Press release from last July
Updated: Apr 23, 2022
The History Of Roadrunner Records, a documentary chronicling the legendary Roadrunner Records over its 40 year history, is in the works. The documentary will be directed by Temple Of Bleh podcast host Jim Saxton and is currently slated to be out in March 2023.
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"I’m a huge fan of Jim Saxton's Temple Of Bleh podcast," said Roadrunner Records SVP for A&R Monte Conner. "Even as someone who lived through all the history he digs up with each episode, I remember things I had long forgotten and gain new insight into Roadrunner's history via Jim's fresh perspective, sharp insight, and his uncanny ability to place the label's achievements into a historic framework from both an artist and business perspective.
"Roadrunner is a label success story like no other in the heavy metal world… and beyond, and it's about time its story is told in a manner that truly does it justice."
"I'm lucky to have been a part of the legacy of Roadrunner Records," said Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares. "Working alongside Monte Conner for the majority of my 30-year career has been epic. He gave Fear Factory a chance when every other label rejected us. Then having to relive the history of the band through the Temple Of Bleh podcast helped me to remember the details of the making of our classic album Demanufacture and Brujeria's Raza Odiada. I look forward to seeing the docuseries and learning more about the history of the label."
The documentary will consist of archival footage alongside new interviews with prominent names associated with the label.