Rivers of Nihil’s “The Sub-Orbital Blues” Sees A Dichotomy Between Technology Growth And Enduring Human Problems

[Cover photo credit to Mike Truehart]

In March 2023, Rivers of Nihil wrapped up a recording session where the now four-piece band created a considerable amount of new music featuring their previous bassist/backup vocalist Adam Biggs as the new lead vocalist/bassist. This recording session also marked the first appearance of new guitarist Andy Thomas (ex-Black Crown Initiate), whose vocals also play prominently in the music, as a member of Rivers of Nihil.

These new singles are the first to showcase the band’s new lineup in full-on collaboration, and demonstrates new sounds alongside the band’s classic energy. The first new single “The Sub-Orbital Blues” is available today on all digital platforms.

Here’s what Biggs had to say about the new song:

This song is about the dichotomy of living in a 21st century society rife with scientific and technological advancements such as artificial intelligence and ever more sophisticated space travel, while also dealing with the increasing threat of old world problems like out of control governments and the looming threat of world war.

Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium audio engineered, mixed, and mastered the new singles, with additional engineering by guitarist Brody Uttley.

The remaining three singles from the April 2023 recording session will be released leading up to the release of the band’s next full-length studio album.

The band will be hitting the road with Between the Buried and Me and Thank You Scientist wrapping up on July 31, 2023 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Rivers of Nihil w/ Between the Buried and Me and Thank You Scientist
17-Jun Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

18-Jun Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
20-Jun New York, NY Irving Plaza
21-Jun Albany, NY Empire Live
22-Jun Burlington, VT Higher Ground *Rivers of Nihil only
23-Jun Worcester, MA The Palladium
24-Jun Montreal, QC Club Soda
25-Jun Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
27-Jun Millvale, PA Mr Smalls Theatre
28-Jun Detroit, MI The Majestic
29-Jun Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
30-Jun Chicago, IL House of Blues
1-Jul Minneapolis, MN The Lyric at Skyway Theatre
2-Jul Kansas City, MO The Truman
3-Jul Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
5-Jul Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
06-Jul Billings, MT Pub Station (T
8-Jul Edmonton, AB Union Hall
10-Jul Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theatre
11-Jul Seattle, WA The Crocodile
12-Jul Portland, OR Roseland Theater – tickets
13-Jul Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
14-Jul Bakersfield, CA 1933 *Rivers of Nihil only
15-Jul Anaheim, CA House of Blues
16-Jul San Diego, CA The Observatory – North Park
17-Jul Mesa, AZ The Nile Theatre
19-Jul Odessa, TX The Ector Theatre *Rivers of Nihil only
20-Jul San Antonio, TX Vibes Event Center
21-Jul Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
22-Jul Houston, TX Warehouse Live
23-Jul New Orleans, LA House of Blues
25-Jul St. Louis, MO Red Flag *Rivers of Nihil only
7-Jul Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall

26-Jul Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
28-Jul St Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
29-Jul Orlando, FL The Beacham
30-Jul Atlanta, GA Heaven at The Masquerade
31-Jul Winston-Salem, NC The Ramkat

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