Rivers Of Nihil’s New Drummer Alan Balamut Tries His Hand at Rain Eating

In case you’re not hip on the hot metal news, Rivers Of Nihil‘s drummer Ron Nelson has left the band. Presumably upon his exit he rode the Nihil’s current into the River Styx and into the welcoming arms of Anubis.  Well don’t mourn for his bandaged and preserved corpse, because the band has summoned Bahamut Alan Balamut to take his place.

To prove his worth to the ever-judgmental spirit realm, where nothing has form and all is smoke, the band has released this playthrough video of Alan laying waste to the song “Rain Eater”

Want to check the band out on tour? Here’s some upcoming Rivers Of Nihil dates:

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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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.