Episode #45 Brody Uttley (Rivers of Nihil)
Welcome to this weeks episode of The Heavy Metal History Podcast! My guest this week is Brody Uttley, lead guitar player for the tech-death metal band Rivers of Nihil. Formed in 2009 by guitarist Brody Uttley, bassist/lyricist Adam Biggs, and vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, Rivers of Nihil quickly made a name for themselves in the death metal scene, attracting the attention of legendary DM titan Erik Rutan. Rutan, revered for his work as both a musician (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel) and producer (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), insisted on recording The Conscious Seed of Light. The results were, unsurprisingly, spectacular, with Heavy Blog Is Heavy going so far as to assert that the debut "rivals even the most legendary work of some of [Rivers of Nihil's] peers and influences." They continued along this trajectory with Monarchy, which Metal Injection praised as an "incredibly striking" demonstration of how "Rivers of Nihil have evolved into a monster." Brody came on the podcast to talk about the writing and recording process of their new album "Where Owls Know My Name" Brody also talks to us about his heavy metal beginning, how some of their songs ended up in the Joe Lynch film "Mayhem" and what Brody's "Dream band" with members alive or dead would be.