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Below is our complete Rings Of Saturn 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.

Rings Of Saturn Releases 3D Video

Bay Area tech-death outfit Rings Of Saturn has unveiled the initial single from upcoming third full-length album, "Lugal Ki En," through a conceptual 3-D video for the album's opening track, "Senseless Massacre." Check it out below, thanks to Metal Injection.

The newly constructed "Senseless Massacre" video was directed and edited by Alex T. Reinhard and shot and produced by Brooke Brennan, both of Brutal Productions, and features visual effects courtesy of Harsh Wayne Enterprises.

The video was also constructed with 3-D viewing enabled via Youtube player settings, though 3-D glasses are required to delve into the other dimension full-on. Comments founding guitarist Lucas Mann of the track:

"'Senseless Massacre' is the first debut single off of Rings Of Saturn's new album, Lugal Ki En, on Unique Leader Records. The music video depicts the band as aliens (full-black eyes) performing on alien-like instruments (Etherial Guitars) with their vocalist, Ian Bearer, being abducted and tortured in extraterrestrial machinery. After being tortured and experimented on, his blood turns blue at the end of the video showing that he has transformed and is no longer human. This conveys the idea that aliens could already be living along side us without the general population being aware of it."

"Lugal Ki En" will see worldwide impact via Unique Leader Records this October, in North America on the 14th and in Europe on the 17th. More...

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Rings Of Saturn Reveals New Album Info

Bay Area aliencore outfit Rings of Saturn will unleash a forthcoming new full-length this October 14th via Unique Leader Records.

Titled "Lugal Ki En," the twelve-track offering was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies et al) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and features the drum prowess of Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator basher Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day Of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley, and custom artwork by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art, who crafted the band’s seminal "Dingir" cover.

Comments guitarist Lucas Mann of the album concept, “The concept of the album in a nutshell is that long after the Aliens conquer humanity, they evolve to a point where they transcend space, time and reality to take their conquest into the realm of the gods where they wage war on angels and demons. The album title Lugal Ki En translates from ancient Sumerian cuneiform to mean ‘King Of The Earthlings, Lord Of The Cosmic World.’ The Sumerian cuneiform is visible behind the English pronunciation of the album title.”

The track listing will be as follows:

1. Senseless Massacre
2. Desolate Paradise
3. Lalassu Xul
4. Infused (Feat. Rusty Cooley)
5. Fractal Intake
6. Natural Selection
7. Beckon
8. Godless Times
9. Unsympathetic Intellect
10. Eviscerate
11. The Heavens Have Fallen
12. No Pity For A Coward (Suicide Silence cover) More...

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Rings Of Saturn Finishes Recording Album

Bay Area technical death metal outfit Rings Of Saturn recently completed work on a forthcoming new full-length.

Set for release this Fall via Unique Leader Records, the record was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies et al) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The album features the drum prowess of Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator basher Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day Of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley, and custom artwork by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art.

The offering also boasts a vicious cover of "No Pity For A Coward" from California deathcore merchants Suicide Silence, in honor of late frontman, Mitch Lucker.

Comments guitarist Lucas Mann of the forthcoming release, "We are very pleased with the final outcome of the new album and are looking forward to unleashing it on our fans in the coming months! Through a group writing effort, we have taken a new and exciting direction with this album while still staying true to the brutal, technical, and overwhelming sound that Rings Of Saturn fans enjoy. We are looking forward to all the feedback from everyone, as well as hitting the road again on tour with the new material." More...

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Rings Of Saturn Begins Recording New Album

Rings Of Saturn has been working on a new album, and today the band announced via Facebook that recording has officially begun for vocals. The band also previously issued this statement:

"New album, our first music video, and new tour announcements are coming your way! We are working very hard and are stoked to share all this new stuff with everyone soon. Big thanks for all of your continued support!"

This upcoming third full-length album follows the "Embryonic Anomaly" and "Dingir" releases. You can stream the full "Dingir" album in the player below. More...

