RIVERS OF NIHIL: North American Tour With Hate Eternal, Misery Index And Beyond Creation To Commence This Evening


Pennsylvania death metal assassins, RIVERS OF NIHIL, will kick off a near month-long North American tour this evening supporting Hate Eternal. The band’s latest stretch of onstage debauchery will level twenty-four venues from October 27th through November 22nd. Additional support will be provided by Misery Index and Beyond Creation.

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their Monarchy full-length released this past Summer via Metal Blade Records. “This album was a big step for us as a band, but also for me personally,” said guitarist Brody Uttley upon the record’s release. “I have always been a big fan of post rock music and I wanted to write a death metal record that combined the atmospheric elements of bands like Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, If These Trees Could Talk, and Sigur Ros (to name a few) with the heaviness of death metal.”

The seasonal concept that began with Spring on the band’s crushing The Conscious Seed Of Light debut continues with Monarchy, as it welcomes the oppressive heat of Summer. The story takes place millions of years after the events in The Conscious Seed Of Light. Bassist Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation:
10/27/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/28/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
10/29/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
10/30/2015 Flour City Station – Rochester, NY
10/31/2015 Mad Frog – Cincinnati, OH
11/01/2015 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
11/03/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/04/2015 Skyway Theater Studio – Minneapolis, MN
11/05/2015 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
11/06/2015 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
11/07/2015 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
11/10/2015 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
11/11/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/12/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR
11/13/2015 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
11/14/2015 The Complex – Glendale, CA
11/15/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Cattle Decapitation
11/16/2015 Las Vegas County Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
11/18/2015 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/20/2015 Tomcats – Ft Worth, TX
11/21/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
11/22/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

Monarchy is currently available at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

“…an excellent slice of technical death metal.” – Metal Injection

“Monarchy is not only their darkest record to date, but their most dynamic, atmospheric and powerful. 9/10l” — Outburn

“Monarchy is the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now, and it probably won’t change any time soon.” — Heavy Blog is Heavy