Metropolis Records grew out of a small record store located in the popular South Street area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Digital Underground, opened in April of 1991, and specialized in the relatively young genres of Gothic and Electro-Industrial music. In 1992, the record store expanded to become a mail order company as well. By 1993, store manager Dave Heckman realized that he could offer this music at even lower prices by forming a record label that would release these overseas CDs in America at domestic prices. Dave's first licensing came from the Electro-Goth band, Love Is Colder Than Death. "Teignmouth," the band's and the label's first release, was issued in May of 1994.
Metropolis Records was born.