VARIOUS ARTISTS - Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records (CD)
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Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing a four-CD boxed set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world's most legendary artists.
The set, due for release on September 30, includes 54 tracks spread across four discs, packaged in a deluxe fold-out paneled box, Veteran metal scribe Chris Dick has written the liner notes, which trace Roadrunner's entire history and include quotes from the label's founder, Cees Wessels; its legendary A&R guru, Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Akerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more.
XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records delivers a blistering overview of the label's formidable first three decades of existence spread across four carefully assembled CDs, The first disc, "Foundations," highlights the label's early, reputation-building years, The second disc, "Horns Up," sums up Roadrunner's indelible impact on the metal scene of the 1990s, The third disc, "And Metal For All," brings the listener into the 2000s and up to the present and the final disc, "Rock For The Ages," focuses on Roadrunner's hard rock contingent.
A documentation of not just Roadrunner's history but metal itself- this four disc set is testimony to the fact that as metal and heavy rock have morphed and changed over the years, Roadrunner was always, and continues to be, at the epicentre.
|Disc 1 : Foundations - Roadrunner's Early Bands Through The '80s And Early '90s- Representing Death, Industrial And Gothic Metal Through To Hardcore And Alternative Metal.|
|Disc 2 : Horns Up - The 90s Were A Huge Moment In Metal- And Roadrunner Was Home To Some Of Its Biggest Stars. Nu-metal, Thrash Metal, Alt-metal. Roadrunner Had Every Scene And Sub-scene Covered.|
|Disc 3 : And Metal For All - 90s-2000s. Metal. Through And Through!|
|Disc 4 : Rock For The Ages - Over The Years, Roadrunner Has Also Been Home To Some Game-changing Non-metal Artists. Disc 4 Is A Great Showcase Of This.|
Cat No: 1686176052
Packaging: CD Regular
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