‘Fight or Fall’ is a multi part reality / documentary, it tells the complex tale of the RIOT back story and follows RIOT V as they tour, the USA, Canada and Japan. The release date of Part 1 will be streaming for free on Wednesday June 7, 2017 (Mark Reale’s Birthday) on The Metal Voice Youtube Channel and Facebook Page.
Part 1 covers the formation of RIOT, ‘Rock City’, ‘Narita’ eras and the demise and resurrection of the band for their most popular album ‘Fire down under Album’
The first installment also covers RIOT V in rehearsals and preparation for their US dates and their trek into Chicago and Detroit.
A film by Jimmy Kay, produced by Jimmy Kay and Giles Lavery for The Metal Voice.
Guests included in Part 1
Steve ‘Lips’ Kudrow- Anvil
Martin Popoff- Rock Author
Anthony Reale- Mark Reale’s Father
Mike Flyntz- Riot V and Riot guitarist
Donnie Van Stavern- Riot V and Riot Bassist
Frank Gilchriest- Riot V and Riot Drummer
Todd Michael Hall- Riot V Vocalist
Lance Barnewold- Riot V touring guitarist in July 2017
Lou A Kouvaris- Riot Guitarist (1976-1978)
Rick Ventura- Riot Guitarist (1978-1983)
Phil Feit- Riot Bassist (1974-1976) (1979-1980), Billy Idol, Joan Jett
Peter Bitelli- Riot Drums (1972-1980)
Watch the trailer here:
Filmmaker Jimmy Kay had this to say about the project, “This is a reality / documentary, the viewer gets to watch the band travel in the first person from city to city, see them perform their music, tell their stories and interact with themselves and the fans. It captures the brotherhood, the continuation of Riot V and bridges the two entities together. The documentary also aims to explain the Riot back story and legacy.”
Giles Lavery co-producer concluded,“The story of Riot is one of the most unique and inspiring in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, the story has many twists and turns along the way, but the songs were and are always at forefront as some of the best in hard rock and heavy metal.”
RIOT V’s debut “Unleash The Fire”, was released in October 2014 . The CD marked the first release from RIOT without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in 2012 due to complications of Crohn’s disease . Riot V was encouraged by father of Mark Reale to forge ahead in his honor.
RIOT V is working on the follow-up to “Unleash The Fire” and preparing for live dates later in 2017.