According to Metal Blade Records, RIVERS OF NIHIL have posted a brand new lyric video on metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The video is for “A Fertile Altar” from “The Conscious Seed of Light” and is a punishing nod to old school death metal. Rivers of Nihil recently wrapped up a Fall full of shows throughout the east coast and Midwest United Stated with Dying Fetus, Exhumed, and more. The band is currently working on tours for 2014 to continue their campaign in support of “The Conscious Seed of Light.”
Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates on “A Fertile Altar”: “Musically, this song is a bit of a nod to all of our old-school death metal influences. It’s kind of a more straight-forward head banger with a bridge part perfect for fist pumping and all-round pit brutality. The lyrics were inspired by the disgusting cult actions of Warren Jeffs and his FLDS church in the early 2000′s. Jeffs gained notoriety for controlling the lives of families involved with his sect and preying on their children. However, I always envisioned this song to be spoken from the point of view of a wolf. I really enjoy adding a layer of dualism within these songs.”
Rivers of Nihil‘s debut album, “The Conscious Seed of Light,” was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While “The Conscious Seed of Light” is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; “The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.” Rivers of Nihil‘s lineup is rounded out by guitarists Brody Uttley and Jon Kunz, as well as vocalist Jake Dieffenbach and drummer Ron Nelson.