Pennsylvania death metal quintet Rivers Of Nihil will be releasing their second full-length studio album on August 21 through Metal Blade Records. Following 2013's excellent The Conscious Seed Of Light, Monarchy is shaping up to be a worthy successor that highlights the band's evolution and growing merit within the extreme metal scene.
Today, the band has released a brand new video for their single, “Sand Baptism.” Mostly focusing on the band performing in an open outdoors area, the video—directed by David Brodsky—also has a slow reveal throughout that relates to the track's lyrics. You'll have to stick around till the end to see what it's all about. You can view the video below.
In regards to the track itself, Rivers Of Nihil shared with Loudwire, where the video premiered: “‘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. 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.”
Pre-orders for Monarchy are ongoing.