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Metal Blade Records signs Rivers of Nihil

Monday, December 10, 2012 11:38 AM PT

Official press release:

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Rivers of Nihil. The modern progressive death metal quintet, who formed in 2009, was born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania and are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Rivers of Nihil's music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal's heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession and Decapitated, to name a few.

"We're super stoked to be a part of the Metal Blade family! Being on a such a strong label with some of our favorite bands is truly an honor and we look forward to the future with Metal Blade."

Listen to the demo version of the new song "Rain Eater" from Rivers of Nihil's upcoming Metal Blade Records full-length debut, which will be recorded with Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, FL in March of 2013.


12/10/2012 11:46:59 AM
Sounds like The Faceless, like shit.

12/10/2012 11:51:26 AM
completely forgettable

12/10/2012 12:03:50 PM
...and commence the "funnier than thou" comment race. Solid band, best dudes.

12/10/2012 12:04:51 PM
Saw them a while back. Good dudes. Hope they go far.

12/10/2012 12:40:28 PM
Good shit!

12/10/2012 12:55:14 PM
Been listening to these guys for a few months now, deserving of the signing.

12/10/2012 1:01:58 PM
agreed that their style has been done to death (metal?), however I gotta say they pull it off super super well and they do have a uniqueness to their sound. Aka, I hope they do well, definitely a band that has the potential to go far!

12/10/2012 1:09:52 PM
Djent is so fcking annoying. God damn it, please stop already.

12/10/2012 1:33:22 PM
There is no relevance between djent, and this band.

12/10/2012 1:34:29 PM
How is this djent? ^^^^^^
Get it straight before you go and post something stupid you have no knowledge on.

Anyway, these dudes are pretty sick.

12/10/2012 1:49:03 PM
Humble and very good live.

12/10/2012 1:54:09 PM
solid band, and good dudes. The one thing i wanna know though, is their vocalist legally midget cause he is a pretty small stubby dude.

12/10/2012 2:22:00 PM
any of you gays who think they're djent need to get the fck out of here. your ears don't deserve this band.

12/10/2012 3:24:18 PM
did they borrow the vocalist from oceano to record this?

12/10/2012 3:51:52 PM
One album, dropped, and then break up.

12/10/2012 3:55:15 PM
^Had only one girlfriend, one ball dropped, breaks up with girlfriend and returns to masterbating.

12/10/2012 4:10:37 PM
^ Had many dudes for gay sex, gets ass broken, and still listens to shit deathcore bands like a gay.

12/10/2012 6:03:52 PM
^ two idiots on the internet ^

12/10/2012 7:14:17 PM
Nicest dudes, so incredibly solid live. Band rules, really excited to see this.

12/10/2012 9:00:52 PM
Vocalist needs to work on his annunciation.

12/10/2012 10:26:44 PM
dig it

12/10/2012 11:20:05 PM
Sounds pretty awesome. fck all the stupid LG haters. Yinz need to start your own band if you don't like what you hear. Vanflip on yo momma, bitch!

12/11/2012 5:14:16 AM
I've known these guys for years and they are seriously some of the nicest people you'll meet. Stoked that they are getting some recognition. Keep up the hard work fellas

12/11/2012 5:48:11 AM
"modern progressive death metal quintet, who formed in 2009, was born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of..."

LOL...was expecting some dark Norwegian village but wound up finishing that sentence with cotdamn Reading, PA haha

12/11/2012 7:28:55 AM
They are going to have to give a few of those dudes metal makeovers, dudes look like a bunch of D & D fanboys. still not a bad band though.

12/11/2012 7:34:39 AM
These guys rule. They got the talent, attitude & drive. Nicest dudes to book a show for, intense performance. Best Metal Blade signing of the year.

12/11/2012 4:53:27 PM
no front page LG? for shame.

stoked for these guys! hard working and extremely talented!

12/12/2012 7:29:38 AM
These guys sound like Oceano mixed with djent. They are really big jerks too. I predict they make half an album, break up, and go back to working in steel mills...and at Friendly's. fck them.

12/12/2012 7:32:20 AM
These d00dz are br00tal. I hope dis album sounds like Heirarchy, cuz dat wuz da only good thing deeze sageaz did.