Roadrunner United, the project that was organized to commemorate Roadrunner Records’ 25th anniversary in 2005, are planning to reissue “The All-Star Sessions” next year. The record, which features members of Slipknot, Trivium, Fear Factory, Machine Head, and more, will be available on March 10. A live album featuring the project’s December 15, 2005 show at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY will be available that day as well.
Trivium’s Matt Heafy commented:
“The Roadrunner United album was something I still have a hard time believing that it happened. A 19-year-old me being enlisted to be able to write anything I wanted… while picking a dream lineup of my favorite musicians every single every song? I am still honored and grateful to have been allowed this amazing experience. All I can say is… I want to do Part II.”
Machine Head’s Robb Flynn added:
“I had a couple of riffs left over from [2004 Machine Head album] Through the Ashes of Empires that I hadn’t ended up using, so brought them into play first-off for Roadrunner United. The song that really kicked it off for me was ‘The Dagger‘. I was like, ‘Man, this is a fucking banger. I don’t know if I even want to give this away!’ I actually told the label, ‘If you can lock in Howard [Jones] from Killswitch Engage to do the vocals, you can have it. Otherwise, I’m keeping it for Machine Head!’
We had so much fun when Howard flew in to record that song at my studio. He only had about three sentences of lyrics prepared, so we spent hours talking over what the song could be about, and then he freestyled a bunch. I remember him getting up, walking into the vocal booth, and just belting out this fucking insane scream, this screech! It became the sound that opens the whole record.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE and a live video for “The End” can be found below: