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Rivers of Nihil is an American technical death metal band hailing from Reading, Pennsylvania.


Formed out of the ashes of their previous band, Jake, Ron, and Jon played their first show as a three piece, but soon after the band recruited Adam Biggs (bass/vocals) and Brody Uttley (guitars) who had both recently exited their own old band. Rivers of Nihil released two EPs. The band played several shows and toured throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including stops at Midwest Fuckfest with Dying Fetus, Misery Index and Arsis, and Akron Deathfest with Complete Failure. They continued to tour in support of their EPs, sharing the stage with Suffocation, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Revocation, Beneath the Massacre, Dysrhythmia, Decapitated, Six Feet Under, and Decrepit Birth, logging over 50 dates in the US alone.

On September of 2012, the band was signed with Metal Blade Records. On March of 2013, They entered the studio with death metal master Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin the recording of their first full-length studio set for release before the end of 2013.[1] On September 21, 2013, the band released their first song "Mechanical Tree" from the debut album The Conscious Seed of Light which was released on October 15, 2013 in North America.[2] The band were on the road in October along with Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn and Legion throughout the East Coast to support their first full length album.

Band membersEdit

  • Adam Biggs - Bass, Vocals (2009-present)
  • Alan Balamut - Drums (2014-present)
  • Jon - Guitars (2014-present)
  • Brody Uttley - Guitars (2009-present)
  • Jake Dieffenbach - Vocals (2009-present)
  • Ron Nelson - Drums (2009-2014)
  • Jon Kunz - Guitars (2009-2014)


Studio albums
  • Hierarchy (2010)
  • Temporality Unbound (2011)



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