So, this is really cool. Brody from Rivers of Nihil, instead of spending his downtime on tour as all other musicians do (looking at the internet on their phones and reading the funny stuff aloud to others in the van, who are all wearing headphones and can hear nothing), is offering guitar lessons. At the quite-reasonable rate of forty bucks a session. Brody can shred and Rivers of Nihil make quality death metal that owes a debt to At the Gates, which is a decent debt to incur. They also have some lovely dreamy half-speed intervals, their songs go places and repay the listener generously.
He’s not coming closer than Charlotte and I expect to have my hands pretty full in December so I probably won’t be signing up for a lesson myself (though, honestly, if they were playing Durham I totally would) but I wanted to spread the word because this just seems like a super-cool thing to me; metal bands at the Rivers of Nihil level aren’t bringing home big paychecks, metal is largely a labor of love and I’d guess any coin he takes in from this will go straight back into the gas tank. All the information and dates are at the link (in the title of this post) and I hope at least one person shares my “damn, that’s pretty cool” reaction and maybe goes and gets a lesson from this outstanding young death metal guitarist.