Tag Archives: Mark Reale

Riot reforming with new singer

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Riot’s comeback hit a roadblock last year after guitarist/founding member Mark Reale passed away from complications of Crohn’s disease. While the group continued to perform a handful of shows shortly after the death, Riot’s future seemed unclear. Last night, though, Riot announced plans to continue on with “phase five.” While they won’t be replacing Reale […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Headbangers Brawl 6/15: The (Half) Year In Metal

Posted by on June 15, 2012

Back in January when New & Noteworthy writer Chris Colgan wrote his list of the most anticipated albums of 2012, we only had an inkling of what to expect from the new release calendar this year. Of course there  are gems, some surprises, and some flops, but with the first half of the year all […]

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Riot’s Mark Reale Passes Away At 57

Posted by on January 25, 2012

While details are scarce, Riot has confirmed that guitarist Mark Reale has passed away earlier today (25) due  to complications from Crohn’s disease. The news was seconded by a post from Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel. Reale had been in a coma for the past two weeks due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The Gauntlet was the first […]

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Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Had A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Still In Critical Condition

Posted by on January 20, 2012

We were extremely sad to hear last week that Riot guitarist Mark Reale had been hospitalized in San Antonio due to compilations from Crohn’s disease. We’ve been hoping for the best for Reale, his family, and bandmates (who were forced to continue their previously announced shows without the guitarist). However, an update posted on Reale’s website […]

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Riot To Perform Upcoming Shows Without Guitarist Mark Reale

Posted by on January 16, 2012

Riot have announced that they will perform their upcoming shows without guitarist Mark Reale, who remains hospitalized with Crohn’s disease.

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Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Hospitalized With Crohn’s Disease

Posted by on January 13, 2012

Sad news to kick start off the day. It has been revealed that Riot guitarist Mark Reale has been hospitalized in San Antonio due to compilations of Crohn’s disease. Reale, who has actually been battling Crohn’s for most of his life, is said to be in critical condition. While Riot have confirmed that they will still […]

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Riot’s Tony Moore Discusses ‘Immortal Soul’ and the Band’s Reinvigorated Legacy

Posted by on December 27, 2011

In 1988, New York City-based speedsters Riot released their definitive mission statement, the tempo-pushing cult classic Thundersteel, with then-new vocalist Tony Moore at the front.  Moore and Riot followed that up with 1990’s The Privilege of Power before parting ways; though Riot never really disappeared, the lineup behind those two records is arguably one of […]

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