Story, created by comicbook writer Joe Casey for publisher AIT/Planet Lar, is set in the not-too-distant future. A group of blue-collar workers is sent to repair the deserted first lunar base on the dark side of the moon; they soon discover they’re not alone as they fall prey to a pack of ravenous werewolves.
It’s time for me to suggest another band for you, the lovely BD readers! This time I’m suggesting Munich, Germany’s progressive rock band RPWL, who have their new album Wanted coming out on April 1st via Gentle Art Of Music/E1. The band originally began as a Pink Floyd cover band and the influences of this are readily apparent (I say this in the best way possible). They released their first album, God Has Failed, in 2000 and have since steadily released either studio or live albums.
The band’s previous album, Beyond Man And Time?, tackled the themes of Neitzsche. But for Wanted, the band turned to a more difficult topic: the ultimate liberation of the spirit. Heavily influenced by Plato, the album features 10 tracks that “…tell a compelling story of courage, doubt, bravery, the unconditional desire to never give in and, ultimately, the belief in what is right.”
Hailing from Poland, Riverside have been putting out consistently great music for many years now. It’d be nearly impossible to define what category of “prog rock” they exactly fall under, but that’s what make them stand out from the crowd. They are one of those bands that have such a unique sound that it is easy to immediately identify them, an increasingly rare talent these days.
So upon receiving a copy of their new album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves, I knew I was in for something special, something that would challenge me. But have they delivered once again or did they fall fail to live up to their past greatness? Read on below for my thoughts! READ MORE
Polish progressive rock band Riverside have released a creepy music video for “Celebrity Touch”, which comes off their upcoming fifth studio album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (out Jan. 21st). The video is a nightmarish look at how the celebrity lifestyle can destroy a person, mentally, emotionally, and physically. As for the song itself, it’s a really fun mixture of classic prog stylings with modern twists. Check it out below.
Polish progressive rock band Riverside have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves. The video includes snippets of two songs: one unknown and the other being “Celebrity Touch”, which will be getting a music video. The first track started off sounding almost like “My Sharona” while the second track sounds like something from Pain Of Salvation‘s Road Salt One.
The band has also released a behind-the-scenes photo from the “Celebrity Touch” music video shoot. The band is posed around several people that have gauze wrapped around their heads. It’s actually slightly spooky, so I’m curious if this video will have a dark side to it. Check it out below. READ MORE
Polish progressive rock group Riverside has unveiled the album artwork and track list for their upcoming fifth studio album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves, which will be released Jan. 21st, 2013 via Century Media/InsideOut Music. You can see both below.
The artwork was designed by Travis Smith, who has done most of the album artwork for bands such as Opeth and Katatonia as well as the Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare cover, which many regarded as the best hard rock album cover of 2011. READ MORE
Polish progressive rock group Riverside have announced Shrine Of New Generation Slaves as the title of their upcoming fifth studio. The album will be released Feb. 5th, 2013 via InsideOut Music.
Vocalist Mariusz Duda explains, “In 2012 we’ve been focusing on the work on the new album, and trying to prove, mostly to ourselves, that we can still surprise with something, and what’s most important – create an album that would become our showpiece, music-wise and lyrics-wise. The title might sound a bit intricate, but the acronym [SONGS] will definitely explain what we did with our music this time.”
I used to listen to these guys all the time. I still pull out their debut album Out Of Myself quite often. Songs like “OK” and “I Believe” are fantastic. READ MORE
Alright folks, I realize that the vast majority of you have never heard of Riverside, a progressive rock/metal group based out of Poland. However, I’m here to tell you that they are incredible and you should be checking them out with a quickness. You’ve got some time to get acquainted with their discography as the band has announced that they have signed to InsideOut Music and that a new album will be coming out in early 2013.
The band had this to say, “We’re very pleased that we’ll keep collaborating with InsideOut/Century Media. We’ve overcome many difficulties together and we hope that the new contract, signed at the moment when we start another decade as a band, will help us to grow more, and will make us able to reach a larger number of listeners with our music. The new album is on the way. I believe it will be a new beginning for Riverside.”
For the past few months I’ve been going on daily walks. I go for a minimum of two miles but sometimes I lose track of time, getting lost in listening to music, and end up going for more than that. Once I ended up going on a seven-mile walk, simply because it was a beautiful night and I was enjoying listening to music that I hadn’t heard for a few years.
And so it was that last night I decided to go for one of my walks, despite the cold temperature, the continuous drizzle, and the steady wind. Within a few minutes, a chill had worked its way into my skin, icy fingers gripping my bones. My brisk pace served only to ensure that I didn’t reach a point where my teeth began chattering.
The soundtrack for this journey was Petter Carlsen’s Clocks Don’t Count. Hailing from Norway, Carlsen received wider recognition when he opened up for Anathema on a European tour supporting his debut album You Go Bird. Hailed for his enchanting voice, melancholic melodies, and songwriting skills, fans began itching for a second album. Clocks Don’t Count was their answer. But does this album fare? Read below for my thoughts. READ MORE