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Last updated on February 23, 2017 at 7:38 PM ET

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

Celestial Grave Reveals New EP

Iron Bonehead is proud to present a new 7" EP from Celestial Grave, titled "Pvtrefactio." Striking while the iron's hot, this two-song record follows quickly on the heels of debut demo, "Burial Ground Trance." New EP "Pvtrefactio" will drop April 21st and features the following artwork and track listing:

01. Deteriorating Angel
02. Pvtrefactio More...

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Cemetery Urn Releasing New Album

Hells Headbangers just set June 9th as the international release date for Cemetery Urn's third album, the self-titled "Cemetery Urn," on vinyl, CD, and cassette tape formats.

The band had this to say: "After aeons of primal chaos, Cemetery Urn return with our long-awaited third, self-titled album of super-heavy Australian death metal. Returning with a new lineup, now including Chris Volcano on vocals and human drum-machine Matt Crossingham, and also featuring our tightest and heaviest production ever, it will shred everything in its path like the steamroller of Armageddon! Prepare to be crushed!"

1. The Deepest of Graves
2. A Requiem For Servants Aflame
3. Weakened Mortals Bleed
4. Petrified Existence
5. The Sickening Sect
6. Misshapen Affliction
7. Doomed in Conterminous Decay
8. Dredge The Pit of Burial
9. Hemlock Transfusion
10. A Hex Upon Elitist Dynasties More...

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The Stranger Releases New Music Video

Brisbane prog-metal crew The Stranger today unfurls "The Whip," a brand new cracking single serving as the latest taste of a self-titled album due for release in two months' time, on Friday April 21st.

This new video for "The Whip" was shot in the Australian Bush outside Brisbane, Queensland. Adrian Goleby shot, edited, and handle the cartoon fx on the clip.

Guitarist Kalen Austin comments: "Adrian Goleby helped us with the filmclip and he really took the bull by the horns from go to whoa. He turned what could have been a fairly standard (albeit scenic) filmclip into something that is really next level with all the effects and shots. We did this in one take - we couldn't be more stoked." More...

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Intoxicated Rage Streams "Kill The King"

Boston MA’s Intoxicated Rage is here to kick your ass with new single "Kill The King," which will also serve as the title track to the band's first full-length album. Vocalist Giuseppe Mellone comments:

“We just wanted something that could get the message across of who we are. We are doing that in this album and we will do it again on the next. Currently, we are working on different material that almost breaks through these classifications. We want people to hear us on the radio and automatically identify us from our sound.”

Intoxicated Rage's "Kill The King" album will be available on all major online retailers at a date to be determined in 2017. More...

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Eindhoven Reveals First Batch Of 2017 Bands

The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival - Eindhoven Metal Meeting - will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

During the past few days, the organization has been revealing the first confirmed bands. More bands will be announced soon, but for now this initial lineup was just revealed:

Dool (NL)
Merciless (SE) - Last show ever!
Our Survival Depends On Us (AT)
Pentacle (NL)
Tankard (DE)
Venom (UK)
Vervwoed (NL)

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Whitenoise Posts "Enemy Lines" Video

Israeli metal band Whitenoise has released a new video clip for the "Enemy Lines" track. This video was filmed in Tel Aviv by Eyal Zion and Kolnoa La'am and can be seen below.

Whitenoise was formed in 2005 by Yura Burmatnov. So far, the band has released 2 EP's - "New Breed" (2011) and "The Herd" (2014) in addition to touring Russia and Europe. Work is currently underway on a debut full-length album due out later this year.

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Heavy Music Artwork Announces Fourth Issue

Heavy Music Artwork - the world's only print heavy metal and rock art magazine - is now crowd funding a fourth issue. Find full info at IndieGoGo.com here. The organizers of this issue also comments:

"The endless, the unageing, the timeless. This issue we look at the enduring legacy of rock and metal, featuring: Kiss, Def Leppard, X-Japan, Disturbed, Korn, Sepultura 'Roots', Anthrax ‘Among the Living', Black Star Riders, Immolation, Six Feet Under, Dave McKean, Ken Kelly, Andreas Marschall, Phil Lawvere, Gerald Scarfe, Par Olofsson, Arik Roper, Alan E. Brown and more." More...

