was a Christian record label
founded in 1986
by James Kempner. The label focused primarily on modern rock, rap, and hip-hop. The label closed in the early 1990s.
Kempner had a background in concert promotion, and had run the New Years Eve Christian music festival
series at Knott's Berry Farm
, growing the event to one of the largest Christian events in the country before forming Frontline.
Artist Terry Scott Taylor
became the production manager for the label, and Drummer Ed McTaggart
became the primary art director, designing many of the label's album covers. Sublabels included Intense Records
, Alarma! Records
(a resurrection of Taylor's early 1980s lablel), and MYX Records (a dance music
label supervised by Scott Blackwell
Initial distribution was through Benson Records
Frontline Records became an important label in the development of the West Coast Christian alternative music
scene. Their roster included what 7ball
magazine would later refer to as "truly classic alternative, rap, metal, and rock" music, and HM
editor Doug Van Pelt would call "the lion's share" of classic hard Christian music.
Frontline and all of its assets were acquired by KMG Records
in early 1998.<ref... Read More