December 22, 2023

With brand new track High Noon, US cult metallers RIOT (V) keep racing down the road brilliantly. The high-speed anthem has gained way more than 100,000 views on YouTube, followed by solid streaming numbers – all that in just a few days. Although they’re working on the launch of Mean Streets with full throttle, the band need to take a redirection until unleashing their new album which is now set to be released on April 12, 2024 via Atomic Fire Records, followed by supporting live shows (to be announced next month). But fans don’t have to worry as RIOT (V) also have — besides album pre-order options — kicked-off the pre-save campaign for second single, Feel The Fire, which will be available digitally from January 26, 2024.

Mike Flyntz (guitars), Frank Gilchriest (drums), Donnie Van Stavern (bass),
Nick Lee (guitars), Todd Michael Hall (vocals) Photo collage credit: Randy Caballero | Doug Julien | Anthony Lopardo

Mean Streets contains 12 tracks which were recorded by Bruno Ravel in New JerseyRavel also mixed the album while Bart Gabriel took care of its mastering. Artwork was provided by Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPTSTRATOVARIUSBRAINSTORM etc.) who captured the galloping style of the new material skillfully – without missing the band’s typical seal style, of course.

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice (see below!), pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive High Noon instantly now.

Mean Streets

  1. Hail To The Warriors
  2. Feel The Fire
  3. Love Beyond The Grave
  4. High Noon
  5. Before This Time
  6. Higher
  7. Mean Streets
  8. Open Road
  9. Mortal Eyes
  10. Lost Dreams
  11. Lean Into It
  12. No More

Available formats

  • CD-digipak (EU)
  • CDjewelcase CD (US)
  • Digital
  • Vinyl
    • black
    • “electric blue” (transparent/blue/red-transparent)
    • yellow/black splatter
    • “seal white” (white; US-excl.)

With the mighty Atomic Fire Records behind the band and with many more releases to come, and with reissues on Sony MusicEMI Records and Metal Blade RecordsRIOT (V) are consistantly on radio and metal charts worldwide as well as being a part of ‘New York City’s Top 20 Most Influential Metal Bands,’ ‘100 Best Metal Albums Of All Time,’ ‘100 Best Metal Bands Of All Time’ and numerous mentions on VH1‘s That Metal Show with Eddie Trunk and staff sighting RIOT as one of the innovaters of metal music in America and beyond and 2018 saw RIOT inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame with the likes of Ronnie James DioRandy RhoadsLemmy KilmisterBLACK SABBATH just to name a few!

RIOT (V) live:

10./11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim [TICKETS]
17. – 19.05.2024 DE Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival @ Amphitheater [TICKETS]

RIOT (V) is:
Todd Michael Hall | vocals
Mike Flyntz | guitars
Nick Lee | guitars
Don Van Stavern | bass
Frank Gilchriest | drums

RIOT (V) online:

Official Website