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No more River Of Souls…..

No more River Of Souls….. It's already July 2021…… So, maybe it's time to inform you that 6 months ago, we decided to stop with River Of Souls as a band. The musical style of River Of Souls' music didn't really fit the last line up, so, we mutually agreed it would be best to stop with River Of Souls, and to start a new band, possibly with this same line-up. To 'celebrate' the end of River Of Souls as a band, we're giving a 50% discount on the merch in our webshop, and added freebees where possible. So, please check out our webshop. While stocks last, and, for a limited time ! (To all non-EU customers : There seems to be an occasional error in the webshop's shipping calculator software, so, please ask for the correct shipping price in case the shipping costs appear to be wrong.)

reviews and interviews……

We've received quite an amount of positive reviews by now! They can all be found in the links section of our website. But we also have done some interviews by now, and some of them can be read on the internet.... here are a few links! :   Pete’s rocknews and views, Metal Anarchy, Photogroupie, Volatile Weekly, Nataliez World,

USURPER will be released on may 15th !

On may 15th our new full length cd USURPER will be released ! The eight tracks on “USURPER” continue the musical journey which started with the critically acclaimed debut album “The Well of Urd” (2017), followed by the EP “The Nihilist” (2018) and the single “Prometheus Unbound” (2019). Listeners can again expect a well balanced diversity, ranging from doomy coldness and melodic parts, to straight up tempo death metal, but this time heavier than ever… The album will be available as: -a jewelcase CD with 8 page booklet, -a handnumbered limited edition digipak with a 4 track bonus disc (100pcs), and through popular streaming services.   tracklisting: 1. Harbinger 2. Of Pit And Snare (which will be released as a digital single 30th of March) 3. At Rope's End 4. Usurper 5. A Spirit's Weight 6. Fateweaver 7. The Tightening 8. Aftermath The limited edition digipak will be available for pre-order from the end of March, and contains a bonusdisk with : 1. Prometheus Unbound (released as digital single in 2019) 2. Into The Unlight (demo 2016- previously unreleased) 3. Remembrance (demo 2018 – previously unreleased) 4. God Is Alone (My Dying Bride cover)    

Here's a picture of the new line-up :   fltr : Benjamin, Bart, Paul, Koen, and Mathijs

No new cd this year… but…

We have news…. Both positive and negative. The bad news first : Unfortunately, the recording of the new album came to a halt. The reason : Benjamin, our bassguitarist, isn't able to play for a pretty long while, due to bursitis in his elbow. Because of the nature of this injury, we decided to stop the recordings at once, and simply wait until he's fit enough to proceed. This will definitely take a few months or more, and we're actually pretty sure the album will not be released this year… . But... the good news is : We decided to finish up one song in advance, mixed and mastered it, and it will be released as a digital single on June 24th. It will be available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Napster, CDBaby, and all the other popular streaming services. The track is titled “Prometheus Unbound', has a playing time of 8 minutes, and we're very satisfied with the result.

Line up changes…..

Many people have already seen we're a three piece band again, and here's why: Both Mike and Patrick are very busy with their studies, and it became clear we wouldn't be able to do any gigs for a very long period of time..... ( more than a year, maybe even 2 years). We had to choose between being comfortable with that, or, to let them go. A hard decision to make, but we decided it was best to look for new bandmembers, and let Mike and Patrick go. Forcing them to give the band more attention wasn't an option in our opinion, as it would have a negative impact on the results of their studies. We thank them for their time and effort, and wish them the best. At the moment we're not actively looking for replacements yet, but we intend to do so soon. We're not really sure whether we'll be looking for a leadguitarist and a drummer, or 2 lead/rhythm guitarists. Possibly whatever comes across our path first. But we have some positive news to tell as well!: We're currently finishing up the preproduction stage of our new Full Length album. We'll start in April with tracking the drums and most of the rhythm guitars…. And that's not all ! We'll be posting some preproduction demomaterial on our facebook page EXCLUSIVELY for our followers, for a limited time. So, in case you didn't hit the LIKE button on our fb page, now is a good reason to do so ! Next week we'll post the first one , and it'll be online for a couple of days.

shop updated !

News update about our webshop ! We have added shirts and girlies to our webshop. !But besides that, we're also very pleased to announce that we have upgraded our webshop with SSL encryption and a new shippingcost calculator, so it's easier for you to purchase a shirt or cd and add smaller products without paying too much shipping costs.