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4th April 2017


After a long break from any live performances due to the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st 2016, Riverside have just successfully completed their return to the stage with two very special sold-out tribute shows in their hometown of Warsaw, Poland in front of more than 4,000 people.

The band have checked in with the following comment:

"Two amazing, cathartic, unforgettable, one-of-a-kind evenings with a one-of-a-kind audience. Now we know. We are definitely moving on.

"And our tour in April and May will also be cathartic and unforgettable – the opening of the new chapter."

Next month Riverside will embark on a European tour dubbed 'Towards The Blue Horizon', consisting of the following dates:

20th April: Olsztyn (Poland) - Nowy Andegrant
21st April: Gdańsk (Poland) - Stary Maneż
22nd April: Poznań (Poland) - B17
23rd April: Wrocław (Poland) - A2
26th April: Wałbrzych (Poland) - Stara Kopalnia
27th April: Katowice (Poland) - Mega Club
28th April: Bielsko Biała (Poland) - Rude Boy
29th April: Bydgoszcz (Poland) - MCK
5th May: Berlin (Germany) - Columbia Theater
6th May: Worpswede (Germany) - Music Hall
7th May: Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
9th May: Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
10th May: Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
12th May: Lyon (France) - MJC Ô Totem
13th May: Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
14th May: Madrid (Spain) - Teatro Barcelo
16th May: Bordeaux (France) - Krakatoa
17th May: Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
19th May: Edinburgh (UK) - Liquid Room
20th May: Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
21st May: Leamington Spa (UK) - Assembly
22nd May: London (UK) - Islington Assembly Hall
24th May: Maastricht, (The Netherlands) - Muziekgieterij
25th May: Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
26th May: Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
27th May: Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
28th May: Cologne (Germany) - Die Kantine
30th May: Kraków (Poland) – Łaźnia

Last October Riverside released a complementary instrumental album entitled 'Eye Of The Soundscape', including thirteen experimental and highly atmospheric compositions, which showcase Riverside's ambient electronic side.

'Eye Of The Soundscape' compiles all the special instrumental Riverside racks previously used as bonus material for the 'Shrine Of New Generation Slaves' and 'Love, Fear And The Time Machine' albums, alongside rare cuts as well as four new songs, 'Where The River Flows', 'Shine', 'Sleepwalkers' and 'Eye Of The Soundscape', into a massive playing time of over one hundred minutes.


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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