Mark Reale

Riot Founder/Guitarist Mark Reale Passes Away

Riot Founder/Guitarist Mark Reale Passes Away

It comes as exceptionally sad news that Mark Reale, founder/guitarist of New York metal legends Riot, passed away last night after being stricken by severe complications related to Crohn’s Disease. Riot was an enormously influential band and their Thundersteel album was, IMO, one of the best pure metal albums ever released. Riot had just reformed that classic Thundersteel line up and […]

Riot Founder/Guitarist Mark Reale Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Riot Founder/Guitarist Mark Reale Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Various sources are reporting Mark Reale, founding member/guitarist of New York metal legends Riot, has been hospitalized with severe complications related to Crohn’s Disease. Though there are conflicting reports as to his current condition, all suggest this is a serious and life threatening situation and at a minimum, will impact his participation in Riot‘s upcoming tour […]