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Formed: 1986
From: Olsztyn, Poland
Last Known Status: Active


Formed in Poland in 1986, it was three years before the band's 'Necrolust' demo saw them attain the attention of the underground, and led to the band's now infamous 'Morbid Reich' cassette release via the Polish Carnage Records, a release which legend has it was one of the biggest selling Death Metal demos/cassettes ever. The band signed to Earache in 1992 and in July of that year Vader recorded their one and only Earache album 'The Ultimate Incantation' with producer Paul Johnson.

Subsequently the band toured Europe with Bolt Thrower and Grave, and also hit the US with Deicide and Suffocation, but then left Earache to puruse a career on many and varied labels, gaining a gretaer reputation with each release for a more intellectual lyrical stance as well as sound based heavily around drummer Doc's amazing blastbeat control. As the band continued churning out album after album, they moved towards their own unique style of death-thrash metal fusion with the landmark releases of 'Litany' and 'Revalations'.

Latest Vader News

Below is our complete Vader news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Overkill Adds More Tour Dates

New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill will embark on their 25th anniversary North American tour, dubbed Killfest 2010, in April and May 2010. The trek will span the length of the U.S., hitting spots in Canada, with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support on the tour will come from Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, and Woe of Tyrants.

Commented vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's 'Ironbound', live and in your face, let the games begin!!"

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Vader Adds New European Tour Dates

Polish death metallers Vader has issued the following statement about adding on new tour dates:

"Vader has finally confirmed the entire tour schedule of the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010.' Seven new dates (covering mostly Scandinavia and northern part of Germany) have been added to the previously announced tour schedule. The entire gig's list can be viewed in the tour dates below. It's going to be the third part of the band's European tournee promoting their 'Necropolis' album, released last year under the wings of Nuclear Blast. During the first two legs of the campaign Vader appeared on the 'Funeral Nation Tour' in Europe with Marduk. The band's current line up features new guitarist Marek Pajak, who replaced Vogg some time ago. During the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010' Vader will be supported by the young and very talented bands As You Drown and Divine Chaos."

The confirmed dates for the Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010 are as follows:

23.02.2010 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
24.02.2010 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
25.02.2010 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
26.02.2010 (FR) Paris / Glazart
27.02.2010 (UK) Colchester / Colchester Arts
28.02.2010 (UK) Bristol / Bierkeller
01.03.2010 (UK) London / Underworld
03.03.2010 (IRE) Belfast / Limelight
04.03.2010 (IRE) Dublin / Whelans
05.03.2010 (UK) Glasgow / Ivory Blacks
06.03.2010 (UK) Leeds / The Well
07.03.2010 (UK) Nottingham / The Central
10.03.2010 (HOL) Zaandam / De Kade
11.03.2010 (HOL) Breda / Mezzo
12.03.2010 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
13.03.2010 (GER) Hamm / Alfred Fischer Halle
14.03.2010 (GER) Flensburg / Roxy
16.03.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
17.03.2010 (SWE) Orebro / Virus
18.03.2010 (SWE) Borlange / Cozmos
19.03.2010 (SWE) Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
20.03.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / The Cave

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Novy Puts Together New Band, Road's End

Rumor has it that Novy, formerly of Behemoth, Vader and Dies Irae is currently putting together a new band, tentatively called Road's End, with lead guitarist Chris Cannella (N17, Autumn's End) and drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery). Word is, they're still looking for another lead guitarist.

Novy is currently available for Studio/Session work individually or as part of a rhythm section. Drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery) rounds out the Rhythm Section from Hell. For further details, contact their management at mj@desertcore.com or visit www.desertcore.com.

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Vader Posts Video Interview And Live Footage

Polish death metallers Vader have posted a video interview online, conducted by Metal Hangar 18, with drummer Paul Jaroszewicz at their recent Sofia, Bulgaria tour date. The video clip can be viewed below, and fan-filmed footage from the show can be found after the jump.


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As You Drown To Open for Vader on European Tour

Swedish death metal band AS YOU DROWN has announced that they will be the direct support for the upcoming "Blitzkrieg 5 tour" of Polish death metal band VADER. VADER is still on tour with MARDUK, but will invade the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia right after. UK's very own DIVINE CHAOS will also be supporting Vader.

"Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010" dates with VADER + AS YOU DROWN + DIVINE CHAOS are as follows:

23/02/10 – DE - Rostock - Das Toxis
24/02/10 – DE – Hamburg - Marx
25/02/10 – BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
26/02/10 – FR - Paris - Glazart
27/02/10 – UK - Colchester - Colchester Arts
28/02/10 – UK - Bristol - Bierkeller
01/03/10 – UK - London - Underworld
03/03/10 – IE - Belfast - Limelight
04/03/10 – IE - Dublin - Whelans
05/03/10 – UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
06/03/10 – UK - Leeds - The Well
07/03/10 – UK - Nottingham - The Central
10/03/10 – NL - Zaandam - De Kade
11/03/10 – NL - Breda - Mezzo
12/03/10 – NL - Groningen - Vera
13/03/10 – DE - Hamm - Alfred Fischer Halle

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Deicide, Marduk And Vader To Tour Together

Fans of extreme metal music in Europe are set to be in for a huge treat in May when three of the most popular bands in the field will be teaming up for the Unholy Titans tour. Florida based death metal legends Deicide will be headlining the trek and they will be joined by Swedish black metal outfit Marduk and Polish death metal veterans Vader. There will also be other bands joining the trio on select dates, though no names have been confirmed as of yet.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 13 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland
May 14 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany
May 15 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Metalfest Open Air Austria
May 16 - Strasbourg, France - Laiterie
May 17 - Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy - Rock And Roll Arena
May 18 - Rome, Italy - Blackout
May 19 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
May 20 - Nova, Slovenia - Gorica Mostovna*
May 21 - Budapest, Hungary - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
May 22 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
May 23 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Metalfest Open Air Czech

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Evile Announces New North American Tour Dates

British thrashers, EVILE have recently announced that they will be embarking on their first major North American tours with such legendary acts as KREATOR and OVERKILL. EVILE frontman/guitarist, Matt Drake recently took some time to proclaim his (and the band's) excitement to hit the road across the pond in March through early-May:

"Well it's about time it happened, we can finally say that we are coming to the USA!! It's been a long time coming because we've tried before, we've had a few plans made in the past to get to the states but they always fell through but it's finally confirmed and happening. We couldn't be happier that we get to lay waste to peoples senses on a nightly basis with such legendary bands that we have nothing but respect for, we're looking forward to meeting people who have listened to our cd's but never had the chance to see us live and we're also looking forward to introducing ourselves to a lot of new people and instead of easing ourselves into it by doing a week or so we're going for a full on two month straight tour with only a few days off, the way it should be!! I'm personally looking forward to being able to visit such iconic places as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco as these are the kind of places i never thought i would be lucky enough to see. Ladies and gentlemen the British are coming!!!!" More...

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Mastic Scum Joins Funeral Nation Tour

Austria's Mastic Scum have been added to the January stops of the European Funeral Nation tour featuring Marduk and Vader. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

08.01.2010 (GER) Leipzig - Hellraiser Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Lyfthrasy
09.01.2010 (CZ) Brno - Faval Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
10.01.2010 (SK) Nitra - Nova Pekaren Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
11.01.2010 (AUT) Vienna - Viper Room Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Reanima
12.01.2010 (HUN) Gyor - Red Rocket Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
13.01.2010 (ROM) Cluj Napoca - Irish & Music Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
14.01.2010 (ROM) Bucarest - Studio Martin Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
15.01.2010 (BUL) Sofia - Blue Box Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
16.01.2010 (GRE) Thessaloniki - Mylos Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
17.01.2010 (GRE) Atheens - Sin City Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
19.01.2010 (SER) Beograd - SKC Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
20.01.2010 (CRO) Zagreb - Mochvara Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
21.01.2010 (ITA) Ronchi dei Legionari - Rock Club Live Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
22.01.2010 (AUT) Innsbruck - Hafen Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate, Indyus, Hyperion Deathbionics & Support
23.01.2010 (GER) Koeln - Underground Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support

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Vader Issues New Year Update

Front man Peter Wiwczarek of Polish death metal band Vader has issued the following update about the band's upcoming touring activity:

"Hell-o all VaderManiax! On behalf of Vader commando I would like to wish You extremely metal year 2010! Let it be a fulfillment of your dreams and expectations!!! I also take the occasion to briefly summarize the past year 2009...It was another hard-working year in our career. We played nearly 150 gigs! It was also a time of trial for the new line up of the band and... we passed the exam, just because 'when there's a WILL, there's a WAY!' The band was well received by both European and US Fans (worth to mention that in the US we played nearly 40 gigs closing the year 2009). But of course, the most important for us is a new record deal with mighty Nuclear Blast and the new album 'Necropolis.'

"The album was released in the end of August (Europe) and September (the US) and immediately gained a huge number of supporters- both among diehard Vader's maniacs and also large amount of new Fans. Thank You for this! I'm so sorry to say that our 'favorite' Internet instigators and trolls (I am talking here mainly to our Polish countrymen ...) didn't see band's collapse and downfall. Vader still exists and 'Necropolis' is just the beginning!

