RIVERS OF NIHIL Stream New Song

Rivers of Nihil have unveiled the second track from their upcoming album, “The Conscious Seed of Light.” The brand new song, “Mechanical Trees,” is streaming exclusively at NoCleanSinging.com HERE.

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, have added to their Fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see Rivers of Nihil touring with Beneath the MassacreRings of Saturn, and Legion throughout the east coast. Confirmed dates can be seen below, as well as at facebook.com/riversofnihil.

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

Born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, Rivers of Nihil are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Formed in 2009 the modern progressive death metal quintet’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.

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, 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

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

 

RIVERS OF NIHIL Album Pre-Order Available

Rivers of Nihil have released the first single from their debut album “The Conscious Seed of Light,” out October 15 in North America and October 11/14 in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. “Rain Eater” is available for streaming now at metalblade.com/riversofnihil, where fans can also pre-order the album.

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 debut single, “Rain Eater,” is available for streaming now at metalblade.com/riversofnihil, where fans can also pre-order the album.

Artwork for the band’s debut full-length was handled by famed 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.”

Born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, RIVERS OF NIHIL are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Formed in 2009 the modern progressive death metal quintet’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.

Track listing:
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

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
Jake Dieffenbach – vocals
Ron Nelson – drums
Jon Kunz – guitars
Adam Biggs – bass/vocals
Brody Uttley – guitars

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched
08/19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
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
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 St Paul, MN Station 4
10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
0/28   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

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

RIVERS OF NIHIL Announce Debut Full Length

Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil have completed work on their debut 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 famed 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.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL announce debut full length album “The Conscious Seed of Light”
On tour now with Wretched, Abiotic, Allegaeon

“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. Updates will be made available at metalblade.com and on the band’s facebook page, facebook.com/riversofnihil.

Born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, RIVERS OF NIHIL are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Formed in 2009 the modern progressive death metal quintet’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 Conscious Seed of Light” track listing:
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

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
Jake Dieffenbach – vocals
Ron Nelson -mdrums
Jon Kunz – guitars
Adam Biggs – bass/vocals
Brody Uttley – guitars

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched
08/15 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
08/16 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater – Studio B
08/18 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
08/19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
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
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 St Paul, MN Station 4
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

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

SETH Premiere New Track

French black metal innovators SETH released the first new track from their forthcoming album, The Howling Spirit. A lyric video for the song Scars Born From Bleeding Stars is streaming now via SMN News. The Howling Spirit is slated for a North American release date on June 11.

SETH recently reactivated following the re-release of their critically acclaimed 1998 debut Les Blessures de I’Ame. The new edition is remastered and includes two bonus tracks and brand new artwork. The re-issue is currently available on Season of Mist’s E-shop as CD and hand-numbered, double gatefold LP limited to 500 copies.

Regarding the new incarnation of the band, band leader Heimoth issued the following statement:

“This is some exceptional moment for us as we are now officially back on the very same label that released our first album in ’98 and I guess this truly makes our recent comeback even more worthwhile. Both parts have taken different directions for more than 10 years but we are thrilled to unveil The Howling Spirit together. I personally feel this is a significant step forward born from the special relationship the band and SOM have had through the years.”

SETH news and tour information available the SETH Facebook page.

 

MORBID ANGEL Announce Festival Tour Dates

Death metal icons MORBID ANGEL announced new tour dates. The band is scheduled to play  Mexico‘s “Hell and Heaven Fest 2013” on May 18. Following the festival, the band will return to South America playing a string of dates throughout Brazil, starting on May 21 in Porto Alegre, onwards to Sao Paulo on May 23, and ending the run on May 25 at the Curitiba Music Hall. MORBID ANGEL will travel to Europe the following month, for a performance at “Hellfest Open Air”, in Clisson, France on June 22.

MORBID ANGEL is touring in support of their latest album Illud Divinum Insanus (released by Season of Mist June 2011). Illud… is MORBID ANGEL’s eighth studio release and is the first album in 16 years to feature bassist/vocalist David Vincent.

A full listing of MORBID ANGEL tour dates can be found below.

