July 16th, 2001

Roadrunner, Slipknot Expected To Go To Island / Def Jam

Roadrunner Records is reportedly close to finalizing a new distribution deal with Island / Def Jam. A final deal could come down shortly. Island / Def Jam, home of artists that include Saliva, Primer 55 and Relative Ash, also recently nabbed American Recordings (Slayer, American Head Charge) following their departure from Columbia Records. A deal for Roadrunner, which could involve legal complications, would finalize a full release for Slipknot's new album "Iowa". The fate of other Roadrunner releases (Ill Nino, Chimaira, Machinea Head) are currently unknown.

That totally blows.....