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ROADRUNNER UNITED 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONVERT DVD TO BE RELEASED

Posted on October 11, 2008

What was Roadrunner Records supposed to do after the label corralled 56 musicians from 44 different bands spanning the label’s entire 25-year history to release one groundbreaking album, called ‘Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions’? Simple. Throw one helluva party!

The label did just that – and they threw a party complete with an all-star gig, featuring artists signed to the label, past and present, as well as a couple of other muso friends of Roadrunner.

Roadrunner is pleased to announce the release of the ‘Roadrunner United – The Concert’ DVD on December 8th. The double-disc set hits shelves almost three years to the day after the show, which was held at the Nokia Theater in Times Square, New York City on December 15, 2005. The concert enjoyed a cult “You had to be there!” status in the metal scene and now Roadrunner is giving the label’s diehard followers a chance to witness the event for themselves.

Roadrunner United – The Concert’ captures the festive intensity of the evening. A house band, featuring members of core Roadrunner acts such as Slipknot, Sepultura and Machine Head, performed hits and classic tracks culled from the entirety of the Roadrunner catalogue. Some of the highlights included Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor performing “Bother” with Life of Agony’s Keith Caputo; former Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach duetting with current vocalist Howard Jones for KsE’s “My Last Serenade”; an assortment of frontmen handling vocals for staple songs like Slipknot’s “(Sic)” and “Surfacing,” Machine Head’s “Davidian,” King Diamond’s “Abigail,” Sepultura’s “Refuse/Resist,” Type O Negative’s “Black No. 1,” Soulfly’s “Eye For an Eye” as well as four songs from the ‘Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions’ album. The double disc set also includes a 75-minute documentary, complete with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, making it an even more intimate, fan-friendly experience.

The DVD is essential for those who’ve followed Roadrunner from its humble beginnings as a Dutch import label to the powerhouse, gold standard in hard rock and heavy metal that it has become.

Tracklisting as follows:

01. BIOHAZARD’s “Punishment”
Evan Seinfeld / Billy Graziadei – vocals
Billy Graziadei – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Andreas Kisser – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

02. MADBALL’s “Set It Off”
Jamey Jasta – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

03. LIFE OF AGONY’s “River Runs Red”
Keith Caputo – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Scott Ian – guitar (started off with S.O.D.’s “March of the S.O.D.”
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

04. OBITUARY’s “The End Complete”
Glen Benton – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

05. MERCYFUL FATE’s “Curse of the Pharoahs”
Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
Andreas Kisser / James Murphy – lead guitar
Jeff Waters – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

06. KING DIAMOND’s “Abigail”
Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
James Murphy – lead guitar
Jeff Waters – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

07. ANNIHILATOR’s “Alison Hell”
Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
Jeff Waters – lead guitar
James Murphy – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

08. DEICIDE’s “Dead By Dawn”
Glen Benton – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Steve Asheim – drums

09. TRIVIUM’s “Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr”
Robert Flynn / Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Corey Beaulieu – lead guitar
Matthew K Heafy – rhythm guitar
Paolo Gregoletto – bass
Travis Smith – drums

10. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s “My Last Seranade”
Jesse Leach / Howard Jones – vocals
Joel Stroetzel – lead guitar
Andreas Kisser – rhythm guitar
Mike D’Antonio – bass
Justin Foley – drums

11. TYPE O NEGATIVE’s “Black No. 1”
Ville Valo – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

12. FEAR FACTORY’s “Replica”
Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums
Rob Caggiano – keyboards

13. CHIMAIRA’s “Pure Hatred”
Jamey Jasta – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

14. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “Tired And Lonely”
Keith Caputo – vocals
Matt Baumbach – lead guitar
Acey Slade – rhythm guitar
Nadja Puelen – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

,p>15. STONE SOUR’s “Bother”
Corey Taylor / Keith Caputo – vocals

16. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The Rich Man”
Corey Taylor – vocals
Jeff Waters – lead guitar
Jordan Whelan – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Andols Herrick – drums

17. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The Dagger”
Howard Jones / Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Jeff Waters – lead guitar
Jordan Whelan – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Andols Herrick – drums

18. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The End”
Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Nadja Puelen – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums
Rob Caggiano – keyboards

19. SOULFLY’s “Eye For An Eye”
Brian Fair – vocals
Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

20. SEPULTURA’s “Refuse/Resist”
Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Scott Ian – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Phil Demmel – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

21. SLIPKNOT’s “Surfacing”
Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

22. MACHINE HEAD’s “Davidian”
Robert Flynn / Matthew K Heafy / Tim Williams – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

23. SLIPKNOT’s “Sic”
Corey Taylor – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Scott Ian – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

24. SEPULTURA’s “Roots Bloody Roots”
Robert Flynn – lead vocals
ROADRUNNER UNITED group and special guests (Jesse Leach, Howard Jones, Corey Taylor, Brian Fair, Tim “Ripper” Owens) – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Scott Ian – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

Watch this space for more news on clips from the DVD and pre-order information…

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