Slayer,Lamb of god,Behemoth,King diamond, Ghost bc.Most of these bands are similar but. Roadrunner Records will celebrate thirty years of blistering metal with a 4CD box set cover the hard rock history of the label. [7] The following years saw several major Roadrunner acts leave the label, including DevilDriver and Alter Bridge (who both moved to Napalm Records, with Devildriver's catalogue being sold to The Echo Label), Opeth, Machine Head, and Soulfly (all of whom followed former A&R of SVP Monte Conner to Nuclear Blast) and Dream Theater (who signed with InsideOut Music in 2017) In July 2017, British rock band, Milk Teeth signed with Roadrunner Records.[8]. Roadrunner is a joke. They were founded in Advertisement: Roadrunner Records is a New York based record label which specializes in Heavy Metal and Hard Rock acts. The label was launched in the Netherlands in 1980 and was originally called "Roadracer Records". Roadrunner Records' short-lived hardcore imprint. "We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records, and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. In 2000, Slipknot became the first Roadrunner band to go Platinum. "[18] Palumbo has said that Roadrunner didn't put the band on enough tours: "We never toured half as much as we wanted to, I just wish we got to tour more in support of [Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence]"; and "They are a miserable fuckin' corporation that does not bend for their bands, does not give their bands anything and they're just terrible businessmen....They had 2 cash cows, Slipknot and Nickelback, and every other project they had rode backseat to those bands, and then the second that the new Slipknot record came out and didn't go quadruple Platinum in the first few hours it was released they fuckin' turned their backs on Slipknot. The  80s when a lot of metal bands  where selling records and needed to be The music business changes all the time. In 1986, Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Russia and Canada. Roadrunner Records CEO Cees Wessels has also stepped down. Roadrunner will continue to operate as a distinct brand within WMG, according to sources. Roadrunner Records' official YouTube channel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roadrunner_Records&oldid=992266149, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 11:12. Great label,sorry to see so many out of work. The Island Def Jam Music Group 50%(2001-2006) Founded: 1980: Founder: Cees Wessels: Distributor(s) Atlantic Records Group (in the U.S.) WEA International Inc. (outside of the U.S.) Genre: Heavy metal, hard rock, alternative metal, extreme metal: Country of origin: Netherlands: Location: New York City, New York, U.S. Roadrunner Records. Roadrunner Records is one of the top heavy metal imprints in the US, sporting such talent as Nickelback, Korn, Rob Zombie, and Dream Theater. Sepultura's 1993 album, Chaos A.D., became the first Roadrunner band to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard album chart. “We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records, and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. It has the power to be one of the superpowers in the heavy music industry. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. The label also handled early Metallica releases in the Scandinavian region. Main site gives you links to other international sites. History. bands such as metailca  in the mid 80s in Warner Music owned metal label Roadrunner Records is being streamlined big time this week as the company’s founder, Cees Wessels, departs the company he founded in the Netherlands in 1980. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. Founded in 1980 . Subscribe to learn about more from Roadrunner Records By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about RoadRunner Records … [15], Glassjaw members Daryl Palumbo and Justin Beck continue to speak unfavourably of Roadrunner, years after the problems the band experienced with them. 37/472/50418 Ust.Id.Nr. Founder Cees Wessels. Het was lange tijd een onderdeel van de Universal Music Group, maar behoort sinds 2006 tot Warner Music. For over 30 years since Dutch native Cees Wessels (pictured) founded RR as an Indie label in the early 80s, Roadrunner Records led the way and shaped the tastes of every metalhead across the globe (including myself). In 2008, punk cabaret chanteuse Amanda Palmer was told by the label that they wanted to re-edit her video for "Leeds United" to make her look slimmer, causing a firestorm on the Internet from fans. Founded by Cees Wessels. - 54 tracks spread across four discs, packaged in a deluxe fold-out paneled box - Each disc is carefully curated to highlight the label’s early, reputation-building years (“Foundations”), through to Roadrunner’s indelible impact on the metal scene of the 1990s (“Horns Up”), onto the pounding sounds of the 2000s (“And Metal For All”), and “Rock For The Ages”, which focuses on Roadrunner’s hard … Roadrunner Records is an American record label focused on heavy metal and hard rock bands. On June 11, 2008, Roadrunner Records was voted as the "Best Metal Label" by Metal Hammer at their Golden Gods