NewsApril 27, 2022 1:31 PM ET5,162 views

Rivers Of Nihil part ways with guitarist Jonathan Topore

After 8 years in Rivers Of Nihil, guitar player Jon Topore is out.

Reading, Pennsylvania progressive death metal outfit Rivers Of Nihil have announced the departure of guitar player Jonathan Topore, who originally joined the band in 2014.

A statement from the group reads as follows:

"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."

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VodkaVeins 4/27/2022 10:39:30 AM

Where Owls Know My Name. f*ck you...

rick_tocchet 4/27/2022 10:47:54 AM

Just another victim, Kid.

evil_hero 4/27/2022 11:07:02 AM

they need to replace all the members with no one and not be a band anymore

anonymous 4/27/2022 11:30:27 AM

^^^ 100%

anonymous 4/27/2022 11:36:17 AM

there is Nihil of a chance i listen to this band

ej 4/27/2022 11:46:37 AM

could he be joining tech death metal giants, fallujah?

anonymous 4/27/2022 12:02:20 PM

How will the genre move forward after this news?

anonymous 4/27/2022 12:24:43 PM

Douchebag: "Hey, check out my band 'Where Owls Know My Name'!" Owls: Who?

anonymous 4/27/2022 1:00:14 PM

Cool band but who is the audience?

anonymous 4/27/2022 2:01:17 PM

Can they please stop changing out people left and right?

anonymous 4/27/2022 2:18:39 PM

I've never seen this band even when they're playing shows I'm at

anonymous 4/27/2022 2:23:46 PM

Band sucks, the end.

anonymous 4/27/2022 5:15:49 PM

Holy shit why does everyone hate them so much?

anonymous 4/28/2022 5:45:16 AM

Rivers Cuomo > Rivers of Nihil

anonymous 4/28/2022 6:46:43 AM

Matt Fox from Shai Hulud here… Anyone know if this guy does vocals?

anonymous 4/28/2022 6:50:01 AM

Joan Rivers > Rivers of Nihil

anonymous 4/28/2022 6:54:57 AM

Last night I turned on some step mom porn, parted ways with my pants, and had a good crank.

anonymous 4/28/2022 6:57:10 AM

vote red please no matter what we need trump back this is only going to get worse before it gets better desantis is great but we need trump please dont let democrats ruin this country anymore that they have they will take everything from you until you are a hollow husk biden drinks adrenochromes from babies to keep his power we must stop this, vote republican down ticket every election you can this is so important also check out dynovite for your dogs it will extend their life if there is any world left after kamala and biden feast upon this planet.

anonymous 4/28/2022 8:38:48 AM

vote red please no matter what we need trump back this is only going to get worse before it gets better desantis is great but we need trump please dont let democrats ruin this country anymore that they have they will take everything from you until you are a hollow husk biden drinks adrenochromes from babies to keep his power we must stop this, vote republican down ticket every election you can this is so important also check out dynovite for your dogs it will extend their life if there is any world left after kamala and biden feast upon this planet. ^^^ correct but oddly put.

anonymous 4/28/2022 11:21:39 AM

Singer should invest in a wig John Joseph style

anonymous 4/29/2022 6:22:13 AM

Libtards are cucks.




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