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RIOT V - reveal cover and title of the new album, inducted to Heavy Metal Hall of Fame!

RIOT V - reveal new album! - 2018-01-29

2018-01-29 - On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 the metal community gathered to Anaheim for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal RIOT V was inducted alongside BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty for their contributions and influence on the community.

"I am honored and psyched to be inducted into this years Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with RIOT!" comments Don Van Stavern. "The 30-plus year in existence is a testament to the longevity of a band through the fans love of our music. I am also honored to be inducted with legendary musicians like Bill Ward from BLACK SABBATH, Carmen Appice and of course last year's recipients the greats Lemmy, Randy Rhoads and Dio and that's an honor and award itself!"

Today, the band revealed that they will release their 16th album entitled, »Armor Of Light«, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast. 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«.

Don van Stavern adds:
"This next offering will please long time fans and create new ones, as the material is fresh and power metal at its finest."

Stay tuned for more information on »Armor Of Light«.

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 Powe« (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 Warrior'), Luca Turilli'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').

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RIOT V - limited edition Vinyl out now!

RIOT V - limited edition Vinyl out now!

2018-09-28 14:00 - The special vinyl pressing of »Live At Keep It True Festival 2015« from New York's heavy metal pioneers RIOT V is out now. Détails

RIOT V - lyric video & tour start!

RIOT V - lyric video & tour start!

2018-09-26 16:00 - Shortly before heading out on their Apocalypse Over Europe Tour, RIOT V have released a lyric video for "Caught in the Witch's Eye" from their recent album "Armor of Light". Détails

RIOT V - announce limited edition vinyl!

RIOT V - announce limited edition vinyl!

2018-08-17 15:15 - New York's heavy metal pioneers RIOT V have announced a vinyl pressing of »Live At Keep It True Festival 2015«! Détails

RIOT V - »Armor Of Light« enters the charts!

RIOT V - »Armor Of Light« enters the charts!

2018-05-04 16:00 - NUCLEAR BLAST are proud to announce that the new masterpiece from New York cult heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, has entered the official German Charts. Détails

RIOT V - »Armor Of Light« out now!

RIOT V - »Armor Of Light« out now!

2018-04-27 16:30 - 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. Détails

RIOT V - release lyric video for third single

RIOT V - release lyric video for third single

2018-04-13 19:00 - Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V is pleased to release an official lyric video for the third single, 'Messiah'. Détails

RIOT V - new video clip/on tour with PRIMAL F

RIOT V - new video clip/on tour with PRIMAL F

2018-03-29 18:30 - RIOT V have released a video clip of the second single "Heart Of A Lion". The band also just revealed the first dates for their upcoming Europe tour with PRIMAL FEAR! Détails

RIOT V - third album trailer released

RIOT V - third album trailer released

2018-03-23 17:00 - 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« Détails

RIOT V - second album trailer released!

RIOT V - second album trailer released!

2018-03-14 17:00 - Today, the band is pleased to release the second trailer for their upcoming masterpiece. Check it out and find out more about »Armor Of Light«. Détails

RIOT V - first album trailer released!

RIOT V - first album trailer released!

2018-03-05 18:00 - Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, is pleased to release the first trailer for this upcoming masterpiece »Armor Of Light«! Détails