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Rings Of Saturn Album Seeing Vinyl Re-Issue

While the band works on a third full-length album, Rings of Saturn's first official release “Embryonic Anomaly” is now getting the vinyl treatment via Unique Leader Records. Pre-orders for the LP are up now at the Unique Leader IndieMerch store here. More...

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Rings Of Saturn Splits With Drummer

Rings of Saturn has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer and working on a new album:

"Our drummer, Jesse Beahler, has made the decision to leave Rings of Saturn in order to put all his concentration into his other band Black Crown Initiate. It was awesome touring with him, and we wish him the best of luck in his future musical endeavors!

"Despite this unfortunate news, we also want to announce that we are officially working on a new record! Because of our drum situation, Aaron Kitcher from Black Tongue and Infant Annihilator has agreed to do the drums on our 3rd album. We are SUPER excited about this and feel that his input will really blow peoples minds on our new material.

"Aaron will not be joining the band because he is already committed to two very active bands. So, we ARE looking for a touring drummer who can play material from Embryonic Anomaly, Dingir, and will be down to learn songs from the new record so we can hit the road on tours to support the upcoming release.

"If you are an epic drummer who is up for this, send some play through videos our way!"

The band's previous "Dingir" album can also be heard in the player below. More...

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Beneath The Massacre Announces U.S. Shows

Canadian tech-death pioneers Beneath the Massacre will cross the border for an east coast headlining tour this fall, which will be the band's first U.S. appearances in four years.

Sponsored by MetalSucks.net, the tour will feature support from Rings of Saturn, Legions, and Rivers of Nihil. More...

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Rings Of Saturn Recruits New Drummer

Rings of Saturn has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Jesse Beahler, of Jungle Rot, will be joining Rings of Saturn as a full time member starting in June on our Canadian Tour with The Faceless and Within the Ruins, and also on The Summer Slaughter Tour!

"Our previous drummer, Ian Baker, was busy with previous obligations and wasn't able be apart of our upcoming schedule. We want to thank him for being a part of the band, and we wish him the best of luck in his future musical endeavors and otherwise! Below Jesse jams out to Peeling Arteries, which is part of our set for the Summer Slaughter Tour \m/

"Many of you guys have asked what happened to our online store because we previously mentioned that it would be up again when we returned from the Despise the World Tour with Suffocation.The store is run DIY by the band, and at this moment we are simply too busy to manage it and put it back up at this time due the crazy amount of orders we receive while it is active. More...

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Suffocation Announces North American Tour Dates

American death metal legends Suffocation have announced that they will be embarking on a tour of North America this April in what is being dubbed the "Despise The World" tour.

Joining them on the trek will be Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron and on select dates, Lord Of War. The tour is in support of the new Suffocation album, "The Pinnacle of Bedlam," which was released this past week through Nuclear Blast Records.

Speaking about the tour, the band stated: "The Pinnacle of Bedlam is approaching! Together with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings Of Saturn, Adimiron, and Lord Of War we will tip the scales of degradation. Fans can prepare to see us performing old and new songs with surgical precision. The hooded messenger of death is now set forth!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rings Of Saturn Streaming Full New Album

Rings of Saturn has posted the full "Dingir" album online for streaming, which can be heard in the player below, and the band also commented:

"Here is the official album version of Dingir streamed in high quality. There are many reasons as to why we decided to stream our new album in its entirety before its scheduled release date. One big reason is because we are dealing with legal issues right now which unfortunately WILL push back the release date of Dingir from Nov. 20th to Feb. 5th.

"The second reason is that a very poor quality, unfinished, and unmastered, pre-production version of our album went viral across many metal blog spots, torrent sites, and youtube this morning. It is unclear whether the original poster thought that the pre-production version of the album was the actual album, or if the original poster leaked it maliciously. In any case, If you guys are going to listen to a leaked version of our album, we would much rather you listen and jam out to the ACTUAL high quality finished album, rather than a low quality unfinished product. If you DID happen to upload the pre pro version to your Youtube channel (chances are that you did since our video is the first video of the actual finished album) we ask that you please take it down now that the actual album is up streaming because we don't want to confuse people.

