Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V, the new band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, performing their song “Warrior” with Akira Takasaki and Masayoshi Yamashita of LOUDNESS on June 25 at this year’s edition of the Rock Fest Barcelona festival in Barcelona, Spain can be seen below.
RIOT V released its debut album, “Unleash The Fire”, last October via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD marks the first release from RIOT without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on 2011’s reunion album “Immortal Soul” because of his health issues. The band was encouraged at the request of Mark and the Reale estate to forge ahead in his honor and has dedicated this new offering to him.
“Unleash The Fire” promises to please fans of the “Thundersteel” era of RIOT, as main songwriter and longtime Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern does much of the writing, as he did on “Thundersteel” and “The Privilege Of Power”. Don is joined by longtime RIOT bandmate, songwriter and Reale‘s guitar partner of over 20 years, Mike Flyntz, to create what they feel is something they are proud to call a RIOT record. The RIOT V lineup is completed 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.