Giger – Submit to Reality (2019)

Language can be useful for its specificity or its generality, with the latter being exemplified by the phrase “chord progression.” It means a sequence of root notes and harmony notes and in rock music signifies the harmonic backdrop to a song, where in jazz it means more the geometry of a melody in relation to the notes of the scale, signifying what harmony will be used to write melodies within it.

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Seeking A More Dangerous Name, MS-13 Re-Brands As COVID-19

As the sun goes down over this Los Angeles neighborhood, shouts rise up from the young men gathered behind a local import-export business. “Chupa mi cabra, pendejo! ┬┐Adónde vas, pinche cabrón?” Laughter and the clink of bottles follows. This is the nightly meeting of the local chapter of the “Mara Salvatrucha” gang, commonly known as MS-13.

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Adramelech “Grip Of Darkness” Demo Re-Issued On Ten Inches Of Deathcult

Xtreem Music announced its intent to release the classic Adramelech demo “Grip of Darkness” on their Ten Inches of DeathCult series. A release consistent with the Finnish tradition as outlined by the mighty Demigod, “Grip of Darkness” bears witness to the brutal yet nearly clandestine melodic approach that would ultimately define the Adramelech sound.

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Sorcier Des Glaces Snowland Re-Issued On Vinyl By Evil Tentacle Records

Evil Tentacle Records experienced some printing plant delays with its re-issue of Sorcier Des Glaces Snowland on vinyl but is still taking pre-orders.

A black metal classic originally released as a CD-R, Snowland offers a highly effective and visionary form of epic melodic black metal. That this was originally released in 1998 is a wonder considering the tepid and downright flaccid nature of black metal at the time.

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