Fight or Fall' is a multi part documentary, it tells the complex tale of the Riot story and follows Riot V as they tour USA/ Canada with festivals in Japan and Europe.
Part 1 is now streaming, Wednesday June 7, 2017 (Mark Reale's Birthday)
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Part 1 covers the formation of Riot, 'Rock City', 'Narita' eras and the demise and resurrection of the band for their most popular album 'Fire down under' Album
The first installment also covers Riot V on tour on their US dates and their trek into Chicago and Detroit.
A film by Jimmy Kay, produced by Jimmy Kay and Giles Lavery for The Metal Voice
Guests in Part 1
Steve 'Lips' Kudrow- Anvil
Martin Popoff- Rock Author
Anthony Reale- Mark Reale's Father
Brian Thomas- Halloween
Mike Flyntz- Riot V and Riot guitarist
Donnie Van Stavern- Riot V and Riot Bassist
Frank Gilchriest- Riot V and Riot Drummer
Todd Michael Hall- Riot V Vocalist
Nick Lee-Guitar- Riot V
Lou A Kouvaris- Riot Guitarist (1976-1978)
Rick Ventura- Riot Guitarist (1978-1983)
Phil Feit- Riot Bassist (1974-1976) (1979-1980), Billy Idol, Joan Jett
Peter Bitelli- Riot Drums (1972-1980)
Filmmaker Jimmy Kay had this to say about the project," In this documentary, the viewer gets to watch the band travel in the first person from city to city, playing clubs and festivals shows. It captures the brotherhood, the continuation of Riot and bridges the two entities together (Riot and Riot V). The documentary also aims to explain the Riot back story and legacy. "
Giles Lavery co-producer concluded,"The story of Riot is one of the most unique and inspiring in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, the story has many twists and turns along the way, but the songs were and are always at forefront as some of the best in hard rock and heavy metal."
RIOT V's debut "Unleash The Fire", was released in October 2014 . The CD marked the first release from RIOT without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in 2012 due to complications of Crohn's disease . Riot V was encouraged by father of Mark Reale to forge ahead in his honor.
RIOT V is working on the follow-up to "Unleash The Fire" and preparing for live dates later in 2017.
Riot Thundersteel 30 year Anniversary NEWS '2018-Donnie Van Stavern