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Tag Archives: Monte Conner

Fear Factory sign to Nuclear Blast, new album coming early 2015

Posted by on September 12, 2014

Ever since Monte Conner made the jump to Nuclear Blast, he’s consistently brought over some of the bands that we worked with when he was the longtime head of A&R at Roadrunner Records. Now Fear Factory is joining Machine Head, Soulfly, Nightwish and Within Temptation as onetime Roadrunner bands on the label. The band will […]

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Nightwish signs North American deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted by on August 4, 2014

Nightwish has spent a decade split between two labels, with every album since 2004’s Once being handled by Roadrunner in the US and by Nuclear Blast in Europe. That will no longer be the case as of today, as Nightwish has announced that they are signing with Nuclear Blast Entertainment in North America, which reunites them […]

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Machine Head Signs To Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted by on October 2, 2013

For over a year now, Machine Head made fans wonder whether or not they’d remain signed to Roadrunner Records. Well now, not only have they confirmed that they won’t, but also announced that they’ve chosen Nuclear Blast Entertainment as their new label home. This move should come as no surprise given how Machine Head have […]

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Soulfly Signs With Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted by on May 7, 2013

It’s been known that Soulfly would soon begin work on a new album Soulfly IX with producer Terry Date. However, it wasn’t exactly officially known whether Max Cavalera and co. were still on Roadrunner Records. Today, though, it’s been confirmed that Soulfly have found a new label home with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a recently launched […]

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Sepultura Reuniting With Producer Ross Robinson For Next Album

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Turns out Limp Bizkit isn’t the only band producer Ross Robinson is reuniting with in the studio. According to Blabbermouth, Sepultura has tapped Robinson to co-produce their next album with Steve Evetts. Robinson last worked with Sepultura on 1996’s Roots. On the one hand, Sepultura working with Robinson again is good news since Roots proved […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Suicide Silence Signs Record Deal With Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Posted by on September 11, 2012

Last month, Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger announced he was teaming up with former Roadrunner Records’ senior VP of A&R Monte Conner to launch Nuclear Blast Entertainment. And now the first signing of this new Nuclear Blast imprint has been revealed. Nuclear Blast Entertainment’s first signing is Suicide Silence. The label will release the band’s next […]

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Former Roadrunner Sr. VP A&R, U.K. Managing Director Join Forces With Nuclear Blast

Posted by on August 16, 2012

Earlier this month, Monte Conner officially stepped down as Roadrunner Records’ senior vice president of A&R amidst numerous layoffs within the label. However, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig, as it’s been revealed that he’s forming a new partnership with Nuclear Blast Records. Conner is reportedly joining forces with Nuclear […]

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Roadrunner Records‘ Senior VP Of A&R Monte Conner Officially Steps Down, Office Visited By “King Diamond”

Posted by on August 2, 2012

It’s become a sad but known fact that many of Roadrunner Records’ staff around the world were getting laid off. One of the many effected by this is senior vice president of A&R Monte Conner, who officially stepped down as of this week. But after twenty years with the label, his co-workers didn’t let him […]

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Emotional Video Of The Week: Exiting Roadrunner Records Staff Receives Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ “Inspiration Award”

Posted by on June 21, 2012

Back in April, the metal community was shocked and saddened to learn that a major chunk of Roadrunner Records’ European staff was getting laid off. And this past Friday (June 15), the UK offices were reportedly shut down for good. But a few days before that (June 11 to be exact), the defunct UK branch […]

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