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 one imprint; Hydra Head Noise Industries, which specialises in experimental and noise music. Though it has been listed previously as an imprint of Hydra Head, Tortuga Records is not a direct subsidiary - the labels shared two employees, this being the only association between the two.

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 Subject To Change Without Notice  album cover Keelhaul Subject To Change Without Notice(CD, Album, Dig) Hydra Head Records 1504 UK & US 2003 Sell This Version
666-04 Even After Thirteen Years  album cover Piebald Even After Thirteen Years(7", RP, Whi) Hydra Head Records 666-04 US 1996 Sell This Version
666-08 Caring And Killing  album cover Converge Caring And Killing(CD, Comp, RP) Hydra Head Records 666-08 US Unknown Sell This Version
666-11 The Romance Of Aeronautics  album cover Boxer Rebellion The Romance Of Aeronautics(LP, Cle) Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records 666-11 US 1997 Sell This Version
74321-92616-2 Epicenter  album cover Cave In Epicenter(CD, EP) Hydra Head Records 74321-92616-2 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
82876 50770 1 Antenna  album cover Cave In Antenna(2xLP, Album) Hydra Head Records, RCA 82876 50770 1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
BVCP-28008 Epicenter  album cover Cave In Epicenter(CD, EP, dig) Hydra Head Records BVCP-28008 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
CDHYH191 Secret House  album cover Jodis Secret House(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records CDHYH191 UK 2009 Sell This Version
core 028 Terraformer  album cover Knut Terraformer(LP, Album) Conspiracy Records (2), Conspiracy Records (2) core 028 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
core 032 Silver  album cover Jesu Silver (EP) core 032 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
CORE046 Conqueror  album cover Jesu Conqueror (Album) CORE046 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
DDCD-7003 Capture & Release / Dead & Live Aktions  album cover Khanate Capture & Release / Dead & Live Aktions(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Daymare Recordings DDCD-7003 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DYMC-002 Silver  album cover Jesu Silver(CD, EP) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-002 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DYMC-017 Conqueror  album cover Jesu Conqueror(CD, Album + CD, EP) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-017 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-021 Here Come The Waterworks  album cover Big Business Here Come The Waterworks(CD, Album) Daymare Recordings DYMC-021 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-029 City Of Echoes  album cover Pelican (2) City Of Echoes(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Dig) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-029 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-039 Australasia  album cover Pelican (2) Australasia(CD, Album, RE + CD, EP, RE) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-039 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-040 The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw  album cover Pelican (2) The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw(CD, Album + CD, EP, Comp + RE, Gat) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-040 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-044 Lifeline  album cover Jesu Lifeline(CD, EP) Daymare Recordings DYMC-044 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-045 Jesu  album cover Jesu Jesu(CD, Album, RE, RP + CD, EP, RE, RP) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-045 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DYMC-065 Life...The Best Game In Town = ライフ...ザ・ベスト・ゲーム・イン・タウン  album cover 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-077 Why Are We Not Perfect  album cover Jesu Why Are We Not Perfect(CD, EP) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMC-077 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
DYMC-140 White Silence  album cover Cave In White Silence(CD, Album) Daymare Recordings DYMC-140 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
DYMC-167 No  album cover Old Man Gloom No(2xCD, Album) Daymare Recordings DYMC-167 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
DYMC-179 Worship Is The Cleansing Of The Imagination  album cover JK Flesh / Prurient JK Flesh / Prurient - Worship Is The Cleansing Of The Imagination(CD) Daymare Recordings DYMC-179 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
DYMR1 Hydra Head+Tortuga+Daymare Present Best Music!  album cover Various Hydra Head+Tortuga+Daymare Present Best Music!(CD, Comp, Promo) Daymare Recordings, Daymare Recordings DYMR1 2004 Sell This Version
FLEX 555 You Waited Five Years For This?  album cover Keelhaul You Waited Five Years For This?(7", Ltd) Hydra Head Records FLEX 555 US 2009 Sell This Version
