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Roadrunner Records
ROADRUNNER RECORDS is a major record label that concentrates primarily on heavy metal and hard rock bands. It is a division of Warner Music Group and is based in New York City . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 International labels * 2.1 Roadrunner Records UK * 3 Signed bands and previous artists * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe label was launched in 1980 in the Netherlands. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986, Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Russia and the latest in Canada. Early successes included albums from King Diamond (the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator . The label also handled early Metallica releases in the Scandinavian region. The end of the 1980s saw the release of two albums that are now considered classics of their respective genres: Obituary 's _ Slowly We Rot _ and Sepultura 's _ Beneath the Remains _. The 1990s saw the arrival of acts such as Life of Agony , Machine Head , Suffocation , Type O Negative , and underground grunge rockers Willard
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Warner Music Group
WARNER MUSIC GROUP (abbreviated as WMG, commonly referred to as WARNER MUSIC or WEA INTERNATIONAL) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City . It is one of the "big three " recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry, next to Universal Music Group (UMG) and Sony Music Entertainment (SME), being the only American music conglomerate worldwide. Formerly owned by Time Warner , the company was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange until May 2011, when it announced its privatization and sale to Access Industries , which was completed in July 2011. With a multibillion-dollar annual turnover, WMG employs in excess of 3,500 people and has operations in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The company owns and operates some of the largest and most successful record labels in the world, including its flagship labels Warner Bros. Records , Parlophone and Atlantic Records . WMG also owns Warner/Chappell Music , one of the world's largest music publishers
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Atlantic Records Group
ATLANTIC RECORDS GROUP is an umbrella label at Warner Music Group that oversee's the labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit. In total, the label has nearly three hundred artists on its roster. As recently, Atlantic Records has made a deal in 2009 with artist Jay Z to distribute his The Blueprint 3 album, as it's not only self-distributed by Atlantic Records, his music videos on YouTube
YouTube
are distributed and partially owned by Atlantic Records, as all of his music under the Atlantic Records contract is not played on Vevo
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Heavy Metal Music
HEAVY METAL (or simply METAL) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States . With roots in blues rock and psychedelic /acid rock , the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion , extended guitar solos , emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo . In 1968, the first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the new wave of British heavy metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as "metalheads " or "headbangers ". During the 1980s, glam metal became popular with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Poison
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Hard Rock
HARD ROCK is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage , psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars , bass guitar , drums , and often accompanied with keyboards . Hard rock developed into a major form of popular music in the 1970s, with bands such as The Who , Led Zeppelin , Queen , Black Sabbath , Deep Purple , Aerosmith , KISS , AC/DC and Van Halen . During the 1980s, some hard rock bands moved away from their hard rock roots and more towards pop rock , while others began to return to a hard rock sound. Established bands made a comeback in the mid-1980s and it reached a commercial peak in the 1980s, with glam metal bands like Bon Jovi and Def Leppard and the rawer sounds of Guns N\' Roses , which followed up with great success in the later part of that decade. Hard rock began losing popularity with the commercial success of R"> Drum notation for a back beat . Hard rock is a form of loud, aggressive rock music. The electric guitar is often emphasised, used with distortion and other effects, both as a rhythm instrument using repetitive riffs with a varying degree of complexity, and as a solo lead instrument
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Alternative Metal
ALTERNATIVE METAL (also known as ALT-METAL ) is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal. Alternative metal bands are often characterized by heavily downtuned, mid-paced guitar riffs , a mixture of accessible melodic vocals and harsh vocals and sometimes unconventional sounds within other heavy metal styles. The term has been in use since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s. Other genres considered part of the alternative metal movement included rap metal and funk metal , both of which influenced another prominent subgenre, nu metal . Nu metal expands the alternative metal sound, combining its vocal stylings and downtuned riffs with elements of other genres, such as hip hop , funk , thrash , hardcore and industrial . CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 History * 2.1 Origins and early success (1980s – mid 1990s) * 2.2 Emergence of nu metal and commercial peak (late 1990s – early 2000s) * 2.3 Current status (mid 2000s – present) * 3 See also * 4 Citations * 4.1 Bibliography * 5 External links CHARACTERISTICS _ "Man in the Box" Sample of " Man in the Box " by Alice in Chains , from the album Facelift _. Although widely associated with grunge , Alice in Chains are also noted for their alternative metal sound as demonstrated with this sample
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Extreme Metal
