In March 2016 Viridanse released the new video for " Disordine " , the album's opening track , directed by Andrea DiBartolo. Meanwhile, the band began working on new songs for a new musical project and an album planned for early 2017. The album titled "Hansel & Gretel e la Strega Cannibale", is a concept inspired to the fairy tale, telling about the decline of the present civilization and the devastating aspects of the society in which we live.
During June 2016 Fabrizio Calabrese leaves the band and Erik Nalin replaces him as drummer.
With the partially renovated line up, Viridanse begin recording the new album in October and November 2016, in evocative settings of the Teatro Comunale di Alessandria (still closed to the public for renovations). The production is entrusted to the hands of Lorenzo Stecconi, already known for collaborations and productions of Zu, Ufomammut and many others.
The musical project also involves a group of graphic artists, actors, photographers, painters for the creation of a short film inspired by the concept of the album.
In November 2016 Rave Up Records publishes the whole Blaue Reiter production in vinyl. The LP, produced by Rave Up Records and inspired by the musical journalist Federico Guglielmi, titled “My Inner Thoughts” is a nine songs album with the original recordings of the band from 1981-1982.
Blaue Reiter were a seminal group of Italian new wave of the early eighties and since their breakup were born Viridanse. In 2017 the Viridanse will play some songs of the Blaue Reiter live, together with the new repertoire.