Progressive-metal band Rivers of Nihil have announced their upcoming album The Work is going to be released on September 24th via Metal Blade Records. Along with the album announcement the band shared a first taste of the record with their song “Clean.”
The band’s last record Where Owls Know My Name was released in 2018, and like the upcoming album it featured a wide range of instruments that are non-traditional in metal. The album received a raving review, calling it better than the beginning of the band and a new beginning for them, especially because of the use of different instruments and elements.
The metal band will be supporting The Black Dahlia Murder during their upcoming fall tour this year, along with Undeath, Carnifex and After the Burial. You can check out the tour dates below.
The band shared their new song on their official website via SoundCloud.
The innovative song continues Rivers of Nihil’s triumphal mixing of multiple non-traditional elements. The song is over six minutes long, so there is enough space for the band to explore and add. While the vocals are still classic death metal screams, the song also features futuristic synthesizers. The fast guitar solo around the mid of the song reminds one of the traditional heavy metal songs. The song shows that it is possible to progress and add new elements without sacrificing complex and hard hitting sounds that are so appreciated by the metal community.
The Work Tracklist:
1. The Tower (Theme from “The Work”)
2. Dreaming Black Clockwork
6. The Void from Which No Sound Escapes
8. Tower 2
10. Maybe One Day
11. Terrestria IV: Work
Sept. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
Sept. 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept. 7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Sept. 8 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
Sept. 9 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Sept. 10 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sept. 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall *SOLD OUT!
Sept. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept. 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SOLD OUT!
Sept. 15 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom *SOLD OUT!
Sept. 17 – Berkley, CA @ UC Theater
Sept. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco *SOLD OUT!
Sept. 19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sept. 22 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Sept. 24 – Dallas, TX @ GMBG
Sept. 25 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live *SOLD OUT!
Sept. 26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Sept. 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Sept. 29 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Sept. 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 1 – Columbus, OH @ King of Clubs
Oct. 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
Oct. 3 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Oct. 5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
Oct. 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Oct. 8 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct. 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza