Rivers of Nihil post “Soil & Seed” guitar play through; begin tour with Whitechapel, DevilDriver this week

- May 15th, 2014 –

Rivers of Nihil have posted a brand new guitar playthrough video to their official youtube channel. In the video, guitarist Jon Kunz performs “Soil & Seed” from the band’s album “The Conscious Seed of Light” to show off his new Lace Pickups, and his Orange Amp. Check out how the song is performed on guitar and stream the video now at youtube.com/riversofnihilpa HERE.

Yesterday, Rivers of Nihil embarked on tour as part of the Whitechapel, DevilDriver co-headliner. Additional support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, and Fit For an Autopsy. At last night’s show in St. Louis, the band’s van was broken into and personal items and equipment were stolen. Obviously, this is an absolutely terrible way to begin what should be the biggest tour of the band’s career thus far. Fans can make donations to help put some clothes on singer Jake Dieffenbach’s back and help the band to make up for lost funds/gear via paypal – riversofnihilpa@yahoo.com

Whitechapel, Revocation, and Rivers of Nihil will be performing tonight in Kansas City, MO at the Czar Bar, and will meet up with the rest of the bands on the tour on May 17th in Denver, CO. A trailer for the tour can be viewed HERE. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Recently, the band released a video for “Birth of the Omnisavior,” a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: they play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch “Birth of the Omnisavior” from their album “The Conscious Seed of Light” now at metalblade.com/riversofnihil.

Tour w/ Whitechapel, Revocation
05/15 Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Tour w/ Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy
05/17 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
05/18 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
05/19 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
05/20 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
05/21 San Diego, CA House of Blues
05/22 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
05/23 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
05/24 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
05/25 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
05/26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
05/27 Seattle, WA El Corazon
05/29 Calgary, AB Marquee Beer Market & Stage
05/30 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
05/31 Regina, SK Riddell Centre
06/01 Fargo, ND The Venue
06/02 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
06/03 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
06/04 Joliet, IL Mojoes
06/05 Kokomo, IN CenterStage Bar and Grill
06/07 Knoxville, TN The International
06/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
06/10 Toronto, ON The Opera House
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
06/12 New York, NY Stage 48
06/13 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
06/14 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
06/15 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
06/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
06/17 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
06/18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
06/20 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/21 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
06/22 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
06/23 Austin, TX Mohawk
End Tour
06/25 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone w/ Whitechapel, Revocation

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‘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 and Jon Kunz, vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, and drummer Alan Balamut.


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