Heavy metal record labels come and go, however few have established themselves as much as Eclipse. Eclipse Records is a premiere boutique metal record label and independent record company based just outside of New York City. The company was founded in 1997 by former music distribution executive Chris Poland. Mr. Poland still serves as the label’s CEO, while handling all A&R duties as well. Eclipse Records is primarily in the business of developing and promoting heavy metal, alternative metal, and hard rock bands. Spanning a history of almost twenty years, we have had great success with bands such as Mushroomhead, Bobaflex, A Breach of Silene, and Scum of the Earth (members of Rob Zombie, System of a Down, and Powerman 5000). More recently we have achieved critical acclaim with bands such as Blowsight, Saint Diablo, Despite, and others.
Since launching in 1997, we have consistently pushed the boundaries of the music industry. We shatter the typical business model employed by other loud rock and heavy metal record labels. We offer our bands total creative freedom, complete financial transparency, hands-on guidance, and management of all aspects of their careers. Eclipse Records has proven itself time and time again, as a breeding ground for talent. Under our guidance and expertise, bands quickly learn how to lay a strong foundation for future success.
We don’t work with a lot of bands. Our roster is deliberately small, and we only work with bands we are extremely passionate about. We keep our roster small so bands may receive the attention they deserve, and the guidance they need to blossom into tomorrow’s superstars. We work closely with them too, and we never interfere with their creativity. We used to be in bands ourselves… so we know how to best serve our artists. Most importantly, we set ourselves apart from other heavy metal record labels. This is because we have the ability to focus upon the needs of our bands, to listen to their voices, and to help them realize their dreams.