Roadrunner Set To Celebrate Back Catalogue!

Hits and Memories...

Roadrunner Records celebrates its three-decades-plus legacy as one of the most highly regarded labels in heavy metal and hard rock history by releasing XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records a four-CD box set covering a broad spectrum of heavy music with tracks from dozens of the world’s most legendary artists.

The set, due for release on Friday 27 September, includes 54 tracks spread across four discs, packaged in a deluxe fold-out panelled box. Veteran metal scribe Chris Dick has written the liner notes, which trace Roadrunner’s entire history and include quotes from the label’s founder, Cees Wessels; its legendary A&R guru, Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more.

XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records delivers a blistering overview of the label’s formidable first three decades of existence spread across four carefully assembled CDs. The first disc, Foundations, highlights the label’s early, reputation-building years. The second disc, Horns Up, sums up Roadrunner’s indelible impact on the metal scene of the 1990s. The third disc, And Metal For All, brings the listener into the 2000s and up to the present with the final disc, Rock For The Ages, focused on Roadrunner’s hard rock contingent.

A documentation of not just Roadrunner’s history but metal itself- this four disc set is testimony to the fact that as metal and heavy rock have morphed and changed over the years, Roadrunner was always, and continues to be, at the epicentre.

Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels.  Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner, a member of the Warner Music Group family of labels, now boasts depth and variety in its artists with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, and (metal) household names such as Stone Sour, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Gojira, Alter Bridge,  Airbourne and The Amity Affliction. Roadrunner catalogue includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as Type O Negative, Sepultura, Fear Factory and King Diamond. 

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MERCYFUL FATE                      Evil

WHIPLASH                               Power Thrashing Death

KING DIAMOND                     Abigail

CARNIVORE                            Carnivore

OBITUARY                                Slowly We Rot

ANNIHILATOR                          Alison Hell

DEICIDE                                   Sacrificial Suicide

SUFFOCATION                         Infecting The Crypts

BIOHAZARD                            Punishment

TYPE O NEGATIVE                   Christian Woman

BRUJERIA                                 Matandos Güeros

CYNIC                                     Veil of Maya

LIFE OF AGONY                      Through and Through

TREPONEM PAL                       Excess and Overdrive


Disc 2 - HORNS UP

NAILBOMB                              Wasting Away

MACHINE HEAD                    Imperium

DOG EAT DOG                       No Fronts (Jam Master Jay's Main Edit)

DEATH                                     Crystal Mountain

SEPULTURA                              Roots Bloody Roots

COAL CHAMBER                    Loco

SOULFLY                                  Eye For an Eye

FEAR FACTORY                        Shock

SLIPKNOT                                 Spit it Out

SPINESHANK                            New Disease

CHIMAIRA                               Pure Hatred

36 CRAZYFISTS                         Bloodwork

ILL NINO                                  What Comes Around



KILLSWITCH ENGAGE              My Last Serenade

TRIVIUM                                   Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

DEVILDRIVER                           I Could Care Less

CRADLE OF FILTH                    Nymphetamine Fix

HATEBREED                              Destroy Everything


ROADRUNNER UNITED                        The Dagger

PORCUPINE TREE                     Fear of a Blank Planet

DREAM THEATER                     On the Backs of Angels

OPETH                                     Heir Apparent

MEGADETH                             Head Crusher

DOWN                                     Witchtripper

HEAVEN & HELL                      Bible Black

GOJIRA                                   L'enfant sauvage



NICKELBACK                           Side Of A Bullet

JERRY CANTRELL                     Anger Rising

STONE SOUR                           30/30 150

KARMA TO BURN                    Ma petite mort

GLASSJAW                              Pretty Lush

THE DRESDEN DOLLS               Girl Anachronism

AIRBOURNE                             No-One Fits Me (Better Than You)

MURDERDOLLS                       Dead In Hollywood

THEORY OF A DEADMAN       Bad Girlfriend

BLACK STONE CHERRY           Lonely Train

KORN feat. SKRILLEX               Get Up!

RUSH                                        Headlong Flight

LYNYRD SKYNRD                     Still Unbroken