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returntothepit >> discuss >> Rivers of Nihil premieres new track, "A Home", via - alongside an exclusive interview with the band! by the_reverend on Feb 21,2018 12:53pm
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Rivers of Nihil premieres new track, "A Home", via - alongside an exclusive interview with the band!

On March 16th, Rivers of Nihil will release their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, via Metal Blade Records. Whereas The Conscious Seed of Light (2013) and Monarchy (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for Rivers of Nihil, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

For a preview of Where Owls Know My Name, the album track "A Home" can be streamed via now, alongside an exclusive interview with the band:

The previous single, "The Silent Life", can be heard at: - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

--Swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies - USA exclusive)
--Olive green w/ black splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
--Doublemint inside swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Where Owls Know My Name reunites Rivers of Nihil with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed's Left Hand Path and Suffocation's Effigy of the Forgotten. The result is the Reading, PA quintet's most visceral, accomplished, and satisfying offering to-date.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments:
"This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going."

Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:
"This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of 'Monarchy', where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But 'Where Owls Know My Name' is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life."

Where Owls Know My Name track-listing
01. Cancer / Moonspeak
02. The Silent Life
03. A Home
04. Old Nothing
05. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition and Dissatisfaction Dance)
06. Terrestria III: Wither
07. Hollow
08. Death Is Real
09. Where Owls Know My Name
10. Capricorn / Agoratopia

To kick-off the album's release, Rivers of Nihil will embark on a North American tour this March/April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction
Mar. 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar. 16 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Mar. 18 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 20 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Mar. 21 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway
Mar. 23 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Mar. 24 - Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar. 27 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova
Mar. 28 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar. 30 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Mar. 31 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Apr. 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Apr. 3 - Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Apr. 4 - Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Apr. 6 - Knoxville, TN @ International
Apr. 7 - Miami, FL @ The Ground
Apr. 8 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 9 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Apr. 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 11 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Apr. 13 - Houston, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Apr. 14 - Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr. 15 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Apr. 17 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Apr. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner
Apr. 19 - Allentown, PA @ One Centre Square
Apr. 20 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
Apr. 21 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
Apr. 22 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach - Vocals
Brody Uttley - Guitar
Jon Topore - Guitar
Adam Biggs - Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein - Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
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Labels: Metalblade Records

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