Roadrunner United was a project organised by the alternative record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It culminated in the release of the album Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions on October 11, 2005 (October 10 in the UK)

Four “team captains” were chosen:

Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Dino Cazares (Asesino, Fear Factory, ex-Brujeria, Divine Heresy)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head, ex-Vio-lence)
They lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands to produce 18 songs.


The “57 Artists” :

Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse, ex-Malevolent Creation)
Matt Baumbach (ex-Vision Of Disorder)
Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Glen Benton (Deicide)
Keith Caputo (Life of Agony)
Max Cavalera (Soulfly, ex-Sepultura, ex-Nailbomb)
Dino Cazares (Asesino, Divine Heresy, Fear Factory, ex-Brujeria)
Dave Chavarri (Ill Niño)
Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage)
Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus, ex-Death)
Matt DeVries (Chimaira)
Marcelo Dias (ex-Soulfly)
Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, ex-Coal Chamber)
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
Robb Flynn (Machine Head, ex-Vio-lence)
Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly)
Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
Paul Gray (Slipknot)
Justin Hagberg (3 Inches Of Blood)
Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium, Capharnaum)
Andols Herrick (Chimaira)
Tom Holkenberg (Junkie XL)
Steve Holt (36 Crazyfists)
Mark Hunter (Chimaira)
Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls)
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative)
King Diamond (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Andy La Rocque (King Diamond)
Jesse David Leach (Seemless, ex-Killswitch Engage)
Cristian Machado (Ill Niño)
Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, ex-Soulfly, ex-Medication)
Sean Malone (Gordian Knot, ex-Cynic)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, ex-Soulfly, ex-Medication, ex-Thorn)
Dave McClain (Machine Head, ex-Sacred Reich)
James Murphy (ex-Testament, ex-Death, ex-Obituary, ex-Cancer, ex-Disincarnate)
Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica)
Nadja Peulen (ex-Coal Chamber)
Dave Pybus (Cradle of Filth, ex-Anathema, ex-Dreambreed)
Josh Rand (Stone Sour)
James Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Souren “Mike” Sarkisyan (Spineshank)
Josh Silver (Type O Negative)
Acey Slade (Murderdolls, Trashlight Vision, ex-Dope)
Mike Smith (Suffocation)
Peter Steele (Type O Negative, ex-Carnivore)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Kyle Thomas (ex-Exhorder, ex-Floodgate)
Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
Jordan Whelan (Still Remains)
Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory)
Tim Williams (Bloodsimple, ex-Vision Of Disorder)

TRACK LIST:

“The Dagger” – 5:31
Howard Jones, vocals
Robert Flynn, rhythm guitar, vocals
Jordan Whelan, rhythm guitar
Jeff Waters, lead guitar
Christian Olde Wolbers, bass
Andols Herrick, drums

“The Enemy” – 4:44
Mark Hunter, vocals
Dino Cazares, rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser, solo, acoustic guitar
Paul Gray, bass
Roy Mayorga, drums

“Annihilation by the Hands of God” – 5:33
Glen Benton, vocals
Matt DeVries, rhythm guitar
Rob Barrett, rhythm guitar
James Murphy, solo
Steve DiGiorgio, fretless bass
Joey Jordison, drums

“In the Fire” – 4:07
King Diamond, vocals
Matt Heafy, lead, rhythm, acoustic guitars
Corey Beaulieu, lead and rhythm guitars
Mike D’Antonio, bass
Dave Chavarri, drums

“The End” – 3:35
Matt Heafy, vocals, solo
Dino Cazares, rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen, bass
Roy Mayorga, drums
Logan Mader, melodic guitar harmonics
Rhys Fulber, keyboards, programming

“Tired ‘N Lonely” – 3:37
Keith Caputo, vocals, keyboard
Matt Baumbach, rhythm guitar
Tommy Niemeyer, rhythm guitar
Acey Slade, rhythm guitar
James Root, solo, harmony guitar
Joey Jordison, drums, bass

“Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)” – 4:51
Max Cavalera, vocals
Robert Flynn, guitar, 3-part guitar harmonies, keyboards
Jordan Whelan, rhythm guitar
Jeff Waters, solo
Christan Olde Wolbers, bass
Andols Herrick, drums

“Dawn of a Golden Age” – 4:09
Dani Filth, vocals
Matt Heafy, lead and rhythm guitars
Justin Hagberg, rhythm guitar
Sean Malone, bass
Mike Smith, drums

“The Rich Man” – 6:49
Corey Taylor, vocals
Robert Flynn, rhythm guitars, keyboard
Jordan Whelan, rhythm guitar
Christian Olde Wolbers, bass
Andols Herrick, drums

“No Way Out” – 3:27
Daryl Palumbo, vocals
Matt Baumbach, guitar, bass
Joey Jordison, drums, bass
Junkie XL, programming, synths

“Baptized in the Redemption” – 3:19
Dez Fafara, vocals
Dino Cazares, rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser, solo, wah wah guitar effects
Paul Gray, bass
Roy Mayorga, drums

“Roads” – 2:24
Mikael Åkerfeldt, vocals
Josh Silver, keyboards, backing vocals

“Blood & Flames” – 5:38
Jesse David Leach, vocals
Matt Heafy, lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars, vocals
Josh Rand, rhythm guitar
Mike D’Antonio, bass
Johnny Kelly, drums

“Constitution Down” – 5:04
Kyle Thomas, vocals
Matt DeVries, rhythm guitar
Rob Barrett, rhythm guitar, trade-off solo
James Murphy, intro solo
Andy La Rocque, trade off solo
Steve DiGiorgio, fretless bass
Joey Jordison, drums

“I Don’t Wanna Be (A Superhero)” – 2:02
Michale Graves, vocals
Matt Heafy, lead and rhythm guitars
Justin Hagberg, rhythm guitar
Mike D’Antonio, bass
Dave Chavarri, drums

“Army of the Sun” – 3:48
Tim Williams, vocals
Robert Flynn, rhythm guitar
Jordan Whelan, rhythm guitar
Christian Olde Wolbers, bass
Andols Herrick, drums

“No Mas Control” – 3:01
Cristian Machado, vocals
Dino Cazares, rhythm guitar
Souren “Mike” Sarkisyan, harmony guitar
Andreas Kisser, harmony guitar
Marcelo Dias, bass
Dave McClain, drums

“Enemy of the State” – 5:08
Peter Steele, vocals, keyboards
Steve Holt, rhythm, acoustic, and slide guitars
Dave Pybus, bass
Joey Jordison, drums
Josh Silver, keyboards, samples

Edited by saloti on 10 Oct 2013, 15:47

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