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RIOT (V) New Lyric Video' High Noon' Off New Album 'Mean Streets' Release Date Feb 16, 2024

US icons RIOT (V) are finally returning with a brand new album titled »Mean Streets« under their "seat belts." The record which is set for a February 16, 2024 release through Atomic Fire Records, contains 12 tracks which were 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. Not less than galloping is the group's first appetizer of the record, 'High Noon,' which kick-starts the »Mean Streets« campaign with a crispy length of 3:26 minutes.

Check it out on YouTube:

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Donnie Van Stavern comments: "We are extremely excited to release our 17th RIOT record »Mean Streets« with the mighty Atomic Fire Records label! We went back to the roots a bit on this one with some hard rockers and of course power metal stylings. Our new pre-release lyric video 'High Noon' is a song I wrote with Mark Reale in mind, he loved the Old West and wrote songs about it as well ['Restless Breed'/'Gunfighter' etc.] and the music is a reminiscence on »Thundersteel«/»Privilege Of Power«! Enjoy, metal warriors, more awesomeness is on the way!"

Vocalist Todd Michael Hall adds: "I am really excited for the people to hear »Mean Streets,« we are evolving well with one foot rooted in the past and one foot pointing toward to future."

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice (see below!), pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive 'High Noon' instantly now, here:

»Mean Streets« - Track Listing:

01. Hail To The Warriors

02. Feel The Fire

03. Love Beyond The Grave

04. High Noon

05. Before This Time

06. Higher

07. Mean Streets

08. Open Road

09. Mortal Eyes

10. Lost Dreams

11. Lean Into It

12. No More

»Mean Streets« will be available in the following formats:

- CD-digipak (EU)

- jewelcase CD (US)

- coloured vinyl [black | "electric blue" (transparent/blue/red-transparent) | yellow/black splatter | "seal white" (white; US-excl.)]

- digital

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