Meltdown Records is an independent metal label, started off as a hobby for two long time serving true blood metal fans. The label was originally going to be entitled Positive Outlook records, with a launch penned in for August/Sept 1994.The first release being a TORN/ONEFOLD (Now SCALPLOCK) SPLIT 7". The label didn't kick off due to lack of funds all round. Myself - Chris Hatton , played a part in a one time vibrant Birmingham punk and hardcore scene, putting on shows, zines, tape trading and all that malarkey and also playing in TORN,SHINEBOX, INTENTION. What better way to pay a tribute to that era/bands/scene, than to kick off the new label, with the TORN 4 track 7" we were never able to put to vinyl when we were together. Meltdown started off in the summer of 2003 with that TORN 4 track 7" - Intel (Melt 001). GODSIZE had the awesome limited edition (of 500) Rock And Roll Machine - brown vinyl 7" (Melt002) released Jan 2005. The next release should have been the Total F**king Meltdown CD (Melt 003) but due to a few problems, it's running a little late, but will see the light of day over the next month or so. Compilation releases will become common place for label. The next release then on, was the mighty OUT FOR BLOOD/ORGAN (U.S.) split CD (Melt 004).Released May 2005,to coincide with the hugely successful 'Hate Fuelled Abuse' tour 2005 - featuring the said bands plus the mighty GODSIZE. Following the split,Meltdown Records released in the U.K. the second full length CD by Atlanta heavy weights ORGAN with VOLUME OF HATE (Melt 005) – of which distribution has now been set up for. Meltdown Records will exist to put out material from excellent metal grind/thrash and hardcore bands - that we think are cool. Meltdown will remain an independent label. Meltdown will always wink an eye to the D.I.Y. scene. That's where we come from, that's where it all started. Future releases will are the debut CD from GODSIZE due June 2007,and also BLOOD OF THE ENEMY debut Sept 2007. The possibility to work with UK hardcore bruiser ASSERT,and also U.S. thrash legends HIRAX is imminent. Meltdown is also responsible for the annual Birmingham metal and hardcore festival ‘MELTDOWN’.