The Riven shares ”On Top of Evil” – fourth single from new album

Showcasing the experimental side of The Riven‘s versatile sound, “On Top of Evil” is the fourth single leading up to the Swedish heavy metal group‘s sophomore studio album. A dynamic journey featuring powerful vocals and vibrant guitar arrangements, “On Top of Evil” moves through psychedelic, atmospheric soundscapes into an explosive finale. The single is released on all streaming platforms on the 16th of September.

The band comments:

‘On Top Of Evil’ is our heaviest song to date. Soaring vocals and electrifying guitars meet in a blaze with thunderous bass and drums galore. Sink deep into your mind and let us invite you to the dark side.


The Riven‘s second studio album is called ”Peace and Conflict” and will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on November 25, 2022. The album is released on The Sign Records.

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Hard hitting, sharp shooting power rock influenced by the great sounds of the 1970s a

The Riven plays honest Rock & Roll that makes you wanna shake your fist and bang your head. Their music and lyrics will take you on a sonic journey
“The Riven is an electrifying powerhouse, Classic Rock for the 21st Century”.

The Riven are currently in the line of releasing their second full length studio album “Peace and Conflict”. The album consists of eight hard hitting tracks that will be available on Vinyl, CD and digital platforms. New on this album, is the guitarist Joakim Sandegård who together with Arnau Diaz create a twin guitar sound, new to The Riven. Also in this album is Jussi Kalla behind the drums who made his debut with the band with the inch “windbreaker/movin on” released on May 2020

“Make no mistake this band is going to blow up in stratospheric proportions”- The Sludgelord

The Riven recorded their nine track, self-titled debut album in Madrid, Spain with Producer Ola Ersfjord (Lucifer, Tribulation, Dead Lord) at Holy Cuervo Studios. It was later released on the first of March 2019 on The Sign Records with a worldwide distribution.

“Glowingly performed and with a clear direction towards future great deeds. You can‘t ask for more from this fully-fledged debut album” Sweden Rock Magazine.

The self-titled album “The Riven” received great reviews and in the autumn of 2019 the album got a South American release through the Brazilian label Hellion Records. The first album developed the band‘s sound from their EP “Blackbird” and gave space to a more progressive and psychedelic side.

In 2019, The Riven embarked on extensive tours, taking them all over Europe in three separate head-line tours around France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden, playing festivals like Muskelrock, Hellgart, Live at Heart and Skövde in Rock.

In the summer of 2021, The Riven went to a cottage in the south of Sweden, recording their second full-length album. The anticipated sophomore album balances perfectly straight, sharpshooting heavy rock with big choruses with psychedelic moments. “Peace and Conflict” offers twin guitars, roaring vocals and a locked-in rhythm section waiting to take you away.

“Now this is Classic Rock for our time” – Doomed & Stoned

Today, the band consists of singer Totta Ekebergh, guitarists Arnau Diaz and Joakim Sandegård, bass player Max Ternebring and drummer Jussi Kalla. The Riven was formed in 2016 when they were living in West London, where they also recorded their EP ’Blackbird‘ at Buffalo Studios.

“The five tracks on Blackbird are short, snappy, and more catchy than airborne Ebola”. – AMG