"How about recent news from the band's camp? Guitarist Marek Pajak known from the Polish band Esqarial will join Vader on the upcoming tour with Marduk in January. Vogg who played with us during the last year is going to hit the road with his great band Decapitated. We wish Him all the best for the future, another crushing album of 'Decaps' and would like to thank for a great time He spent with Vader. Let the Power be with You, Brother! In mid February we kick off a tour in the UK, Ireland and Benelux. Right after the tour we hit the road again, appearing on US KillFest together with Overkill....Once again THANK YOU for a great 2009! Stay Metal!"

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Semargl Completes Recording of New Album

Ukrainian metallers SEMARGL have finished recording their new full-length album, "Ordo Bellictum Satanas," for an early 2010 release via German label Twilight Vertrieb. The recording sessions for the fourth SEMARGL's CD took place at Blacklight Recording Studio in Kiev. Guest musicians on this album include: Jonny Maudling (BAL-SAGOTH, MY DYING BRIDE), Nera (DARZAMAT), Iscariah (IMMORTAL, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, NECROPHAGIA), Novy (DIES IRAE, BEHEMOTH, VADER), Vrangsinn (CARPATHIAN FOREST, NATTEFROST).

A preview version of a new song from upcoming album is available for streaming on the band's official website and MySpace page. More...

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Overkill Announces North American Tour

New Jersey based thrash metal legends Overkill has announced that they will be heading out on the roads of North America at the beginning of April next year. They will be bringing plenty of bands with them for the ride, including Vader, Evile, God Dethroned, Warbringer and Woe Of Tyrants. This tour is in support of the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Ironbound" which will be released in January through Nuclear Blast Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Video Interview With Vader Available

Hardtimes.ca has posted a video interview online with front man Peter Wiwczarek of Polish death metal band Vader. The video clip can be viewed below.

Vader Interview HARDTIMES.CA

HARDTIMES.CA | MySpace Video

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Rose Funeral Updates Tour Schedule

Ohio's Rose Funeral are heading back on the road with Polish death metal band Vader. Label mates Lazarus A.D. will also be on board for a few dates of this trek and among other bands on the tour are Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, Augury and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. Tickets can be acquired at this location. Rose Funeral's tour dates are as follows:

12/03 Louisville, KY Bulldog café

Tour w/ Vader
12/04 Johnson City, TN Stage 5
12/05 Tulsa, OK Marquee
12/06 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
12/07 Houston, TX Scout Bar
12/08 Nashville, TN The Muse
12/09 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/10 Virginia Beach, VA Gil's Bar and Grill
12/11 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
12/12 Cheswick, PA Ches-A-Rena
12/13 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadaro

End tour
12/14 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar and Grill
12/15 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café

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Lazarus A.D. Added To Ensiferum Tour

Lazarus A.D. has jumped on board for the upcoming Ensiferum tour in November. This will be their first tour in the U.S. since their trip to Japan to play Loud Park and will be followed by more dates alongisde Vader.

Vocalist/bassist Jeff Paulick comments: “When the call came in about jumping on the Ensiferum tour we set everything aside and rallied the troops. As you all know we have been home few months with our thumb up our asses (except for that little trip to Japan!), ever since Dan broke his hand. This is going to be a great tour an it’s hitting cities we have played in the past and new cities we have yet to play. We are looking forward seeing old can’t friends and making new friends. So you better break out the weed & beer - Lazarus A.D. is back on the mother f*$&^@# road.”

Tour with Ensiferum, Hypocrisy, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle:

11/07 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café
11/08 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
11/09 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/11 Orlando, FL AKA Lounge AntiPop Music Festival
11/13 Houston, TX Meridian
11/14 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/15 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
11/17 Santa Ana, CA The Galaxy Theatre
11/18 Hollywood, CA The Key Club
11/19 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
11/20 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
11/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
11/23 Calgary, AB The Warehouse

Tour with Vader: More...

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Monsters Of Death Tour Date To Be Streamed Online

The upcoming Monsters of Death show on Saturday, November 14, 2009 will be streamed online for free at this location (registration is required). The stream will start at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Performing at the show will be Augury, Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Warbringer, and Swashbuckle.

