ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the album will contain original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner stars.

Four central musicians were originally chosen to produce and write the songs. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). These four musicians play on the songs they have written and have also assembled a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician has played for more than one writer/producer and each song features a different vocalist.

In addition to these stellar teams of musicians, there will also be special additional tracks from ex-Roadrunner artist, Josh SilverTYPE O NEGATIVE's longtime producer/keyboardist. In the spirit of the project, Silver has included Roadrunner artists on his tracks as well… OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt appears on the Silver-written "Roads".

Track names from the Jordison team include "Constitution Down" (with vocals by Kyle Thomas of FLOODGATE/EXHORDER), "Tired ‘N Lonely" (with vocals from Keith Caputo of LIFE OF AGONY) and "Annihilation by the Hand of God" (with vocals from Glen Benton of DEICIDE), among others. Flynn's camp has completed songs like "The Dagger" (with vocals from Howard Jones of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and "The Rich Man" (with vocals from Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT), among others. "The End" (with vocals from Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM) and "The Enemy" (with vocals from Mark Hunter of CHIMAIRA) are some of the team-Cazares product. And tracks from Heafy's sessions include "The Dawn of a Golden Age" (with vocals from Dani Filth of CRADLE OF FILTH), "Superheroes" (with vocals from Michale Graves of the MISFITS) and "Blood and Flames" (with vocals from Jesse Leach — ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer).

Participants:

Acey Slade
Andols Herrick
Andreas Kisser
Andy LaRocque
Christian Olde Wolbers
Corey Beaulieu
Corey Taylor
Cristian Machado
Dani Filth
Daryl Palumbo
Dave Chavarri
Dave McClain
Dave Pybus
Dez Fafara
Dino Cazares
Glen Benton
Howard Jones
James Murphy
Jeff Waters
Jesse David Leach
Jim Root
Joey Jordison
Johnny Kelly
Jordan Whelan
Josh Rand
Josh Silver
Justin Hagberg
Keith Caputo
King Diamond
Kyle Thomas
Logan Mader
Marcelo Dias
Mark Hunter
Matt Baumbach
Matt DeVries
Matthew K. Heafy
Max Cavalera
Michale Graves
Mikael Åkerfeldt
Mike D’Antonio
Mike Smith
Nadja Peulen
Paul Gray
Peter Steele
Rhys Fulber
Rob Barrett
Robert Flynn
Roy Mayorga
Sean Malone
Souren “Mike” Sarkisyan
Steve DiGiorgio
Steve Holt
Tim Williams
Tom Holkenberg
Tommy Niemeyer
Tyler Connolly

Bands Represented:

3 INCHES OF BLOOD
36 CRAZYFISTS
ANNIHILATOR
BRUJERIA
CARNIVORE
CHIMAIRA
COAL CHAMBER
CRADLE OF FILTH
CYNIC
DEICIDE
DEVILDRIVER
DISINCARNATE
EXHORDER
FEAR FACTORY
FLOODGATE
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
GLASSJAW
GRUNTRUCK
ILL NINO
JUNKIE XL
KEITH CAPUTO
(solo artist)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KING DIAMOND
LIFE OF AGONY
MACHINE HEAD
MALEVOLENT CREATION
MERCYFUL FATE
MISFITS
MURDERDOLLS
NAILBOMB
OBITUARY
OPETH
SADUS
SEPULTURA
SLIPKNOT
SOULFLY
SPINESHANK
STILL REMAINS
STONE SOUR
SUFFOCATION
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
THORN
TRIVIUM
TYPE O NEGATIVE
VISION OF DISORDER

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