A band update reads: “Extensive press release coming soon as well as info and samples. Thank you fans for your support! Thank you Mark (Reale), this is for you and dedicated to you! Shine on metal warrior!”
On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, Riot’s legendary guitarist and founder Mark Reale passed away due to complications stemming from Crohn’s disease in a San Antonio hospital. He was 56 year old.
Just prior to Reale’s passing, Riot had released Immortal Soul (in October 2011) featuring Tony Moore on lead vocals, Mike Flyntz on guitar, Don Van Stavern on bass and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.