• Welcome to Playgroundz Records, Where Heavy Music Starts.

    Alternative Rock • Grunge • Stoner Rock/Metal • Occult Rock • Desert Rock • Post Punk • Post Grunge • Psychedelic • Hard Rock/Heavy Metal • Dark Folk

    Playgroundz Records represents artists in Heavy Music, such as Heavy Rock/Metal, Alternative Rock, Grunge, Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psychedelic, Punk and other sub genres of heavy rock music.Playgroundz Rocks is the face of our socials and public relations(PR) engine for Playgroundz Records. We support many artist that are not signed with us and support many networks involved in the elevation of heavy music. Whether you are on our record label or not, we love it all.

    At Playgroundz Records, we believe that every artist has a unique story to tell, and we're here to amplify those stories to a global audience. Our mission is to provide a platform where artists can freely express themselves, and craft their musical identities. A home where genres blend and boundaries blur, giving rise to groundbreaking sounds that push the envelope of artistic exploration.

    What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to artist development. From production and mixing to marketing and distribution, we offer comprehensive support every step of the way. Our team of experienced professionals is passionate about elevating careers, and we tailor our strategies to each artist's distinct vision and goals. Whether it's your first release or your fifth album, we're dedicated to helping you navigate the complex landscape of the music industry.

    In an era of streaming and digital connectivity, we understand the importance of a strong online presence. Our digital marketing experts work diligently to ensure that your music reaches the right ears and captures hearts across the globe. We also value the authenticity of live performances, and we collaborate with artists to curate unforgettable shows that connect them directly with their fans.

    Playgroundz Records is not just about music; it's about building a community of artists who support and inspire one another. As a family of musicians, producers, and creatives, we celebrate the shared passion for music that binds us all.

    Join us on this sonic journey as we break barriers, challenge norms, and create a new wave of musical excellence. At Playgroundz Records, the spotlight is on you, and the world is listening.



  • The Origins(2005-2008) - Pioneers of Streaming Live Concerts

    • Playgroundz was conceived by Michael D'Amato and co-founded with Kevin Farrell in 2005. After previously starting out as a record label under a different name, we transitioned to a website that showcased and promoted bands.
    • In the winter of 2005, Michael D'Amato began experimenting with live streams in his home, from one computer  to another being broadcasted from room to room.
    • In 2006, those experiments and pitching the idea of live streaming concerts to the owner and manager of the venue opened the door for us to become the house live streaming engineers at The Vintage Lounge, in Levittown, NY.
    • In February 2006, Playgroundz began streaming friday night band shows and broadcasted their first live show on their website.

    • In March 2006, we also began streaming tuesday night open mic nights along with the friday night band nights.
    • August 5th, 2006 we hosted The Playgroundz Summer Music Festival at The Vintage Lounge.

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    • In August of 2006, our first 2 articles appeared in The Good Times Magazine and The Aural Fix Communique.


    • February 2007 we hosted The Playgroundz Winter Festival at The Vintage Lounge.
    • August 2007 Playgroundz is televised on channel 13 WLIW, News 12, and aired on the radio at 102.3FM WBAB.
    • August 24th, 2007 we hosted The Playgroundz Long Island Rocks For Freedom Concert at The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre and streamed it live for the troops overseas.


    • August 30th, 2008 we hosted the 2nd Playgroundz Long Island Rocks For Freedom Concert at The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre and streamed it live for the troops overseas.


    • In the fall of 2008, Kevin Farrell left Playgroundz and we dissolved the corporation.
    • In 2009 as the sole proprieter, Playgroundz continued to showcase new bands from around the world on the website.

    Introduction To The Recording Artists(2010-2023)

    • In 2010, Michael D'Amato, Craig Piano, and Marc Tommolino formed a 4 piece rock metal band with long time friends called District 13. District 13, now known as Shots In Order, is Playgroundz first recording artist.
    • On August 1st, 2010, District 13 opened a show for Michael Schenker Group(UFO), and George Lynch(Dokken, The Lynch Mob) at The Crazy Donkey.


    • August 2010 District 13 was televised on channel 1 FIOS.
    • March 26th, 2011, Playgroundz hosted The Playgroundz Recess Revolution Concert at Mulcahy's of Centerreach. On the bill would be their very own District 13 along with other bands.


    • June 25th, 2011, Playgroundz hosted The 2nd Playgroundz Recess Revolution at Mulcay's of Centerreach.


    • 2012-2013, Berklee College Of Music, Music Production
    • 2014, Glass Steigal Recording Sessions Begin
    • November 17th, 2015, with a new concept and name developed by Michael D'Amato and Marc Tommolino, Shots In Order (formerly known as District 13) releases their debut album EP.

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    • May 24th, 2018 Shots In Order releases their second album EP titled Predatory.


    • October 2020, Glass Steigal releases their debut album EP


    • February 2021, 10% Reptile releases their debut album EP "The Big Boycott"


    View More Press >> https://reptile.bandcamp.com/album/the-big-boycott-2

    • September 2023, 10% Reptile releases Holographic Fuzz, Their second album EP.

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    View More Press >> https://reptile.bandcamp.com/album/holographic-fuzz