Spinefarm Records is a Finnish record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists. In 1999, a sub-label titled Spikefarm Records was started by Sami Tenetz from Thy Serpent. Since 2002, Spinefarm has been part of Universal Music Group, but operates as an independent business unit.
Spinefarm Records consists of five sub-labels, Spinefarm (mainstream metal, hard rock and progressive rock), Spikefarm (extreme metal, industrial metal and folk metal), Ranka (Finnish music), Ranch (rock) and Odor (pop and anything else that is not rock or metal).
- “Universal Music Finland becomes majority shareholder in Spin-Farm Oy,” Universal Music Group (Helsinki, 8 April 2002). Retrieved 11-08-2013.