Metropolis Records

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Metropolis Records
Founded1993 (1993)
FounderDave Heckman
Distributor(s)NAIL, Outside, INgrooves
GenreElectro-industrial, synthpop, gothic rock, punk rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Metropolis Records is a record label founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993 by the late Dave Heckman.[1] The label's all-electronic format closely tracked with European contemporaries, such as Off Beat, and, since 1995, has been instrumental in promoting and distributing underground electronic music in America.[2]

On June 9, 1999, Metropolis bought American industrial label Pendragon. It assumed distribution responsibilities for the back catalogues of Pendragon, as well as of label 21st Circuitry that went out of business at the time.[3]

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  1. ^ "Metropolis Records". Archived from the original on April 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Reed, S. Alexander (2013). Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 283–284. ISBN 9780199832583. OCLC 1147729910 – via the Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Comer, M. Tye (June 28, 1999). "rpm news". CMJ New Music Report. Vol. 59, no. 624. New York: CMJ. pp. 31, 37. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

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