RIOT V Armor Of Light Out Now + New Lyric Video Online!

The wait is finally over! Today marks the release of the heavily anticipated  »Armor Of Light«,  the new studio album from the New York cult heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal  RIOT V  via Nuclear Blast.  Order your physical copy here:  nblast.de/RiotVArmorOfLightSpoti  Digital here:  nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight    Armor Of Light  has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike:   “It's an instant classic! The guitars, the riff-section, the vocals - everything is perfect. This album brings the Thundersteel spirit back to life! ”   ROCK HARD (GR)    “A powerful compendium of electric riffs and astonishing vocals, a wall of sound that becomes a weapon for the demitting victory.”   ROCK HARD (Italy)    "...the best heavy/speed/power/US-metal album of the year!"   STORMBRINGER.at | 5/5 Points    "Who likes to listen to the album of the year, should deal with 'Armor Of Light'!"   METAL.de | 10/10 Points   To celebrate the release of this masterpiece, the band is pleased to release an official lyric video for the brand new song, " Angels Thunder & Devils Reign":  The video can be viewed, here:  youtu.be/v0vk7szt5aI    Don Van Stavern  stated:   "When I decided to keep  RIOT  going it was a very emotional time for Mike and I. Mark Reale was not only a founding member, a great musician and a mentor but a best friend to me and I vowed to him and his family that I would keep the Legacy moving forward. Riot's 16th record drops tomorrow and I am beyond proud to move forward in this legacy of a band that I once listened to on the way to high school and was once a fan of and now I'm a member of. Some people follow, some don't. I grew up listening to Joe Anthony in San Antonio and vowed top keep the music alive. This is my 5th and Mike's 9th record with Riot! Thank you for all the believers including Markus Wosgien at Nuclear Blast! We do this with the utmost respect for the legacy of the band. Thank you again and Shine On!"   The   Armor Of Light   album trailers can be seen here:  "Heart Of A Lion"  OFFICIAL VIDEO:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSznM3ITp0s   "Victory"  OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkUCklg5Bs   "Messiah"  OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3OI7vaFA5M   Trailer #1:   https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y   Trailer #2:   https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE   Trailer #3:   https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4   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 live:  27.07. D Hagen - Kultopia (w/ WOLFEN) 28.07. D Brande-Hörnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air 29.07. UK Glasgow - Ivory Blacks *NEW* 30.07. UK Newcastle - Trillians *NEW* 31.07. UK London - Underworld *NEW* 02.08. D Mannheim - 7er Club 04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air 05.08. B Genk - Colosseum *NEW* 08.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock   APOCALYPSE OVER EUROPE Tour 2018   w/ PRIMAL FEAR  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   

The wait is finally over! Today marks the release of the heavily anticipated »Armor Of Light«, the new studio album from the New York cult heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal RIOT V via Nuclear Blast.

Order your physical copy here: nblast.de/RiotVArmorOfLightSpoti
Digital here: nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

Armor Of Light has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike:
 “It's an instant classic! The guitars, the riff-section, the vocals - everything is perfect. This album brings the Thundersteel spirit back to life! ”
ROCK HARD (GR)

“A powerful compendium of electric riffs and astonishing vocals, a wall of sound that becomes a weapon for the demitting victory.”
ROCK HARD (Italy)

"...the best heavy/speed/power/US-metal album of the year!"
STORMBRINGER.at | 5/5 Points

"Who likes to listen to the album of the year, should deal with 'Armor Of Light'!"
METAL.de | 10/10 Points

To celebrate the release of this masterpiece, the band is pleased to release an official lyric video for the brand new song, "Angels Thunder & Devils Reign": The video can be viewed, here: youtu.be/v0vk7szt5aI

Don Van Stavern stated: 
"When I decided to keep RIOT going it was a very emotional time for Mike and I. Mark Reale was not only a founding member, a great musician and a mentor but a best friend to me and I vowed to him and his family that I would keep the Legacy moving forward. Riot's 16th record drops tomorrow and I am beyond proud to move forward in this legacy of a band that I once listened to on the way to high school and was once a fan of and now I'm a member of. Some people follow, some don't. I grew up listening to Joe Anthony in San Antonio and vowed top keep the music alive. This is my 5th and Mike's 9th record with Riot! Thank you for all the believers including Markus Wosgien at Nuclear Blast! We do this with the utmost respect for the legacy of the band. Thank you again and Shine On!"

