Their follow-up release, THE PRIVILEGE OF POWER (CBS 1990), flexed RIOT’s creative and metal muscles even further, cementing renewed fan interest around the world, particularly in Europe and Japan. In the ensuing years, the THUNDERSTEEL line-up became near-legendary in the metal canon. They were hailed as “the bridge between Priest and speed metal” and have been heralded as an influence by many, including Hammerfall who cover RIOT’s “Flight Of The Warrior” off THUNDERSTEEL on their new CD, 'Masterpieces.'
With Reale, Moore, Van Stavern, Jarzombek, and Flyntz joining forces once again for the first in some 20 years. The world is set to experience the power of the THUNDERSTEEL constellation once again! The new release "Immortal Soul" picks up where Thundersteel and Privilege of Power left off without missing a beat. RIOT are back! Performing at festivals and touring this metal juggernaut, Johnny and gang are back for the attack! Sadly founding guitarist Mark Reale passed away in 2012 of complications from Crohn disease, but the band at his wishes will continue to create and produce music in his honor and proudly fly the RIOT colors once again! A new CD is in the works and it is in the vein of the Thundersteel sound and features a dedication to Reale as well as songs he wrote with bassist Don Van Stavern before his untimely passing and will features another song in the "Johnny" Trilogy! It is scheduled for a 2014 release via the Steamhammer/SPV and Marquee/ Avalon labels. Shine On!
Última edición por PeterGriffin el Lun 14 Jul 2014, 21:36, editado 1 vez