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More Roadrunner "All Stars" Announced

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Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the ground-breaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project.

Four central musicians have been chosen to produce and write all the songs. Previously announced were Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria) and Robert Flynn (Machine Head). The fourth writer/producer has recently been selected - 19 year-old metal prodigy Matt Heafy will take the lead of the fourth team. His band, Trivium, has been called "the valedictorian(s) of the 2005 metal class" by Hit Parader Magazine. "It blew my mind to be asked to participate on this album and write a few tracks," says Heafy "It's an amazing honor to be able to record with artists that I used to emulate and listen to growing up." These four musicians will not only play on the songs they have written but also assemble a unique team of Roadrunner artists to appear on each track.

Notable progress has been made in Jordison's, Cazares' and Flynn's teams. Music has been laid down, but vocals have yet to be added. The vocalists for the tracks have not been confirmed as of yet. The artists that have contributed to the tracks recorded thus far are:

Rob Barrett (Malevolent Creation)
Matt Baumbach (Vision Of Disorder)
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory/Brujeria)
Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus)
Matt DeVries (Chimaira)
Marcelo Dias (Soulfly)
Robert Flynn (Machine Head)
Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory/Front Line Assembly)
Paul Gray (Slipknot)
Andols Herrick (Chimaira)
Steve Holt (36 Crazyfists)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Logan Mader (Machine Head)
Roy Mayorga (Soulfly)
Dave McClain (Machine Head)
James Murphy (Obituary/Disincarnate)
Tommy Niemeyer (Gruntruck)
Nadja Peulen (Coal Chamber)
Dave Pybus (Cradle Of Filth)
Souren "Mike" Sarkisyan (Spineshank)
Acey Slade (Murderdolls)
Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
Jordan Whelan (Still Remains)
Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory)

Futher contributions to the album are also expected from:

Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage)
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative)
Andy LaRocque (King Diamond)
Tom Holkenberg (Junkie XL)
Josh Silver (Type O Negative)

Though no vocals have been recorded as yet, vocalists scheduled to appear on the album are:

Glen Benton (Deicide)
Keith Caputo (Life Of Agony)
Max Cavalera (Soulfly)
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate/King Diamond)
Dez Fafara (DevilDriver/Coal Chamber)
Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth)
Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium)
Mark Hunter (Chimaira)
Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage)
Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists)
Jesse Leach (ex-Killswitch Engage)
Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw)
Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
John Tardy (Obituary)
Kyle Thomas (Exhorder/Floodgate)

The project is being overseen by longtime Roadrunner A&R man Monte Conner. "I feel like Dr. Frankenstein, combining various musicians to form all these different monsters," says Conner. "It's an incredible amount of work but I am having the time of my life doing it. In the end, it will sound like a cohesive record. So far, Joey, Robert and Dino have all really worked their asses off, taking this project as seriously as they would their own bands. I am quite indebted to them. They've all done an unbelievable job."

Mixing duties will be handled by legendary hard rock producer, Colin Richardson. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in the Fall of 2005.

Source: Roadrunner Records

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1. mc darkness michelle writes:

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2. Hvymetal writes:

dude, this is like all of my favorite bands mashed together to form one AWESOME CD! GODDAMN I AM GETTING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. angrystoner writes:

holy shi t dude this is going to be one hell of an album

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4. angrystoner writes:

holy shi t dude this is going to be one hell of an album

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5. sex writes:

im looking forward to it

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6. DEADMETAL writes:

at least joey

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7. DEADMETAL writes:

at least joey

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8. DEADMETAL writes:

at least joey has a chance to work with some actually talented musicians now, not those no talent a$$ clowns ....

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9. DEADMETAL writes:

sorry, baby kicked the keyboard

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10. you guys are retarded writes:

no comment

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11. DEADMETAL writes:

"no comment" would actually just be shutting the fukk up and not actually posting something as retarded as "no comment" ...

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12. TriViuM Rule! IndieRockerDonis writes:

TriVium rule baby! hands up if u love TriVium

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13. fuck yes writes:

this album gonna be awsome
f*** you!

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14. cunthead writes:

TRIVIUM RULE!!! c*** piss twat f***

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15. angrystoner writes:

cannot wait

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16. angrystoner writes:

i think that posts 13 and14 are the same dumb ass.

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17. angrystoner writes:

is the same dumb ass

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18. Queen_Nothing writes:

I think so too...

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19. Queen_Nothing writes:

and you were right with "are the same dumb ass"

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20. angrystoner writes:

thats why i got a D in english.

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21. Queen_Nothing writes:

lol

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Queen_Nothing writes:

I'm in college. I got a D in the second semester of english in my freshman year, but that's because I stopped writing my essays... There were too many...