“… they’re the most important band in the genre’s (death metal) history”– Decibel

“Great bands take risks… llud Divinum Insanus is a real risk, and for that, MORBID ANGEL should be applauded, haters be damned” – Revolver

MORBID ANGEL Tour Dates:

5-18-2013 @ HELL AND HEAVEN METAL FEST 2013, GUADALAJARA MEXICO
5-21-2013 @ OPINIAO, PORTO ALEGRE / BRAZIL
5-23-2013 @ CINE JOIA, SAO PAULO /SP BRAZIL
5-25-2013 @ MUSIC HALL , CURITIBA / PR BRAZIL
6-22-2013 @ HELLFEST OPEN AIR, CLISSON FRANCE

For information on the shows and venues, please visit:
http://www.themetalfest.cl
http://www.hellandheavenfest.com/2013/
http://www.cinejoia.tv
http://www.opiniao.com.br
http://www.hellfest.fr/

 

CHAOSTAR Debut New Song

Neoclassical outfit CHAOSTAR, the worldly musical project of SEPTICFLESH main-man Christos Antoniou, debuted a new song off of their forthcoming record, Anonima. The track, Truth Will Prevail is streaming now at here.

CHAOSTAR (Antoniou – instruments, composition, Androniki Skoula – vocals, Fotis Benardo – percussion, George Diamantopoulos – traditional instruments, Charalampos Paritsis – electric violin, and John Thermos – synths) is born out of Antoniou’s love of both classical and challenging music. The projects influence ranges from the aforementioned neoclassical works, to ancient Byzantine and Far Eastern sounds, and covers a wide range of soundscapes, languages, and vocals. This truly worldly project is fronted by the amazing Androniki Skoula and features guest vocal appearances by David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) and Fernando Ribeiro (MOONSPELL).

The first pressing of Anomima will be a limited edition, deluxe double digipack that will include a one-hour bonus DVD entitled Anomimata as well as an exclusive bonus track titled Canticles 2. Anomima will see release on May 28 in North America (May 10 in Europe and the rest of the world). Pre-orders are now available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Anomima tracklisting:

1. 間 (MA)
2. Un pensiero per il destino
3. Sorrow Descending
4. Medea
5. Dilate the Time
6. Les réminiscences extatiques
7. Truth Will Prevail
8. Όμορφη κόρη
9. The Charmer
10. L’idée fixe
11. Misery’s King

Updated CHAOSTAR news available at the Season of Mist website and Facebook page, and CHAOSTAR Facebook page.

 

SEASON OF MIST Christmas Competition Ends

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Satan Claus’ Christmas competition on Season of Mist’s website is now over!

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Thanks to all contestants who participated and sent us their answers, but there could only be so many winners a day

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Here is the list of all 31 questions featured in Season of Mist’s 2012 December calendar, with their respective answers (we admit some questions were rather tricky, so correct alternatives were accepted too):

01) NOTHNEGAL “Decadence”
Q: Which ocean surrounds the home of NOTHNEGAL?
A: The Indian Ocean

02) KELLS “Anachromie”
Q: KELLS singer Virginie Goncalves has been helping out which other French band live for a couple months?
A: ETHS

03) DODECAHEDRON “Dodecahedron”
Q: Under which name did DODECAHEDRON start out before changing it?
A: Order of the Source Below

04) TERRORIZER “Hordes of Zombies”
Q: Which legendary frontman plays bass on TERRORIZER’s “Hordes of Zombies” album?
A: David Vincent (Morbid Angel)

05) V.A. MORBID ANGEL “Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes”
Q: Name three of the famous Electro / Indus artists remixing MORBID ANGEL
A: IGORRR, XYTRAS, LAIBACH, TAMTRUM, SKOLD, TREPONEM PAL, PUNISH YOURSELF vs SONIC AREA…

06) DRUDKH “Eternal Turn of the Wheel”
Q: How many albums have DRUDKH released including “Eternal Turn of the Wheel”?
A: 9

07) CYNIC “The Portal Tapes”
Q: Who is singing on “The Portal Tapes”?
A: Aruna Abrams (& Paul Masvidal)

08) SAINT VITUS “Blessed Night”
Q: What was the name of SAINT VITUS’ advance 7″ single for “Lillie: F-65”?
A: “Blessed Night”

