We Went Down To The River (Side)


Polish prog lords are back in September

Having just played a first post-studio live-show as part of the Metal Hammer Festival / Prog Edition in Kattowice, Poland  together with Dream Theater this past weekend, polish prog masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce the first details for their much anticipated upcoming studio album.

Entitled “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”, the band’s sixth studio long-play album will be released via InsideOutMusic on September 4th, 2015, featuring cover artwork by longtime design-partner Travis Smith / Seempieces (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore, etc.) and containing the following track listing:

RIVERSIDE – “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”

  1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)
  2. Under the Pillow
  3. #Addicted
  4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire
  5. Saturate Me
  6. Afloat
  7. Discard Your Fear
  8. Towards the Blue Horizon
  9. Time Travellers
  10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)

RIVERSIDE are additionally working on a musical bonus package entitled “Day Session”, the brighter companion of the “Night Session” presented on the band’s previous album “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”.

RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”:

“On the new album I wanted to combine the 70s and the 80s. The 80s were a decade of musical growing up for me. On the new album we don’t sound as retro and 70s as before, we moved forward, we sort of demolished the previous foundations and build new ones. Despite the huge dose of melancholy and nostalgia, there is a new space, the songs are arranged with more flow and at the same time they have never been so concise and to the point before. The lyrics on “Love, Fear and the Time Machine” talk about a transformation. About making an important, perhaps life changing, decision everyone has to make at some point in their lives. What happens to us when we have to make it? On the one hand we’re excited by the change, we feel free, liberated, and on the other we fear the unknown, we are afraid of what might happen to us. We go back in time and we go forward in time in our heads. And all that happens when we have to decide something important. The first of the songs on the album is called ‘Lost’, the last one, ‘Found’. If we sometimes get lost in life, it is to go through something and be found again on the other side, to be reborn as someone better and more valuable. I would like this album to be one of those that one day simply becomes your best friend.”

Here is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tourdates, on which the band will already showcase some of the new material as well:

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and “An evening with” headline shows:

July 11 Spain, Barcelona, Be Prog! My Friend festival *

July 14 Italy, Milano, Lo-Fi

July 15 Italy, Bologna, Alchemica club

July 18 Germany, St Goarshausen, Night of the Prog festival *

July 21 Germany, Reichenbach, Bergkeller

July 23 Germany, Worpswede, Music Hall

July 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij

July 26 United Kingdom, Maidstone, Ramblin’ Manfair festival *

Aug  29 Poland, Olsztyn, Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena

Sept 5 Brazil, Sao Paulo, Via Marquês / Overload Music Festival *

Sept 7 Chile, Santiago, Teatro Cariola
Sept 10 Mexico, Mexico City, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12 – Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA Center stage
Sep 13 – Richmond, VA – The Canal club
Sep 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Bull Shooters Saloon

Sep 16 – New Brunswick, NJ – NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre

Sep 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe

Sep 19 – Montreal, QC – Theatre La Tulipe

Sep 20 – Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial

Sep 22 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

Sep 23 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge

Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Reggies

More dates to be confirmed soon…


RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:

Oct 15 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju

Oct 16 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinen Halle 2

Oct 17 The Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon

Oct 18 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013

Oct 20 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall

Oct 21 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory

Oct 22 UK, Manchester, The Ritz

Oct 23 UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC2

Oct 24 UK, Northampton, The Roadmenders

Oct 26 UK, Southampton, The 1865

Oct 27 France, Paris, Divan Du Monde

Oct 30 Portugal, Lisbon, Paradise Garage

Oct 31 Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava

Nov 1 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Apolo / Be Prog! The Madness Day festival

Nov 2 France, Lyon, Marche Gare

Nov 4 Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7

Nov 5 Germany, München, Strom

Nov 6 Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage

Nov 7 Germany, Berlin, C-Club

Nov 8 Poland, Krakow, Rotunda

Nov 10 Poland, Gdansk, B90

Nov 11 Poland, Warsaw, Stodola

RIVERSIDE’s latest album, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”, entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.

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