2018-04-27 - The wait is finally over! Today marks the release of the heavily anticipated »Armor Of Light«, the new studio album from the New York cult heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal RIOT V via Nuclear Blast. Order your physical copy here: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight
»Armor Of Light« has received critical acclaim from the press and public alike:
“It's an instant classic! The guitars, the riff-section, the vocals - everything is perfect. This album brings the Thundersteel spirit back to life! ”
ROCK HARD (GR)
“A powerful compendium of electric riffs and astonishing vocals, a wall of sound that becomes a weapon for the demitting victory.”
ROCK HARD (Italy)
"...the best heavy/speed/power/US-metal album of the year!"
STORMBRINGER.at | 5/5 Points
"Who likes to listen to the album of the year, should deal with 'Armor Of Light'!"
METAL.de | 10/10 Points
To celebrate the release of this masterpiece, the band is pleased to release an official lyric video for the brand new song, 'Angels Thunder & Devils Reign'. The video can be viewed, here: https://youtu.be/v0vk7szt5aI
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 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!"
2018-03-23 17:00 - 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« Details
2018-03-05 18:00 - Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, is pleased to release the first trailer for this upcoming masterpiece »Armor Of Light«! Details
2018-02-23 18:00 - RIOT V have released the first single off the new album, entitled 'Victory', just in time for the launch of the album pre-order! Details
2017-09-27 16:00 - NUCLEAR BLAST are proud to announce the signing of cult New York Heavy Metal band RIOT V, who will be inducted into the prestigious Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame 2018! Details