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Metal News for October 29, 2015

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29 news articles posted on this day.


Spirit Caravan Brings Doom To Austin

Doom metal icons Wino and Dave Sherman rolled into Austin with Spirit Caravan, a group that has twenty years of history under their vests. Of course, Dave and Wino are the core of the group, so they remained part of the group, but the drummer was different than the last time I saw them in 2014. Saint Vitus basher Henry Vasquez was behind the kit at that show. Tonight, Ed Gulli played drums. He was the original The Obsessed drummer. This tour showed him reunite with Wino after thirty years. More...

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After The Burial Releases New Single

Still recovering from the death of guitarist Justin Lowe, After The Burial has now released a new single titled "Lost In Static," which can be heard below. The band will also be taking to the road early next month alongside The Faceless. Dates are as follows:

11/5 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto
11/7 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
11/8 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
11/10 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
11/11 Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/12 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
11/13 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/14 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
11/15 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
11/17 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
11/19 New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
11/21 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium
11/22 Rochester, NY @ California Brew Haus
11/23 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mob Club
11/24 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at The Crofoot
11/25 Cleveland, OH @ Agore Ballroom
11/27 Chicago, IL @ The Abby
11/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
11/29 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/1 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/5 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/6 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
12/8 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/9 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
12/11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction More...

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Magic Circle Streaming "Journey Blind"

In preparation of the release of Magic Circle's sophomore LP, "Journey Blind," through 20 Buck Spin next month, today a stream of the title track comes online.

Previously posted track "A Ballad For The Vultures" can also be heard at this location. "Journey Blind" sees its initial release in CD and digital formats on November 20, with the vinyl to follow in early 2016. The track listing is as follows:

1. Journey Blind
2. The Damned Man
3. A Ballad For The Vultures
4. Lightning Cage
5. Ghosts Of The Southern Front
6. Grand Deceivers
7. Antediluvian More...

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Secrets Of The Moon Releasing New Album

German black metal band Secrets Of The Moon will release new studio album, "Sun," on December 4 via Prophecy Productions.

Recorded at The Source Studios in Munich and Soundcave Studios in Hamburg, the recording is the sixth full-length of the band's career and the follow-up to 2012 release, "Seven Bells."

The band comments:"When writing 'Sun' we were setting no spiritual or stylistic boundaries for ourselves, which makes this the most personal, painfully honest record of the band's history so far. This album is an avowal of life as a memorial to the omnipotence of Death and the End of it all. Just as the Sun itself."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. No More Colours
2. Dirty Black
3. Man Behind the Sun
4. Hole
5. Here Lies the Sun
6. I Took the Sky Away
7. Mark of Cain More...

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Necrophobic Announces U.S. Shows

Cult Swedish death/black metal powerhouse Necrophobic just announced two new U.S. tour dates this November, following the band's already sold-out show at this year's Martyrdoom Festival in New York.

The band will be making stops in Cleveland and Chicago on November 7th and 8th, supporting latest album "Womb Of Lilithu" (available for streaming below). Catch the band live on these dates:

Nov. 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (Martyrdoom Fest)
Nov. 7 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry Tickets
Nov. 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Clu More...

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Sturmovik Headed To "Destination Nowhere"

Poland based d-beat/crust band Sturmovik just signed with Selfmadegod Records to release debut full-length, "Destination Nowhere."

Sturmovik contains two current members of Polish death metal horde The Dead Goats -- Radoslaw Pierscinski and Pawel Bartulewicz -- with the lineup rounded out by Blazej Kasprzak, Mariusz Rzepnicki and Krzysztof Drabikowski.

"Matters Not" is the opening track from "Destination Nowhere" and can be heard below. Additional audio samples from "Destination Nowhere" will be released in the coming days before the album drops November 16, 2015. The track listing is:

1. Matters Not
2. Saint Of Chains
3. Bad Earth, Bad Sons
4. Mental Uprising
5. Beware Of The Funfair
6. Downbeat Ending
7. Trial By Fire
8. Head Of A Family
9. Choosing Death More...

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Erimha Posts "The First Law" Video

Erimha just unveiled a video for “The First Law,” the initial clip from haunting new album, "Thesis Ov Warfare," which will be available everywhere tomorrow. Check it out below or over at Terrorizer.com here.

You can also stream the album in full at this location. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Battle for Concealed Star
2. The Process of Reversal
3. Fragmented Existence
4. Ethereal Optic
5. The First Law
6. War Within
7. The Mark of Liberation
8. Imperactive Circles
9. Hymn for the Fallen
10. Transcendental Inception More...

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Jill Janus Confirms She Will Remain With Huntress

Following a statement by guitarist Blake Meahl clarifying the band had not broken up (prompted by various metal sites reporting that was the case), front woman Jill Janus has now issued this update about remaining with Huntress:

"Back to business! Yes, I am still the singer for Huntress. I've seen some heavy shit, but so often the things I say or do are misconstrued even by those closest to me.