EXTREME METAL is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a "cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal and visual transgression". The term usually refers to a more abrasive, harsher, underground, non-commercialized style or sound associated with the speed metal , thrash metal , death metal , black metal and doom metal genres. With the exception of doom metal, all of these genres are characterized by fast tempos, attesting to their roots in hardcore punk , which has also fused with extreme metal in the forms of crossover thrash , crust punk , grindcore , sludge metal and metalcore . Though many extreme sub-styles are not very well known to mainstream music fans, extreme metal has influenced an array of musical performers inside and outside of heavy metal
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York
York
(Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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New York (state)
NEW YORK is a state in the northeastern United States
United States
. New York
New York
was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States
United States
. With an estimated 19.8 million residents in 2015, it is the fourth-most-populous state in the United States. The state's largest city, New York City
New York City
, makes up over 40% of the population of New York
New York
State. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area , and nearly 40% lives on Long Island . The state and city were both named for the 17th-century Duke of York , future King James II of England . With an estimated population of 8.55 million in 2015, New York City
New York City
is the most populous city in the United States
United States
and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States
United States
. The New York
New York
Metropolitan Area is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. New York City
City
is a global city , home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " ( Latin
Latin
) (de facto) "Out of many, one" * " Annuit c
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Australia
Coordinates : 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133 Commonwealth of Australia Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " Advance Australia Fair " CAPITAL Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444 LARGEST CITY Sydney NATIONAL LANGUAGE English RELIGION * 52.1% Christianity * 30.1% No religion * 9.6% Not stated or unclear * 2.6% Islam * 2.5% Buddhism * 1.9% Hinduism * 0.8% Other religions * 0.4% Judaism
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world . The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe
Europe
. It is also the 21st-most populous country , with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA _ Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare _ (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada "------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen " CAPITAL Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667 LARGEST CITY Toronto OFFICIAL LANGUAGES * English * French ETHNIC GROUPS Ethnic demography * 76.7% White * 14.2% Asian * 4.3% Indigenous * 2.9% Black * 1.2% Latin American * 0.5% Multiracial * 0.3% Other RELIGION List of religion
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Record Label
A RECORD LABEL or RECORD COMPANY is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos . Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture , distribution , marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information
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Division (business)
A DIVISION of a business , sometimes called a _BUSINESS SECTOR_, is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided. The divisions are distinct parts of that business. If these divisions are all part of the same company, then that company is legally responsible for all of the obligations and debts of the divisions. However, in a large organization, various parts of the business may be run by different subsidiaries , and a business division may include one or many subsidiaries. Each subsidiary is a separate legal entity owned by the primary business or by another subsidiary in the hierarchy. Often a division operates under a separate name and is the equivalent of a corporation or limited liability company obtaining a fictitious name or "doing business as " certificate and operating a business under that fictitious name. Companies often set up business units to operate in divisions prior to the legal formation of subsidiaries. Generally, only an "entity", e.g. a corporation, public limited company (plc) or limited liability company, etc. would have a "division"; an individual operating in this manner would simply be "operating under a fictitious name". An example of this would be to look at Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
(HP), the computer and printer company. HP has several divisions, with the printer division, that makes laser and inkjet printers, being the largest and most profitable division
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King Diamond (band)
KING DIAMOND is a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond , guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner , bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee . Diamond, Denner and Hansen had recently departed the group Mercyful Fate , and decided to form a new band under the King Diamond moniker, as it was already known from the Mercyful Fate days. In 1986, King Diamond released their debut album Fatal Portrait . Since then the band have released a total of twelve studio albums (most of them concept albums ), two live albums , two extended plays , five compilations and five singles . Since the band's inception, there have been over fifteen musicians in and out of King Diamond, with the only two mainstays being vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Andy LaRocque. In 1987 the band released their second studio release Abigail (their first concept album). Throughout the 1980s, King Diamond released a total of four studio albums. In the early 1990s, the band was put on hold when King Diamond reunited with his former outfit Mercyful Fate. After reforming King Diamond in 1994, Diamond would balance recording and touring with both Mercyful Fate and his eponymous band throughout the 90's
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