RIOT (V) – to release new album »Mean Streets« on February 16, 2024; lyric video for first digital single, ‘High Noon,’ streaming!

Can you hear the motorbikes howling? US icons RIOT (V) are finally returning with a brand new album titled »Mean Streets« under their “seat belts.” The record which is set for a February 16, 2024 release through Atomic Fire Records, contains 12 tracks which were 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. Not less than galloping is the group’s first appetizer of the record, ‘High Noon,’ which kick-starts the »Mean Streets« campaign with a crispy length of 3:26 minutes.

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Donnie Van Stavern comments: “We are extremely excited to release our 17th RIOT record »Mean Streets« with the mighty Atomic Fire Records label! We went back to the roots a bit on this one with some hard rockers and of course power metal stylings. Our new pre-release lyric video ‘High Noon’ is a song I wrote with Mark Reale in mind, he loved the Old West and wrote songs about it as well [‘Restless Breed’/’Gunfighter’ etc.] and the music is a reminiscence on »Thundersteel«/»Privilege Of Power«! Enjoy, metal warriors, more awesomeness is on the way!”

Vocalist Todd Michael Hall adds: “I am really excited for the people to hear »Mean Streets,« we are evolving well with one foot rooted in the past and one foot pointing toward to future.”

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, here:

»Mean Streets« – Track Listing:

01. Hail To The Warriors
02. Feel The Fire
03. Love Beyond The Grave
04. High Noon
05. Before This Time
06. Higher
07. Mean Streets
08. Open Road
09. Mortal Eyes
10. Lost Dreams
11. Lean Into It
12. No More

»Mean Streets« will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak (EU)
– jewelcase CD (US)
– coloured vinyl [black | “electric blue” (transparent/blue/red-transparent) | yellow/black splatter | “seal white” (white; US-excl.)]
– digital

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘High Noon’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify:

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With the mighty Atomic Fire Records behind the band and with many more releases to come, and with reissues on Sony Music, EMI Records and Metal Blade Records, RIOT (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 Dio, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy Kilmister, BLACK SABBATH just to name a few!

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RIOT (V) live:

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

Booking: Bart Gabriel @ Dragon Productions –
Management: Donnie Van Stavern @ DVSAFFAIRS –