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Last updated on May 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM ET

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35 news articles posted today (and counting...)

The Cyon Project Posts New Video

The Cyon Project just released a new music video, available for viewing below, and the band also comments:

"We're proud to announce that we've published the official live video of our single 'Mr. Creosote!' The video was recorded at Boom 360Art Fest (Audiodrome Live Club) in Turin. Listen, enjoy and share it!"

The video for "Mr. Creosote" was recorded by Roberto Maccagno and edited by Dreadnought Studio, with the track taken off the January release "Tales of Pain."

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Take The Throne Posts Video Teaser

Niagara Falls, ON's metalcore quintet Take The Throne has posted a teaser for the upcoming "Artificial Heart" music video. The full clip will come online on May 8th, 2015.

The "Artificial Heart" track comes off the band's latest release "Guardian" - available digitally now on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Drawing comparisons to August Burns Red, Born Of Osiris, and Within The Ruins, Take The Throne has unleashed two EPs, 2014’s "Guardian," which featured guest appearances by Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills and Fred Beaulieu of Beheading Of A King, and 2013’s debut EP "Legacy." The "Guardian" track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Ghosts feat. Fred Beaulieu of Beheading Of A King
3. Captive feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills
4. The Void
5. Beneath It All
6. The Apology
7. Artificial Heart
8. Deserter More...

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Quemasantos Releases New Single

New York band Quemasantos has released via Youtube the single track "12 Balas," which can be heard below. The project includes all the current members of the band Pirosaint as well as the singer of Vastator (Chile).

This track was recorded in New Windsor, NY at Oily Sound Studios by Ignacio Orellana and mixed / mastered by Ignacio Figueroa in Valparaiso, Chile.

The band commented: "The whole idea is to continue creating and releasing music with Spanish words specifically. We have got the chance to work with great people so far and we are happy to keep doing the music that we like."

Quemasantos is:

Rob Diaz - Vocals
Bill Smith - Guitars
Ron Buckner - Bass
Ignacio Orellana - Drums More...

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Possession Enacts New "Ceremony"

Striking while the iron is hottest, Belgium's Possession returns with new mini-album "1585-1646," set for international release on June 6th, with Iron Bonehead Productions handling the vinyl pressing and Invictus Productions handling the CD pressing. Today the new track "Ceremony" comes online and can be heard below.

Through these four tracks, Possession tells the story of a witch who lived in France between 1585 and 1646. The full track listing isa s follows:

1. Obscurity - Visitation
2. Ceremony
3. Guilty
4. Ablaze More...

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King Giant Hosting Album Listening Party

As third LP, "Black Ocean Waves," nears release this Summer, Northern Virginia's King Giant has confirmed an advance local listening party for the album.

Scheduled to take place this Friday, May 8th, the band will host a public listening event at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton, Virginia, where the upcoming album will be blasting from start to finish with the band in full attendance for press and fan interaction.

"Black Ocean Waves" will come ashore on June 30th with CD/digital distribution through The Path Less Traveled and the band handling the vinyl version of the album directly. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Mal De Mer
2. The One That God Forgot To Save
3. Requiem For A Drunkard
4. Red Skies
5. Trail Of Thorns
6. Blood Of The Lamb
7. The Gentleman Carny
8. There Were Bells More...

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Obese Reveals "Kali Yuga" Details

Holland outfit Obese, author of a crunchy, powerful, and heavy sound, will drop new album "Kali Yuga" on June 1st via Argonauta Records. The label comments:

"Bringing the groove back into stoner and feeding your appetite with fat tunes that will leave you hungry for more. The weight and thickness of sound is being explored one track at a time: corpulency never felt that good. The immense riffage in a vast landscape of bulldozing euphony will leave nobody unsatisfied."

1. Enion
2. Rite Of Fire
3. Kali Yuga
4. The Bitter Blast
5. Red As The Sun
6. Steamroller
7. Down The Gauntlet
8. Bow
9. Begetter Dead Letter More...

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Sisters Of... Streaming Full New Album

Post metal band Sisters Of... today teamed up with Decibel magazine to premiere all of "The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary" online ahead of release.

