RIOT To Return In 2014

Sunday, 18th August 2013

Long-revered U.S. traditional metal act RIOT have announced their new album, Chapter 5, Back For The Attack will be released in 2014 via SPV/ Steamhammer (in North America and Europe) and Avalon/ Marquee (Asia). The album will be the first release without guitarist/founding member Mark Reale, who Mark Reale, who died in January 2012 in a San Antonio hospital due to complications of Crohn’s disease — an ailment he had battled for most of his life. He was 56 years old.

An update from the band reads: “Extensive press release coming soon as well as info and samples. Thank you fans for your support! Thank you Mark (Reale), this is for you and dedicated to you! Shine on metal warrior!”

Just prior to Reale’s passing, Riot had released Immortal Soul in October 2011, featuring Tony Moore on lead vocals, Mike Flyntz on guitar, Don Van Stavern on bass and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.