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RIVERS OF NIHIL's New Song "The Silent Life" Is Pretty Saxy, New Album Out Next Month

Lots of sax and tons of progressive death metal.

Lots of sax and tons of progressive death metal.

The three year wait for a new Rivers Of Nihil album is almost over! Rivers Of Nihil has announced their new album Where Owls Know My Name to be out on March 16, and you can check out the brand new song "The Silent Life" below. The song features quite a bit of saxophone work alongside the band's usual heaviness, and the resulting track is nothing short of phenomenal. Plus, the song only gets more and more intense as it goes on and the saxophone lines follow suit.

Where Owls Know My Name was produced by Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) and features artwork from the legendary Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Suffocation, etc.). This will also be the band's first album with ex-The Kennedy Veil's live drummer Jared Klien. Here's what guitarist Brody Uttley and bassist and vocalist Adam Biggs had to say about the album.

"This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going." -Brody Uttley

"This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of 'Monarchy', where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But 'Where Owls Know My Name' is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life." -Adam Biggs

Go ahead and live a not-so-silent life for the next six minutes below, and don't forget to catch Rivers Of Nihil on tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth,  and Sanction next month!

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