It’s been three years since progressive, technical death metal act Rivers of Nihil released the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records). Three long years which have seen a global pandemic almost bring the entertainment industry to its knees. However, having already set 2020 aside to concentrate on writing, the Coronavirus outbreak only made minor dents in the Pennsylvanians plans and conceptual album The Work (Metal Blade) is the exhilarating and wonderfully confounding result.
With a lengthy and excitable queue having already formed well before the 7 pm opening time, you can already tell heading to Birmingham on a typically drizzly September evening is going to be well worth the effort. After disappearing for a few words with Rivers of Nihil drummer Jared Klein, I arrive back into the previously empty venue to find it heaving with activity. The bar area is already packed, beer flows freely and merchandise is being handed over at an impressive rate.Continue reading
Ghost Cult recently caught up with Brody Uttley of Rivers of Nihil at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn New York. The band was on hand to perform their 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records) in full. We chatted with Brody about the sold-out two-night stand, good advice he got from his friends in Archspire, his favorite concept albums ever, a possible live album and DVD from the band, the progress of new Rivers of Nihil music and more! Check it out! Continue reading