Roadrunner United

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The All-Star Sessions
Studio album by Roadrunner United
Released October 10, 2005
Recorded February 16 – June 1, 2005
Genre Heavy metal, nu metal, extreme metal, groove metal, alternative metal, death metal, black metal, thrash metal, metalcore
Length 76:55
Label Roadrunner
Producer Joey Jordison
Matt Heafy
Dino Cazares
Robb Flynn
Monte Conner (executive producer)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Stylus Magazine B+[1]
Sputnik Music 3.5/5 stars[2]
Pyro Music 8.5/10 stars[3]

Roadrunner United was a project organized by the heavy metal record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It culminated in an album released worldwide on October 11, 2005, entitled The All-Star Sessions. Four "team captains" were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands, and produce and oversee the album's 18 tracks: Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Murderdolls; Matt Heafy of Trivium; Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Asesino and Divine Heresy and formerly of Brujeria; and Robert Flynn of Machine Head and formerly of Vio-lence and Forbidden. The unprecedented project was the brainchild of Roadrunner UK General Manager Mark Palmer and Roadrunner USA VP of A&R Monte Conner. The album project was coordinated by Lora Richardson and was mixed by Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap. The All-Star Sessions spawned one single and music video ("The End"). The DVD included with the CD purchase is a documentary of the "Making Of" the songs. It features the sessions of the four team captains making their songs.[4]

On October 13, 2008, Roadrunner Records announced on its MySpace and on its official website that a two-disc DVD of a release party-concert, featuring songs from the album performed live, would be released on December 9, 2008. The DVD features the full concert and a documentary.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Dagger" – Music - Robert Flynn. Lyrics - Howard Jones/Robert Flynn 5:31
  2. "The Enemy" – Music - Dino Cazares/Roy Mayorga. Lyrics - Mark Hunter 4:44
  3. "Annihilation by the Hands of God" – Music - Joey Jordison/Rob Barrett. Lyrics - Glen Benton 5:33
  4. "In the Fire" – Music - Matt Heafy. Lyrics - King Diamond 4:07
  5. "The End" (released as a single) – Music - Dino Cazares. Lyrics - Matt Heafy 3:35
  6. "Tired 'N Lonely" – Music - Joey Jordison. Lyrics - Keith Caputo 3:37
  7. "Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)" – Music - Robert Flynn/Phil Demmel. Lyrics - Max Cavalera 4:51
  8. "Dawn of a Golden Age" – Music - Matt Heafy. Lyrics - Dani Filth 4:09
  9. "The Rich Man" – Music - Robert Flynn. Lyrics - Corey Taylor 6:49
  10. "No Way Out" – Music - Joey Jordison/Matt Sepanic. Lyrics - Daryl Palumbo 3:27
  11. "Baptized in the Redemption" – Music - Dino Cazares/Roy Mayorga. Lyrics - Dez Fafara 3:19
  12. "Roads" – Music - Josh Silver. Lyrics - Mikael Åkerfeldt 2:24
  13. "Blood & Flames" – Music - Matt Heafy. Lyrics - Jesse David Leach 5:38
  14. "Constitution Down" – Music - Joey Jordison. Lyrics - Kyle Thomas 5:04
  15. "I Don't Wanna Be (A Superhero)" – Music - Matt Heafy. Lyrics - Michale Graves 2:02
  16. "Army of the Sun" – Music - Robert Flynn/Dave McClain. Lyrics - Tim Williams 3:48
  17. "No Más Control" – Music - Dino Cazares/John Sankey. Lyrics - Cristian Machado 3:01
  18. "Enemy of the State" – Music - Joey Jordison/Matt Sepanic. Lyrics - Pete Steele 5:08

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Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 45
UK Albums Chart[5] 45
U.S. Billboard 200 77

25th Anniversary Concert Setlist[edit]

The complete setlist for the December 15, 2005 performance:

  1. Biohazard's "Punishment"
  2. Madball's "Set It Off"
  3. Stormtroopers of Death's "March of the S.O.D."
  4. Life of Agony's "River Runs Red"
  5. Obituary's "The End Complete"
  6. Mercyful Fate's "Curse of the Pharaohs"
  7. King Diamond's "Abigail"
  8. Annihilator's "Alison Hell"
  9. Deicide's "Dead by Dawn"
  10. Trivium's "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" / with a outro of Pantera's Domination
  11. Killswitch Engage's "My Last Serenade"
  12. Chimaira's "Pure Hatred"
  13. Fear Factory's "Replica"
  14. Type O Negative's "Black No. 1"
  15. Roadrunner United's "Tired 'n Lonely"
  16. Stone Sour's "Bother"
  17. Roadrunner United's "The Rich Man"
  18. Roadrunner United's "The Dagger"
  19. Roadrunner United's "The End"
  20. Soulfly's "Eye for an Eye"
  21. Sepultura's "Refuse/Resist"
  22. Slipknot's "Surfacing"
  23. Machine Head's "Davidian"
  24. Slipknot's "(sic)"
  25. Sepultura's "Roots Bloody Roots/Robert Flynn briefly sings "Children of the Grave" by Black Sabbath at the end

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