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Roadrunner Records To Release XXX: Three Decades Of Roadrunner Records Box Set

Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

Roadrunner have been a record label since 1980 and have naturally accured one hell of a back catalogue for fans to dive into. To celebrate over thirty years of existence, the label will be dropping a four-disc box set that covers the entire history of the label! The track list is way cool too, so get in here and read up on it.

First of all, kudos to everyone who put this together, because holy crap that must have taken some serious hours. Roadrunner gives a really solid synopsis of the box set as well via Blabbermouth:

The set, due for release on October 1, includes 54 tracks spread across four discs, packaged in a deluxe fold-out paneled box, at a retail price of $39.98. Decibel contributor Chris Dick has written the liner notes, which trace Roadrunner's entire history and include quotes from founder Cees Wessels; 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 Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more.

Also neat that they've taken the time to get people to comment on the label, say a few words, and things like that instead of just mashing a bunch of tracks together and calling it a retrospective. The box is split into four distinct discs; "Foundations" is the label's early years, "Horns Up" is the 1990's metal scene and all the band Roadrunner contributed to it,"And Metal for All" is up to the 2000s, and then "Rock for the Ages" is all the mainstream-ish bands. Again, this box set does not mess around with quality.

Without further ado, I bring you the track list:

Disc 1 – "Foundations":

01. Mercyful Fate – "Evil"
02. Whiplash – "Power Thrashing Death"
03. King Diamond – "Abigail"
04. Carnivore – "Carnivore"
05. Obituary – "Slowly We Rot"
06. Annihilator – "Alison Hell"
07. Deicide – "Sacrificial Suicide"
08. Suffocation – "Infecting The Crypts"
09. Biohazard – "Punishment"
10. Type O Negative – "Christian Woman"
11. Brujeria – "Matando Güeros"
12. Cynic – "Veil of Maya"
13. Life of Agony – "Through and Through"
14. Treponem Pal – "Excess and Overdrive"

Disc 2 – "Horns Up":

01. Nailbomb – "Wasting Away"
02. Machine Head – "Imperium"
03. Dog Eat Dog – "No Fronts (Jam Master Jay's Main Edit)"
04. Death – "Crystal Mountain"
05. Sepultura – "Roots Bloody Roots"
06. Coal Chamber – "Loco"
07. Soulfly – "Eye For an Eye"
08. Fear Factory – "Shock"
09. Slipknot – "Spit It Out"
10. Spineshank – "New Disease"
11. Chimaira – "Pure Hatred"
12. 36 Crazyfists – "Bloodwork"
13. Ill Nino – "What Comes Around"

Disc 3 – "And Metal for All":

01. Killswitch Engage – "My Last Serenade"
02. Trivium – "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr"
03. Devildriver – "I Could Care Less"
04. Cradle of Filth – "Nymphetamine Fix"
05. Hatebreed – "Destroy Everything"
06. Cavalera Conspiracy – "Inflikted"
07. Roadrunner United – "The Dagger"
08. Porcupine Tree – "Fear of a Blank Planet"
09. Dream Theater – "On the Backs of Angels"
10. Opeth – "Heir Apparent"
11. Megadeth – "Head Crusher"
12. Down – "Witchtripper"
13. Heaven and Hell – "Bible Black"
14. Gojira – "L'enfant Sauvage"

Disc 4 – "Rock for the Ages":

01. Nickleback – "Side of a Bullet"
02. Jerry Cantrell – "Anger Rising"
03. Stone Sour – "30/30-150"
04. Karma to Burn – "Ma Petite Mort"
05. Glassjaw – "Pretty Lush"
06. The Dresden Dolls – "Girl Anachronism"
07. Airbourne – "No One Fits Me (Better Than You)"
08. Murderdolls – "Dead in Hollywood"
09. Theory of a Deadman – "Bad Girlfriend"
10. Black Stone Cherry – "Lonely Train"
11. Korn feat. Skrillex – "Get Up!"
12. Rush – "Headlong Flight"
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd – "Still Unbroken"

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