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Living Sacrifice Week: Rules of Engagement

01/25/2010
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Metal legends Living Sacrifice return this week with, 'The Infinite Order,' their first album since regrouping in 2008. To celebrate the release singer / guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh will give us the inside story to five songs from the album. We kick off today with "Rules of Engagement". Here is Bruce with the story:

The music for this song started in pre production. Rocky had the intro riff and chorus riff that fit together really well and then I had a bridge riff that fit. Jeremiah, our producer, was there that night and he helped us piece it together with Lance. For the lead we wanted a thrashy part and I came up with something that was just going to be a place holder until we had time to work on it. I just played the first thing that came to mind, but the riff worked and we kept it.

The lyrics were inspired by a book that I read called "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Littrel who was a Navy Seal in Afghanistan in 2004 and his unit was wiped out by the Taliban. It is an amazing story about how he was ultimately saved by an Afghan village who chose to protect him from the Taliban that knew he was still alive. Their people have law that they live by that essentially says if they take a person into their house or village, they are bound to protect them and help them no matter what. Pretty amazing.

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