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"Rigor Mortis vs. The Earth" Digipak Planned

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Metal Mind Productions has announced details of the forthcoming Rigor Mortis deluxe digipak remaster release.

According to the press release: Combining thrash with hardcore and punk influences, Rigor Mortis remains one of the most prominent representatives of the crossover genre. Their third and so far final album, "Rigor Mortis vs. The Earth" is a prime example of shredding guitars, light-speed drumming and angry vocals all mixed up in one devastating thrash/punk assault. The first thing that catches the listener's attention is the flawless production, a few steps ahead of the one heard in the debut. The album is also much more varied than the previous offerings – Rigor Mortis finally surfaced their punk influences, with tracks such as "Throwback," "The Rack" or "SOG" being the best examples, next to the surprising cover version of The Ramones' song "Psychotherapy." The band, however, didn't forget about their thrash origin – songs such as the outstanding "Mummified," "Asphyxia," "Contagious Contamination" or "City in Fear" deliver a heavy blow that will be instantly loved by any heavy music enthusiast. What is interesting, the vocal duties are split between Doyle Bright, who sings all the thrash metal tunes and Casey Orr, who takes up most of the punk-oriented tracks. Despite what the given song is, however, all lyrics are concentrated on the same themes of violence, mayhem and intestines – just as on all of Rigor Mortis' past releases.

The remastered version of "Rigor Mortis vs. The Earth" will be available in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 numerated copies. The release date is scheduled for August 18, 2008 in Europe and September 30, 2008 in the USA (via MVD).

Here is Rigor Mortis' "Rigor Mortis vs. The Earth" reissue tracklisting:

1. Dying in My Sleep
2. Mummified
3. Throwback
4. Contagious Contamination
5. The Rack
6. Psychotherapy
7. City in Fear
8. Asphyxia
9. Dead Fish
10. SOG
11. Speedwhore
12. After of a Midget (S.Y.G.D.P.)

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