(Agoura Hills, California) – Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of RIVERS OF NIHIL. 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.
The 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.
“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.”
Listen to the demo version of the new song Rain Eater from the upcoming Metal Blade Records full-length debut, which will be recorded with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, FL in March of 2013.
Stay tuned to the band’s official Facebook page for updates from the studio and release date info.
About the Band:
The members honed their chops as high schoolers in various bands in the Reading scene, eventually coming together to form RIVERS OF NIHIL in 2009.
They recorded their first EP Hierarchy that year with Carson Slovak (Century), regularly toured the Northeast and Midwest, and scored local opening gigs for the likes of Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, and Misery Index. Two years later they regrouped with producer Len Carmichael to record their next EPTemporality Unbound, which saw the band earn recognition in the national metal scene as well as start to attract the attention of record labels and eventually saw the band signing with Metal Blade Records in late 2012.
RIVERS OF NIHIL is:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitars
Jon Kunz – Guitars
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Ron Nelson – Drums
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