The album officially releases next week on May 12th via Crowquill Records. Sisters of… is a genre-defying project from St. Joseph, Missouri featuring multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker (ex-Appleseed Cast, Reggie & The Full Effect) and Chris Clark. Check out the group's unique take on heavy music below. More...

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Cave Of Swimmers Posts New Video

With the recent release of "Reflection," Cave Of Swimmers is now dropping a brand new music video for lead single "The Prince Of The Power Of The Air," available below. "The Prince Of The Power Of The Air" was shot and directed by Orlando-based artist Maz Armageddon.

Ex-Metallica member Jason Newsted comments on the band: "As musicians, COS are top-notch, naturally gifted players... As a band, they could go toe to toe with any of the decent up & coming bands that are currently performing live at popular European festivals. As a collection of sounds and songs in the heavy vein, orchestrated & performed by two people (live or in studio); Cave Of Swimmers are truly unique in their creativity & execution, and... Their name can now be shouted and screamed in the same breath as Royal Blood & Deap Vally!!! Cave Of Swimmers warrant a new sound classification... if there is to be one; PROAGGRESSIVE MUSIC!!!"

Vocalist & guitarist G.E. Perez also commented on the band's influences: "As individuals, it may sound clichéd, but our influences are certainly very eclectic. Toro plays in jazz groups, I play Flamenco guitar... I also have a whole new appreciation for the piano. I love Jaco and Wes too. Having said that, when we come together in a room, what comes out is what we listened to when we were in school, which is rock n’ roll. We also love 80’s and early 90’s merengue. As far as bands; everything... all the usual suspects, from AC/DC to ZZ Top." More...

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The Great Discord Posts "Duende" Trailer

The uniqueness Sweden's The Great Discord encapsulates is put on display in a series of video teasers from upcoming album "Duende."

Today the third video teaser "Sorrow (Woes)" has been posted online - check it out in the clip below (followed by the other two videos from the series in the playlist). You can also hear the previously posted full song "L'homme Mauves" over at this location.

New album "Duende" will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on June 2nd in North America. More...

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Auras Releases New EP

Canadian progressive metal band Auras today released "Crestfallen," an all new EP via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. The last track on the EP, titled "Boundless," can be streamed below.

"We're extremely proud to present our new release," says drummer Nathan Bulla. "This EP reflects our development as a band, and we are excited to hit the road playing this new material."

New EP "Crestfallen" is the band's follow-up to "Panacea," which was released in 2013. The "Crestfallen" track listing is as follows:

1. Thrown
2. Terrene
3. Inordinate
4. Adverse Condition
5. Boundless More...

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Lament Cityscape Signs With Battleground Records

Battleground Records has added Oakland-based Lament Cityscape to the label's expanding family of auditory exploration, confirming the release of the band's impending debut LP in September. Battleground comments:

"Massive in sound and cinematic effect, the Lament Cityscape duo eschews easy classification with a broad palette of dark, noisy industrial flavor that coats the raw core of their loud and heavy sound.

"Slightly out of focus and grainy like a phantom in the peripheral vision, the group's debut album, 'The Torn,' is a piece of music that resonates with themes of duality, confusion, and contradiction as it crawls across fifty-two minutes of bleak soundscapes and thunderous percussion.

"The feel and atmosphere that Lament Cityscape captures on the album is reminiscent of the brooding and nebulous angst of early Godflesh, Ministry, and Swans. Each half of the group, Mike McClatchey and Sean McCullough, brings quite a different set of influences to the writing process and this clash of perspectives is evident in the music, resulting in an honest collaboration of immersive material that is urgent and compelling."

"The Torn" arrives on 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 8th, 2015 via Battleground Records. Check out a teaser trailer below. More...

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Lorna Shore Releases "Grimoire" Video

New Jersey five-piece metal band Lorna Shore recently announced a June 9th, 2015 release date for debut full-length Psalms via Density Records.

Today, fans can check out a new video for “Grimoire,” directed by Jeremy Tremp, who also directed the band’s “Cre(h)ate” video.

Pre-orders for "Psalms" begin today here. The album was produced by Will Putney (They Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Upon A Burning Body) at modern metal’s iconic studio, the Machine Shop, this past Winter. More...

