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Mike Easterlin Named SVP/Promotion At Roadrunner

Roadrunner Records has named veteran promotion man Mike Easterlin SVP of Promotion as it merges its promotion team with Lava Records under the Roadrunner banner. Easterlin will join the Roadrunner staff in its New York office on January 2. He replaces current SVP of Promotion Dave Loncao, who will leave the label at the end of the year in order to pursue other music industry endeavors and move to Florida with his family. Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin commented, “This is a natural in so many ways. We have had a long history working with Mike Easterlin at two different companies,… Read more »


Def Jam Hasn't Slowed Roadrunner Indie Spirit

It’s been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. “In terms of the Roadrunner’s indie spirit, I don’t think we’ve lost any of that,” Nachsin says. “When the partnership was done, I think the first thing that was decided was not to do anything, which was a very sage and important game plan because when something is working, the last thing you want to do is start to mess with it.”… Read more »


Jamie Roberts

Jamie joins Scott to talk about career advice, Roadrunner Records, and For the Win.


Static Dress Gets Visceral In New Video “Di-sinTer (GLITTER REDUX)”

England’s own Static Dress continuously outdoes themselves every time they share a new release. Today, the metal-forward band released a revamped track and accompanying music video for “Di-sinTer (GLITTER REDUX),” from their forthcoming deluxe LP Rouge Carpet Disaster (Redux) due out on September 15. You can score the pre-order vinyl for the 16-track album right now.  Reminiscent of Deftones, the new version of their 2022 track combines myriad sounds of emo, metalcore, and modern rock, ultimately refining its more raw elements. As for the visuals, the recent Roadrunner Records signees take a true-to-form DIY approach to their work. Vocalist Olli… Read more »


Static Dress Share “such.a.shame” Smoking Lounge Redux

The UK post-hardcore trio, Static Dress has released a brand new, reimagined version of “such.a.shame” today. The new version comes ahead of the reissue of their 2022 album Rogue Carpet Disaster. The band recently signed a deal with Roadrunner Records and will issue the new re-release titled Rogue Carpet Disaster (Redux) on September 15th. It can be pre-ordered here! Along with the Smoking Lounge Redux of “such.a.shame”, the group has also released a brand new visual. Read More: Paramore Announces Australia And New Zealand Shows The new version of the song finds Static Dress in a much more refined, pulled-back… Read more »

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