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13th Planet Records

13th Planet Records
Founded2005 (2005)
FounderAl Jourgensen
Distributor(s)Sony BMG Music Entertainment
RED Distribution
GenreHeavy metal, industrial, rock, electronic
Country of originUnited States
LocationEl Paso, Texas

13th Planet Records is an American record label founded by Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen in October 2005.[1] In addition to its function as an artist-run, artist-friendly independent label, 13th Planet encompasses several realms of the music industry including artist management, touring (including 2008's "C U LaTouR"),[2] music publishing as well as a full-scale rehearsal and recording studio.

The label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records in the United States and Canada and is distributed through Sony BMG Music Entertainment/RED Distribution.[3]



See also


  1. ^ Dufour, Matt (2005-10-20). "Ministry's Al Jourgensen Launches 13th Planet Records". The Fader. Archived from the original on 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  2. ^ Ilker Yücel (2008) "13th Planet Records - Celebrating New Beginnings", Re:Gen. Accessed 2009-03-18. Archived 2009-04-30.
  3. ^ DuFour, Matt (2005) "Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Launches 13th Planet Records", thetripwire. Accessed 2009-03-18. Archived 2009-04-30.