Nitro Records

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Nitro Records
Parent companyConcord Music
Founded1994 (1994)[1]
FounderDexter Holland, Greg K.
Distributor(s)Universal Music Group
GenrePunk rock, hardcore punk, post-punk
Country of originU.S.
LocationHuntington Beach, California

Nitro Records is an American independent record label, created and operated by Dexter Holland (from 1994 to 2013) (lead singer and founder of The Offspring) and fellow Offspring bassist Greg K. They started the label in 1994.[1] Nitro is famous for being an incubator for punk rock artists who have subsequently become successful, most notably AFI. The label has also released albums from classic punk bands, including The Damned and T.S.O.L.

In July 2013, Bicycle Music acquired Nitro Records.[2][3] Despite this, Nitro was reactivated in 2014, and has been releasing mostly vinyl reissues.[4] of AFI, The Vandals and The Offspring.




  1. ^ a b "Dexter Holland". The Offspring Session. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Aubin (July 8, 2013). "Bicycle Music acquires Nitro Records". Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Nitro Records Acquired by Bicycle Music Company". July 8, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Aubin (October 11, 2013). "Nitro Records to be re-launched in 2014, vinyl reissues in the works". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Nitro Bands". Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  6. ^ Ron DePasquale. "Various Artists – Go Ahead Punk, Make My Day". AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Thought Remains the Same CD Album". 2000-01-25. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  8. ^ Adam Bregman. "Various Artists – Punkzilla". AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2013.

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