Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band is pleased to release the official video clip of the second single "Heart Of A Lion". The video was filmed in New York and was produced by acclaimed director Kyle Monroe from Ryk3r Productions!
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSznM3ITp0s
Don Van Stavern states:
"One of my traditional sounding DVS RIOT tunes! Beautifully intricate with a great vocal delivery, bombastic drums, string patterns from hell and a great hooky sing-a-long chorus! The video captures the lyrical story line and the awesome playmenship of the band. I'm really jazzed about this one!"
Todd Michael Hall adds:
"My idea and lyrical content for 'Heart of a Lion' is about Richard the Lion Heart. He was known as an incredible Warrior and military leader, but he also gave into his weaknesses, much like our leaders of today. Ultimately, his hubris lead to his untimely death."
The Armor Of Light album trailers can be seen here:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4
"Victory" Lyric Video here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs
Pre-order Armor Of Light now: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight
The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN a.o.), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER a.o.).
RIOT V also just revealed the first dates for their upcoming Europe tour with the German metal institution PRIMAL FEAR:
APOCALYPSE OVER EUROPE Tour 2018
28.09. D MANNHEIM - MS Connexion Complex
29.09. D MEMMINGEN - Kaminwerk
30.09. HU BUDAPEST - Barba Negra
02.10. AT SALZBURG - Rockhouse
03.10. IT MILANO - Legend Club
04.10. F GRENOBLE - L´llyade
05.10. ES BARCELONA - Salamandra 1
06.10. ES MADRID - Mon
07.10. ES BILBAO - Santana 27
10.10. F PARIS - Le Petit Bain
11.10. UK LONDON - The Dome
12.10. BE VOSSELAAR - Biebob
14.10. D BOCHUM - Zeche
16.10. D HAMBURG - Markthalle
17.10. D ROSTOCK - Alte Zuckerfabrik
18.10. D BERLIN - LIDO
19.10. CZ ZLIN - Masters of Rock Cafe
20.10. D CHAM - LA Cham
23.10. AT GRAZ - Explosiv
24.10. CZ PRAGUE - Nova Chmelnice
25.10. CH PRATTELN - Z 7
26.10. D STUTTGART -LKA Longhorn
27.10. D GEISELWIND - Live Music Hall
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