Rigor Mortis New Album - SLAVES TO THE GRAVE

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Update on Bloody Vinyl...

We apologize for the delay, but due to the resurgence of vinyl's popularity, and the limited U.S. pressing facilities, our vinyl production is taking much longer than expected. But, we just received word that we will get them the first week of December and will get them out to you just as soon as we get our hands on them! Mailers are addressed and ready to go! Thank you all for your support and your patience!

WE'RE IN THE HOME STRETCH! CAN WE DO IT?

Only 2 weeks left of our pledge drive and we're getting closer, but we still have a long way to go! Help us do this, folks!!!

UPDATE: 1st TRACK REVEALED, BLOOD SPLATTERED VINYL, NEW PERKS, MORE!!!

The first track off of Slaves To The Grave has been unleashed! "Flesh For Flies",  an homage to the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pt. 2, is streaming now, exclusively at www.metalsucks.com. Check it out  HERE
We also have new perks available at all levels, including a limited edition, fundraiser only, blood splattered vinyl version of STTG with alternate cover art!

YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR ON CD!!!

That's right! The name of EVERY contributor at ANY level will appear in a special thank you section on the cd cover! That's how important you are to the successful release of this record, and we want you to know how much we truly appreciate your support! Just think, you'll always be able to point at the cd and proudly say "I helped make that happen!"

COVER ART AND TRACK LIST REVEALED!!!

Track listing:

POLTERGEIST 6:05

RAIN OF RUIN 4:21

FLESH FOR FLIES 3:39

THE INFECTED 3:51

BLOOD BATH 6:36

ANCIENT HORROR 3:27

FRAGRANCE OF CORPSE 3:13

CURSE OF THE DRAUGR 3:34

SACRAMENTUM GLADIATORUM/

LUDUS MAGNUS 13:56

Total running time: 49:00




Help Rigor Mortis release their fourth and final album!

Texas Speed Metal pioneers, Rigor Mortis are asking for your help to finance the recording and release of SLAVES TO THE GRAVE - their fourth and final album. 

On Dec 23rd, 2012 we lost our brother and founding member, guitarist Mike Scaccia. Mike suffered a massive heart attack onstage with Rigor Mortis and died doing what he loved, playing his music with his friends and for his friends. Fortunately, just days before he left us, Mike was able to put the finishing touches on his tracks for what would unfortunately be his, and Rigor Mortis', final... and unquestionably finest, studio record.

Recorded in Feb 2012 at Ministry's 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, Texas, STTG returns to the original first record line-up of Mike Scaccia - Guitars, Bruce Corbitt - Vocals, Harden Harrison - Drums, and Casey Orr - Bass. 

After shopping the record for months, we found that with no hope of touring to support the record, and no chance of a follow up album, labels were reluctant to release STTG. Though we received nothing but positive feedback, labels were fearful of not recouping their investment without an active band to promote the record. This, combined with the floundering record industry and sketchy economy, we decided we would be better off self releasing Slaves To The Grave, and reaching out to the Metal community to help us give this record the release it deserves.

In addition to the studio cd, the first 5,000 copies will include a "making of" dvd.

We have both physical and digital distribution in place, manufacturing facility secured, new and improved website and store launching, and high profile record release events planned.

The record is finished, the cover art is amazing, release date is set for Oct. 7th, 2014. All we need is funding. We're shooting for a goal of $20,000. The money will go towards paying off our our recording debt (studio, engineers, travel, mastering), as well as  artwork, packaging, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion. If we go past that goal, the money will go towards additional promotion, etc. as well as other Rigor Mortis projects such as re-pressing and re-releasing the back catalogue, vinyl releases, and new merch.

We're offering a ton of cool incentives, like signed copies of the cd/dvd, LPs, posters, T shirts, hoodys, patches, stickers, shot glasses, flasks, original artwork, merch bundles, and much more! We will keep adding rewards throughout the campaign.

So please, help if you can, and if moneys tight, then help us spread the word! We can't wait for the world to hear what we feel is our greatest work - SLAVES TO THE GRAVE! 

Thanks!


