This weekend Riverside is going to perform at two festivals. The first of them is Bergkeller Art Rock Festival which will take place on Saturday, July 15th, in Reichenbach in Germany, and the second is Masters of Rock in Vizovice, in the Czech Republic, on July 16th. If you haven't got the tickets yet, it's high time to buy them :) We encourage you to visit the official festival websites for more details.
We would also like to tell you that we're going to play a few more concerts in Poland in the autumn. We'll let you know soon about the dates and venues, but for now we can tell you that we're going to play in bigger clubs, there's going to be a special guest, and you will have a chance to hear the tracks we didn't play during our last tour.
We have just come back from our first gig overseas. We'd like to thank the organizers of the concert and the fantastic crew who took care of us during the festival. Jim, Ray, Noreen, Keith, Cliff, Chad, Rob, Kevin, Jim, Eric & Jennifer - thank you!!!!!! You can take a look at the pictures from Riverside's performance at NEARfest 2006 and back stage pictures here.
We'd also like to invite you to our brand new MySpace site.
We're really pleased to announce that the performance of Riverside at this years' edition of Arrow Rock Festival has been confirmed. The festival, which is one of the biggest open air events in Holland with audiences of about 26,000 progrock fans each year, will take place on the 9th and 10th of June in Lichtenvoorde. Riverside will have the honour to play next to such stars as Roger Waters, Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Status Quo.
And here is the detailed schedule of the festival:
13.30 - 14.30 Blackfoot
15.30 - 16.30 Ted Nugent
17.30 - 18.45 Whitesnake
19.45 - 21.15 Status Quo
22.30 - 00.00 Deep Purple
14.30 - 15.30 John Waite
16.30 - 17.30 Uriah Heep
18.45 - 19.45 George Thorogood & The Destroyers
21.15 - 22.30 Journey
15.00 - 16.00 Porcupine Tree
17.00 - 18.00 Ray Davies
19.00 - 20.00 Def Leppard
21.15 - 00.15 Roger Waters
14.00 - 15.00 Riverside
16.00 - 17.00 Pavlov's Dog
18.00 - 19.00 DIO
20.00 - 21.15 Queensryche
We also have another important announcement. On the 22nd of May, Inside Out released Riverside's mini album, "Voices In My Head". It contains five new, previously unreleased songs, live versions of three tracks from "Out Of Myself" and a video clip to "Acronym Love" created by our friend, John Vis.
Second Live Syndrome tour has finished. Big thanks to our team: Darek, Garwol, Marecki, Mloda, Valdas, Wolfram, Ania, Gregorius and our beloved Mr Jareczek :) Without you there would have been no Riverside LIVE! We'd also like to thank our publisher for their support and most of all, we'd like to thank Everyone who, out of their own free will or under constraint of their friends :), came to our concerts. You can read comments on our gigs on the forum. New photos and reviews will be published here soon!
There will be more Riverside live this year - the already confirmed gigs are:
20.05.2006 - Tiana Prog Fest - Barcelona, THEATER ALBENIZ OF TIANA (S)
21.05.2006 - Prog Fest - Warsaw, STODOLA (PL)
10.06.2006 - Arrow Rock Festival, Lichtenvoorde (NL)
24.06.2006 - NEARFest, Bethlehem (USA)
15.07.2006 - Bergkeller Art Rock Festival - Reichenbach (D)
16.07.2006 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice (CZ)
30.07.2006 - Castle Party - Bolków (PL)
14.09.2006 - ProgMetalFest - Zaandam, DE KADE (NL)
15.09.2006 - ProgMetalFest - Hardenberg, PODIUM (NL)
16.09.2006 - ProgMetalFest - Helmond, PLATO (NL)
17.09.2006 - ProgMetalFest - Vosselaar, BIEBOB" (B)
29.09.2006 - Frankfurt am Main, DIE HALLE (D)
01.10.2006 - ProgPower Festival - Baarlo, JC SJIWA (NL)
03.10.2006 - Essen, ZECHE CARL (D)
We would like to present master plan of Second Live Syndrome Tour (european edition). The itinerary will be regulary updated cause we're still waiting for some confirmations. More details soon...
18.04.2006 REICHENBACH "BERGKELLER" (D)
19.04.2006 OBERHAUSEN "ZENTRUM ALTENBERG" (D)
20.04.2006 DEN BOSCH "W2" (NL)
21.04.2006 ZOETERMEER "THE BOERDERIJ" (NL)
22.04.2006 VERVIERS "SPIRIT OF 66" (B)
23.04.2006 VOSSELAAR "BIEBOB" (B)
28.04.2006 PARIS "LA LOCOMOTIVE" (F)
29.04.2006 BORDEAUX "ROCK & CHANSON" (F)
30.04.2006 MADRID "RITMO y COMPAS" (E)
02.05.2006 CERMENATE "BLACK HORSE PUB" (IT) NEW VENUE !!!
03.05.2006 WIEN "BACH" (A) Promoted and support by ConXious
04.05.2006 NITRA "STARA PEKAREN/OLD BAKERY" (SVK)
We are happy to announce that we can finally invite you to our new English forum. All you need to do is go through a very simple registration procedure and you can start sharing your thoughts there. Just click the "forum" button above.
We'd like to inform you that the worldwide premiere of "Second Life Syndrome" has been scheduled for the 31st of October 2005. The album will be released on Inside Out label in the world and on Mystic Production in Poland. Both releases will have the same graphic layout designed by Travis Smith. Also, we hope you'll be pleased to hear that there are going to be 9 tracks on "SLS" and not 8, as we announced before:
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
Second Life Syndrome
I Turned You Down
Reality Dream III
Dance With The Shadow
We have also planned a few gigs for the autumn:
24-25.09.2005 PROGRESISTE CONVENTION - Spirit Of 66, Verviers, Belgium
13.10.2005 Bluescafe, Apeldoorn, Holland
14.10.2005 Sijwa, Baarlo, Holland
15.10.2005 PROG NOSE FESTIVAL
19.11.2005 ECLIPSED FESTIVAL - Aschaffenburger Colos-Saal, Germany
"Second Life Syndrome", for this is the title of the forthcoming Riverside album, will be released worldwide on Inside Out label! The album will consist of eight compositions, amongst which you will find "Reality Dream III," the track which has already been performed live. Lyricswise, "Second Life Syndrome" will continue the story from "Out Of Myself." Musicwise, it will show a bit heavier side of the band. The cover will be once again designed by Travis Smith. The album's premiere is planned for November 2005.
The band will report back on studio proceedings soon.
The first European tour pleasantly surprised us with large attendance and involvement on the part of the listeners. Fantastic reception. Fantastic audience. Thank you for everything! We promise to give more concerts right after our second album has been finished!
The material for our second album is ready. The studio is booked from mid June. We hope that this year's autumn will see the successor to "Out Of Myself". Naturally, we will keep you informed about the proceedings.
You're welcome to visit "pictures" and "media" sections and to voice your opinions on our forum. Its English version is being prepared and will be available soon.
We would like to present master plan of our first European Tour.
We are playing in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy.
The itinerary is not completed as we are still waiting for some confirmations. It will be regulary updated. More details soon on our website...
15.04.2005 THE NETHERLANDS, Zoetermeer, THE BOERDERIJ with Knight Area and Moongarden
16.04.2005 THE NETHERLANDS, Apeldoorn, Bluescafe
19.04.2005 BELGIUM, Verviers, Spirit of 66
20.04.2005 BELGIUM, Ghent, The Frontline with Day-Six, Autumnblaze
22.04.2005 FRANCE, Sarlat Festival, Cultural Centre with Eclat and Tantalus
23.04.2005 SWITZERLAND, Lengnau, Music Hall
27.04.2005 GERMANY, Erlangen, Omega with Static Thought
28.04.2005 GERMANY, Würzburg, BECHTOLSHEIMER HOF
The Dutch Riverside Fanpage
The New Year has arrived, therefore it’s high time we shared with you our plans for this year:
Our second album
Whether we manage to meet the expectations, to surprise you, to prove that “OOM” was not recorded by accident, you won’t know until... hm... this autumn. There are several reasons for it – one of them is the fact that our debut album had its worldwide premiere on September 21st, 2004, almost a year after it was released in Poland, and this time we’d like to release the material at the same time in Poland and abroad.
