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10 May 2024

RIOT (V) - celebrate release of brand new studio album "Mean Streets" with title track music video; touring across Europe w/ label mates TAILGUNNER!

"ARE YOU READY TO RIOT?!" Warriors, if you missed the call, you better put on your armour now as US icons RIOT (V) release "Mean Streets," their first studio album in 6 years, via Atomic Fire Records. Highly lauded by worldwide hard 'n' heavy press and supported by an ongoing European run with label mates TAILGUNNER, the band deliver a 51-minute moment of sheer heavy/power metal glory. RIOT (V) additionally celebrate today's album release by launching the official music video for its speedy title track whose lyrics nostalgically deal with the group's New York City origin. The audiovisual result, which was directed by Tom Flynn (LAMB OF GOD, BLACK STONE CHERRY, SUFFOCATION etc.) who was also responsible for RIOT (V)'s very popular 'Feel The Fire' video, can now be viewed over on YouTube.

Enter the 'Mean Streets': https://youtu.be/EtK77eDwbTE

Bassist Don Van Stavern shares his thoughts on the new album: "We're more than proud to finally present "Mean Streets" to the world! It's an album that we put a lot of passion into for our legacy and fans. Throughout the years, I have learned what the listener expects from the band. We had some time off so we really wanted to make the fans happy with our return. We always write with Mark in mind and what he might have done. This one represents all eras of the band from the rock beginnings of "Rock City" to our last power metal release "Armor Of Light." We always unleash the fire down under!"

Order "Mean Streets" in the physical format of your choice, stream it on your favourite DSP or get it digitally now, here: https://riotv.afr.link/meanstreets

The album was 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.

More on "Mean Streets":
'High Noon' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/CRtr9BvWdRA
'Feel The Fire' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ouMzyowzzJw
'Love Beyond The Grave' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/LxJssIsIA1o

Don't forget to subscribe to Reigning Phoenix Music on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to 'Mean Streets' as well as other new tracks in the "RPM New Releases" playlist on Spotify: https://rpm.link/spotifynewreleases

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