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 […]
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 […]
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! Downriver on Facebook A few of the reviews can be found on: Check this superb one on www.progradar.org www.melodicmetal.it progcritique.com www.musicinbelgium.net www.darkentries.be neoprog.eu www.progwereld.org musikreviews.de proggies.ch www.streetclip.tv www.rockportaal.nl www.progwereld.org over […]
We just learnt that a great review of our latest album Departures is printed in a leading Dutch music magazine called OOR. For our Dutch fans, please read the article here:
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The album Departures is available, you can order them now. Send us an e-mail with your name and address. We will contact you with further information about the payment. The album costs are € 15,-, and together with shippingcosts it’s € 20,-. E-mail adres: email@example.com
We just learnt that a great review of our album Tides is printed in a leading Dutch music magazine called OOR, issue 11. For our Dutch fans, please read the article here: Translated version: The genre of Prog Rock seems to be the exclusive playing ground of Steven Wilson (and his various bands) and bands […]
The album Tides is available again, you can order them now. Send us an e-mail with your name and address. We will contact you with further information about the payment. The album costs are € 8,-, and together with shippingcosts it’s € 10,-. E-mail adres: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very pleased to announce that we singed a deal with Freia Music for the global distribution and promotion of our latest album Tides. This means in the near future the album will be available again. In the meantime you can listen to our album at Spotify or buy the albrum tracks as mp3’s […]
Iedere stroming leidt uiteindelijk tot een tegenstroming, ook in de muziek. In de overvloed van grunge begin jaren 90 ontstond slowcore (of sadcore), waarbij de inhoud en vorm van de alternatieve rock werd teruggebracht tot een minimale en atmosferische invulling. Bekende exponenten van deze muzieksoort zijn onder meer Low en Red House Painters, die ieder […]
Downriver Dead Men Go is a cinematic post-rock band from Leiden, the Netherlands. Their highly anticipated third album RUINS will be released in 2022.
The new album will be another musical step forward for the band, showing a heavier side of DDMG. The songs on RUINS have a wide dynamic range, from exploding guitars to a thin whisper, exploring the boundaries of various musical and filmic styles. Cinematic post-rock in the truest sense!
DDMG previously released two critically acclaimed albums: Tides in 2015 and Departures in 2018, gathering a loyal and ever-growing fanbase. Both albums feature a mesmerizing, atmospheric, melancholic sound, ranging from post-rock to touches of prog and dark wave. Slow, sad and beautiful, they are the ultimate soundtrack to a dark and rainy day, covering themes of loss and loneliness.
A live performance of DDMG wraps you in a warm blanket of melancholia. Dark and brooding vocals, haunting, melodic guitars and imposing keyboard soundscapes, combined with low lighting and video projections, set the mood for an evening to remember.
DDMG is: Gerrit Koekebakker (vocals/guitars), Michel Varkevisser (guitars/backing vocals), Peter van Dijk (keys), Menno Kolk (bass guitar), and Marcel Heijnen (drums).
In 2022 and 2023 DDMG will be promoting their new album RUINS with live performances in the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. New dates and venues will be added soon.
The highly anticipated third album RUINS by Downriver Dead Men Go was recorded in 2021 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. RUINS shows a darker and heavier side of DDMG, covering themes of loss, war and mental health. Expect some big and heavy guitars, combined with the beautiful, intimate melodies and haunting vocals they are known for.
Singer Gerrit: “This album is our best performance to date. We have taken our songwriting and use of dynamics to the next level. Every band member excelled in the studio. We are very proud of the new music and can't wait to get this album out into the world. We look forward to performing these songs live and seeing our fans at one of the gigs!”
The album artwork is by painter, sculptor, and good friend Daniel Martin.
RUINS by Downriver Dead Men Go will be released in 2022 on Freia Music on cd, vinyl, and on all digital platforms.
