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RIOT is Ready to Unleash the Fire on you Metal Warriors!
Legendary metal pioneers RIOT are back and are ready to unleash the follow up to 2011’s ‘Immortal Soul’, They are ready to unleash power metal at its finest, They are ready to unleash music in the great RIOT tradition that you’ve come to know and love, RIOT is ready to ‘UNLEASH THE FIRE!’ The long anticipated disc is released via Avalon/ Marquee and Spv/ Steamhammer records once again and is receiving fantastic reviews! The CD entered the Hard Rock 100 Billboard charts at 75 and Rolling Stone Magazine gives it a 4 out of 5 and Burrn! Rock Hard and Aardshock are calling it album of the year! The new album promises to please fans of the ‘Thundersteel’ era of RIOT as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern does much of the writing as he did on ‘Thundersteel’ and ‘The Privilege of Power’. DVS is joined by long time RIOT band mate, song writer and Reales guitar partner of over 20 years Mike Flyntz to create what they feel is something they are proud to call a RIOT record and Reale would have thought that as well. RIOT has a tumultuous history of member, label and management changes throughout the bands 30 plus year career but one things for sure, a bands longevity is through good music and if this new record is any proof, they will be around for years to come.
Bursting out of New York City with three ground-
With the Eighties developing into a metal-
With the departure of Van Stavern and Moore, Reale shifted gears with a new look RIOT featuring vocalist Mike Dimeo, bassist Pete Perez and drummer Frank Gilchriest. This line up released several albums and did tours but eventually after many industry, media and fan requests for the reformation of the legendary Thundersteel power metal line-
RIOT’s classic ‘Thundersteel’ and ‘Privilege of Power line-
RIOT, like Johnny, are back again! Through the storm of lifes obsticles the guys are joined by powerhouse vocalist extraordinaire Todd Michael Hall (Burning Starr, Reverence), Frank Gilchriest (Virgin Steele, Riot’s Army of One) and former Mike Flyntz guitar student and resident shredder Nick Lee and are ready to raise the flag in honor of the RIOT legacy of music and our fallen band mates and the fans who have been demanding RIOT for years. This new onslaught headlined sold out shows in Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy and headlined the prestigious festivals Metal Assault, Headbangers Open Air and Metal Apocalypse as well as appearances including Bang Your Head with Twisted Sister/ Anthrax, Metal Days with Megadeth/ Volbeat and top it off with the headlining performance on next years Keep It True 2015 Festival with support acts including Scorpions Uli John Roth which is already sold-
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