Mariusz Duda - the man behind Lunatic Soul - is finishing the recording process of his new album. Here is an exclusive preview of the upcoming release:
"It will be slightly different - less oriental, more... alternative. Truth be told, it's going to be a massive dose of trance darkness but I think it will also be much more musically varied than the previous albums. It will definitely be very emotional, because I would like the music of Lunatic Soul to be most of all the music for souls - those a bit more and those a bit less... lunatic."
The new Lunatic Soul album is scheduled to be released in October 2014 on Kscope (worldwide) and Mystic Production (in Poland).
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After an incredibly active and successful year of activities promoting their latest, much acclaimed album “Shrine of New Generation Slaves”, Poland’s prog masters RIVERSIDE are starting their next headlining touring run throughout Europe and the UK today with support act Votum.
Here is an overview of all upcoming RIVERSIDE dates:
RIVERSIDE + Votum – New Generation Tour 2014:
01.04.2014 Reichenbach (Germany) - Bergkeller
02.04.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum
04.04.2014 London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
05.04.2014 Liverpool (UK) - O2 Academy 2
06.04.2014 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
07.04.2014 Bilston (UK) - The Robin 2
08.04.2014 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece
10.04.2014 Edinburgh (SCOT) - The Liquid Room
12.04.2014 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
13.04.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
14.04.2014 Heerlen (The Netherlands) - LIMBURGzaal
15.04.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
16.04.2014 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
RIVERSIDE + Retrospective & Xposure – Live in Poland:
23.04.2014 Gdańsk (Poland) - B90
24.04.2014 Poznań (Poland) - Eskulap
25.04.2014 Kraków (Poland) - Studio
26.04.2014 Warszawa (Poland) - Progresja Music Zone
27.04.2014 Warszawa (Poland) - Muzyczne Studio Polskiego Radia im. Agnieszki Osieckiej
The band has checked in to comment about the upcoming dates as follows:
“As you already know, in April we're giving the last 2014 club shows and at the same time ending our adventure with the "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" promotion. The important thing to know for all of those who saw us last year is that - yes, we will change the setlist. Yes, the shows are going to be a bit different - for sure there'll be stuff we didn't play in 2013 and some of the songs will be arranged differently. After the April tour we're planning a longer break to enter the studio and work on our 6th full album. But before that happens, we want to come together with the best audience in the world. See you soon!”
The preparations for the upcoming Riverside tour are in full swing. As you probably already know, in April we're giving the last 2014 club shows and at the same time ending our adventure with the "Shire of New Generation Slaves" promotion. The important thing to know for all of those who saw us last year is that - yes, we will change the setlist :) Yes, the shows are going to be a bit different. For sure there'll be stuff we didn't play in 2013 and some of the songs will be arranged differently.
After the April tour we're planning a longer break to enter the studio and work on our 6th full album. But before that happens, we want to come together with the best audience in the world :) See you soon!
We're pleased to announce that "The Depth of Self-Delusion" reached the second position at the ANNUAL Top Chart of Polish Radio 3. If it's the annual top chart then it can't be a fortuity, and it's an honour to find ourselves between Depeche Mode and Black Sabbath.
By the way, our third single "We Got Used To Us" reached the 39th position. Thanks everyone for your votes and support!
Mariusz Duda is beginning to work on his Lunatic Soul's next album. The recordings are taking place in the Serakos studio, the same one in which the latest Riverside album "Shrine of New Generation Slaves" was recorded.
„I've been working with Magda and Robert for so many years now that we have become one organism. I can't imagine a different place for my new sound ideas," says Mariusz Duda. "Everything is already composed. I've been working on it for the last two months and, from now through the beginning of the New Year, then later, during the breaks between the Riverside concerts, I will record all the new ideas as best I can."
Lunatic Soul - official has already released three albums -"Lunatic Soul" (2008), "Lunatic Soul II” (2010), and the instrumental "Impressions” (2011).
"I realize that, for some, this will be the fourth album but for others, only the third because "Impressions" was actually a supplement to the first two. Still others view the first two, the Black and White continuing interwoven story so they will consider this new one to be only... the second album :)) Now, I'll go in a different direction...a bit less oriental and more...alternative. Actually, it seems like it will be a huge dose of trance darkness. I think it is much more versatile music than before. It's also going to be more emotive than ever...I've always wanted Lunatic Soul to be, first and foremost, music for the Souls whether they be Lunatic or not."
The new Lunatic Soul - official album will be released in autumn 2014.
We are very pleased to inform that the "New Generation Tour" is not over. Due to the huge interest and the success of our latest album ¨Shrine of New Generation Slaves", and also due to the fact that some people are only getting to know us, we are going to play for you in a few more places in April 2014. Obviously, there will be changes in the setlist and lost of surprises. Those shows will be the last ones before a longer break. After them we´ll hide in the studio to work on our sixth album.
