Category: RIOT

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...