Eclipse Records

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Eclipse Records
Eclipse Records logo.jpg
Founded 1997
Founder Chris Poland
Distributor(s) The Orchard (digital)
MVD Entertainment (physical)
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Country of origin United StatesUS
Official website

Eclipse Records is an American indie rock record label based in Butler, New Jersey.[1][2] The label is best known for bringing the Cleveland band Mushroomhead to national attention.[3] The current president of the label is Chris Poland.


Eclipse Records was founded in 1997 by owner Chris Poland.[4][5]

Eclipse Records releases few albums compared to other labels their size. President Chris Poland states that he believes that a record company should try to work on making each album "hit material", instead of putting out as many albums as possible to gain recognition. The label has also focused efforts on using new technology such as digital distribution to increase its bands' exposure in a competitive music market.[1]

Released artists[edit]

The following artists have albums released with Eclipse Records.[6]




  1. ^ a b Morley, Hugh R. (December 2, 2007). "Digital Blues: Small Labels Struggle to Survive", The Record, p. B1.
  2. ^ Soeder, John (December 11, 2001). "Cleveland's Mushroomhead explodes onto the national scene with new label", The Plain Dealer, p. E1.
  3. ^ a b c d Jordan, Isamu (June 6, 2003). "Five Foot Thick signs album deal", The Spokesman-Review, p. 3.
  4. ^ Eclipse Records - About Us
  5. ^ Reesman, Bryan (December 1, 2001). "Hard music—the Billboard spotlight: Indies vs. majors: Surviving in a nu-metal world", Billboard 113 (48): 23–5.
  6. ^ "Eclipse Records - Artists". Eclipse. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Waddell, Ray (November 6, 2004). "On the Road: That Scum", Billboard 116 (45): 28.

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