Here they are, this year's first touring plans of Polish prog masters Riverside. A couple of days ago, the band confirmed a string of European tour dates, encompassing mainly the cities in the UK & Germany, also two shows in The Netherlands, and one in France. The tour will be executed this coming April, and you can already check out all of the confirmed dates below.
Riverside were supposed to be playing in Lisbon, Portugal tonight but the progressive band has just cancelled the show due to a breakdown of their tourbus near Madrid. However, all the other shows on the European tour will happen as planned. Only us Portuguese were the unlucky ones.
Shortly before starting their European New Generation Tour 2013, Polish progheads Riverside are launching a lyric video for the radio edit version of the second single off their new album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves, released last month through InsideOut Music. You can now watch below the lyric video for the song "The Depth Of Self-Delusion", which showcases the album's artwork courtesy of Travis Smith.
With just a few days from the release of their new output, proggers Riverside have debuted the first video off Shrine Of New Generation Slaves for the single "Celebrity Touch". This is also your first chance (legally) to listen to the 7-minute single as the band previously only streamed the radio edit of the song. You can watch the result of their first cooperation with Mania Studio on the video directed by Mateusz Winkiel below.
Riverside don't want to keep you waiting any longer and have released the radio edit version of their brand new single "Celebrity Touch", which you can enjoy at this location. The full version is now available on iTunes and will be featured on the upcoming new album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves. The Celebrity Touch single was released digitally on December 17th via InsideOut Music.
Do you want to hear something from the new Riverside album? Let's not keep you waiting any longer. The band just released a trailer of a little over two minutes from Shrine Of New Generation Slaves. It's not much, but it's a start. Enjoy the experience below.
Don't let your heart skip a beat, but Riverside have just revealed the cover and tracklist from their upcoming opus Shrine Of New Generation Slaves, due out in Europe on January 21st, 2013. The new album will be available in four different formats: digital, 1CD jewelcase, 2CDs mediabook, and 2LP vinyl. Travis Smith created the art booklets. It seems like we will have to wait a bit longer for the music itself.
Polish prog masters Riverside have recently wrapped up the studio recording work for their newest, fifth studio album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves. The much anticipated release is not that far away as it will hit stores on January 21st, 2013 via InsideOut. The band also confirmed the first tour dates for 2013. A full tour schedule will to be announced soon, but check out below the dates available so far.
Prog lovers rejoice. The title of Riverside's new studio album and fifth to date has been revealed. It will be Shrine Of New Generation Slaves and the band will continue their work on it for the next two months in the Serakos studio in Warsaw. Shrine Of New Generation Slaves will have 50 minutes of music, divided into eight completely new pieces.
For their 10th birthday Polish prog metallers Riverside have prepared a special release which will be available during the forthcoming tour. The EP entitled Memories In My Head contains 33 minutes of fresh music.
Vocalist/ Bassist Mariusz Duda gives more insight about the EP: "This new material, concerning (for obvious reasons) the themes of the passing time, will be a pleasant surprise for those who have missed the specific kind of melodies and space known from the bands early releases. We have consciously gone back to our beginnings to create a certain kind of a circle. This mini-album will contain three longer compositions most resembling those from our first two albums. The result is a quite interesting, spacious, film-soundtrackish, nostalgic, and most of all rock mixture, summing up our career's first decade quite well. Memories In My Head is an album which appears out of nowhere, without much promotion; we hope, though, that its content can defend itself and that it will evoke a lot of positive emotions. It does that to us, and we will prove it soon, playing those songs live at our upcoming gigs."
Riverside vocalist/bassist Mariusz Duda is just about to finish recording the material for his second album Lunatic Soul II. Everthing, for the first time is being done in the Serakos studio in Warsaw and is supervised by Robert Srzednicki and Magda Srzednicka. At the moment the work is focused on the vocal parts; and the mixing and mastering of the material is due in August.
Lunatic Soul's White Album is a continuation of the debut. It is the second part of the diptych about the journey through the land of the dead. "White" — because this album's cover is... the negative image of the first one.
"There is a little fear that the listeners, seeing a white cover with the characteristic sign and logo 'lunatic soul' but without any '2' or 'II,' will think that it is a kind of re-release of the first album," says the author of Lunatic Soul. "That's why I'd like to highlight that it's going to be entirely new material, and the cover looks as it looks because since the beginning it was supposed to be a black and white diptych. Lunatic Soul is simply a double album divided into two single ones by the period of two years' anticipation. And now there comes the time for its second and last part."
Progressive rock band Riverside will release Reality Dream, their first ever DVD, on 11th January 2010 (in US on 23rd February) and not in early December as it was previously announced. The release date was postponed due to technical problems that occurred at the pressing company.
In May 2008, the band went on a mini-tour across Poland. The most significant date of the tour was May, 17th when Riverside played a special, over-two-hour gig in Łódź. The show was treated as a summary of the "Reality Dream Trilogy" (Out Of Myself - 2003, Second Life Syndrome - 2005 and Rapid Eye Movement - 2007). The concert was recorded and, so far, it was available in a limited audio only edition during their "Reality Dream Tour" in December 2008. Today, the fans of Riverside have a chance to see that special performance in its full glory as it is released as a double DVD. Apart from the complete performance in Łódź, Reality Dream DVD also includes a selection of live performances in various places around the world, including Canada, Germany and Holland, plus a documentary "Behind the Curtain - A film by John Vis" and a photo gallery.
Polish metallers Riverside have posted online an edit version of a new song, "Egoist Hedonist", on their MySpace page.
"Egoist Hedonist" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Anno Domini High Definition", which will be released on June 15 in Poland via Mystic Production (worldwide on June 19 via InsideOut).
More details about the album were previously reported at this location.
Polish metallers Riverside have issued the following update:
"Exactly 44 minutes and 44 seconds will be the length of the upcoming, fourth Riverside album entitled "Anno Domini High Definition", the most energetic and rockin' record of the band. The material recorded in Studio X in Olsztyn will be released on June 15th, 2009 in Poland by Mystic Production (worldwide on June 19th, 2009 by InsideOut). The booklet layout has again been designed by Travis Smith."
"Anno Domini High Definition" cover art] tracklisting:
02. Driven To Destruction
03. Egoist Hedonist
04. Left Out
05. Hybrid Times
According to the band, more details concerning the new album can be found on a special website.