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Mammothor Announces New LP

Mammothor is preparing new LP "Devotion Lost" for an April 28th release. Recorded at New Alliance Audio in Cambridge, MA (Godsmack, Powerman 5000), mixed and engineered by Kyle Paradis (I Was Awake), and slated to be mastered by Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Shinedown, Tesla, Nonpoint) at Mastersuite, "Devotion" features 12 tracks of full-on East Coast rock fury.

1. Howling Baying Jackal
2. Skin
3. Anatma
4. Faith Healer
5. Shadows of Oblivion
6. Elusive Engineer
7. This Is Not An Exit
8. Generation Thief
9. Blood-Soaked Candy Heart 10 Launch Pad
10. Tyrannicide
11. Pillar of Simeon More...

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.bipolar. Releases New Video

Las Vegas based metal band .bipolar. just released an official music video for "Overnighter" off last month's "Seven" EP. "Overnighter" was directed by Christina Lakis and can be seen below. The band comments:

"To film 'Overnighter,' we threw a house party to gather all of our friends and fans for a night of music, wrestling, and good times; the song is about staying too long and being overcooked and not being happy with what you wake up to."

1. Ernest
2. Pyrite
3. Habitual
4. Overnighter More...

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Hexa Mera Posts Song With 13 Vocalists

Belgian modern melodic death metal group Hexa Mera today unleashes a video for the song "Union," taken from second full-length album "Enlightenment," which will be released on March 31st. The track features 13 (!) guest vocalists from multiple renowned Belgian metal bands and can be heard below.

"Enlightenment" includes Peggy Meeussen (Bliksem), Ron Bruynseels (Bark / Hard Resistance), Steven Van Crombruggen (Off The Cross), Dries Monsieurs (Moments), Ad De Wachter (Moker), Wim Jacobs (Crimson Falls), Dafus (Growing Horns), Koen Dils (Predatoria), Piet Overstijns (Dyscordia), Filip Lemmens (FireForce), K (Spankraght), Peter De Bondt (Royal Jake) and Thomas Marijsse (Basement Critters). More...

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Celldweller Posts "Electric Eye" Video

Detroit based heavy electronic crossover project Celldweller has released an official video for new vocal single "Electric Eye." Check out the multi-genre sound below. Celldweller mastermind Klayton comments:

"In recent months I have been wanting to find a break in my schedule to work on a new drum & bass inspired track. I wasn’t even sure it would end up becoming a Celldweller tune, but in this case it did. 'Electric Eye' was born from experiments with beats and a bass sample I made from my original 1973 Minimoog Model D Synth and evolved into a full blown Celldweller track. Enjoy!" More...

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Grog Releasing New Album

Portuguese grindcore crew Grog returns with fourth album “Ablutionary Rituals," which is the follow-up to 2013’s “Scooping The Cranial Insides” LP.

Set for release in March via Murder Records, “Ablutionary Rituals” shows no signs of slowing down as the four-piece unit continues to churn out a brutal and uncompromising grin sound. Check out first single "Cardiaxe" below. More...

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This Gun For Hire Posts New Video

Rock tinged melodic metalcore / post hardcore Vancouverites This Gun For Hire will unleash debut album "Something A Little More Sinister" on March 31st, 2017. After posting the "Infection" playthrough, today the group premieres a next video for "Barn Burner."

This Gun For Hire comments: “You ever been to one of those parties where you feel like you’re on top of the world? Well this isn’t one of those parties. Welcome to 'Barn Burner!' Where the drinks aren’t free and the girls ain’t pretty.

"Get ready for a night full of hazards, disasters, and bastards where there’s no going home! 'Barn Burner' is This Gun for Hire‘s party jam that doesn’t let up, even for a second. Delving into the Canadian atmosphere of bush and house parties. You better dust off those dancing shoes and buckle up for a wild… ish ride. Special thanks to Kris Hellstrom for creating another awesome video for us.”

1. Infection (3:34)
2. Something A Little More Sinister (4:13)
3. From The Earth To The Earth (3:24)
4. Set This Path (4:07)
5. Alligator Death Roll (6:35)
6. Good Evening Deacon (4:07)
7. To The Fallen And The Faithful (5:21)
8. One Hell Bent Lot Lizard (4:38)
9. Cause For Concern (3:32)
10. My Meaning (4:30)
11. Empty Eyes (4:31)
12. Barn Burner (3:20) More...

