Rivers of Nihil Release Mini-Documentary for Their Latest Album “The Work”

In an official statement shared through Metal Blade’s website, death metal band extraordinaire Rivers of Nihil are releasing a mini-documentary for their album “The Work.” The follow-up to their much-praised “Where Owl Knows My Name” was released on September 24, 2021, ultimately continuing a streak of works that’s praised both among fans and critics.

The album itself sees Rivers of Nihil following a new stylistic path. Although you can still notice the good old extreme metal foundations, “The Work” further pushes the boundaries and incorporates new elements. Sure, we could still define them as death metal. But they’re transcending all genre labels and are simply building their own signature style.

This new short film, helmed by director Mike Trueheart who has also worked on some of the band’s videos, captures Rivers of Nihil’s creative and recording process. “The Work” documentary focuses on the band’s work with producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak. The full video is available in the embedded player below.

Rivers of Nihil do "The Work" | Documentary

In other news, Rivers of Nihil will be back on the road this spring for a headlining tour. The lengthy run of dates kicks off on May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and will wrap up on June 12th in Greenville, South Carolina. The last three dates are labeled as the “End Tour.” The support on this run will come from Warforged!, Fallujah, and Alluvial. Aside from the headlining dates, on May 2th, they’ll do a show in support of Hypocrisy. A few of their headlining dates will also see support from The Zenith Passage and Burial in The Sky. You can get the tickets here and check out all the dates below.

Rivers of Nihil w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:

  • 05/06 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
  • 05/07 Jewel – Manchester, NH
  • 05/08 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 05/10 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
  • 05/11 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
  • 05/12 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
  • 05/13 The End – Nashville, TN
  • 05/14 The Haven – Orlando, FL
  • 05/15 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
  • 05/17 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
  • 05/18 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
  • 05/19 Amplified – Dallas, TX
  • 05/20 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
  • 05/21 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
  • 05/22 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
  • 05/23 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
  • 05/24 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
  • 05/25 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
  • 05/26 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
  • 05/27 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
  • 05/28 Star Theater – Portland, OR
  • 05/29 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • 05/31 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 06/01 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
  • 06/02 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
  • 06/03 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
  • 06/04 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
  • 06/05 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky

End Tour

  • 06/10 Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA
  • 06/11 Ships of the Sea Museum – Savannah, GA – Aura Fest
  • 06/12 Radio Room – Greenville, SC

David Slavkovic

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