GOE10 Perfect Pitch Black  album cover Cave In Perfect Pitch Black(LP, Album, RP, Sil) Garden Of Exile Records GOE10 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
H666-103 Perfect Pitch Black  album cover Cave In Perfect Pitch Black (Album) H666-103 US 2017 Sell This Version
HH190 Biz Bot Remixes  album cover Big Business Biz Bot Remixes HH190 US 2009 Sell This Version
HH66-145 Meditations In B  album cover Old Man Gloom Meditations In B (Album) HH66-145 US 2015 Sell This Version
HH666-01 Long Lost Human  album cover Vent (7) Long Lost Human (Single) HH666-01 US 1995 Sell This Version
HH666-02 Despair Rides On Angel Wings  album cover Corrin Despair Rides On Angel Wings HH666-02 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH 666-03 Roswell  album cover Roswell (8) Roswell HH 666-03 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH 666-04 Even After Thirteen Years, He's Still Not Coming Back  album cover Piebald Even After Thirteen Years, He's Still Not Coming Back HH 666-04 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH666-05 Boxer Rebellion  album cover Boxer Rebellion Boxer Rebellion HH666-05 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-06 Fuck You.  album cover Age Of Reason (2) Fuck You. HH-666-06 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-07 Caring And Killing  album cover Converge Caring And Killing(CD, Comp) Hydra Head Records HH666-07 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-08 Mosquito Control  album cover Isis (6) Mosquito Control (EP) HH666-08 US 2018 Sell This Version
HH666-09 Miltown  album cover Miltown Miltown HH666-09 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH666-09 Miltown  album cover Miltown Miltown(7", TP) Hydra Head Records HH666-09 US 1996 Sell This Version
HH666-10 Method Actor  album cover Six Going On Seven Method Actor (Single) HH666-10 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-12 In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. I)  album cover 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 In These Black Days, Volume 2: A Tribute To Black Sabbath  album cover Converge Vs. Brutal Truth Converge Vs. Brutal Truth - In These Black Days, Volume 2: A Tribute To Black Sabbath HH666-13 US 1997 Sell This Version
hh666-14 In These Black Days Volume Three  album cover 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 In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. 4)  album cover 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 In These Black Days Volume 5  album cover Cave-In* / Botch Cave-In* / Botch - In These Black Days Volume 5 HH666-16 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-17 In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath Volume No. Six  album cover 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 Crossbearer  album cover Cave In Crossbearer HH666-19 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-20 When Life Hands You Lemons...  album cover Piebald When Life Hands You Lemons... (Album) HH666-20 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH 666-21 Limited Tour Seven Inch  album cover Today Is The Day Limited Tour Seven Inch HH 666-21 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-22 The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution  album cover The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution - The Huguenots / Sevenpercentsolution HH-666-22 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-23 Weighted And Weighed Down  album cover Drowningman Weighted And Weighed Down HH666-23 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH-666-24 Brand New Genius  album cover The Hollomen Brand New Genius (Single) HH-666-24 US 1997 Sell This Version
HH666-25 Beyond Hypothermia  album cover Cave In Beyond Hypothermia (Comp) HH666-25 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-26 Gutter Queen  album cover Cable (5) Gutter Queen (Album) HH666-26 US 1999 Sell This Version
hh666-27 No Matter  album cover Miltown No Matter(CD, EP, Comp) Hydra Head Records hh666-27 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-28 Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline  album cover Drowningman Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline (Album) HH666-28 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-29 American Nervoso  album cover Botch American Nervoso (Album) HH666-29 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-30 Split  album cover Coalesce, Boysetsfire Coalesce, Boysetsfire - Split (EP) HH666-30 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-31 Until Your Heart Stops  album cover Cave In Until Your Heart Stops (Album) HH666-31 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-32 Jesuit  album cover Jesuit Jesuit HH666-32 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-34 Sewn Mouth Secrets  album cover Soilent Green Sewn Mouth Secrets HH666-34 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-35 There Is Nothing New Under The Sun  album cover Coalesce There Is Nothing New Under The Sun (Album) HH666-35 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-36 PCP Torpedo  album cover Agoraphobic Nosebleed PCP Torpedo HH666-36 US 1998 Sell This Version
