RICK VENTURA (RIOT ACT): “It Was The Only Performace Of Lou And I Playing Together”

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Metal Express Radio’s Jerry Alperin had a great conversation with guitarist Rick Ventura of Riot Act. Rick talked about the early days of Riot, Riot V and how the band Riot Act came to be. As well as the new album Closer To The Flame.

The highly anticipated debut album from Riot Act, the band initially formed by former ‘classic era’ Riot members Rick Ventura and Lou Kouvaris, is titled Closer To The Flame, which is sure to please fans of the late 70s, early 80s era of Riot as well as fans of Classic Hard Rock everywhere.

The album also comes with a 12 track bonus CD of classic 1979-1981 Riot tracks recut. These recordings feature the final ever recordings of Lou Kouvaris, who tragically passed away of Covid-19 in early 2020. The deluxe double album set will be released April 1 in Europe and April 15 in the US and Canada on Global Rock Records.


  • Jerry Alperin

    Jerry is a reviewer, photographer and interviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Originally from the East Coast, he always wanted to find a warmer climate to call home. Fortunately for him, he wound up in San Francisco where the people are colorful, the sushi is delicious and the music diverse. He has been involved in the music industry in one form or another for over 30 years.

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