RIOT Guitarist Issues New Album Update

January 31, 2011

The reunited "Thundersteel" lineup of U.S. metal veterans RIOT is continuing work its next studio album, tentatively due later in the year.

Commented guitarist Mark Reale: "Things are moving forward and the band sounds great. We have four songs just about done. I just have to finish a few leads and maybe a few backing vocal tracks but for the most part there done and sound great! Now we just have to get together again and record the rest of the tunes here in New York.

"We've been getting a lot of interest for the new record and plan on touring when it comes out.

"Due to all the snow here on the East Coast, things have been set back some, but the album will come out this year, hopefully by the summer time."

RIOT last year reunited with Tony Moore — only nine months after announcing that they were parting ways with the vocalist over "differences about how to proceed with the future of the band."

RIOT performed one of the new songs, "Wings Are For Angels", for the first time at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 6, 2009.

Sony Music reissued RIOT's classic albums "Thundersteel" (1988) and "The Privilege Of Power" (1990) albums in October 2009 via HMV Japan. Each CD was digitally remastered and contains bonus tracks.

Video footage of RIOT performing "Metal Soldiers" live at Sweden Rock on June 6, 2009 can be viewed below.

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