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I am listening to a song about volcanoes. It is called "Pyroclastic Annihilation" performed by a brutal deth/thrash metal band called "Demolition Hammer". It is from their album "Epidemic of Violence" released in 1992. The song is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_7qqsVioxo the full lyrics can be found here: https://genius.com/Demolition-hammer-pyroclastic-annihilation-lyrics

I have come across a term I do not understand.

Molten debris
Volcanic ash
Seas of boiling mud
Subrelluric forces exploding violently
Pyroclastic matter intense velocity

Is the word "Subrelluric" a geological term? If yes what does it mean exactly? What are Subrelluric forces? What do they do amidst a volcanic eruption? I couldn't find anything on the web. Perhaps this is an extremely advance term not usually used in the public world?

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe edit your question to include the name of the group and where they are from $\endgroup$ – haresfur Sep 2 '18 at 23:09
  • $\begingroup$ Quick googling shows other people asking this question a decade ago in other forums without getting answered :D $\endgroup$ – Communisty Sep 3 '18 at 8:09
  • $\begingroup$ @haresfur question updated. $\endgroup$ – morbidCode Sep 3 '18 at 9:04
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I believe what you heard is “subtelluric” where telluric means “of the earth”.

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  • $\begingroup$ This might be it! But if we use it the statement becomes weird: "subtelluric forces exploding violently"? It doesn't seem to make sense. $\endgroup$ – morbidCode Sep 3 '18 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ @morbidCode “Sub-earthen forces exploding violently” makes sense to me, am I missing something? $\endgroup$ – personjerry Sep 3 '18 at 17:41
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    $\begingroup$ I guess there isn't under the earth. There surely is under the surface of the earth. $\endgroup$ – Communisty Sep 4 '18 at 12:05
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    $\begingroup$ Not sure if this helps but you can think of it in the same way “terranean” means “of the earth” and “subterranean” means “under the the earth” $\endgroup$ – personjerry Sep 4 '18 at 13:03
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This term does not exist in volcanology. I can’t even think of a similar sounding term that can be misheard in the song, or misheard by the authors and then put in the song.

It’s possible it exists in a different language but I am not familiar with any options.

Sounds like your best bet would be to ask the band.

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    $\begingroup$ A quick Google Translate from Latin shows nothing for "rellus" and some other variatios. $\endgroup$ – Spencer Sep 3 '18 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Gimelist thanks! I am thinking this could be a made-up word for some unknown reason. I might be grasping at straws here, but I edited my question to link the full lyrics. Maybe the meaning of this word is found in the context of the whole lyrics? Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – morbidCode Sep 3 '18 at 14:50

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