Rise Above Records

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Rise Above Records
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Founder Lee Dorrian
Distributor(s) All That is Heavy
Genre Heavy metal
Doom metal
Stoner metal
Progressive rock
Psychedelic rock
Grindcore (before 1991)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, England
Official website riseaboverecords.com

Rise Above Records is a London, England based independent record label owned by Lee Dorrian (of the band Cathedral and formerly of Napalm Death). It is named after a Napalm Death song from their EP Mentally Murdered. It was formed in the late 1980s and originally made to sell live releases by Napalm Death and S.O.B., but by 1991 had changed to cater to doom and sludge metal. Rise Above releases were getting US distribution from the mid-90s to 2004 by The Music Cartel. As of 2005, they are currently getting distribution by Candlelight Records. JVC Victor were their Japanese distributors until 2007 when Leaf Hound Records began distributing the Japanese versions of Rise Above releases.

In 2005, Rise Above announced a 7" & split series for their bands. So far there have been seven releases in this matter.

In 2006, Rise Above announced a sub-branch called Rise Above Relics, catering rare, vintage 70s releases. There have been three releases on this sub-label.


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In early 2011 the label also reissued five Orange Goblin albums with bonus tracks largely covers or demo versions of preceding tracks, released with the same catalogue numbers as when they were first released.

Rise Above Relics releases[edit]

  • RAR7 001 - Luv Machine - "Witches Wand" 7"
  • RARCD/LP 001 - Luv Machine - Turns You On! CD/LP (500 black vinyl, 400 cerise vinyl, 100 clear vinyl)
  • RARCD/LP 002 - Possessed - Exploration CD/LP
  • RARCD/LP 004 - AX - "You've Been So Bad"
  • RARCD/LP 005 - Necromandus - "Orexis of Death & Live"
  • RARLP 006 - Comus - "First Utterance"
  • RARLP 007 - Mellow Candle - "Swaddling Songs PLUS" Deluxe Boxset
  • RARCD/LP 008 - Steel Mill - "Jewels of the Forest"
  • RARCD/LP 009 - Incredible Hog - "Volume 1 + 4"
  • RARCDBOX010 - Bang - "Bullets 4 x CD Box Set"
  • RARCD/LP 011 - The (Original) Iron Maiden - "Maiden Voyage" CD/LP (Bonus vinyl single with LP by BUM) + extensive booklet
  • RARCD/LP 013 - Rog & Pip - "Our Revolution"

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