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Rivers Of Nihil

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Below is our complete Rivers Of Nihil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Rivers Of Nihil Posts Performance Video

Rivers of Nihil has posted a brand new performance demonstration video for "Rain Eater" from new album "The Conscious Seed of Light." Check it out below.

The track is among the songs that can be heard live this fall as the band performs a series of headlining shows, plus the NJ Deathfest on Rivers of Nihil's way to join Dying Fetus for a week of shows through the Midwest/east coast.

Rivers of Nihil's debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light," was released yesterday throughout North America and was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. The full album is available for streaming at this location. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming Full Album

Rivers of Nihil's debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light," will be released on October 15th in North America.

Fans may have already heard "Rain Eater," "Soil & Seed," and "Mechanical Trees," but now the band has unveiled a full album stream. Check it out in the player below or over at the band's Metal Blade page here. The album will be streaming until next Monday. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Issues Track-By-Track Breakdown

Rivers of Nihil's debut album, "The Conscious Seed of Light," will be released on October 15th in North America. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan.

While "The Conscious Seed of Light" is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began this project with the idea of releasing four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates: "The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of Spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album's broader concept."

Now, fans can stream a video with audio samples of each track on the album (available below). Adam Biggs also elaborates on the concepts behind each track on the record: More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming New Song

Rivers of Nihil has unveiled a second track from upcoming album, "The Conscious Seed of Light." The brand new song, "Soil & Seed," is streaming at Stereokiller.com here.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates on the track: "Soil & Seed was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and it's been a staple of our live set ever since. We wrote this one for two reasons; to outline the interconnectedness of the earth and all living creatures, and to get people to headbang and stomp around like fucking maniacs. Enjoy!"

"The Conscious Seed of Light," will be released on October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Mechanical Trees" over at this location.

Catch the band live with Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, and Legion:

10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium

w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie's
10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming New Track

Rivers of Nihil has unveiled the second track from upcoming album, "The Conscious Seed of Light."

The brand new song, "Mechanical Trees," can be heard below thanks to NoCleanSinging.com.

Bassist Adam Biggs comments on the track: "The lyrics paint a bleak picture of humanity's future, wherein the environment has become so damaged that we are forced to rely on machines to create breathable oxygen for most living creatures. Eventually, this way of life becomes too much for Earth's dwindling human population, so the powers that be lace the machines with hallucinogenic substances to ease the pain of death. While that seems bleak, this song is actually a lot of fun to play live. It contains some of the more difficult riffs on the record, while also maintaining a good deal of atmosphere."

Rivers of Nihil, which also features vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, guitarists Jon Kunz and Brody Uttley, and drummer Ron Nelson, has added to the band's Fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see Rivers of Nihil touring with Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, and Legion throughout the east coast. Confirmed dates can be seen below.

"The Conscious Seed of Light" will be released on October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Posts Studio Footage

Rivers of Nihil has released the second of three studio videos from the band's recording sessions at Mana Recording Studios in Florida.

The video showcases a bit of drumming from Ron Nelson, as well as some of the various antics that are bound to occur while recording a record with Erik Rutan. Check out the clip below.

"The Conscious Seed of Light," will be released on October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records.

Rivers of Nihil has also added to the band's already busy Fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see Rivers of Nihil touring with Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, and Legion throughout the east coast. More...

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Beneath The Massacre Announces U.S. Shows

Canadian tech-death pioneers Beneath the Massacre will cross the border for an east coast headlining tour this fall, which will be the band's first U.S. appearances in four years.

Sponsored by MetalSucks.net, the tour will feature support from Rings of Saturn, Legions, and Rivers of Nihil. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming New Single

Rivers of Nihil has released the first single from coming album "The Conscious Seed of Light," due out October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. Check out the song "Rain Eater" in the player below, or pre-order the album at this location.

The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said, "Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik."

The album's track listing is:

1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless More...

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Rivers Of Nihil To Release Album

Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil has completed work on the full-length album, "The Conscious Seed of Light." The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan.

Guitarist Brody Uttley said, "Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik."

Artwork for the band's debut full-length was handled by cover artist Dan Seagrave, whose portfolio includes covers for Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation, and Decrepit Birth. Rivers of Nihil ended up sending a brief treatment of the record that included a description of the album with song titles, a few lyrics, etc. to a number of artists the band admires. Every one of the artists seemed interested to a degree; however, it was Dan Seagrave who really seemed like he understood and appreciated what it was the band was going for. And as Brody says, "he really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn't need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master."

