Amphetamine Reptile Records

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Amphetamine Reptile Records
Amphetamine reptile.jpg
Founded 1986
Founder Tom Hazelmyer
Genre Noise rock
Country of origin United State
Location Minneapolis
Official website Amphetamine Reptile website

Amphetamine Reptile Records (or AmRep Industries) is a nationally renowned[1] record label which was founded in 1986 by then-US Marine Tom Hazelmyer in Washington State, US. The label is best known for its roster of noise rock artists, and its Dope, Guns 'n' Fucking In The Streets series of compilations.

History[edit]

Hazelmyer originally started the label to release records by his band, Halo of Flies. Eventually the label's roster expanded to include releases by Helmet, the Melvins, The Cows, Helios Creed, Chokebore, Servotron and others. Hazelmyer later moved the label to Minneapolis. Today the label is used by the Melvins and H•O•F on occasion to release limited edition 7" singles.

Much of the AmRep back catalog is now out of print, although many of the releases are available in digital download format.[2]

Artists[edit]

Notable performances[edit]

  • Cosmic Psychos / Hammerhead / Surgery / The Cows / Melvins / Helmet - the CMJ / Amphetamine Reptile Tour - Friday, October 30, 1992 at The Ritz

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (October 3, 2005). "A new Atmosphere for local music label". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ Tom Hazelmyer interview on MarkPrindle.com. 2005.

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