Latest news:  Diary of a Madman (cover) Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake is available now on online platforms!

Be on the lookout for the September issue of GUITAR WORLD magazine (Slash cover)! Joe has a full page promotional in that issue. Hits newsstands worldwide July 11th.

Lastly, the band has signed on with longtime friend/supporter Mr. Bill Spray as band manager. Bill also owns CZ Customs Drums and will be taking over management duties. Along with Bill… the band welcomes Lynne Barbiero onboard as the new Social Media PR. Lynne previously worked with Liliac band. Both Bill and Lynne will be a great asset to the project!

Stay tuned for more info!


Press Release 2/21/2024:

Joe Riley The Axeman Unleashed releases new single "Sand Vein" worldwide with his record label Rock Solid Talent Entertainment and distributed by RSTE / AMG / Sony February 23rd, 2024. Additional distribution by KDM Ltd (Asia markets).

The band is currently in studio working on his next album slated for fall 2024 release. Material included in the studio sessions will be a cover song tribute to Joe's main guitar influence the late Randy Rhoads. (More info coming soon).

Riley also added a new endorsement deal with FMIC (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) Jackson Guitars Division to his roster.

Joe has another full page promotional in Guitar World magazine coming this summer, followed by a tour with label mates Mojo Moji (featuring former members of Collective Soul). Tour dates TBA

Record label- Rock Solid Talent Entertainment
Distributed by- Sony Music
Distributed throughout Asia VIA- KDM music
Distribution Partners- RSTE/AMG/SNY


Press Release 10/22/23:

We would like to introduce our new bassist… “The Soul Collector”… Larry Hambrick to the Band! Larry will make his recording debut on the upcoming release of “Sand Vein” which is underway in the studio now!

Stay tuned for more news!


Press Release 7/06/2023:

I recently signed a contract with KDM (K Digital Media, LTD) for distribution and marketing in the following territories:  KOREA & ASIA (JAPAN/ CHINA/ HONGKONG/ TAIWAN/ THAILAND/ VIETNAM/ LAOS/ MYANMA/ MONGOLIA/ INDONESIA/ PHILLIPPINES/ CAMBODIA/ MALAYSIA/ NEPAL/ OMAN/ SINGAPORE/ KUWAIT/ INDIA/ PAKISTAN/ UAE/ AFRICA). This is a huge step in worldwide exposure! 

A huge Thank You to Phil Taylor (RSTE), Mark Berry (AMG) and Dana Lyons (VP of International Admin. AMG/VP of Operations RSTE) for believing in me and the project! 

The Axeman Unleashed is now on Rock Solid Talent Entertainment Record Label distributed by RSTE / AMG / SONY & KDM Worldwide!


Lastly, I signed a contract for Artist Ambassador Endorsement with ENGL amp company. They will be announcing my signing on soon! I'm extremely excited about this!

Keep watching this site for more updates!


Press Release 3/23:

The Axeman Unleashed has been rereleased March 31st, 2023 with Rock Solid Talent Entertainment (distributed thru RSTE / AMG / SONY)! 

AMG has started work on the worldwide radio campaign. So start calling into your favorite radio stations and requesting your favorite Joe Riley song from the album!

Tour dates are in the works to support the radio campaign. Stay tuned for more announcements!



We are thrilled to see our friends at Guitar World Magazine have added the fullpage album promo from last June (Randy Rhoads issue) to the newest issue of Guitar World! February 2023 (Beatles cover)

We wish to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Robert and everyone at Future Inc & Guitar World Magazine for their continued support!