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RIVERS OF NIHIL Debut New Album Title Track

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 6:24 PM


Sophomore Album Monarchy Available August 21st

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RIVERS OF NIHIL have already announced that their new full-length album will be called Monarchy and that it will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21, 2015. The first video from the album will be shot this weekend and is being directed by David Brodsky (GWAR, WHITECHAPEL, BATTLECROSS).

The band has now debuted the title track "Monarchy" and you can check it out below.

Bassist Adam Biggs commented about the song and concept of the album:

"The whole album is a concept piece, lyrically. It follows the struggles of a new breed of intelligent life on a planet earth that is now essentially a vast, oceanless desert. These beings, as humans did long before them, create a ruling class that dominates the masses through religious fear. By the time we reach the title track, this "Monarchy" is in full swing. Musically, the track expresses this dominant oppression via an exploration of our heavy, groove-oriented side. This one is a bruiser, but it doesn't abandon our taste for blast beats, fierce riffs, lead work and an overall sense of shred."

An additional new track, along with pre-order bundles, is available online now. Fans can visit metalblade.com/riversofnihil to hear "Perpetual Growth Machine" and reserve copies now. The band will hit the road in support of the new album this fall, dates are expected to be announced soon.

RIVERS OF NIHIL began their musical journey in 2009, and recorded their first EP, "Hierarchy", with Carson Slovak. Six years and multiple tours later, the band returned to Slovak and Atrium Audio in Pennsylvania, after having recorded their previous effort The Conscious Seed Of Light in 2013 with Erik Rutan at Mana Studios in Florida. Since the release of that album and signing with Metal Blade Records, RIVERS OF NIHIL found themselves quickly climbing the global metal ranks on the strength of overwhelmingly positive reviews and tours with DEATH (DTA Tours), OBITUARY, WHITECHAPEL, DYING FETUS, BLACK CROWN INITIATE, plus an appearance at the storied New England Metal And Hardcore Festival.

During the album campaign, the band was joined by new drummer Alan Balamut and guitarist Jon Topore. Balamut and Topore join guitarist Brody Uttley, bassist Adam Biggs and vocalist Jake Dieffenbach to form the up-and-coming force of modern death metal that is RIVERS OF NIHIL.

Fans will be able to join RIVERS OF NIHIL on the journey that is Monarchy upon its worldwide release on August 21, 2015.


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