I am going to sit back and read comments on which name to use.
But I wanted to clarify something Hibiscus said regarding “reforming”.
I think “regrouped” is probably a better word than “reformed”.
The band was active in 2012, which is when the last original member died. At the time of Reale’s death, three other active members were there for 25 years. So, to say that they reformed in 2013 isn’t necessarily wrong, but it isn’t fully accurate either.
Reforming makes it seem like they had broken up in 1986 and came back in 2013. No, not at all. They took a year off because a principal member died. That is why I think regrouped is better. Their only inactivity was because they needed to mourn and then “figure things out” the way you and I would if our spouses died. You don’t start dating the next day. You don’t move into a “bachelor pad” the next day. It takes time to get regroup - to get the proverbial ‘house in order’.
We had a similar discussion on Wikipedia about the Eagles when Glenn Frey died. Don Henley, in a state of mourning, was even quoted as saying that the Eagles were over. But, after one year, they were back performing, even talks about a new album.
Also worth noting, is that the reason the name changed was because “at the request of Mark’s father, the name “Riot” was put to rest.”