Two GWAR Members To Join Their Scumdog Brothers on the GWAR Eternal Tour this Fall!

GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the GWAR Eternal Tour.  The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR‘s lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious…Both will feature prominently in the anticipated GWAR Eternal Tour – which promises to be the most shocking and entertaining rock show of the year! Get to know your new masters before they grind you to a bloody pulp!






Origin: The Berserker Blóthar is an ancient shape-shifting holy warrior from the planet Scumdoggia. Blóthar is known to associate with intergalactic outlaw biker gangs


Position: Doggy Style baby! A true Renaissance man; Blóthar sings, he dances, he kills things…


Features:  Blóthar wears a ceremonial headdress fashioned from the gigantic antlers and pelt of a Spectral Moon Moose he killed eons ago. He carries a mighty battle axe, an impenetrable shield, and for some reason has grown a set of hideous space udders


Hobbies: Ice fishing and ritual murder


Quote: “I went into a trance of blinding rage. I must have killed a million space apes.  I was sleeping it off, and I woke up with a piss boner. I figure, why waste it, you know? So I’m rubbing one out, and the next thing I know, I’m on stage with GWAR in front of thousands of hideous, acne-ridden teenaged humanoids. I was promised there would be wifi, but it’s hit or miss….”




Size: Genetically engineered to the optimum proportions for a female of her species


Origin: Vulvatron has returned from the year 69000, where she was a high-ranking Scumdog assassin in the battle against futuro-fascist forces. Her primary functions include mastery of the arts of war, quantum mechanics, and intergalactic musicology


Position: Head Bitch In Charge


Features: Shock-white dreadlocks, high-tech armor, cybernetic implants, boob spew, prominent posterior


Hobbies: Adapting her superior technology and sexual prowess to the present day, perfecting the chemical formula for Vulvoline – her line of signature drag-racing motor oils, hot yoga


Quote: “I have summoned Planck quantities of energy to navigate the fabric of space-time back to this primitive era on Earth. I believe our wormhole might have slightly malfunctioned upon my arrival, also ushering in a primeval creature from a far earlier era, vaguely resembling a Moon Moose. I shall have to report this anomaly to maintenance. My mission is to alter the current path of GWAR so that they might prevent the darkest period in the history of the Universe! I have calculated an optimum plan of action to achieve…Hey! Quit staring at my tits!”


See the Berserker Blóthar, Vulvatron and the rest of GWAR as they embark upon the GWAR Eternal Tour and search for Oderus Urungus!


GWAR W/ Decapitated and American Sharks:

10/15: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

10/16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/17: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

10/18: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – “Rock and Shock Festival”

10/19: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

10/21: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five****

10/22: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater

10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s – “Housecore Horror Film Festival*

10/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/29: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub

10/30: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

10/31: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**

11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

11/4: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

11/6: Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

11/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

11/8: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

11/10: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO


GWAR W/ TBA and American Sharks:

11/14: Vancouver, BC and Commodore Ballroom


GWAR W/ Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks:

11/15: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

11/16: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

11/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

11/19: Fargo, ND @ The Venue

11/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/22: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

11/23: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection***

11/25: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/2: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

12/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

12/4: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

12/5: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/7: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

12/8: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

12/9: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

12/10: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theater

12/11: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

12/12: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

12/13: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

*No American Sharks

** Havok plays on this show

*** The Meatmen play on this show

**** Huntress plays on this show


1349 debuts Slaves video

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have premiered their new video for “Slaves” here. “Slaves” is the lead track from the bands forthcoming new album ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’.

‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ will be released in North America on September 30, and will be available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. Pre-orders are available here.

1349 (Ravn -Vocals, Frost [SATYRICON] – Drums, Seidemann – Bass,  Archaon – Guitars) also recently announced the ‘Chaos Raids’ European headline tour. A full listing of confirmed 1349 tour dates can be found below.

1349 are streaming three additional songs from the forthcoming album: “Exorcism“, “Cauldron“, and “Slaves“. “Slaves” is available for stream and purchase at iTunes and Bandcamp.

Founded in  Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003’s Liberation, 2004’s Beyond the Apocalypse, and 2005’s Hellfire, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in the world-wide extreme metal scene.

1349 are currently available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact Enrique Sagarnaga via email or telephone (215-625-8400). 1349 updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the 1349 website and Facebook page.
1349 Tour Dates:

Sept. 26 Oslo, Norway @ Pokalen Pub – ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ record release show
‘Chaos Raids” European Tour 2014
Nov. 12 Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
Nov. 13 Aalen, Germany @ Rock It
Nov. 14 Oberhausen, Germany @ Helvete
Nov. 15 Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Nov. 16 Biebob, Belgium @ Vosselaar
Nov. 17 Paris, France @ Glazart
Nov. 18 Lyss, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 19 London, England @ Underworld
Nov. 20 Glasgow, Scotland @ Audio
Nov. 21 Dublin, Ireland @ Voodoo Lounge
Nov. 22 Manchester, England @ Sound Control


DRAGONFORCE Announces North American Tour Dates With Kamelot

New Album “Maximum Overload” Out Now on Metal Blade Records


It’s a solid slab of power metal. If you were looking for a time to get back into DragonForce, this may be it.

