Monte Conner

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Monte Conner
Origin United States
Genres Hard rock, Metal
Labels Nuclear Blast

Monte Conner is a former Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in the December of 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot,[1] Trivium and King Diamond.

The bands he has signed, in alphabetical order, are: Amen, Annihilator, Artillery, Atrocity, Atrophy, Believer, Biohazard, Both Worlds, Brujeria, Buzzov-en, Jerry Cantrell, Keith Caputo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, CKY, Coal Chamber, Cynic, Dååth, Death, Deicide, Defiance, DevilDriver, Dirty Americans, Disincarnate, Dommin, Downthesun, Earth Crisis, Exhorder, Fear Factory, Floodgate, Glassjaw, Gojira, Gorguts, Gruntruck, Heathen, Immolation, Kinetic Dissent, Last Crack, Leadfoot, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Murderdolls, Nailbomb, Obituary, Optimum Wound Profile, Pestilence, Porcupine Tree, Powersurge, Realm, Revoker, Rush, Sadus, Sanctity, Sepultura, Shank 456, Skin Chamber, Slipknot, Solitude Aeturnus, Sorrow, Soulfly, Spineshank, Star Star, Stone Sour, Storm Corrosion, Suffocation, Taking Dawn, 36 Crazyfists, Times of Grace, To My Surprise, Toyshop, Treponem Pal, Trivium, Type O Negative, Wednesday 13, Willard, The Workhorse Movement[2]

In addition, Conner initiated the following licensing deals for Roadrunner outside North America: Acid Bath, Divine Heresy, Hatebreed, Heaven & Hell, Glen Hughes, Karma to Burn, Periphery, Queens of the Stone Age, Satyricon, Sevendust, Shadows Fall

He also brought in the following label deals to Roadrunner outside North America: Energy Records, Ferret Records, Soundfront Records, Trustkill Records

His licensed catalogue records include the following bands for Roadrunner U.S.: Angelwitch, Budgie, Destruction, Entombed, Hitmann, Gary Moore, Motörhead, Raven, Razor, Saint Vitus, Sodom, Uriah Heep

Conner conceived of and oversaw the Roadrunner United album and live DVD, compiled the MTV2 Headbangers Ball CD series and various compilations and soundtracks, oversees all Roadrunner’s catalogue reissues and remasters, A&R’s Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Nightwish and Opeth, as well as assists with various Loud & Proud imprint projects including Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rob Zombie.

Past artists Conner has also A&R’ed but did not sign include: Chastain, Front Line Assembly, Holy Terror, The Great Kat, King Diamond, Shelter, Toxik, Whiplash.

Monte co-hosts a bi-annual radio show, Graybeard Roots, on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Connor left Roadrunner on August 2, 2012, after much turnover at the label. On August 16, 2012, it was announced that Connor would be partnering with Nuclear Blast Records.[3]

Discography[edit]

  1. Annihilator - Alice in Hell
  2. Annihilator - Set the World on Fire
  3. Artillery - By Inheritance
  4. Trivium - The Crusade
  5. Trivium - Ascendancy
  6. Trivium - Shogun
  7. Trivium - In Waves
  8. Sadus - Swallowed in Black
  9. Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip
  10. The Great Kat - Beethoven on Speed
  11. King Diamond - Abigail
  12. Fear Factory - Soul of a New Machine
  13. Fear Factory - Fear Is the Mindkiller
  14. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
  15. Fear Factory - Obsolete
  16. Fear Factory - Digimortal
  17. Fear Factory - Digital Connectivity
  18. Fear Factory - The Best of Fear Factory
  19. Fear Factory - Genexus
  20. Slipknot - 9.0: Live
  21. Slipknot - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
  22. Slipknot - Iowa
  23. Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
  24. Resident Evil Soundtrack
  25. Resident Evil: Apocalypse Soundtrack
  26. Life of Agony - River Runs Red
  27. Life of Agony - Ugly
  28. Life of Agony - Soul Searching Sun
  29. Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion Kind
  30. Mercyful Fate - Melissa 25th Anniversary Re-Issue
  31. Dååth - The Hinderers
  32. Devildriver - Devildriver
  33. Devildriver - The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
  34. Devildriver - The Last Kind Words
  35. Devildriver - Pray for Villains
  36. Devildriver - Beast
  37. Floodgate - Penalty
  38. To My Surprise - To My Surprise
  39. Type O Negative - World Coming Down
  40. Type O Negative - Life is Killing Me
  41. Type O Negative - The Best of Type O Negative
  42. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
  43. Machine Head - The More Things Change...
  44. Machine Head - Burning Red
  45. Machine Head - Supercharger
  46. Machine Head - The Blackening
  47. Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
  48. MTV2 Headbangers Ball
  49. MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2
  50. MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge
  51. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
  52. Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma
  53. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
  54. Soulfly - Soulfly
  55. Soulfly - Primitive
  56. Soulfly - 3
  57. Soulfly - Prophecy
  58. Soulfly - Dark Ages
  59. Soulfly - Conquer
  60. Soulfly - Omen
  61. Soulfly - Enslaved
  62. Soulfly - Savages
  63. Soulfly - Archangel
  64. Roadrunner United
  65. Malevolent Creation - Retribution
  66. CKY - Carver City
  67. Cynic - Focus
  68. Dommin - Love Is Gone
  69. Deicide - Legion
  70. Deicide - Deicide
  71. Deicide - The Best of Deicide
  72. Freddy Vs. Jason Soundtrack
  73. Coal Chamber - Coal Chamber
  74. Coal Chamber - Chamber Music
  75. Coal Chamber - Dark Days
  76. Coal Chamber - Giving the Devil His Due
  77. Coal Chamber - The Best of Coal Chamber
  78. Madball - Best of Madball
  79. Times of Grace - The Hymn of a Broken Man
  80. Chimaira - The Impossibility of Reason
  81. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
  82. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
  83. Sepultura - Roots
  84. Sepultura - The Roots of Sepultura
  85. Sepultura - Against
  86. Sepultura - Nation
  87. Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky
  88. Death - Symbolic
  89. 36 Crazyfists - Bitterness the Star
  90. 36 Crazyfists - A Snow Capped Romance
  91. 36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside the Flames
  92. Wednesday 13 - Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead
  93. Taking Dawn - Time to Burn
  94. Obituary - The End Complete
  95. Obituary - World Demise
  96. Acidation - The Ivy
  97. Acidation - The Lake Of Sorrow
  98. Acidation - A Portal to the Past (Best Of Box Set)
  99. Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & Guns
  100. Stone Sour - Stone Sour
  101. Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
  102. Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy
  103. Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones – Part 1
  104. Opeth - Heritage
  105. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
  106. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
  107. Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
  108. Devilment - The Great and Secret Show
  109. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
  110. Anti-Mortem - New Southern
  111. Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
  112. Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War
  113. Devil You Know - They Bleed Red
  114. Willard - Steel Mill
  115. Workhorse Movement - Sons of the Pioneers

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