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Vader Checks In From The Road

Vocalist Peter Wiwczarek of Polish metallers Vader has issued the following road report:

"Welcome all Vadermaniax!!!!! Funeral Nation Tour 2009 in Europe has come to its end...Awesome time, that we have spent with our Friends from The Ordher, Fleshgod Apocalypse and veterans from Marduk is gone so incredible fast. As always-professional work of Massive Music, hard work of our Team and powerful shows left so many unforgotten memories in our hearts....and hunger for more! We can inform You already, that we'll continue this 'Blitzkrieg' with Marduk in January in South part of Europe-also in some countries, we couldn't play this year. More details are coming up soon! On the Tour we were trying to play songs from our last album 'Necropolis' mixed with some older, 'classical' Vader tunes. Of course, it was not possible to play as much as we wanted having just an hour to play (or even less sometimes...). In 2010 we're gonna configure live set , so all those Die Hard Vader Maniax should be enough satisfied as well. On 2nd November but we fly to US continent to tour again and we'll stay over there til mid of December. I'll keep trying -of course - to inform You all about progress of 'Monsters of Death' US Tour. See You in Hell !!!!!"

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Rose Funeral To Tour with Vader

Cincinnati, Ohio's Rose Funeral is continuing their endless touring schedule with more shows in support of "The Resting Sonata." This November, they'll be linking up with death metal legends, Vader, for dates in the Midwest and east coast. The dates wrap up at the legendary Trocadaro in Philadelphia, PA. "The Resting Sonata" was released on January 20th, 2009.

Here are the Rose Funeral tour dates with Vader:

11/06 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
11/07 New York, NY The Blender Theatre at Gramercy
11/08 Fredericksburg, VA Golden Monkey Tattoo
12/04 Johnson City, TN Stage 5
12/05 Tulsa, OK Marquee
12/06 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
12/07 Houston, TX Scout Bar
12/08 Nashville, TN The Muse
12/09 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/10 Virginia Beach, VA Gil's Bar and Grill
12/11 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
12/12 Cheswick, PA Ches-A-Rena
12/13 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadaro

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Warbringer Announces Megadeth Shows

WARBRINGER has been chosen by Megadeth to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall.

John Kevill (vocals) states: “After the Monsters of Death tour (with Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Augury and Swashbuckle) we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth! For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii for some shows, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Here are the latest Warbringer tour dates through the end of the year: More...

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Marduk Updates Tour Schedule

Marduk is currently on tour in Europe with Vader, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and The Ordher. Marduk has announced that they are adding on an extra tour date at Le Camji in Niort on October 12th to make up for missing their show in Metz on October 11th. Marduk's other upcoming tour dates are as follows:

13.10. (SP) Bilbao / Santana 27
14.10. (SP) Madrid / Caracol
15.10. (POR) Porto / Teatro Sá da Bandeira
16.10. (POR) Lisbon / Incrível Almadense
17.10. (SP) Sevilla / Sala Q
18.10. (SP) Valencia / Durango
20.10. (SP) Barcelona / Salamandra 1
21.10. (FR) Toulouse / Ramier
22.10. (ITA) Arese - Bergamo / Soundtrack
23.10. (ITA) Genzano di Roma / Palarockness
24.10. (ITA) Pinarella di Cervia - Ravenna / Rock Planet
25.10. (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala

U.S. tour with support from Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil:

11/19 Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
11/20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/21 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
11/22 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
11/23 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/25 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/27 New Orleans, LA @ The Bar
11/28 Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/29 Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
11/30 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
12/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/3 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
12/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
12/5 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
12/6 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/7 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
12/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
12/10 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
12/11 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12/12 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
12/13 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
12/14 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
12/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/16 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

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Vader Announces New Album Chart Positions

Polish death metallers Vader have issued the following statement about their new album "Necropolis" landing on the charts:

"VADER's brand new full length album is going very well in the States. 'Necropolis' sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. In other categories, the album got the 10th position in 'Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores', #76 in Indy/Small Chain Core Stores and #84 in 'Top Hard Music Albums'. It's a good result for the band that actually has never been promoted in the States. 'Necropolis' landed at position 5 in Polish OLiS (best selling albums). More sales results will follow soon.

"In other news, in the beginning of November VADER kicks off the 'Masters Of Death Tour 2009' covering the States and Canada. The band will be teaming up with acts such as Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Augury and SwashBuckle. The tour will last till mid December. It's gonna be the band's first American tour under the wings of the new record label Nuclear Blast and booking agency First Row Talent. VADER will return to the US in April, May 2010 to appear on tour with OVERKILL. Another tour in March is currently in the negotiation phase. Panzer division will also invade South America. On January VADER together with MARDUK will destroy the Balkans. More details concerning the upcoming tours at this location."

The music video for "Never Say My Name" off "Necropolis" can also be viewed below. More...

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