Riverside Recording New Album, Announce Tour Dates

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Polish pro rockers Riverside are currently working on their new studio album Love, Fear and the Time Machine, expected out in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic. They have began announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which confirmed dates are posted below and more are expected to be announced at a later date.

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and “An evening with” headline shows:
Jul 11: Be Prog! My Friend Festival – Barcelona (ES)( An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 14: Lo-Fi – Milano (IT)
Jul 15: Alchemica club – Bologna (IT)
Jul 18: Night of the Prog festival – St Goarshausen (DE)(An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 21: Bergkeller – Reichenbach (DE)
Jul 23: Music Hall – Worpswede (DE)
Jul 24: De Boerderij – Zoetermeer (NL)
Jul 26: Ramblin’ Manfair festival – Maidstone (UK)(An evening with” headline shows)
Aug 29: Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena – Olsztyn (PL)
Sep 05: Via Marquês (Overload Music Festival) – Sao Paulo (BR)(An evening with” headline shows)
Sep 07: Teatro Cariola – Santiago (CH)
Sep 10: Lunario del Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City (MX)

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12: ProgPower USA Center stage – Atlanta, GA
Sep 13: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Sep 15: Bull Shooters Saloon – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 16: NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
Sep 17: Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 19: Theatre La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Sep 20: L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
Sep 22: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sep 23: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Sep 24: Reggies – Chicago, IL
More dates to be confirmed soon…

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15: Tante Ju – Dresden (DE)
Oct 16: Turbinen Halle 2 – Oberhausen (DE)
Oct 17: Hedon – Zwolle (NL)
Oct 18: 013 – Tilburg (NL)
Oct 20: Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)
Oct 21: Marble Factory – Bristol (UK)
Oct 22: The Ritz – Manchester (UK)
Oct 23: O2 ABC2 – Glasgow (UK)
Oct 24: The Roadmenders – Northampton (UK)
Oct 26: The 1865 – Southampton (UK)
Oct 27: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR)
Oct 30: Paradise Garage – Lisbon (PT)
Oct 31: Joy Eslava – Madrid (ES)
Nov 01: Sala Apolo (Be Prog! The Madness Day Festival) – Barcelona (ES)
Nov 02: Marche Gare – Lyon (FR)
Nov 04: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
Nov 05: Strom – München (DE)
Nov 06: Substage – Karlsruhe (DE)
Nov 07: C-Club – Berlin (DE)
Nov 08: Rotunda – Krakow (PL)
Nov 10: B90 – Gdansk (PL)
Nov 11: Stodola – Warsaw (PL)

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Ministry – Sixxis: Live At The Palladium, Worcester MA

 

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On a perfect spring/early Summer Worcester, MA evening, the Palladium was absolutely destroyed by the wall of industrial sound known simply as, Ministry. On top of seeing Ministry with new bassist, Tony Campos (Fear Factory), just seeing the living legend that is Al Jorgenson is almost indescribable especially for someone just seeing Ministry for their first time. After finally being able to get to see these icons, I am happy to report that it was even better than I anticipated.

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After opener The Sixxis wrapped up a short set, it was time for the headliner. The stage was set up with a typical raised drum kit in the back center stage, keyboard/samples to left. Up high against the back wall was a giant screen that a projector on the balcony was projecting various images, colors, and video clips that gave each song played its own personality. With a new album out recently, From Beer to Eternity, it did not surprise anyone that most songs played would be from the new release. Some tracks for the new album include opener, ‘Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)’ , ‘PermaWar’, and ‘Perfect Storm’. Not being very familiar with the new album, this was a great way to assure me that I have been messing up and need to get my hands on it. The fans also got a few other goodies from the Ministry archives such as: ‘LiesLiesLies’, ‘Waiting’, ‘Worthless’, ‘Life is Good’, ‘N.W.O.’ and my favorite (which ended up being the closer), ‘Thieves’.

Ministry, by Hillarie Jason Photography

It was a true experience and privilege to be able to see Al Jorgenson play live even in 2015. If you hear from a friend that Ministry is all done or just doesn’t have it anymore, you can tell them they are wrong. Catch this tour if it has yet to come through your town or keep pretending Ministry is washed up.

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WORDS BY TIM LEDIN

PHOTOS BY HILLARIE JASON PHOTOGRAPHY

Video: The Sixxis – Drum Kit Rundown, Tour With Ministry Dates Posted

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Progressive hard rockers The Sixxis is streaming their brand new drum kit rundown video below. The band is the brainchild of lead singer Vladdy Iskhakov. Their digitally released new album Hollow Shrine is now available via Glassville Records, and was produced by three time Grammy winning producer David Bottrill at Goodwill Sound Studios. The band is currently on tour with Ministry across North America.

May 03: The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
May 05: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
May 06: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
May 08: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
May 13: Theatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 15: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
May 19: The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
May 23: Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
Jun 10: House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12: Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC
Jun 14: Flames Central – Calgary, AB
Jun 15: Encore – Edmonton, AB

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