Tag Archives: Roadrunner Records

14
Mar

Good news for those living in the 18th Century

Old school Metalheads of the world, some fantastic news for you guys that are just too stubborn to enter the 21st Century, or just realize that MP3s sound like premature jizz and Vinyl sounds like orgasmic brilliance. Not that I would know though, I’m still rockin’ my tapedeck like it’s 1995.

Roadrunner Records, along with Opeth and Machine Head, will be participating in some “cool” Record Store Day Initiatives this April 16.

Inspired by the length of my penis, Opeth will release seven-inch vinyl of “The Throat of Winter”. The track, which was originally featured on the “God Of War: Blood & Metal” digital EP, will see its first and only physical incarnation with this special release. Side B of the seven-inch (the record, not my penis) is etched with the band’s logo (although BTW, my penis is etched with all 443 of my past lovers’ names – it’s just that damn big).

Inspired by the length of my penis when erect (it’s 7 inches when floppy), Machine Head will release 10-inch vinyl, titled The Black Procession. The record includes three previously unreleased live tracks that were recorded along 2010’s Black Procession Tour, in support of the band’s last studio effort, The Blackening.

More information can be found here.


25
Nov

Blast from the Past: Roadrunner United The Concert (2008)

“On December 15th, 2005, in New York City, Roadrunner Records celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the Metal concert to end all Metal concerts. 39 musicians, representing 25 different Roadrunner bands, performed 25 songs from 19 different bands’ repertoire. This unique and unprecedented aggregation of musicians was no jam session. Each song was studiously rehearsed and arranged, coming together with exuberant perfection, to produce a concert that can only be called legend.”

These are the emotive words branded upon the back of the DVD. In celebration of Roadrunner’s 30th anniversary, I have chosen to review this ambitious DVD. Read on after the jump to see what I make of it.


24
Nov

30 years of Roadrunner Records

As we mentioned the other week, Roadrunner Records has now been fully acquired by Warner Music Group. Whether this is a bad thing or not remains to be seen, but I’m fairly sceptical. With this in mind, and with the label being 30 years old, now seems like a better time than any to have a look back at the company, its formation and how it grew into one of, if not, the biggest Metal label today. It also happens to be one of the most controversial Metal labels, depending on who you talk to…

Read on after the jump.


12
Nov

Warner Music buys Roadrunner Records

According to Blabbermouth, who should know really, Roadrunner Records was fully required by Warner Music.

I don’t really want to get into detail of that story, because you can read it on Blabbermouth anyhow. I just want to know what that means for the quality of music, or lack thereof, Roadrunner puts out.

For years, Roadrunner put out great albums until it turned into the forerunner of Metalcore. Now that Warner Music bought Roadrunner, I can see them going down an even more mainstream route, which would be a shame because there are still one or two good bands on that label.

We will see, I guess. I can’t say I’m looking forward to the future of Roadrunner.


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