“The History Of Roadrunner Records” Documentary Series Enters Production

A new documentary series focusing on rock/metal label Roadrunner Records has officially entered production. The series, which is called “The History Of Roadrunner Records,” is being directed by “Temple Of Bleh” podcast host Jim Saxton and it “will tell the story of the Dutch-founded company, from its beginnings as a licensor of children’s music in 1981, concluding with the label’s 2012 shake-up following its acquisition by Warner Music Group.”

“The History Of Roadrunner Records” will feature interviews with artists and employees, as well as archival footage and never-before-seen materials. A March 2023 release is currently expected. Roadrunner Records SVP for A&R Monte Conner commented:

“I’m a huge fan of Jim Saxton’s ‘Temple Of Bleh’ podcast. Even as someone who lived through all the history he digs up with each episode, I remember things I had long forgotten and gain new insight into Roadrunner’s history via Jim’s fresh perspective, sharp insight, and his uncanny ability to place the label’s achievements into a historic framework from both an artist and business perspective. Roadrunner is a label success story like no other in the heavy metal world… and beyond, and it’s about time its story is told in a manner that truly does it justice.”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares added:

“I’m lucky to have been a part of the legacy of Roadrunner Records. Working alongside Monte Conner for the majority of my 30-year career has been epic. He gave Fear Factory a chance when every other label rejected us. Then having to relive the history of the band through the ‘Temple Of Bleh’ podcast helped me to remember the details of the making of our classic album ‘Demanufacture’ and Brujeria’s ‘Raza Odiada’. I look forward to seeing the docuseries and learning more about the history of the label.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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