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Metropolis Records

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Metropolis Records is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based record label, distributor, and mail-order store specializing in the industrial, EBM, synthpop, futurepop, darkwave, and gothic musical genres.

Metropolis began signing acts as a record label in 1995, with groups such as Mentallo and the Fixer, Numb, and Front Line Assembly. It has arranged for its bands to tour together such as Numb and Front Line Assembly together in 1996, and Project Pitchfork and Front 242 in 1998. It also established extensive distribution channels to a variety of commercial channels, providing access to major commercial markets for typically niche-interest groups. By the late 1990s it had become the dominant specialty record label for industrial and EBM. Several groups once signed on the WaxTrax label later released on Metropolis, including Front Line Assembly, Front 242, KMFDM, Doubting Thomas, P.I.G., and Noise Unit.

Among other artists on the Metropolis label are Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Covenant, Icon of Coil, Battery Cage, and VNV Nation.

Record labels distributed through Metropolis include A Different Drum, Alfa Matrix, Cleopatra, Projekt, Strange Ways, DSBP, and WTII.

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