Rithiya H. Khiev is a studio guitarist, producer, composer, songwriter, engineer, content creator on YouTube, Solo Artist, & founding member of progressive death metal project ALTERIUS. Rithiya is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. He's been creating music for 12+ years, and hails from Boston Massachusetts -USA.
His main influences are Joe Perry, Kirk Hammett, Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Chris Broderick, Kerry King, Dimebag Darryl, Zakk Wylde, Alexi Laiho, Michael Amott, Christopher Amott, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, and of course the great Yngwie Malmsteem.
Rithiya has had the honor in touring with darkened power metal band LET US PREY (2017 - 2018) & sharing the stage with national acts such as Within The Ruins, Shadows Fall, Angel Vivaldi, Misery Index, Lord Dying, The Human Abstract, Die Cast, God forbid, Arsis, 1349, Krisiun, Insomnium, Goat Whore, Chthonic, 3 Inches Of Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Mnemic, Thy Will Be Done, Skinless, Edguy, Into Eternity, Light This City, Echos Of Eternity, The Agonist, Hell Within, Marc Rizzo, Joe Stump, & Diamond Head. R.H.K. has a sound that is both complex but easy to follow partially from interpreting classic rock & pop music by ear at a young age by the constant bombardment of request by family and friends (We've all been there "laughs"), however all of that went to the wayside when albums such
as Kill em All, Ride the Lighting, and Master of Puppets by Metallica crossed his path. The natural progression then veered towards the melodic Swedish/Finnish death/symphonic black metal movement during the early 2000's with influencing bands like Inflames, Dark Tranquility, Insomnium, Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom just to name a few.
On January 10th of 2015, Henry released a self-produced EP titled "Voyager" for his progressive death metal project Alterius. The Alterius "Voyager" EP was a compilation of music both old and new from arrangements dating back from 2006 - 2015.
For his debut solo release as R.H.K.. Henry featured elite musicians such as Ryan Knight (ex: guitarist of: Arsis & Black Dahlia Murder), Joey Concepcion (guitarist of: The Absence & Armageddon), Dmitry Demyanenko (guitarist of: Shokran), Nick Scarfo (guitarist of: The Hours End), Chris Dovas (Drummer from Seven Spires, & Unflesh), and Jeff DeMarco (Vocalist of: Solium Fatalis). Henry has also featured guest lyricist Jim Gregory (Composer of Solium Fatalis) & close friend Charles Ayala on "The Finite Cycle" EP. Rithiya is currently working on his 2nd EP due to be released in September 2018.