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Riverside is the name of at least five different bands:

1. A band from Warsaw, Poland, founded in 2001 by Mariusz Duda (bass guitar, vocal), Piotr Grudziński (electric guitar) and Piotr Kozieradzki (drums), who shared a love for and . Up to 2003 Jacek Mielnicki was playing keyboard in the band, but some conflicts led him to leave the band, and in the same year the new keyboardist Michał Łapaj joined. Following their 2003 debut Out Of Myself, the band were signed by major prog label InsideOut, releasing Second Life Syndrome in 2005. Riverside’s music has been described as a mix between, Pink Floyd, Anathema, Opeth, and Dream Theater, containing long, ethereal keyboard-laden passages and heavy, crunchy metal riffs. Rapid Eye Movement was leaked on the internet in August 2007, and was released in the end of September in Europe, October 09 in the US. In the summer of 2007 Riverside supported Dream Theater in the European leg of their tour.

In 2009 they released their album Anno Domini High Definition. Mariusz Duda had the following to say about the album on January 27, 2009: “We have gone from Warsaw, we have changed the studio and the producer. We care deeply about creating a coherent record and that is why most probably there are only going to be five songs on it. The material will be energetic, multifarious, and - I hope so - very good for live performances. It will be a story about liquid modernity, life in a constant hurry, stress and anxiety about the future. A picture of our times in 1920 x 1080 definition.”


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  • sicass


    14 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • Cynic_Raven

    I LOVE <3...

    13 Jul 6:21pm Reply
  • IkkiMaita

    Second Life Syndrome best!

    10 Jul 4:11am Reply
  • Thradar

    Why does this band not get more credit? I currently going through some serious relationship issues with my wife. I've never really sad down and picked apart some of their songs, but recently did. Feel Like Falling, Used to Us, Loose Heart and many others hit me square over the head with a very heavy if I were living the songs that were written. This band is unbelievably good.

    1 Jul 12:47am Reply
  • yanya-dt


    14 Jun 4:11pm Reply
  • oralny_grzech

    kiedyś jakoś leciało ; obecnie nie umiem słuchać

    5 Jun 8:10am Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Najgorszy (ex aequo z polonezem) produkt polskiej myśli jakiejkolwiek. Autentycznie najpotworniejszy zespół świata. Bardziej koszmarny nawet od Anathemy.

    29 May 1:31pm Reply
  • Whiplashock

    Замечательная группа

    21 May 8:32am Reply
  • tsudduth24

    Left Out on ADHD is unbelievably great!

    21 May 2:24am Reply
  • lucek666

    Zdjęcia z koncertu w Warszawie:

    28 Apr 9:17pm Reply
  • emitt The official fanpage of George, The Bird from Michał's keyboard. If you haven't checked it... :D

    27 Apr 10:54pm Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    Been waiting to see Riverside for years! Now seen them twice in just over a year. Well worth the wait! Amazing in both Glasgow and Edinburgh! I can't wait to see them back in Scotland!!!

    17 Apr 8:00am Reply
  • leifel

    Parasomnia from Rapid Eye Movement is pure perfection. It kicks me off this planet like I've never been here at all.

    11 Apr 1:38pm Reply
  • Margelle

    thats not Riverside on yt...

    1 Apr 8:00pm Reply
  • mark4all

    Pure perfection

    14 Mar 1:49pm Reply

    Is there a decent bootleg from Second Life Syndrome era?

    1 Mar 2:16pm Reply
  • michciu4

    Second Life Syndrome is best to begin with, ADHD if you want something heavier

    28 Feb 6:25pm Reply
  • Darkes7

    I'd say Second Life Syndrome or Rapid Eye Movement, they are the most balanced in terms of the mellow/heavy aspects. Out of Myself and SoNGS are mostly softer, ADHD is the most energetic by far.

    24 Feb 12:42am Reply
  • KungFuHamster__

    Best album to start with?

    18 Feb 7:13pm Reply
  • Thradar

    Soooooooooooooooooo good.

    2 Feb 6:45pm Reply
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