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The Permian​-​Triassic Extinction Event

by THECODONTION and VESSEL OF INIQUITY

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Bipedal herbivirous basal sauropodomorph thriving during the Rhaetian age of the Triassic socket-tooth lizard filling fissures in the chalkstone quarries of Clifton robust morph in the population indicating secondary species unlikely sexual dimorphism or autapomorphies small size due to insular dwarfism roots of its teeth not fused with the jaw bone but positioned in separate receptacles long basipterygoid process on the skull medium-sized serrated leaf-shaped teeth short dentary in relation to the lower jaw ilium subquadrate instead of rounded hands long, narrow, with extended claws its tail much longer than neck and body exact cladistic analyses not decisive placed in its own Thecodontosauridae ancestral to Massospondylus preceding the prosauropod-sauropod split misassigned species as separate genera carnivorous phytosaurians and Agrosaurus Scelidosauridae, Anchisauridae or synonyms Thecodontosaurus antiquus the valid species one of the first saurian remains discovered and one of the oldest that existed once labeled a member of the Squamata now the very epitome of Dinosauria
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Ground dwelling coelophysid theropod, small sized its name given by Fraas, before elegant jaws the tibia longer than the femur, habits cursorial large clawed hands, stiff tail, good runner discovered in the quarry of the Stubensandstein in white sandstone and blue marl sediments the fossils of its ilk were mostly found the same way haphazard bone position, angular asymmetric limbs its neck bent unnaturally backwards, grotesque during its last spasms of agony, before death
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Death by basalt volcanic eruption and the ensuing climate disruption death by oceanic acidification oxygen depletion, anoxia Sulphuric acid rain, bleaches our bones A sky infused with volcanic ash Which falls to earth and covers us Life is death is life We cannot be so easily destroyed We emerge and thrive

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THECODONTION and VESSEL OF INIQUITY join forces in a conceptual split release to tell us about the titular Permian-Triassic extinction event (commonly known as "The Great Dying"), and life emerging anew afterwards. It occurred approximately 251 million years ago and it was Earth's most severe extinction event, during which almost all of the marine species, terrestrial vertebrates and insects became extinct. Theories for its cause range from meteor impacts, volcanic eruptions and climate change, and calamitous occurrences such as basalt volcanic eruptions and ocean acidification are beautifully depicted with abstract forms on the cover artwork, courtesy of Italian artist STRX.

THECODONTION's side explores two different creatures which lived after that catastrophic occurrence, thus during the Triassic period: Thecodontosarus antiquus was a an ancestral relative to sauropods; Procompsognathus triassicus was a small bipedal carnivorous theropod. VESSEL OF INIQUITY's side is sonically destructive, yet it features an evocative and almost poetic description of the inevitable cataclysm that occurred, putting an end to the Permian period and paving the way for new lifeforms during the Triassic.

After the critically acclaimed debut full length "Supercontinent", THECODONTION is back with two tracks (both spawned during the album's recording sessions), in which the band is at its most experimental and intricate musical point thus far. Atmospheric, melodic leads and blistering solos alternate with crushing riffs and relentless blasting.
VESSEL OF INIQUITY's sole member A. White is a master in audial annihilation and ultra-violence in the form of furious drumming and non-stop slab of harsh noise, behind which lies a vortex of sprawling riffs. After two masterpieces such as "Vessel of Iniquity" and "Void of Infinite Horror", this entity is certainly not holding back regarding musical extremity.

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released September 3, 2021

THECODONTION:
G.E.F. - vocals (track 2), songwriting
G.D. - bass, lyrics, arrangements

Guests:
V.P. - drums
Skaðvaldur - vocals (track 1)

VESSEL OF INIQUITY:
A. White - all instruments, vocals
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Cat. Nr. IVR159

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