About Brutal Panda Records

It all started back in 2008 when two fresh-eyed stoners, Bob from Jersey and Mike from Texas, met while interning at the venerable Relapse Records in Philly. Mike thought it would be "cool" to release a local noise rock band, Fight Amp's, debut album, on colored vinyl (Thank you Translation Loss Records). It then led all the way up to recent years of working with some of our all-time fav bands like Local H and Cave In.

Early next year is our 15-year anniversary of the label and it breaks my heart that we won't celebrate the milestone together as my dear friend and co-founder, Mike Lara, sadly passed away in July 2022. I will be thinking of him every day as I continue on with this ridiculously named label and hope to honor his legacy with each project.

Rest in Power Brother,
Bob - Brutal Panda Records

In Memory of Michael Lara 1982 - 2022