Riverside Release New Single/Video ‘Self-Aware’ Off Upcoming Album ‘ID.Entity’

Today, Poland’s pioneering, and leading Progressive Rock band Riverside are pleased to present a second single for their upcoming studio album ‘ID.Entity‘, to be released via InsideOutMusic on January 20th, 2023.

Check out the album’s closing track ‘Self-Aware‘ in its ‘Single Edit’ version and with an entertaining video clip directed by Marcin Zawadziński and Mariusz Duda.

Riverside‘s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about the new single:
Self-Aware’ is a song which summarises the entire album, and talks about how it’s difficult these days to live in a society and ignore all the social changes, how you can’t simply be passive, “shut yourself off”, or “hole up deep in the woods”. We need each other in order to change something in our lives. Not everything can be done single-handedly; “I have to be better than others, I have to be the best” is not a good mantra. We need cooperation to achieve goals. And it’s important that this message comes not from a solo artist, but from a band, whose success lies mostly in cooperation within the band and interaction with their listeners.

ID.Entity‘, the group’s 8th studio album was recorded and mixed in two studios – The Boogie Town Studio in Otwock with Paweł Marciniak and in Serakos studio in Warsaw with Magda and Robert Srzedniccy -, mastered by Robert Szydło and produced by Riverside‘s Mariusz Duda himself. The ‘ID.Entity‘ artwork was created by Polish artist Jarek Kubicki.

A first single off ‘ID.Entity‘ was recently released via the track ‘I’m Done With You‘, which can also be seen here in a video-clip animated and directed by Thomas Hicks: here

Riverside also launched a “Riverside Heavy” playlist featuring ‘I’m Done With You‘ as well as many other heavier tracks from the band’s comprehensive catalogue, which you can check out: here

Here is the standard track-listing for the album:


  1. Friend or Foe? (07:29)
  2. Landmine Blast (04:50)
  3. Big Tech Brother (07:24)
  4. Post-Truth (05:37)
  5. The Place Where I Belong (13:16)
  6. I’m Done With You (05:52)
  7. Self-Aware (8:43)

The bonus material appearing on ‘ID.Entity‘ includes the instrumental tracks “Age of Anger” (11:56) and “Together Again” (06:29) as well as “Friend or Foe? (Single Edit)” (05:59) and “Self-Aware (Single Edit)” (05:29).

The album will be available in the following formats:

–  Ltd. Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook (Disc 1: Album, Disc 2: All 4 bonus tracks, Bluray: All main 9 album tracks in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 and 24bit HighRes Audio mix versions)

–  Ltd. 2CD Mediabook (Disc 1: Album, Disc 2: All 4 bonus tracks)

–  CD Jewelcase

–  Deluxe Digital Album (Including all 4 bonus tracks)

–  Digital album

The album’s vinyl version comes as Gatefold 2LP (With the bonus tracks ‘Age of Anger‘ and ‘Together Again‘ on Side D) in the following variants:

–  Black vinyl: All outlets

–  Orange vinyl: All outlets

– White vinyl: 500x copies via JPC & Burning Shed

–  Yellow vinyl: 500x copies via EMP & Just For Kicks

–  Sky Blue vinyl: 600x copies via Laser’s Edge & CM Distro/Webshop Europe

he pre-order for “ID.Entity” in its various formats is available here:

“ID.Entity”, an album that extends and expands RIVERSIDE’s characteristic sound, but all in a revamped and more dynamic formula, follows 2018’s widely acclaimed ‘Wasteland’ album, which entered the charts in Germany at # 13, The Netherlands at # 28, Switzerland at # 23, Austria at # 39, UK at # 83, Finland at # 30, France at # 97, Czech Republic at # 59 and Poland at # 1.

RIVERSIDE have recently also announced their return to North American stages in February/March 2023 in promotion of “ID.Entity”. Check out the band’s upcoming confirmed live-dates here:

RIVERSIDE – Live 2023:

North American Tour:
February 17th 2023 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

February 18th 2023 Orlando, FL – The Abbey

February 19th 2023 Atlanta, GA – Hell At The Masquerade

February 21st 2023 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

February 22nd 2023 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

February 24th 2023 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater

February 25th 2023 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

February 26th 2023 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone

February 28th 2023 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre

March 1st 2023 Seattle, WA – Neumos

March 3rd 2023 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room

March 4th 2023 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

March 7th 2023 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar And Hall

March 8th 2023 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

March 10th 2023 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

March 11th 2023 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

March 12th 2023 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell

March 14th 2023 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

March 16th 2023 New York, NY – Sony Hall

March 17th 2023 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

March 18th 2023 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall

March 19th 2023 Washington, DC – Black Cat

March 21st 2023 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle


April 15th – 16th 2023 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Prognosis Festival
April 22nd – 23rd 2023 London (UK) – Prognosis Festival

More Riverside live show announcements and further details about ‘ID.Entity’ coming soon…

Michał Łapaj – keyboards and Hammond Organ
Mariusz Duda – vocal, bass
Maciej Meller – guitar
Piotr Kozieradzki – drums

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