RIOT (V): US Heavy Metal Outfit Releases “Love Beyond The Grave” Lyric Video; Mean Streets Full-Length Due Out On May 10th

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

The wait is almost over! Cult US heavy metal unit RIOT (V) will finally unleash their much-anticipated studio album Mean Streets on May 10th via Atomic Fire Records. In advance of the record’s official release, today the band has launched a lyric video for “Love Beyond The Grave.”

“I wanted to write something that was heavy as hell. Something like a mix between Judas Priest and RIOT’s ‘Hard Lovin’ Man.’ I asked myself, ‘What would Reale do?,'” recalls guitarist Mike Flyntz of the song’s creation.

Bass player Donnie Van Stavern adds, “Mike wrote a cool eerie dual lead guitar intro leading into a heavy rocker riff in the RIOT tradition with a pop-ish bridge and a great heavy chorus chant.”

Drummer Frank Gilchriest, who also contributed to the song’s lyrics, comments, “On this song, we explore a macabre fantasy of forbidden love trapped between this world and beyond.”

Watch RIOT (V)’s “Love Beyond The Grave” lyric video at THIS LOCATION.

Watch the band’s previously released video for “High Noon” HERE and “Feel The Fire” 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 CD, LP, and digital formats.

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

With Atomic Fire Records/Reigning Phoenix Music 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.

Subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube HERE and listen to Love Beyond The Grave” as well as other new tracks in the RPM New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.

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