"The Conscious Seed of Light" will be released in North America on October 15th. New music, pre-orders, and video content will be released within the next few weeks. The track listing is as follows:

1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Incantation
Acheron
Revocation
Byzantine
Funerus
Leatherwolf
Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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Wretched Announces U.S. Tour With Abiotic

Charlotte, NC's Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central U.S. this August. Joining the band on tour will be Metal Blade artists Abiotic, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil.

The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, NC, and wraps up on August 31st in Lake Worth, FL. Wretched's latest album, "The Exodus of Autonomy," is available now via Victory Records.

08/02 Winson-Salem, NC Ziggy's Winston, Inc.
08/03 Newark, DE Mojo Main
08/04 Jeannete, PA Gators
08/06 Trenton , NJ Championships
08/07 Atco, NJ Devlin's Irish Pub
08/08 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/09 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
08/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
08/11 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes
08/14 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - Studio B
08/19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakesy More...

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Dying Fetus To Tour With Exhumed, Devourment

Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus has announced a North American headline tour for this fall. The tour is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC, running through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.

The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).

Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive Dying Fetus "herbal grinder," a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP souvenir laminate will be available for purchase here. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.

It has also been confirmed that Dying Fetus has re-signed with long time record label Relapse Records. The band commented on the signing:

"We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties."

The band will also return to Europe this summer. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Issues Recording Update

Reading, Pennsylvania's death metal quintet Rivers of Nihil recently entered Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg with Erik Rutan to record the band's Metal Blade Records debut, which is due out before the end of 2013.

Drummer Ron Nelson checked in after completing tracking the drums and here's what he had to say:

"Tracking went awesome; we were right on schedule with how we planned it out and everything went smoothly. Erik and I had very similar visions in the way we wanted the drums to sound and he delivered. Although this is our first full-length release, they're going to be the most natural drums Rivers has had to date and we couldn't be happier with how they sound."

Stay tuned as more studio info is released. Tour dates for the summer are in the works so stay tuned for dates and more studio updates. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Rivers of Nihil. The record label comments:

"The modern progressive death metal quintet, who formed in 2009, was born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania and are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Rivers of Nihil's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession and Decapitated, to name a few."

The band also stated, "We're super stoked to be a part of the Metal Blade family! Being on a such a strong label with some of our favorite bands is truly an honor and we look forward to the future with Metal Blade."

You can listen to the demo version of the new song "Rain Eater" from Rivers of Nihil's upcoming Metal Blade Records full-length debut below. The album will be recorded with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, FL in March of 2013. Stay tuned for further info. Rivers of Nihil is:

Jake Dieffenbach - Vocals
Brody Uttley - Guitars
Jon Kunz - Guitars
Adam Biggs - Bass/Vocals
Ron Nelson - Drums More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Announces Tour With Kamikabe

Modern death metallers Rivers of Nihil and Unique Leader Records' artist Kamikabe have announced an Eastern/Midwestern U.S. tour this coming November. Dates for the trek are available below. Rivers of Nihil also recently released a new music video for the track "(sin)chronos," which can be viewed here.

11.8 - Reading PA @ Reverb w/ Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Wretched, Divination (no Kamikabe)
11.9 - Pittsburgh PA @ The Ironworks
11.10 - Luray VA @ The Attic
11.11 - Raleigh, NC @ Katmandu
11.12 - Chattanooga TN @ Sluggo's
11.13 - Louisville KY @ Vernon Club
11.14 - Chicago IL @ Ultra Lounge
11.15 - Indianapolis IN @ Hoosier Dome
11.16 - Akron OH @ Annabell's
11. 17 - Brooklyn NY @ Public Assembly w/ Dysrhythmia, Loincloth, Stats (no Kamikabe) More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Posts "(sin)chronos" Video Clip

Reading, PA death metal troupe Rivers of Nihil has returned with a new music video for the song "(sin)chronos," which appeared on the 2011 album "Temporality Unbound." The clip was produced, directed, and edited by Matt Spencer and can be viewed below.

Rivers of Nihil recently hit the studio to record a follow-up to last year's album which NoCleanSinging.com called "a genuinely gifted act... that stands head and shoulders above the competition."

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming Demo

Rivers of Nihil, a Pennsylvania band that calls it's sound "deaf metal," is streaming songs from it's recent demo "Temporality Unbound" and tracks from the first demo over on Stereo Killer, where you can listen to the new song "Birth of the Omnisavior." Rivers of Nihil also uploaded a video for the track "Ultimate Sentence," which follows below.

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