Citizenship : United States
This US team, professing heavy metal, was founded in the summer of 1976 in the glorious city of New York. Creator band is songwriter and guitarist Mark Rhyl. The remaining members of the "Riot" became the vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist DLA Kuvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli.
This US team, professing heavy metal, was founded in the summer of 1976 in the glorious city of New York. Creator band is songwriter and guitarist Mark Rhyl. The remaining members of the "Riot" became the vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist DLA Kuvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli. In 1977, the local label "Firesign records" released their debut album, "Rock city", after which the group left Kuvaris, and in its place appeared Rick Ventura. The team will take over "Capitol records" and invited the musicians to sign a contract. The next disc "Riot" was released in 1979. Following this, the team went from Iommi and Bitelli. New bassist Kip Lemming, and sat down behind the drums Sandy Slavin, completing the classic " configuration ", " Riot ". The group took part in a joint tour with "AC / DC".
In 1981th left drive "Fire down under", schitayuschiysyaluchshim in the discography of the group. For the "Riot" it was the peak of their creativity. Although it is now Guy Speranza decided to blame the team. New vocalist became Rhett Forrester, gravitated to the blues style of performance, whose debut took place at the "Restless breed" album in 1982. After the next release ,"Made in America", Rhyl announced the dissolution of the group. Then he quickly organized a solo project "Mark Reale project". However, in 1986 Mark decided to revive the "Riot". The composition of the group, with the exception of its leader, completely renewed : singer - Tony Moore, bassist - and drummer Don Vanstavern - Bobby Yarzombek. New label group became "CBS records".In 1988, a new team has released "Thundersteel", but drive much success in America had. However, this and subsequent releases sold well in Europe and Japan.
"CBS" was engaged in promotion of these little Albom, and the musicians decided to try his luck with the Japanese branch of the "Sony".Then again began reshuffle : the time of the release of the next album, bassist Pete Perez replaced Vanstaverna also in the team got a second guitarist, Mike Flints. In this part of "Riot" toured the Asian region, the result was recorded during the tour live album "Riot in Japan live !!!".Shortly thereafter, vocalist Tony Moore was replaced by Mike Dima. In 1994, the group left Yarzombek and at the time of release of the epic concept album "The Brethen of the long house" was replaced by drummer John Makaluso. True two years later he returned to the team and "Inishmore" recorded with his participation. In 1999, "Metal blade records" were reprinted almost all albums "Riot". Also in 1999, the band released a new studiynik "Sons of society".