RIVERS OF NIHIL unveils “Monarchy“, their sophomore full-length album. The record will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21, 2015. The first video from the album will be shot this weekend and is being directed by David Brodsky (GWAR, WHITECHAPEL, BATTLECROSS).
Today, band is premiering title track “Monarchy”, which can be checked below via SoundCloud (courtesy of No Clean Singing).
Bassist Adam Biggs commented about the song and concept of the album: “The whole album is a concept piece, lyrically. It follows the struggles of a new breed of intelligent life on a planet earth that is now essentially a vast, oceanless desert. These beings, as humans did long before them, create a ruling class that dominates the masses through religious fear. By the time we reach the title track, this “Monarchy” is in full swing. Musically, the track expresses this dominant oppression via an exploration of our heavy, groove-oriented side. This one is a bruiser, but it doesn’t abandon our taste for blast beats, fierce riffs, lead work and an overall sense of shred.”
During the album campaign, the band was joined by new drummer Alan Balamut and guitarist Jon Topore. Balamut and Topore join guitarist Brody Uttley, bassist Adam Biggs, and vocalist Jake Dieffenbach to form the up-and-coming force of modern death metal that is RIVERS OF NIHIL.