Most of this was recorded at the Philipshalle in Düssledorf on 30th March 1997. The last five tracks are from sessions, 1990-91.
"Restless Breed" is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Riot, and their first with vocalist Rhett Forrester, released in 1982. Exit vocalist Guy Speranza, who apparently had just become such a problem child in the band due to excessive drug use that he couldn't hack the touring life any longer. Enter new vocalist Rhett Forrester. "Restless Breed" will be available on Digi-CD (2016) with the 6-song "Riot Live" EP from 1982 as bonus as well as on vinyl in three different versions (180 g black/red opaque/violet blue marbeled).
Fire Down Under is the third album by New York City heavy metal band Riot, released in 1981, and the last with original vocalist Guy Speranza. The song "Flashbacks" is dedicated to Neal Kay, the British DJ who supported heavy metal in the UK during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ‘Fire Down Under‘ will be available on Digi-CD with two bonus tracks (‘Misty Morning Rain’ and ‘You’re All I Needed Tonight’) as well as on vinyl in three different versions (180 g black/artic white marbled/yellow with orange spots).
It's easy to write off There's a Riot Goin' On as one of two things – Sly Stone's disgusted social commentary or the beginning of his slow descent into addiction. It's both of these things, of course, but pigeonholing it as either winds up dismissing the album as a whole, since it is so bloody hard to categorize…