We are currently working on our second album, we’re composing, changing and rearranging it. Most probably, we’ll start recording it in March. Right now we can tell you that it’s going to continue the story from “OOM” in the lyrics, and the music… well, it will be more dynamic :) Some of you already know two of the compositions from the new album as we played them on “Progressive Tour” in May and October last year (“Reality Dream III” among others.)
We’re planning a few gigs in Europe and perhaps one in Poland in April this year. We’ll tell you the details soon.
We’ll go on the official tour promoting our second album after its release (October/November) and, of course, we’ll let you know about it well in advance :)
The not-so-good news is that, unfortunately, we had to cancel our performance at this year’s NEARfest. The problems with visas turned out to be a serious obstacle, but we have a standing invitation from the organisers and we hope that, sooner or later, we’ll perform overseas as well.
We wish you all the best and a lot of great music in 2005
After the successful performance at the European edition of ProgPower, now has come a time to pay a visit overseas. We have been invited to take part in NEARFest which is held annually in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This time the festival is scheduled on July 9th and 10th and the featured artists are: IQ, Le Orme, Present, Kenso, Steve Roach, Matthew Parmenter, Frogg Cafe, The Muffins, Wobbler... and Riverside(provided we manage to get our visas:))).
For more details, visit the official NEARFest site.
Apart from that, our site is constantly enriched with new "Out Of Myself" reviews and concert reviews, and photographs. Enjoy!
We'd like to inform you that Riverside is going to perform at this year's ProgPower festival which is scheduled for 2 and 3 October in Baarlo, Holland, next to such big stars as Devin Townsend, The Gathering and Katatonia.
Click for details on The Laser's Edge website!
Sometimes, life surprises you with quite unexpected situations, in which you have to make a quick decision that can influence your future. We experienced it a few days ago and as a result we have signed a contract with the American label, Laser's Edge.
At times, life plays tricks on you - after all, we were about to sign an agreement with the Swiss Galileo Records. Nevertheless, we think that we've chosen a better way for the band.
However, as the consequence of our decision, we won't play at the ProgSol Festival. Well, what can we say...
But we want to tell you what our contract brings in its wake, as it is more important now :-)))
First of all, our album will have entirely new artwork by Travis Smith (Anathema, Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend et al). We had a moral dilemma concerning this but after talking to Pjephysh (the author of the Polish cover of "Out Of Myself"), we came to the conclusion that an occasion like this one may never happen again, and Pjepshysh himself considers Travis to be one of the best graphic designers.
"Out Of Myself" will be mastered again in the USA and we hope that it improves the sound of the album.
The first days of December have brought us some good news.
Most importantly… attention… the drums… Riverside is a quartet again! The keyboard player, Michał Łapaj, has joined the band and there will be more information about him in the nearest future. It means that we will be able to give you some possible concert dates soon!
The second, quite interesting piece of news is that we've been invited to the progressive rock festival ProgSol which will take place in October 2004 in Solothurn, Switzerland.
There are some changes and new additions to the site as, after a short experience with the army, Sgt Pepper (a.k.a. Pjepsh) has come back :-))
Most of all, there are some photos from the trio-period of Riverside and from an unexpected meeting which took place in Progresja club in Warsaw (section PICTURES).
With the release of "Out Of Myself" there will be more information on this site about our first album: lyrics, translations and all sorts of descriptions and commentaries.
So, please, visit us from time to time – you're most welcome here!