-Metal Injection-

Frontman Marc Hudson’s awe-inspiring voice is given plenty of room to soar, while the music incorporates riffs and tones from thrash and death metal, giving the songs a heaviness never present before.

-Alt Press- (4/5)


They have genuine fist pumping anthems

-Outburn- (8/10)

DRAGONFORCE released their latest album “Maximum Overload” to critical acclaim this past August on Metal Blade Records.  Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom.


In support of the album DRAGONFORCE has announced they will be returning to North America in 2015 on tour with Kamelot.  The tour begins April 27th in Baltimore, MD and wraps up May 23rd in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL.  Tickets are on sale now for all dates at


Guitarist Herman Li on the tour:


“It’s always a problem where to start a World Tour and as we started the last touring cycle in North America we started this one in the UK, but there was another factor, we wanted to go out touring in North America with a superb band, so when the call came from Kamelot for us to join them on their tour we didn’t hesitate! This will be a fantastic tour and a fantastic evening for the fans……..see you all there!!!!”


Maximum Overload” available now at, in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats!  Don’t forget to check out the band’s brand new video for “The Game” HERE.



4/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre

5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub

5/11: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom

5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

5/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency

5/15: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

5/16: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

5/20: Austin, TX @ Emos

5/21: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Live

5/22: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theatre

5/23: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues (Orlando)
Marc Hudson – Lead vocals
Herman Li – Guitar, backing vocals
Sam Totman – Guitar, backing vocals
Frédéric Leclercq – Bass, backing vocals
Vadim Pruzhanov – Keyboards, backing vocals
Gee Anzalone – Drums, backing vocals


HALCYON WAY Releases Second Video in Making of Conquer Video Series


Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers released their latest album Conquer last month.  This is their 4th album and it hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 the week of release.  Conquer will be released on September 19 in Europe and the Rest Of World via Massacre Records.


Recently HALCYON WAY confirmed a lengthy tour with SAXON and SKID ROW across Europe in October-November of 2014.   A complete list of dates can be found below.


Today the band releases the second video in the series documenting the making of Conquer.  Check it out HERE.


“This is the second installment of the ‘making of Conquer’ videos, and this one has a tour of my home studio as well as some of the guitar tracking footage. I hope that all of the musicians out there get GAS when they check out my setup,” said guitarist Jon Bodan on the latest video.
Tour Dates Are as Follows:


30.10.2014 – Aladin – Bremen, DE

01.11.2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, DE

02.11.2014 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, DE

04.11.2014 – Garage – Saarbrucken, DE

05.11.2014 – Trix – Antwerp, BE

06.11.2014 – 013 – Tilburg, NL

08.11.2014 – Munchenbrewery – Stockholm, SE

09.11.2014 – Tradgarn – Gothenburg, SE

10.11.2014 – Voxhall – Aarhus, DK

12.11.2014 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK

13.11.2014 – Markthalle – Hamburg, DE

14.11.2014 – Huxleys Neue Welt – Berlin, DE

15.11.2014 – Progresja – Warsaw, PL

16.11.2014 – Roxy – Prague, CZ

18.11.2014 – Posthof – Linz, AT

19.11.2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, CH

20.11.2014 – Backstage Werk – Munich, DE

21.11.2014 – Alte Seilerei – Mannheim, DE

23.11.2014 – LKA/Longhorn – Stuttgart, DE

24.11.2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, FR

25.11.2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, FR

26.11.2014 – Bikini – Toulouse, FR

28.11.2014 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR

29.11.2014 – Le Splendid – Lille, FR


The band’s lyric video for the song “Home” can be viewed HERE.  In addition the video for the song “Web of Lies” can be viewed HERE.


HALCYON WAY was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album “A Manifesto For Domination” in 2008 (via Nightmare Records).  That was followed up by the critically acclaimed “Building The Towers” in 2010, and the sequel to that release, “IndoctriNation”, was released in 2011.


The band toured relentlessly over the last few years, going out with Fozzy in the UK, Delain for a full European tour, and North American tours with U.D.O., Saxon, and Fates Warning.


HALCYON WAY‘s sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature song craft.  The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira.  The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King’s X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.


