Origin: New York, NY, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Riot  


Once known as the little band from New York with the odd mascot, Riot has certainly come a long way. They were unstoppable in the early eighties, with Fire Down Under still regarded as a classic, and one of the best metal albums of the eighties. Their initial run ended soon after 1983's Born In America, but guitarist Mark Reale was undaunted, moving to Texas and starting up a new version of the band. Now many lineup changes removed from that incarnation, Riot continues to thrive, enjoy successing in Europe and Japan, and continuing to release solid classic metal albums. Their last effort, Immortal Soul, reunited several members from that Texas lineup that recorded another of the band's best albums, 1987's Thundersteel.

Sadly, guitarist Reale passed away in January 2012, after a lifelong bout with Crohn's disease. As of this writing it's unclear whether the band will continue.

Current Members

Tony Moore

vocals (Faith And Fire)

Mark Reale

guitars RIP: January 25, 2012, Crohn's disease, age 56

Mike Flyntz

guitars (Faith And Fire)

Don Van Stavern

bass (Pitbull Daycare, Slayer (SA))

Bobby Jarzombek

drums (Arch/Matheos, Demons & Wizards, Fates Warning, Halford, Juggernaut, Painmuseum, Spastic Ink)

Former Members/Guests

Guy Speranza

vocals RIP: November 8, 2003, pancreatic cancer, age 47

Rhett Forrester

vocals RIP: November 8, 1994, murdered, age 37

Mike DiMeo

vocals/keyboards (Masterplan)

L.A. Kouvaris

guitars

Rick Ventura

guitars

Jimmy Iommi

bass

Kip Leming

bass

Pete Perez

bass (Leatherwolf, Spastic Ink)

Peter Bitelli

drums

Sandy Slavin

drums

John Macaluso

drums (Ark, Holyhell, Yngwie Malmsteen, TNT)

Bobby Rondinelli

drums (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Doro, Axel Rudi Pell, Rainbow)

Frank Gilchriest

drums (Gothic Knights, Holy Mother, Virgin Steele)


Discography



Rock City 
1977 Capitol
  1. Desperation
  2. Warrior
  3. Rock City
  4. Overdrive
  5. Angel
  6. Tokyo Rose
  7. Heart of Fire
  8. Gypsy Queen
  9. This Is What I Get
  • Guy Speranza
  • Mark Reale
  • L.A. Kouvaris
  • Jimmy Iommi
  • Peter Bitelli




Narita 
1979 Capitol
  1. Waiting for the Taking
  2. 49er
  3. Kick Down the Wall
  4. Born to Be Wild
  5. Narita
  6. Here We Come Again
  7. Do It Up
  8. Hot for Love
  9. White Rock
  10. Road Racin'
  • Guy Speranza
  • Mark Reale
  • Rick Ventura
  • Jimmy Iommi
  • Peter Bitelli
1979 BNR and Internet Top Ten album




(EP) Riot Live  LIVE
1980 Electra
  1. Intro
  2. Angel
  3. Do it up
  4. Road racin'
  5. White rock
  6. Warrior
  7. Narita
  8. Tokyo rose
  9. Overdrive
  10. Rock city
  11. Back on the non-stop
  12. Kinck down the wall
  13. Train kept a rollin'
  14. Road racin'
  • Guy Speranza
  • Mark Reale
  • Rick Ventura
  • Jimmy Iommi
  • Peter Bitelli




Fire Down Under 
1981 Elektra
  1. Swords and Tequila
  2. Fire Down Under
  3. Feel The Same
  4. Outlaw
  5. Don't Bring Me Down
  6. Don't Hold Back
  7. Altar Of The King
  8. No Lies
  9. Run for Your Life
  10. Flashbacks
  • Guy Speranza
  • Mark Reale
  • Rick Ventura
  • Kip Leming
  • Sandy Slavin
1981 BNR and Internet Top Ten album




Restless Breed 
1982 Elektra
  1. Hard Lovin' Man
  2. C.I.A.
  3. Restless Breed
  4. When I Was Young
  5. Loonshark
  6. Loved by You
  7. Over to You
  8. Showdown
  9. Dream Away
  10. Violent Crimes
  • Rhett Forrester
  • Mark Reale
  • Rick Ventura
  • Kip Leming
  • Sandy Slavin
1982 Internet Top Ten album




Born In America 
1983 Quality
  1. Born in America
  2. You Burn in Me
  3. Wings of Fire
  4. Running from the Law
  5. Devil Woman
  6. Vigilante Killer
  7. Heavy Metal Machine
  8. Where Soldiers Rule
  9. Gunfighter
  10. Promised Land

  • Rhett Forrester
  • Mark Reale
  • Rick Ventura
  • Kip Leming
  • Sandy Slavin




Thundersteel 
1988 CBS
  1. Thundersteel
  2. Fight or Fall
  3. Sign of the Crimson Storm
  4. Flight of the Warrior
  5. On Wings of Eagles
  6. Johnny's Back
  7. Bloodstreets
  8. Run for Your Life
  9. Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart)
  • Tony Moore
  • Mark Reale
  • Don Van Stavern
  • Bobby Jarzombek

