. Its discography includes Botch, Khanate, and Harkonen, who were all signed to Hydra Head prior to their respective disbandings.

On September 11 2012, Turner announced the "imminent demise of Hydra Head Records", stating that they will take their first steps into shutdown "this December, at which point we are cutting off new releases from the label." They will continue to stay operational, maintaining their back catalogue to pay off their "rather sizeable debts."

On May 10, 2016, Turner announced that Hydra Head would release Oxbow's next album 'The Thin Black Duke.'
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Contact Info:
PO Box 291430
Los Angeles CA 90029
USA
info@hydrahead.com
Sites:
[l25544]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1504 Keelhaul Subject To Change Without Notice(CD, Album, Dig) Hydra Head Records 1504 UK & US 2003 Sell This Version
666-04 Piebald Even After Thirteen Years(7", RP, Whi) Hydra Head Records 666-04 US 1996 Sell This Version
666-08 Converge Caring And Killing(CD, Comp, RP) Hydra Head Records 666-08 US Unknown Sell This Version
666-11 Boxer Rebellion The Romance Of Aeronautics(LP, Cle) Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records 666-11 US 1997 Sell This Version
46666 044 Buzzov•en Revelation: Sick Again(CD, dig) Hydra Head Records 46666 044 US 2011 Sell This Version
74321-92616-2 Cave In Epicenter(CD, EP) Hydra Head Records 74321-92616-2 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
82876 50770 1 Cave In Antenna(2xLP, Album) Hydra Head Records, RCA 82876 50770 1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
BVCP-28008 Cave In Epicenter(CD, EP, dig) Hydra Head Records BVCP-28008 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
CDHYH191 Jodis Secret House(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records CDHYH191 UK 2009 Sell This Version
core 032 Jesu Silver (EP) core 032 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
CORE046 Jesu Conqueror (Album) CORE046 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
DDCD-7003 Khanate Capture & Release / Dead & Live Aktions(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Daymare Recordings DDCD-7003 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DYMC-017 Jesu Conqueror(CD, Album + CD, EP) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-017 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-065 ハーヴィー・ミルク* Life...The Best Game In Town = ライフ...ザ・ベスト・ゲーム・イン・タウン(2xCD, Album) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-065 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
DYMC-179 JK Flesh / Prurient JK Flesh / Prurient - Worship Is The Cleansing Of The Imagination(CD) Daymare Recordings DYMC-179 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
DYMR1 Various Hydra Head+Tortuga+Daymare Present Best Music!(CD, Comp, Promo) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMR1 2004 Sell This Version
FLEX 555 Keelhaul You Waited Five Years For This?(7", Ltd) Hydra Head Records FLEX 555 US 2009 Sell This Version
GOE10 Cave In Perfect Pitch Black(LP, Album, RP, Sil) Garden Of Exile Records GOE10 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
HH190 Big Business Biz Bot Remixes HH190 US 2009 Sell This Version
HH66-145 Old Man Gloom Meditations In B (Album) HH66-145 US 2015 Sell This Version
HH666-01 Vent (7) Long Lost Human (Single) HH666-01 US 1995 Sell This Version
HH666-02 Corrin Despair Rides On Angel Wings HH666-02 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH 666-03 Roswell (8) Roswell HH 666-03 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH 666-04 Piebald Even After Thirteen Years, He's Still Not Coming Back HH 666-04 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH666-05 Boxer Rebellion Boxer Rebellion HH666-05 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-06 Age Of Reason (2) Fuck You. HH-666-06 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-07 Converge Caring And Killing(CD, Comp) Hydra Head Records HH666-07 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-09 Miltown Miltown HH666-09 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH666-10 Six Going On Seven Method Actor(7") Hydra Head Records HH666-10 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-12 Anal Cunt / EyeHateGod Anal Cunt / EyeHateGod - In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. I) HH666-12 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-13 Brutal Truth / Converge Brutal Truth / Converge - In These Black Days, Volume 2: A Tribute To Black Sabbath HH666-13 US 1997 Sell This Version
hh666-14 Today Is The Day / Coalesce Today Is The Day / Coalesce - In These Black Days Volume Three hh666-14 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-15 Cavity (3) / Cable (5) / Jesuit / Overcast (3) Cavity (3) / Cable (5) / Jesuit / Overcast (3) - In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. 4) HH666-15 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-16 Cave-In* / Botch Cave-In* / Botch - In These Black Days Volume 5 HH666-16 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-17 Neurosis / Soilent Green Neurosis / Soilent Green - In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath Volume No. Six HH666-17 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-19 Cave In Crossbearer HH666-19 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-20 Piebald When Life Hands You Lemons... (Album) HH666-20 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-20 Piebald "when life hands you lemons..."(CD) Hydra Head Records HH666-20 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-21 Today Is The Day The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself HH666-21 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-22 The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution - The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution HH-666-22 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-23 Drowningman Weighted And Weighed Down HH666-23 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-24 The Hollomen Brand New Genius (Single) HH-666-24 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-25 Cave In Beyond Hypothermia (Comp) HH666-25 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-26 Cable (5) Gutter Queen (Album) HH666-26 US 1999 Sell This Version
