500x black, 500x white, 500x transparent red 2x12"+7" (180g) in a black poly-lined innerbag, download card, insert 4 page, full-color on 250g, gatefold, full-color - black flood inside on 350g, all assembled in a PVC overbag.
Experience the rebirth of the cult classic album, "Reqviem," originally released in 1991 by MASACRE, marking the second release of Osmose Productions. This special edition not only includes the original 1991 recording but also presents a complete re-recording, remixing, and remastering that truly captures the essence of what MASACRE was meant to sound like. After 32 years, the magical sound recording now reflects the true essence of MASACRE, a colossal band hailing from Colombia. Get ready for the unleashed power of a Pure Fucking Giant!
"When I first entered the studio for the 'REQVIEM' album, I was about 20 years old, living in Medellin city in the '80s. Medellin, the second most important city in Colombia, was a place filled with hate and a bitter taste in the air, reflecting the continuous presence of death in the streets and neighborhoods. A significant portion of Medellin's society was a result of poverty, lack of opportunities, and everlasting misery. This situation was soon exploited by drug cartels, growing by imposing their own laws and rules under the flag of dirty money, while the blind, deaf, and corrupt government remained indifferent, offering no solutions for the current and upcoming generations.
Since then, a tremendous passion for metal music has been living inside me. BullMetal and I were making our dreams come true, unknowingly creating one of the most iconic metal albums not only in Colombia but also in South America and worldwide. An album transcending time and space, allowing MASACRE to write its own lines on the pages of this international brutal sound, where time has been a silent witness to those who grew up listening, screaming, and headbanging their heads off to escape a reality that still hurts and lives in every lyric as an eternal curse.
During difficult times and days, we were forced to think differently, to hate an entire system, religion, morality, politics, and society. From this living hell, our lyrics were born, and a raw dark sound transformed our music into a personal signature, a catharsis. REQVIEM, a funeral march for many, dedicated to Colombia's past, present, and future, the massacred Colombia. REQVIEM can be summarized in two words: DEATH METAL, the Metal of Death." - Alex Okendo