RIOT V: More 'Unleash The Fire' Details Revealed

RIOT V: More 'Unleash The Fire' Details Revealed

The remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT are back and are ready to unleash the follow up to 2011's reunion record "Immortal Soul".

Due on October 22 in Scandinavia, October 24 release in Germany, October 27 release in the rest of Europe and October 28 in the U.S. and Canada via SPV/Steamhammer, "Unleash The Fire" marks the first release from the band without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on "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 will dedicate this new offering to him. The album 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 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. This new onslaught headlined sold-out shows in Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy and played the prestigious festivals Metal Assault and Metal Apocalypse earlier this year, and will headline next year's Keep It True festival, which is already sold-out!

"Unleash The Fire" will be available as a digipak version with one bonus tack, a double gatefold colored vinyl version with one bonus track, as a standard version and as a digital download.

"Unleash The Fire" limited digipak (including one bonus track):

01. Ride Hard Live Free
02. Metal Warrior
03. Fall From The Sky
04. Bring The Hammer Down
05. Unleash The Fire
06. Land Of The Rising Sun
07. Kill To Survive
08. Return Of The Outlaw
09. Immortal
10. Take Me Back
11. Fight Fight Fight
12. Until We Meet Again
13. Thundersteel (live) (bonus track)

"Unleash The Fire" jewel-case version:

01. Ride Hard Live Free
02. Metal Warrior
03. Fall From The Sky
04. Bring The Hammer Down
05. Unleash The Fire
06. Land Of The Rising Sun
07. Kill To Survive
08. Return Of The Outlaw
09. Immortal
10. Take Me Back
11. Fight Fight Fight
12. Until We Meet Again

"Unleash The Fire" double gatefold LP, blue vinyl (including one bonus track):

Side 1

01. Ride Hard Live Free
02. Metal Warrior
03. Fall From The Sky
04. Bring The Hammer Down

Side 2

01. Unleash The Fire
02. Land Of The Rising Sun
03. Kill To Survive

Side 3

01. Return Of The Outlaw
02. Immortal
03. Take Me Back

Side 4

01. Fight Fight Fight
02. Until We Meet Again
03. Thundersteel (live) (bonus track)

Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V performing the new song "Metal Warriors" on February 9 in Athens, Greece can be seen below.

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