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Secrets Of The Sky Posts New Video

As "Pathway," the impending new full-length from Oakland-based atmospheric doom-bringers Secrets Of The Sky draws near, today the band offers up the stunning new visual accompaniment to fourth track "Angel In Vines."

The clip was directed and edited by Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow), creator of the band's 2014 "Decline" clip, and stars Melissa May and Zack Warren. Check it out below.

Elaborates guitarist Clayton Bartholomew, "For this video, we went back to director Andrew Nethery, who also did the video for the song 'Decline' from our first record, To Sail Black Waters. He did a great job for that video and was an easy guy to work with.

"For the 'Angel In Vines' video, we let him run with his own vision. The song itself relates to the loss of innocence, and he found an interesting analogy to express this same sentiment, while keeping the video abstract and not just giving away the premise of the song. We like that he was able to avoid cliché and the imagery he was able to capture is a definite work of art on its own." More...

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Midnight Eternal Premieres New Music Video

Midnight Eternal is a female fronted symphonic metal band based out of New York City/New Jersey. It was created in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to join them to record a two-song single. During the recording the band acquired the talents of vocalist Raine Hilai based on her previous work in theater and her solo endeavor. The planned two-song single quickly evolved into the formation of a full-time band when it became apparent the group had something special on their hands. Shortly thereafter, Greg Manning (of Spider Rockets, Zamora) joined the band as permanent member taking over bass duties, with Mike LePond taking a featured role.

Recently the band completed work on a new music video for the song "When Love and Faith Collide." The song is taken from their forthcoming debut, which is set for release later this year. Today Midnight Eternal has teamed up with Revolver Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the video over at this location (also in the player below). More...

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Dimesland Guitarist Passes Away

Drew Cook, the guitarist for Oakland-based Dimesland and Wild Hunt, has tragically passed away in recent days.

Drew is remembered by the Bay Area music scene and thrill-seeking metal explorers worldwide for his unstoppably tight, technical, unique guitar skills, and is cherished by his friends and family as a greatly loving person.

Nolan Cook, the other half of the dual-guitar tandem of Dimseland, has issued the following on the loss of his brother, bandmate and best friend:

"We are saddened to announce the untimely passing of Oakland musician extraordinaire, Drew Cook, of the bands Dimesland and Wild Hunt. Drew was a special guitarist and a wonderful individual who will be deeply missed by the Bay Area music scene and by the many who were fortunate enough to have collaborated with or otherwise known him. We have lost an incredibly kind, funny, and talented human being."

The passing of Drew has placed all of his current acts on hiatus until further notice. The most recent of Cook's guitar wizardry can be heard on Dimesland's scorching debut album, "Psychogenic Atrophy," independently released by the band last year. More...

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Void Paradigm Infects The Earth

The French experimental black metal combo Void Paradigm, led by Ataraxie and Pin Up Went Down members, have unleashed a full stream of upcoming album "Earth's Disease," set to be released on May 11th (U.S. June 6th) via Apathia Records. The track listing is as follows:

01. Crushing The Human Skull
02. Revenge
03. Earth's Disease
04. Sick Life Fading
05. From The Earth To The Skies

Void Paradigm was formed in 2012 by Julien Payan (Ataraxie, Sordide), Jonathan Théry (Ataraxie, Funeralium, ex-Hyadningar, ex-Bethlehem...) and Alexis Damien (Pin Up Went Down, Wormfood). More...

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Inquisition Reveals Re-Issue Artwork

Season Of Mist continues its string of Inquisition re-issues as today the band unveils new artwork for the upcoming re-release of 2011 album "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm."

The new version has been scheduled for release on the 18th of May 2015 (North America in January 2016). All Inquisition re-issues come with new artwork by Paolo Girardi. The renowned artist already created the cover art for the U.S. duo's latest album "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse" (2013). Girardi's covers are part of an overarching concept and should be seen in conjunction.