Awards,[4] an award that it has won the past four years in a row. Roadrunner Records was significantly affected by Warner Music Group's legal dispute against YouTube, including having their account's YouTube partnership canceled. There are also measures in place to cut staff in the US offices as well as drop some of the less cost effective bands. Het label specialiseert zich in metal. started  selling north American artist no. You can't run a major corporation with that as your business strategy". The following years saw several major Roadrunner acts leave the label, including DevilDriver (who moved to Napalm Records), Opeth, Machine Head, and Soulfly (all of whom followed former SVP of A&R Monte Conner to Nuclear Blast).In July 2017, British rock bands, Milk Teeth signed with Roadrunner Records. [14] The most recent complaints about Roadrunner have come from one of the label's biggest bands Megadeth. According to staff working at the company, The UK offices and the Canadian offices of Roadrunner Records are to be closed with severe levels of cutbacks occurring across the rest of the label worldwide, it has been announced that the Roadrunner office in The Netherlands is to close, that the label's founder Cees Wessels is stepping down from his role of CEO. Roadrunner Records Tuesday, 15 September 2015. “We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records, and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. The award was accepted by Sharon den Adel and Ruud Jolie of Within Temptation, one of Roadrunner's biggest acts. By the mid-80s, they had pinned their colours to the metal mast, picking up albums by Metallica, Slayer and Mercyful Fate, and opened an office in New York. ROADRUNNER RECORDS is pleased to announce a new worldwide partnership with Anthem Records and rock trio RUSH.The band will remain on Anthem/Universal Music in Canada only. The lore about the name of this label was that Cees Wessels, founder of Roadrunner, had such a heavy Dutch accent that his pronunciation of the word "hardcore" sounded more like "hawker." Veteran metal scribe Chris Dick has written the liner notes, which trace Roadrunner’s entire history and include quotes from the label’s founder, Cees Wessels; its legendary A&R guru, Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more. Type O Negative became the first Roadrunner band to receive a certification from the RIAA; this was a Gold award (and later Platinum award) for the 1993 album Bloody Kisses, which was certified in 1995. Roadrunner Records er et amerikansk pladeselskab, der fokuserer på rock- og metalgrupper.Pladeselskabet blev oprindeligt stiftet i Holland i 1980 under navnet Roadracer Records.. Selskabets første opgave var at importere metalmusik fra Nordamerika til Europa.I 1996 åbnede de deres hovedkontor i New York, og senere kontorer i både England, Tyskland, Frankrig, Japan og Australien. "We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. Founder. Background: Roadrunner Records is a record label formed by Cees Wessels in 1980 in the Netherlands, though it later relocated to New York City.Initially focused on importing North American heavy metal releases in Europe, the label started to sign many heavy, thrash and death metal bands, such as Annihilator, King Diamond, Obituary or Suffocation. the 90s the record label didn’t have as much success as they did in the 80s While labels like Victory Records, which is such a small hardcore label, is totally surpassing Roadrunner. It has been a division of the Warner Music Group since 2006 and, since 2018, is distributed through the Elektra Music Group after previously being distributed by the Atlantic Record Group. [5], On April 26, 2012, it was announced that Warner Music Group would make substantial cutbacks throughout Roadrunner Records worldwide operations. There is even a disclaimer talking about Warner's dispute right on the channel. they had, whom also made a lot of sales 2001, Roadrunner was distributed by the. Originally named Roadracer Records to avoid copyright issues with the comic figure "Roadrunner", but later merged with Roadrunner after they moved to the US. Their roster includes the addition of Alter Bridge, Down, Satyricon and Slash. [citation needed], On November 11, 2010, Warner Music Group announced they had acquired the remaining of Roadrunner's stock. working with big bands  like king diamond Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce a new worldwide partnership with Anthem Records and rock trio Rush. 1980. Label code: LC 9231 / LC 09231. We always had a great relationship with everyone at Roadrunner from Cees Wessels on down. [16] Palumbo has said: "Roadrunner is a joke. “I knew that for it to be really special, we would need to come up with a record that involved many musicians, one that was truly a collaboration on a grand scale, with songs written by, played by and sung by different people. some of the artists on these labels Cradle of filth. Cees Wessels, Roadrunner Records. DE812 172 708 In June 2018, Roadrunner became a sub-label of Warner's Elektra Music Group division. ( 73.5 % ) Music Group and is based in new York based record focused. 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