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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.

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Kickstarter News

CD Ruins finally arrived

The CD ‘Ruins’ will soon be shipped to all of you who ordered it through our kickstarter campaign including, if chosen, your T Shirt.

For those who ordered the vinyl, you will receive a cd of Ruins as a gift. The vinyl will hopefully be available round December although nothing is certain in the world of vinyl. The gift is our way of saying sorry for the long wait.

But rest assured!

All our merchandise, including T Shirts of Ruins, Departures and some new designs we are working on will soon be available in our webshop.

Stay tuned!

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Mastering of new album Ruins completed

Ruins Album Cover
The mastering process of our new Album Ruins has finally finished. We like to thank Silvia (Studio Moskou) for doing such a terrific job, it sounds amazing.
We also like to thank Floyd Raynor Atema for mixing our album, it was a difficult task but he managed to get the job done beyond our expectations. Well Done!
Now it’s time to reveal the artwork of our brand new album Ruins. The Art work is created by Daniel Martin.
Stay tuned for more details soon!
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New video Line In The Sand

Line In The Sand

The 4th of may is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands. To honour those who have fallen for our freedom, we made a video for the song Line in the Sand. This song was written two years ago, and is about war and all the madness that comes with it. Asking ourselves ‘who’s to decide, who lives and who dies, and who draws the line in the sand’. Sadly, the song is even more actual today than when it was written, with war raging once again in Europe. Lest we forget…

See video Line In The Sand

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YES!! We are live on Kickstarter!! Help us record our 3rd studio album!!

Go to: Our Kickstarter campaign!




We have made several packages to choose from:

  • Downriver Dead Men Pack
  • Downriver Poor Men Pack
  • Downriver Welfare Men pack
  • Downriver Worker Men Pack
  • Downriver Middle-class Men Pack
  • Downriver Rich Men Pack
  • Downriver Filthy Rich Men Pack
  • Downriver Undead Men Pack
  • Living-room concert + Poor Men Pack
  • Downriver LIVE Men Pack
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Great reviews keep coming

Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with all the great reviews of Departures. Reviws seem to be coming from all around the world!

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A few of the reviews can be found on:

Check this superb one on over progdreams-vii-festival