Sudden Death Records is a Vancouver, British Columbia based record label run by Joe "Shithead" Keithley, frontman of D.O.A.[1] [2]

Sudden Death Records
FounderJoey Shithead
Country of originCanada
LocationVancouver, British Columbia
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Sudden Death Records arrived in Canada's burgeoning punk scene in 1978.[3] Keithley formed the label to release his D.O.A.'s album Disco Sucks.[4]

It was only a part-time label until 1998, when they began to expand further into punk rock music. In keeping with the "Do It Yourself" attitude of its founder Joe Keithley, Sudden Death Records remained a friend to smaller musicians while keeping multi-national record conglomerates at bay. In doing so, they have earned themselves the respect of numerous luminaries within the music industry.

Today, Sudden Death Records remains a popular label and have branched off into other areas of music, focusing not only on punk but also ska, rock, pop and other genres.

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  1. ^ "D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley on how punk rock prepared him to become a politician". Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Punk Lifers D.O.A. Celebrate 40 Years of Fighting Back with New Album". 21 May 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  3. ^ "spotlight D.O.A." 17 November 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  4. ^ ""I, Shithead: A Life in Punk"". ABC Bookworld. Retrieved 26 January 2022.

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