RIOT V - New Video Clip For "Heart Of A Lion"

Pre-Order Available: nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

 

 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   PRIMAL FEAR   RIOT V   + Guests  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  presented by ROCK HARD, MUSIX, LEGACY, WACKEN-RADIO,  METAL.DE ,  TIME-FOR-METAL.DE , NUCLEAR BLAST, RTN TOURING, STAGEKULT BOOKING   

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 CHURCHFLOTSAM & JETSAMSLIPKNOTKORN 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
PRIMAL FEAR
RIOT V
+ Guests
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

presented by ROCK HARD, MUSIX, LEGACY, WACKEN-RADIO, METAL.DETIME-FOR-METAL.DE, NUCLEAR BLAST, RTN TOURING, STAGEKULT BOOKING

 

 Since their legendary debut album " Rock City " (1977),  RIOT  has released numerous heavy metal classics, including " Fire Down Under " (with classics like " Swords And Tequila "), their masterpiece " Thundersteel " (1988), and the unforgotten " The Privilege Of Power "(1990).  After the death of  Mark Reale  and the departure of  Tony Moore ,  Todd Michael Hall  (from Michigan, USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of  RIOT V  under the auspices of the two long term members and main songwriters  Donnie van Stavern  (bass) and  Mike Flyntz  (guitar). With the critically acclaimed " Unleash The Fire " (2014), a pure power metal jewel once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.  Many artists name-check  RIOT  as an important influence of their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as  HAMMERFALL  (  Flight Of The Warrio   r ),  Luca Trill's RHAPSODY  (  Thunderstee l ),  AXEL RUDI PELL  (' Warrior' ) and newcomers such as  NIGHT DEMON  (  Road Racin  ),  ALPHA TIGER  (  Flight Of The Warrior  ),  SAVAGE MASTER  (  Swords And Tequila  ) and  STALLION  (  Rock City ) .   RIOT V  truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from  RIOT V .   

Since their legendary debut album "Rock City" (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including "Fire Down Under" (with classics like "Swords And Tequila"), their masterpiece "Thundersteel" (1988), and the unforgotten "The Privilege Of Power"(1990).

After the death of Mark Reale and the departure of Tony MooreTodd Michael Hall (from Michigan, USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of RIOT V under the auspices of the two long term members and main songwriters Donnie van Stavern (bass) and Mike Flyntz (guitar). With the critically acclaimed "Unleash The Fire" (2014), a pure power metal jewel once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.

Many artists name-check RIOT as an important influence of their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as HAMMERFALL (Flight Of The Warrior), Luca Trill's RHAPSODY (Thundersteel), AXEL RUDI PELL ('Warrior') and newcomers such as NIGHT DEMON (Road Racin), ALPHA TIGER (Flight Of The Warrior), SAVAGE MASTER (Swords And Tequila) and STALLION (Rock City).

RIOT V truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from RIOT V.