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Full Details On Roadrunners All-Stars CD

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The complete details have been announced for the upcoming ROADRUNNER UNITED "The All-Star Sessions" CD, due in stores on October 11, 2005, via Roadrunner Records. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the album will contain original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner stars.

Four central musicians were originally chosen to produce and write the songs. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). These four musicians play on the songs they have written and have also assembled a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician has played for more than one writer/producer and each song features a different vocalist.

ROADRUNNER UNITED - "The All-Star Sessions" CD (view cover here) track listing (and credits):

01. The Dagger (download mp3)
02. The Enemy
03. Annihilation by the Hands of God
04. In the Fire
05. The End
06. Tired 'N Lonely
07. Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)
08. Dawn of a Golden Age
09. The Rich Man
10. No Way Out
11. Baptized in the Redemption
12. Roads
13. Blood & Flames
14. Enemy of the State
15. I Don't Wanna Be (A Superhero)
16. Army of the Sun
17. No Mas Control
18. Constitution Down

Producers: Joey Jordison, Dino Cazares, Robert Flynn, Matthew K. Heafy

01. The Dagger

Howard Jones (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) - vocals
Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jordan Whelan (STILL REMAINS) - rhythm guitar
Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) - solo
Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY) - bass
Andols Herrick (ex-CHIMAIRA) - drums

Music written by Robert Flynn
Lyrics written by Howard Jones and Robert Flynn

02. The Enemy

Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA) - vocals
Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) - rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - solo, acoustic guitar
Paul Gray (SLIPKNOT) - bass
Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, MEDICATION)- drums

Music written by Dino Cazares and Roy Mayorga
Lyrics written by Mark Hunter

03. Annihilation by the Hands of God

Glen Benton (DEICIDE) - vocals
Matt DeVries (CHIMAIRA) - rhythm guitar
Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) - rhythm guitar
James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY)- solo
Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS) - fretless bass
Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) - drums

Music written by Joey Jordison and Rob Barrett
Lyrics written by Glen Benton

04. In the Fire

King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE)- vocals
Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM)- lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Cory Beaulieu (TRIVIUM) - lead and rhythm guitars
Mike D'Antonio (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) - bass
Dave Chavarri (ILL NINO) - drums

Music written by Matthew K. Heafy
Lyrics written by King Diamond

05. The End

Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM) - vocals, lead guitar
Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) - rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen (ex-COAL CHAMBER) - bass
Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, MEDICATION) - drums
Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) - melodic guitar harmonics
Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY) - keyboards, programming

Music written by Dino Cazares
Lyrics written by Matthew K. Heafy

06. Tired 'N Lonely

Keith Caputo (LIFE OF AGONY) - vocals, piano
Matt Baumbach (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) - rhythm guitar
Tommy Niemeyer (GRUNTRUCK) - rhythm guitar
Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS, TRASHLIGHT VISION) - rhythm guitar
James Root (SLIPKNOT) - solo, harmony guitar
Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) - drums, bass

Music written by Joey Jordison
Lyrics written by Keith Caputo

07. Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA) - vocals
Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) - rhythm guitar, 3-part guitar harmonies, keyboards
Jordan Whelan (STILL REMAINS) - rhythm guitar
Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) - solo
Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY) - bass
Andols Herrick (ex-CHIMAIRA) - drums

Music written by Robert Flynn and Phil Demmel
Lyrics written by Max Cavalera

08. Dawn of a Golden Age

Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH) - vocals
Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM) - lead and rhythm guitars
Justin Hagberg (3 INCHES OF BLOOD) - rhythm guitars
Sean Malone (ex-CYNIC) - bass
Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION) - drums

Music written by Matthew K. Heafy
Lyrics written by Dani Filth

09. The Rich Man

Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) - vocals
Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) - rhythm guitar, keyboards
Jordan Whelan (STILL REMAINS) - rhythm guitar
Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY) - bass
Andols Herrick (ex-CHIMAIRA) - drums

Music written by Robert Flynn
Lyrics written by Corey Taylor

10. No Way Out

Daryl Palumbo (GLASSJAW, HEAD AUTOMATICA) - vocals
Matt Baumbach (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) - guitar, bass
Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) - drums, bass
Junkie XL - programming, synths