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Black Stone Cherry Announces New Shows

With new single “Cheaper To Drink Alone” impacting rock radio early next month and a music video fro the track just filmed, Black Stone Cherry will be hitting the road in May and June, beginning in Houston and routing up the West Coast and into the Midwest.

The second leg of this U.S. tour will be supported by Citizen Zero and Letters from the Fire. Black Stone Cherry's travels this year alos include festival stops at River City Rockfest, Rocklahoma, Awesome Biker Nights, and Earlville, Iowa's Tri State Speedway. The band is continuing to support Mascot Label Group release, "Kentucky."

Black Stone Cherry commented, "After a nice break, we are so excited to get back on the road and kick some serious ass! It's been a while since we've set out on a coast-to-coast U.S. headline tour and we expect this to be the best yet! We are a LIVE band. We are bringing our A Game and promise to leave it all on the stage every night. You deserve nothing less. Rock music deserves nothing less. We want you to experience with us what we guarantee will be a rejuvenating night of music and passion on this tour! Don't miss it!" More...

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Art Of Anarchy Posts "No Surrender"

The wait is finally over as Art Of Anarchy gears up to release a new effort, debuting iconic vocalist Scott Stapp (Creed). New hard-rock offering "The Madness" is now officially set for a March 24th release date.

Today a lyric video for "No Surrender" also comes online and can be heard below, with the song available as an instant grat track download for those who pre-order "The Madness." Scott Stapp comments:

"In 'No Surrender,' I addressed those moments in life where you've reached a personal crossroads or crisis. That place where your back is against the wall and your left with two choices; cave in and crumble allowing whatever circumstance to break you forever, or to rise up and fight through holding on to that never give up spirit that lies deep within. I detail in the verses personal experiences, as I lived them, that have taken me to that critical place of choice. Am I to give up, stay down and fade away or get up, fight on and never surrender." More...

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Kill The Precedent Offering Song For Free Download

Sacramento, CA-based electro / thrash metal collective Kill The Precedent will release new EP, "Some Version of the Truth," tomorrow via minus HEAD Records. In celebration of tomorrow's release, a free download of the "Irrational Anthem" track is now available at PureGrainAudio here and streaming below.

Vocalist Twig the Exfoliator states: "We took our time with this one, and it's probably one of the first tracks we wrote in which each member had a say, including some members who are no longer with us. 'Irrational Anthem' stems from a five second drum loop that we came up with a few years ago, and over time we just kept adding music and lyrics as they came to us.

"Art began to imitate life (or vice versa), because as we continued to write the song, it seemed the people in which the song was about came to act more irrational in their life decisions. We picked up on that along the way and wrote about it every chance we got, and I believe it shows in our lyrics. It's a song for them. It's their anthem." More...

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Foreseen Streaming "Chemical Heritage"

With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit Forseene's second LP, "Grave Danger," nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault below.

"Chemical Heritage" firmly establishes what Forseeen's by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore's furious wrath into thrash metal's blazing speed is all about. "Grave Danger" will see LP, CD, and digital North American release via 20 Buck Spin on April 24th, with Svart handling the release for European territories. More...

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The Crawling Releases New Music Video

The Crawling will release "Anatomy Of Loss" on April 7th, 2017 via Grindscene Records and today a new music video for album track "An Immaculate Deception" can be seen below.

"I think many of us have struggled with certain situations at some point in our lives, and subsequently developed a coping mechanism that was more destructive than healing," comments The Crawling's frontman Andy Clarke on the new single. Andy adds, "This song is centred on how, despite best efforts, people can become incapable of processing emotions; and end up in even darker places."

1. An Immaculate Deception
2. Poison Orange
3. Acid On My Skin
4. All Our Failings
5. The Right To Crawl
6. Violence Vanity and Neglect
7. Catatonic More...

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420 Music & Arts Festival Announced

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United present the 420 Music & Arts Festival at Distortion - Live Music Venue in Calgary, AB this coming April 20th - 22nd, 2017.

The 420 Music & Arts Festival is a three day celebration featuring 22 stoner, desert rock, doom & sludge metal bands. Headlining this inaugural year all the way from Dallas, TX for a first Canadian performance will be Wo Fat alongside Vancouver's Anciients and Edmonton group Black Mastiff.

