Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records  - Various Artists

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Various Artists - Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records 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.
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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.

Track Listing

Foundations - Roadrunner's early bands through the '80s and early '90s- representing death, industrial and gothic metal through to hardcore and alternative metal.

  1. Mercyful Fate - Evil
  2. Whiplash - Power Thrashing Death
  3. King Diamond - Abigail
  4. Carnivore - Carnivore
  5. Obituary - Slowly We Rot
  6. Annihilator - Alison Hell
  7. Deicide - Sacrificial Suicide
  8. Suffocation - Infecting The Crypts
  9. Biohazard - Punishment
  10. Type O Negative - Christian Woman
  11. Brujeria - Matandos Gueros
  12. Cynic - Veil Of Maya
  13. Life Of Agony - Through And Through
  14. Treponem Pal - Excess And Overdrive

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.

  1. Nailbomb - Wasting Away
  2. Machine Head - Imperium
  3. Dog Eat Dog - No Fronts (Jam Master Jay's Main Edit)
  4. Death - Crystal Mountain
  5. Sepultura - Roots Bloody Roots
  6. Coal Chamber - Loco
  7. Soulfly - Eye For An Eye
  8. Fear Factory - Shock
  9. Slipknot - Spit It Out
  10. Spineshank - New Disease
  11. Chimaira - Pure Hatred
  12. 36 Crazyfists - Bloodwork
  13. Ill Nino - What Comes Around

And Metal For All - 90s-2000s. Metal. Through and through!

  1. Killswitch Engage - My Last Serenade
  2. Trivium - Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
  3. Devildriver - I Could Care Less
  4. Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine Fix
  5. Hatebreed - Destroy Everything
  6. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
  7. Roadrunner United - The Dagger
  8. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
  9. Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
  10. Opeth - Heir Apparent
  11. Megadeth - Headcrusher
  12. Down - Witchtripper
  13. Heaven & Hell - Bible Black
  14. Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage

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.

  1. Nickelback - Side Of A Bullet
  2. Jerry Cantrell - Anger Rising
  3. Stone Sour - 30/30 150
  4. Karma To Burn - Ma Petite Mort
  5. Glassjaw - Pretty Lush
  6. The Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism
  7. Airbourne - No-One Fits Me (Better Than You)
  8. Murderdolls - Dead In Hollywood
  9. Theory Of A Deadman - Bad Girlfriend
  10. Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train
  11. Korn Feat. Skrillex - Get Up!
  12. Rush - Headlong Flight
  13. Lynyrd Skynrd - Still Unbroken
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