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Hare Krishna Punks


05/18/07
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(PR) If you look up the number 108 on Wikipedia, you'll learn the following: One hundred [and] eight is an abundant number and a semiperfect number. It is a tetranacci number. It is the hyperfactorial of 3 since it is of the form . 108 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which is 36. 108 is also divisible by the total number of its divisors (12), hence it is a refactorable number. In normal space, the interior angles of an equilateral pentagon measure 108 degrees each. In Dharmic traditions Hindu deities have 108 names. Recital of these names, often accompanied by counting of 108-beaded Mala, is considered sacred and often done during religious ceremonies. The recital is called namajapa. Siva Nataraja dances his cosmic dance in 108 poses. The number of sins in Tibetan Buddhism is 108. Chinese astrology and Tao philosophy holds that there are 108 sacred stars. However, if reading carefully, one would notice that 108 is also a California based Hare Krishna, hardcore punk band.

After a not so brief hiatus (1996 Ė 2005), the band is back with their first studio album in over a decade (Equal Vision Records recently issued a 37 song discography of the bandís history to this point), and it sounds like they havenít missed a beat. "A New Beat From A Dead Heart" (out June 26th on Deathwish) was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studios. 108 will be performing in a city near you as they prepare for a full tour of the United States, but not before they destroy our lucky friends in Europe first. Grab a listen at the full story link before you go off and shave your head and give up cheeseburgers. - Click here for the Full Story

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