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Montreal, QC – November 20, 2019
For fans of Woods of Ypres, Katatonia, Amorphis, Shawn James, Amigo The Devil
MORGAN RIDER (Vesperia) & THE DEEP DARK RIVER
Premiere Album Stream + New Video “Dread” via Metal Injection
New Album “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” Out November 22nd
L-R: Morgan Rider [Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Percussion], Nathen Morrison [Cello]
Canada’s Morgan Rider & The Deep Dark River will be releasing their new album and the second installment in The Deep Dark River quadrilogy saga – “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” (North Soul Records).
The new album follows the first chapter “King of The Forest” (North Soul Records) issued this past June and now “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” is ready to be experienced by listeners. In advance to its official release on Friday, November 22nd, Morgan Rider & The Deep Dark River have teamed with MetalInjection.net for the album exclusive full stream along with premiering their new music video ‘Dread’.
To hear “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” and to watch ‘Dread’, please visit the following link HERE.
Morgan Rider adds:
“I and the guys are really excited to bring you part 2 of the Deep Dark River Quadrilogy! I have been working so hard on all this music, having the stories connect and the music itself reflecting the plot of each. This is definitely the most time I have ever spent on a music project before. I hope people enjoy it as much I did create it!”
Morgan Rider and The Deep Dark River combine all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.
Album pre-order available here.
11.21 – Kingston, ON – Musiikki
11.22 – Lindsay, ON – Boiling Over’s
12.06 – Bowmanville, ON – Copperwork’s Brew Pub
12.07 – Bracebridge, ON – Kellys Kitchen
12.08 – Ottawa, ON – Bar Robo (Chinatown)
12.14 – Toronto, ON – Friday Roots
12.27 – Perth, ON – Fiddleheads
12.28 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s (LEVIATHAN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY)
01.25 – Campellford, ON – That Little Pub
02.01 – Belleville, ON – The Beaufort Pub
1 – Beneath The Crushing Tides (2:12)
2 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (6:35)
3 – Dread (4:38)
4 – Ignite The Tempests (5:01)
5 – The Seafaerers (4:50)
6 – When The Waves Are Stilled (7:15)
7 – Where the Light May Never Reach (2:53)
8 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (Acoustic) (4:59)
9 – Dread (Acoustic) (4:00)
10 – Ignite The Tempests (Acoustic) (5:33)
11 – The Seafaerers (Acoustic) (5:02)
12 – When The Waves Are Stilled (Acoustic) (5:28)
Album Length: 58:31
Born in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with an often tumultuous childhood. Overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – his love and understanding of music blossomed at an early age. Morgan eventually spending his adolescent and early adult years performing in touring metal bands – appearing on tours and large festivals across North America and Europe.
During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist. As such, Deep Dark River became the name by which he would perform beneath.
While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. In March of 2018, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released digitally worldwide. Morgan began performing live and also toured solo to the Canadian east coast to promote the single. In the summer of 2018, the debut album Deep Dark River was released and supported with a full Canadian solo tour over 5 weeks.
As 2018 neared its end, Morgan called upon his friend Nathen Morrison to contribute cello to the sounds of Deep Dark River, solidifying the project as a duo. The pair immediately began rehearsing and recording the first of a four-album quadrilogy – which Morgan had written the bulk of on his travels. The first single featuring the pair – Starfire – was released in March of 2019 along with the album “King of The Forest” released on June 21st, 2019 via North Soul Records. Not slowing down, the pair have their next album just months later “The Deep Dark Blue” planned for release via North Soul Records on November 22nd, 2019 with its lead single ‘The Seafaerers’.
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