Since their inception in 1995, Bridge Nine Records has turned from a hobby to one of the biggest and best music brands in the world. What was once a once man operation has grown into a six-person full-time operation headquartered in Peabody, MA (just outside the label's original home in Boston) with affiliates and distributors worldwide.

Bridge Nine's fiercely independent do-it-yourself work ethic is one of the biggest reasons the label has been able to persevere in a tumultuous music business climate in addition to growing significantly in a time when labels are contracting rapidly. The label has been featured in some of the biggest magazines in music today including Alternative Press and Revolver. Since 2007 the label has had almost a dozen releases on Billboardís Independent, Heatseekers, and Top 200 charts-all the while remaining firmly true to the original spirit from which the label started.

Over fifteen years ago, an avid punk and hardcore music fan named Chris Wrenn started putting out 7" records by some of his favorite local bands. "The label started out pretty slowly", said Wrenn. "I talked with some of my friends who were in bands and they said they'd be down to put out a 7". Over the next couple of years, I did whatever I could to try and raise money to continue to put out records. I designed shirts, stickers, and patches that I sold at shows to earn money to offset the printing costs and not much has changed today." Having grown up in Connecticut in the 90's, which was a hotspot for hardcore, Wrenn had his finger on the pulse of the underground music scene. In 1994, Wrenn moved to Vermont and wanted something to keep him music-motivated while in college and decided to put out a split 7" record, the first official Bridge Nine release. One of the bands on it, Tenfold, became the foundation for In My Eyes and Fastbreak, both of which became really well-known in Connecticut and Boston hardcore scenes as well as nationally. Bridge Nine continued to grow, eventually releasing defining releases for American Nightmare (later Give Up The Ghost), Terror, and Champion. Today, Bridge Nine is a recognized brand worldwide as the best in underground music with a roster boasting over a dozen full-time, active bands. 150+ releases and Bridge Nine's back catalog boasts some of the biggest and best names in underground music (H2O, Polar Bear Club, Ceremony and many more) and it continues to get stronger.

As owner Chris Wrenn said, "Bridge Nine is a hardcore and punk based record label. Itís important to us that all of our bands, while they may not sound alike, respect each other. And someone doesnít need to like every record we put out-but at least they will respect it-and thatís important for us. Our objective is to put out quality recordings with the best current and up and coming hardcore bands out there. Hardcore today is a pretty broad grouping of styles and we like to mix it up. Our releases will reflect our tastes.Ē

Chris Wrenn
Owner, Man In Charge

1. Elisabeth & Georgia Grace
2. Oscar Bean
3. The B9 Crew (Seth / Breen / Matteo / Stephanie / Ryan / Adam / Sean / Hayslett)
4. Boardwalk Empire
5. Ragtime

Matteo Ferrari
Technological Superman & Webmaster

1. Wild Life
2. <---
3. Betting
4. PLO
5. Go Vegan

Ryan Boone
Production Manager, Ect.

1. The Straight Edge
2. The Triangle of Trust
3. Pain and Gain
4. My '98 Civic
5. Buffalo Tofu

Stephanie Marlow
PR & Marketing

1. Dogs
2. Foods
3. Drinks
4. Dogs
5. Dogs

Brian Shultz
B9 Utility Player

1. avocado on everything
2. The Recently Added tab
3. auxiliary discman
4. The Triangle of Trust
5. 'Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave'

Customer Service, Wholesale And Inventory

1. Molly
2. May
3. The Triangle of Trust
4. XVX
5. 8 Tacos

Bryan Rushton
Finance / Accounts



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1. Join our Street Team! Send brian[at]bridge9.com an email!

2. Don't see anybody posting B9 info on one of the messageboards you frequent? Cut and paste the B9 recent news with links to our page and help spread the word.

3. Put a B9 banner on your site, don't forget to make it clickable so kids can visit this site!

4. Does your local record store carry our recordings? If they don't, tell them about us! Also, drop us a line and tell us, so we can contact them and help them get our stuff.

5. Listen to the MP3's of our bands and tell your friends to check them out, post about them on messageboards, etc..

6. Request our bands on your local college radio station . If they don't have our stuff, tell them to contact us!

7. Go see our bands when they are on tour. Check out the tour section for current dates.

8. Ask your favorite fanzine to interview one of our bands.

9. And finally, tell your friends about all of our bands, and to check out B9. Bridge Nine has grown over the years mainly because of word of mouth - we know we wouldn't be able to put out records if you weren't buying them, so thanks for the support so far.