RIOT (V): US Heavy Metal Legends Release New Video/Single, “Feel The Fire”

Photo collage by Randy Caballero, Doug Julien, and Anthony Lopardo

Today, legendary US heavy metal outfit RIOT (V) quenches the thirst of fans fervently awaiting the release of their new studio album, Mean Streets, which is due out on April 12th via Atomic Fire Records, with second digital single, “Feel The Fire,” and its companion video. The video was shot in New Jersey by director Tom Flynn (Lamb Of God, Buckcherry) and stars model Liv Walsh.

Bass player Donnie Van Stavern comments, When I wrote the music for ‘Feel The Fire,’ I wanted to bring back the early RIOT rock days musically with a Zeppelin/Priest kind of vibe. For the lyrics, I wrote about a passionate, aggressive love; a fire-driven relationship within the souls of a man and woman deeply obsessed with one another.”

Watch RIOT (V)’s “Feel The Fire” video HERE. Stream/purchase the track HERE.

Watch the band’s previously released video for “High Noon” HERE

Mean Streets features twelve tracks recorded and mixed by Bruno Ravel and mastered by Bart Gabriel. Artwork was provided by Gyula Havancsák (Accept, Stratovarius, Brainstorm) who captured the galloping style of the new material skillfully without missing the band’s signature seal

Mean Streets will be available on digipak CD (EU), jewel case CD (US), vinyl in multiple color variants, and digitally.

Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice, pre-save it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive” Feel The Fire” and “High Noon” instantly at:

With Atomic Fire Records behind the band and with many more releases to come, as well as reissues on Sony Music, EMI Records, and Metal Blade Records, RIOT (V) is consistently on radio and metal charts worldwide. The band has also been listed among “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 classic episodes of VH1’s That Metal Show with Eddie Trunk with staff sighting RIOT (V) as one of the innovators of heavy metal music in America and beyond. Additionally, 2018 saw RIOT (V) inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy Kilmister, and Black Sabbath among others.

Todd Michael Hall – vocals
Mike Flyntz – guitars
Nick Lee – guitars
Don Van Stavern – bass
Frank Gilchriest – drums