Published Mar 05, 2018In 2004, Integrity and Pulling Teeth member Domenic Romeo launched A389 Recordings. The label went on to release a great deal of must-have metal and hardcore releases, but sadly that era is now over, as A389 is officially done.
In a statement, Romeo confirmed that the label is officially shutting down, adding that most of the imprint's titles are now out-of-print. That's bad news for some fans, but could result in some Discogs gold for others.
Over the years, A389 has put out records for the likes of Wisdom in Chains, Gehenna, Xibalba, Noisem, Ringworm, Primitive Man, Rot In Hell, Steel Nation, the Black Dahlia Murder, Chokehold, Trapped Under Ice, Weekend Nachos, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Bloodlet and Eyehategod, among others.
Read Romeo's full statement below.
Closed down the official A389 webstore today. Most of our titles are out of print / won't be repressed save for a few popular ones that will be available via distributors / stores. It's been a wild ride from operating out of the bedroom of my old house to two huge storage units to the final spot in my current basement.
Most of the stuff is gone and can be picked up via Cobraside Distribution Inc., RevHQ.com, and State of Mind Records or of course from the bands themselves. A few things will still be available on our bandcamp page and our discogs page as well as on across all digital platforms. (working on redirecting the websites).
Thank you to all our customers and bands for the insane 14+ years of love and support. Most of our active bands bands have since released music on the best label going: Relapse Records.
So yeah that's it. As for me, it's been a wild ride and I've been enjoying the quiet. Catch me playing in Integrity if we're in your neck of the woods. See you around.