HISTORY

Rigor Mortis formed in 1983 in Arlington, Texas and immediately became a driving force in the original wave of North Texas Metal. With the emphasis on speed and the subject matter steeped in horror and gore, Rigor stood out as extreme intimidators, on and off stage. Starting out as a 3 piece composed of Mike Scaccia on guitar, Harden Harrison on drums, and Casey Orr on bass, the band added vocalist Bruce Corbitt in ’86 and quickly signed to Capitol Records, releasing their classic self titled debut record in ’88. Two years later, Corbitt left the band and Doyle Bright came in on vocals. Rigor went on to release two more records; FREAKS, on Metal Blade Records and RIGOR MORTIS vs. THE EARTH, on Triple X Records.

In 1991 Mike accepted an offer to join Ministry as well as Revolting Cocks, et al. Rigor Mortis was no more, but the four members remained close friends and supported each others’ endeavors. Mike continued working with Ministry off and on over the years, as well as appearing on countless other projects. For the last several years Mike had also become a rep and clinician for Gibson Guitars. Casey Orr joined shock rockers, GWAR, where he remained off and on from ’94 until mid 2011, in addition to working with a long list of other bands including Blohole (with Scaccia), Speedealer (with Harrison), The Burden Brothers, and The Hellions, to name a few. Harden Harrison went on to play drums with Pervis, Speedealer, Mitra, and most recently Hint Of Death. Bruce Corbitt formed DFW supergroup, Texas Metal Alliance, which evolved into the mighty Warbeast, releasing 2010’s “Krush The Enemy”, and 2013’s “Destroy”, both on Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records. Casey would join Warbeast in Feb. 2013. Doyle Bright is currently playing guitar with Atlanta metal vets Hallows Eve.

In 2005, the original lineup of Scaccia, Orr, Harrison, and Corbitt reunited for was to be just a short run of shows. This, of course, led to more shows and talk of a new record. With all 4 members active with other projects and their personal lives, it took a while for the pieces to all fall into place, but in early February 2012, the band entered 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, and recorded their 4th album, SLAVES TO THE GRAVE.

On December 22nd, 2012, while playing onstage with Rigor Mortis in celebration of Bruce’s 50th birthday, Mike Scaccia suffered a sudden and massive heart attack. He was pronounced dead a short time later, after midnight on the 23rd. Rigor Mortis was over. The impact that Mike had on all that knew him is immeasurable. In life he touched us all with his talent and his sense of humor and his friendship. His passing changes everything for many of us. There will never be a fifth Rigor Mortis record. We will never play another show together as Rigor Mortis. Worst of all we’ll never laugh the way we used to. 

But we will keep the flame burning. For Mike, for his family, for ourselves, and for the fans.

Rigor Mortis is dead. Long Live Rigor Mortis! 


SELECT DISCOGRAPHY

(Mike, Casey, Harden, Bruce)

Rigor Mortis - “Foaming at the Mouth” - Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years soundtrack - Capitol Records

Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis - Capitol Records

Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave - Rigor Mortis Records


(Mike, Casey, Harden)

Rigor Mortis - “Grudge Fuck” - Dude You Rock compilation - Triple X Records


(Mike, Casey, Harden, Doyle Bright)

Rigor Mortis - Freaks - Metal Blade 

Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis Vs. The Earth - Triple X 


(Mike, Casey)

Blohole - Leave It To Blohole - Triple X

Ministry - Relapse - Thirteenth Planet

Ministry - Enjoy The Quiet - Live At Wacken

Ministry - Last Tangle In Paris - Live 2012


 

(Mike)

Ministry - In case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up - Sire 

1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut - WaxTrax 

Revolting Cocks - Beers Steers and Queers - WaxTrax 

Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod - Sire 

Ministry - Psalm 69 - Sire

Revolting Cocks - Linger Ficken’ Good - Sire Records

Ministry - Filth Pig - Warner

Lard - Pure Chewing Satisfaction -Alternative Tentacles

Lard - 70s Rock Must Die - Alternative Tentacles

Ministry - Houses of the Mole’ - Sanctuary

Revolting Cocks - Cocked and Loaded - 13th Planet

Ministry - Rio Grande Blood - 13th Planet

Ministry - Cover Up - 13th Planet

Ministry - From Beer To Eternity


(Casey)

