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The wait is almost over! Cult US heavy metallers Riot (V) will finally unleash their much-anticipated studio album “Mean Streets” upon the world in four weeks – on May 10th, 2024 – via Atomic Fire Records. Before the band kick off the live festivities in support of the new material later this week, they have unveiled the official lyric video for their new digital single “Love Beyond The Grave”.

“I wanted to write something that was heavy as hell. Something like a mix between Judas Priest and Riot’s ‘Hard Lovin’ Man.’ I asked myself, ‘What would Reale do?’,”

recalls guitarist Mike Flyntz the song’s creation.

Bass player Donnie Van Stavern adds:

“Mike wrote a cool eerie dual lead guitar intro leading into a heavy rocker riff in the RIOT tradition with a pop-ish bridge and a great heavy chorus chant.”

Drummer Frank Gilchriest, who also contributed to the song’s lyrics, comments:

“On this song, we explore a macabre fantasy of forbidden love trapped between this world and beyond.”

Following the above-mentioned US concerts, RIOT (V) will also hit the European roads with labelmates Tailgunner in May and even travel to Japan and Latin America later this year. Full details can be found below!

08.05.2024 PL Warsaw – Hydrozagadka
09.05.2024 DE Selb – Rockclub Nordbayern*
10.05.2024 CH Aarburg – Musigburg*
11.05.2024 DE Braunschweig – Rock in Rautheim
12.05.2024 DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore*
15.05.2024 DE Mannheim – 7er Club*
14.05.2024 DE Oldenburg – MTS*
16.05.2024 NL Enschede – Metropool*
17.05.2024 NL Drachten – Iduna*
18.05.2024 BE Bilzen – South Of Heaven*
19.05.2024 DE Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival

05.06.2024 SE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival *NEW*

20.07.2024 JP Kawasaki – Club Citta *NEW*
22.07.2024 JP Shibuya – Club Quattro *NEW*

07.09.2024 BR Limeira – Studio Mirage Eventos *NEW*
09.09.2024 BR São Paulo – Manifesto Bar *NEW*
11.09.2024 PY Asunción – Absoluto Rock Bar *NEW*
12.09.2024 AR Buenos Aires – El Teatrito *NEW*
14.09.2024 CL Santiago – Teatro Cariola *NEW*
15.09.2024 PE Lima – Yield Rock *NEW*
18.09.2024 CO Bogotá – Ace of Spades Club *NEW*
20.09.2024 MX Monterrey – TBA *NEW*
21.09.2024 MX Mexico City – TBA *NEW* 

Photo collage credit: Randy Caballero | Doug Julien | Anthony Lopardo

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