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Rivers of Nihil Stir the Sh*t with Their Heavy Metal ‘Hot Takes’


We’ve all got ’em: super controversial opinions on metal that in normal circles would get us banished to the shadow realm in a heartbeat. But sometimes, it just feels good to let out some piping hot takes and let the world know where you stand.

We recently caught up with the guys in Rivers of Nihil and asked them for their best heavy metal hot takes, including what they feel about Sleep Token, Van Halen v. Van Hagar, and tech death as a genre. Some really jaw-dropping, eye-opening stuff here.

As always, we’d like to thank the dudes in Rivers of Nihil for taking the time to talk some shit with us. It’s always great to see these guys live, so be sure to hit ’em up at one of the tour dates listed below the video.

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with Between The Buried And Me and Thank You Scientist

7/11 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile [Tickets]
7/12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre [Tickets]
7/13 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades [Tickets]
7/14 Bakersfield, CA – 1933 *SOLO HEADLINING* [Tickets]
7/15 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues [Tickets]
7/16 San Diego, CA – The Observatory [Tickets]
7/17 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre [Tickets]
7/19 Odessa, TX – The Ector Theatre *SOLO HEADLINING* [Tickets]
7/20 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center [Tickets]
7/21 Dallas, TX – The Factory [Tickets]
7/22 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live [Tickets]
7/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues [Tickets]
7/25 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag [Tickets]
7/26 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl [Tickets]
7/28 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live [Tickets]
7/29 Orlando, FL – The Beacham [Tickets]
7/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [Tickets]
7/31 Winston – Salem, NC – The Ramkat [Tickets]


11/5 Netherlands Den Bosch The Rock Circus [Tickets]
11/6 Germany Hamburg Grosse Freiheit 36 [Tickets]
11/7 Sweden Gothenburg Gothenburg Studios [Tickets]
11/9 Finland Helsinki Black Box [Tickets]
11/10 Finland Tampere Pakkahuone [Tickets]
11/12 Sweden Stockholm Fryshuset [Tickets]
11/13 Denmark Copenhagen Amager Bio [Tickets]
11/14 Germany Hannover Capitol [Tickets]
11/16 Germany Berlin Astra [Tickets]
11/17 Germany Dresden Ballsportarena [Tickets]
11/18 Poland Warsaw Progresja [Tickets]
11/19 Czech Rep Prague Roxy [Tickets]
11/20 Hungary Budapest Barba Negra [Tickets]
11/22 Austria Vienna Simm City [Tickets]
11/23 Germany München Backstage [Tickets]
11/24 Italy Milan Alcatraz [Tickets]
11/25 Switzerland Pratteln Z7 [Tickets]
11/26 Belgium Brussels AB [Tickets]
11/28 UK Birmingham Academy [Tickets]
11/29 UK Leeds Academy [Tickets]
11/30 UK London o2 Forum Kentish Town [Tickets]
12/2 UK Manchester Academy 1 [Tickets]
12/3 UK Glasgow SWG3 [Tickets]
12/4 UK Cardiff Great Hall [Tickets]
12/6 France Paris Bataclan [Tickets]
12/7 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof [Tickets]
12/8 Germany Oberhausen Turbinenhalle [Tickets]

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