CONCERT REVIEW: The Contortionist – Rivers Of Nihil Live at Old National Centre, Indianapolis


 

The Contortionist finished their Fall tour with Rivers of Nihil last Saturday at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a concept tour in a way. Not only did The Contortionist play two of their albums in their entirety, but Rivers of Nihil also played an album straight through. That is something I had never seen before.

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Rivers of Nihil Parts Ways with Founding Member Jake Dieffenbach


 

In a surprising announcement – Rivers of Nihil has announced the departure of vocalist Jake Dieffenbach who co-founded the band in 2009. He is the second long-time member to leave the band in 2022, following guitarist Jon Topore who exited several months ago. According to a statement from the band, they will not replace Jake, but bassist and co-founder Adam Biggs will take over lead vocals. The band continues to tour behind their stellar album The Work (Metal Blade) released one year ago, with tours such as their upcoming tour of Europe with Fallujah and Allegaeon, as well as their run of dates with Killswitch Engage and Unearth to end the year.

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Arctangent Festival Adds Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, and Ogives Big Band


 

Arctangent Festival is closing in on a sellout for their comeback festival later this month. The fest has now added new acts such as Scalping, Famyne, Outlander, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Cryptic Shift, Ogives Big Band, to the weekend. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and TesseracT as headliners, and has now added the updated festival map and clashfinder for fans to make use of!

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


Check out our weekly news show! We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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Arctangent Festival 2022 Announce TWDY, Godflesh, Devil Sold His Soul, Puppy, Stake, and More


Arctangent Festival already has one of THE line ups for 2022 festivals, and today they announce the very final new band additions for the event, as well as move TesseracT up to main stage headliner status. The fest already features headliners Opeth, Cult of Luna, and more. For the FULL list of newly added bands and artists being announced for ATG Festival today:

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Ghost Cult Albums of the Year Part 3 (20 – 1)


And so attention turns to the Ghost Cult Top 20. The albums of the year, as voted (democratically) for by the writers, crew, contributors, alumni and just cool as fuck people that make up the establishment here at Castle Ghost Cult.Continue reading


Rivers of Nihil Shares New Music Video for “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes”


Progressive Death Metal band Rivers of Nihil just released their fourth full-length, The Work, September 24th via Metal Blade Records (read our review here). The band shared a new music video, “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes,” which you can watch now!

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Undeath Streams Rare Track “Diemented Dissection”


Death Metal rising act Undeath has shared a new-ish track – “Diemented Dissection” via Decibel Magazine online. The track originally featured as part of Decibel’s Flexi Series. The track is the bands first new music since their 2020 debut full length – Lesions of a Different Kind (Prosthetic Records). The band, now a five-piece, kicks off their new tourdates this week accross North American tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex and Rivers of Nihil for September and October. Stream the track now!

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Rivers of Nihil Teases New Album and Shares Art for “The Work”


Enigmatic Progressive Death Metal Band Rivers of Nihil have teased a new album, music and music video. The one-minute teaser was shared to YouTube with album artwork popping up in other places such as social media and the Bandsintown app. The ominous shot of the band says “The Work” begins July 27th, apparently when a song/video will drop, like their new album, from Metal Blade Records. It remains to be confirmed if the “The Work” is the single title or album title. The teaser has some pretty dramatic intro music too. They shared a previous teaser a week ago which you can see below. The band will also participate in the Up From The Sewer Tour, headed up by The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath.

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