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.

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SOUL REMNANTS Release HPGD Debut Album

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has released the second album from Massachusetts black/death beasts Soul Remnants and entitled “Black And Blood” on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description: 

Soul Remnants make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with their punishing sophomore album “Black And Blood”. Hailing from Massachusetts, Soul Remnant’s journey further into the darkness… revealing the shattered sound of destroyed souls. Following the road of corpses left by legends like Death, Suffocation, Carcass and Deicide, “Black And Blood” is a transformative concoction; thrashing together elements of Scandinavian Black Metal, old school Floridian/brutal Death Metal and unearthly mind searing guitar solos. The end result is an overflowing cauldron of blood, which spews forth pure bone-crushing madness! The release comes housed in a high quality 6 panel digipak complete with full lyrics and showcases the stellar “Black And Blood” artwork. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death, Decapitated, Deicide, Hypocrisy, Monstrosity, Rivers Of Nihil, Slayer, Suffocation and Terrorizer. 

Order your copy of the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd073.html
Listen to the entire album for free then purchase the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/black-and-blood

Listen to the full track “Incinerator” at http://youtu.be/rIAcHGrJCTA
TRACK LISTING:
1. Chopwork II
2. Cauldron Of Blood
3. Incinerator
4. Symptoms Of Death
5. Dead Black (Heart Of Ice)
6. Rape Casket
7. No Afterlife
8. The Antifaith
9. Reanimation

SOUL REMNANTS New Album Set for Halloween Release

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions signed Massachusetts black/death beasts Soul Remnants and will release their new album “Black And Blood” on October 31 on CD and Digital formats

Below is the official description:

Soul Remnants make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with their punishing sophomore album “Black And Blood”. Hailing from Massachusetts, Soul Remnant’s journey further into the darkness… revealing the shattered sound of destroyed souls. Following the road of corpses left by legends like Death, Suffocation, Carcass and Deicide, “Black And Blood” is a transformative concoction; thrashing together elements of Scandinavian Black Metal, old school Floridian/brutal Death Metal and unearthly mind searing guitar solos. The end result is an overflowing cauldron of blood, which spews forth pure bone-crushing madness! The release comes housed in a high quality 6 panel digi-pak complete with full lyrics and showcases the stellar “Black And Blood” artwork. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death, Decapitated, Deicide, Hypocrisy, Monstrosity, Rivers Of Nihil, Slayer, Suffocation and Terrorizer. 

Pre-order your copy of the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd073.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/black-and-blood

Listen to the full track “Incinerator” at http://youtu.be/rIAcHGrJCTA
TRACK LISTING:
1

. Chopwork II
2. Cauldron Of Blood
3. Incinerator
4. Symptoms Of Death
5. Dead Black (Heart Of Ice)
6. Rape Casket
7. No Afterlife
8. The Antifaith
9. Reanimation

ALLEGAEON Release Performance Demo; Tour Begins Friday


Colorado natives, Allegaeon, just completed a brand new performance demo video. This time, guitarist Greg Burgess and bassist Corey Archuleta show fans how they play Secrets of the Sequence, the epic closing track to their latest album, Formshifter. The video is streaming now at metalblade.com/allegaeon.

Beginning this Friday, Allegaeon is performing a series of headlining shows leading up to their US tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil. The confirmed listing of dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/allegaeon.

Guitarist Greg Burgess comments on the tour:

“We are super stoked to be getting back on the road, and we think we’ve got a pretty fun set for the fans. Our headlining shows will be about an hour, playing songs from every release of our career, including the debut of a brand new song The Fibonacci Series. As for the bulk of the tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil, we’re incredibly excited. We’ve been wanting to tour with our buddies in Wretched for a long time now, and are stoked to finally see it come to fruition. And it’s gonna be awesome to meet our label mates Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil! This tour is gonna blow peoples minds!! Bring your riot gear.”

Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, has significantly surpassed its predecessor and debuted at #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart. This is a huge achievement for the band as they continue to carve out their foothold within the metal community.

Formshifter has been incredibly well received by press worldwide.