Conquer Track Listing:

1. Conquer

2. Web Of Lies

3. Conceived In Torment

4. Home

5. World Comes Undone

6. Militant

7. Hatred Is My Cause

8. The Poisoned Apple

9. Save Your Tears

10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)

11. King Of Ruin

12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun


HALCYON WAY: (Official Website) (Twitter) (Facebook)


King Diamond announces opening act for North American tour

King Diamond announces opening act for North American tour

King Diamond would like to welcome Jess and the Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this fall. The occult rock group from Kuopio, Finland, was personally selected by King Diamond himself to be the openers on the tour.

Jess and the Ancient Ones is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band’s lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent Jess as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba. Watch their latest video for “Astral Sabbat” on YouTube HERE. For more information, visit their official website,, as well as follow them on twitter and facebook:,

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle, WA date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

w/ Jess and the Ancient Ones
10/11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage (SOLD OUT)
10/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/16 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/17 Montreal, QC Olympia
10/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
10/19 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
10/21 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex*
10/28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Warfield (SOLD OUT)
10/31 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
11/01 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/08 Austin, TX Auditorium Shores – Fun Fun Fun Fest
*also with Visigoth


Celldweller Releases Title Track “End of an Empire” from new Album

Independent Artist/Producer Celldweller has released the title track “End of an Empire” for his upcoming new album. Out September 16, 2014, from Klayton’s (Celldweller) label FiXT, ‘End of an Empire (Chapter 01: Time)‘ features 5 new, original tracks along with remixes from Breathe Carolina, Comaduster, KJ Sawka and OCTiV.

Get the single immediately when you pre-order from FiXT or iTunes or stream the track on YouTube & Spotify.

Listen/Pre-Order “End Of An Empire”:

FiXT | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube

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Listen to “End of an Empire” now on YouTube

Featuring monolithic vocal tracks of epic scope, this release highlights Klayton’s unique fusion of infectious electronic music with aggressive rock & roll the way only Celldweller can – by blurring the lines between organic and synthetic. The title track “End of an Empire” takes listeners on a 7.5 minute dichotic journey of metal-infused drum & bass blasts, and a contrasting mix of lush vocal hooks and aggressive screams.



About Celldweller:

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Klayton is Celldweller. Personifying the sound of the iPod generation, he creates a hybrid fusion of digital and organic elements: intricately designed soundscapes constructed from Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Electro, woven together with aggressive Rock/Metal and Orchestral elements. Celldweller ignores genre boundaries and creates a pioneering vision of the future of electronic music.

Connect with Celldweller:

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Soundcloud

CRIMSON SHADOWS Premiere New Video


Available September 9th on Napalm Records


-Metal Temple-

CRIMSON SHADOWS, the Epic Metallers from the depths of Canada are set to release the brand new album Kings Among Men September 9th USA/CAN via Napalm Records.  The album is available for pre-order on Amazon or iTunes.


The band has completed work on a video for the song “Heroes Among Us”, and today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection.  Check it out HERE.


Kings Among Men is available for streaming HERE.


These Canadians deliver with aggression and melody, clever arrangements and epic songs that are quite similar to a roller coaster ride! The band’s lyric video for the track “Rise To Power”can be viewed at

The Wacken Metal Battle Winners 2013 are hitting the road this fall! Make sure to check out their upcoming tour dates! 

The band is currently in the middle of an indiegogo crowd funding campaign for their European tour.  Help out the band and receive some cool perks HERE.



12.09.14 DE – Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
13.09.14 DE – Bochum / Matrix
14.09.14 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
15.09.14 CH – Pratteln / Z7
16.09.14 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
17.09.14 FR – Lyon / CCO
18.09.14 FR – Paris / Divan Du Monde
19.09.14 DE – Trier / Exhaus
20.09.14 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
21.09.14 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
22.09.14 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
23.09.14 PL – Wroclaw / Alibi
24.09.14 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
25.09.14 PL – Krakow / Fabryka
26.09.14 CZ – Zlin / Masters Of Rock
27.09.14 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
28.09.14 AT – Graz / Explosiv
29.09.14 AT – Vienna / Szene
30.09.14 HR – Zagreb / Vintage Industrial
01.10.14 SI – Ljubljana / SI Gala Hala
02.10.14 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony
03.10.14 DE – Munich / Backstage
04.10.14 DE – Darmstadt / Steinbruch- Theater
05.10.14 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Unveil Artwork and Track Listing for Pandemonium

Available November 4th on Napalm Records

No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records and shows that fatigue is a foreign word for them.  Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.


Today the artwork and track listing for Pandemonium have been revealed. 


Iggor Cavalera on the album’s artwork:


“It is exciting to work with one of the most amazing living artists who is also one of my best friends. Stephan Doitschnoff expresses in a beautiful way what is tense and ambiguous, makes people think through images and words, for me its the best fit to combine with one of the most exciting pieces of music I have written which is Pandemonium.”  

