Rivers of Nihil Release Album cover and titled of their Thirds full-length Album. Out March 16th.

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

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

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:

https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil

https://twitter.com/riversofnihil

https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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