Shortly before heading out on their Apocalypse Over Europe Tour, the American heavy metal force RIOT V have released a lyric video for Caught in the Witch’s Eye from their recent album ‘Armor of Light’. In addition, the special vinyl pressing of Live At Keep It True Festival 2015 which was previously only available as a bonus CD for the bands latest studio album ‘Armor Of Light’ will be out this Friday.

The band commented: “We are very excited about a couple of things coming up. First we offer a conceptual lyric video from our latest album “Armor of Light” on the great Nuclear Blast records, “Caught  in the Witch’s Eye”. On every Riot record we try to break up the crazy fast songs with mid-tempo groovers, in the great tradition of Dio and Crimson Storm. DVS composed the music and Todd wrote the lyrics about a witch that wants to sell your soul to the devil type of tale, she promises to take away your troubles, but you’ll end up hating the cost you have to pay!

And of course next week we head out for the Apocalypse Over Europe six-week tour with the mighty Primal Fear! We are very excited and feel this will be a great tour as both bands complement each other and sound similar in some ways, and have powerhouse vocalists fronting the bands! Do not miss this one!

Pre-order Live At Keep It True Festival 2015 here.

The bands latest offering ‘Armor Of Light’ was released this year through Nuclear Blast Records and is available here.

The band, who formed over 40 years ago in Brooklyn, New York and were this year inducted into the prestigious Heavy Metal History Hall Of Fame boast 16 studio albums to their name and a long and absorbing history that can be rivaled by few others. Since their legendary debut album ‘Rock City’ (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including Fire Down Under (with classics like Swords And Tequila), their masterpiece ‘Thundersteel’ (1988), and the unforgotten ‘The Privilege Of Power’ (1990).

Listen to Heart Of A Lion here.

Listen to Angel’s Thunder, Devil’s Reign here.

Listen to Victory here.

Catch the band on tour throughout Europe in September/October with PRIMAL FEAR at one of the below dates




+ Guests

28.09.              D         MANNHEIM – MS Connexion Complex

29.09.              D         MEMMINGEN – Kaminwerk

30.09.              HU       BUDAPEST – Barba Negra

02.10.              AT        SALZBURG – Rockhouse

03.10.              IT         MILANO – Legend Club

04.10.              F          GRENOBLE – L´llyade

05.10.              ES        BARCELONA – Salamandra 1

06.10.              ES        MADRID – Mon

07.10.              ES        BILBAO –  Santana 27

10.10.              F          PARIS – Le Petit Bain

11.10.              UK       LONDON – The Dome

12.10.              BE        VOSSELAAR – Biebob

14.10.              D         BOCHUM – Zeche

16.10.              D         HAMBURG – Markthalle

17.10.              D         ROSTOCK –  Alte Zuckerfabrik

18.10.              D         BERLIN – LIDO

19.10.              CZ        ZLIN – Masters of Rock Cafe

20.10.              D         CHAM – LA Cham

23.10.              AT        GRAZ – Explosiv

24.10.              CZ        PRAGUE – Nova Chmelnice

25.10.              CH       PRATTELN – Z 7

26.10.              D         STUTTGART -LKA Longhorn

27.10.              D         GEISELWIND – Live Music Hall