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ROADRUNNER UNITED SHOW FINALLY TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

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On December 15, 2005, I did one of the silliest things I’ve ever done in the name of metal. After spending fifteen hours on a plane back to New York from Israel and jet lagged to the point where I was wobblin’ like Ozzy Osbourne, I went straight from the airport to drop off my luggage at my apartment to Times Square to see the one night only Roadrunner United concert at the Nokia Theatre. I knew it would be torturous to try and stay awake those few extra hours, but I also knew shows where seemingly at least one member of every and any good metal band that ever sneezed in the general vicinity of Roadrunner are all in the same place jamming together was pretty much a once in a lifetime experience.

I was glad I sacrificed the sleep at the time, ’cause the show turned out to be killer – I mean, fucking EVERYONE played that night – and at the time, I wondered why the hell no one filmed the show and gave it a DVD release.

Well, three years later I get my answer. Roadrunner will release the concert on December 9, and unless whomever filmed it somehow completely failed to capture the vibe that night, I can already pretty much guarantee that this DVD will be worth whatever you’re charged for it. Did I mention that EVERYONE PLAYED THAT NIGHT?

In case you don’t understand what I mean when I say “everyone played that night,” check out the show’s full track listing after the jump. For me, the highlight of the evening was a piss-drunk Brian Fair falling on his ass in the middle of covering Soulfly’s “Eye for an Eye,” but the show didn’t really have a lowlight. I even still have the program they handed out that night!

01. BIOHAZARD’s “Punishment”

Evan Seinfeld / Billy Graziadei – vocals
Billy Graziadei – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Andreas Kisser – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

02. MADBALL’s “Set It Off”

Jamey Jasta – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

03. LIFE OF AGONY’s “River Runs Red”

Keith Caputo – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Scott Ian – guitar (started off with S.O.D.’s “March of the S.O.D.”
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

04. OBITUARY’s “The End Complete”

Glen Benton – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

05. MERCYFUL FATE’s “Curse of the Pharoahs”

Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
Andreas Kisser / James Murphy – lead guitar
Jeff Waters – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

06. KING DIAMOND’s “Abigail”

Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
James Murphy – lead guitar
Jeff Waters – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

07. ANNIHILATOR’s “Alison Hell”

Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
Jeff Waters – lead guitar
James Murphy – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

08. DEICIDE’s “Dead By Dawn”

Glen Benton – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Steve Asheim – drums

09. TRIVIUM’s “Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr”

Robert Flynn / Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Cory Beaulieu – lead guitar
Matthew K Heafy – rhythm guitar
Paolo Gregoletto – bass
Travis Smith – drums

10. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s “My Last Seranade”

Jesse Leach / Howard Jones – vocals
Joel Stroetzel – lead guitar
Andreas Kisser – rhythm guitar
Mike D’Antonio – bass
Justin Foley – drums

11. TYPE O NEGATIVE’s “Black No. 1”

Ville Valo – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Nadja Peulen – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

12. FEAR FACTORY’s “Replica”

Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums
Rob Caggiano – keyboards

13. CHIMAIRA’s “Pure Hatred”

Jamey Jasta – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

14. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “Tired And Lonely”

Keith Caputo – vocals
Matt Baumbach – lead guitar
Acey Slade – rhythm guitar
Nadja Puelen – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

15. STONE SOUR’s “Bother”

Corey Taylor / Keith Caputo – vocals

16. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The Rich Man”

Corey Taylor – vocals
Jeff Waters – lead guitar
Jordan Whelan – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Andols Herrick – drums

17. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The Dagger”

Howard Jones / Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Jeff Waters – lead guitar
Jordan Whelan – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Andols Herrick – drums

18. ROADRUNNER UNITED’s “The End”

Matthew K Heafy – vocals
Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Nadja Puelen – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums
Rob Caggiano – keyboards

19. SOULFLY’s “Eye For An Eye”

Brian Fair – vocals
Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

20. SEPULTURA’s “Refuse/Resist”

Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Scott Ian – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Phil Demmel – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

21. SLIPKNOT’s “Surfacing”

Robert Flynn – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums

22. MACHINE HEAD’s “Davidian”

Robert Flynn / Matthew K Heafy / Tim Williams – vocals
Andreas Kisser / Logan Mader – lead guitar
Dino Cazares – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

23. SLIPKNOT’s “Sic”

Corey Taylor – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Dino Cazares / Scott Ian – rhythm guitar
Paul Gray – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

24. SEPULTURA’s “Roots Bloody Roots”

Robert Flynn – lead vocals
Jesse Leach, Howard Jones, Corey Taylor, Brian Fair, Tim “Ripper” Owens – vocals
Andreas Kisser – lead guitar
Scott Ian – rhythm guitar
Adam Duce – bass
Joey Jordison – drums

-AR

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