"The third reason is that we know you are all tired of waiting for this, we are also EQUALLY tired of waiting, and we know that our true fans will continue to support the band, pre order our album, buy our merch, and come out to our shows. If you ARE in fact a true fan of Rings of Saturn, or you like what you are hearing, or you want to see us come to your town our city, then you will share this video EVERYWHERE, you will show all of your friends, and you will pre order and actually still buy our album when it does come out on Feb. 5th because a band's first week album sales dictate what tours the band gets on, what slots they get, and where they are able to go.

"If you want to see us play in Europe, or Australia, or come back to Canada, or back to your state, then you will pre order Dingir or pick up your copy within the first week of its release. We are only able to keep doing this because of your guys support. We will keep everyone posted on pre-orders and new merch from this page. Again the new release date for Dingir is Feb. 5th and remember, SHARE THIS VIDEO and Enjoy!" More...

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Rings Of Saturn Comments On Upcoming Album

It has been just over 2 years since Rings of Saturn's first full-length album "Embryonic Anomaly" was re-released on Unique Leader Records. Since that time, ROS has been hard at work writing for sophomore release, as well as consistently touring across the United States and Canada with metal giants such as Decapitated, Carnifex, Origin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aborted, and Decrepit Birth. The new album's artwork can be viewed below, and the following press release has been issued by Unique Leader:

"With the recent release of Rings of Saturn's YouTube sampler from their upcoming album entitled 'Dingir' (din-jeer) there has been an overwhelmingly positive response as well as growing anticipation for what's to come next from the band. The album is set for a tentative release date of Nov. 20th, 2012 on Unique Leader Records and will have a running time of roughly 42 minutes in length."

The tracks will be as follows:

Objective to Harvest (4:06)
Galactic Cleansing (3:28)
Shards of Scorched Flesh (3:08)
Feast Upon their Bowels (3:35)
Faces Imploding (5:51)
Peeling Arteries (4:05)
Hyperforms (3:50)
Fruitless Existence (3:13)
Immaculate Order (4:37)
Utopia (Instrumental, 5:25) More...

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Rings Of Saturn Posts Album Sampler

Rings of Saturn has posted a pre-production sampler of its upcoming 2012 album, which is streaming below. Currently, Rings of Saturn just hit the road touring with Cattle Decapitation, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Aborted and Battlecross on the "Occupation Domination Tour." Rings of Saturn's current vocalist Ian Bearer won Carnifex's vocalist contest, which put him on stage with them at the Oakland Metro Opera House on March 29th. Check out more of Rings of Saturn's music by listening to their 2010 album, "Embryonic Anomaly" over at Bandcamp.

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Origin Posts "Occupation Domination" Tour Promo

Kansas based technical death metal act Origin posted a promo video for the upcoming "Occupatin Domination" North American Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross. The tour commences in Baltimore on April 20, 2012. For a list of complete dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out the video here:

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Battlecross Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

As was previously announced, Detroit thrashers Battlecross will be hitting the road as a part of the Occupation Domination 2012 tour featuring heavyweights Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn.

The Occupation Domination 2012 Tour kicks off at Sonar in Baltimore, MD on April 20 and wraps up May 18 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. The Occupation Domination 2012 tour marks Battlecross' first major US tour and will see the band promoting the devastating Metal Blade debut, "Pursuit of Honor," which just dropped August 02, 2011. The band commented:

"Battlecross is stoked to share the stage with bands as respected as Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and fellow newcomers Rings of Saturn. We're thankful to have the support of Liquid Metal and fan support on YouTube. We anticipate that a lot of kids are going to come out to support the tour and we're going to thank each and every one of them! We can't wait to inject some Detroit thrash into this extremely heavy & talented lineup and make some new friends along the way. See you on the road!"

In other news, on Friday February 17 Battlecross landed in the #1 position of Sirius XM's the Devil's Dozen Countdown with the single "Push Pull Destroy." Here's what metalhead and Sirius XM-Liquid Metal DJ and Headbanger's Ball host Jose Mangin had to say about Battlecross's recent feat: More...

