Villa Grimaldi

from by Killer Cortez

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vil·la gri·mal·di
vilə ɡrɪˈmɔːldɪ
· A sprawling estate in Santiago where USA-backed Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's military regime interrogated, tortured, and in some cases “disappeared” his political opponents
· Following the presidential election of Salvador Allende in 1970, the Nixon administration immediately worked to covertly destabilize Chile in order to overthrow the democratic socialist president
· Led by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and working alongside the CIA, the US backed general Pinochet’s military coup on September 11, 1973 and formally recognized and supported his regime for decades
· Prior to Pinochet's takeover, Villa Grimaldi was a gathering place for many of Chile’s artists, intellectuals, and progressive political figures; soon after the coup the estate was taken over by Pinochet’s secret police and became an interrogation center under the cover of an electrical utility company.
· An estimated 4,500 people were detained at Villa Grimaldi, and of those at least 226 were “disappeared” forever.



fire up the war machines
a kiss, a rose, a shattered dream

blood and fire, thunderous choir

love me when i die, won't you love me when i die?

of all the roads that lead to hell
this one's got my number, yeah yeah yeah
this one's got my number

blood and fire, thunderous choir
love me when i die, won't you love me when i die?
blood and fire in the sky

to all my friends i wish you well
love me when i die, love me when i die!

love me when i die, love me when i die
love me when i die!


from Maquiladora, released January 30, 2017



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Boston-based prog rock band; two-piece ensemble that upends convention with its cavernous sound and psychedelic sonic-storytelling.


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