A few days ago, Riverside promised to make an official statement regarding their future and today came the announcement to lay many fans' fears to rest. The band will continue as a trio and guitarist Piotr Grudziński will not be replaced. Instead, session guitarists, "who are our friends, whom we know and like," will help out in the studio and on stage.
Riverside are going through a decidedly dark and difficult time after the unexpected and sudden passing of guitarist Piotr Grudziński, but remain determined to release the album they've had their minds set on for a while. The as yet untitled release will bring to the forefront a sound that has thus far only been complementary to larger releases, finding its way onto bonus discs. The band, since its inception, has been experimenting with this type of ambient and progressive electronic music and has accumulated a lot of material they wish to dedicate to Piotr and share with their listeners before the year's out.
More news arrives today from Sweden as Evergrey unveil the cover artwork for their upcoming album Hymns For The Broken. They further announced that August 15th will mark the premiere of their new single and video entitled "King Of Errors". Those of you who are eager for a taste of what is to come, please direct your attention to the one-minute snippet here below. And check out the album cover too.
It's been three years since the release of Evergrey's last album Glorious Collision (2011). After signing with AFM records earlier this year, the band announced they would be releasing their ninth album before the end of the year. They entered the studio at the dawn of April and with production just about wrapped up, the announcement has arrived in the form of a 55 second video. The title of the new album is Hymns For The Broken and it will be released on September 26th!
Jon Oliva, the mastermind behind Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Doctor Butcher and Jon Oliva's Pain, announced late last year that he would release his very first solo album in 2013 via AFM Records. More news has emerged, announcing that the album is called Raise The Curtain and will be released on June 5th.
And the plot thickens... Arjen Lucassen, prog demi-god, kindly let us know in a funny video last October that he had started work on a new Ayreon album to be released in 2013. While the guest musicians are still unknown, it was revealed today that the new album will be entitled The Theory Of Everything, following 01011001.