The official lyric video for the music “Caught In The Witch’s Eye” from RIOT V, the band that includes members of legendary steel pioneers RIOT, could be seen under. The monitor is taken from RIOT V‘s newest album, “Armor Of Light”, which got here out on April 27 through Nuclear Blast.
Donnie Van Stavern, a longtime collaborator with RIOT founder Mark Reale, performs bass in RIOT V and is one in every of its chief songwriters.
After Reale handed away in 2012, the surviving members of RIOT introduced they’d proceed as RIOT V. They recruited singer Todd Michael Hall and launched the critically acclaimed “Unleash The Fire” in 2014.
The band commented: “We supply a conceptual lyric video from our newest album ‘Armor Of Light’ on the good Nuclear Blast Records, ‘Caught In The Witch’s Eye’. Donnie Van Stavern composed the music and Todd wrote the lyrics a few witch that desires to promote your soul to the satan sort of story; she guarantees to remove your troubles, however you may find yourself hating the value it’s a must to pay!”
Asked in a brand new interview with Lords Of Metal if he was afraid the identify change would trigger a little bit of confusion within the steel group, Van Stavern mentioned: “Well, perhaps it does a bit of bit, nevertheless it was a acutely aware selection of us to take action. We did not should do it as there have been no authorized points by any means as we personal the band identify, however despite the fact that Mike [Flyntz, guitar] and I had been within the band longer than anyone, I felt that this was the fifth chapter of the band. Let’s convey to the those that we not solely making an attempt to reside on the legacy of the outdated RIOT, however that we’re a band for the longer term. Chapter one was the interval with Guy Speranza, chapter two was with Rhett Forrester, chapter three featured Tony Moore, chapter 4 have been the Mike DiMeo years and now chapter 5 options Todd Michael Hall because the RIOT vocalist. Therefore I assumed it could be cool so as to add the ‘V’ to the emblem to make clear that that is the fifth chapter of the band. It’s a reputation change, however in a means it is not, because it simply signifies that a brand new chapter within the ebook is written. It do not suppose it causes any confusion because the folks know that it is nonetheless the identical band and as all the time we nonetheless stand for nice energy steel music.”
Van Stavern additionally talked in regards to the songwriting course of for “Armor Of Light”, saying: “We began after we did our final tour for ‘Unleash The Fire’. We first needed to get some authorized and private stuff executed, and as soon as we received that out of the best way, we began writing for the brand new file. I personally am all the time writing music, nevertheless, and I had already many music concepts accessible. About six months after the tour, we actually began the writing course of for ‘Armor Of Light’ and exchanging the concepts that we had. We knew that we wanted a file that will attraction to the older RIOT followers in addition to the brand new followers that we’re making an attempt to accumulate. Even although it is an older band with a number of historical past, we wished to make a contemporary file. I wrote songs within the type that I am identified for which is reminiscent to the ‘Thundersteel’ type, whereas Mike channeled his gears within the DiMeo years, which is a bit of bit extra within the DEEP PURPLE vein. We had that acutely aware effort going to mix our greatest songs and we had so much to select from. We picked the tunes that we felt that everyone would love and which might attraction to the RIOT followers. We wished to ship a really aggressive file, however melodic on the identical time.”