Rivers of Nihil, ‘Sand Baptism’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
We've got a crushing video premiere from Rivers of Nihil ready to disintegrate your speakers. From the band's upcoming second full-length, Monarchy, the Pennsylvania-based death metal act have made a colorful clip for "Sand Baptism."
Rivers of Nihil made a strong impression in 2013 with their debut album, The Conscious Seed of Light. Now, they're looking to bring their blend of crushing metal to the forefront with Monarchy.
"Sand Baptism" carries a thick groove while crunchy-yet-sheen production complements some stellar musicianship. "'Sand Baptism' is a track where we purposely fused our more traditional death metal sound with the newer elements that we brought to the table on this new album," Rivers of Nihil explain. "This track is a well balanced serving of emotion, brutality, technicality, and catchiness. We really wanted to focus on writing SONGS on this record instead of just stringing riffs together. 'Sand Baptism' does a great job of showing how we have evolved as a band both in a song writing capacity and also as individual players."
The video for "Sand Baptism" remains a mystery until the very end. Is the figure in the clip a prisoner? Is he a monk? Watch above to find out!
To pre-order a copy of Rivers of Nihil's Monarchy, click here. Also, be sure to catch the band's record release shows on Aug. 15 at Reverb in Reading, Pa. and Aug. 19 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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