"Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" will be released via InsideOutMusic internationally on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 18, 2013.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 21, 2013.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 25, 2013.
NORTH AMERICA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
"SONGS" is receiving phenomenal reactions from media and among others it was recently elected "album of the month" in the 02/13 issue of Germany's leading Prog Magazine ECLIPSED with an amazing 9/10 points review.
"Celebrity Touch", the first single off "SONGS" was released as digital download on December 17th, 2012 in Europe with an edit-version as b-side. Get the single via iTunes here.
RIVERSIDE are now launching the first video-clip for this song. The video clip was directed by Mateusz Winkiel of Mania Studio and its premiere can be watched on the IOM YouTube-Channel here.
RIVERSIDE's Mariusz Duda comments about the video as follows:
"So here it is, our second-ever video clip and I have to admit - I'm very happy that we had the opportunity to shoot a video for the first single from the new album. "Celebrity Touch" reflects the times we live in. I think everyone has a deep need to feel important somehow, but unfortunately, this need is rarely satisfied. Of course some people do get the chance, mostly, people connected with the so-called celebrity world. This is a story about someone who satisfied this feeling a bit too much and about the band that...chose to play away from the galleries with shitty works. This is our first cooperation with Mania Studio - very talented guys from Poland!"
An album-online-teaser with more music samples here.
The standard album's tracklisting reads as follows:
RIVERSIDE - "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves"
1. New Generation Slave (4:17)
2. The Depth of Self-Delusion (7:39)
3. Celebrity Touch (6:48)
4. We Got Used To Us (4:12)
5. Feel Like Falling (5:17)
6. Deprived [Irretrievably Lost Imagination] (8:26)
7. Escalator Shrine (12:41)
8. Coda (1:39)
Next to the standard CD and the Digital Download version, "SONGS" are also be available as limited edition Mediabook-2CD with an expanded 32-pages booklet and as Gatefold-2LP version with 180 gr. vinyl. Both those versions include 2 special "Night Session" bonus tracks.
All different physical formats are available for pre-order in Europe from the IOM webshop.
The 2LP will be available everywhere on black vinyl and alternatively also as strictly limited (200x copies only!) blue-grey coloured version exclusively via the IOM webshop here.
The artwork for the "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves" album as well as for the "Celebrity Touch" single was designed once again by Travis Smith / www.seempieces.com, who has already worked on all the previous releases of the band as well as for artists like Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Anathema, Nevermore or Opeth.
"SONGS" was recorded at Serakos studio in Warsaw, Poland (where the "Reality Dream" trilogy" was also tracked) with Magda Srzednicka and Robert Srzednicki.