Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris & Sarah Longfield North American Tour Announced

Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield will be out on the road touring North America together this fall. Below’s where you can catch them live:

09/14 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/15 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
09/17 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
09/19 Dallas, TX – GMB&G
09/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
09/22 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
09/23 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan
09/24 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
09/26 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
09/27 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
09/29 Calgary, AB – Gateway
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
10/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
10/03 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/06 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/07 Detroit, MI – Majestic
10/09 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/10 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
10/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/13 Worcester, MA – Palladium/Rock & Shock
10/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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The Sword release their sixth studio album “Used Future”, announce US tour

Austin, Texas-based rock act The Sword released their sixth studio album, “Used Future”, yesterday.

A video for the title track was also released and can be viewed below. The video was created by Austin-based game studio Rooster Teeth, in the spirit of old Nintendo games.

Also announced: an epic three-leg tour which will see the band on the road throughout North America from now until late June.

MAR 24 REBEL LOUNGE – PHOENIX, AZ
MAR 25 EL REY – HOLLYWOOD, CA
MAR 26 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MAR 27 ACE OF SPADES – SACRAMENTO, CA
MAR 29 NEUMOS – SEATTLE, WA
MAR 30 THE PIN – SPOKANE, WA
MAR 31 NEUROLUX – BOISE, ID
APR 02 METRO MUSIC HALL – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
APR 03 THE MESA THEATER – GRAND JUNCTION, CO
APR 04 GOTHIC THEATRE – ENGLEWOOD, CO
APR 06 THE BOURBON THEATRE – LINCOLN, NE
APR 07 SKYWAY THEATRE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
APR 08 THE RAVE II – MILWAUKEE, WI
APR 09 MERCURY BALLROOM – LOUISVILLE, KY
APR 10 MINGLEWOOD HALL – MEMPHIS, TN
APR 11 VARSITY THEATRE – BATON ROUGE, LA
APR 12 WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL – HOUSTON, TX
APR 25 PARISH @ HOUSE OF BLUES – NEW ORLEANS, LA
APR 26 ZYDECO – BIRMINGHAM, AL
APR 27 THE INTERNATIONAL – KNOXVILLE, TN
APR 30 MASQUERADE – ATLANTA, GA
MAY 02 THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS – PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 03 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN, NY
MAY 04 CANAL CLUB – RICHMOND, VA
MAY 07 SOUNDSTAGE – BALTIMORE, MD
MAY 08 PARADISE ROCK CLUB – BOSTON, MA
MAY 10 THE OPERA HOUSE – TORONTO, CANADA
MAY 11 FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES – MONTREAL, CANADA
MAY 12 ANTHOLOGY – ROCHESTER, NY
MAY 13 GROG SHOP – CLEVELAND, OH
MAY 14 SAINT ANDREWS – DETROIT, MI
MAY 15 SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER – COLUMBUS, OH
MAY 17 CAIN’S BALLROOM – TULSA, OK
MAY 18 GAS MONKEY GAR N’ GRILL – DALLAS, TX
JUN 07 LAUNCHPAD – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JUN 08 191 TOOLE – TUCSON, AZ
JUN 09 BELLY UP – SAN DIEGO, CA
JUN 11 WONDER BALLROOM – PORTLAND, OR
JUN 12 WILD BUFFALO – BELLINGHAM, WA
JUN 13 VENUE NIGHTCLUB – VANCOUVER, CANADA
JUN 15 MARQUEE – CALGARY, CANADA
JUN 16 UNION HALL – EDMONTON, CANADA
JUN 17 THE EXCHANGE – REGINA, CANADA
JUN 18 PYRAMID – WINNIPEG, CANADA
JUN 20 THALIA HALL – CHICAGO, IL
JUN 21 BOGART’S – CINCINNATI, OH
JUN 22 MR SMALLS THEATRE – PITTSBURGH, PA
JUN 23 ROCK N’ ROLL HOTEL – WASHINGTON, DC
JUN 24 IRVING PLAZA – NEW YORK, NY
JUN 26 CAPONE’S – JOHNSON CITY, TN
JUN 27 EXIT/IN – NASHVILLE, TN
JUN 29 MAXINE’S – HOT SPRINGS, AR

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Rivers of Nihil launches video for “A Home”

– March 16th, 2018 –

New album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’, out now

Rivers of Nihil has released their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, today via Metal Blade Records! To purchase the album, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

To coincide with Where Owls Know My Name‘s release, Rivers of Nihil has launched a new video for “A Home”, directed by David Brodsky (davidsbrodsky.com) – which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=Es35XYlKNnA

Rivers of Nihil comments: “Once again we have partnered up with the legendary Dave Brodsky and the rest of the fine folks at MyGoodEye Visuals to bring you this video for ‘A Home’ from our new record ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ out today! This video was shot in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, so going along with the song title this video feels very much at home for us. Catch us out on tour for the next five weeks across the US and Canada with Dying Fetus, Thy Art is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction!”

