“Sign Of The Crimson Storm”, the new video from RIOT V, the band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, can be seen below.
Originally recorded for RIOT‘s “Thundersteel” album in 1988, this song has been a staple of RIOT V live setlists over the past two years.
Footage and audio was taken from the RIOT V performance at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan during the Middle Of The Mitt Music Festival on September 10, 2016.
RIOT V‘s debut album, “Unleash The Fire”, was released in October 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD marked the first release from RIOT without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on 2011’s reunion album “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 has dedicated this new offering to him.
“Unleash The Fire” promised to please fans of the “Thundersteel” era of RIOT, as main songwriter and longtime Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern did 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 RIOT V 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.
RIOT V is working on the follow-up to “Unleash The Fire” and preparing for live dates later in 2017.