which specializes in "extreme music", typically grindcore
, death metal
, and a smattering of stoner rock
. They also undertake a few "I can't quite classify them" bands like Neurosis
and Today is the Day
. According to the offical biography on their website
, the company was founded in 1990, "with the singular intent of releasing high quality extreme music with professional packaging and design in an effort to proliferate the cultural decline in America and beyond."
They have had a fairly consistant output, and have introduced some of the bigger names in underground metal to the general population, and their records are fairly well distributed (almost any independent record store will have a release or two by them.)
They also operate a small imprint, Release, which is dedicated to more experimental, noise oriented projects.