Symp.tom is a Dutch record label, founded in 2004 as a subdivision of Neophyte Records. Its releases are focused towards dark & industrial hardcore techno, while also giving its artists enough freedom to work on experimental projects occasionally. Worth mentioning are Symp.tom’s own spin-off series of the ‘Nightmare Outdoor‘ compilation CDs (widening the variety with darker material), and hosting the Industrial Hardcore Area at Nightmare Outdoor 2009 (featuring a strong and suited line-up).

Main producers of Symp.tom are Mental Wreckage and Mute. (who are both also its founders, label managers & art directors), followed up by The Relic a while later. Through the years, the roster was accompanied by guest artists like Moleculez, The Outside Agency, Sei2ure, [c.ORP] and Meccano Twins, the latter delivering an excellent remix on Symp.tom 3.

In 2011, Symp.tom came to an unexpected end when its record company Mid-Town Records went bankrupt and auctioned off their back catalogue to Cloud 9 Music BV. Most of Symp.tom’s artists decided to move on to Dark Descent, which is run by The Relic. As a tribute to its Symp.tom roots, that label started up a special sub-series of releases called Revisited: Symp.tom in 2017, which so far involved remixes of classic Symp.tom tracks like Lawaai and White Darkness.

In 2020, Symp.tom also created the Kapotcast mix series. As for what the future brings – keep a lookout on the narrow corridor amidst what has passed and is yet to come.