This message is for you, the fans... So, you have been writing on the message board, making noise. Well, read this - In what might be an oversimplified manner, the following should serve to give you an idea of what's going on...the big picture...which after all, is what's important: (Sniff), we didn't know you all cared. Wouldn't you say that a good judge about how much somebody cares about something is how much they bitch about it? I work with artists - I love and respect them, and I bitch about them all the time. My parents loved me, and they bitched at me all the time. So it's jescool to see you all toss around the rumor, jump to conclusions, sometimes hit the nail right on the head, and freak out about change. Totally human, we freak out about change too. Parting ways with Sepultura, making a deal with the big boys... Get this: Once you hit the Street it's a whole different ballgame - what you are talking about is 50 different people (about 150 around the world) who come to work every day for Roadrunner, got into it because they love music, work their fucking asses off, sometimes fuckup, most of the time kick ass. Those are the people YOU (that is, all of you, collectively and individually) are talking to, and I wish more of us would listen.. But, you know what? That doesn't really matter at all. The more things change, the more they stay the same. So the only real news is about the bands and the music, and about you, and that's what we put on our website. Really. That's all that we put on the website, because that's all that matters. Roadrunner really started with King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. Through a twist of fate, encountered Peter Steele. A guy showed up who knew about this band from Brazil. We're talking underground. That impressed Dino, Rob and the Biohazard guys. Eventually we all got a good slap upside the head from Ross, woke up to Slipknot, and decided we could do anything from Deicide to Nickelback... Wait until you hear the next wave of Roadrunner bands - I defy you to sit there in front of your computers and tell us that we're fucked up - Ill Nino, Chimaira, 36 Crazyfists, Anyone, Dry Kill Logic, Sinch, Five Pointe 0, Killswitch Engage for godsfuckinsake…oh, but wait a second, we gave you something from all of these bands already - a download or a stream, if not a cd sampler, so you know. don't you? Otherwise you wouldn't be here, I would guess. So, don't worry about it. It's all good. Thanks for your attention. We know it's noisy out there. Onward and Upward...