Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s,
90sand again in 2006 with the release of Army Of One, the band has continued a long-running successful career.
Riot has toured with AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Vandenberg and Black Sabbath among others.
Riot's sound initially started out as straightforward heavy metal, but since their 1988 release Thundersteel their musical direction has been more
alongthe lines of power metal.