VARIOUS ARTISTS - Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records (CD)



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Date of release: Sep 27 2013

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.
1.Nailbomb - Wasting Away
1.Mercyful Fate - Evil
1.Killswitch Engage - My Last Serenade
1.Nickelback - Side Of A Bullet
2.Trivium - Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
2.Jerry Cantrell - Anger Rising
2.Machine Head - Imperium
2.Whiplash - Power Thrashing Death
3.Devildriver - I Could Care Less
3.King Diamond - Abigail
3.Dog Eat Dog - No Fronts (Jam Master Jay's Main Edit)
3.Stone Sour - 30/30 150
4.Karma To Burn - Ma Petite Mort
4.Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine Fix
4.Carnivore - Carnivore
4.Death - Crystal Mountain
5.Hatebreed - Destroy Everything
5.Sepultura - Roots Bloody Roots
5.Glassjaw - Pretty Lush
5.Obituary - Slowly We Rot
6.Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
6.The Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism
6.Annihilator - Alison Hell
6.Coal Chamber - Loco
7.Soulfly - Eye For An Eye
7.Roadrunner United - The Dagger
7.Deicide - Sacrificial Suicide
7.Airbourne - No-one Fits Me (Better Than You)
8.Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
8.Fear Factory - Shock
8.Murderdolls - Dead In Hollywood
8.Suffocation - Infecting The Crypts
9.Slipknot - Spit It Out
9.Theory Of A Deadman - Bad Girlfriend
9.Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
9.Biohazard - Punishment
10.Type O Negative - Christian Woman
10.Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train
10.Spineshank - New Disease
10.Opeth - Heir Apparent
11.Brujeria - Matandos Gueros
11.Korn Feat. Skrillex - Get Up!
11.Megadeth - Headcrusher
11.Chimaira - Pure Hatred
12.Rush - Headlong Flight
12.Cynic - Veil Of Maya
12.Down - Witchtripper
12.36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork
13.Ill Nino - What Comes Around
13.Lynyrd Skynrd - Still Unbroken
13.Heaven & Hell - Bible Black
13.Life Of Agony - Through And Through
14.Treponem Pal - Excess And Overdrive
14.Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
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.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records (CD)
Cat No: 1686176052
Barcode: 16861760526
Packaging: CD Regular

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