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Privilege Of Power 
1990 CBS
  1. On Your Knees
  2. Metal Soldiers
  3. Runaway
  4. Killer
  5. Dance Of Death
  6. Storming The Gates Of Hell
  7. Maryanne
  8. Little Miss Death
  9. Black Leather And Glittering Steel
  10. Racing With The Devil On A Spanish Highway (revisited)
  • Tony Moore
  • Mark Reale
  • Don Van Stavern
  • Bobby Jarzombek




Riot Live - In Japan  LIVE
1992 Sony
  1. Minutes to showtime
  2. On your knees...in Tokyo!
  3. Metal soldiers
  4. Runaway
  5. Tokyo rose...in Osaka!
  6. Rock city
  7. Outlaw
  8. Killer
  9. Skins & bones part 1
  10. Skins & bones part 2
  11. Johnny's back...in Tokyo!
  12. Flight of the warrior
  13. Ladies and gentleman ...Mark Reale
  14. Japan cakes
  15. Narita
  16. Warrior
  17. The dressing room
  18. Smoke on the water
  • Tony Moore
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Jarzombek




Nightbreaker 
1993 Sony
  1. Soldier
  2. Destiny
  3. Burn
  4. In Your Eyes
  5. Night Breaker
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Silent Scream
  8. Magic Marker
  9. A Whiter Shade of Pale
  10. Babylon
  11. Outlaw
  12. Black Mountain Woman
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Jarzombek




Greatest Hits '78-'90 
1993 Sony
  1. Warrior
  2. 49er
  3. Overdrive
  4. Kinck down the wall
  5. Tokyo rose
  6. Road racin'
  7. Narita
  8. Flight of the warrior
  9. Metal soldiers
  10. Runaway
  11. Johnny's back
  12. Sign of the crimson storm
  13. Killer
  14. Storming the gates of hell
  15. Bloodstreets
  16. Thundersteel




Brethren Of The Long House 
1995 Sony
  1. Intro/ Last of the Mohicans
  2. Glory Calling
  3. Rolling Thunder
  4. Rain
  5. Wounded Heart
  6. The Bretheren of the Long House
  7. Out in the Fields
  8. Santa Maria
  9. Blood of the English
  10. Ghost Dance
  11. Shenandoah
  12. Holy Land
  13. The Last of the Mohicans
  14. Sailor
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • John Macaluso




Inishmore 
1998 Metal Blade
  1. Black Water
  2. Angel Eyes
  3. Liberty
  4. Kings Are Falling
  5. The Man
  6. Watching the Signs
  7. Should I Run
  8. Cry for the Dying
  9. Turning the Hands of Time
  10. Gypsy
  11. Inishmore (Forsaken Heart)
  12. Inishmore
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Jarzombek

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Shine On  LIVE
1998 Zero Corp.
  1. Black water
  2. Angel eyes
  3. Soldier
  4. The man
  5. Kings are falling
  6. Bloodstreets
  7. Watching the signs
  8. Cry for the dying
  9. Inishmore(Forsaken heart)
  10. Inishmore
  11. Danny boy
  12. Liberty
  13. Gypsy
  14. The last of the mohicans(Intro)
  15. Glory calling
  16. Thundersteel
  17. Nightbreaker
  18. Warrior
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Jarzombek




Sons Of Society 
1999 Metal Blade
  1. Snake Charmer
  2. On the wings of life
  3. Sons of society
  4. Twist of fate
  5. Bad machine
  6. Cover me
  7. Dragonfire
  8. The law
  9. Time to bleed
  10. Queen
  11. Somewhere
  12. Promises
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Jarzombek




Through The Storm 
2002 Metal Blade
  1. Turn The Tables
  2. Lost Inside The World
  3. Chains (Revolving)
  4. Through The Storm
  5. Let It Show
  6. Burn The Sun
  7. To My Head
  8. Essential Enemies
  9. Only You Can Rock Me
  10. Isle Of Shadows
  11. Here Comes The Sn
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Bobby Rondinelli

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Army Of One 
2006 Toshiba-EMI
  1. Army Of One
  2. Knockin at my Door
  3. Blinded
  4. One More Alibi
  5. It All Falls Down
  6. Helping Hand
  7. The Mystic
  8. Still Alive
  9. Alive In The City
  10. Shine
  11. Stained Mirrors
  12. Dark Side Of Light
  13. Road Racin (live)
  • Mike DiMeo
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Pete Perez
  • Frank Gilchriest

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Immortal Soul 
2011 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Riot
  2. Still Your Man
  3. Crawling
  4. Wings Are For Angels
  5. Fall Before Me
  6. Sins Of The Father
  7. Majestica
  8. Immortal Soul
  9. Insanity
  10. Whiskey Man
  11. Believe
  12. Echoes
  • Tony Moore
  • Mark Reale
  • Mike Flyntz
  • Don Van Stavern
  • Bobby Jarzombek

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 

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