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Atreyu Posts "Start To Break" Lyric Clip

Southern California's Atreyu is gearing up for the September 18 release of new album "Long Live" on Search + Destroy/Spinefarm Records. Today the track "Start To Break" also comes online - check out the lyric video below.

Of the song, frontman Alex Varkatzas said, "Life can get to you. This world is so fast-paced, and in trying to keep up with it, we lose part of ourselves. This song is about fighting through those negative emotions and embracing the challenge."

Atreyu will hit the road this fall on a headline tour in support of "Long Live." Dates are available after the jump. The "Long Live" track listing is as follows:

1. Long Live
2. Live to Labor
3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
4. Cut Off the Head
5. A Bitter Broken Memory
6. Do You Know Who You Are
7. Revival (interlude)
8. Heartbeats and Flatlines
9. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start to Break
12. Reckless More...

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Wovenwar To Support Atreyu On Tour

Wovenwar will return to the road next month supporting Atreyu. The guys will be venturing forth for a string of dates in September and October, beginning September 18th at The Glass House in Pomona, CA. Further support will come from Unearth and Beartooth.

Bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert comments: "We're honored to be heading out on the road with our brothers in Atreyu and Beartooth for what's sure to be a banger of a tour and the must-mosh event of the fall."

Wovenwar's newly unleashed video for "Archers" can be seen below, and you can check out Atreyu's latest clip for "Long Live" at this location.

09/18 Pomona, CA The Glass House
09/19 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
09/20 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
10/02 Detroit, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
10/05 Toronto, ON The Opera House
10/06 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
10/07 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10/11 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
10/12 Norfolk, VA The NorVa More...

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Atreyu Releases New Music Video

Approximately a year ago, Atreyu emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy. The band played both festivals and sold out headline shows, released a new song, and commenced writing a new album.

Atreyu is gearing up to unleash "Long Live" on September 18 via Spinefarm/Search + Destroy and there is a swell of activity surrounding the album release. A video for the title track, which was directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, can now be seen below.

Drummer Brandon Saller said, "This is my favorite video we've ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and video. We wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then, I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your fucking head off."

"I'm so pumped to show this video to the world," said guitarist Dan Jacobs. "We've worked very hard on this record and video, especially our own Porter McKnight, who directed it, so words can't express how excited we are to share it with everyone. It's by far the most epic video we have ever made and the face-melting level is on 11. Warning: Uncontrollable head banging will occur."

"'Long Live' is by far my favorite Atreyu ideo, which is fitting because our new record, titled Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date," said frontman Alex Varkatzas. More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2015 Details

Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.

The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.

Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...

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Win A Record Deal With Century Media

Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey is announcing an upcoming battle of the bands, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry.

Additional prizes will include a record deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a management deal through Street Smart Management, Coldcock whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a sponsorship deal with Krank amplifiers, custom Remo drumheads, Miktek microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more.

Rock, hard rock, and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to this location.

The contest takes place from May 1st, 2015 until August 31st, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.

“Coldcock Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their fans!” states Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler. “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”

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Atreyu Signs New Record Deal

After emerging from hiatus earlier this year, Atreyu played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, was a featured main stage attraction at both Aftershock and Knotfest, and released a new song titled "So Others May Live."

Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records. Atreyu's new album, due out in 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.

"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."

Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career."

"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn't be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"

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Atreyu Announces Last Show Of The Year

Fresh off a main stage appearance at this weekend's Knotfest in Southern California after returning from hiatus and performing a warm-up show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Atreyu will play a headlining hometown gig at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The show will take place on December 20th and will be the band's final live appearance of the year.

"It has been far too long since we did a proper, full-scale headlining show at home," said singer Alex Varkatzas. "We are rehearsing and pumped up to play this legendary OC venue that we have all attended so many shows at over the years."

"Chain Reaction was the appetizer," echoed drummer Brandon Saller. "This is the main course. The Observatory is, bar none, the best venue in Orange County. We're exited to rip the roof off of it."

The band is writing and demoing for a forthcoming album, the first since 2009's "Congregation of the Damned." Stay tuned for further details. More...

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Atreyu Announces First Shows After Hiatus

Atreyu recently announced the band's return from hiatus after 3 years of dormancy.

Now the band has revealed that its first returning show will take place at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA on September 11th. Tickets for the all ages show will go on sale Friday, August 8th at Ticketfly.com.

