NewsAugust 12, 2013 10:41 AM ET3,958 views

Rivers of Nihil announces debut album

Official press release: Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil have completed work on their debut full length album, The Conscious Seed of Light. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said, "Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik." Artwork for the band's debut full-length was handled by famed cover artist, Dan Seagrave, whose portfolio includes covers for Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation, and Decrepit Birth. Rivers of Nihil ended up sending a brief treatment of the record that included a description of the album with song titles, a few lyrics, etc. to a number of artists the band admires. Every one of the artists seemed interested to a degree; however, it was Dan Seagrave who really seemed like he understood and appreciated what it was the band was going for. And as Brody says, "he really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn't need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master." Rivers of Nihil album cover The Conscious Seed of Light will be released in North America on October 15th. New music, pre-orders, and video content will be released within the next few weeks. Track listing: 01. Terrestria I: Thaw 02. Rain Eater 03. Birth of the Omnisavior 04. Soil & Seed 05. Central Antheneum 06. Mechanical Trees 07. Place of Serpents 08. Human Adaptation 09. A Fertile Altar 10. Airless

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