Life Sentence Records

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Life Sentence Records
Founded1994
FounderDan Gump
Genre Metalcore
Country of originUnited States
Location Utah

Life Sentence Records (XLSRX) was a Utah-based record label that focused on straight edge metalcore releases.

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Discography

Catalog NumberYearBandReleaseTypeComment
LSR11994 Excessive Force Vengeance Is Mine 7"
LSR21994 Deadwait Deadwait 7"
LSR31995 Excessive Force In Your Blood CD
LSR41995Torn Apart Extermination 7"
LSR51996 Overcome As the Curtain Falls 7"
LSR61996 Focal Point Neglected EP 7"
LSR71996 Lifeless Lifeless 7"
LSR81996 Clear The Sickness Must End 7"/CD
LSR91996Torn Apart Nothing is Permanent... CD
LSR101997 Aftershock LettersCD
LSR111997 Unconquered You Say Moderation, I Scream Prohibition CD
LSR121997 Eighteen Visions Lifeless CD
LSR131997 StateCraft Until the Darkness is Gone CD
LSR14 Ookla the Mok Bless Her Little Black Heart CD
LSR151999 Decontaminate Cleanse and Burn CD
LSR--1999 Absone / Decontaminate Absone / Decontaminate 7"With XeyewitnessX Records
LSR16 Triphammer Triphammer CD
LSR17 Grimlock Crusades of Reality CD
LSR18 Proclamation Let the Truth be Told CD
LSR192002 Wings of Scarlet//Tears Will Drown/With Dead Hands RisingWords As WeaponsCD
LSR202002 Automata Through the Bandage Seeps a Whisper CD
LSR212002 It Dies Today Forever Scorned CD
LSR222003With Dead Hands Rising Behind Inquisition CD
LSR232003Various Artists Mosh or Be Moshed CD
LSR242003 Nientara Consequence (album) CD
LSR252003 Spearing Jocasta The Cassandra Complex CD
LSR262003 Wings of Scarlet Before the Great Collapse CD
LSR27 Grimlock Crusher (album) CD
LSR282004 PN The Art of Being 'We' CD
LSR292004 xDeathStarx The Triumph CD
LSR302005With Dead Hands Rising The Horror Grows Near CD
LSR312005 Tears from the Sky Power Symbol CD
LSR322005 Above this Fire In Perspective CD

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