Trustkill Records

Trustkill Records is an American independent record label that started in 1993 as a hardcore punk fanzine. Since 1994, hardcore, metal and rock bands there be contracted.


Trustkill Records was founded in 1993 in New Jersey by the then 19 -year-old Josh grave yard when he was promoting hardcore punk shows and began to be interested in the music business.

Trustkill Records has split over several years: so originated offices in Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Japan.

The record label specializing in metal and is supplied by Universal Music Group.

Controversies with bands

After the band Hopesfall announced its dissolution in early 2008, she began Trustkill Records to criticize vehemently: "This indeed is not the reason for our resolution, but we hate Trustkill and the owner. " Also, would the record company songs from the album Magnetic North after it had been mixed and mastered deleted.

2007 suggested the band Bleeding Through before the record company to release a reissue of the album The Truth. This declined Trustkill Records, a little later still appeared a reissue of the album, but with bonus tracks and a bonus DVD of the band supposedly knew nothing about. In addition, there was trouble because Trustkill Records took over only 25 % of the production costs of the current album Declaration. The rest would have been paid by the management of the band and the father of the singer.

2007 Throwdown ended their contract with Trustkill Records, which included the release of three albums, with the release of the album Venom and Tears. Almost a year after it held the belt as necessary, "Secrets from the long-standing collaboration with Josh grave Elle divulge "; the label owe Throwdown " thousands of dollars" for " sold unpaid royalties CDs " and had quite a history of unpaid royalties. The band also stated that the beginning of the contract with Trustkill was very positive, however, numerous problems have changed their minds over the years. 2006, the band had to cancel several appearances at the Warped Tour, because Trustkill would not have paid the bus driver.

Josh grave Elle denied the allegations and said Throwdown had never been satisfied with anything. Throwdown hoped that grave Elle gets his business in order, after they went public.

Current bands (selection)

  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Bedlight for Blue Eyes
  • Bleeding Through
  • City Sleeps
  • First Blood
  • It Dies Today
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Most Precious Blood
  • Open Hand
  • Roses Are Red
  • Sick City
  • Soldiers
  • Stone Rider
  • This Is Hell
  • Too Pure To Die
  • Walls of Jericho

Former bands (selection)

  • Adversary
  • Another Victim
  • Burn It Down
  • Despair
  • Disembodied
  • Eighteen Visions
  • Fightstar
  • Endeavor
  • Hopesfall
  • Poison the Well
  • SeventyEightDays
  • Shai Hulud
  • Spark Lights The Friction
  • Terror
  • The Great Deceiver
  • Throwdown