Polish Rock mastersRIVERSIDEare pleased to announce that their upcoming seventh studio album ‘Wasteland‘ will be released via their longtime label partner InsideOutMusic on September 28th, 2018.
The album will once again feature artwork designed by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, etc.) and the record’s main track-listing reads as follows:
RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland”: 1. The Day After 2. Acid Rain 3. Vale Of Tears 4. Guardian Angel 5. Lament 6. The Struggle For Survival 7. River Down Below 8. Wasteland 9. The Night Before
RIVERSIDE’sMariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about the album’s overall concept:“I’d been thinking about exploring “post-apocalyptic” regions for a long time. I read books, watched films, played video games, all connected by stories about an attempt to survive in a world that had just ended. But writing such a story myself didn’t make much sense until now.RIVERSIDE are starting a new chapter and after our recent experiences, a story like that has gained more meaning. “Wasteland” is mostly about what’s happening in the world these days but it also makes a reference to the tragedy that befell the band in 2016. Musically, we’ve returned to darker sounds but we have also turned a new page and recorded the album in a different style. It’s stillRIVERSIDEbut expressed in a much deeper and more mature way. Most artists say the same thing while promoting their new releases: that they have just created their best work to date. I won’t say that because everything we have done so far has been consistently very good and unique. But I will say that we have never had such an incredible emotional load on any of our previous releases, and it’s not likely that we will ever make such a charged album again. “Wasteland” is an epic, multidimensional, poetic and very deep album. Perhaps of the once in a lifetime kind.”
RIVERSIDE’s“Wasteland” marks the first studio album effort with newly composed music after the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st, 2016.
Attention: More album details, its pre-order option as well as a first single will be launched on July 27th, so stay tuned for more news soon…
After having just performed on a string of European festivals including the prestigious Night Of The Prog festival at the historic Loreley Amphitheater in Germany last weekend, RIVERSIDE are next embarking on the “Wasteland 2018 Tour” throughout October/November to support the release of their upcoming album. See an overview of all confirmed upcoming dates below:
RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland 2018 Tour”: 12.10.2018 Gdansk (Poland) – B90 13.10.2018 Poznan (Poland) – Tama 14.10.2018 Wroclaw (Poland) – A2 16.10.2018 Katowice (Poland) – Miasto Ogrodów 17.10.2018 Lódz (Poland) – Magnetofon 18.10.2018 Torun (Poland) – Od Nowa 20.10.2018 Kraków (Poland) – Studio 21.10.2018 Warszawa (Poland) – Hala Kolo 30.10.2018 Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus 31.10.2018 Schorndorf (Germany) – Manufaktur 03.11.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) – LAV 04.11.2018 Madrid (Spain) – MON LIVE 05.11.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1 06.11.2018 Lyon (France) – CCO 07.11.2018 Paris (France) – La Machine 09.11.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2 10.11.2018 London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom 11.11.2018 Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) – Casino 12.11.2018 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – TivoliVredenburg 14.11.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle 15.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle 2 16.11.2018 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7 17.11.2018 Neunkirchen (Germany) – Gloomaar Festival Tickets: https:// riversideband.pl/en/gigs
RIVERSIDE – Festivals 2019: 04.-09.02.2019 Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge More dates to follow soon…
Look out for more news on RIVERSIDE in the coming weeks…