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Riverside To Continue As Trio Following Piotr's Death

09/26/2016
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(Prog) Riverside have announced that they'll continue as a trio following the death of guitarist Piotr Grudzinski. Grudzinski died in February this year aged 40 after suffering a heart attack. As a result, the band put all activities on hold while they decided if they'd carry on without their founding member.

Now Mariusz Duda, Piotr Kozieradzki and Michal Lapaj have released a statement confirming they'll continue - and plan to play their first live set on the anniversary of Grudzinski death.

The band say: "We have decided that we are not going to do a casting for a new guitarist. Thus we have ceased to be a quartet and have become a trio. In this lineup we will prepare our new studio album. Both in the recording studio and on tour - if we get back to touring - we will be playing with session guitarists, who are our friends. But the lineup of Riverside will be as shown in the picture.

"Yes, we do realise that this is not going to be the same band. We know that for many of you the story of Riverside ends here, this year, and that Eye Of The Soundscape might be the last Riverside album you'll buy.

"We know that some of you can't imagine this band without the characteristic guitar of Piotr Grudzinski and for you Riverside has ceased to exist. But our story is not over yet - with a flaw, with a scar, with a wealth of new experiences, we have decided to go on." Read more here.

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