Music Industry

Hydra Head Records: A Personal Recollection

Gary Copeland, courtesy of Torche
Torche
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By Paul T. Bradley

This week, Hydra Head Records founder Aaron Turner announced the label's closing. The L.A. metal imprint -- by way of Boston and New Mexico -- is home to first-rate acts including Torche, Botch, Cave In, Harvey Milk and, occasionally, Converge. Co-founder Aaron Turner says that they'll stop putting out new music after December and then continue clearing out their back catalog for debt-servicing purposes.

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