A dutch review about our gig at ‘Kijkhuis’ (9th March 2023). written by 3voor12. We are very happy with this review.
Live Show 9th of March in “Het Kijkhuis”
Thursday 9th of March we’ll be playing a very special live performance at movie theatre Het Kijkhuis in Leiden. It will be a selection of old and new songs accompanied by beautiful visuals on a big movie screen.
It’s going to be special….
Tickets are available through link below
Don’t wait too long because it’s a limited seated event
See you there!
Review Ruins By Background Magazine
“The band delivers another album that is top notch. More cohesive then it’s previous one. It is also darker and heavier, but still post rock as only DDMG can play. The band has risen to another level and I can only give a compliment for that, because the bar to raise was absolutely high. Every song is an adventure on its own and all songs make the circle complete and tells the story that needed to be told. That this album is only 43 minutes long is possibly the only point of criticism, but I can forgive the guys. I only bow my head and say: thank you for another gem! “
Happy New Year
We would like to thank everyone who supported us in 2022. Be it by participating in our crowdfunding campaign, buying our music, writing great reviews or just letting them know how much they enjoy our new album Ruins. We have some very special things lined up for the new year including the official release shows of Ruins. Stay tuned for further details! For now, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year and we'll see you on the other side!
RIP Gees Christensen
Today we received the sad news that Steen Gees Christensen, who played duduk on Departure from our second album, passed away on December the 26th at the age of 76.
Our sympathy goes out to his family.
Review Ruins by BetreutesProggen
Happiness is found downstream. say. Which is why said Dead Men are making their way there. However, when you listen to Downriver Dead Men Go, you get the feeling that the band from Leiden (that's fitting!) joins this band. Gloomy, pathetic, melancholic, dead sad, suffering - one actually fears that DDMG have buried themselves a little too much in their badly staged sadness. The title track, which introduces the third album by the Dutchmen, begins with a melancholy metallic sound - pulpy keyboards form the basis on which two guitars can build up. It has a little something of Paradise Lost - this drama, this bombast. Read the full review
Review Ruins by Saiten Kult
The group from Leiden in the Netherlands, now labeled as Cinematic Post Rock, naturally lives it out again in the realms of post rock on their third album. However, 'Ruins' does not traverse the usual wasteland. DOWNRIVER DEAD MEN GO sometimes build up the atmosphere of their compositions with cinematic elements, thus penetrating the usual melancholy that could also come from the Scandinavian region. Click here to read the full review.
First review of Ruins by MLWZ.PL
The new album is another musical step forward for Downriver Dead Men Go and shows a slightly heavier and darker side of the band. The individual tracks that fill the program of the album "Ruins" have a wide dynamic range: from exploding guitars to a gentle whisper and touch the boundaries of different musical styles. However, to simplify the matter as much as possible, let's assume that it is spatial post rock in the truest sense of the word. Click here to read the full review.
Prog Magazine Review “A Sunday in September”
Dutch combo Downriver Dead Men go provide an instant contrast – “Their undeniable morose and downbeat style exploring far darker territory. With a vibe similar to Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, theirs is a set of doom-laden textures, slow-building intensity and almost unrelenting tension.” Guitarist Michel Varkevisser delivers some lovely fretboard manoeuvres, channelling Gilmour in opener Ruins, jangling Chris Isaac in Walking Away and going frenetic during the big set closer Stone in My Heart.
Our new album Ruins will be released in November
Album Ruins will be released through Freia Music on November 24, with the vinyl release following on February 23 in 2023.
The Ruins T-Shirt and Mug (limited) can already be bought in our webshop.
In the meantime you can listen to our new track “Line in the Sand” on Youtube.