I was Talking with a Longtime Riot Fan yesterday and thought about you Mark you are truly missed!
Thank you for the music that enhanced my life and inspires me always. (1979's "Narita" was my first, and my personal favorite.)
"Don't look now, but Mark is back again
(He'll always be our) man
(We pay) the price, (we'll) take that slide again
Nothing stays the same"
Exemplum dedi vobis
Sempre fui um fã dos Riot e Mark Reale,suas músicas sempre me acompanharam desde a infânçia até aos dias de hoje,álbuns como Restless Breed e Fire Down Under são duma beleza e concepção muito superior eu diria mesmo que estão no top dos melhores 10 álbuns da história do heavy.Já sinto saudades das suas músicas.Descansa em paz,um dia estaremos todos juntos.
Can't believe this sad news, or how long it's taken to find out. I first saw RIOT open for AC/DC On the HTH tour, the next year one from our bunch of a band i worked with at the time met Mark at the Razzle Dazzle club and invited him over to our rehearsal space to jam a bit And to our surprise he showed up! He jammed a few times, told us tales of the road, and wowed us all with what he could do on his candy apple red Strat. I gave him a ride home that night, and was so impressed by what a truly nice guy he was. Very quiet and soft spoken, he let his guitar do most of the talking. We met again several years and tours later, and I was priveleged to photograph the band and do a small write up about them. Mark hadn't changed at all, his perseverance and dedication to keep RIOT going through some lean times had a lot to do with the loyalty and dedication of his fans, (I met people who had flown in from Tokyo to attend a biker concert in a field in Poteet once that RIOT headlined) especially his Texas fans was very much appreciated by Mark and the many musicians who played with him through the years.
Also, the quality inherent in the body of work that Mark produced in his life will stand the test of time, and all of us who loved him and his music will continue to enlighten others, young and old, to the beautiful music that came from the soul of this amazing and brilliant musician.
Rest in Peace Mark, we will never forget you.
Mark,You were a great composer and guitarist. We'll never forget you.
In deepest sympathy.
Thanks for all, Mark
Without your songs i'll be a sad man
Rest In Peace Mark,
As a fan of Riot since way back then I was shattered to hear and learn of your passing. I, and the world, will miss your songs and miss your enthusiasm for creating those songs
Rest in Peace.
Rest in peace Mark.
Sorry we have not kept in touch for many years.
I have and will miss your friendship and your smile.
It was a honor to have recorded one the best guitarist and song writer in my life.
Peace be with you and may we see each other when I pass.
peace and happiness,
your friend always,
Mark, although I did not know you, I feel as though I did and it hurts because I feel like I've lost a friend. Your incredible music has been a constant companion to me throughout the best and worst of times. As I mourn your untimely passing, your music will be a great source of strength and healing. It will be uplifting to us all even though we have heavy hearts. Thank you for your incredible contribution to my life. Thank you for remaining steadfast in flying the metal flag. You were truly an artist of the highest order and a first class soldier for this music that means so much to us all. I can never thank you enough, but I will always be grateful and think of you as if you were still here because your legacy will live on forever. So long, brother.
god always takes the good ones.mark you wrote the riff book for us to try to copy.mark will never be forgotten rip
My deepest condolences for the family of Mr Mark Reale. I didnt know him personally but Growing up in the 80s in San Antonio, I really loved the music he and the late Guy Speranza Had made together, Im a big RIOT Fan, so Im gonna enjoy purchasing and downloading marks music to my phone today. when I got on youtube to hear some of his music, then googled RIOT to find out the origins of the band, I felt a sadness when I read what was on there, cause Feb 1st was me and my wifes birthday, so Im really sorry , and once again my deepest condolences to the reale family,and god bless you all.
I AN SO DEEPLY SAD ON THIS DAY,I HAVE BEEN HUGE FAN OF MARK AND RIOT SINCE 1979 WHEN I FIRST HEARD THERE ROCK CIY ALBUM,HE WAS THE MOST UNDER RATED GUITARIST IN METAL,I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY..SHINE ON MARK.
