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

 

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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

http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON