Iowa is the second album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. Released by Roadrunner Records on August 28, 2001, it was produced by Ross Robinson and Slipknot. The title derives from the band's home state, Iowa, which members have stated is one of their biggest sources of inspiration. With much anticipation for the band's second album following on the success of their 1999 self-titled debut, pressures on the band were high.
Slipknot is the debut album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, after a demo containing a few of the songs had been released in 1998, and was reissued in December 1999 with a slightly altered track listing and mastering, as a result of lawsuit. It was the first album by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.
Conspiracy is a name of a concept album by King Diamond, the second part of the story begun on the album "Them". It was released in 1989. The song "Cremation" appears in the 2009 video game game Brütal Legend. This was the last album to feature original drummer Mikkey Dee, however, he was only studio musician at that time.
Dark Days is the third studio album by Coal Chamber. It was recorded in 2001 and released on May 7, 2002. Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose left the band after this album was recorded; she was replaced by Nadja Peulen, who had already previously replaced her for Coal Chamber's tours in 1999 during Rayna's pregnancy. This was the last studio album from Coal Chamber before they decided to split up due to musical differences which were creating tension between the band members.
Alive or Just Breathing is the second album by American melodic metalcore band Killswitch Engage. The album reached No. 37 on Billboard magazine's Heatseekers chart. This is also the final album with vocalist Jesse Leach.
Beneath the Remains is the third studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1989. It was their first release through Roadrunner Records. The album sold over 600,000 copies worldwide.
Roots is the sixth studio album by Brazilian metal band Sepultura. It was released in March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12) by Roadrunner Records, and also was the band's last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera. Following the experimentalism of the album Chaos A.D.
Under a Pale Grey Sky is a live album by Sepultura, released September 24, 2002 through Roadrunner Records. The album was recorded in the Brixton Academy, London on December 16, 1996, the night that Max Cavalera left the band.
The Long Road is the fourth album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It was released on September 23, 2003. All of the songs were written and performed by Nickelback. All lyrics are by Chad Kroeger, except for "Someday" which was written by Ryan Peake, Chad Kroeger and Mike Kroeger. It is the band's last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer. The Long Road was certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and had sold 3,517,388 copies as of September 19, 2009.
Morbid Visions is the debut album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released in 1986 through Cogumelo Records. While later albums have a more political edge, Morbid Visions (along with the Bestial Devastation EP) is notable for "Satanic" themes.
Schizophrenia is the second studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1987 through Cogumelo Records. It is the first album of the band with Andreas Kisser. The album's sound leads more towards the thrash metal genre than the previous album Morbid Visions, which is essentially a death metal record. All songs were recorded during August 1987, except for the bonus track "Troops of Doom" which was recorded during August 26-27, 1990.
Against is the seventh studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released in 1998 through Roadrunner Records. It is the band's first release with new singer and guitarist Derrick Green, who replaced group founder Max Cavalera in 1997.
Soulfly is the first LP by metal band Soulfly released in 1998 through Roadrunner Records. The record was released in memory of Max's murdered stepson. Both CDs have the message In Loving Memory Dana printed across them.
Silver Side Up is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 11, 2001. It was the band's breakthrough album and, according to Allmusic, continued Nickelback's tradition of "dark high-octane rock" from the band's first two albums. It reached #1 in Canada, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The album was certified 8× Platinum in Canada, 6× Platinum in the US and 3× Platinum in the UK.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence is the debut album of American heavy metal band Glassjaw, released in 2000. It was produced by Ross Robinson. Glassjaw has been rumored to discourage the purchasing of this album due to their acrimonious split from Roadrunner Records. Instead, they encourage people to download their music via file sharing software, such as Limewire.
Prophecy is the fourth studio album by the metal band Soulfly and it was released in 2004. This album is noteworthy for three features — the completely different line-up for the album apart from leader Max Cavalera, the world music influence from a stint that Cavalera spent in Serbia and explicit Spirituality themes on the album. The album has gone on to sell over 275,000 copies.
The End of Heartache is the third album by melodic metalcore band Killswitch Engage. The album is the first to feature vocalist Howard Jones, of the band Blood Has Been Shed, who joined in 2002, replacing Jesse Leach. Drummer Justin Foley, who was in Blood Has Been Shed with Jones, also joined the band, replacing former drummer Tom Gomes, who left the band for personal reasons. The new lineup played on the 2003 Ozzfest and the MTV2 Headbangers Ball tour.
Burn My Eyes is the debut album by American heavy metal band Machine Head. The album's themes generally tie into the social disorder and corresponding inner tension that the band was exposed to in their native Oakland, California, reflected in Robb Flynn's lyrics.
Tactical Neural Implant is an album by industrial music artists Front Line Assembly. Third Mind Records originally released it in 1992 on both compact-disc and LP formats. The album has also been issued by Roadrunner in a two-disc set that includes the Millennium album. Tactical Neural Implant veers away from the more abrasive elements found on the Caustic Grip album: vocals, while heavily effected, are often paired with vocoders and slightly more melodic elements.
Nymphetamine is the sixth album by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, released on September 28, 2004. Nymphetamine marks the first and only recorded appearance of guitarist James Mcilroy (as "Germs Warfare") on a Cradle of Filth album.