Tuesday, June 30, 2015

RIVERSIDE - Reveal artwork, track listing and street date for "Love, Fear and the Time Machine"!


Having just played a first post-studio live-show as part of the Metal Hammer Festival / Prog Edition in Kattowice, Poland, together with Dream Theater this past weekend, Polish prog masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce the first details for their much-anticipated upcoming studio album.

Entitled "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", the band's sixth studio album will be released via InsideOut Music on September 4th, 2015. It features cover artwork by longtime design-partner Travis Smith / Seempieces (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore, etc.) and contains the following track listing:

RIVERSIDE - "Love, Fear and the Time Machine"
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)
2. Under the Pillow
3. #Addicted
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire
5. Saturate Me
6. Afloat
7. Discard Your Fear
8. Towards the Blue Horizon
9. Time Travellers
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)
RIVERSIDE's Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about "Love, Fear and the Time Machine":
"On the new album I wanted to combine the 70s and the 80s. The 80s were a decade of musical growing up for me. On the new album we don't sound as retro and 70s as before, we moved forward, we sort of demolished the previous foundations and build new ones. Despite the huge dose of melancholy and nostalgia, there is a new space, the songs are arranged with more flow and at the same time they have never been so concise and to the point before. The lyrics on "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" talk about a transformation. About making an important, perhaps life changing, decision everyone has to make at some point in their lives. What happens to us when we have to make it? On the one hand we're excited by the change, we feel free, liberated, and on the other we fear the unknown, we are afraid of what might happen to us. We go back in time and we go forward in time in our heads. And all that happens when we have to decide something important. The first of the songs on the album is called 'Lost', the last one, 'Found'. If we sometimes get lost in life, it is to go through something and be found again on the other side, to be reborn as someone better and more valuable. I would like this album to be one of those that one day simply becomes your best friend."

Below is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tour dates for North America. More dates will be confirmed soon...

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Center stage 
Sep 13 - Richmond, VA - The Canal Club
Sep 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon

Sep 16 - New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre
Sep 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Theatre La Tulipe
Sep 20 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
Sep 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
More dates to be confirmed soon...

RIVERSIDE's previous album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release 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.
More details about "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" will follow soon...

RIVERSIDE online: 

Monday, June 29, 2015

NEXT TO NONE debut "A Light in the Dark" out today, June 29th!

NEXT TO NONE debut "A Light in the Dark"  
out today, June 29th!  


The debut album by Next To None, "A Light in the Dark" is out today, June 29th on InsideOut Music. The album features 9 songs of intense Progressive metal with Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.

The album is already receiving great reviews: 

"It's not brilliant because of someone having a famous father. It's brilliant because it's just about the best Prog Metal album released so far this year, and on so many levels that is incredible."  Maximum Volume Music, 9.5/10 

"If you want something to bang your head to, this is it." The Prog Report

Get the album here:

The band just released a lyric video for the album's epic closer "Blood On My Hands." 

Vocalist/keyboardist Thomas Cuce had this to say about the track: 

"At the time [I wrote the lyrics] it seemed like every day there was a different person going crazy somewhere and shooting up a building or whatever, and I would ask my self 'Why does this keep happening? What was that person thinking? What led them to do this?' So I tried to put myself in this person's head. I created a character and started from the aftermath of the event, which is where we first hear about it in the news." Of the song's extended arrangement, he says, "It took us months to write this song and then months to learn it. We had a big dry erase board that we used to chart out all the parts with the time signatures until we had them memorized."

You can see the lyric video here:

You can also listen to a stream of the track 'You Are Not Me' here:

Check out Next To None's EPK video here:

'A Light in the Dark' also features guest appearances on the track "A Lonely Walk" from Bumblefoot on guitar (Guns N Roses) and Prog legend Neal Morse on Mellotron.

'A Light in the Dark' tracklist:
1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
3. Runaway
4. A Lonely Walk
5. Control
6. Lost
7. Social Anxiety
8. Legacy
9. Blood On My Hands

Digital-only bonus tracks:
10. Fortune Cookie
11. Deafening

Next To None online: