Rescheduled Dates Announced For Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Etc. European/UK Tour

The rescheduled dates have been revealed for the European/UK “Faces Of Death” tour. As previously reported, that trek will feature: Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave.

2022 Tour Dates:

11/11 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
11/12 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
11/13 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/14 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/15 Munich, GER – backstage
11/16 Prague, CZE – Futurum
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/19 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/20 Dresden, GER – Puschkin
11/21 Berlin, GER – Hole44
11/22 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
11/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
11/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/26 Bristol, UK – Thekla
11/27 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
11/28 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/30 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
12/01 Southampton, UK – The Loft
12/02 Paris, FRA – Gibus
12/03 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club

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, Archspire, Allegaeon, Etc. Set For 2021 European/UK Faces Of Death Tour

Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave have been confirmed for next year’s Faces Of Death Tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Bochum, Germany – Matrix
11/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage
11/14 Milan, Italy – Slaughter Club
11/15 Aarau, Switzerland – KiFF
11/16 Karlsruhe, Germany – Die Stadtmitte
11/17 Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
11/19 Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
11/20 Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
11/21 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
11/22 Hannover, Germany – Béi Chéz Heinz
11/23 Berlin, Germany – Hole44
11/24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Stengade
11/25 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
11/26 Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker Club
11/27 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
11/28 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/30 Bristol, UK – Thekla
12/01 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/02 Southampton, UK The Loft
12/03 Paris, France – Gibus
12/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

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.

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.