"It is the end of an era for Huntress, we completed our trilogy, writing one album a year. I look forward to writing more Huntress records, and working on new musical projects I've been developing. The best is yet to come!" More...

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Candlemass Recording New EP

Candlemass is back to celebrate 30 years of doom with a brand new EP. Four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals are being recorded during for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records.

The band is also happy to announce that Mats Levén, a longtime friend of the band, is now the permanent singer for the Swedish doom squad. Mats commented:

"20 years ago, Leif invited me to the project Abstrakt Algebra. 10 years ago, I started helping Candlemass with their demos. Today, I'm happy to say that I'm the new singer of Candlemass. I truly believe that 2016 will be one of the best years in a long time for Candlemass! Big thanks to my brothers of doom: Janne, Lasse, Leif & Mappe."

Per Wiberg is today also an essential part of the Candlemass live shows with his keyboards and filling in for Leif on bass until he's back in shape again. The band is currently recording the anniversary EP in Ghost Ward studios in Stockholm together with David Castillo.

"The new songs are more like the material on the 'Nightfall' album than what we did on 'Psalms For the Dead,'" says Leif Edling. "Lot's of guitars, and cool riffs but also really good songs that I hope and think our fans will dig!" More...

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Ex Deo To Release New Album In 2017

After months of hints, it's now official that Ex Deo is in fact working on new material. The update from the 13th Legion reads as follows:

"The direction of the new album has a take no prisoner aggressive nature in its attitude with a dramatic and glorious score behind it, the new material is riveting to say the least. Ex Deo will dig deep into the historic roots of Rome on the new album while honoring its heroes - more details on this soon!"

The new album will see the light of day in early 2017 under the Napalm Records flag, it already has a working title, a master conductor on the orchestration and world renowned mixer at the helm. In the famous words of Cato The Elder "Cathago Delenda Est!!" More...

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Serenity Announces "Codex Atlanticus" Album

Symphonic metal outfit Serenity will release "Codex Atlanticus" - the band's fifth album - on January 29, 2015 via Napalm Records. The label comments:

"Leonardo Da Vinci is the center of attention here, but lovers of conspiracy theories, Illuminati and so forth will also rejoice when mastermind Georg Neuhauser gives free rein to his compositional genius. This album is full of monumental, movie score-ish orchestral arrangements mean riffing and lush melodies."

Serenity also had this to say: "After 3 months of hard work, 150 unhealthy McDonalds meals and 200 bottles of Jägermeister we're done - Opus finitum est - our 5th fulll length album 'Codex Atlanticus' is ready to conquer the universe! Inspired by the life of Leonardo Da Vinci we created a bombastic album with melodies that can easily fit as a soundtrack for 'Game of Thrones!'"

1. Codex Atlanticus
2. Follow Me
3. Sprouts of Terror
4. Iniquity
5. Reason
6. My Final Chapter
7. Caught in a Myth
8. Fate of Light
9. The Perfect Woman
10. Spirit in the Flesh
11. The Order More...

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Paul Masvidal Posts Guitar Playthrough Clips

Paul Masvidal of the recently imploded Cynic has posted new videos of himself performing guitar playthroughs of the tracks "The Space for This" and "Moon Heart Sun Head." Check 'em out below.

"The Space for This" is taken from Cynic's 2008 full-length "Traced in Air" (reviewed here), while "Moon Heart Sun Head" comes off latest album "Kindly Bent to Free Us" (reviewed here). More...

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God Is An Astronaut Signs With Napalm

Irish four piece God Is An Astronaut just inked a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The band comments:

"We are happy to announce that we have signed with Napalm Records. This will help our music to reach a much larger audience worldwide. We will have another busy year of touring in 2016 with our first shows taking place in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in February and a U.S. tour planned for September 2016... We will also begin working in the studio on new songs for our next album."

Sebastian Muench from Napalm Records adds: "Napalm Records is proud and honored to welcome God Is An Astronaut to the Napalm family. Anybody who has had the pleasure of seeing the Irish Post Rock / Space Rock band live will understand the brilliant extraterrestrial experience of a God Is An Astronaut concert. All of the previously released albums are true masterpieces and true treasures to any CD or LP collection!"

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Integrity Streaming "Den Of Iniquity"

"Den Of Iniquity," the rare/early works collection from Cleveland metallic hardcore outfit Integrity, is now streaming online in full. Fully remastered, the album sees rebirth via Magic Bullet Records directly alongside the "Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster" this Friday, October 30th.

