Mr. Riot is the lead vocalist/screamer and songwriter for Order Through Blood. Originally he was the band's first bassist, but after the previous vocalist left the band, Riot quickly picked up the mic in his place and has commanded the stage ever since. Before the band, Riot never had any interest in singing and was virtually uninterested in being a musician. Rather, he was more interested in being a security guard for a band; which is where he got his stage name (originally Riot Control/Mr. Riot because of his body builder physique). But all that changed when his friends formed the band, he became interested in playing the bass and learned quickly. Not to long after he started playing the bass he began to learn how to scream like Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Phil Anselmo of Pantera/Down. Once he heard himself sceam for the first time, he knew that being a vocalist was what he wanted to do in the band. Once Max, the previous vocalist, was out of the band, Riot began practicing harsh singing as well as screaming as much as he could and now he has a completely unique voice that allows the band to expand their horizons more than they had before. His vocal style is made up of his main influences, M. Shadows (A7X), Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), and Tom Araya (Slayer) as well as his own personal twist. Riot also plays the piano which appears several times within OTB's songs.