Where Owls Know My Name reunites Rivers of Nihil with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed‘s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy of the Forgotten. The result is the Reading, PA quintet’s most visceral, accomplished, and satisfying offering to-date.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments:
“This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.”

Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:
“This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of ‘Monarchy‘, where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life.”

Where Owls Know My Name track-listing
1. Cancer / Moonspeak
2. The Silent Life
3. A Home
4. Old Nothing
5. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition
6. Terrestria III: Wither
7. Hollow
8. Death Is Real
9. Where Owls Know My Name
10. Capricorn / Agoratopia

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction

Mar. 16 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Mar. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Mar. 21 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway
Mar. 23 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Mar. 24 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
Mar. 27 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova
Mar. 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar. 30 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Mar. 31 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Apr. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Apr. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Jamspot *
Apr. 3 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Apr. 4 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Apr. 6 – Knoxville, TN @ International
Apr. 7 – Miami, FL @ The Ground
Apr. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Apr. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Apr. 13 – Houston, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Apr. 14 – Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Apr. 16 – Hot Springs Village, AR @ The Building *
Apr. 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Apr. 18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Apr. 19 – Allentown, PA @ One Centre Square
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
Apr. 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
Apr. 22 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
*=Rivers of Nihil, Enterprise Earth only

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
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The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel to co-headline USA tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, Shadow Of Intent

– February 28th, 2018 –

The Black Dahlia Murder to play ‘Nightbringers’ in full, Whitechapel to perform ‘This Is Exile’ in its entirety

This June/July, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel will embark on a co-headlining USA tour, featuring Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow Of Intent as support. The Black Dahlia Murder will be performing their new album, Nightbringers, front to back and more on this trek, while Whitechapel will be playing their classic This Is Exile in its entirety, to celebrate the record’s 10-year anniversary – making this one show not to be missed!

The Black Dahlia Murder comments: “We’ve known Whitechapel since their humble beginnings and seen them rise to be the important force in heavy music that they are now. It’s exciting to team up with them for this co-headlining tour that’s sure to decimate venues everywhere this summer! See ya soon!”

Whitechapel adds: “We are excited to be doing a co-headliner with our friends and label mates The Black Dahlia Murder. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of ‘This Is Exile‘, we will be playing it as a whole, and Black Dahlia will be playing their new record as a whole as well. It should be a great night of metal, including the opening acts as well.”

See below for all dates.

The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, Shadow Of Intent

June 8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
June 9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
June 10 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
June 12 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
June 13 – Rochester, NY – Funk N Waffles
June 14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
June 15 – New York, NY – Stage 48
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
June 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
June 19 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa Theatre
June 20 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
June 22 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
June 23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
June 26 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
June 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 29 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
June 30 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 2 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
July 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
July 5 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
July 6 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 7 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
July 8 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
July 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
July 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
July 12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
July 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
July 14 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA *
*=The Black Dahlia Murder only

To further commemorate Whitechapel‘s This Is Exile anniversary, Metal Blade Records will release special LP re-issues for the album on June 1st – plus, the band will have a tour-exclusive edition available for fans on the road. See below for an overview of all versions; pre-order your copies now via IndieMerch, EMP, or eBay

–180g black vinyl
–smoke vinyl (limited to 700 copies – USA exclusive)
–golden vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear/black/red splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear graybrown marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–translucent root beer brown with smoky black swirls vinyl (limited to 400 copies – USA tour edition)

The Black Dahlia Murder released Nightbringers to critical acclaim last fall. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach – who co-founded the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001 – and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. To preview and purchase Nightbringers, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm

The Black Dahlia Murder online:
http://www.tbdmofficial.com
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://twitter.com/bdmmetal
https://instagram.com/theblackdahliamurder_official

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http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
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Amorphis Reveal New Album’s Title, Cover & Release Date

AMORPHIS have finally finished recording their upcoming new studio album, entitled ‘Queen Of Time’. The record is scheduled for a May 18th release, via Nuclear Blast. In comparison to its predecessor, ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015), the album will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to hear their lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish.

