In 2004, Integrity and Pulling Teeth member Domenic Romeo launched A389 Recordings. The label went on to release a great deal must-have metal and hardcore releases, but sadly that era is now over, as A389 is ficially done.
In a statement, Romeo confirmed that the label is ficially shutting down, adding that most the imprint’s titles are now out–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 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 Sleep, Bloodlet and Eyehategod, among others.
Read Romeo’s full statement below.
Closed down the ficial A389 webstore today. Most our titles are out print / won’t be repressed save for a few popular ones that will be available distributors / stores. It’s been a wild ride from operating out the bedroom my old house to two huge storage units to the final spot in my current basement.
Most the stuff is gone and can be picked up Cobraside Distribution Inc., RevHQ.com, and State Mind Records or 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 love and support. Most 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 the woods. See you around.