Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of RIVERS OF NIHIL. The modern progressive death metal quintet, which 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.

Says the band: “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.”

A demo version of a new RIVERS OF NIHIL song, “Rain Eater”, from the band’s upcoming Metal Blade Records full-length debut, which will be recorded with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida in March 2013 can be streamed below.

The members of RIVERS OF NIHIL honed their chops as high schoolers in various bands in the Reading scene, eventually coming together to form RIVERS OF NIHIL in 2009. They recorded their first EP, “Hierarchy”, that year with Carson Slovak (CENTURY), regularly toured the Northeast and Midwest, and scored local opening gigs for the likes of DECAPITATED, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION, DYING FETUS and MISERY INDEX. Two years later they regrouped with producer Len Carmichael to record their next EP, “Temporality Unbound”, which saw the band earn recognition in the national metal scene as well as start to attract the attention of record labels.


Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Kunz – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Ron Nelson – Drums



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