It’s been a 25 year wait for Rigor Mortis to come out with a new album, and on Tuesday, October 7, the band’s final album, Slaves to the Grave, will be released. The album didn’t arriving without its share of difficulties, though. First and foremost, founding guitarist Mike Scaccia dropped dead of a heart attack while playing onstage in December of 2012. He’d already recorded the album, and after a successful crowd-funding campaign, the band finally decided to release it themselves. It’s a fitting tribute to Scaccia, who sounds amazing on guitars on this album. Bloody Disgusting premiered the album, and now you can listen to it.
If you’re going to the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival, you’ll get to see the band play a tribute to Scaccia as “Wizards of Gore.” If you’re not, then check out Slaves to the Grave, an album that will allow Scaccia’s legacy to live on.