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Animals As Leaders

Formed: 2009
From: Washington, DC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Animals As Leaders To Embark On European Tour

Prosthetic Records has issued the following announcement about Animals As Leaders embarking on a European tour:

"Animals as Leaders will head back to Europe in April/May for their first headlining tour on that side of the Atlantic. As you may remember, the last time the progstrumetal titans were there, they supported deftones on several dates and Between the Buried and Me on an entire tour. Not bad, right?

"You can check out their headline dates down below. You may notice there's a gap in there, AND that they're not playing in the UK, and you're thinking, 'Well, that's weird,' right? Well, they're going to be supporting the legendary Meshuggah there!"

4/1 Tilburg, Holland- 013KZ
4/2 Brusells, Belgium- AB Club
4/3 Paris, France- Batofar
4/4 Bielefeld, Germany- Kamp
4/5 Kiel, Germany- Die Pumpe
4/7 Hamburg, Germany- Logo
4/8 Berlin, Germany- Magnet
4/9 Munich, Germany- Feierwerk
4/10 Frankfurt, Germany- Batschkapp
4/12 Bristol - Academy #
4/13 Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms #
4/14 Nottingham - Rock City #
4/15 Glasgow - Garage #
4/17 Manchester - Academy #
4/18 Norwich - Waterfront #
4/19 Brighton - Concorde 2 #
4/20 London - Electric Ballroom #
4/22 Trier, Germany- Ex-Haus
4/23 Bochum, Germany- Matrix
4/24 Cologne, Germany- Underground
4/25 Osnabruck, Germany- Kleine Freiheit
4/26 Hannover, Germany- Musikzentrum
4/27 Dresden, Germany- Reithalle
4/28 Prague, Czech Republic- Rock Cafe
4/29 Ludwigsburg, Germany- Rockfabrick
4/30 Zurich, Switzerland- Werk21
5/1 Vienna, Austria- Chelsea
6/29-7/1 Helsinki, Finland - Suvilahti/Tuska Open Air
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Animals As Leaders Album Cracks Billboard Top 200

The new Animals As Leaders album "Weightless" has debuted at #92 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart. The album also landed at #7 on Billboard's Top Hard Music Chart, #16 on their Top Independent Album Chart and #50 on the Top Current Digital Album Chart.

This marks the band's first appearance on any of Billboard's charts and is one of the five best first-week showings in Prosthetic Records history.

"Weightless" marks the recording debuts of drummer Navene Koperweis, who spearheaded the production of the album, and guitarist Javier Reyes, who mixed the album. Samples of all the album's tracks can be heard through an album teaser clip available here.

The "Weightless" track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Posts Album Teaser Clip

Animals as Leaders released the new album "Weightless" on November 8th, 2011. Prosthetic Records has now posted a teaser trailer for the album online, which can be found in the player below.

The "Weightless" track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Streaming New Song

Animals as Leaders is currently streaming another new track online from the upcoming "Weightless" album, which is set for release on November 8th, 2011. Head over to the LA Weekly website at this location to hear the new song "Somnarium." You can also find a studio clip of the band's time recording the new album by navigating here.

The "Weightless" track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Posts New Studio Clip

Animals as Leaders has teamed up with Guitarworld.com to unveil the third in a series of videos documenting the recording of the band's second album, “Weightless," which is due out on Nov. 8 in North America (Nov. 4 and 7 in Europe and the UK, respectively) via Prosthetic Records. Check out the clip below.

The "Weightless" track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Guitarist Offering Lessons

Guitarist Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders has issued the following announcement about offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour:

"Hey Guys! Tosin here. I'll be offering one-on-one private guitar lessons on the 'Saints and Sinners' tour. This time around I'd like to target the 7 and 8 string players specifically. These lessons are on a first come first serve basis and there will only be one student per city. Please email me at TosinShreds@gmail.com to for more info!"

You can check out a list of upcoming Animals as Leaders tour dates by heading over to this location. The band will also be releasing a new album titled "Weightless" in North America on November 8th. A song from the upcoming album, titled "Odessa," is available for streaming here.

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Animals As Leaders Streaming New Song

Animals as Leaders has posted another new song online off the band's upcoming album "Weightless." You can check out the track "Odessa" in the player below, or find the previously posted song "Isolated Incidents" at this location.

"Weightless" is set for release through Prosthetic Records in North America on November 8th, in mainland Europe on November 4th, and in the U.K. on November 7th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Posts Studio Footage

Animals as Leaders has launched the first studio video documenting the recording of the upcoming album “Weightless.” The video, hosted by MetalInjection.net, is available below. “Weightless” is the act’s second release and will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America on November 8th, in mainland Europe on November 4th and in the U.K. on November 7.

