RIOT Schedules Japanese Dates

May 30, 2009

The reunited 1988 "Thundersteel" lineup of RIOT has scheduled the following dates in Japan:

Oct. 24 - Club Citta - Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JPN
Oct. 25 - Club Citta - Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JPN

RIOT will hit the road in Europe this summer. A new studio album featuring the same musicians is also in the works.

Commented the band: "Mark (Reale) and Mike (Flyntz) recently joined Don (Van Stavern) and Bobby (Jarzombek) down in San Antonio, Texas where a many RIOT songs have been written over the course of the last quarter century, including much of 'The Privilege of Power'. Getting together in the same room was a lot like getting back on the bike — it felt very natural and the chemistry between us was back in an instant."

"The material that Bobby and I have been writing sounds like the follow-up to 'Thundersteel' and 'The Privilege of Power'; it's like we never missed a beat!" states Don. "The new stuff is in the same vein except even more intense! I describe it as ''Thundersteel' on crack!'"

Mark had this to say: "I'm definitely having fun putting myself back into the type of mindset we were in as a band when we created 'Thundersteel' and 'The Privilege of Power'. The five of us working together — Don's crazy riffs, Bobby's insane drumming, Tony's soaring vocals, and having the luxury of Mike's second guitar this time around — makes for a unique collaboration."

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