08 November 2012
Riverside: Announce new studio album title and release date; First shows confirmed for 2013!
Poland's Progressive Rock shooting starts RIVERSIDE have wrapped up the studio recording work for their newest, fifth studio album and have announced it to be titled "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves". The much anticipated, five-word-titled release will come out on January 21st, 2103 via their longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.
"Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" was recorded at Serakos studio in Warsaw, Poland (where "Reality Dream Trilogy" was also tracked) with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki and will offer more than 50 minutes
of high-class RIVERSIDE music, divided into 8 completely new pieces,
including songs such as "Celebrity Touch", "Escalator Shrine" and "Coda".
RIVERSIDE have checked in to comment as follows:
"In 2012 we've been focusing on the work on the new album, and trying to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we can still surprise with something, and what's most important - create an album that would become our showpiece, music-wise and lyrics-wise," says Mariusz Duda, the band's leader. "The title might sound a bit intricate, but the acronym will definitely explain what we did with our music this time."
Some first RIVERSIDE tour dates for 2013 have been confirmed by now as well. A full tour schedule will be announced soon, but here are already the dates available so far:
RIVERSIDE - Live 2013
14.03.2013 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) - Y-Prog 2013
16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) - Classic Grand
17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) - The Assembly
22.03.2013 Haarlem (NL) - Patronaat
23.03.2013 Hengelo (NL) - Metropool
24.03.2013 Weert (NL) - De Bosuil
25.03.2013 Cologne (D) - Live Music Hall
04.04.2013 Konin (PL) - Oskard
05.04.2013 Poznan (PL) - Eskulap
06.04.2013 Walbrzych (PL) - MDK
07.04.2013 Wroclaw (PL) - Eter
11.04.2013 Katowice (PL) - Mega Club
13.04.2013 Kraków (PL) - Studio
14.04.2013 Warsaw (PL) - Progresja
21.04.2013 Gdansk (PL) - Parlament
04.05.2013 Gettysburg (US) - Rosfest 2013
You can still read about the album's recording process of the new album by visiting the band's online blog here:
A video interview with the band directly from the studio can be seen here:
The upcoming album is the full-length follow-up to "Anno Domini High Definition", which had
entered the sales charts in Poland at # 1 (Gold album status by now!), Germany at # 94 and The Netherlands on # 58 upon release in 2009. In 2011, RIVERSIDE released a special EP entitled "Memories In My Head"
in order to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary of existence.
Out Of Myself - CD 2003
Voices In My Head - EP 2004
Second Life Syndrome - CD 2005
Rapid Eye Movement - CD 2007
Reality Dream - 2DVD/2CD 2008/2009
Anno Domini High Definition - CD 2009
Memories In My Head - EP 2011
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves - CD 2013
Mariusz Duda - vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
Piotr Grudzinski - guitars
Piotr Kozieradzki - drums
Michal Lapaj - keyboards
Most recently, InsideOutMusic released the RIVERSIDE albums "Second Life Syndrome" (black or white vinyl, each 180 gr.), "Rapid Eye Movement" (black, yellow or clear vinyl, each 180 gr.) and "Anno Domini High Definition" (black, violet or transparent vinyl, each 180 gr.) on 2LP format for the first time ever.
You can still order them here:
Stay tuned for further news on RIVERSIDE and their upcoming studio album in the coming weeks...