2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Roadrunner Records, and as we close out the year in celebration, we're looking back on the last three decades with a little help from our friends.
But first, a quick history lesson: Founded in 1980 in Holland as a label licensing American metal bands in Europe, it wasn't until 1986 that Roadrunner opened an office in New York City and began to put out records locally. The first US signing was King Diamond, followed by Carnivore and Whiplash, thus sparking the new initiative: finding and cultivating burgeoning bands. 
From there, acts like Pestilence, Annihilator, Obituary, Deicide and Sepultura got their start, and by the 90s, Roadrunner was expanding along with the state of metal music into many different directions. In 1993, Type O Negative's Bloody Kisses marked our first gold record, while Machine Head, Fear Factory and Coal Chamber also garnered gold status before the decade was out.
The advent of Slipknot, Nickelback and Killswitch Engage at the turn of the millenium saw ventures into Platinum certification, and solidified Roadrunner's status as an undeniable force in the rock and metal worlds that's still continuing today. With so much history and so many influential artists to note in our big anniversary and extensive catalog, we're turning it over to legendary vocalist Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy) to answer some quick questions on 30 years of music, survey-style!
See what he had to say below and check back every day from now until the end of the year to see who else we've got tackling our survey, and which Roadrunner classic was their favorite.

In 30 years you will be…
Playing music!!!

Best music moments of the last 30 years?
Touring with The Ramones in Brazil.

Highlight of your career thus far?
The making of Soulfly's seventh album, Omen.

Crappiest moment in music in the last 30 years?
The death of Dimebag.

Album from your generation that will be legendary in 30 years?
Nailbomb - Point Blank

Roadrunner classic album?
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath. What makes it a classic? The amount of parts in the songs, and how they are put together.

Max's latest album, Omen, is in stores now. Pick it up at this location, and be sure to watch out for more from Max in 2011 when Cavalera Conspiracy release their sophomore album...