Hydra Head Records

Hydra Head Records

http://www.hydrahead.com

Bands

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Big Business

Big Business

Botch

Botch

Cave In

Cave In

Clouds

Clouds

Daughters

Daughters

Discordance Axis

Discordance Axis

Everlovely Lightningheart

Everlovely Lightningheart

Isis

Isis

Jesu

Jesu

Keelhaul

Keelhaul

Knut

Knut

Pelican

Pelican

Stephen Brodsky

Stephen Brodsky

Torche

Torche

Tusk

Tusk

Zozobra

Zozobra

About

"I grew up in New Mexico and that's where Hydra Head started in '93, when I was a junior in high school. I started Hydra Head as a distribution, buying records from Ebullition, Gravity, Victory, Vermiform, Lookout, etc. - just about anything I could get rid of in my area - which wasn't much, really. After a while I wanted to get a little more involved in my work, thus deciding that starting a label would be the next logical step. I contacted a few bands that I liked, tried to do a compilation, and talked to some local bands, but nothing really panned out until I met Coalesce's roadie at the time (at a show I booked for them in Santa Fe in early '95). He gave me a tape of his band Vent, which would become the first Hydra Head release. That fall I moved to Boston to attend art school, and that's when the Vent 7" was released. After that I began making contacts with bands in the area such as Roswell, Corrin, Piebald, and Converge. After a couple of semi-successful 7"s and a CD things began to pick up, and over the course of a couple years it went from a bedroom distro/label to a full-time job after I graduated from college in '99. We've just been slowly growing since the time I came to Boston."
(from an interview with Aaron Turner, co-owner)