Retroactive Records

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Retroactive Records
Founded2002 (2002)
FounderMatt Hunt
Distributor(s)Brutal Planet Distribution (US)
Cargo Twilight (DE)
Plastic Head (UK)
Season of Mist (FR)
Metalzone (Belgium)
GenreChristian metal, heavy metal, hard rock, Christian rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationKeokuk, Iowa

Retroactive Records is an independent record label in Keokuk, Iowa.

The label was founded in 2002 by Matt Hunt, who had previously operated a small label called Magdalene Records. Originally intended to reissue classic Christian metal, the label has since grown to sign new artists, release original albums by those artists,[1] and release other genres of music.[2] They have also started and acquired several smaller labels.[3]


The following[4] represents a list of bands with albums both released and re-released on Retroactive. Bands with re-releases only on Retroactive are indicated with a dagger.


  • Born Twice Records
  • Bombworks Records
  • GospoMusic
  • Watergrave Records

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diary of a Mattman", Heavens Metal, Feb/Mar 2005, Issue #73, p14,15 & 20
  2. ^ "2008 Interview with Matt Hunt". Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  3. ^ "Retroactive Records secures distribution in Family Christian Stores". Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "Firestream Music Vault - Retroactive Records". Retrieved 2013-06-23.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2005 Interview with Matt Hunt". Retrieved 2013-06-23.
  6. ^ "SYMPHONY X Bassist Featured On New RIVERA BOMMA Album - Jan. 12, 2013". Retrieved 2013-06-23.

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