‘Roadrunner United’ compilation & live album to be reissued in 2023

Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner United is getting the reissue treatment.

Originally conceived in 2005 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of metal label Roadrunner Records, the Roadrunner United project spawned a compilation titled The All-Star Sessions, a collection of original music composed by four “captains” — then-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn and Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares — and featuring artists from 45 different Roadrunner bands.

Many of the participating artists then reunited for a live album recorded later that year in New York City, titled The Concert, featuring performances of songs from The All-Star Sessions and covers.

Both The All-Star Sessions and The Concert will be reissued on March 10, 2023.

“The Roadrunner United album was something I still have a hard time believing that it happened,” Heafy says. “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.”

He adds, “All I can say is…I want to do Part II.”

You can watch a newly restored HD video of The Concert performance of the original song “The End” streaming now on YouTube.

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