It's not just the new Nickelback album that is one week old, but also our seven 'Best Of...' releases. Those being, of course, Mercyful Fate, Deicide, King Diamond, Life Of Agony, Madball, Malevolent Creation, and Brujeria. So what's to tell? On this the one week birthday of these releases, we ask you, which 'Best Of...' release sold the most? C'mon now, give a guess... As for the answer, Roadrunner's previous Controller would be proud. In fact, if not mistaken, the best selling act is his favorite band on this label. The answer: Deicide. Did You Know? Joey Jordison (Slipknot/Murderdolls) wrote the liner notes for this Deicide release. Outside of buying their first album in the summer of 1990 after reading Metal Maniacs describe the band as "the most extreme Satanic leviathan of American death metal to grace the underground," Joey's first meeting with the band was in Florida during Ozzfest 2001, right after the band released Insineratehymn. As Joey tells, he listened to that record constantly during the recording of Slipknot Iowa. True. Deicide leads first week sales in the world of our 'Best Of...' releases, and Slipknot Iowa holds the mark for highest selling first week album in Roadrunner history. Coincidence? With that in mind, we leave you with the following from Joey's writings on the Deicide liner notes (and of course, we give a shout out to our ex-Controller, Neil): "It's 3:01 AM on June 13, 2003 and I am currently riding in my tour bus through the darkened hills in the Spanish forests outside Barcelona, writing a piece paying honor to a movement of sorts. Deicide is not just an average band, for without their influence, I might not be on these very roads which I'm upon right now. So kick back and get a drink (a strong one) and sink your teeth into the ultimate in blasphemous, anti-God, unholy, soothing sounds of hell...This is Deicide." -Joey Jordison for more info on all the above releases, check out www.roadrunnerrecords.com/roots