Mark Reale of Riot dies

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  1. Sal

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    I just saw that Mark Reale of Riot died of Crone's disease at 56 years old. Too sad, I loved the Thundersteel album and the new ones were very good too. I always associate Riot with the great late 70's-early 80s rock/metal scene. Rest in peace...
     
  2. Release

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    That's too bad. Fire Down Under is still one of my favorite albums of all time.
     
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    RIP, been jammin to Riot all morning.
     
  4. BigDar

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    R.I.P.-Crohn's is nasty.
     
  5. 1967SG

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    RIP...Only saw them as backup on Rainbow's - Straight between the Eyes - tour. Great time. Later they put out Thundersteel, without the original singer, but if like Priest's - Painkiller, you will probably like this one. Again, RIP for a great player.
     
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    This one was tough. RIOT was on my Mt. Rushmore of hard rock bands and I've posted about them several times here during "underappreciated" threads. This band has experienced so much tragedy and yet they still rock on. God bless them all.
     
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    Restless Breed and the Riot Live EP were staples of my college frat house listening. Good memories associated with Riot. RIP
     
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    RIP.

    While Fire Down Under had one of the worst album covers ever, it was one of the most killer records of the early 80s.

    Members of that band have not had the best of luck. I believe the original singer died of cancer several years ago, and one of their other singers was killed by a carjacker.

    Given the quality of their material, they should have been much more successful.
     
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    What a shame. Fire Down Under, one of my favorite albums of that period, is on my iPod in fairly high rotation.

    RIP.
     
  10. Sancho

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    Great band. Great guitar player. Great loss:(
    Riot were so much more than "that band from Fire Down Under"
    They had just released a killer album called Immortal Soul, with the Thundersteel lineup (augmented with long serving guitarist Mike Flyntz).
     
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    One of my all time Favorites
     
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    Love 'Thundersteel'. I'll have to break it out tonight.
     
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    Saw them on the Thundersteel tour but it was he Narita record that sold me. Mark had a smooth vibrato and classic licks.

     
  14. Serious Poo

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    Man that sucks to hear. I was introduced to Riot via a track they had on the first Castle Donnington live album circa 1980. I bought Narita a little later and have dug their music ever since.
     

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