Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
record label / distro that caters toward fans of sick and vile underground metal!
In addition to releasing our own HPGD titles
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to present the 2019 Full Year In Review: 42 Track FREE Bandcamp Sampler!
Over 2 hours of music from the following artists:
BERKOWITZ | BLOOD OF THE WOLF | CHAINED TO THE DEAD | COFFINS | CRAWLER | CROPSY MANIAC | DESCENDENCY | DOLORE | DRAGHKAR
ELBOW DEEP | FORMLESS MASTER | HELL BENT | HIVE | IN THE FIRE | INVIDIOSUS | LORD GORE | LPP | M.S.D | NIGHT HAG | NO/MÁS | OSHIEGO | RIBSPREADER
ROTTENNESS | SECOND TO NONE | SEKKUSU | SKUZ | SMASH POTATER | SONS OF FAMINE | TREASONIST | UNENDLICH | VAULT DWELLER | VESICATION | VHS
VIOLENT OPPOSITION | VIOLENT PARTY | WALKING CORPSE | Y-INCISION
Philadelphia record label Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is rich with a diverse roster of bands from the metal underground. A one-man operation run by Mike Juliano,
HPGD “is a record label / distro that caters toward fans of sick and vile underground metal”
Horror Pain Gore Death record label began back in 2005 when Mike Juliano graduated from Film school at Temple University. Mike began looking for work as a video editor and decided to
start editing music videos using clips from horror movies edited to various metal songs. Mike first had this concept and did some rough versions back in middle school but now had an Avid editor and really brought the concept to life. After the first 17 music videos were created Mike released Horror Pain Gore Death: The Essential Music Video Collection Part 1. Over the next year and a half he released three more DVDs for a total of 68 videos and during this time recieved some press from websites like Blabbermouth.net and began to trade with various labels and distros like Hells Headbagers, Relapse Records, etc. Mike acquired lots of CDs and vinyl from these labels and decided in early 2008 to start a label / distro. Mike wanted to release the EP from his band Mental Funeral and was approached by friends in the bands Ex Dementia and Lethal Aggression about doing releases. Everything just took off from there and before long Mike had a very large distro going with over 2000 items in stock, and was releasing his own releases around once a month.
The main reason for starting Horror Pain Gore Death was to expose bands that Mike Juliano loved to the underground and help those bands grow. Always a fan of local music and with the initial idea behind HPGD, to expose Philly area bands to the world, work with up-and-coming bands from around the globe and also reissue classic releases that Mike personally loved to the masses HPGD became a sought after label/distro. Very quickly Mike Juliano was approached by bands from all over who were interested in working with HPGD, and things pretty much snowballed from there. Mike, still tries to work with Philly-area bands as often as possible but now has an international roster that is very diverse.
Published by The Manamal | December 20Th 2019
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