Inquisition's infernal concept goes back to an idea of Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian and is based on medieval altar painting "The Last Judgement," which is attributed to German artist Hans Memling from the 15th century. Paolo Girardi echoes its composition of a central painting flanked by two outer wings and their backsides in the five cover artworks of the reissues. Yet instead of the celestial Day of Judgement, the Italian adapts the original motif to the black metal context. He depicts a scene from the pits of Hell. The souls are now being weighed by the Angel of Death instead of St. Michael the Archangel, and none are being led by St. Peter to the Gates of Paradise, but those not rising to worship the Devil are convicted to flame and torture. More...

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George Kollias Streaming "Buried Under The Flames"

Nile drummer extraordinaire George Kollias is now presenting another brand new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album "Invictus." The epic song "Buried Under The Flames" (featuring guitarist Mike Papadopoulos) is streaming below. George Kollias comments:

"'Buried under the Flames' is one of my favourite songs and the slowest on this record. It feels very emotional and sad with an intense ending, and therefore I see it as a great introduction to my work. I wanted to add some Greek elements without touching on the same subjects that everyone uses. This inspired me to use the beautiful choir, which fits the track like a glove. Mike Papadopoulos contributes the guitar solo and it is one of the finest that I’ve ever heard! I could not think of any better song to close the album in such an epic way!"

New album "Invictus" is slated for release on the 18th of May (one day later in North America). The track listing is:

1. Echoes Of Divinity
2. Invictus
3. The Passage
4. Aeons Of Burning Galaxies
5. Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead
6. Voices
7. Treasures Of Nemesis
8. Apocalypse
9. Epitaph
10. Through Empty Eyes Of Light
11. Buried Under The Flames More...

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1349 Announces Tour With Necrophagia

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have announced the second leg of the North American "Chaos Raids" tour.

The trek kicks off on May 30th and includes cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

1349 is touring in support of new album, "Massive Cauldron of Chaos," while Necrophagia is performing in support of latest release "WhiteWorm Cathedral." More...

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Agnostic Front Releases "Never Walk Alone" Video

Legendary New York hardcore act Agnostic Front released a new music video for the track "Never Walk Alone." The song appears on the band's latest release "The American Dream Died," which is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Paradise Lost Premieres New Music Video

U.K. legends Paradise Lost premiered the music video for the new track "Beneath Broken Earth" over at Terrorizer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the new album "The Plague Within," which is set to drop on June 1st (EU) and June 2nd (North America) via Century Media Records.

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh commented: "I fucking hate metal band performance videos, so when I got told that we needed to do one I was obviously annoyed but then came the idea to do a performance video of utter misery. The slowest song we have ever recorded. 'Beneath Broken Earth' is an utterly old school PARADISE LOST doom/death song, and doing a performance video with our miserable, old faces barely moving in a crappy, old basement was too much to resist. The director Ash has done a great job of capturing the somber mood and has managed to make a performance video we can actually be proud of."

The track list is:

1. No Hope in Sight (see lyric video here)
2. Terminal
3. An Eternity of Lies
4. Punishment Through Time
5. Beneath Broken Earth
6. Sacrifice the Flame
7. Victim of the Past
8. Flesh from Bone
9. Cry Out
10. Return to the Sun

Check out "Beneath Broken Earth" here: More...

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Delain Premieres New Lyric Video "Sing To Me"

Dutch symphonic metal act Delain is currently trekking around North America in support with Sweden's Sabaton to Finnish legends Nightwish. Tonight the tour stops in Dallas, Texas at the Bomb Factory. Today, the band celebrates this tour with a new lyric video for the track "Sing to Me," which features Nightwish bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala on guest vocals. The song appears on the latest album "The Human Contradiction" (2014, Napalm Records), an album receiving near universal praise.

The remaining dates are as follows:

05/05/15 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
05/06/15 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
05/08/15 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
05/09/15 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
05/11/15 Marathon Music Work – Nashville, TN
05/12/15 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/13/15 Filmore – Charlotte, NC
05/14/15 Filmore – Silver Springs, MD

Metal Underground.com is absolutely stoked to present this new lyric video exclusively to you. Check it out here: More...

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Disarmonia Mundi Posts Preview Clip For New Song

Disarmonia Mundi released a preview clip for the new track "Oddities From the Ravishing Chasm." The song appears on new release "Cold Inferno," which drops on June 9th, 2015 via Coroner Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Creation Dirge
2. Stormghost
3. Behind Closed Doors
4. Coffin
5. Oddities From The Ravishing Chasm
6. Slaves To The Illusion Of Life
7. Blessing From Below
8. Magma Diver
9. Clay Of Hate
10. Toys Of Acceleration

Check out the clip here: More...