Mr. Mark Reale: Your legacy of great Heavy Rock music will endure forever."A thousands time twenty they call your name, no one's forgotten, they carry the flame" (Still your man) Shine on to eternity!!
I have been a loyal RIOT fan for almost 30 years, since discovering them at age 15. Mark's playing immediately became a major influence on me. Not only did he become my favorite guitar player of all time, but in my opinion, also one of the best writers, and song creators. I was never lucky enough to meet Mark, but I still feel a great loss in my life. He was a legend to me, and I will keep his spirit alive listening to his music for many years to come. His passing is truly a devastating loss.
It's amazing how a man I have never met can make me feel such loss at his passing. What a testament to the power of his music, the way it can touch the soul. Although Mark never met me, I have met and known him through his music. My deepest condolences to the family. Seeing Mark had a funeral Mass, I hope the family finds comfort in knowing God's presence at such times of grief and loss. God bless you all. Rest in Peace, Mark.
Rock In Peace brother from all at nwobhm band Weapon \m/
Shine on our great METAL warrior! R.I.P.
Shine on, Warrior! Rest in Peace, Mark!
One of the most inspiring guitarist in time. Brilliant music that lives on, through death.
Dankeschön for the music.
I hope you see in Angel Eyes.
Rest in peace.
Rest In Peace, Mark. Thank you for a life's worth of memories and music. You truly are a Soldier Of Metal. May God Bless and tear it up in Heaven where I am sure you are looking down on your breathren...Godspeed.
Mark, grazie per tutto quello che mi ha regalato la tua musica. Sono cresciuto con i Riot.
Ti avrei accolto con gioia a Milano in novembre. Sono sicuro che anche in paradiso sarai stato accolto come meriti.
La tua musica sarà sempre con me!
gracias mark te salude en barcelona en la barra del mitico garage en la gira con agent steel note que eras muy grande como persona y musico no te olvidaremos
solo quiero decirte haya donde estes mark que gracias por todos estos años de buena musica y tu despedida con el inmortal souls que ha sido unos de los mejores discos de heavy metal en años por siempre mark reale hasta siempre
Mark Reale touched so many people through his music and kindness. His band was a part of my sound track to my senior year. Shine on Mark, Shine on!
I love you forever Mark. From this world until the next.
R.I.P. Mark, and thanks for the music. I've seen 256 concerts, but one of my fondest is getting to see the already legendary RIOT on the Born in America Tour. A MAJOR influence, on me, and a staple for garage bands when I was young. Thank you, you made life a LOT more tolerable as a teenager, with your music,and still make me happy to this day, as a 44 year old man.
one of the greatest has been taken away from us once again.Mark your music is part of my everyday life and you will never be forgotten by me and the millions of true Riot fans all over the world.RIP and remember that your music and our memories of you will live on forever.
Gracias Mark por tu musica y entrega al mundo del Heavy Metal tu legado se mantendra vivo no lo dudes Shine On!!! my friend
con profundo respeto y gran admiracion hacia Mark, su musica sera un legado en la historia del Metal....Riot rules!!!!!
Rest in peace and without pain, brother Mark. It was my honor and priviledge to have known you and to call you my friend. My deepest condolences to your dad, Tony.
"If there's a rock and roll heaven, you know they got a hell of a band."
Mark,We love you all from JAPAN!
Goodbye Mark, your music will always inspire my life.
Mark,We Love You Brother....You Are A Rebel....Peace
Mark-thank you for bringing happiness into my life through your music! You even moved my "disco brother" to buy "Fire Down Under" for his new favorite song at the time "No Lies" !!! I thank you for some of the greatest music (and memories) ever ! God Bless !
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Mark - thanks for all the music and helping me getting me through my days for many, many years. You will be missed.