The first track from Pandemonium is available for streaming now.  Check out “Bonzai Kamakazi” here:

Pandemonium Track Listing:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium

2. Banzai Kamakazi

3. Scum

4. I, Barbarian

5. Carmunhao

6. Apex Predator

7. Insurrection

8. Not Losing the Edge

9. Father of Hate

10. The Crucible

11. Deus Ex Machina

12. Porra


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SCAR SYMMETRY Releases New Single & Lyric Video for ‘Limits To Infinity’

Swedish Melodic Death Metallers SCAR SYMMETRY will release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece The Unseen Empire called The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity)on October 03 (EU), October 06 (UK & France) and October 14 (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) is the first part of a trilogy.


Today marks the release of the first single called ‘Limits To Infinity’

You can watch a lyric video of the song here:


Order the digital version of ‘Limits To Infinity’ here:



Google Play:



Per Nilsson comments: “I thought to myself… am I allowed to fuse death metal with AOR, and go extreme in both directions? I didn’t ask for permission, I just went and did it, and I’m pretty excited to hear what people are gonna think about it.”


Henrik Ohlsson adds: “Limits to Infinity” unveils the malevolent plan of the elite, the hidden hand, and their discoveries regarding the secrets of the universe. The lyric elaborates on the decision makers’ long-term plan to merge with machines and colonize other planets.”


The tracklist of The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity):


01. The Shape Of Things To Come

02. Neohuman

03. Limits To Infinity

04. Cryonic Harvest

05. The Spiral Timeshift

06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit

07. Neuromancers

08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon


Commented guitarist Per Nilsson: “The lyrical concept that Henrik came up with for The Singularity trilogy is huge in scope, complex and awe-inspiring, and naturally the music I wrote needed to follow suit – and it is with great pride that we can now present ‘Phase I – Neohumanity’, the first part in the most progressive and elaborate project in the history of Scar Symmetry. What an awesome way of celebrating our 10th anniversary!”

The cover artwork for The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.


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RIGOR MORTIS Debut Second Song From Slaves to the Grave on Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”

Available October 7th on Rigor Mortis Records

Twenty-Three years after their last record, and nineteen months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, DFW TX Speed/Thrash Metal pioneers, RIGOR MORTIS, will release their fourth and final studio album – Slaves to the Grave (Due October 7th via Rigor Mortis Records). This marks the bands first studio album in 23 years, and the first with the classic original line up (Mike Scaccia – guitar, Casey Orr – Bass, Bruce Corbitt – Vocals, and Harden Harrison on drums), since their 1988 eponymous debut album.

Slaves to the Grave is available for pre-order HERE.

So far one song from Slaves to the Grave has been released, the song “Flesh for Flies” it can be streamed HERE.

Today RIGOR MORTIS presents the second offering from their final masterpiece.  Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog” is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song “Poltergeist”.  Get a first listen to “Poltergeist” HERE.

With help from their fans, via an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, the band is releasing Slaves To The Grave themselves on their own label, Rigor Mortis Records. EVERYONE who contributes to the fundraiser will have their name included in a special “thank you” list on the cd! The campaign ends on Aug. 28th, so there’s only a few days left to help out, get your name on the cd, and pick up some killer swag, including a limited run blood splattered vinyl version of the record with alternate cover art, and an exclusive Mike Scaccia tribute t-shirt.

You can contribute here: IndieGoGo.

Two special shows in support of the album have been announced including a CD Release Party and an appearance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest. The surviving members of Rigor Mortis will be performing as Wizards of Gore at both events.


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.



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 1 and 2, as well as a great line up of bands like Superjoint Ritual, GWAR, Danzig, Samhain, Wizards Of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Warbeast, Portal, Randy Blythe, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Acid Witch, and many more

Recorded less than a year before Mike’s passing, Slaves To The Grave was to going to herald the band’s long overdue comeback. In February 2012, RIGOR MORTIS entered 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, and recorded the 10 tracks that would become STTG. The artwork was done Michael Broom

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“. While STTG was very much a group effort, and all four came together like a fist to crush all doubt, It has to be said, of course, that the highlight of this record, and indeed RIGOR MORTIS as a whole musically, is Mike Scacciaʼs incredible guitar playing. His freakish speed picking and beautiful sense of melody is mesmerizing. His solos are stupefying. Mike’s style was much closer to Paganini, than to say, Mustaine or Dimebag. He was unique.

Without question, this record contains some of Mike’s finest work. In his zone and with no restraints, he delivered some absolutely stellar performances. His solo at the end of “Blood Bath”, for instance, is absolutely breathtaking, exposing more heart and soul than precious few of his contemporaries possess. RIGOR MORTIS dedicates this record to Mike Scaccia 1965-2012.

Slaves to the Grave Track Listing:

1. Poltergeist 

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

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