09) BLACK SHEEP WALL “No Matter Where It Ends”
Q: BLACK SHEEP WALL originate from which Californian town?
A: Moorpark

10) ETHS “III”
Q: How many English language songs are on the French limited edition of ETHS’ album “III”?
A: 2 (“Music” and “7”)

11) GHOST BRIGADE “In the Woods (Jonny Wanha Remix) – Soulcarvers (Acoustic)”
Q: GHOST BRIGADE released an acoustic version of which song on the “In the Woods” 7″ single?
A: “Soulcarvers”

12) SAINT VITUS “Lillie: F-65”
Q: What is SAINT VITUS’ album title “Lillie: F-65” referring to?
A: A depressant (“downer”) drug that came in capsules marked “Lilly F65”

13) ETHS “Soma”
Q: How many albums did ETHS release after “Soma”?
A: 2

14) CARACH ANGREN “Where the Corpses Sink Forever”
Q: CARACH ANGREN are based in which country?
A: The Netherlands / Holland

15) ENGEL “Blood of Saints”
Q: ENGEL mastermind Niclas Engelin is also playing in which other famous Swedish band?
A: In Flames

16) BLACKLODGE “MachinatioN”
Q: French Industrial Black Metal elite BLACKLODGE consist of how many members?
A: 3

17) SETH “Les Blessures de l’Ame”
Q: In what year was SETH’ acclaimed album “Les Blessures de l’Ame” originally released?
A: 1998

18) DESTRÖYER 666 “Phoenix Rising”
Q: On which continent did DESTRÖYER 666 begin to conquer the world?
A: Australia

19) KHONSU “Anomalia”
Q: KHONSU mastermind Steffen Gronbech cooperated with his brother on which other release?
A: KEEP OF KALESSIN’s “Reclaim” EP

20) THE CASUALTIES “Resistance”
Q: THE CASUALTIES are mustering “Resistance” against the system with what style of music?
A: Punk

21) UNDERCROFT “Ruins of Gomorrah”
Q: Name two of the famous guest singers and their bands contributing on UNDERCROFT’s album “Ruins of Gomorrah”?
A: L.G. Petrov (ENTOMBED), Matti Karki (DISMEMBER), Erik Danielsson (WATAIN), Tobias Sidegård (NECROPHOBIC)

22) THE CHARIOT “One Wing”
Q: THE CHARIOT were founded by which vocalist, who left what band in order to do that?
A: Josh Scogin, NORMA JEAN

23) WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH “Voyeur”
Q: How many albums have WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released on Season of Mist?
A: 1

24) WATAIN “The Vinyl Reissues”
Q: Which WATAIN albums has Season of Mist re-released on LP in November 2012?
A: “Rabid Death’s Curse“, “Casus Luciferi“, “Sworn to the Dark“, “Lawless Darkness”

25) RAGE NUCLÉAIRE “Unrelenting Fucking Hatred”
Q: In which band did RAGE NUCLÉAIRE vocalist Lord Worm scream before?
A: Cryptopsy

26) THE CONTORTIONIST “Intrinsic”
Q: Do THE CONTORTIONIST base their lyrical subjects on science or religion?
A: Science

27) A LIFE ONCE LOST “Ecstatic Trance”
Q: Which band did A LIFE ONCE LOST cover on the limited edition of “Ecstatic Trance”?
A: KILLING JOKE “Asteroid”

28) HELL MILITIA “Jacob’s Ladder”
Q: Which band member founded HELL MILITIA and what instrument does he play?
A: T. Persecutor (lead guitar)

29) VERA CRUZ “Skinandteethandnails”
Q: Which famous director shot VERA CRUZ’ video clip “The Game”?
A: Ian McFarland

30) KYLESA “From the Vaults Vol. I”
Q: KYLESA released which new song on “From the Vaults Vol. I”
A: “End Truth”

31) KOLDBRANN “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott”
Q: Which track of KOLDBRANN’s forthcoming album “Vertigo” was also released as a 7″ single?
A: “Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott”

The winners will be informed by email and their names will be posted on Season of Mist’s Facebook page.