HH666-36 PCP Torpedo / ANbRX  album cover Agoraphobic Nosebleed PCP Torpedo / ANbRX (Album) HH666-36 US 2006 Sell This Version
HH666-37 Jim Fear / My First Restraining Order  album cover 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 Creative Eclipses  album cover Cave In Creative Eclipses (EP) HH666-38 US 1999 Sell This Version
hh666-39 Ornamental Iron  album cover Keelhaul Ornamental Iron(7", Single, Ltd, Cle) Hydra Head Records hh666-39 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-40 Hordes To Abolish The Divine  album cover Cattle Press Hordes To Abolish The Divine (Album) HH666-40 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-41 We Are The Romans  album cover Botch We Are The Romans (Album) HH666-41 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-42 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening  album cover Coalesce 0:12 Revolution In Just Listening (Album) HH666-42 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-43 Calculating Infinity  album cover The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity (Album) HH666-43 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-46 The Poacher Diaries  album cover Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Converge Agoraphobic Nosebleed / Converge - The Poacher Diaries HH666-46 US 1999 Sell This Version
HH666-47 On The Lam  album cover Cavity (3) On The Lam (Album) HH666-47 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-48 Guitar Method  album cover Kid Kilowatt Guitar Method (Album) HH666-48 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-49 Lift Off  album cover Cave In Lift Off (Single) HH666-49 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-50 The Inalienable Dreamless  album cover Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless (Album) HH666-50 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-51 Bastardiser  album cover Knut Bastardiser(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Hydra Head Records HH666-51 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-52 Jupiter  album cover Cave In Jupiter (Album) HH666-52 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-52X Jupiter  album cover 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 Grizz  album cover Harkonen Grizz (EP) HH666-54 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-56 Northern Failures  album cover Cable (5) Northern Failures(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-56 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-57 Unfold The Inside / The Art Of Self Extermination  album cover Cult Of Luna Unfold The Inside / The Art Of Self Extermination HH666-57 US 2001 Sell This Version
hh666-58 Keelhaul II  album cover Keelhaul Keelhaul II (Album) hh666-58 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-60 Sovereign  album cover Neurosis Sovereign (EP) HH666-60 US 2000 Sell This Version
HH666-61 Knut  album cover Knut Knut(CD, EP, Comp) Hydra Head Records HH666-61 US 2001 Sell This Version
HH666-62 Challenger  album cover Knut Challenger (Album) HH666-62 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-63 An Anthology Of Dead Ends  album cover Botch An Anthology Of Dead Ends (EP) HH666-63 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-64 Shake Harder Boy  album cover Harkonen Shake Harder Boy (Album) HH666-64 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-65 Bodies For Strontium 90  album cover Craw Bodies For Strontium 90(CD, Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-65 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-66 Tides Of Tomorrow  album cover Cave In Tides Of Tomorrow (EP, Maxi) HH666-66 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-67 Terra Nova EP  album cover The Austerity Program Terra Nova EP (EP) HH666-67 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-68 Untitled EP  album cover Pelican (2) Untitled EP (EP) HH666-68 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-69 Pikadourei  album cover Discordance Axis Pikadourei(DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-69 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-70 Antenna  album cover Cave In Antenna (Album) HH666-70 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-71 Original Sound Version 1992-1995  album cover Discordance Axis Original Sound Version 1992-1995(CD, Comp, RE, DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-71 US 2003 Sell This Version
HH666-72 2. Perfect Collection. Jouhou  album cover Discordance Axis 2. Perfect Collection. Jouhou(CD, Comp, RE, DVD) Hydra Head Records HH666-72 US 2004 Sell This Version
HH666-73 Supercollider  album cover Cavity (3) Supercollider(CD, Album, RE) Hydra Head Records HH666-73 US 2002 Sell This Version
HH666-74 The Champions Of Sound 2003  album cover Pelican (2) / Scissorfight / The Austerity Program Pelican (2) / Scissorfight / The Austerity Program - The Champions Of Sound 2003 HH666-74 US 2003 Sell This Version