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Thursday, August 2, 2012

The End Of A Legacy: Monte Conner Says Good Riddance To Roadrunner Records In A Very KING DIAMOND Way!

As previously reported, ROADRUNNER RECORDS has closed the majority of their European offices. Regarding their U.S. team, some of their top staff members have been dismissed but the U.S. office will remain open. One of the RR workers who we was let go was Monte Conner, the companies Senior Vice President of A&R. A man who single handily shaped the sound of 90's Heavy Music. Here are some of the artists that Monte either discovered and/or signed, and as a result changed the face of Heavy Music forever!

- Annihilator
- Biohazard
- Brujeria
- Jerry Cantrell
- Cavalera Conspiracy
- Chimaira
- Coal Chamber
- Cynic
- Death
- Deicide
- DevilDriver
- Fear Factory
- Gojira
- Gorguts
- Life of Agony
- Machine Head
- Malevolent Creation
- Murderdolls
- Nailbomb
- Obituary
- Pestilence
- Porcupine Tree
- Rush
- Sepultura
- Slipknot
- Solitude Aeturnus
- Soulfly
- Stone Sour
- Storm Corrosion
- Suffocation
- Times of Grace
- Trivium
- Type O Negative

Yesterday, the RR team in New York City visited Monte's office with a special guest - Troy Norr, vocalist for the King Diamond tribute act Them. Enjoy the video below, and continue to enjoy all the classic albums Monte helped bring into existence.

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