RIVERS OF NIHIL Finish New Album. Not Finnish, Finish like Complete

Reading, PA’s Rivers of Nihil have officially completed work on their follow up to The Conscious Seed of Light. The band tracked at Atrium Audio (atriumaudiopa.com), just a short drive from their hometown to Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Guitarist Brody Uttley detailed the equipment and process in a pair of blogs. Read those both HERE and HERE.

The new album’s details will be released within the coming weeks and is tentatively scheduled for a late summer release worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for music, art, tour dates, and more.

Rivers of Nihil‘s debut album, The Conscious Seed of Light, 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 their project with the idea that they would release 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.

Rivers of Nihil‘s lineup is rounded out by guitarists Brody Uttley, vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, and drummer Alan Balamut.

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

No Souls, No Minds Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Dendritic Arbor and Haethen Set to Infect 15 Cities with Extreme Blackened Rage

The month of November will see two of Pennsylvania’s hardest working underground acts set forth on a trek to decimate 15 cities throughout the East Coast and Central US. Pittsburgh’s Blackened Crust Grinders Dendritic Arbor and Philadelphia’s Black Metal Horde Haethen kick the No Souls, No Minds Tour off in Pittsburgh today, November 1, and will commence in leaving a path of entrails throughout the eastern half of the US, capping off the tour with show in Philadelphia, PA

A complete list of dates can be found below.

No Souls, No Minds Tour

Dendritic Arbor & Haethen – No Souls, No Minds Tour 2013

11/01: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop w/ Complete Failure, Wrought Iron

11/02: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs

11/03: Indianapolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Lysura, Burn the Army

11/04: Chicago, IL @ Grandbar

11/05: Milwaukee, WI @ Power Plant

11/06: Louisville, KY @ The Hay Market

11/07: Nashville, TN @ TBA

11/08: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos w/ Double Suns

11/09: New Orleans, LA @ United Bakery w/ Sacridose

11/11: Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot w/ Cesspool, Spectercide, Severed Faith

11/12: Columbia, SC @ USC Metal Cock Radio (Special Live On-Air Performance)

11/13: Fayetteville, NC @ TBA

11/14: Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile

11/15: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Dweller In the Valley, Xeukrate

11/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Cha Cha Razzi w/ Hivelords, Ashencult

For more on the bands, hit up the links below. 

 Dendritic Arbor is set to release a split 7” with El Paso’s Blackened Crust miscreants Communion of Thieves in early 2014 by way of Unholy Anarchy Records.

Be sure to check in periodically HERE for updates.

Check out Dendritic Arbor’s debut EP, Sylvan Matriarch, HERE

“I found the whole EP fascinating, wildly creative, and extremely destructive” – No Clean Singing

Dendritic Arbor Official

Dendritic Arbor on Facebook

Dendritic Arbor on Bandcamp 

Haethen Official

Haethen on Facebook

Haethen on Bandcamp

Unholy Anarchy Records Official

Unholy Anarchy Records Online Store

Unholy Anarchy Records on Facebook

Unholy Anarchy Records on Bandcamp

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