Bands/Musicians Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Relapse Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Relapse Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Relapse Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Relapse Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Relapse Records.

Examples of artists on this list include Mastodon and Death.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Relapse Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Relapse Records?"

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16 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
16 Sludge metal 16 is a sludge metal band from Los Angeles, California that is signed to Relapse Records. Their latest album, Deep Cuts from dark Clouds, was released in 2012.

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Abscess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Death-doom, Deathcore Abscess was a hardcore punk-influenced death metal band from Oakland, California. The band was formed in June 1994 by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles, both former members of Autopsy. Abscess ...more

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Abysmal Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Abysmal Dawn is an American death metal band from Los Angeles, California. Their latest album, Obsolescence, was released in October 2014.

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Adam Agius is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Adam Agius Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore Adam Agius is the vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and a founding member of the progressive metal band Alchemist. He formed Alchemist in 1987 while still in high school and is the group's only ...more

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Adrenalin O.D. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Hardcore punk Adrenalin O.D. was a popular hardcore punk band from New Jersey that existed from 1981 to 1990. They are best known for playing extremely fast music accompanied by humorous lyrics.

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Grindcore, Powerviolence Agoraphobic Nosebleed is a grindcore band formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Its line-up has changed often over the years, with guitarist and drum programmer Scott Hull ...more

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Alabama Thunderpussy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Southern rock Alabama Thunderpussy, originally known as Alabama Thunder Pussy were a stoner metal band from Richmond, Virginia. It was founded by Bryan Cox, Erik Larson and Asechiah Bogdan in 1996.

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Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Alchemist was an Australian progressive metal band from Canberra whose style combined death metal, progressive rock, psychedelic, Eastern, Aboriginal and electronic influences. The band formed ...more

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Amber Asylum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Progressive metal Amber Asylum is a highly variable San Francisco-based music group that serves as a platform for composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Kris Force. Other members and performers have included ...more

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Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into ...more

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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk music, Noise music Anal Cunt, also known as AxCx and A.C., was an American grindcore band that formed in Newton, Massachusetts in 1988. Since its inception, the band underwent a number of line-up changes. Known ...more

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Antigama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Grindcore Antigama is a Polish grindcore band.

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Atheist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal Atheist is a death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer. The band are known for their highly technical playing style, while their ...more

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Baroness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Indie, Heavy metal Baroness is an American band from Savannah, Georgia whose original members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia.

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Ben Weinman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Mathcore, Metalcore, Experimental metal Ben Weinman is an American musician, most notable for being the lead guitarist for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan. He is the founder and only original member remaining in the band. Weinman ...more

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Benümb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Benümb Grindcore Benümb was a grindcore band from Oakland, California.

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Birds of Prey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Birds of Prey Death metal, Southern rock Birds of Prey is a Southern influenced death metal supergroup, hailing from Richmond, Virginia, they released their third full length, The Hellpreacher, through Relapse Records.

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Black Anvil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Black Anvil Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Black Anvil are an American black metal band from New York City. The band formed in 2007 with Paul Delaney, Gary Bennett and Raeph Glicken. When asked about how they got their name as a band, ...more

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Black Tusk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock Black Tusk is an American heavy metal band from Savannah, Georgia. The band was formed in 2005, when its members were all living on the same street. With the dissolution of Andrew Fidler and ...more

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Blood Duster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Grindcore Blood Duster is an extreme metal and stoner rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their name comes from the song "Blood Duster" by John Zorn, from the 1989 album Naked City.

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Bodychoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Bodychoke Noise rock Bodychoke was an experimental noise rock side project of power electronics band Sutcliffe Jügend active between 1993 and 1999. The band released four studio albums, most notably their debut ...more

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Bongzilla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock Bongzilla is a stoner metal band from Madison, Wisconsin.

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Breach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk Breach was a Swedish post hardcore band.

