We already know the title of the upcoming album by Lunatic Soul. The fifth Lunatic Soul release will be called "Fractured" and is scheduled for September 2017.
Mariusz Duda: "Lunatic Soul has changed and if I were to describe this music, I'd call it dark melancholic trance with more electronics and more powerful sounds. But there will also be some lyrical fragments, and a couple of tracks will feature a symphonic orchestra I have worked with for the first time in my career. The new Lunatic Soul album will be brave, rich and musically very intense, a beginning of a new style rather than a continuation of the previous releases. I am under the impression that all my music experiences have led me to this place and that it will be one of the best albums I have ever made."
As always, Lunatic Soul "Fractured" will be released worldwide on Kscope and on Mystic Production in Poland.
2017 must be a better year. And we have to come back to life. But we won't, unless we come back to the stage... so it is our great pleasure to inform you that Riverside will go back to playing live this year.
After two very special evenings in February, which, for obvious reasons, are going to be unique and one of a kind, we have planned two legs of a special "Towards the Blue Horizon Tour". The first one will begin in April and May. The second one will start in the autumn and we'll visit more European countries.
During "Towards the Blue Horizon Tour" we will play in a new live line-up with a guest guitarist who will make our music sound the way it should, not only because he's a great musician but, most of all, because he's got the kind of modesty and humility about him which has always been very important to us on stage. Additionally, we're going to present a lot of compositions which we have not played live before. Our concerts will also be filled with emotions we haven't felt before. Together with you, we want to dive into this and make each composition sound more mighty than ever.
We're becoming a different band, more mature, more serious, more experienced. Piotr is gone, but he will always be with us and we are still a live band. Which we're going to prove soon during our "Towards the Blue Horizon Tour".
Remember, "This is not the end, this is not the time.”
The dates are as follows:
20.04. Nowy Andegrant, Olsztyn, PL [TICKETS]
21.04. Stary Maneż, Gdańsk, PL [TICKETS]
22.04. B17, Poznań, PL [TICKETS]
23.04. A2, Wrocław, PL [TICKETS]
26.04. Stara Kopalnia, Wałbrzych, PL [TICKETS]
27.04. Mega Club, Katowice, PL [TICKETS]
28.04. Rude Boy, Bielsko Biała, PL [TICKETS]
29.04. Estrada, Bydgoszcz, PL [TICKETS]
05.05. Columbia Theater, Berlin, DE [TICKETS]
06.05. Music Hall, Worpswede, DE [TICKETS]
07.05. Markthalle, Hamburg, DE [TICKETS]
09.05. Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, DE [TICKETS]
10.05. Z7, Pratteln, CH [TICKETS]
12.05. MJC Ô Totem, Lyon, FR [TICKETS]
13.05. Salamandra 1, Barcelona, ES [TICKETS]
14.05. Teatro Barcelo, Madrid, ES [TICKETS]
16.05. Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FR [TICKETS]
17.05. Divan du Monde, Paris, FR [TICKETS]
19.05. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK [TICKETS]
20.05. Marble Factory, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
21.05. Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK [TICKETS]
22.05. Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK [TICKETS]
24.05. Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, NL [TICKETS]
25.05. De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL [TICKETS]
26.05. Hedon, Zwolle, NL [TICKETS]
27.05. De Pul, Uden, NL [TICKETS]
28.05. Die Kantine, Cologne, DE [TICKETS]
30.05. Łaźnia, Kraków, PL [TICKETS], [TICKETS]
Mariusz is finishing the recording of the fifth Lunatic Soul album. Its release has been scheduled for September 2017 and, as we read from the artist himself, the album is going to be different both in terms of music and colours. The theme has been inspired by personal events and the graphic design is going to dominated by red.
The new Lunatic Soul album will be released on Kscope worldwide and on Mystic Production in Poland.
One of the most fascinating things about being an artist is the possibility to create your own alternative world. A world in which you can lock yourself up as if it were a box and, with your knees under your chin, hide away from the non-alternative world.