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. angrystoner writes:

im a sophmore... in high school
im going in to the 11th grade.

# Jun 18, 2005 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Queen_Nothing writes:

really??? I would've guessed you were older. I'm going into my sophmore year. I probably made it seem like I was a little older than that...

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25. DEADMETAL writes:

what college queen?

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26. angrystoner writes:

i get that alot because people tell me im mature for my age.
also alot of my friends are in college because when i was in my fresh man year of high school i met alot of seniors and those seniors graduated and i keep in touch with alot of them.

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27. angrystoner writes:

pueen i have a question how old did you think i was before i told you ?

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28. Queen_Nothing writes:

at least 19. Maybe 20.

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29. angrystoner writes:

im 16 i turn 17 in september

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30. Queen_Nothing writes:

aawww-- you're so little.. he he
I'm joking by the way. Anyway- I forgot to answer your earlier question. I go to UC Irvine

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31. angrystoner writes:

payableondeath88 on aim

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32. angrystoner writes:

were is UC irvine

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33. DEADMETAL writes:

how old are you queen?

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34. angrystoner writes:

19

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35. dancing monkeys writes:

yes, score, Filth on vocals, i love it

by the way, how can you be an angry stoner? I'm always a happy stoner.

peace out

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36. dancing monkeys writes:

yes, score, Filth on vocals, i love it

by the way, how can you be an angry stoner? I'm always a happy stoner.

peace out

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37. Queen_Nothing writes:

UC Irvine is Irvine, California. And angrystoner is right I'm 19

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38. Queen_Nothing writes:

I know angrystoner, I talk to him... but how old are you, DEADMETAL?

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39. sex writes:

i live in irvine,ca

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40. Maryr Of Obscurity writes:

U all seem insane ppl to hang with hehehe. Cant wait till this album pops out, although i would of added Alex Webster (Bass for Cannibal Corpse) but i know its roadrunner. whatever. metalblade should do the same thing. Alright darkest regards to u all.write back would ya

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41. DEADMETAL writes:

im 22 queen

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42. RememberMetal? writes:

What wil make this worth while (beside the sparwling array of musicians with their hands on this) will be the raw diveristy of it. Something for everyone here. The vocal contributions alone make me giddy. I'll be snapping this up on whatever tuesday this comes out.

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43. Queen_Nothing writes:

sex, do you really live in Irvine?

DEADMETAL:
Do you go to school?

RememberMetal:
I agree and I'll definitely be getting this too!

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44. sex writes:

ya i kinda live a 6 min drive from the spectrum

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45. Queen_Nothing writes:

wow. Everyone else I talk to lives so far away!

Anyone who wants to respond:
where are youguys from?

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 1:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. RememberMetal? writes:

Louisville Kentucky, only REAL city in this state and just an hour from Cinci Ohio. I've seen many good shows just by living in one big city and being so near another.

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47. unearthed writes:

Ontario, Canada. Southwestern Ontario to be exact. I'm only an hour and a half from Toronto,Detroit,and Buffalo.

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48. DEADMETAL writes:

phoenix, arizona ... will be transferring to arizona state university soon queen ...

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49. Queen_Nothing writes:

Wow! I actually expected about 1 response... Anyway, I don't live in Irvine. I only did during the school year, but I live in a growing town in the High Desert called Victorville. Sex you're probably the only one who knows where that is... we refer to your area and everything around there as "down the hill" ... although it's a big a$$ hill! Takes me forver to drive down there! It's pretty big for one of those "small towns" and it sux when I have to go up and down the hill to a concert or something cause every freeway gets packed as f**k! But it's worth it! I'm going to see Ill Nino (who are also on Roadrunner) if they ever realease some f**king dates!!!

Anyway I guess that's enough random information about me and where I live for now!
Later!

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50. faHt writes:

50th post b****

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51. bloashit writes:

f*** cradle of filth buncha white trash f***ers

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52. metal101 writes:

I'm going to 11th grade too.Most of my friends left since the seniors get to leave early but I get to see them now since school finishes later today but today is make up day I didn't have to go in. Durfee sux ass.WTF why doesn't anyone else live in this sh**ty place Fall River has nothing to do but to work at a fast food place and skateboard.

# Jun 28, 2005 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. RememberMetal? writes:

jeesus............... the guys contributing to this thing are awesome, i hope this is a double disk they might not be able to fit all that talent into one disk....space constraints are a b****. Cant wait to hear more on this thing.

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54. IAMEMTAL writes:

This cd will rock my balls, FF,SOULFLY,CHIMARIA,MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT, f***....

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