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Rivers of Nihil announces debut album

Monday, August 12, 2013 7:41 AM PT

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


8/12/2013 8:11:53 AM
everyone should have a boner about this. It will be good.

8/12/2013 8:30:17 AM
I had a boner before I opened my web browser.

8/12/2013 8:37:55 AM
People get easily amused I see.

8/12/2013 8:42:07 AM
great guys. pretty stoked.

8/12/2013 9:10:41 AM

8/12/2013 9:27:57 AM
dont fcking care

8/12/2013 10:01:13 AM
Impending Doom and Armond are stoked.

8/12/2013 10:05:30 AM
Is Varg stoked. I'm not sure.

8/12/2013 10:05:50 AM
Should Emmure be on this?

8/12/2013 10:09:45 AM
I usually hate on everything, because I hate everything...played with these guys recently. Blew me away. sageas know how to power shit. Is like dun da da dun dun da de dun dun. For sure all the way. Cut your toenails for once gay

8/12/2013 1:33:28 PM
They rule hard. Will listen.

8/12/2013 5:54:03 PM
why would you name a band Rivers Of Nihil when the band Nile already exists? There are a whole lot of words out there, be creative?

8/13/2013 1:02:56 AM
This will be the audio equivalent of "My heart is heavy as a dawn sets towards a new sunrise."

8/13/2013 5:29:59 AM
*makes fart sound with mouth*

8/13/2013 5:42:10 AM
mite b kewl, will czech out