Riverside @ Dom Omladine Beograda, 13.3.2019
13. ožujka 2019 @ 20:00 - 23:551700RSD – 2400RSD
Polish prog rockers Riverside will play in Dom omladine Beograda, on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. Courtesy of MH Concerts and Serbian Hellbangers.
Riverside have been around since 2001. They have released 7 albums and held countless concerts around the globe. On this tour, the band will be supporting their new album “Wasteland” which was released on September 28th via Inside Out Music. The band’s visual identity was flawlessly implemented by well known artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend, Anathema, Amorphis), a long term associate of the band. This is the first outing of the band since becoming a trio, following a tragic loss of their guitarist and founding member Piotr Grudzinski, who died in 2016.
Mariusz Duda, vocalist and main composer recalls:
I remember the moment when we first announced that we will be continuing as a trio. Many of our fans find it impossible to accept an album without Grudziena. We wanted to keep playing live and also write new songs, to honor our friend.
Duda had already conceived a concept in his head, it would be a story of dealing with tragedy.
I had a feeling that we would eventually be ok and we will be able to create something special.
It was Duda who played the guitar parts on this new album, with contributions from Maciej Meller who plays live with the band, as well as talented young musician Mateusz Owczarek.
Michal Lapaj, keyboardist, says:
Wasteland is definitely one of the darkest and most emotional albums we’ve done. We are definitely having a second life right now, and we have thus deliberately added references from our second album Second Life Syndrome from 2005.
The main theme of Wasteland is survival after The Apocalypse.
Piotr Kozieradski, drummer, said:
I never thought that after 17 years and 6 albums, I would feel like we’re recording for the first time ever. Wasteland is just as important as our debut record Out of Myself. This is a much heavier and darker Riverside.
Having all this in mind, the band has announced that the set will again feature songs from the beloved “Out of Myself” and its successor “Second Life Syndrome”. They have prepared a live arrangement of the entire Wasteland album, supported by their most ambitious lighting decorations so far. They have also announced guest appearances by many musicians. This all looks like a treat for all fans of atmospheric prog rock, as well as lovers of heavy riffs. Don’t miss this!!!
Tickets will be on sale on December 1st:
1.700 rsd – First minute offer, limited to 50
2.000 rsd – Regular sale
2.400 rsd – Concert day
Get your ticket via the network of Eventim and Gigstix.