Texan legends RIGOR MORTIS released their debut eponymous LP on this day in 1988 through Capitol Records.
We did one tour in the States with DEATH ANGEL and they gave us a lot of money! Basically for a band that comes out of nowhere, that did one demotape, 500 copies... we had no idea what the music business was all about as far as the reality of it, you know. We just played. They gave us a deal for $100.000 for our first record and we thought we were unstoppable now! But unfortunately we really didn't know much about the business and we didn't have a manager at the time and so they kinda helped us spending it. It was ok. They hired Dave Ogilvie, who now works with Trent Reznor (NINE INCH NAILS). They got him to produce our record and we did the record in a really expensive studio and spent a lot of money there. I wished we would've known more and we would've spent less... They bought us all new equipment and took pretty good care of us as long as Rachel was there. But Rachel left about a year after we got the deal.Casey Orr / Rigor Mortis interview, Snakepit Magazine #1