Saturday, 7 May 2016

Rivers of Nihil announce North American tour with Beyond Creation, The Zenith Passage


This July, Rivers of Nihil will embark on another North American trek, touring in support of their acclaimed sophomore album, Monarchy! The quintet will first play a short run of headlining shows before joining Beyond Creation and The Zenith Passage on the road, making this one bill not to be missed. See below for all dates. 

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Beyond Creation, The Zenith Passage
July 1 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ *
July 2 - Columbus, OH - The Mad Frog *
July 3 - Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen *
July 4 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot *
July 5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Thunder Alley *
July 6 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar **
July 7 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club **
July 8 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
July 10 - Mission Viejo, CA - Studio One Live
July 11 - W. Hollywood, CA - Whisky
July 12 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
July 13 - San Francisco, CA - Above DNA
July 14 - Bend, OR - Third Street Pub
July 15 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
July 16 - Armstrong, BC - Armstrong Metalfest
July 17 - Edmonton, AB - Filthys
July 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater
July 20 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
July 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
July 22 - Cincinnati, OH - O'Shecky's
July 23 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
*= Rivers of Nihil only
**= Rivers of Nihil, Psycroptic, Beyond Creation, The Zenith Passage 

Hailed as "the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now" (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com),Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil's debut, The Conscious Seed of Light - this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band's primary lyricist, explains: "The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet." 

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