One of the most graceful things for an artist is the possibility to create an alternative world inspired by the disgracefulness of the real world. And the more disgraceful the world is, the more room there is in the box. You can even stretch your legs and, in general, have more freedom to move so you are stronger after you get out of it.
And the strength translates to greater self confidence. Self confidence – to greater creative audacity. The boundaries and fears disappear somewhere and instead there is a need to introduce greater changes. And although I’m still a conscious prisoner of my own aesthetic, this time you can really hear some differences. My soul and body demanded that I settle accounts with the recent past, piece together what had been scattered, glue up the broken bits, stitch up the tears. Tell a story of how it felt when everything shattered into smithereens.
Perhaps because of those sharp edges the music will not be like it was before. Lunatic Soul has changed. It’s been transformed and entered the world of completely different colours. They’re still dark but not so conservative.
I’ve been working on this album since April 2016. I’m entering the last stage of recording. The last fillers, improvements, and vocals. Initially, I had planned a double album but I have made a relevant selection. I don’t want to spread myself thin – I’m leaving the essence of what’s best. Of what I’ve always wanted to be the reflection of my soul. “I did not look good in red”, I once wrote in reference to the cover of one of the albums.
We wish that the coming 2017 brings you health, joy and peace, and a wealth of great musical experiences which we're hoping to bring you as well.
2016 has not been a good year, we've been through a lot together but in spite of all, we have managed to put certain plans into practice and pave the way for new experiences. All this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for your continuous support, for which we are very grateful. Thank you!
Next year, Riverside will play live again. We'll start from two special evenings on 25th and 26th February, which will be both a farewell and a beginning of a new way. We're going to tour, in a new line-up, in a new place, in a new time. And we're also going to start working on new music.
We are hoping to be able to come back to life and be a part of what will make 2017 better for you. After all, the darkest hour of all is the hour before day and there's always calm after the storm.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that today is the release date of another album co-created by Mariusz Duda.
Somewhere beyond Riverside and his solo project, Lunatic Soul, he managed to find some time for a completely different, very rock-oriented band called Meller Gołyźniak Duda. Their debut album, full of dirty rock riffs as well as melodies and space, is titled "Breaking Habits" and Mariusz sang, played the bass, and wrote all the lyrics on it.
Here is the line-up: Maciej Meller - guitar Maciek Gołyźniak - drums Mariusz Duda - bass guitar, vocal
The artwork was prepared by an incredibly talented Polish painter and graphic designer, Jarek Kubicki. "Breaking Habits" is released on Rockserwis.
1. Birds Of Prey 5:20
2. Feet On The Desk 5:46
3. Shapeshifter 3:30
4. Breaking Habits 5:42
5. Against The Tide 4:25
6. Tattoo 4:16
7. Floating Over 9:52
8. Into The Wild 4:44
Our first concert after the break, which we are going to play for you on February 25th, 2017, in Progresja club in Warsaw, was sold out in one day! Due to huge demand, we'd like to announce another date. On the following day, February 26th, we're going to play another concert. The tickets will go on sale on Monday (14.11) and they will be available only on Progresja club website, in the club and in Vintage Vinyl shop.
On March 6th, 2004, Riverside performed for the first time in a new line-up. Due to huge demand, on the following day, March 7th, we played another concert. "Two concerts in Progresja" are going to happen again after 13 years, in a new place, at a new time, with emotions we have not felt before. Thanks to all of you who are going to come and see us on the 25th and 26th of February 2017. These will be extraordinary and unforgettable evenings.
A few days after the first anniversary of Piotr's death, on 25th February 2017, we are going to play our first concert after the break. The concert, which will be both the most import and and the most emotional for us, is going to take place in the club which has been connected with Riverside for many years, in Progresja in Warsaw. The concert, to which we have invited a few of our friends, will mark the beginning of a completely new chapter in our history.
25th of February 2017 will be marked by a very special and unique event. For Grudzień, for Riverside, for each of us.
Tickets will go on sale on November 7th 2016. You will be able to buy them in the club, Vintage Vinyl shop and on Progresja club website.