In addition to all the rad music, festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase the work of select local artists, artisans and craftsman at the 420 Expo, Saturday, April 22nd at Distortion from 10am-4pm. Interspersed with vendors of interesting and eclectic wares will be information on medical marijuana and hemp products and even more 420 enthusiasts. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will be in attendance to answer questions.

If that isn't enough, each night of the festival there will be an opportunity to show off your glorious facial hair in a beard contest. Celebrity judges will decide who moves onto the final round on the last night of the festival where one beard will rule them all! More...

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Primal Age Announces New EP

After two albums and a split, Primal Age is back with a new EP called "A Silent Wound," which is sset for release on March 3rd via Deadlight Entertainment. Check out the cover artwork below. The following press release was also issued:

"Primal Age is known for a strong live experience with three European tours as well as tours in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and participation in festivals like Hellfest, Superbowl of Hardcore and Bloodaxe Fest.

"Both the public and media agree that Primal Age belongs to the first wave of bands who melted metal and hardcore in Europe along with bands lie Kickback, Arkangel, etc. The band is known for a commitment to animal defense strugglse and a majority of its members embrace the vegetarian / vegan lifestyle." More...

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Igorrr Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of French group Igorrr - the main musical project by Gautier Serre. Known for combining genres such as black metal, death metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, Igorrr completed a third album this past December, after spending four years writing and recording the material.

This upcoming record, entitled "Savage Sinusoid," will be released in spring 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Igorrr comments: "We are super excited to release this album with Metal Blade - such a high quality music place, with great artistic freedoms! This label is the home we want for our music…Throughout the years, Metal Blade has had really great taste in music, and a real capacity to promote extreme music - only a label like this could have been brave enough to release music like ours."

For Igorrr's third album "Savage Sinusoid," fans can expect another experimental record featuring multiple guest musicians, with worldwide touring to follow. Stay tuned for more news coming soon. More...

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Pain Tank Releasing New Album

Washington, DC area hardcore grind outfit Pain Tank is preparing to mercilessly deploy the "97,901,726 Confirmed Kills" album in March, having tested one of the album's deadly wares on the public with a stream of "Starvation Cockhard" below.

Pain Tank was formed in 2016 as a side project for its four members, who also hold rank in the likes of Construct Of Lethe, Palkoski, Cammo Shorts and Reticle; the project rapidly became a focused, permanent act which ventures into musical and lyrical territory not explored with those other bands.

Debut recorded "97,901,726 Confirmed Kills" was recorded live at Trepan Studios in Woodbridge, Virginia over the course of eight hours. The band felt it necessary to capture the intensity and aggression of a live performance, which can easily get lost in more conventional studio tracking. Due out March 17th via the band's own independent Edgewood Arsenal Records, the track listing is as follows: More...

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Six Feet Under Posts "Schizomaniac" Playthrough

Tomorrow (February 24th), Six Feet Under returns with 12th studio album "Torment" and a new leap in intensity. There's plenty of classic Six Feet Under groove to be had on the album, but fans will note a much more aggressive approach, and even more blast beats throughout.

This is a cantankerous Six Feet Under with absolutely nothing to prove. This is Six Feet Under at the group's most deadly.

For a preview of "Torment," a band playthrough for the new track, "Schizomaniac" - by Jeff Hughell and Marco Pitruzzella - can be viewed below. You can also hear more and pre-order the album at at this location. More...

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Escape Is Not Freedom Premieres Full New Album

Tomorrow - Friday the 24th of February - Chicago three piece crew Escape Is Not Freedom will officially release new album "Goldsmith" onto the eagerly-awaiting masses!

We've got a Thursday surprise for you, now bringing all 10 tracks online in advance for a pre-listening stream!

Check out all of "Goldsmith" below and let us know what you think of this sludgy mixture of noisy metal.

The trio manages to create a wall of sound while not losing any sense of melody and creativity, featuring guest vocals by Emily Jancetic on “Annul,” “Dispossess,” and “Harbinger.”

Like what you hear? Pre-orders are online at Bandcamp here and you can follow the latest on the band at the Escape Is Not Freedom Facebook profile. More...

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Gojira Releases "The Cell" Music Video

Gojira released a new music video for the song "The Cell." The song is lifted from the Grammy Award wining opus "Magma," which is available now via Roadrunner Records.

