RIOT V – Interview with Donnie Van Stavern

Audio Interview with Donnie Van Stavern

Conducted By Robert Williams

RIOT is one of my all-time favorite heavy metal bands. They have had quite a storied career featuring a number of different lineups and I am a fan of all of them. Undoubtedly one of the most notable lineups would feature then SA Slayer bassist Donnie Van Stavern who would go on to write the bulk of the Thundersteel album (now celebrating it’s 30th anniversary) alongside vocalist Tony Moore, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and RIOT figurehead and lead guitarist Mark Reale (R.I.P.) recently had the honor of speaking with Donnie Van Stavern regarding the release of the new RIOT V album “Armor of Light” out April 27th on Nuclear Blast Records, the band’s recent collective induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame and all things RIOT related past and present…