Four ‘team captains‘ (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past-and-present Roadrunner bands. It was truly a heavy metal family affair – and then some!
MTV labelled the release “a testament to Roadrunner’s far-reaching impact on the genre“. And that’s exactly what it was.
Today you can watch the video for ‘The Dagger’ live from that amazing night, which features features Howard Jones (Light The Torch), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Jordan Whelan, Adam Duce (Machine Head), Paul Gray (Slipknot), and Andols Herrick (Chimaira).
“Robb wrote a monster of a song, and he knows how to showcase vocals,” says Jones. “I can’t thank him enough for bringing me on board! Getting to perform ‘The Dagger’ with him and so many talented guys was an absolute blast. That album coming to life for one evening was a real moment in time — everyone walked away with awesome memories that night!“
Watch the video below.
The star-studded event featured musicians, both past and present from Roadrunner bands – plus guest musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album.
The set list consisted of some of the most popular and famous songs released by Roadrunner Records, as well as some of the original songs from the project’s album.
The “core band,” which performed on the majority of the songs, consisted of the aforementioned Cazares (Fear Factory), Adam Duce (now ex-Machine Head), the late Paul Gray (Slipknot), the late Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), and Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Hellyeah).
Now, both the original All-Star Sessions album and the concert performance itself will be made widely available in multiple configurations on 10th March 2023. Pre-orders for the concert album, which will be available on vinyl, CD, digitally, and presented in HD for the first time, are now live here.