Today, the band unveils some more details on the production, the album title, the album cover (see above) and on working with their new/old bassist Olli-Pekka Laine.

The album was once again produced by the famous Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, and many others), who is well-known for challenging, and motivating, the artists during the recording process. He isn’t afraid to push them to their limits!

Esa comments:

“I guess ‘Queen Of Time’ turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production we didn’t have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It’s a very natural continuation to ‘Under The Red Cloud’ but with steroids. The songs are more aggressive but there’s more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is AMORPHIS as something you’ve never heard before! Essentially, working with Jens worked really well. As a person he is very similar to us – we share the same kind of weird humor and we all like to work hard.”

The cover artwork, which was created once again by French artist Jean ”Valnoir” Simoulin from Metastazis, captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music. With Pekka Kainulainen’s (lyricist) words, the lyrical theme is universal: “Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began.”

‘Queen Of Time’ will be also the first album with their old/new bass player Olli-Pekka ‘Oppu’ Laine following the departure of Niclas Etelävuori in 2017. Oppu was one of the founding members in 1990 and recorded the first seven records with AMORPHIS (‘The Karelian Isthmus’ LP, 1992; ‘Privilege Of Evil’ EP, 1993; ‘Tales From The Thousand Lakes’ LP, 1994; ‘Black Winter Day’ EP, 1995; ‘Elegy’ LP, 1996; ‘My Kantele’ EP, 1997 and the ‘Tuonela’ LP, 1999) before he parted ways with the band in spring 2000.

“To be honest, ‘Oppu’ was the only guy we could imagine being in AMORPHIS. It was funny – when we started to play our first shows together again last summer it all felt so familiar. He was involved with arranging songs and he also even brought some new songs to the table… really good ones, too!” says Esa. And Oppu adds: “Even though the last year with AMORPHIS has been exciting, nostalgic and fun, it’s also been truly comfortable to be with the guys again. As a clichéd expression, it’s been like returning home from a lengthy odyssey. After eighteen years, it feels like we are picking up where we left off from the good ol’ days! I’m really looking forward for the upcoming tour. The new album itself is a really strong package, the only hard thing will be picking which songs to play live! It’s safe to say we are set to pull off some killer shows over the next few years. After that, I’m predicting a long and fruitful career for the band in its current form…”

The band will soon kick off pre-orders for ‘Queen Of Time’ and release their first single, so stay tuned!


AMORPHIS festival shows 2018:
12.05. Kopervik – Karmoygeddon Metal Festival (NO)
08.06. Hyvinkää – Rockfest (FI)
09.06. Tampere – South Park Festival (FI)
13.06. Tokyo – Shibuya Club Quattro (JP)
14.06. Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro (JP)
21. – 23.06. St. Goarshausen – RockFels (DE)
24.06. Clisson – Hellfest (FR)
05. – 07.07. Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air (DE)
06.07. Lohja – Rantajamit (FI)
12. – 14.07. Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! (DE)
12. – 15.07. Vizovice – Masters of Rock (CZ)
14.07. Joensuu – Ilosaarirock (FI)
20.07. Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival (FI)
27.07. Kuopio – RockCock (FI)
28.07. Oulu – Qstock (FI)
02. – 04.08. Wacken – Wacken Open Air (DE)
08. – 11.08. Villena – Leyendas del Rock (ES)
10.08. Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival (BE)

More live dates:

w/ DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM
07.09. New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (US)
08.09. Montréal, QC – Café Campus (CA)
09.09. Québec City, QC – Impérial de Québec (CA)
10.09. Toronto, ON – The Opera House (CA)
11.09. Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center (US)
12.09. Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre (US)
13.09. Joliet, IL – The Forge (US)
14.09. Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze (US)
15.09. Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre (CA)
17.09. Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room (CA)
18.09. CDN Calgary, AB – Dickens (CA)
19.09. Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (CA)
20.09. Seattle, WA – El Corazon (US)
22.09. Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre (US)
23.09. Anaheim, CA – City National Grove (US)
24.09. West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go (US)
25.09. San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (US)
26.09. Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (US)
27.09. Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (US)
28.09. Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s (US)
29.09. Denver, CO – Herman‘s Hideaway (US)
01.10. Dallas, TX – Trees (US)
02.10. San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box (US)
03.10. Houston, TX – Scout Bar (US)
05.10. Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (US)
06.10. Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater (US)
07.10. Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (US)
09.10. Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards (US)
10.10. Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (US)
11.10. Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (US)
12.10. Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre (US)
14.10. Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (US)

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video “Cloud Factory”

Jinjer premiere a new live video of themselves performing their song “Cloud Factory” in Kiev, Ukraine this past October. The track is also the title track to their 2014 sophomore album, which was this week.

