Rockin the River and Z-93 The Rock Station present:

at Wenonah Park

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POP EVIL is the bridge between life-affirming hard rock hit-making and the burgeoning new frontier of genre-bending postmodern playlists.

A crowd pleasing band unafraid to embrace the heaviest and most melodic ends of the spectrum, with a seemingly endless stream of No.1 hits veering between fist-pumping anthems and timeless power ballads. POP EVIL delivers their most ambitious rebirth yet with a jaw-dropping sixth album. “We won’t bore people with the same song over and over,” assures charismatic front man and bandleader Leigh Kakaty, who co-founded the band in Michigan.

“When you come to our live show, we feel like there should be an ebb and flow, peaks and valleys, that are similar to real life. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. We like to take people on a journey when they listen to our music or come to see us live.”

Vocalist - Leigh Kakaty Bass - Matt DiRito Drums - Hayley Cramer Rhythm Guitars - Davey Grahs Lead Guitarst - Nick Fuelling

RIOT was inducted into the prestigious Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame 2018! Past inductee’s include Scorpions, Randy Rhoads, Lemmy, Slayer and others and this year will be inducted along side rock heavyweights Bill Ward from Black Sabbath, Carmine Appice, Billy Sheehan and others! 2018 See’s the legendary band sign to legendary metal record label Nuclear Blast and releases there 16th record “Armor of Light“ produced by whiz Chris “The Machine” Collier (Korn, Prong, Flotsam and Jetsam, Metal Church, Dokken, Slipknot etc). The new album is already rising up the charts and debuted on the German charts at #22 and Japan herold it as #1 two weeks straight!

The new offering is pleasing fans of the Fire Down Under and Thundersteel era of RIOT as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern does much of the writing as he did on Thundersteel, The Privilege of Power and three songs on Born in America.

DVS is joined by 30 year RIOT band mate, song writer and Reale’s guitar partner of over 20 years Mike Flyntz to create what they feel is something they are proud to call a RIOT record!

RIOT has a tumultuous history of member, label and management changes throughout the bands 30 plus year career but one things for sure, a bands longevity is through good music and if this new record is any proof, they will be around for years to come!

Don’t forget the previous release Unleash the Fire entered the Hard Rock 100 Billboard charts at 75 and Rolling Stone Magazine gives it a 4 out of 5 and most media including Burrn! Rock Hard and Aardshock calling it album of the year!

With the mighty Nuclear Blast behind the band and with many more releases to come, and with reissues on Sony, EMI & Metal Blade, RIOT are consistantly on radio and metal charts worldwide, as well as being a part of New York Citys Top 20 Most Influencial Metal Bands, 100 Best Metal Albums of All Time, 100 Best Metal Bands of All Time and numerous mentions on VH1’s That Metal Show with Eddie Trunk and staff sighting RIOT as one of the inovaters of Metal music in America and beyond! RIOT truely are Metal Soldiers and will keep marching and fighting the good fight to bring you the music you’ve come to know, love and expect from RIOT.....Shine On!

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