Roadrunner Records is a division of Warner music and has been in operation since 1980. The label has pioneered rock and metal music throughout that time; being the home of Killswitch Engage, Lenny Kravitz, Slipknot, rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and featured early releases by Metallica.

The label, due to music industry cut backs, will unfortunately be closing its UK offices in the next few weeks with the Canadian and German Offices set to go the same way. Billboard reported that Roadrunner “will continue to have personnel in every territory it does currently, with the exception of the Netherlands office, which is being shuttered." Although this means that Road Runner will still be able to carry out "marketing, promo and publicity" here in the UK, the office closing still greatly affects the artists under its roster.