|Parent company||UNIFIED Music Group|
|Distributor(s)||The Orchard (company)|
|Genre||Metalcore, punk rock, progressive metal, alternative rock|
|Country of origin||Australia|
UNFD (pronounced as an initialism [/ˈjuːˈenˈefˈdiː/]) is an independent record label based in Melbourne, Australia. The label is home to a number of Australian artists including Thornhill, Ocean Grove, Hellions and In Hearts Wake, and international artists Frank Iero, ERRA, Stray From the Path, Silverstein, and more. The label has offices in London and Los Angeles.
UNFD's first release was Dream On, Dreamer's Heartbound on 5 August 2011. The album debuted at No. 38 on the ARIA Charts and was nominated for Best Heavy Rock Album of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards.
In April 2013, the label released Northlane's hit album Singularity via a marketing campaign that was critically acclaimed across Australian media. The album debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Charts. Shortly after, UNFD announced the signing of Gold Record artist Dead Letter Circus, and also announced that The Amity Affliction's albums Youngbloods and Chasing Ghosts album had been certified gold in Australia.
In August 2013, the label had major success with Dead Letter Circus' album The Catalyst Fire reaching No. 2 on the ARIA charts. Following from this success, the label announced the return of Bodyjar with a new album to be released 4 October.
In July 2015, UNFD had its first #1 Australian album with the release of Northlane's third studio album Node. The label also had its first ever ARIA award win that same year, also with Northlane's Node. That same year, the label had a total of 4 ARIA Award nominations: Northlane's Node, Thy Art Is Murder's Holy War, and In Hearts Wake's Skydancer all in the Hard Rock category, as well as Dead Letter Circus' Aesthesis in the Rock category.
In 2017, the label released Mesmer, the fourth album from Northlane, via a surprise release. The album debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart in a very competitive week and took the band's fans completely by surprise. The release was not only critically acclaimed, but the release process itself was covered heavily by the media. Northlane went on to win their second ARIA Award in the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category.
Throughout 2017 and 2018, UNFD broadened its artist base, with artists such as Tonight Alive, Dream State, Woes, Thornhill, LIMBS, Slowly Slowly and more. The label was again nominated for Best Independent Label at the 2018 AIR Awards.
In September 2019, UNFD announced the worldwide signing of Like Moths to Flames.
Current Australian roster
- After Touch
- Banks Arcade
- The Brave
- Cursed Earth
- Drown This City
- House Vs. Hurricane
- In Hearts Wake
- Ocean Grove
- Sleep Talk
- Short Stack
- Slowly Slowly
- Tonight Alive
- Void of Vision
- Yours Truly
Current international roster
- Dream State
- Frank Iero
- Hollow Front
- Invent Animate
- Like Moths to Flames
- Silent Planet
- Stray from the Path
- Architects (on Epitaph Records)
- Antagonist A.D. (on Greyscale Records)
- The Amity Affliction (on Pure Noise Records)
- Balance and Composure (inactive)
- Beartooth (on Red Bull Records)
- The Bride (inactive)
- Buried in Verona (disbanded)
- Dead Letter Circus (on Warner Music Australia)
- D at Sea
- Deez Nuts
- Dream On, Dreamer
- The Getaway Plan
- Hand of Mercy (disbanded)
- Hands Like Houses
- I Am Zero (inactive)
- I Killed the Prom Queen (disbanded)
- Make Believe Me
- Northlane (Independent)
- Sleep Waker (disbanded)
- Stories (disbanded)
- Storm the Sky (disbanded)
- Thy Art Is Murder (on Nuclear Blast Records)
- Trade Wind
- While She Sleeps (on Sleeps Brothers)
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