Riot n/k/a Riot V announced that the new album will be entitled "Armor Of Light." The album will be released on April 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single and video clip for the song "Heart of a Lion" will be released soon!
On Wednesday, January 24th, the metal community gathered in Anaheim for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal Riot n/k/a Riot V was inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan and other metal royalty for their contributions and influence on the community.
"I am honored and psyched to be inducted into this years Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!" comments bassist/songwriter Don Van Stavern. "The 30-plus year in existence is a testament to the longevity of a band through the fans love of our music. I am also honored to be inducted with legendary musicians like Bill Ward from Black Sabbath, Carmen Appice and of course last year's recipients the greats Lemmy, Randy Rhoads and Dio and that's an honor and award itself!"
Check out the cover of "Armor Of Light" below and stay tuned for more information about the album.