Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, have released their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light today via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the band has also released an official lyric video for the brand new song, ‘Angels Thunder & Devils Reign‘.


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!”

Order Armor Of Light now:

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
02.08. D Mannheim – 7er Club
04.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08.08. E Villena – Leyendas del Rock


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


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