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Cattle Decapitation To Support Origin On Tour

Cattle Decapitation will be supporting Origin on the upcoming "Occupation Domination" 2012 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, and more. Dates are as follows:

April 20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
April 21 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
April 22 Trenton, NJ @ BackStage at Champs
April 23 Keene, NH @ Railroad Tavern
April 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 26 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
April 27 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
April 28 Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
April 29 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 2 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
May 4 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
May 5 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 6 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go-Go
May 7 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
May 8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
May 9 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace
May 10 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
May 11 Portland, OR @ Branx
May 12 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 13 Boise, ID @ The Venue
May 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 15 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
May 18 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater More...

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Decapitated Announces North American Tour Dates

Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED will return to North America a headlining run this fall in support of their new album "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here). The album was released on July 12th and had the highest first week sales of the band’s career with over 2,100 copies sold.

DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka checks in about the upcoming 26 shows in the U.S., México, and Canada:

“I’m here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts Decrepit Birth, new death metal visionaries from Italy Fleshgod Apocalypse, and two new acts Rings of Saturn and The Haarp Machine. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album Carnival Is Forever together with old classics.”

Here are the 2011 Carnival Is Forever North American tour dates:

09/30/11 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/01/11 Kingdom - Richmond, VA
10/02/11 The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
10/03/11 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
10/05/11 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
10/06/11 TBA
10/07/11 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/08/11 SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/09/11 Foro Alicia - Mexico City, MÉXICO
10/10/11 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
10/11/11 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10/12/11 Branx - Portland, OR
10/14/11 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/11 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
10/16/11 Republik - Calgary, AB - CANADA
10/17/11 The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
10/18/11 Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
10/20/11 Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
10/21/11 Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
10/22/11 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/23/11 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/24/11 Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/26/11 Club Soda - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/27/11 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/28/11 The Reverb - Reading, PA
10/29/11 Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/11 Jaxx - Springfield, VA

Produced by DECAPITATED guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kieltyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski, "Carnival Is Forever" is the follow-up to 2006’s "Organic Hallucinosis." Drums & mixing duties on the new album were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir).

The special edition digi-pak version of "Carnival Is Forever" features different artwork and a bonus in-Studio "Making Of" DVD.

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The Contortionist Updates Tour Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist is kicking off a co-headlining run with the Slaughter Survivors Tour this Thursday in Hollywood, CA. The tour also features Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes, and Structures.

The Contortionist also recently announced its inclusion in the upcoming Frak the Gods North American summer tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures. Tour dates are now available, so see below for the complete listing.

The Slaughter Survivors tour dates with Conducting From The Grave:

7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101
8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
8/08 Covington, KY @ The MadHatter
8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall
8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/20 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Skatehouse More...

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2011 Slaughter Survivors Tour Announced

The complete list of participating bands and official dates have been announced for the 2011 "Slaughter Survivors Tour." The "Slaughter Survivors Tour" features appearance from Conducting From The Grave, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes and Structures. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/22 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07/23 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
07/24 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
07/25 Austin, TX – Emo’s
07/27 Orlando, FL – Firestone
07/28 St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
07/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/30 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
07/31 Trenton, NJ – Backstage at Champs
08/03 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
08/04 Amityville, NY – Broadway Bar
08/05 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
08/06 Amsterdam, NY – Elks Hall 101
08/07 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
08/08 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
08/10 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/11 Steger, IL – Another Hole In the Wall
08/12 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
08/13 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
08/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
08/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/16 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
08/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/19 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
08/20 Sparks, NV – The Alley

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Rings Of Saturn Signs With Unique Leader Records

California extreme progressive death metal act Rings of Saturn has announced its signing with Unique Leader Records. Rings of Saturn's debut album, "Embryonic Anomaly," which was originally self-released by the band earlier this year, will be re-issued on March 1, 2011. The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Bob Swanson at Mayhemenness Studios in Sacramento, California.

Here is the "Embryonic Anomaly" track isting:

1. Invasion
2. Seized And Devoured
3. Abducted
4. Final Abhorrent Dream
5. Corpses Thrown Across The Sky
6. Embryonic Anomaly
7. Annihilation The Pure
8. Grinding Of Internal Organs
9. End Of Humanity

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