The Armor Of Light album trailers can be seen here:
"Heart Of A Lion" OFFICIAL VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSznM3ITp0s
"Victory" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkUCklg5Bs
"Messiah" OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3OI7vaFA5M
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4

The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCHFLOTSAM & JETSAM,SLIPKNOTKORN a.o.), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPERa.o.).

RIOT V live:
27.07. D Hagen - Kultopia (w/ WOLFEN)
28.07. D Brande-Hörnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air
29.07. UK Glasgow - Ivory Blacks *NEW*
30.07. UK Newcastle - Trillians *NEW*
31.07. UK London - Underworld *NEW*
02.08. D Mannheim - 7er Club
04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
05.08. B Genk - Colosseum *NEW*
08.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock

APOCALYPSE OVER EUROPE Tour 2018
w/ PRIMAL FEAR
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

 

Order  your copy of Armor Of Light  here:  http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

Order your copy of Armor Of Light here:
http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

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.

 

RIOT V Third Album Trailer Released!

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 third trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about   Armor Of Light :    https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4   The first parts can be seen here:  Trailer #1:   https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y   Trailer #2:   https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE   The lyric video of the first single  "Victory"  can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs    The album will be available on colored vinyl (black, silver, red) 2-LP in gatefold and as a limited CD-Digipak-Edition, both including the two bonus tracks  "Unbelief"  as well as a new recorded version of their classic hymn  "Thundersteel" .  The Digipak CD also includes a 13 track bonus CD, recorded at the legendary German  "Keep It True Festival"  2015. The bonus CD was mixed and mastered by  Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann  at Greenman Studios  ( www.greenman-studios.de )  The track listing of   Armor Of Ligh t:  1. Victory 2. End Of The World 3. Messiah 4. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign 5. Burn The Daylight 6. Heart Of A Lion 7. Armor Of Light 8. Set The World Alight 9. San Antonio 10. Caught In the Witches Eye 11. Ready to Shine 12. Raining Fire  Pre-order   Armor Of Light   now:  http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight   Last week,  RIOT V  released the first single off the new album: " Victory" . Listen and watch, here:  https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs   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.).  The new songs promises to please fans of the   Thundersteel  -era of  RIOT , as main song writer and long time  Mark Reale  music collaborator  Don Van Stavern  undertakes a lot of the writing as he did on  Thundersteel ,  The Privilege Of Power   and the latest offering   Unleash The Fire  .   

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Lighton April 27th via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band is pleased to release the third trailer for this upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about Armor Of Light:  https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4

The first parts can be seen here:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/h7ZqncPcY6Y
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/PRFI0XBB-IE

The lyric video of the first single "Victory" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs

 The album will be available on colored vinyl (black, silver, red) 2-LP in gatefold and as a limited CD-Digipak-Edition, both including the two bonus tracks "Unbelief" as well as a new recorded version of their classic hymn "Thundersteel".

The Digipak CD also includes a 13 track bonus CD, recorded at the legendary German "Keep It True Festival" 2015. The bonus CD was mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann atGreenman Studios (www.greenman-studios.de)

The track listing of Armor Of Light:
1. Victory
2. End Of The World
3. Messiah
4. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign
5. Burn The Daylight
6. Heart Of A Lion
7. Armor Of Light
8. Set The World Alight
9. San Antonio
10. Caught In the Witches Eye
11. Ready to Shine
12. Raining Fire

Pre-order Armor Of Light now: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

Last week, RIOT V released the first single off the new album: "Victory".
Listen and watch, here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs

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.).

The new songs promises to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of RIOT, as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertakes a lot of the writing as he did onThundersteelThe Privilege Of Power and the latest offering Unleash The Fire.

 

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 .  Pre-order  your copy of Armor Of Light  here:  http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight

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.

Pre-order your copy of Armor Of Light here:
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