The first taste of music from Slaves to the Grave has been unleashed. The first single, Flesh For Flies is being premiered exclusively by Metal Sucks! Check it out HERE.
Slaves to the Grave is available for pre-order HERE.
Bassist Casey Orr on Flesh For Flies:
“Being huge horror fans, and being from Texas, we’ve always had a special love for the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There’s a song on our first record called Slow Death that was a tribute to the original TCM. The song Flesh For Flies is sort of an homage to the second movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. This time as told from the killer’s point of view. Nothing beats a good old fashioned, chainsaw wielding, inbred cannibal serial killer!”
Vocalist Bruce Corbitt added:
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre of Metal has cooked up our tastiest batches of carcass stew and chainsaw chili for this final meal. Once again…. the original lineup and recipe of Rigor Mortis don’t skimp on the meat when it comes to furiously paced metal and excessive amounts of gore. The saw is family, but so is Rigor Mortis… Drayton Sawyer and Leatherface would be proud… RIP Marilyn Burns!”
The band has decided to release the record themselves on their own Rigor Mortis Records label, and are appealing to their fans to help raise the funds necessary to make it happen. They’ve started a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo, and in addition to a wide range of perks being offered at every level of contribution, EVERYONE who contributes will have their name listed in a special thank you list on the cd! The first run of Slaves To The Grave will be a 2 disc set that will include a bonus “making of” dvd, and there will also be a vinyl version.
The subject matter hasn’t strayed much. Twisted tales of horror and woe, monsters and madmen, warfare and plague abound! The tracks are fast and heavy as one would expect, but there is also a maturity and growth that only comes with age and experience. Musically, STTG draws from a legacy of brutal influence. The Speed and Thrash Metal that RIGOR MORTIS cut their teeth on is evident throughout the record in the intensity and velocity of tracks like Flesh For Flies, but also, one could argue, are influences such as Italian horror soundtracks by Goblin, as heard on the outro solo of Poltergeist.
RIGOR MORTIS dedicates this record to Mike Scaccia 1965-2012.
Slaves to the Grave Track Listing:
2. Rain of Ruin
3. Flesh for Flies
4. The Infected
5. Blood Bath
6. Ancient Horror
7. Fragrance of Corpse
8. Curse of the Draugr
9. Sacramentum Gladiatorum
10. Ludus Magnus
Produced by Mike Scaccia and RIGOR MORTIS
The surviving members of RIGOR MORTIS (Bruce Corbitt, Harden Harrison, and Casey Orr) will be joined by long time friend Mike Taylor to perform as Wizards Of Gore for two special shows in support of the album, including a CD Release Party and an appearance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest:
RIGOR MORTIS RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Saturday Sept 27th – Curtain Club- Dallas, TX
Featuring Dead Horse, Wizards of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Dead Earth Politics, and more tba. The new RIGOR MORTIS record will be available for purchase at this show.
WIZARDS OF GORE AT HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FEST
Oct. 23rd – 26th – Emo’s – Austin, TX
The second annual event boasts underground and classic horror screenings and merch, full reunion of cast from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as a great line up of bands like Wizards Of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Warbeast, Portal, Randy Blythe, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Acid Witch, and many more
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