OOR: “The best-kept prog rock secret from the Netherlands”
PROGRADAR: “The musicianship on Departures is as fine a production as you could wish, oozing with slick, languid rhythms and blossoming crescendos”
NEOPROG: “A deep and dragging voice like that of Leonard Cohen, some sound experiments, sound effects, if you dive into Departures, you’re drowning”
PROGGIES: “DDMG does a really good job translating their ideas and feelings in music"
PROGWERELD: “Enjoying the most beautiful sounds, as if Ennio Morricone has joined a post-rock band”
ZINE: “Tides is the soundtrack for an imaginary film”
OOR: “Tides is a collection of stunning melodies”
PROGRADAR: “If you are partial to a bout of emotionally dark, slow rock when the fancy takes, then I urge you to buy this”
|June 2022||Ruins Garden Tour||Undisclosed locations (private concert)|
|Sept 26, 2019||Paardcafe (+support by Sky Architect)||The Hague|
|Sept 13, 2019||The Box||Katwijk aan Zee|
|June 21, 2019||Art House, Zijldijk 36 (private show)||Leiderdorp|
|Febr 1, 2019||Parkvilla||Alphen a/d/ Rijn|
|Nov 10, 2018||Altstad||Eindhoven|
|Jun 15, 2018||Gebr. De Nobel||Leiden|
|Mar 10, 2018||Release show cd Departures||Katwijk De Schuit|
|Mar 04, 2018||Progdreams VII, Day 3||Zoetermeer Cultuurpodium Boerderij|
|Feb 09, 2018||Vrijplaats||Leiden|
|Jan 19, 2018||Warm Winter Fest||Katwijk Vredeskerk|
|Nov 11, 2017||Loevestein Sessions 3||The Hague|
|July 7, 2017||Atelier Haagweg 4||Leiden|
|May 27, 2017||Tivoli Vredenburg||Utrecht aftershow Woven Hand|
|Mrt 11, 2017||Pop Podium de Beuk||Barendrecht|
|Feb 25, 2017||De Schuit||Katwijk|
|Feb 17, 2017||SCUM||Katwijk|
|Feb 14, 2017||Koffiehuis||Noordwijk|
|Jan 07, 2017||Tivoli Vredenburg||Utrecht|
|Dec 10, 2016||Cultuurpodium Boerderij||Zoetermeer|
|Nov 25, 2016||Rockcafe Lazarus||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Oct 21, 2016||De Koornbeurs||Delft, The Netherlands|
|Sep 10, 2016||Bonte Kraai||Katwijk Aan Zee|
|Jun 04, 2016||Qbus||Leiden|
|May 07, 2016||Pitcher||Haarlem|
|Apr 09, 2016||Den Engel||Scheveningen|
|Apr 01, 2016||Atelier Haagweg 4||Leiden|
|Mar 19, 2016||Pop Podium de Beuk||Barendrecht|
|Feb 27, 2016||Nederland 3||Wateringen|
|Feb 15, 2016||Dwaze Zaken||Amsterdam|
|Feb 06, 2016||Studio Gonz||Gouda|
|Dec 04, 2015||Haags Pop Centrum||Den Haag|
|Oct 24, 2015||Vrijplaats||Leiden|
|Oct 15, 2015||Jeltes||Haarlem|
|Sep 20, 2015||Live 071 radio||Leiden|
|Sep 18, 2015||Koornbeurs||Delft|
|Sep 12, 2015||De Bonte Kraai||Katwijk|
|Sep 03, 2015||De Paap||The Hague|
|Sep 01, 2015||Gebr De Nobel||Leiden|
|Jun 27, 2015||cafe pitcher||Haarlem|
|Jun 20, 2015||'S-HeerenLooLands Festival||Noordwijk|
|Jun 12, 2015||De Roskam||Katwijk Aan De Rijn Presentation CD Tides|
|Jun 07, 2015||Hellas Sport||Zaandam|
|May 31, 2015||Midvliet FM||Leidschendam|
|Apr 24, 2015||Scum||Katwijk|
|Apr 10, 2015||Musicon||Den Haag|
|Mar 29, 2015||Unity FM||Leiderdorp|
|Mar 05, 2015||Manifesto cafe||Hoorn|