With more than an hour and thirteen minutes of searing, iconic 1990s metallic hardcore packed into it, "Den Of Iniquity" is a collection of rare tracks spanning the Melnick era (1988-1998) of Integrity. All material is culled from various demos, split 7"s, 7" singles, compilation appearances, and EPs. More...

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Charlie Benante Comments On Touring Situation

Anthrax is gearing up to release a new album in early 2016, with first single "Evil Twin" now online and available below. Charlie Benante has also released this open letter online to fans about his health and touring situation:

"I want to let all of our fans know what the situation is with my being or not being on the road with the band. Most of you know I had to have hand surgery a couple of years ago for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that I developed. Since then, I've continued to have regular physical therapy and doctor's office visits, and while my hand has gotten a lot better, it just hasn't fully healed.

"My doctor says it could continue to get better, but that's going to take as much time as it takes. When we were recording our new album, I realized that after three or four weeks straight in the studio, playing every day, not only would my hand start hurting like hell, but I would lose all feeling in it for a couple of days. And the same with being on the road - I seem to be OK for a couple of weeks, but after that, the carpal tunnel flares up, the pain sets in, my hand goes numb, and I simply cannot play the drums, especially with the intensity that Anthrax's music requires.

"I love being on the road, playing our music live for you guys, and I'm very excited about playing our new songs for you in 2016, but, at least at this point, for those four, five, six or seven week tours, I just won't be able to be on all dates. Anthrax has just started a European tour with Slayer, and Jon Dette is sitting in for me for the first three weeks or so; I'm planning to join the band on November 21 in the UK and will be on the remainder of the tour. More...

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Destroying The Devoid Signs With Unique Leader

Destroying the Devoid, a progressive death metal project helmed by Craig Peters (Deeds Of Flesh, ex-Arkaik), will release the "Paramnesia" debut next year via Unique Leader Records.

The group was forged in 2014 by Peters as an outlet to compose material beyond the traditional confines of technical death metal. "The song writing started back in the Summer of 2012," relays Peters, "At first it just began as a couple of songs that eventually evolved over time. Being a huge fan of orchestral music and film scores I definitely wanted the music to have a deep and emotional impact. These songs are dark, aggressive and very thematic. While at the music's core has a very progressive death metal sound, the songs flow in and out of many stylistic changes ranging from blackened death metal to more melancholic and ethereal passages and some very intense instrumental sections that will leave your head spinning."

"I'm very excited to join forces with Unique Leader Records," Peters continues. "Unique Leader has always been a great label to work with and I am really happy to have the opportunity to release my solo project with them."

New album "Paramnesia" will be mixed and mastered at Castle Ultimate Studios by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Arkaik, Wrvth, Fallujah) and see release in 2016. Further details are to be announced in the coming months. More...

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Hag Releasing New Album

Last heard on record in 2010 with a self-titled EP through Noisestar Music, after five years out in the wilderness Hag will release a new album via DNAWOT Records.

Teaming up once again with Part Chimp’s Tim Cedar at South London’s Dropout Studios, "Fear Of Man" crawls out over nine hefty chunks of grinding, booze-fuelled stabs of rock‘n’roll at its most primal.

"Fear Of Man" will be released digitally on January 8, 2015 through DNAWOT Records with a vinyl release to follow soon after. In the meantime, you can stream new song "Kingdom-O" right here: More...

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Renaissance Kids Posts New Lyric Video

The metalcore newcomers from Renaissance Kids have announced their new four-track EP titled "Another Life" is set to release on November 24, 2015.

The Denver based duo - consisting of Christian Blakeli and Nikko Vincent - formed in July of 2015 and soon entered the studio to record "Another Life" with producer Cameron Mizell (Issues, Crown The Empire, Dream on, Dreamer).

Along with the EP announcement, Renaissance Kids also released the first single titled "Time Froze and You Set the Fire." Check out the lyric video below.

The band comments: "The visual aspects of Renaissance Kids are just as important as the music that it supports. Every song we write is meant to paint a picture, set the scene, and put you in the middle of another life. 'Time Froze and You Set the Fire' is a perfect example of how we deliver exactly that; through music, lyricism, and next level visuals."

1, Undertow
2. I Can See Everything
3. Aeviternal
4. Time Froze and You Set the Fire More...

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Abigail Williams Streaming Full New Album

With its official unveiling now less than twenty-four hours away, today all of the new Abigail Williams album "The Accuser" is streaming in its menacing entirety below.

Fronted by founding vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron (ex-Lord Mantis), Abigail Williams now features guitarist Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, La Chant Funebre), and drummer Charlie Fell (Cobalt, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Avichi), with recording bassist Will Lindsay (Indian, Lord Mantis, Anatomy Of Habit) and live bassist Micah Leonetti (Wolvhammer).

