product: Riot Act - Closer To The Flame
release date: 01.04.2022
label: Global Rock Records
PR territory: Europe & parts of the UK
The highly anticipated debut album from Riot Act, the band initially formed by former 'classic era' Riot members Rick Ventura and Lou Kouvaris is titled "Closer To The Flame" which is sure to please fans of the late 70s, early 80's era of Riot as well as fans of Montrose, Rival Sons, The Black Crowes, Tesla and fans of classic hard rock everywhere.
The album will also come with a 12 track bonus CD of classic 1979-1981 Riot tracks recut, these recordings feature the final ever recordings of Lou Kouvaris, who tragically passed away of Covid19 in early 2020.
Riot Act features former Riot guitarist Rick Ventura, Don Chaffin vocals, Paul Ranieri bass and Claudio Galinski drums, Rick Ventura was a member of the original Riot from 1979-1984
"Riot Act’s new album is a culmination of emotions over the past two years. From the excitement of our early rehearsals, to the loss of our band mate, struggling through a pandemic and not knowing if we were going to continue, the four of us knew that the band had much to offer. The result of that renewed energy is “Closer To The Flame” and with joining forces with Global Rock Records we are ready for the world to hear this new music we have been working on for so long. Our very good friends and brothers in in Riot V of course continue their evolution of Riot onward, While as Riot Act we aim to recapture the early Riot sound of the 1977-1983 band and bringing that into a new era with our new music.
Further illustrating that "Riot members of all eras are family" Riot V guitarist Mike Flyntz is a special guest on the record, laying down a killer solo on the track "49er" a re-recording of the Riot - Narita era classic.
Riot Act will be touring the UK as support to Lillian Axe in the UK throughout August 2022
Riot Act performed at the Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame in 2020
Rick and Lou were inducted as Riot members in 2018
Full details of the debut album "Closer To The Flame" below:
1 Closer To The Flame
3 Straight For Your Heart
4 Smoking Gun
5 Almost There
6 Stand Or Fall
7 Love Come Round
9 Right Between The Eyes
10 Rock Love And Roll
1 Rock City
3 Sword And Tequilla
5 No Lies
6 Tokyo Rose
8 Don't Hold Back
9 White Rock
11 Road Racing
12 Altar Of The King