Making Memories: Classic Roadrunner Live Albums

 
Story by Leonard Pierce Live albums can be a tricky proposition. The worst of them are cheap cash-ins, inessential releases for collectors only; but at their best, they come close to replicating the unforgettable atmosphere of actually being there when a great band hits a groove in front of an energetic and responsive audience.
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Video: Roadrunner Label Profile, 1993

 
Here's another video from the Roadrunner archives - this one is a profile of the label originally shot for and aired in Europe in 1993. It features Monte Conner discussing the Roadrunner approach - expanding beyond metal, signing bands based on whether they've got something unique and interesting to say - and includes footage of bands like Death, Obituary, Deicide, Sepultura, Biohazard, Annihilator, Gruntruck, and several acts that were only on Roadrunner in Europe, like Corrosion of Conformity, Sick Of It All, and the all-female mainstream metal band Phantom Blue.
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Video: Death Metal Circa 1992

 
Here's a classic piece of video from the vaults: a New York local news report on death metal, featuring interviews with Roadrunner's own Monte Conner and Metal Maniacs founding editor Katherine Ludwig, and live footage of Sepultura, Suffocation, Immolation and more. Enjoy! .
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Listen To Your Favorite Roadrunner Albums On Spotify!

 
The online music-streaming service Spotify recently launched in the US, and while it's presently invite-only, it's pretty easy to get signed up if you want to - and you should. There are three tiers: you can listen to music for free, with commercial interruptions every two or three songs; you can pay $5 a month and hear no commercials; or you can pay $10 a month and get commercial-free music that you can also stream to your phone or iPod.
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