The endeavor was produced by drummer Navene Koperweis and Animals as Ledaers and mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. The album marks the recording debuts of Koperweis and Reyes with Animals as Leaders. The track “Isolated Incidents” is available online here.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Animals As Leaders Streaming New Song

Animals As Leaders will be releasing the new album "Weightless" through Prosthetic Records in North America on November 8th, in mainland Europe on November 4th, and in the U.K. on November 7th.

The band has now made a track from the album available for streaming online. Check out the song "Isolated Incidents" in the player below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Animals As Leaders Reveals New Album Artwork

Animals As Leaders has unveiled the cover of the band's upcoming album "Weightless." The endeavor was produced by drummer Navene Koperweis and Animals As Leaders, and mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. The track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

"Weightless" is the act's second release and will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America on November 8th, in mainland Europe on November 4th, and in the U.K. on November 7th.

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Animals As Leaders Reveals "Weightless" Details

More details have been revealed about the upcoming "Weightless" album from Animals As Leaders. The endeavor was produced by drummer Navene Koperweis, and mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. "Weightless" marks the recording debut of Koperweis and Reyes with the band, and the track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

"Weightless" is the act's second release and will be released by Prosthetic Records in North America on November 8th, in mainland Europe on November 4th, and in the U.K. on November 7th. The band is currently in Europe supporting Between the Buried and Me following a string of shows as direct support to the Deftones. Animals as Leaders will kick off an extensive North American tour alongside Between The Buried And Me on October 27th.

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Animals As Leaders Announces New Album Title

Animals as Leaders has set “Weightless” as the title of the group's sophomore album, due to be released by Prosthetic Records this fall. The group, which wrapped up its inaugural U.S. headlining tour earlier this month, recently kicked off a European tour and will also be heading out for an extensive North American tour alongside Between The Buried And Me on October 27th.

More information on “Weightless” will be revealed in the near future. You can also catch the band live on the following dates:

8/24 London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
8/25 Reading, UK - Face Bar
8/26 Truro, UK - Bunters
8/27 Southampton, UK - Joiners
8/28 Tunbridge Wells, UK - Forum
8/30 Helsinki, FI- Circus
8/31 Tallin, EE- Pirirta Convent
9/2 Paris, France – Maroquinerie*
9/3 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo Werk 21*
9/4 Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle*
9/6 Rome, Italy – Jailbreak Club*
9/7 Cervia Ra, Italy – Rock Planet*
9/8 Romano Cz, Italy – Rock and Roll Arena*
9/9 Conegliano, Italy – Apartamento Hoffman*
9/11 Bratislava, Slovakia- Randall Club*
9/12 Vienna, Austria – Chelsea*
9/13 Prague, Czech Republic- Rock Cafe*
9/14 Berlin, Germany - Magnet*
9/15 Hamburg, Germany - Logo*
9/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg*
9/17 Cologne, Germany - Underground*
9/18 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix*
9/20 London, UK - Underworld*
9/21 London, UK – Underworld*
9/22 Manchester, England - Moho Live*
9/23 Glasgow, Scotland - King Tuts*
9/24 Leeds, England - Cockpit*
9/25 Birmingham, England - Academy 3*
9/26 Bristol, England - Academy 2*
9/27 Cardiff, England - Clwb Ifor Bach*
9/28 Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi*
9/29 St. Petersburg, Russia - Kosmanavt*
9/30 Moscow, Russia - Plan B*
10/27 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore*
10/28 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs*
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony*
10/30 Boston, MA – House Of Blues*
11/1 Richmond, VA – Hat Factory*
11/2 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues*
11/3 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
11/4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
11/5 Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
11/6 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco*
11/8 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Concert Centre*
11/9 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues*
11/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*
11/11 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues*
11/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s*
11/13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s*
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues*
11/17 Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
11/18 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
11/19 Austin, TX – Emo’s Outside*
11/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live*
11/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
11/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues*
11/25 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues*
11/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
11/29 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert*
11/30 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert*
12/1 Calgary, AB – The Republik*
12/2 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room*
12/3 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub*
12/4 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre*
12/7 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre*
12/8 Montreal, QC – Club Soda*
12/9 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights*
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*

* w/ BTBAM

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TesseracT Comments on Aussie & BTBAM Tours

Prog-metallers TesseracT have filled their calenders with future tour dates. Before embarking on a massive North American tour with Between the Buried and Me, the UK act hits the road for a European headlining tour. Recently, the band completed an Australian tour.

