Revolver is celebrating Roadrunner United with exclusive, limited-edition merch — order yours now at our shop.
In 2005, Roadrunner Records celebrated their 25th anniversary and did so in style, with an ambitious project called Roadrunner United. This included an album called The All-Star Sessions featuring 18 original songs recorded by 57 artists from past and then-present Roadrunner bands, including members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Trivium, Machine Head, Fear Factory and Sepultura. It also included an epic show at New York City's Nokia Theater that featured many of the aforementioned all stars playing a mix of Roadrunner classics and All-Star Sessions originals. Now, Roadrunner have unlocked their vaults and are set to unleash that live album, aptly titled Roadrunner United: The Concert (Live at the Nokia Theatre, New York, NY, 12/15/2005), on vinyl and CD later this month.
Today (March 3rd), a new standout video clip from that night has hit the internet, this one finds Howard Jones (then of Killswitch Engage, now of Light the Torch), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Andols Herrick (Chimaira) and more playing "The Dagger," an All-Star Sessions original penned by Flynn. Watch above.
"Robb wrote a monster of a song, and he knows how to showcase vocals," Jones commented, looking back. "I can't thank him enough for bringing me on board! Getting to perform 'The Dagger' with him and so many talented guys was an absolute blast. That album coming to life for one evening was a real moment in time — everyone walked away with awesome memories that night!"
The 25-song Roadrunner United concert boasted 39 musicians, representing 25 different Roadrunner bands, performing 25 songs from 19 different bands' repertoires. It was a helluva show, and it's all being pressed on 3LP colored vinyl and two-disc CD — available physically for the first time ever.
Both the original All-Star Sessions album and the concert performance itself will be widely released on March 10th, and Revolver has teamed with Roadrunner United to commemorate the releases with exclusive, limited-edition merch — available now in our shop, along with pressings of the albums on vinyl and CD.