Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast.
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: https://youtu.be/aZpI5rFQNT4
The lyric video of the first single "Victory" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs
The album will be available on colored vinyl (black, silver, red) 2-LP in gatefold and as a limited CD-Digipak-Edition, both including the two bonus tracks "Unbelief" as well as a new recorded version of their classic hymn "Thundersteel".
The Digipak CD also includes a 13 track bonus CD, recorded at the legendary German "Keep It True Festival" 2015. The bonus CD was mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios (www.greenman-studios.de)
The track listing of Armor Of Light: 1. Victory 2. End Of The World 3. Messiah 4. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign 5. Burn The Daylight 6. Heart Of A Lion 7. Armor Of Light 8. Set The World Alight 9. San Antonio 10. Caught In the Witches Eye 11. Ready to Shine 12. Raining Fire
Pre-order Armor Of Light now: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight
Last week, RIOT V released the first single off the new album: "Victory". Listen and watch, here: https://youtu.be/pZkUCklg5Bs
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.
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 Power"(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 Trill'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).
RIOT V truely are metal soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from RIOT V.