Does time exist? Heraclitus’ river would say yes, Zeno’s tortoise: no.
At least: If I think, I exist! However… why is there something rather than nothing?
MAGG is the Progressive Rock/Metal band from Cancun that seeks answers to the principal questions of humanity. Its first album, a double-disc LP, released in 2013, has been applauded by specialized critics praising its symphonic sound and comparing it to leading bands like Dream Theater. (ProgMetalZone.com, New Releases: 10/23/13.)
Premise 1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
MAGG is comprised of five classical musicians, apprentices of prominent classical maestros, like Carlos Martínez Larrauri (Conductor of UNAM-ENM’s Classical Guitar Orchestra), Francisco Navarro Lara (Conductor of various orchestras and personalities like José Carreras and Montserrat Caballé) and “popular-music” composers (Enrique Quezadas, Hiram Gómez, Carlos “Bozzo” Vázquez).
The members of MAGG are: Alfred Merry (vocals), Ivan (bass), Sergio (drums), Luis (keyboards) and “Yito” (guitar).
Premise 2: The Universe began to exist.
The group was formed in 2008. MAGG soon achieved local awards (first places in several Battles of the Bands, presence in festivals) and released two demo recordings that obtained international acceptance through the principal social-network at the time: MySpace; having almost 10,000 followers and over 100,000 views.
After this period the band members decided to keep playing, now in a lower profile, focusing their efforts to continue their musical formation.
At the end of 2012, MAGG entered to the studio with the conviction to release its first album. These sessions surpassed 92 minutes of music, pushing them to publish the album in a two-disc box set.
In mid-2013 the album, now entitled “Birth / Revival,” was released (and entirely performed) in a successful opening concert. The independent album “Birth / Revival” is distributed with the help of Mixdown Records and it is available on every major online store (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify).
MAGG has released musical videos for two singles: Brightness and Mind’s Conflict.
Conclusion (from Premises 1 and 2): The Universe has a cause.
The music of the band has been equally accepted at Progressive Rock festivals and Heavy Metal festivals. MAGG has been featured on press, TV, radio, specialized websites and was described as a group “called to be one of the greatest Progressive Metal bands of the nation, or even of the World.” (Progresión, Código DF, July 2013.)
However, MAGG is focused to meditate on the main questions of life. For example: Borde-Guth-Vilenkin Theorem predicts an absolute beginning of the Universe. Then, its cause must be immaterial, transcendent (it existed before matter, time and space), powerful and has a will to use this power. (Romans 1:20.) Platonic archetypes don’t cause effects, so it must have a consciousness. Enjoy a journey of questions with MAGG.