QUIET RIOT has announced Seann Nicols (formerly of ADLER’S APPETITE) as its new vocalist starting in 2017. QUIET RIOT is currently in the studio with Seann recording its forthcoming full-length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.
Vocalist Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, ADLER’S APPETITE, RATT), who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career, will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali claims the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best,” he says.
Banali revived QUIET RIOT in 2010, three years after singer Kevin DuBrow‘s death, along with veteran bassist Chuck Wright, who played on several of the tracks on the classic QUIET RIOT album “Metal Health”, and guitarist Alex Grossi. The group went through two vocalists — Mark Huff and Scott Vokoun — before settling on Pearl in 2013.
The Pearl-fronted QUIET RIOT recorded six new songs for an album called “10”, which was released digitally on iTunes and Amazon.com in June 2014, but Banali pulled the songs from both download stores shortly after putting the effort on sale and hasn’t made them available again.