Category: RIOT

RIOT – Restless Breed [Remastered + Riot Live ’82 EP first time on CD]

As requested here’s RIOT‘s 1982 album “Restless Breed” in the recent remastered version by Metal Blade Records. Of special interest into this digipak release is the inclusion as bonus of the the rare EP “Live”, previously unreleased on CD. Not to be confused with the Riot album also titled ‘Live’ recorded in England, this EP contains a show taped July...

RIOT – Archives Volume 3 ; 1987-1988 (2019)

No doubt about it; RIOT is one of the most influential American hard rock / metal acts which set the table for the ’80s sound of the genre in the US. Just released by very good German label High Roller Records, “Archives Volume 3 ; 1987-1988” covers the most mainstream era of the band featuring unreleased material, alternate mixes and...

RIOT – Restless Breed [Rock Candy remastered] (2019) *Exclusive*

RIOT‘s fourth album “Restless Breed”, the first featuring vocalist Rhett Forester, has been Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records. Originally released in 1982, the record showcased a more ‘commercial’, glam hard rock sound that was raising strong in America. The creation of “Restless Breed” followed a Riot’s period of intense activity both physical and emotional, having survived a series...

RIOT – Archives Volume 2 1982-1983 (2019) *Exclusive*

Without a doubt one of the most influential American hard rock / metal acts, RIOT set the table for the ’80s sound of the genre in the US. Released by very good German label High Roller Records few days ago, “Archives Volume 2 1982-1983” features unheard material from the ‘Mark II’ Riot era, with stupendous vocalist Rhett Forrester at the...

RIOT – Archives Volume 1 1976-1981 (2018)

Without a doubt one of the most influential American hard rock / metal acts, RIOT set the table for the ’80s sound of the genre in the US. Released by very good German label High Roller Records, “Archives Volume 1 1976-1981” features early versions, alternate mixes and demos – fully remastered – from the early years of Riot. It’s almost...

RIOT – ThunderSteel [30th Anniversary Edition remastered +6] (2018)

‘ThunderSteel’, the sixth studio album by American cult legends RIOT is turning 30 this 2018, so Metal Blade Records are celebrating the event with a remastered reissue of the album plus bonus tracks titled “ThunderSteel [30th Anniversary Edition remastered +6]”. The very good quality digipak also houses a DVD with shows from the band. Disbanded in 1984, at the second...

RIOT – Fire Down Under [Rock Candy remaster +6] (2018)

Now we have here the just released ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ Rock Candy Records version of Americans RIOT third album “Fire Down Under“, including 6 meaty bonus tracks.The album is considered a big influence by many American bands to become famous during the ’80s, a blend of classic British metal / hard rock yet with a characteristic US touch. The saying...

RIOT – Army Of One [Bonus Edition digipak reissue] (2017)

RIOT – Army Of One [Bonus Edition digipak reissue] (2017)

Metal Blade Records has just released “Army Of One [Bonus Edition]“, a digipak reissue of one of RIOT‘s modern-era best albums. Founded by the late, talented guitarist Mark Reale, Riot started in the late Seventies as a classic hard rock band, over the years evolving to a more traditional heavy metal style.But “Army Of One”, originally released in 2006 by...

RIOT – Narita [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

RIOT – Narita [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

This one was requested by one of you and is a real pleasure to me to be featured here; “Narita“, the second album by Americans RIOT, in its ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ Rock Candy Records version. “Narita” is a very special album to me, I grow up listening to this killer / no filler rockin’ LP.Musically, Riot has always been ahead...

RIOT – Born In America [Remastered Digipak 2015]

* There was a landmark year for the rapidly progressing heavy metal genre in the US: 1983. Artists such as Ronnie James Dio with his debut solo album Holy Diver, Def Leppard put a foothold on the seen with Pyromania and Quiet Riot had a huge number one. Motley Crue also won a fair share of fans over with their...