New York metal legends RIOT, featuring the reunited ‘Thundersteel’/'The Privilege of Power’ era line-up of Mark Reale (guitar), Tony Moore (vocals), Don Van Stavern (bass), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), and Mike Flyntz (guitars), have posted footage of their recent San Antonio, TX writing session on their official YouTube Channel. The band is currently preparing for a new studio album which is set to get under way over the summer and tentatively scheduled for a late 2009 release.
Riot have also announced three October shows in Japan, one of the band’s premier markets going back to the classic ‘Rock City’ days. Says Mark Reale: “We’re excited to once again have the opportunity to play for our Japanese fans who’ve been so supportive over the years. This particular line-up only made it to Japan once before so this will be extra special for both us and the fans. See you soon!” Exact dates are as follows:
Oct. 23 – Shangri-La – Osaka, Japan (doors: 18:00 showtime:19:00)
Oct. 24 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, Japan (doors: 17:00 showtime:18:00) Oct. 25 – Club Citta – Kawasaki, Japan (doors: 17:00 showtime:18:00)
For club info on both venues in please visit: www.shan-gri-la.jp and clubcitta.co.jp, respectively. A live clip of the song ‘Fight Or Fall’, recorded in Tokyo on the ‘Thundersteel’ tour in 1989 can be viewed here: .
RIOT will be making two European festival appearances this month at the Sweden Rock and Metalway festivals on June 6 and June 20, respectively.