Except the already confirmed gigs in the UK, more dates have been added, this time in the Netherlands and Germany:
April 14 The Netherlands, Heerlen, LIMBURGzaal
April 15 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
April 16 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
Promoting the latest album "Shrine of New Generation Slaves", Riverside have already performed almost 60 times during the New Generation Tour, and this week another leg of the tour kicks off. This time the band will play, among others, in Latvia, Estonia, the Scandinavian countries, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland etc.
"We're really pleased that our latest album has been received so enthusiastically, that people come to our concerts and react in such a fantastic way during the shows", says Mariusz Duda. "In September and October, except for the countries that we haven't played in yet this year, we're going to visit France, Germany and the Netherlands again, and I'd like to assure you that we're going to play a different set than in spring. It's the 10th anniversary of our first concert together, so we're really gonna rock this autumn to celebrate that!"
The New Generation Tour is the longest one in Riverside's career, with more than 80 shows.
Here is the list of Sept/Oct shows:
11.09 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, LV
12.09 Tapper, Tallinn, EE
13.09 Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FI
14.09 Nosturi, Helsinki, FI
16.09 Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, SE
17.09 Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, SE
18.09 John Dee, Oslo, NO
20.09 Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
21.09 De Vorstin, Hilversum, NL
22.09 Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, DE
24.09 Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR
26.09 Paradise Garage, Lisbon, PT
27.09 Caracol, Madrid, ES
28.09 Salamandra Sala 1, Barcelona, ES
29.09 Auditorio Baluarte, Pamplona, ES
01.10 Korigan, Luynes, FR
02.10 Factory, Milan, IT
03.10 Z7, Pratteln, CH
04.10 Strøm, München, DE
06.10 Reigen, Vienna, AT
07.10 Rude Boy, Bielsko Biała, PL
31.10 Zal Ozhidania, Saint Petersburg, RU
01.11 Teatr Club, Moscow, RU
03.11 Bingo, Kiev, UA
After more than three months Riverside's New Generation Tour is over. During this tour the band was promoting their latest album Shrine of New Generation Slaves (released at the beginning of this year), and played for the biggest audience so far in more than 20 countries.
Mariusz Duda: "We've played about 50 gigs so far. We visited many places for the first time. The audience was amazing. The concerts in such places as Mexico, Atlanta, Paris, Belgrade and many many more will stay in our memories for long. There are many places yet to visit, and at the moment we're planning the second leg of the tour which will take place in September and October. It's our 10th-year anniversary so we've got to take advantage of that"
But before the autumn leg of the New Generation Tour starts, you'll be able to see the band at summer festivals.
The dates and places are as follow:
23.06.2013 HELLFEST OPEN AIR Clisson, France
14.07.2013 SEVEN FESTIVAL Węgorzewo, Poland
19.07.2013 BURG HERZBERG FESTIVAL Alsfeld, Germany
26.07.2013 ZWARTE CROSS FESTIVAL Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands
23.08.2013 CIESZANÓW ROCK FESTIVAL Cieszanów, Poland
30.08.2013 FESTIVAL MAGIA ROCKA Lyski (near Rybnik), Poland
31.08.2013 INO-ROCK FESTIVAL Inowrocław, Poland
Riverside's fifth album Shrine of New Generation Slaves has made it to the sales top charts in the Nethalands and Germany (amongst others) and reached high positions. In Poland it has reached #2 on OLIS, and in three weeks after the release day attained the gold record certification. The second single from the album - The Depth of Self-Delusion - reached #1 at Polish Radio 3's Top Chart.
We need to announce a change of venue in Istanbul.
At the moment there is a construction site near the "Refresh the venue". This will make it difficult to have a concert there, so we decided to upgrade the show to the venue INNPARK.
The address is: Innpark, Hamalbaşı Caddesi 6, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
The doors will open at 20:00 and Riverside will start at 21:00. Already bought tickets will remain valid.
If you haven't bought a ticket you can go here : www.sosyotix.com/etkinlik/53/riverside.
Or you can buy your ticket at the INNPARK venue on the evening of the show.
Riverside continue ”New Generation Tour” - their longest tour ever - promoting latest album ”Shrine of New Generation Slaves” which has been enthusiastically received by the fans and reviewers. The band has just come back from the overseas leg of the tour, during which they visited the US and Mexico.
The experience is incredible, says Mariusz Duda, the band’s leader. You organize your own tour across the Ocean and the people actually come to see you (laughs). I think we’ve reached yet another level.
Up until now, our American experience has been to play at one, usually progressive, festival and a quick return home. This time we’ve also played at one of these—Rosfest. We even were the second day’s headliner, but what’s most important in the case of the first tour are those concerts at which your own audience shows up. And this audience was surprisingly huge for our American tour debut. In one place 150 people, in another—300, in Chicago—more than 500. We already know that we have to go back to the US next year. And Mexico has gained its fame as one of our most exuberant shows. The Mexican audience (almost 800 people) pumped us with adrenaline and wonderful emotions.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to thank everybody who came to our concerts, and we’d like to thank the people who devoted their time and energy to support us and help make one of our biggest dreams come true. This album and this tour is really the new beginning in our band’s career.