GWAR - RagNaRok - Metal Blade Records

GWAR - Carnival Of Chaos - Metal Blade Records

GWAR - Violence Has Arrived - Metal Blade Records

GWAR - Lust In Space - Metal Blade Records

GWAR - Bloody Pit of Horror - Metal Blade Records

XCOPS - You Have The Right To Remain Silent - Metal Blade Records

The Hellions - The Hellions - Hello Records

The Burden Brothers - Buried In Your Black Heart - Kirtland Records

Billyclub - Punk Rock Ambulance - Idol Records


(Harden)

Pervis -Pervis- 1994- Last Beat Records

Pervis- Neck or Nothing-1996-Idol Records

Pervis-Cleansed by Fire"-1998-Idol Records

Speedealer-Here Comes Death"-1999-Palm Records

Speedealer- "Second Sight -2002-Palm Records

Mitra- All Gods Kill -2006-Idol Records

Mitra- The Unbeliever -2010-Idol Records


(Harden, Casey)

Speedealer - Bleed

Speedealer - Burned Alive (Live at CBGBs)


(Bruce)

Warbeast - Krush The Enemy - 2011 - Housecore Records

Warbeast - War Of The Gargantuas (split EP w/ Phil Anselmo) -2013 Housecore Records

Warbeast - Destroy - 2013 - Housecore Records



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  • $300USD
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    Cd/dvd, original painting

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, an original 8x10 painting by bass player Casey Orr, and your name will appear on the cd!

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    You will receive an 11x17 Slaves To The Grave poster, RM sticker, and your name will appear on the cd cover. Please add $10 if shipping internationally.

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  • $20USD
    Cd/dvd and thanks list

    You will receive a signed copy of the new Rigor Mortis cd/dvd, Slaves To The Grave, plus your name will be added to our thank you list on our website. * Add $10 if shipping internationally.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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    Classic S/T CD & Thanks!

    You will receive a copy of Rigor Mortis' classic debut cd and your name will be added to our thanks list! * Add $10 if shipping internationally.

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    You will receive a copy of the Rigor Mortis - FREAKS cd and your name will be added to our thanks list! * Add $10 if shipping internationally.

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    You will receive a pair of laser etched Rigor Mortis dog tags, RM sticker, and your name will appear on the cd cover. Please add $10 if shipping internationally.

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    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis patch, and your name will be added to our thank you list on our website. * Add $10 if shipping internationally.

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    Mike Scaccia Tribute Shirt

    Fundraiser exclusive! Limited edition Mike Scaccia tribute T-Shirt. With the blessing of Mike's wife, Jenny, we are proud to offer this exclusive commemorative shirt depicting our brother doing what he loved! All sizes available. Contributors will be contacted for sizes. Only available here! See gallery for pics. *Please add $12 if shipping internationally. And, of course, your name will appear on the cd.

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  • $40USD
    Limited Ed. Bloody Vinyl LP

    Exclusive pre order! Fundraiser only, 180g blood splattered vinyl LP version of Slaves To The Grave with alternate cover art! Only 250 will be pressed. Autographed on request. As a bonus you will also receive a signed STTG poster, Rigor Mortis sticker, and your name will appear on the cd cover! *Please add $12 if shipping overseas.

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    Boozehound Bundle

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis Flask, 2 Rigor Mortis shot glasses, and your name will appear on the cd! *Add $15 if shipping internationally.

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  • $75USD
    Cd/dvd Bundle #1

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis T shirt, patch, sticker, shot glass, and your name will be added to our thank you list on our website. *Add $15 if shipping overseas.

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    Cd/dvd, hoody, thanks list

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis hoody, and your name will be added to our thank you list on our website. *Add $15 if shipping overseas.

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    $100USD
    Scaccia poster

    Extremely limited, full color, Mike Scaccia tribute poster. Approximately 34 1/2" x 22". See pic in gallery. Your name will also appear in the thanks list of the STTG cd.

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    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis T shirt, patch, sticker, flask, shot glass, and your name will be added to our thank you list on our website. *Add $15 if shipping overseas.

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    Ultimate bundle

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis hoody, T shirt, poster, patch, sticker, flask, shot glass, dog tags, 8x10 original painting by bass player Casey Orr, and your name will appear on the cd!

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    Ultimate bundle + original art

    You will receive a signed copy of the Slaves To The Grave cd/dvd, Rigor Mortis hoody, T shirt, poster, patch, sticker, flask, shot glass, dog tags, an original 11 x 14 painting by Rigor Mortis bass player Casey Orr, and your name will appear on the cd!

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