Rivers of Nihil announce tour dates, new drummer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:20 PM (PST)


Pennsylvania death metallers Rivers of Nihil have announced a handful of dates leading up to The Best in Brutality Tour.

The Best in Brutality Tour will feature Broken Hope, Oceano, Fallujah, Kublai Khan.

In other news, drummer Ron Nelson has parted with Rivers of Nihil.

Read the official statement from the band on the departure and find out who their new drummer is, as well as all of their tour dates here.

Rivers of Nihil on the departure of drummer Ron Nelson:

 “After five years as RIVERS OF NIHIL, we have come to the mutual decision to part ways with our drummer and friend, Ron Nelson. Ron is the guy who started this band back in 2009 and most of us have been playing in bands with him since we were sixteen years old. He recorded two EPs and a full-length with us, toured all over the country, farted many times in our van, and has left an enormous space to be occupied. Without Ron, we absolutely would not be the band (or people) that we are today. Ron will be sorely missed by us and we wish him the best in his future endeavors! With the departure of such a monster of a player as Ron we knew that we had to carefully select our newest member; that guy is Alan Balamut. Alan has learned our live set in record time and with frightening accuracy. We are proud to have him as part of the RIVERS OF NIHIL family and look forward to the times ahead. Catch Alan and the rest of us on tour this March and April with Broken Hope, Oceano, Fallujah, and Kublai Kahn on The Best Of Brutality Tour!”


3/10/2014 The Drunken Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
3/11/2014 the Bonnie Kate Theatre – Elizabethton, TN
3/13/2014 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/14/2014 Korova (Basement) – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

The Best In Brutality Tour w/ Oceano, Broken Hope, Fallujah, Kublai Khan

3/18/2014 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/19/2014 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
3/20/2014 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2014 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
3/23/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
3/26/2014 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/27/2014 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2014 Golden Age Club – Calgary, AB
3/31/2014 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
4/01/2014 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
4/04/2014 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
4/06/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
4/08/2014 Le Dagobert – Quebec City, QC
4/09/2014 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
4/11/2014 Underworld – Montreal, QC
4/12/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
4/13/2014 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/15/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/16/2014 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/17/2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/18/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2014 Alrosa Ville – Columbus, OH

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