»Riot Archives Vol.3« also features a wealth of unreleased recordings, e.g. interesting rough mix versions of »Thundersteel« album tracks such as “Thundersteel” itself, “Fight Or Fall”, “Sign Of The Crimson Stor”, the intro to “Buried Alive”, “Flight Of The Warrior” as well as the classic “Johnny’s Back” (referring to the band?s mascot Johnny the seal) and a rare instrumental rough mix version of “Run For Your Life”. All recordings feature Tony Moore on vocals, the one and only Mark Reale on guitar, Don Van Stavern on bass and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.
Maybe even more interesting for die-hard Riot fans though, » Archives Vol.3«, spanning the years 1987 to 1988, also contains demo versions of songs later to be featured on 1990’s »Privilege Of Power« record: such as “On Your Knees”, “Metal Soldiers” and “Killer” (a rough version with vocals sung by a certain Joe Lynn Turner also exists in the archives). “Exciter”, “When Lights Go Down”, “A Place Called Tomorrow” and “Liar”, however, are songs not to be found on any Riot studio album! »Riot Archives Vol.3« is completed by a pro-shot 70-minute live DVD recorded on August 21st 1988 at Hallettsville Rockfest in the heart of Texas.