hh666-27 Miltown No Matter(CD, Comp, EP) Hydra Head Records hh666-27 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-28 Drowningman Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline (Album) HH666-28 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-29 Botch American Nervoso (Album) HH666-29 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-30 Coalesce / Boy Sets Fire* Coalesce / Boy Sets Fire* - Coalesce / Boy Sets Fire (EP) HH666-30 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-31 Cave In Until Your Heart Stops (Album) HH666-31 US 1998 Sell This Version
hh666-32 Jesuit Jesuit hh666-32 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-34 Soilent Green Sewn Mouth Secrets HH666-34 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-35 Coalesce There Is Nothing New Under The Sun (Album) HH666-35 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-36 Agoraphobic Nosebleed PCP Torpedo HH666-36 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-36 Agoraphobic Nosebleed PCP Torpedo / ANbRX (Album) HH666-36 US 2006 Sell This Version
HH666-37 The Dillinger Escape Plan And Drowningman The Dillinger Escape Plan And Drowningman - Jim Fear / My First Restraining Order HH666-37 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-38 Cave In Creative Eclipses (EP) HH666-38 US 1999 Sell This Version
hh666-39 Keelhaul Ornamental Iron(7", Single, Ltd, Cle) Hydra Head Records hh666-39 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-40 Cattle Press Hordes To Abolish The Divine (Album) HH666-40 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-41 Botch We Are The Romans (Album) HH666-41 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-42 Coalesce 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening (Album) HH666-42 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-43 The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity (Album) HH666-43 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-46 Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Converge Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Converge - The Poacher Diaries HH666-46 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-47 Cavity (3) On The Lam (Album) HH666-47 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-48 Kid Kilowatt Guitar Method (Album) HH666-48 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-49 Cave In Lift Off (Single) HH666-49 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-50 Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless (Album) HH666-50 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-52 Cave In Jupiter (Album) HH666-52 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-52X Cave In Jupiter(CD, Album + CD + Tou) Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records HH666-52X UK & US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-54 Harkonen Grizz (EP) HH666-54 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-56 Cable (5) Northern Failures(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-56 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-57 Cult Of Luna Unfold The Inside / The Art Of Self Extermination HH666-57 US 2001 Sell This Version
hh666-58 Keelhaul Keelhaul II (Album) hh666-58 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-60 Neurosis Sovereign (EP) HH666-60 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-61 Knut Knut EP(CD, EP) Hydra Head Records HH666-61 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-62 Knut Challenger (Album) HH666-62 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-63 Botch An Anthology Of Dead Ends (EP) HH666-63 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-64 Harkonen Shake Harder Boy(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-64 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-65 Craw Bodies For Strontium 90(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-65 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-66 Cave In Tides Of Tomorrow (EP, Maxi) HH666-66 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-67 The Austerity Program Terra Nova EP (EP) HH666-67 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-68 Pelican (2) Untitled EP (EP) HH666-68 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-69 Discordance Axis Pikadourei(DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-69 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-70 Cave In Antenna (Album) HH666-70 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-70 Jesu Jesu(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-70 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-71 Discordance Axis Original Sound Version 1992-1995(CD, Comp, RE, DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-71 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-72 Discordance Axis 2. Perfect Collection. Jouhou(CD, Comp, DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-72 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-73 Cavity (3) Supercollider(CD, Album, RE) Hydra Head Records HH666-73 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-74 Pelican (2) / Scissorfight / The Austerity Program Pelican (2) / Scissorfight / The Austerity Program - The Champions Of Sound 2003 HH666-74 US 2003 Sell This Version
hh666-75 Pelican (2) Australasia (Album) hh666-75 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-76 Keelhaul Subject To Change Without Notice(CD, Album, Dig) Hydra Head Records HH666-76 UK & US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-77 27 Let The Light In(CD, EP) Hydra Head Records HH666-77 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-77 27 Try / Night(7", Single, Ltd, Pin) Hydra Head Records HH666-77 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-78 Harkonen & These Arms Are Snakes Harkonen & These Arms Are Snakes - Like A Virgin (EP, Maxi) HH666-78 US 2005 Sell This Version
HH666-79 Jesu Jesu (Album) HH666-79 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-80 Mare Mare (MiniAlbum) HH666-80 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-82 Big Business Head For The Shallow(CD, Promo) Hydra Head Records HH666-82 2005 Sell This Version
HH666.83 Isis (6) Oceanic Remixes/Reinterpretations (Comp) HH666.83 US 2005 Sell This Version
HH666-84 Pelican (2) March Into The Sea (EP) HH666-84 US 2005 Sell This Version
HH666-85 Pelican (2) Live In Chicago 6/11/03(DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-85 US 2005 Sell This Version
HH666-86 Botch 061502 (Album) HH666-86 US 2006 Sell This Version