The reunited lineup, featuring vocalist Alex Varkatzas, drummer Brandon Saller, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel and bassist Marc Mcknight, will perform at Orange County venue Chain Reaction for the first time in over a decade.

The hometown performance will set the stage for the band’s upcoming performance at the Aftershock 2014 festival on September 14th in Sacramento, CA. The band is also set to appear at Slipknot's Knotfest this October (full details available here).

Sep 11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep 14 - Sacramento, CA - AFTERSHOCK 2014

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Knotfest 2014 Lineup Announced

Slipknot - which is currently wrapping up work on a new album - is set to return to the U.S. with the Knotfest, a three-day metal and heavy music destination festival to be held October 24th - 26th at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

The Knotfest 2014, powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP pre-party bash, band performances, and other activities for those that purchase VIP or camping packages.

The weekend will feature performances from Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass and many more. A list of artists performing each day is available now at this location.

Slipknot will close the Main Stage both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. In addition, all ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on its release date.

“Knotfest is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival--and now we're coming for you, California,” says Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year’s Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level." More...

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Atreyu Returns From Hiatus

Southern California’s Atreyu has now officially risen from a self-imposed hiatus started back in 2011.

The reunited lineup, featuring vocalist Alex Varkatzas, drummer Brandon Saller, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel and bassist Marc Mcknight, will return to the stage for the first time in three years for an exclusive mainstage performance at Aftershock 2014 festival on September 14th in Sacramento, CA.

“The time has come,” says drummer Brandon Saller. “We have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost 4 years, the beast has risen!"

“To say we are looking forward to Playing this years Aftershock Festival is an understatement,” adds frontman Alex Varkatzas. “It's been 3+yrs since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome.”

As many fans have already noticed, 2014 also marks the 10 year anniversary of the band’s breakthrough album, "The Curse." Could there be more shows announced this year? Could there be new music to be released? Stay tuned as the story of Atreyu is far from over….

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Atreyu To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Orange County, California metal act Atreyu has posted the following series of messages online (compiled into one statement for this article) through the band's official Twitter page. The statements were made by vocalist Alex Varkatzas, which can be read at this location.

"Hey all. u have asked, so here goes. atreyu is taking a long long break after 11 yrs of rocking. we arnt breaking up but…We arnt writing recording or touring for a while. Simply taking a break to recharge and focus on different parts of our lives. Much love. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and given us a reason to exist over the past 11yrs. We hope to see you again 1 day. Until next time. All of us have other projects we are excited about and urge you to check them out if you miss us too much."

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Download Atreyu's Covers EP For Free

Update: It seems that you have to fill out extensive profile (read: marketing) information to obtain your free downloads. It's a lot - you've been warned.

Guvera.com is currently offering Atreyu's recently announced "Covers of the Damned" EP for free download (free site registration required).

Once again, here's the tracklisting and contributing artist details:

1. Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
2. Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
3. Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
4. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
5. Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway

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Atreyu's New Covers EP Streaming Online

Atreyu's entire new EP, "Covers Of The Damned," featuring Aerosmith’s “Living On The Edge” is now streaming on Monster Energy's site. You can find it in their music player and then by selecting Atreyu in the artist dropdown.

Before Orange County, CA-based modern rock band Atreyu launch their "Congregation of the Damned" tour October 20 in Anaheim, CA, the band will release a free five-song digital EP titled "Covers of the Damned" on October 12 via www.guvera.com (US only). "Covers of the Damned" will also be available worldwide on iTunes, amazon.com and all popular music download sites. Limited edition vinyl copies will be available exclusively at each show on the tour (dates below). The tour will see several of these songs performed live with special guests.

"Covers of the Damned," produced by Noah Shain (As Tall As Lions, Orson, Endless Hallway), features two cover songs by Atreyu and three collaborations with the other bands on the tour. Shain notes that, “These young bands all have a unique and different approach to rock music...such radical interpretations of dangerously classic songs. It was amazing to see and hear these guys work together! We recorded the album in a very short amount of time and everyone followed their instincts, so what you hear is an honest interpretation of the music of an older generation filtered through the ears and hands of the generation of artists making the music that defines today's culture. Kind of a once in a lifetime gig for me. And not only is it a bad ass record, it's gonna be a f__king amazing tour!” Adds Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas, “A whole tour teaming up to release an EP is a rare thing. We wanted to collaborate with the bands on our tour to create a fun series of covers. This shit was fun to record and will be fun to listen to.”

