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Riot (V) celebrate the release of their brand new studio album “Mean Streets” with title track music video

Author Benedetta Baldin - 10.5.2024

“ARE YOU READY TO RIOT?!” Warriors, if you missed the call, you better put on your armour now as US icons Riot (V) release “Mean Streets,” their first studio album in 6 years, via Atomic Fire Records. Highly lauded by worldwide hard ‘n’ heavy press and supported by an ongoing European run with label mates Tailgunner, the band deliver a 51-minute moment of sheer heavy/power metal glory. Riot (V) additionally celebrate today’s album release by launching the official music video for its speedy title track whose lyrics nostalgically deal with the group’s New York City origin. The audiovisual result, which was directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb Of God, Black Stone Cherry, Suffocation etc.) who was also responsible for Riot (V)‘s very popular ‘Feel The Fire’ video, can now be viewed over on YouTube.

Enter the ‘Mean Streets’: 

We’re more than proud to finally present “Mean Streets” to the world! It’s an album that we put a lot of passion into for our legacy and fans. Throughout the years, I have learned what the listener expects from the band. We had some time off so we really wanted to make the fans happy with our return. We always write with Mark in mind and what he might have done. This one represents all eras of the band from the rock beginnings of “Rock City” to our last power metal release “Armor Of Light.” We always unleash the fire down under!

Don Van Stavern

Order “Mean Streets” in the physical format of your choice, stream it on your favourite DSP or get it digitally now, here:

The album was recorded by Bruno Ravel in New Jersey. Ravel also mixed the album while Bart Gabriel took care of its mastering. Artwork was provided by Gyula Havancsák (Accept, Stratovarius, Brainstorm etc.) who captured the galloping style of the new material skillfully – without missing the band’s typical seal style, of course.

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Riot (V) live:

“Mean Streets” Tour 2024
w/ Tailgunner (*)
Presented by Dragon Productions, Atomic Fire Records & Gabriel Management
10.05.2024 CH Aarburg – Musigburg**CANCELLED*
11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim
12.05.2024 DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore*
15.05.2024 DE Mannheim – 7er Club*
14.05.2024 DE Oldenburg – MTS*
16.05.2024 NL Enschede – Metropool*
17.05.2024 NL Drachten – Iduna*
18.05.2024 BE Bilzen – South Of Heaven*
19.05.2024 DE Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival

05.06.2024 SE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

20.07.2024 JP Kawasaki – Club Citta
22.07.2024 JP Shibuya – Club Quattro

07.09.2024 BR Limeira – Studio Mirage Eventos
08.09.2024 BR São Paulo – Manifesto Bar
11.09.2024 PY Asunción – Absoluto Rock Bar
12.09.2024 AR Buenos Aires – El Teatrito
14.09.2024 CL Santiago – Teatro Cariola
15.09.2024 PE Lima – Yield Rock
18.09.2024 CO Bogotá – Ace of Spades Club
20.09.2024 MX Monterrey – Café Iguana
21.09.2024 MX Mexico City – Circo Volador

04.10.2024 US West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go *NEW*

25./26.04.2025 DE Lauda-Königshofen – Keep It True (50th Anniversary Show) *NEW*

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