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WEEK OF MAY 19TH 2022
RIOT ACT, the band initially formed by former classic era Riot members Rick Ventura and Lou Kouvaris is previewed with their new single "Wanted". The full-length album, due early 2022 is sure to please fans of the early 80's era of Riot.
The album will also come with a 12-track bonus CD of classic Riot tracks recut, these recordings feature the final ever recordings of Lou Kouvaris, who tragically passed away of Covid19 in early 2020.
RIOT ACT features former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, Don Chaffin on vocals, Paul Ranieri on bass and Claudio Galinski on drums.
The band offered the following statement:
"Riot Act’s new album is a culmination of emotions over the past two years. From the excitement of our early rehearsals to the loss of our band mate, struggling through a pandemic and not knowing if we were going to continue, the four of us knew that the band had much to offer. The result of that renewed energy is “Closer To The Flame” and in joining forces with Global Rock Records we are ready for the world to hear this new music we have been working on for so long. The first of which, the new single “Wanted” was the first original track recorded when we decided to go forward. It captures the energy and drive of the band and our roots. A taste of things to come!"
Our very good friends and brothers in in Riot V of course continue the more modern power metal evolution of Riot onward, While as Riot Act we aim to recapture the early Riot sound of the 1977-1983 band.
RIOT ACT performed at the Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame in 2020 while Rick and Lou were inducted as Riot members in 2018.
The highly anticipated debut album from Riot Act accompanied with a 12-track bonus CD of classic Riot tracks re-recorded.
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The album also comes with a 12-track bonus CD of classic 1979-1981 Riot tracks recut. These recordings feature the final ever recordings of Lou Kouvaris, who tragically passed away of Covid 19 in early 2020. The deluxe double album set was released April 1 in Europe and April 15 in the US and Canada on Global Rock Records.
The highly anticipated debut album from Riot Act, the band initially formed by former 'classic era' Riot members Rick Ventura and Lou Kouvaris, is titled Closer To The Flame, which is sure to please fans of the late 70s, early 80s era of Riot as well as fans of classic hard rock everywhere.
Riot Act features former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, talented lead vocalist Don Chaffin, Paul Ranieri on bass and Claudio Galinski on drums. Rick Ventura was a member of the classic lineup of Riot from 1979-1984.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
August 22, 2022
Riot Act @ The Robin 28:00 pm, Wolverhampton, THE ROBIN 2
August 23, 2022
Riot Act @ Trillian’s8:00 pm, Newcastle, Trillian's Bar
August 24, 2022
Riot Act @ Nightrain8:00 pm, Bradford, Nightrain
August 25, 2022
Riot Act @ Bannerman’s8:00 pm, Edinburgh, Bannerman's Bar
August 26, 2022
Riot Act @ Hangar 18 Music Venue7:00 pm, Swansea, Hangar 18
August 27, 2022
Riot Act @ The Underworld8:00 pm, Camden, The Underworld
September 2, 2022
Riot Act with Heavy PettinMadrid, Spain
September 3, 2022
Riot Act with Heavy PettinPortugal, Spain
September 4, 2022
Riot Act with Heavy PettinBarcelona, Spain
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