Rivers Of Nihil have officially revealed the details for their new album “The Work.” The effort will be released on September 24 and it will feature several guests including: Black Crown Initiate vocalist James Dorton, who is featured on “Episode,“ Grant McFarland, who contributed cello to “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes,“ Zach Strouse, who contributed saxophone to several tracks, and Stephan Lopez, who contributed field recordings to the record. A video for the effort’s first single, “Clean,” can be found below along with the cover art and track listing:
“The Work” Track Listing:
01. “The Tower (Theme From “The Work”)”
02. “Dreaming Black Clockwork”
06. “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes”
08. “Tower 2”
10. “Maybe One Day”
11. “Terrestria IV: Work”
Adam Biggs commented:
“What does life all really boil down to in the end? You can be lovey-dovey about the good times, and savor the sweetness that life sometimes provides, but beneath everything is work, struggle, someone is always getting a raw deal, someone’s always sweating it out in the mines somewhere so you can enjoy your diamonds.
This has always proved true in everything I’ve ever done in life. Most people reading this know me as a member of a successful band, but beneath it is constant work. Physical, emotional, spiritual work. All the time. Every day.
And I know that it’s like this across the board for just about anyone in at least some capacity, so I figured this subject would be relatable to a lot of people.
We always just sort of do this thing and it grows. I guess that could change at some point. But thinking about things that way doesn’t seem to get me anywhere either. Better to focus on the work in front of us, as it turns out. If we’ve learned anything for certain in the last year or so, it’s that the future can be murky, we’re not really owed anything, and it can all be taken away any second. But for now, we press on.”