The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling and dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. Check out the clip here:

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Ayreon Admits "Everybody Dies"

Ayreon released a lyric video for the new song "Everybody Dies." The song can be enjoyed in the player below. The song is the second single from the upcoming new album "The Source," which can be pre-ordered now at this location.

Vocal guest appearances for "The Source" include: James Labrie (Dream Theater) as "The Historian"; Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) as "The Chemist"; Simone Simons (Epica) as "The Counselor"; Michael Mills (Toehider) as "TH-I"; Floor Jansen (Nightwish) as "The Biologist"; Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) as "The Astronomer"; Tobias Sammet (Avantasia/Edguy) as "The Captain"; Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) as "The Diplomat"; Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) as "The Prophet"; Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) as "The Preacher"; Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder/Kamelot) as "The Opposition Leader"; and, Russell Allen (Symphony X) as "The President."

The track listing for "The Source" is:

Chronicle 1: The 'Frame
1. The Day That The World Breaks Down (song streaming here)
2. Sea Of Machines
3. Everybody Dies

Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten
4. Star Of Sirrah
5. All That Was
6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
7. Condemned To Live

Chronicle 3: The Transmigration
8. Aquatic Race
9. The Dream Dissolves
10. Deathcry Of A Race
11. Into The Ocean

Chronicle 4: The Rebirth
12. Bay Of Dreams
13. Planet Y Is Alive!
14. The Source Will Flow
15. Journey To Forever
16. The Human Compulsion
17. March Of The Machines

Check out "Everybody Dies" here: More...

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Nervochaos Issues "Moloch Rise" Lyric Video

"Nyctophilia" is the seventh studio album by Brazilian extreme metal act Nervochaos and will be released on April 7, 2017 through Cogumelo Records in Brazil and Greyhaze Records in North America and Europe. Today the band released a lyric video for the new song "Moloch Rise," which you can check out in the player below.

The new release is an eclectic mix of all that characterizes the band, 13 new tracks of 80s-fueled blackened extreme music, executed in Nervochaos' trademark raw, aggressive and organic style of Metal. "Nyctophilia" has a new intensity and is a step forward compared to their older releases.

For the first time, the band recorded the album outside Brazil, spending a month in Como/Italy at Alpha Omega Studio along with producer Alex Azzali, who also did mixing and mastering of the new album. It's also the first album composed and recorded with the new line-up which features Lauro ‘Nightrealm’ on vocal/guitar, Cherry on guitar, Thiago ‘Anduscias’ on bass and the only remaining original member Edu Lane on drums.

The album artwork (shown below) was created by Alcides Burn, a talented Brazilian artist that worked with acts such as Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Headhunter DC and many more. Nyctophilia also features special guest vocals appearance by Sebastian L. of Into Darkness and Leandro P. of R.N.S. plus one track, "Vampiric Cannibal Goddess," which features the riffs of Bolverk (Ragnarok).

"Nyctophilia" surely is the best album up-to-date from Nervochaos, which managed to evolve musically without losing its trademark sound.

The track list for the new release is:

1. Moloch Rise
2. Ritualistic
3. Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam
4. Season of the Witch
5. Waters of Chaos
6. The Midnight Hunter
7. Rites of the 13 Cemeteries
8. Vampiric Cannibal Goddess
9. Stained With Blood
10. Lord Death
11. Dead End
12. World Aborted
13. Live Like Suicide More...

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Valgrind Premieres New Song "Ekphora’s Day"

Italian death metal unit Valgrind premieres a new song entitled "Ekphora’s Day", taken from the upcoming new EP, "Seal of Phobos", which will be released by Everlasting Spew Records on April 14th. The new release includes guest growls by Jonny Pettersson of Wombbath, as well as the first studio appearance of the band’s new guitarist, Umberto Poncina, who also engineered and mixed the EP.

Check out now "Ekphora’s Day" below.

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Circle Of Contempt Premieres New Music Video

Circle Of Contempt premieres a new music video for its track "Impulse", taken from the band's latest album "Structures For Creation".

Check out now "Impulse" below.

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Scour Streaming Pro-Shot Video Of Live Debut

Scour (Down, Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, etc.) just posted official pro-shot live footage performing "Crooked", at the band's recent debut live performance in New Orleans, LA. Mike Holderbeast directed the clip.

Check out now "Crooked" below.

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