"Australia was a revelation! We won't lie, it's not easy to get 'down-under'. 25 hours trapped in a tin can, hurtling at 600 miles an hour, 40,000 feet in the air over land and sea with nothing but your fellow passenger's flatulence and airline 'food' for company is hell. But the end goal was SO worth it! We were amazed at the response in each town, especially Melbourne. You guys really made the gig amazing," comments bassist Amos Williams.

"So what's next for us this year? First, we have a European headliner - the Lowering the Tone Tour 2011, with Chimp Spanner and Uneven Structure. Secondly, we return to the US and Canada this October as part of the 'Saints and Sinners' North American Tour. This bill is insane. We're gonna have to really be on the ball every night as the other two bands are masters of tech. After us will be Animals As Leaders. Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes are probably the most exciting guitarists on the scene today. The pair are like aliens with super human skills and innovative ideas. Then headlining will be Between the Buried and Me...Intense and hugely energetic."

"We're so happy to be returning to the US and Canada re-visiting all our North American fans, and hopefully picking up a few new ones along the road!"

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BTBAM Announces North American Tour Dates

American progressive metal act Between The Buried And Me has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of North America. The tour, which will feature support coming from Animals As Leaders and TesseracT, will begin in late October and will run through to December hitting 27 cities in the United States and Canada. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

10/27 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/28 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
10/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/01 Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
11/02 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/03 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/05 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
11/06 Birmingham, AB – Zydeco
11/08 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/18 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/19 Austin, TX – Emo’s (outside)
11/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
11/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/23 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/25 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
11/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/29 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
11/30 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
12/01 Calgary, AB – The Republik
12/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/03 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
12/04 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
12/07 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
12/09 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

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Animals As Leaders Live Footage Available

New live footage has made its way online featuring technical progressive metal act Animals As Leaders' recent performance in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can check out the band performing its tracks "Point to Point" and "Wave of Babies" in the player provided below.

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T.R.A.M. Posts "Endeavor" Online For Streaming

Progressive instrumental supergroup T.R.A.M, which features members of Animals As Leaders, Suicidal Tendencies and The Mars Volta, has posted a new song online taken from the band's forthcoming debut "Lingua Franca." You can check out the song, which is titled "Endeavor," by using the player below.

T.R.A.M. is
Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) - Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion
Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) - Guitars
Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) - Drums

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More Animals As Leaders Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been added to the upcoming Animals As Leaders headlining North American tour package. The trek, which kicks off July 7th, also features Intronaut, the U.S. live debut of new Sumerian artist Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance To Reason and Evan Brewer (Faceless bassist) who will be delivering a solo bass set.

Dead Letter Circus is set to release their album "This Is The Warning" in North America on July 26th. The band teamed up with Australian producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool) to record their much anticipated debut full-length release, "This Is The Warning." The offering debuted at #2 on the Australian charts alongside a #1 iTunes debut. Numerous sold-out tours around the country quickly followed, which was capped off with stadium support shows with Muse and Linkin Park. "This Is The Warning" is quickly approaching gold certification for the Australian territory.

7/07 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/08 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
7/09 - Sacramento/San Francisco, CA/Oakland, CA
7/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
7/11 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
7/14 - Wichita, KS @ The Oz
7/15 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/16 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
7/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/18 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawks Place
7/19 - Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
7/20 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
7/21 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
7/22 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
7/24 - Covington, KY @ Madhatter
7/26 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene St
7/27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/28 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
7/29 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
7/30 - Mobile, AL @ The Alabama Music Box
7/31 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
8/01 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
8/03 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory

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Prosthetic Records Releases Summer Sampler

Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"

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More Dates Added To Animals As Leaders U.S. Tour

New concert dates have been added to the forthcoming United States run from Animals As Leaders and Intronaut. You can view the updated list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/08 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/10 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
07/11 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
07/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/14 Wichita, KS – The Oz
07/15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/19 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
07/20 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
07/21 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07/22 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
07/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
07/24 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
07/26 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
07/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/28 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
07/29 Orlando, FL – Back Booth
07/30 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
07/31 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
08/01 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
08/03 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

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Intronaut To Tour With Animals As Leaders

California progressive metal act Intronaut has revealed a portion of the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States with Animals As Leaders. Support on the trek will come from Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance To Reason and a solo set from The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer. You can view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below with more expected to follow shortly.

07/07 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/08 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/10 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
07/11 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
07/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/14 Wichita, KS – The Oz
07/15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/19 Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey
07/20 -Albany, NY – Northern Lights

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