“Monarchy” is not only their darkest record to date, but their most dynamic, atmospheric and powerful”
-9/10 Outburn Magazine-
“Monarchy” is the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now, and it probably won’t change any time soon.”
-Heavy Blog is Heavy-
August 21st sees the release of RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s sophomore album “Monarchy” via Metal Blade Records. A video documenting the making of the album has been released today and can be viewed HERE. The video was shot during recording at guitarist Brody Uttley’s home studio and recording at Atrium Audio in Lancaster, PA with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. This video gives fans an insight into the processes behind the tracking and concept of “Monarchy.”
The band’s video for the song “Sand Baptism” which was directed by David Brodsky (GWAR, Whitechapel, Black Dahila Murder) can be viewed HERE.
RIVERS OF NIHIL have announced two CD release shows for “Monarchy” for fans wishing to see the new songs performed live for the first time and purchase the CD in person:
August 15 – Reading, PA – Reverb
August 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
A full autumn tour itinerary will be announced soon.
A guitar play through video of the track “Perpetual Growth Machine” can be viewed HERE.
No Clean Singing is streaming the title track “Monarchy”. Check out the stream of the song HERE.
An additional new track, along with pre-order bundles, is available online now. Fans can visit metalblade.com/riversofnihil to hear “Perpetual Growth Machine” and reserve copies now.
The seasonal concept that began with spring on “The Conscious Seed of Light” continues, of course, with “Monarchy“, as it welcomes the oppressive heat of summer. The story takes place millions of years after the events in “The Conscious Seed of Light“. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”