Jake Dieffenbach founded Rivers Of Nihil in 2009. Sadly, one day after the band announced that they will be opening Killswitch Engage’s Holiday shows, they informed their fans that they will be parting ways with Jake. The band announced that they won’t be bringing any new members to the band and that their bassist will be taking over lead vocals.
Here is the official statement from the band:
”We would like to inform our fans and colleagues alike that we’ve parted ways with Jake Dieffenbach. Jake was a founding member of Rivers of Nihil, and our friend and brother beyond the scope of the band. While this decision wasn’t easy, it was necessary. We ask our friend and fans to allow Jake the space to handle his affairs with dignity and privacy.
The creative core of Rivers of Nihil is still intact. Brody and Biggs will continue to be the main architects of the music and lyrics, as they have been from the start. Jared has been with us for 5 years and 2 albums already, and we’ve known Andy for so long it feels like he’s been in the band forever. To that end, rather than bringing in anyone new, Biggs will be taking over lead vocals on the upcoming EU/UK “Faces of Death” tour, the recently-announced Northeast US dates with Killswitch Engage, and beyond—as he did on the second half of our recent North American tour with The Contortionist—in addition to continuing his duties on bass.
Beyond touring, we have some exciting new releases planned for the near future as well. Stay tuned for those announcements soon”
Sad news Brothers and Sisters but keep it heavy! \m/