2005 was a pretty magical year for heavy metal and Roadrunner Records.
It was the perfect time for the label to celebrate with Roadrunner United, a project organized to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot‘s Joey Jordison, Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares, and Trivium‘s Matthew 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!
It also lead to a one-night-only performance featuring 39 musicians representing 25 different Roadrunner bands and performing 25 songs from 19 different bands’ repertoire.
The latest remastered performance is a performance of Trivium’s absolute crusher “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr.” It’s pretty insane to see Heafy more than fifteen years ago tear through the now-classic Trivium cut.
As if it wasn’t enough of a treat to see Heafy crush it, he was also joined by fellow team captain Robb Flynn, who killed it on his guest spot.
In an effort to highlight the 15th anniversary of that breathtaking show, both the original All-Star Sessions album and the concert performance itself will be made widely available in multiple configurations on March 10th, 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.
To commemorate the re-release of both the All-Star Sessions album and the live Roadrunner United concert movie, The Pit and Roadrunner Records have partnered to give away 4 unique prizes to 4 different winners. Phase 1 of the contest is live now, where you can enter to win a limited vinyl test press of the concert. Enter here.
Check out the full performance of “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr” below.