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Label code: LC 9321 / LC 09321. Please use Roadrunner Productions and/or Roadrunner Productions B.V. if the release credits them. Counterfeits should be attached to Roadrunner Records (6).

Roadrunner Records was founded in the Netherlands in 1980 by Cees Wessels. The label mostly released heavy metal and related genres in Europe during the 1980s, often licensed from other labels. Roadracer Records was used for markets outside of Europe until the end of the 1980s, when the sublabel also started being used in Europe. Roadrunner signed many innovative or controversial metal bands, such as Annihilator (2), Carnivore, Death (2), Deicide, Gorguts, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Obituary, Pestilence and Sepultura. During the 1990s, the label changed to become more commercial, which alienated many of their heavy and extreme metal bands.

Roadrunner became one of the largest independent heavy metal labels until December 18, 2006, when Warner Music Group announced that it had signed a deal to acquire 73.5% of Roadrunner Records for 73.5 million dollars. Acquisition was first completed on January 29, 2007 due to regulatory approval in Germany. In November 2010, Roadrunner Records was fully acquired by WMG. Cees Wessels was CEO of Roadrunner until April 2012, when the Dutch office was shut down. The US office was later moved to the WMG address.

Instructions about Intercord cat# on Roadrunner Records releases (used since 1990):
In the absence of distribution tag, please use:
-xxx.xxx or IRS xxx.xxx or D IRS xxx.xxx --> Distributed By - Intercord Record Service
-INT xxx.xxx or D INT xxx.xxx --> Distributed By - Intercord

Parent Label:Warner Music Group
Sublabels:Emergo, Emergo Insight, Floorwax, Go Bang! Records, Hawker Records, Lafayette, Medcom, New Wilderness, Onde de Choc (2), Roadracer Records, ...
Contact Info:

Roadrunner Records, Inc.
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
USA

Roadrunner Records, Inc.
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
USA
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records, Inc.
902 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
USA
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records, Inc.
536 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
USA
Email: [email protected]
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records B.V.
Willemsparkweg 123
1071 GW Amsterdam
Netherlands
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records GmbH
Richard-Wagner Str. 39
50674 Köln
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)221 94074-0
Fax: +49 (0)221 408881
Email: [email protected]
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records (Australasia) Pty Ltd
10-12 Rosser Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
Australia
Phone: (+61 3) 9388 2533
Fax: (+61 3) 9388 2544
(Contact info now obsolete)

Roadrunner Records (Australasia) Pty Ltd
79 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Australia
Phone: (+61 3) 9417 7741
Fax: (+61 3) 9417 7734
(Contact info now obsolete)

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  • LPWJ's avatar
    LPWJ
    Favorite company of metal, you knew it was good early days if it was a RR release.

    What bugs me the most at discogs is that I can't type it as I used to in my own lists (which looked really good) with a capital R at the end...

    RoadrunneR and RoadraceR

    Oh well it's only internet...in my own lists I always stick to the things that looks good.

    Really liked the Roadrunner Records anniversary concert! Scott Ian and Dino made that gig great...