And because of that, after only a few days’ rest, the band comes back to play some more shows in Europe. This year’s 36th concert will take place this Wednesday in Majestic Music Club in Bratislava.
The full list of the upcoming shows can be seen below:
2013.05.22 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Music Club
2013.05.23 Budapest (Hungary) - Schiff A38
2013.05.25 Iasi (Romania) - Underground Pub
2013.05.26 Bucarest (Romania) - The Silver Church
2013.05.27 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Sofia Live Club
2013.05.31 Istambul (Turkey) - Refresh the Venue
2013.06.01 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball Club
2013.06.02 Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205
2013.06.04 Belgrad (Serbia) - Klub Fest
2013.06.05 Zagreb (Croatia) - Mocvara
2013.06.06 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Gala Hala Club
2013.06.08 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nová Chmelnice
2013.06.09 Wrocław (Poland) - Alibi (venue change!!!)
2013.06.23 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
2013.07.14 Węgorzewo (Poland) – Seven Festival
2013.07.20 Fulda (Germany) - Burg Herzberg
2013.07.26 Lichtenvoorde (the Netherlands) - Zwarte Cross
(more shows to be announced)
We’re pleased to inform that you can already watch the live video of ”Feel Like Falling” from this year’s Dutch concert, on the band’s official YouTube channel . Enjoy :)
Shortly before starting out our European touring campaign by the end of this week,
we are now launching a lyric-video for the second single “The Depth of Self-Delusion”. The track is from the new album “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”.
Head over to InsideOutMusic’s YouTube channel to view the clip which showcases the album’s beautiful artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Opeth, etc).
Upon release, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves” impressively entered the national sales charts of several countries 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
And here is a list of all upcoming confirmed RIVERSIDE shows for 2013:
RIVERSIDE - “New Generation Tour” + Jolly & Dianoya:
Presented in G/S/A by Eclipsed, Rock Hard and powermetal.de
09.03.2013 Dresden (Germany) - Tante Ju
10.03.2013 Leipzig (Germany) - Werk 2
11.03.2013 Berlin (Germany) - K17
12.03.2013 Osnabrück (Germany) - Rosenhof
14.03.2013 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) - The Corporation / Y-Prog 2013 canceled!!
16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) - Classic Grand
17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) - The Assembly
19.03.2013 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
20.03.2013 Paris (France) - Le Divan du Monde
22.03.2013 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
23.03.2013 Hengelo (The Netherlands) - Metropool
24.03.2013 Weert (The Netherlands) - De Bosuil
25.03.2013 Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
27.03.2013 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
28.03.2013 Darmstadt (Germany) - Central Station tickets
Further RIVERSIDE live-shows:
04.04.2013 Konin (Poland) - Oskard
05.04.2013 Poznan (Poland) - Eskulap
06.04.2013 Świebodzice (Poland) - Rock Fest 2013
07.04.2013 Wroclaw (Poland) - Eter ATTENTION: The show moved. New date 09-06-2013, tickets are valid
10.04.2013 Opole (Poland) - NCPP
11.04.2013 Katowice (Poland) - Mega Club
12.04.2013 Rzeszów (Poland) - Pod Palma
13.04.2013 Kraków (Poland - Studio
14.04.2013 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
18.04.2013 Bydgoszcz (Poland) - MCK
19.04.2013 Toruń (Poland) - Od Nowa
20.04.2013 Olsztyn (Poland) - Andergrant
21.04.2013 Gdansk (Poland) – Parlament tickets
30.04.2013 Isle of Palms / Charleston (US) - The WindJammer + Jolly
02.05.2013 Atlanta (US) - Vinyl @ Centerstage + Jolly
04.05.2013 Gettysburg (US) - Rosfest 2013
05.05.2013 Syracuse (US) - Mac's Bad Art Bar + Jolly *
06.05.2013 Dunellen (US) - Roxy and Dukes + Jolly
08.05.2013 Chicago (US) - Double Door + Jolly
10.05.2013 Raleigh (US) - The Pour House + Jolly
12.05.2013 Mexico City (Mexico) - José Cuervo Salón tickets
22.05.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Music Club *
23.05.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - Schiff A38 *
25.05.2013 Iasi (Romania) - Underground Pub *
26.05.2013 Bucharest (Romania) - The Silver Church *
27.05.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Sofia Live Club *
31.05.2013 Istanbul (Turkey) - Refresh The Venue *
01.06.2013 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball Club *
02.06.2013 Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205 *
04.06.2013 Belgrade (Serbia) tbc
05.06.2013 Zagreb (Croatia) tbc
06.06.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) tbc
07.06.2013 Vienna (Austria) tbc
08.06.2013 Prague (Czech Rep) tbc