23 years after their last record, and 19 months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, speed/thrash metal veterans Rigor Mortis have announced the long-awaited release of their fourth and final studio album, “Slaves To The Grave”, on October 7 via Rigor Mortis Records. The new album marks the band’s first studio release in 23 years, and the first to feature the classic original lineup (Mike Scaccia on guitar, Casey Orr on bass, Bruce Corbitt on vocals, and Harden Harrison on drums), since Rigor Mortis’ 1988 eponymous debut effort. 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 MINISTRY’s 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, and recorded the 10 tracks that would become “Slaves To The Grave”. The artwork was created by Michael Broom.

“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. Lududs Magnus

Fans in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas (hometown of Rigor Mortis) will be able to get the CD/DVD 10 days before the rest of the world at the “Slaves To The Grave” CD-release show on September 27 at the Curtain Club in Dallas.