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Nitro Records is an independent record label created and owned by Dexter Holland (lead singer and founder of The Offspring) and Greg Kriesel (bassist for the same band). They started the label in 1995.

The label is famous for being an incubator for punk artists who have subsequently become successful, most notably AFI. The label has also released albums from classic punk bands, including The Damned and TSOL, and The Offspring have even used the label to re-release their eponymous debut album.

Currently, Nitro is rebuilding itself with a new roster of bands who fit more closely into The Offspring’s melodic punk style, rather than the current trends of radio-friendly pop punk and screamo.

In 2002 Nitro released a compilation title Punkzilla, featuring tracks by AFI, The Offspring, TSOL, The Vandals, Divit, The Damned, Bodyjar, Rufio, Stavesacre, Ensign, Guttermouth, Original Sinners, Son Of Sam and The Turbo AC’s.

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  • Masked_Animal

    nitro love) my favourite label

    February 2010
  • MrHat1065

    There's a lot more to NITRO than just AFI lol.

    August 2009
  • Mewpamita

    "...created and PWNED by..." :D

    July 2009
  • blackadder77

    Wow Never knew all this. Both AFI and the Offspring are awesome.

    June 2009
  • evilxdead

    AFI wasn't born cuz of Nitro.

    September 2008
  • KingHeff

    best afi = nitro afi

    March 2008
  • ThunderPX


    February 2008
  • ILoveLikeWinter

    thanks to Nitro AFI was born! WOOT!!!

    February 2007
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