The outfit will embark on their first-ever North American tour as support to Cradle Of Filth next month on this run:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video “Cloud Factory”

Jinjer premiere a new live video of themselves performing their song “Cloud Factory” in Kiev, Ukraine this past October. The track is also the title track to their 2014 sophomore album, which was this week.

The outfit will embark on their first-ever North American tour as support to Cradle Of Filth next month on this run:

03/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sala Corona (no Jinjer)
03/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/30 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/31 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
04/03 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
04/05 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/07 New York, N Y – Irving Plaza
04/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/11 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/12 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/14 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell at the Complex
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Rivers of Nihil reveal details for new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’

– February 6th, 2018 –

Launch first single, “The Silent Life”; announce North American tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction

On March 16th, Rivers of Nihil will release their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, via Metal Blade Records. Whereas The Conscious Seed of Light (2013) and Monarchy (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually associated with death, for Rivers of Nihil, the autumn serves as a rebirth.

For a first preview of Where Owls Know My Name, the album track “The Silent Life” can be heard at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–Swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies – USA exclusive)
–Olive green w/ black splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–Doublemint inside swamp green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Where Owls Know My Name reunites Rivers of Nihil with Monarchy producer Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and Dan Seagrave, the storied artist behind such celebrated album covers as Entombed‘s Left Hand Path and Suffocation‘s Effigy of the Forgotten. The result is the Reading, PA quintet’s most visceral, accomplished, and satisfying offering to-date.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments:
“This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.”

Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:
“This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of ‘Monarchy‘, where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life.”

Where Owls Know My Name track-listing
01. Cancer / Moonspeak
02. The Silent Life
03. A Home
04. Old Nothing
05. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition and Dissatisfaction Dance)
06. Terrestria III: Wither
07. Hollow
08. Death Is Real
09. Where Owls Know My Name
10. Capricorn / Agoratopia

To kick-off the album’s release, Rivers of Nihil will embark on a North American tour this March/April with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, and Sanction. See below for all dates!


Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction

Mar. 15 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Mar. 16 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Mar. 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Mar. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Mar. 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Mar. 21 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway
Mar. 23 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Mar. 24 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Mar. 27 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova
Mar. 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar. 30 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Mar. 31 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Apr. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Apr. 3 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Apr. 4 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Apr. 6 – Knoxville, TN @ International
Apr. 7 – Miami, FL @ The Ground
Apr. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Apr. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Apr. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Apr. 13 – Houston, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Apr. 14 – Austin, TX @ Texas Independence Fest
Apr. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Apr. 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Apr. 18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Apr. 19 – Allentown, PA @ One Centre Square
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
Apr. 21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence
Apr. 22 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
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Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch & Dust Bolt North American Tour Announced

Obituary will be going on a North American tour this spring. They will be joined by Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt at the following stops:

05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/03 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/06 Boston, MA – Sinclair
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/11 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/12 Detroit, MI – Majestic
05/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/16 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/29 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven Lounge
06/03 Miami, FL – The Ground

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Fire From The Gods Debut New Music Video “Evolve”

Fire From The Gods debut their music video for “Evolve” below. The outfit’s vocalist AJ Channer directed the clip.

Next up for the band is this tour opening for Of Mice & Men, Blessthefall and more:

02/01 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
02/02 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/04 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
02/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/08 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS

With Cane Hill:

02/09 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
02/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/12 Detroit, MI – Crofoot
02/13 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
02/16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/17 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/18 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/20 Charlotte, NC – Underground
02/21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Heaven
02/23 Orlando, FL – Beacham
02/24 Destin, FL – Club L.A.
02/25 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
02/27 Houston, TX – White Oak
02/28 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
03/01 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
03/04 Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Live
03/05 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum
03/06 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
03/07 San Diego, CA – SOMA

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