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Brent Hinds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Groove metal, Rock music Brent Hinds is an American guitarist/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he shares guitar duties with Bill Kelliher and vocal duties with Troy ...more

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Brian Posehn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Brian Edmund Posehn is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer, and comedian, known for his roles as Jim Kuback on The WB's Mission Hill and Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central's The ...more

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Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from New York City, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, ...more

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Buried Inside is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-metal, Metalcore, Screamo Buried Inside was a Canadian band from Ottawa, Canada. Formed in 1997, they were influenced by early metalcore and hardcore punk bands such as Acme, One Eyed God Prophecy, Drift, and Union of ...more

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Burnt by the Sun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Metalcore, Heavy metal, Sludge metal Burnt by the Sun was a band from New Jersey, USA. Formed in November 1999 by ex-Human Remains drummer Dave Witte and guitarist John Adubato. ex-For the Love of... Vocalist Mike Olender and ...more

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Burst is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore Burst was a progressive metal band from Kristinehamn, Sweden. They were formed in 1993 by Jesper Liveröd, Linus Jägerskog and Patrik Hultin. Guitarists Robert Reinholdz and Jonas ...more

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Car Bomb is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Car Bomb Mathcore, Heavy metal, Grindcore Car Bomb is an American mathcore band from Long Island, New York that was initially formed in 2000. Their debut album, Centralia, was released through Relapse Records on February 6, 2007.

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Carnal Forge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal Carnal Forge are a Swedish band, best classified as thrash metal with some melodic death metal influences. The songs tend to be very fast and violent. Their name originates from a song on ...more

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Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind Cephalic Carnage is an American grindcore band formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The band comprises vocalist Lenzig Leal, guitarists Steve Goldberg and Brian Hopp, drummer John Merryman and ...more

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Coalesce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Mathcore, Metalcore Coalesce is a metalcore band from Kansas City, Missouri.

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Coldworker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore Coldworker was a Swedish deathgrind band, formed in early 2006. The band signed a deal with Relapse Records in June 2006, and since then released three studio albums, the debut The Contaminated ...more

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Coliseum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Coliseum Punk rock, Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk Coliseum is a rock band that formed in 2003. They released their latest album, Sister Faith, through Temporary Residence in April 2013. Exclaim! named "House with a Curse", as the No. ...more

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Control Denied is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Control Denied was a band formed by Chuck Schuldiner to create progressive heavy metal. The band started in 1996 as Schuldiner wanted to procure a more melodic style than was possible with ...more

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Converge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Experimental rock Converge is an American hardcore punk band from Salem, Massachusetts formed in 1990. The group comprises vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller. ...more

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Convulse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Convulse Death metal Convulse is a Finnish death metal band from Nokia, Finland, active between 1988 and 1994 and again since 2012. They were one of their country's first extreme metal bands and considered by some ...more

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Cryptic Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal Cryptic Slaughter was a Santa Monica, California-based crossover thrash band.

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Dallas Toler-Wade is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Technical death metal, Death metal

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Damon Che is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock Damon Che is a rock drummer and guitarist. He has made significant contributions to indie rock and progressive rock through his work with math rock pioneers Don Caballero since 1991. His style ...more

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Dave Witte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Dave Witte is a professional drummer currently living in Virginia. He is known for his work in numerous extreme metal or hardcore punk bands including Municipal Waste, Melt-Banana, Discordance ...more

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Daylight Dies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Death-doom, Melodic death metal Daylight Dies is a melodic death/doom band from North Carolina United States.

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Dead Horse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Dead Horse Heavy metal Dead Horse is a thrash metal band from Houston, Texas, which was active in the 1980s and 1990s. They have also been described as death metal and crossover thrash. Dead Horse also incorporated ...more

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Death is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal Death was an American metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and ...more

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Death Breath is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Grindcore, Death metal Death Breath is a Swedish death metal band, featuring Robert Pehrsson and Nicke Andersson formerly of the death metal band Entombed, who wanted to return to playing drums and death metal. The ...more

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Deceased is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Death metal Deceased are a death/thrash metal band from Virginia that have attained a cult following throughout a lengthy career. In 1990 they were the first band to sign with Relapse Records, and released ...more

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Derek Kerswill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal Derek Kerswill is an American musician best known for his drumming in the bands Unearth, Seemless, Kingdom of Sorrow, and multiple fill-ins/studio projects.

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Derek Roddy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Technical death metal, Brutal death metal Derek Roddy is an American drummer and snake breeder, originally from South Carolina. His ability to record entire drum tracks in one or two takes earned him the nickname "One Take". ...more

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Despised Icon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Relapse Records Complete Artist Roster
Deathcore, Heavy metal, Grindcore Despised Icon is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 2002, the band is notable for its use of dual lead vocalists; Alex Erian takes use of a mid-range growl technique ...more