Rivers Of Nihil Part Ways With Alan Balamut, Welcome New Drummer Dylan Potts

Rivers Of Nihil have parted ways with Alan Balamut, who left the band to “financially situate” himself, so he can focus on school. Taking his place will be drummer Dylan Potts, who can be seen performing “Perpetual Growth Machine“ below:

Balamut issued the following statement:

“Hey everyone. I’m sure many of you already know and some may not but I have decided to part ways with Rivers of Nihil a few months ago in good terms. The reason is simply that I need to financially situate myself (NYC isn’t easy) and my urge to finish school in Music Production. I found Dylan Potts just before my departure and I believe he fits in and performs with the band in phenomenal ways.

The whole ride was an amazing and unforgettable experience and I have nothing but respect for each member, former member, our manager, all the people I’ve met and Metal Blade Records. In the meantime I’ll be doing session work and other music productions, and I’ll be more open for touring after I finish school in 2016– and if Rivers ever need any assistance, I’ll be right there for them. I wish the band all the success for next year and beyond!”

Rivers Of Nihil Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With Dark Sermon, & Black Fast

Rivers Of Nihil have announced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Dark Sermon, and Black Fast.


Tour Dates:

02/17 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
02/18 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
02/19 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
02/21 Frederick, MD – Club 611
02/22 Fayetteville, NC – The DHP
02/23 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02/24 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/25 Ybor City, FL – Crowbar
02/26 Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
02/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/28 Nashville, TN – The End (no Black Fast)
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – The Hoosier Dome (no Black Fast)
03/02 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (no Black Fast)
03/03 Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena (no Black Fast)
03/04 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry (no Black Fast)
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose (no Black Fast)
03/06 Washington D.C. – The Pinch (no Black Fast)

Rivers Of Nihil Premiere “Sand Baptism” Music Video

Rivers Of Nihil have premiered a new video for their new song “Sand Baptism,” via Loudwire. This song is from the band’s new album, Monarchy, which will be released on August 21.

Brody Uttley said the following about the track:

“‘Sand Baptism‘ is a track where we purposely fused our more traditional death metal sound with the newer elements that we brought to the table on this new album. This track is a well-balanced serving of emotion, brutality, technicality, and catchiness.

We really wanted to focus on writing SONGS on this record instead of just stringing riffs together. “Sand Baptism” does a great job of showing how we have evolved as a band both in a song writing capacity and also as individual players.”