Thursday, 05 April 2018
The release of the new album is coming closer and so we are getting many questions from you. Is Riverside still the trio from the picture or the quartet from the live shows? And what's with the new album? Are you going to have guest guitarists or no guitar at all?
We know that it is unthinkable for many of you that Riverside should exist without a guitarist. The fact that we announced in the autumn of 2016 that we had become a trio and took a series of black and white photos of us at the seaside is one thing, but there were four of us on stage during the "Towards the Blue Horizon" tour in 2017. So what's the deal with the seventh album which the band is currently working on?
Here's our answer. Riverside is a band which connects a few worlds, a few places where we have certain divisions and some established schemes. Thanks to this structure the band have been going on and, as it turned out, are capable of surviving even the worst earthquake. For live shows, we had found a soul mate in Maciej Meller. Thanks to him we can still be a quartet on stage and sound like Riverside. In the studio, we want to be consistent and the new album is created by the three of us.
Maciej will guest in a few tracks but he will be the only guest guitarist on the album. Which does not mean he will be the only guest.
What can we say about the album at this point? Only that we have never had such emotional charge on any of our previous releases. We are recording our most mature and emotional album in the whole career. It will be intense, dark and very manly. Every minute of it will make it clear that we have suffered a tragedy, that we are now a different band, but also that we are survivors and, with our heads held high, we're proud to be Riverside. We are also aware that we're creating something big, something incredibly important, something that will be remembered for years. Will we succeed? That remains to be seen.
We'd like to say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all of you who believe in us, who have remained with us and who have joined us - thank you for your support and for being there for us. Soon, we will reveal more information and for now, we're sending Riverside greetings to all!
photo by Oskar Szramka
Monday, 05 March 2018
We've just started recordings for the new, seventh Riverside album (traditionally, in Serakos Studio in Warsaw). It will be our first album recorded as a trio.
Because "our world ended" two years ego, we've decided that the new release will be "post apocalyptic" in nature. We've been toying with such sound for quite some time but now the story has gained a much deeper meaning.
And because of the "post-apo" nature of the album, the music will be much heavier and darker, but still atmospheric, full of soundscapes and with a lot of live instruments.
Most of the music has been written by Mariusz, who will now be responsible not only for acoustic but also for rhythm guitars. There will also be a lot of contributions from Michał.
There will be guests, most importantly Maciej Meller, so those of you who were now expecting only bass solos can breathe a sigh of relief ;)
What will our music without Grudzień be like? It will still be Riverside music. The new album will be different but it would have been different even if Grudzień was still with us. You know that we don't like recording two similar albums and so we are not intending to imitate the sound of one of our past releases. Our music has become more serious and more mature, so get ready for a manly and emotional album. The release date has been tentatively planned for the end of September this year.
Thank you for being with us.
Mariusz Duda, Piotr Kozieradzki, Michał Łapaj
Photo Radek Zawadzki
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Perfect gift for Christmas :) Since these two releases - Riverside's "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" and Lunatic Soul's "Fractured" were musically inspired by the 80s then why not release them on cassette tapes?
And so it will happen. Pre-order starts this Friday, 15.12.2017, at midday. Official release date - 19.12.2017.
These are very limited releases so keep your eyes peeled (no other R & LS titles are planned). Check oldschoolrecords.eu and mystic.pl for more info.
Sunday, 08 October 2017
On October 5th 2017 in Rzeszów we finished the "Towards the Blue Horizon" tour. We have played 50 concerts this year. Riverside have survived.
Thanks to your support and involvement, we know that we have someone to go on playing for.
A big thanks to all of you who have joined us in experiencing all the most important emotions. Thanks to our amazing Crew. Thanks to Lion Shepherd.
It has been amazing. We're still here with you and for you. Time to take a bow now but we will see you soon!
photo by Robert Grablewski