Rest in peace, Mark. Your music will live on forever.
Mark, thank you for leaving us many good songs.
Are you probably doing the live together with your old friends in Heaven now?
I will surely continue listening to the 'RIOT' from now on.
Rest In peace Mark, thank you again.
Thanks for the memories, Mark.
Mark - You will be missed from the music world forever. I just wanna say thank you for all the great time we had on the road and all the music you recorded for the world to hear! You are truely a great guitarist and one heck of a friend! RIP
My fondest memory came in 2005 at Tiffany's when I showed Mark a promo picture of Riot circa.Rock city I'll never forget his reaction! God Bless you and rest in peace.
-Metal Mike Langenberg
Mark - Rest in Peace, brother; you and Guy and Joe Anthony keep the beer cold and the jams going, we will all be there to join you in that big concert in the sky one day.....Until then.....
I will be forever grateful for your friendship and your music
I actually feel so sad. Not only for the loss of one of the greatest musician of every time but even for the loss of one of the best person I met in my whole life. I thank you so much for your amazing music and for your incredible kindness every time. It was a real honour to have met a person so wonderful like you. There's no words to descrive how much the world is a smaller place without you. Shine on through the wind and the rain.
I saw riot at bb kings on 1/18/12 an mark couldn't make the gig..but his brothers played in his honor & were amazing.. I shot video of it u can find under Paulieflix..
God Bless u Mark
Thank you for amazing music that will last forever!!
Paulie from Brooklyn
Rest in peace Mark. Your incredible music will live on forever!
We'll miss you, Mark. Your music has made me happy a lot of times, thank you! Rest in peace.
Riffs of epic earthquakes.
Immortal glass shattering vocals.
Overpowering mighty thunder drums.
Truly classic intense tunes.
~Plug in, turn up to 10, and light
up the sky Mark!!!!!!!!!!
On my 21st birthday, 1/25/2007 i saw riot for the first time. It was the best present i could ever get; he is a world class guitar player and I always loved the San Antonio conection to the band. This year on 1/25 I heard a different story. RIP and thanks for the music that will live forever.
God Bless and comfort your family, friends and many fans around the world. Your music will live on here on earth while you jam with Guy & Rhett in Heaven! Shine On Warrior!
In the first time,i want espressing my true
condolences to Mark's family and the rest of band mate's and friends,I never forget you,Mark,thank you for everyting and meet you,your music still sounds at my home,and I keep you in my heart,with all my love,God bless you,Mark
Rest in peace, no more pain, no more suffering.....
R.I.P Mark .A great player and songwriter not only with Riot but also with the very underated Westworld.
Mark, may you rest in peace with the Lord by your side.
RIOT was, is and will forever be my favorite band. Naming my Doberman Pinscher - RIOT. Marks hands were one with that guitar. Thank you for all the amazing music. Rest in peace my brother. Shine on!
Mark, you are the one who taught me how to live. Rest in peace with thundersteel in your hand.
Misst man den Wert des Lebens an dem, was ein Mensch anderen gegeben hat, war das Leben von Mark Reale ein ganz grosses.
Thank you for your music, your spirit and your never ending trust.
May you rest in peace!
I spun hours and hours of RIOT in my headphones over the past 30 years. Fire Down Under, Restless Breed and Sons of Society were spectacular works. May God grant you and your family His peace. Thank you for all the great music.
Riot was always big in Japan. I still can't believe you're gone. I've been a fan since I heard Thundersteel album in 1989.
RIP and Shine on!
Rest in Peace Mark. I know you are rocking wherever you are.
RIP my friend n my condolences RIOT will live forever thank you Mark
Thank you for your contribution to the world of music. RIP Mark.
R.I.P mark you will be missed by all your fans. your friend frank
God Bless you Brother Mark--your brothers and sisters here in the Riot family know that you are writing your brilliant compositions and wailing on the guitar with the metal angels. We are crying down here on Earth for you and love you forever for all you have done. Shawn
QEPD, Gracias por formar RIOT y gracias por tu musica, es todavia un agasajo escucharla.
