Roadrunner United

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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: then (now former) Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Trivium frontman and guitarist Matt Heafy, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares, and Machine Head frontman and guitarist Robb Flynn. 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.[1]

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.

The All-Star Sessions[edit]

The All-Star Sessions
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Studio album by
Roadrunner United
ReleasedOctober 10, 2005
RecordedFebruary 16 – June 1, 2005
GenreHeavy metal
Length76:55
LabelRoadrunner
Producer
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Stylus MagazineB+[2]
Pyro Music8.5/10 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicMusiciansLength
1."The Dagger"Flynn, JonesFlynn5:31
2."The Enemy"HunterCazares, Mayorga4:44
3."Annihilation by the Hands of God"BentonJordison, Barrett5:33
4."In the Fire"DiamondHeafy4:07
5."The End"HeafyCazares3:35
6."Tired 'n Lonely"CaputoJordison3:37
7."Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)"CavaleraFlynn, Demmel4:51
8."Dawn of a Golden Age"FilthHeafy4:09
9."The Rich Man"TaylorFlynn6:49
10."No Way Out"PalumboJordison, Sepanic3:27
11."Baptized in the Redemption"FafaraCazares, Mayorga3:19
12."Roads"ÅkerfeldtSilver2:24
13."Blood & Flames"LeachHeafy5:38
14."Constitution Down"ThomasJordison5:04
15."I Don't Wanna Be (A Superhero)"GravesHeafy2:02
16."Army of the Sun"WilliamsFlynn, McClain3:48
17."No Más Control"MachadoCazares, Sankey3:01
18."Enemy of the State"SteeleJordison, Sepanic5:08
Total length:76:55

Personnel[edit]

Team Captains (Primary songwriters/producers)[edit]

  • Robb Flynn - co-lead vocals (track 1), keyboards (tracks 7, 9), rhythm guitar, production (1, 7, 9, 16)
  • Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar, production (tracks 2, 5, 11, 17)
  • Joey Jordison - bass (tracks 6, 10), drums, production (tracks 3, 6, 10, 14, 18)
  • Matt Heafy - lead vocals (track 5), backing vocals (tracks 8, 13), acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 13), lead and rhythm guitar, production (tracks 4, 8, 13, 15)

Additional Personnel[edit]

Vocalists[edit]

Guitarists[edit]

Bassists[edit]

Drummers[edit]

Keyboards/Programming[edit]

Engineers[edit]

  • Matt Sepanic (tracks 3, 6, 10, 14, 18)
  • Jason Suecof (tracks (4, 8, 13, 15)
  • Roy Mayorga (tracks 2, 5, 11, 17)
  • Mark Keaton (tracks 1, 7, 9, 16)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 45
UK Albums Chart[4] 45
U.S. Billboard 200 77

Roadrunner United: The Concert[edit]

The complete set list for the December 15, 2005 concert.

Setlist[edit]

No.TitleLineupLength
1."Punishment" (Originally performed by Biohazard)Evan Seinfeld - vocals
Billy Graziadei - vocals, rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
4:51
2."Set it Off" (Originally performed by Madball)Jamey Jasta - vocals
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
2:55
3."March of the S.O.D" (Originally performed by Stormtroopers of Death)Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Scott Ian - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
1:34
4."River Runs Red" (Originally performed by Life of Agony)Keith Caputo - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Scott Ian - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
2:09
5."The End Complete" (Originally performed by Obituary)Glen Benton - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
5:02
6."Curse of the Pharaohs" (Originally performed by Mercyful Fate)Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead & rhythm guitars
James Murphy - rhythm & lead guitars
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
3:48
7."Abigail" (Originally performed by King Diamond)Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
James Murphy - rhythm & lead guitars
Jeff Waters - lead & rhythm guitars
Paul Gray - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
Rob Caggiano - keyboards
5:16
8."Allison Hell" (Originally performed by Annihilator)Tim "Ripper" Owens - vocals
Jeff Waters - lead guitar, vocals
James Murphy - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
6:35
9."Dead by Dawn" (Originally performed by Deicide)Glen Benton - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Steve Asheim - drums
4:35
10."Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" (With outro of Pantera's "Domination")Trivium featuring guest vocals by Robb Flynn6:09
11."My Last Serenade" (Featuring Jesse Leach and Howard Jones)Killswitch Engage featuring rhythm guitar by Andreas Kisser, who filled in for Adam Dutkiewicz3:58
12."Pure Hatred" (Originally performed by Chimaira)Jamey Jasta - vocals
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
4:32
13."Replica" (Originally performed by Fear Factory)Matt Heafy - vocals
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
4:06
14."Black No. 1" (Originally performed by Type O Negative)Ville Valo - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
Rob Caggiano - keyboards
6:00
15."Tired 'n Lonely"Keith Caputo - vocals
Matt Baumbach - lead guitar
Acey Slade - rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
Rob Caggiano - keyboards
3:55
16."Bother" (Originally performed by Stone Sour)Keith Caputo - vocals
Corey Taylor - vocals, guitar
6:15
17."The Rich Man"Corey Taylor - vocals
Jeff Waters - rhythm guitar
Jordan Whelan - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Andols Herrick - drums
6:30
18."The Dagger"Robb Flynn - vocals
Howard Jones - vocals
Jeff Waters - lead guitar
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Jordan Whelan - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Andols Herrick - drums
5:59
19."The End"Matt Heafy - vocals
Logan Mader - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
3:31
20."Eye for an Eye" (Originally performed by Soulfly)Brian Fair - vocals
Logan Mader - lead guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
4:35
21."Refuse/Resist" (Originally performed by Sepultura)Robb Flynn - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Scott Ian - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Phil Demmel - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
4:09
22."Surfacing" (Originally performed by Slipknot)Robb Flynn - vocals
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Adam Duce - bass
Roy Mayorga - drums
4:10
23."Davidian" (Originally performed by Machine Head)Robb Flynn - vocals
Matt Heafy - vocals
Tim Williams - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead & rhythm guitars
Logan Mader - rhythm & lead guitars
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
6:05
24."(SIC)" (Originally performed by Slipknot)Corey Taylor - vocals
Tommy Vext - vocals
Andreas Kisser - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Scott Ian - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
4:38
25."Roots Bloody Roots" (Originally performed by Sepultura)Robb Flynn - vocals
Corey Taylor - vocals
Howard Jones - vocals
Jesse Leach - vocals
Tommy Vext - vocals
Andreas Kisser - lead guitar
Scott Ian - rhythm guitar
Dino Cazares - rhythm guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Adam Duce - bass
Joey Jordison - drums
Roy Mayorga - percussion
6:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burning your ears since 1980". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  2. ^ "Roadrunner United - The All-Star Sessions - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ "Roadrunner United - The All-Star Sessions (album review 4)". Sputnikmusic. 2005-10-31. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 465. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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