Music written by Joey Jordison and Matt Sepanic
Lyrics written by Daryl Palumbo

11. Baptized in the Redemption

Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER, ex-COAL CHAMBER) - vocals
Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) - rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - solo, wah wah guitar
Paul Gray (SLIPKNOT) - bass
Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, MEDICATION) - drums

Music written by Dino Cazares and Roy Mayorga
Lyrics written by Dez Fafara

12. Roads

Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH) - vocals
Josh Silver (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - keyboards, backing vocals

Music written by Josh Silver
Lyrics written by Mikael Åkerfeldt

13. Blood & Flames

Jesse David Leach (SEEMLESS, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) - vocals
Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM) - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, vocals
Josh Rand (STONE SOUR) - rhythm guitars
Mike D'Antonio (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) - bass
Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - drums

Music written by Matthew K. Heafy
Lyrics written by Jesse David Leach

14. Enemy of the State

Peter Steele (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - vocals, keyboards
Steve Holt (36 CRAZYFISTS) - rhythm, acoustic and slide guitar
Dave Pybus (CRADLE OF FILTH) - bass
Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) - drums
Josh Silver (TYPE O NEGATIVE) - keyboards, samples

Music written by Joey Jordison and Matt Sepanic
Lyrics written by Peter Steele

15. I Don't Wanna Be (A Superhero)

Michale Graves (ex-MISFITS) - vocals
Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM) - lead and rhythm guitars
Justin Hagberg (3 INCHES OF BLOOD) - rhythm guitars
Mike D'Antonio (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) - bass
Dave Chavarri (ILL NINO) - drums

Music written by Matthew K. Heafy
Lyrics written by Michale Graves

16. Army of the Sun

Tim Williams (BLOODSIMPLE, ex-VISION OF DISORDER) - vocals
Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) - rhythm guitar
Jordan Whelan (STILL REMAINS) - rhythm guitar
Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY) - bass
Andols Herrick (ex-CHIMAIRA) - drums

Music written by Robert Flynn and Dave McClain
Lyrics written by Tim Williams

17. No Mas Control

Cristian Machado (ILL NINO)- vocals
Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY) - rhythm guitar
Souren "Mike" Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK) - harmony guitar
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - harmony solo
Marcelo Dias (ex-SOULFLY) - bass
Dave McClain (MACHINE HEAD, ex-SACRED REICH) - drums

Music written by Dino Cazares and John Sankey
Lyrics written by Cristian Machado

18. Constitution Down

Kyle Thomas (ex-EXHORDER, FLOODGATE) - vocals
Matt DeVries (CHIMAIRA) - rhythm guitar
Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) - rhythm guitar, trade-off solo
James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) - intro solo
Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) - trade-off solo
Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS) - fretless bass
Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) - drums

Music written by Joey Jordison
Lyrics written by Kyle Thomas

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1. Broken face writes:

this sounds awesome I bet Max Cavakiers is the best song

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2. the ghost of dead(from mayhem) writes:

cannibal corpse testament and king diamond kicks ass

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3. the ghost of dead(from mayhem) writes:

machine head sepultra fear factory mercyful fate kicks ass
mercyful fate is the best band on roadrunner.

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4. Symbolic writes:

There are a few good combinations there, Roads with Mikael Akerfeldt will no doubt be amazing and, and dawn of a golden age sounds cool.

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5. JPMETALUNDERGROUND writes:

Yes

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6. Myles writes:

Too bad Burton C Bell isn't appearing on this...but then again, why would he want to take part with Roadrunner after the sh** they gave the guys

~Myles

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7. evilchild writes:

i need this now!

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8. drone_replica writes:

This is kind of like fantasy football for metal. Can't wait to hear these combinations. Max and Christian always collaborate well. The track with Dez and Dino will kick ass!

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9. key to nothing writes:

theres no doubt about it now that roadrunner has become $ hungry mainstream nu metal whores,i heard most of the tracks already,all of which i have a hard time considering to be metal songs,such nu metal garbage

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10. Ma Chao writes:

where I can buy this album ?

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11. whiteboy writes:

the dagger is my faveorite song on the cd, ive heard the cd, and im supirsed that in the song the end matthew doesnt yell, he has a great yell, use it!

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12. Rohirrim writes:

f*** i cant wait to hear Andols Play again...

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