Rivers Of Nihil Part Ways With Guitarist Jon Topore

Rivers Of Nihil have parted ways with guitarist Jon Topore. The band will be playing their upcoming shows with fill-in guitarist Andy Thomas (Black Crown Initiate).

Rivers Of Nihil issued the following statement:

“After nearly eight years of working together Rivers of Nihil has decided to part ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore. Like any relationship, sometimes it becomes clear that it is simply time for a change that will be in the best interest of everyone involved. We love Jon and we still consider him to be a great friend to all of us in the band.

With that being said, we would like to announce that our very old friend Andy Thomas from Black Crown Initiate (and ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ guest vocal/music video/tambourine fame) will be stepping in for our upcoming headlining tour with Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged.

As a fellow Reading, PA area native Andy has been passively and actively involved with Rivers of Nihil since our inception and there is no other person that we trust more than him to take on this position.

We look forward to seeing all of you on tour.”

Rivers Of Nihil Announce Spring U.S. Tour With Fallujah, Alluvial, & Warforged

Rivers Of Nihil have announced a spring tour with Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged. Hypocrisy, The Zenith Passage, and Burial In The Sky will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
05/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
05/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/13 Nashville, TN – The End
05/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven
05/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
05/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified
05/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (feat. Hypocrisy)
05/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/22 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/25 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone (feat. The Zenith Passage)
05/28 Portland, OR – Star Theater
05/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/01 Denver, CO – Bluebird (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/02 Kansas City, MO – BLVD (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/04 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (feat. Burial In The Sky)
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (feat. Burial In The Sky)

Rivers Of Nihil Premiere “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes” Music Video

Rivers Of Nihil have premiered a new video for their song “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Work.” Guitarist Brody Uttley commented:

“‘The Void From Which No Sound Escapes‘ is a song that was put together pretty early in the writing process for ‘The Work‘. It features some familiar sounds that people have come to expect from our band, while also highlighting some new sounds and textures that we’ve never experimented with before.”

Rivers Of Nihil Premiere “Focus” Music Video

Rivers Of Nihil have premiered a new video for their new song “Focus.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Work,” which will be released on September 24.

Brody Uttley commented:

“For the ‘Focus‘ video, we once again recruited Mr. David Brodsky, Allie Woest and the team at MyGoodEye. This video tells the story of an individual in a fractured state of mind confronting the darkest parts of his inner self and battling with a physical manifestation of his deepest fears and concerns; the worst parts of himself.

This manifestation represents the presence in all of our heads that tries to pull us down into the throes of self-destructive behavior and patterns of thinking. The creature that he is interacting with becomes more apparent as the video progresses (with the main character slipping deeper into psychosis) until the end when he loses his battle and is plunged down into the blackness once and for all; existing permanently in the prison that his delusions have constructed for him…Perhaps finally at peace, or just as likely: never again at peace.”

Rivers Of Nihil To Release New Album “The Work” In September, Premiere “Clean” Music Video

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”
03. “Wait”
04. “Focus”
05. “Clean”
06. “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes”
07. “MORE?”
08. “Tower 2”
09. “Episode”
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.”

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce Fall Tour With After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers Of Nihil, & Undeath

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a fall headlining tour. After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers Of Nihil, and Undeath will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/03 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
09/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/07 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/08 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/09 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/10 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
09/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/15 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/17 Berkley, CA – UC Theater
09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
09/19 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09/21 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/22 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/24 Dallas, TX – GMBG
09/25 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/28 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
09/29 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
09/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/01 Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
10/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
10/03 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
10/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
10/07 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
10/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/09 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/10 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

The Black Dahlia Murder commented:

“IS THIS REAL LIFE? Yes, thankfully! We are beyond excited (and a little emotional) to finally announce our ‘Verminous‘-themed ‘Up From The Sewer Tour 2021‘! It’s been a long, torturous year full of disappointments and cosmic cockblocks, and seeing this tour come into fruition is the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been eager to share with you all. We are honored to have assembled our dudes in After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Undeath for an evening of guaranteed fun, friendship, and ferocious heavy metal music. Get tickets now! Everyone is eager to be back at concerts and the tickets WILL MOVE FAST. Don’t be left out in the cold! See below for all dates! An exclusive pre-sale via Blabbermouth and Knotfest has now begun – grab your ticket at:
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Rivers Of Nihil Share Pre-Production Demo Of “Terrestra II: Thrive”

Rivers Of Nihil have shared a pre-production demo of their song “Terrestra II: Thrive.” The final version of that track appears on the band’s 2015 album “Monarchy.” New limited edition vinyl pressings of that effort will be released on October 16.

Rivers Of Nihil’s “Monarchy” To Receive New Vinyl Pressings

Rivers Of Nihil will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of “Monarchy” by reissuing the album on bone/aqua blue melt and beer with black splatter vinyl. They will be available on October 16 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Rivers Of Nihil Added To Thy Art Is Murder’s European/UK Tour

Rivers Of Nihil have been added to Thy Art Is Murder’s upcoming European/UK tour. As previously reported that trek will also feature Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy, and I AM.

Tour Dates:

01/25 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
01/26 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
01/27 Glasgow, UK – Garage
01/28 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/29 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/30 London, UK – Electric Brixton
01/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/01 Tilburg, NET – 013
02/02 Paris, FRA – Cabarey Sauvage
02/04 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
02/05 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/06 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
02/07 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
02/08 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/09 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
02/10 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
02/11 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
02/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
02/15 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
02/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/18 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrksn
02/20 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/21 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
02/22 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof