RIVERS OF NIHIL Drop Video for “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes”!

Reading, Pennsylvania-based tech death metal crew RIVERS OF NIHIL has released their latest full-length LP, The Work, last week via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has dropped a new video for the track, “The Void From Which No Sound Escapes.” You can check out the new video and get more info on their new album down below.

From The Press Release

Last week, Rivers of Nihil released their fourth full-length, The Work, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album – which MetalInjection.net calls “a work of art” (9/10) – a video for the new single, “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), can be viewed here:

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments“‘The Void from Which No Sound Escapes’ is a song that was put together pretty early in the writing process for ‘The Work’. It features some familiar sounds that people have come to expect from our band, while also highlighting some new sounds and textures that we’ve never experimented with before.”

Purchase and stream The Work in full now at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil – where the record is available in the following formats:

– digipak-CD

– deluxe box set (hardcover box includes: CD digipak (w/ bonus track), blue w/ black & white splatter vinyl, 52-page photo book, slipmat, and exclusive download content)

– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

– silver w/ blue & black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

– natural clear w/ black & red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– crystal clear w/ white & turquoise splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– red / white melt vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– transparent orange w/ black swirls vinyl (Eyesore exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

– silver / black marbled vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– aqua blue / canary yellow galaxy vinyl (US exclusive)

– white / cyan blue galaxy vinyl (US exclusive)


With The WorkRivers of Nihil have forged further into new territory, delivering an album that is as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own.

“For those who loved ‘Where Owls Know My Name’, this album’s bursts of syrupy saxophone (‘The Tower’, ‘Episode’) and detours into dreamy, Moog-embellished shoegaze (the utterly sublime ‘Maybe One Day’) may not come as a massive surprise, but the sophisticated and elegant way that all those new elements have been assimilated into the Rivers of Nihil sound is genuinely impressive.” – Blabbermouth.net

‘The Work’ is indeed…the bands best work yet, one which serves both as the ending of one era and, perhaps, the beginning of another.” – NoCleanSinging.com

“Cerebral, emotional and challenging, ‘The Work’ is a beautifully schizophrenic piece of art from a band unafraid to smash through boundaries and set their own rules.” – GhostCultMag.com

“An invigorating genre-agnostic blend of death metal, prog, electronic, jazz inflections, even some arena rock riffage, each new listen brings up undiscovered pleasures.” – MetalSucks.net

“‘Ending on ‘Terrestria IV: Work,’ Rivers of Nihil leave you off on an eleven minute and thirty second slam dunk of a song. It’s technical. It’s heavy. It’s cathartic. It’s gripping. It’s an embodiment of what ‘The Work’ is.” – NewNoiseMagazine.com

The Work track-listing

1. The Tower (Theme from “The Work”)

2. Dreaming Black Clockwork

3. Wait

4. Focus

5. Clean

6. The Void from Which No Sound Escapes

7. MORE?

8. Tower 2

9. Episode

10. Maybe One Day

11. Terrestria IV: Work

Rivers of Nihil is currently out on the road with The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath for an extensive North American tour. Get your ticket now at: nightshiftmerch.com

“Up From The Sewer Tour 2021”

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, Undeath

Sept. 29 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s

Sept. 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Oct. 1 – Columbus, OH @ King of Clubs

Oct. 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

Oct. 3 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Oct. 5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall

Oct. 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

Oct. 8 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Oct. 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Photo credit: Mike Truehart

Rivers of Nihil line-up:

Jake Dieffenbach – lead vocals

Brody Uttley – lead guitar, keyboards

Adam Biggs – bass, backing vocals

Jon Topore – rhythm guitar

Jared Klein – drums, backing vocals

Rivers of Nihil online:



About Michael Juvinall (6346 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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