The UK’s Kerrang Magazine raves:

“It’s not just the magnificently blended barrage of monstrous riffs and insidious hooks. Nor is it solely due to the fact it sounds like the quartet are trying to bring the sky crashing down on your head. And it’s not just the wealth of complex leads that will make many guitarists petulantly sulk in the corner after a single exposure. It’s all of those elements – combined with great songwriting that makes the record truly special.”

“But the members of Allegaeon are so monstrously talented—see the entwined guitar harmonics, machine-gun drumming, and even the occasional, not insufferably acoustic interlude on the group’s heavily NWOBHM-shaded second LP, Formshifter—that they dig their way out of the doldrums of mere proficiency” – AVClub.com

“The new face of ruthless modern death metal” – Metal Hammer Magazine

Formshifter is a bewilderingly powerful album that is an essential of the year” – NoCleanSinging.com

“one of the landmark releases in melodic death metal in 2012… fans of pure metal that is both ambitious and true to its roots need this record in their lives. Now.” – Outburn Magazine

 

ALLEGAEON
(Headlining shows)
07/26 Pueblo, CO Phil’s Radiator
07/28 Milwaukee, WI The Miramar Theater
07/29 Madison, WI High Noon
07/31 Sandusky, OH The Underground
08/01 Sterling, KY The American Legion
w/ Wretched, Abiotic, Rivers Of Nihil
08/02 Winston- Salem, NC Ziggy’s
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 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/14 Joliet, IL Mojoes
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
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
End tour

09/01 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
09/02 Columbus, GA The Plughouse
09/03 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia
09/04 St Louis, MO Fubar
09/05 Manhattan, KS Blackstone Tavern
09/06 Colorado Springs, CO Sunshine Studios
09/07 Ft Collins, CO Hodis Halfnote
09/08 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

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DYING FETUS Recruit ABIOTIC, RIVERS OF NIHIL To Fall Tour

Dying Fetus announced their headlining tour for this Fall with Exhumed, Devourment, Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), as well as up-and-coming Metal Blade Records artists Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).

Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami’s ABIOTIC transcends high above the rest with a most preternatural sound. By interweaving well-cultivated musical dexterity and pronounced lyrical finesse, ABIOTIC epitomizes an unwonted entity of unmatched musicianship. In a short amount of time since the quintet’s inception in 2010, this ghoulish coterie has made a paramount impact in the death metal scene and support from the masses continues to grow. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band’s Metal Blade debut, Symbiosis, is available everywhere now and their Dan Drescher-directed music video, Facades, is streaming at metalblade.com/abiotic.

Reading, Pennsylvania’s death metal quintet, Rivers of Nihil, recently entered Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg with Erik Rutan to record their first full-length album and Metal Blade Records debut, which is due out before the end of 2013. Tracking has been completed and finishing touches are being put on the album and the artwork. Music and information will be released in the coming months. Until then, fans can sample what’s to come in a demo for Rain Eater on soundcloud HERE.

Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley comments on the tour:

“We’re incredibly excited to be part of this tour. Dying Fetus played a huge role in shaping the early sound of Rivers of Nihil and they continue to influence us to this day, and we grew up listening to Exhumed and Devourment and we’re honored to be touring with them. We’re also excited to be touring with some of our younger peers and Metal Blade brothers in Abiotic. We’ll be playing all new material from our new album, which will be coming out later this year.”

DYING FETUS
EXHUMED
DEVOURMENT
WAKING THE CADAVER (10/4 – 10/19)
ABIOTIC
RIVERS OF NIHIL (10/26 – 11/2)
Oct 4 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
Oct 5 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Oct 6 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
Oct 7 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Oct 9 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct 10 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Oct 11 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct 12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
Oct 13 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
Oct 14 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Oct 15 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Oct 16 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Oct 17 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct 18 Portland, OR @ Branx
Oct 19 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct 20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Oct 22 Calgary, AB @ Republik
Oct 23 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
Oct 24 Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
Oct 25 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
Oct 26 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Oct 27 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
Oct 29 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Oct 30 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
Oct 31 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Nov 1 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Nov 2 Springfield, VA @ Empire

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RIVERS OF NIHIL Signed, Sealed, Deliver Demo Single

(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.

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RIVERS OF NIHIL is:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitars
Jon Kunz – Guitars
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Ron Nelson – Drums