Riot (US metal band also known as Riot V)

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Riot V, formerly known as Riot until 2012, is an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s, the band has continued a long-running successful career.

Riot has toured with AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Vandenberg, Black Sabbath and Rush among others.

Riot's sound initially started out as straightforward heavy metal, but since their 1988 release Thundersteel their musical direction has been more along the lines of power metal.

In 2013, Riot V, a new iteration of the band, was launched by the surviving members, post the passing of founding member and band leader Mark Reale.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Narita Riot 3
1981 Fire Down Under Riot 4
1982 Restless Breed Riot 3
1988 Thundersteel Riot 3
1990 The Privilege of Power Riot 4 5
1993 Rock City Riot 1
1993 Nightbreaker Riot 5 3
1993 Star Box Riot 1
1996 The Brethren of the Long House Riot 2
1998 Inishmore Riot 1
1999 Sons of Society Riot 2
1999 Born in America Riot 1
2002 Through the Storm Riot 1
2006 Army of One Riot 1
2011 Immortal Soul Riot 5
2014 Unleash the Fire Riot V 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Riot Live (recordings with Rhett Forrester) Riot 1
1989 Riot Live (recordings with Guy Speranza) Riot 1
1998 Shine On Riot 4 2
1999 Live in Japan Riot 1

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