One had to forget everything you thought you knew about Rivers of Nihil. The USA quintet announced themselves as one of the most promising and forward-thinking metal bands in the world today with their first two releases, ‘The Conscious Seed of Light’ (2013) and ‘Monarchy’ (2015). But in March 2018, they shattered all expectations with their third full-length, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’.
Formed in 2009, Rivers of Nihil quickly established themselves in the death metal scene with two blistering releases and annihilating audiences with their live show.
‘Where Owls…’ represents a massive evolutionary leap for Rivers of Nihil, an album which is often just as punishing as its predecessors while assimilating ingredients from musical genres as varied as electronica, jazz, alternative, folk, and the golden age of Shrapnel Records. The resulting music is indescribably progressive, a multifaceted soundscape that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the group’s most ardent admirers.
They will perform the record in its entirety on this upcoming Bristol headline and will also be joined by a stacked supporting bill of Black Crown Initiate (USA), MØL (Denmark) and Orbit Culture (Sweden). Not to be missed!