In March 2023, RIVERS OF NIHIL wrapped up a recording session that saw the now four-piece band birth a considerable amount of new music featuring their previous bassist/backup vocalist Adam Biggs as the new lead vocalist/bassist. This recording session also marked the first appearance of new guitarist Andy Thomas (ex-BLACK CROWN INITIATE), whose vocals also play prominently in the music, as a member of RIVERS OF NIHIL. These new singles are the first to showcase the band’s new lineup in full-on collaboration, and demonstrates that while this is a new, brave sound with tons of potential, it also carries the band’s classic energy.
The first new single, “The Sub-Orbital Blues”, is available now alongside an official video shot by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of My Good Eye.
Here’s what Biggs had to say about the new song: “This song is about the dichotomy of living in a 21st century society rife with scientific and technological advancements such as artificial intelligence and ever more sophisticated space travel, while also dealing with the increasing threat of old world problems like out of control governments and the looming threat of world war.”
Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio engineered, mixed and mastered the new singles, with additional engineering by guitarist Brody Uttley.
The remaining three singles from the April 2023 recording session will be released leading up to the release of the band’s next full-length studio album, which the band is eager to begin work on.
The band’s magic remains and is best experienced in a live setting that shows how musically tight and visually enthralling RIVERS OF NIHIL truly are. See for yourself when the band hits the road with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and THANK YOU SCIENTIST, kicking off today in Charleston, SC and wrapping up on July 31st in Winston-Salem, NC.
You can watch the official video for “The Sub-Orbital Blues” below: