Sophomore Album Monarchy Available August 21st Via Metal Blade Records

In just under three weeks RIVERS OF NIHIL will release their sophomore album Monarchy via Metal Blade Records. Today the first video from the album for the song “Sand Baptism” which was directed by David Brodsky (GWAR, Whitechapel, Black Dahila Murder) is being exclusively premiered via Loudwire. Check out the video HERE.

Lead Guitarist Brody Uttley on the new song and video:
‘Sand Baptism’ is a track where we purposely fused our more traditional death metal sound with the newer elements that we brought to the table on this new album. This track is a well-balanced serving of emotion, brutality, technicality, and catchiness. We really wanted to focus on writing SONGS on this record instead of just stringing riffs together. “Sand Baptism” does a great job of showing how we have evolved as a band both in a song writing capacity and also as individual players.

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