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Primordial Releases New Music Video

Dublin's Primordial released a new music video for the track "Wield Lightning to Split the Sun." The song appears on the band's latest effort "Where Greater Men Have Fallen," which is available now through Metal Blade Records. A review for the album can be viewed at this location.

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Assignment Posts Preview Clip "Crimson Poison"

German power/progressive metal act Assignment released a demo clip of the new track "Crimson Posion."

The song features new vocalist Diego Valdez (Helker, Electro_nomicon, Ex-Triddana) at the helm. The unmixed/unmastered clip is the first glimpse into the upcoming new album "Closing the Circle," the band's fourth full length album and first since 2013's "Inside of the Machine."

"Closing the Circle" is expected for release this year. Details are expected soon. Check out the clip here: More...

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Noturnall Releases Lyric Video For New Track

Brazil's Noturnall - featuring ex-Shaman members: vocalist Thiago Bianchi, keyboardist Juninho "Junior" Carelli, guitarist Léo Mancini and bassist Fernando Quesada along with Primal Fear drummer Aquiles Priester - just released a lyric video for the new track "Fight the System."

The song will appear on the upcoming sophomore effort "Back to Fuck You Up," which is expected for release this year (details are forthcoming).

Check out "Fight the System" here: More...

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Hevilan Releases "Shades Of War" Music Video

Brazilian metal act Hevilan released a new music video for the track "Shades of War." The song appears on the 2013 debut full length "The End of Time," which is available from Massacre Records. The video and track features guest performances by Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane along with Voodopriest vocalist Vitor Rodrigues.

Check out the video here:

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Enthrallment Posts New Track

Bulgarian death metallers of Enthrallment are offering a first taste of their upcoming new album "Eugenic Wombs". The new track is titled "Last Judgment Waltz" and can be streamed using the soundcloud widget below.

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Tempel Premieres New Track

The Arizona-based instrumetal duo Tempel is about to release the upcoming new album titled "The Moon Lit Our Path" onJune 16th via Prosthetic Records. In anticipation of the new effort release Tempel premieres the below stream of the 8-minute opening track "Carvings In The Door".

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Phinehas Premieres New Track "Dead Choir"

Metalcore outfit Phinehas premieres a new track titled "Dead Choir" taken from the upcoming full lentgh album "Till The End", which is set to drop on July 10th via Artery Recordings.

Check out now the new track "Dead Choir" below.

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UnKured Posts Entire Album "Mutated Earth"

The Ohio thrash metallers of UnKured got signed by Sliptrick Records, which is now giving the previously self-released second album "Mutated Earth" a worldwide release.

Check out now the entire album stream below.

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Absconditus Premieres New Track

French black metal band Absconditus premieres a new track titled "Elegeía (Confession au Cénotaphe)" taken from the band's debut album "Kat?ßas??" which is scheduled for release on June 8th, 2015 via I, Voidhanger Records.

Check out now the new track "Elegeía (Confession au Cénotaphe)" below.

The track list is as follows: More...

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Within Destruction Premieres New Track And Video

The Slovenian death metal band Within Destruction is currently working on the second full-length effort, the follow-up album to the band's 2012-debut album "From the Depths". Today the band is offering a new track and video titled "Carnage".

Check out now the new video and song below.

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Black Talon Posts Entire New Album

Hailing from Scotland thrash metallers of Black Talon (featuring members of Cancerous Womb and Godhole) are about to release their debut album "Endless Realities" next week and are offering you a pre-release stream of the entire new CD below. The album was produced by Alan Douches (West West Side Music, New York) and features artwork from Christian Sloan Hall (Deathlord Art).

Check out now the full-album stream below.

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Extinction Level Event Posts Entire New EP

All-bass progressive metal outfit Extinction Level Event is getting ready to release their six song EP titled "The Catalyst" and presents to you the full pre-release stream of the EP below. The group's debut EP will be officially released today.

Check out now the entire EP now below.

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