Rest in peace my friend. You brought alot of wonderful music to us and we will continue to listen always. You will always be remembered! You will be missed dearly.
Mi mas sentido agadecimiento a Mark Reale y todo el equipo de RIOT. Gracias por esas rolas tan excitantes y hermosas que marcaron mi vida desde 1981, año en que los escuche por primera vez. QEDP MR. MARK REALE.
May you rest in piece Mark Lots of good times and good music
Your legacy will live on! Mark we will miss you!!
MARK......I WAS LUCKY TO SEE YOU A COUPLE OF TIMES..RIP BROTHER...WAY TO SOON....YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Mark was a fantastic talent that left the world too soon. His music will live on forever and he shall never ever be forgotten. The Metal and Hard Rock world thank him for his wondrous playing and killer song writing. Rest in Peace Mark.
I miss you,Mark.I believe your legacy will shine on forever.May you rest in peace.
Thank you Mark. We will keep the Riot going.
Mark: I will forever miss your musical presence! Thank you for all the years of great music. I cherish all the Riot albums, especially "Immortal Soul," which was by far your greatest achievement. Ironically, it would become the title that is best befitting your great contributions. Your soul is immortal. Shine On, brother!
Really sad to hear about Marks passing. A tragedy for his family,friends and the fans of his music. He will be eternally missed by all of us but his work will keep alive in a way.All the best to his family,all the RIOT fans and friends around the world! Cheers.
Friend will always be present in our thoughts and memories meet again brother¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
San Antonio will miss you. Shine on forever!!
Thanks a lot, Mark, for all the years of good music. The only way to be immortal is to be remembered, and well... Your music is being played in thousand of places all around the world right now, and many fans are smiling while hearing your creation. You are Immortal, now and forever.
Shine On, warrior!
Mark was one of the very best and was a hero to me. I have loved Riot since the early 80's and will never stop playing my albums and discs so I will always think of Mark. Rest In Peace Mark and my condolences to his father/family and band mates. Shine on...
I miss you, Mark...Thank you for a lot of memories.
We've lost way to many Metal Soldiers in these past few years. You have plenty of friends with you to keep rocking in Heaven. We'll miss you down here,but your music will live forever.
Mark...I met you when you toured with us in the mid 1990's when I was the drummer with Skyclad, and to me ,one thing stood out about you, your quiet and humble nature...there's not many like you in this business, you will be missed. RIP.
Mark. You will be missed by so many family, friends, and fans...but, your legacy lives on forever in your gift you have left to this world. Thank you. Peace and prayers to your family. -rick brandt
Sad but true, another HERO down. Deep grieve. One bright thing: the Hellband is getting better!
Thank you Mark, for bringing your fantasic music in 1977 into my life. I will miss you. Shine on, and say hello to Guy en Rhett for me.
Michel van de Moosdijk, Perth, Australia
Rest In Peace Mark.. I will never forget you and I will pray God keeps you close to Him.. Wings Are For You..
RIP Mark. You will live on through the inspirations your music creates in future generations.
Shine, shine on, through the darkness and the pain.
Shine, shine on, warrior
R.I.P. Mark....your music will live on forever
Rest in peace Mark Reale.....
Rest In Peace Mark! :( :( Shine On up there!! :) :)
Rest in peace, Metal Soldier
Shine On, Brother! Your legacy will live on through the music!
So sad to think that you're no longer with us. You have peace now and no longer suffering. Thank you so much for all the wonderful music over the years. You will be missed, but will forever live on with your music!
mark, i see you,....marching forward .....to the altar of the king.....peace be with you.-jason mcmaster
Rest In Peace Mark, may God rest your soul Heaven's Newest Angel... To the family of Mark Reale "Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you"
Shine. Shine on. Warrior. RIP Mark.