Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner, a member of the Warner Music Group family of labels, now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, platinum Theory of a Deadman, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Dream Theater, Trivium, critically acclaimed Gojira and the legendary Rush. Roadrunner's current roster includes alternative-leaning Young the Giant and other diverse rock acts such as Black Stone Cherry, The Amity Affliction and Avalanche City (North America). Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established rock acts including Lynyrd Skynyrd. Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as Type O Negative, Sepultura and King Diamond.