Atreyu and the members of Chiodos, Blessthefall and Endless Hallway recorded the EP in White Buffalo Studios from September 12 to 17. Architects (UK) vocalist Sam Carter recorded his parts remotely from the UK.

The songs are:

Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway

All of the songs on the EP were important to the members of Atreyu in their formative years and contributed to their development as a band. Fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this EP soon at RevolverMag.com.

Here are the latest Atreyu tour dates: More...

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Mayhem Fest Posts Free Compilation and Pit Medley

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has posted a medley of mosh pits and walls of death from this year's touring festival. Check it out below.

You can also get a FREE nine-song 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour digital sampler, featuring Mayhem artists Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. Just download it from iTunes using code "TRPY49P33WWL" (no quotes).

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Atreyu Announces North American Headline Tour

Orange County, California metalcore act Atreyu have announced the dates for their North American "Congregation of the Damned" tour. Atreyu will headline all shows with support coming from Blessthefall, Chiodos, Architects and Endless Hallway.

"Congregation of the Damned" tour dates:
Oct. 20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency
Oct. 22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Oct. 23 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Oct. 25 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct. 26 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 27 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Oct. 28 - Edmonton, AB - EEC
Oct. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
Oct. 30 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
Nov. 02 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
Nov. 03 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Nov. 04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Nov. 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Nov. 06 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov. 08 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Nov. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Nov. 10 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Nov. 12 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Nov. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Nov. 15 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Theatre
Nov. 17 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
Nov. 18 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooz
Nov. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Nov. 21 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 23 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Nov. 24 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium
Nov. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
Nov. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues

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Katatonia Added To "No Sleep Til" Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about joining the December "No Sleep Til" tour, which also features Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Atreyu, Suicide Silence, 3 Inches of Blood, and more:

"We're very pleased to announce one New Zealand and five Australian dates this coming December as part of the 'No Sleep Till Tour 2010.' Together with Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Alkaline Trio, among many others we´ll be rockin' out the land kangaroos and koalas for our first time ever. We couldn't be more excited! For a list of dates and venues please check this location. Ticket links will go up on September 9th."

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Bring Me The Horizon Added To BFMV Shows

Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following announcement about a short string of tour dates alongside Bullet For My Valentine and Atreyu:

"BMTH have been announced as main support to Bullet For My Valentine on their headline The Fever arena tour 6th-12th December. They'll be some of the biggest shows they've ever played, with the tour culminating at London's historic Wembley Arena. To cope with demand Live Nation have issued extra standing tickets to all dates. Get yours fast!

"We're all insanely excited to be on this tour, playing Wembley is like a dream come true. Bullet are one of the biggest metal bands in the world right now, so it’s an honor to be playing with the guys. We can’t wait! Further support comes from Atreyu who will be playing before BMTH on all dates (December 2010)."

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Atreyu Posts "Gallows" Music Video

Orange County, California metalcore act Atreyu have released thier brand new music video for the track "Gallows." The song comes off Atreyu's latest album "Congregation of the Damned."

The video can be viewed beloew:

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Unearth Reveals Fan-Picked Songs

Unearth recently let fans vote on songs for their upcoming world tour setlist. Now the band has revealed the top 18 songs that were voted for by the people after 4760 votes:

My Will Be Done - 271
Zombie Autopilot - 243
Giles - 217
Black Hearts Now Reign - 209
Sanctity of Brothers - 203
Only The People - 201
Endless - 185
The Great Dividers - 177
Crow Killer - 161
This Lying World - 159
This Glorious Nightmare - 156
One Step Away - 148
My Heart Bleeds No Longer - 144
We Are Not Anonymous - 140
Grave of Opportunity - 127
March of The Mutes - 113
The March - 112
Stings of Conscience - 111

The band comments: "At the moment we are unsure how many songs we will be able to play on the shows, but you can bet that the top voted songs here will be played! Thank you all for making the call and getting in a GREAT amount of votes, we appreciate you taking the time out of your day to contribute, to allow us to bring you the best experience possible!"

Unearth is leaving for their tour in about a week to hit Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The latest Unearth tour dates are as follows: More...

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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