Captured in just five days by Sorceron at the band’s home studio in Olympia, Washington, the eight-track offering is fittingly bleak, dark, and nihilistic and features a guest appearance by Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight) as well as the psychedelic cover craftings of Portland-based illustrator/tattoo artist, Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle, Taurus). More...

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Pinkish Black Streaming New Album

Experimental post-punk duo Pinkish Black just shared a full stream of upcoming full-length "Bottom of the Morning." Check it out below, and you can also read an in-depth interview about the release at Noisey.Vice.com here.

The album is utterly distinctive, straddling horror soundtrack atmospherics and doom-infused groove to create something different. Hear for yourself below. "Bottom Of The Morning" will see official release via Relapse on October 30, 2015. More...

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Cripple Bastards Announces New Tour Dates

The Italian grindcore veterans from Cripple Bastards - recently covered in our Sunday Old School column - have announced a set of U.S. and Mexico dates this November surrounding their appearance at Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio.

The "Tiempo De Venganza" tour will see the band playing two shows in the states and three in Mexico beginning November 7, 2015. The band's latest full-length, "Nero In Metastasi," was released in 2014 via Relapse. Catch the band live on these dates:

Nov 07 Grindcore 2015 Hollywood, CA
Nov 08 Grindcore Fest TJ Tijuana, Mexico
Nov 10 Salon Bolivar Mexico, Mexico
Nov 11 La Mancha Guadalajara, Mexico
Nov 14 Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
Feb 26 Netherlands Deathfest Tilburg, Netherlands More...

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The Lion's Daughter Streaming "Four Flies"

The Lion's Daughter is now streaming the first track taken from upcoming album "Existence Is Horror," which has been slated for worldwide release on January 8, 2015 via Season Of Mist.

The song "Four Flies" can also be heard below. Artwork for "Existence Is Horror" was created by Paolo Girardi, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Phobetor
2. Mass Green Extinctus
3. Nothing Lies Ahead
4. Dog Shaped Man
5. Four Flies
6. Midnight Glass
7. The Fiction In The Dark
8. A Cursed Black End
9. They're Already Inside
10. The Horror Of Existence More...

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The Heavy Eyes Releasing New Album

Kozmik Artifactz is pleased to announce the release of "He Dreams Of Lions," the brand new album from heavy blues rockers The Heavy Eyes.

Following on from the band's 2011 self-titled debut, and 2012’s "Maera" album, the Memphis trio returns to the fold this November. "He Dreams Of Lions" will be released through Kozmik Artifactz on November 13, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Shadow Shaker
2. Saint
3. Z-Bo
4. Old Saltillo Road
5. He Dreams Of Lions
6. Hail To The King, Baby
7. Smoke Signals
8. The Fool
9. Somniloquy
10. Littlefinger
11. Modern Shells More...

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Gruesome Enters The Studio

Gruesome - Florida's modern purveyors of old school death metal - has entered the studio to begin working on a new EP titled "Dimensions of Horror."

The band will record this material at New Constellation RMP Studios with engineer Jarrett Pritchard in Orlando, FL. The album will once again feature artwork from the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth) and will see a release via Relapse in 2016. Gruesome had this to say:

"This fall we'll be heading to Chuck's hometown of Orlando to start working on our upcoming release. For this one, we've dug even deeper into the roots of our favorite Floridians Death, with some lewd, rude and crude death metal. It's gonna be nasty and raw and I can't wait to see what returning cover artist Ed Repka comes up for this one! This record is designed to be cranked on cassette in your I-ROC Z and totally piss off the PMRC, if those were still things that happened."

Gruesome's return to the studio follows the band's first live performances, including appearances at Full Terror Assault Fest and Obscene Extreme America. The band has also been confirmed for both Maryland Deathfest 2016 and the first-ever Netherlands Deathfest next February in Tilburg. More...

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Plugs Of Apocalypse Enters The Studio

Following the release of the "EAS" EP back in March, Plugs Of Apocalypse is now back in the studio to record the full-length follow-up release.

Along with this album comes some surprises, as the group re-brands itself as POA - a simpler and more recognizable monicker for a new musical style. According to a statement from POA, the symphonic blackened deathcore approach will be dropped in favor of a more modern, melodic, and technical sound.

Stay tuned for a new single to arrive at the end of the year, with an official music video to arrive in early 2016. In the mean time, check out the "EAS" release below. More...

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King Diamond Interviews Kerry King

It's King Vs. King as King Diamond sat down for a chat with Slayer's Kerry King while on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem fest this summer. Noisey was there with cameras in hand to capture the conversation - check it out below.

In other news, Philadelphia and Detroit have been selected as the cities in which King Diamond will film the live shows for a forthcoming DVD.

The massive, multi-camera shoot, will be directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse, Killswitch Engage), and will also include additional footage from multiple shows throughout the entire "Abigail In Concert 2015" tour. Upcoming tour dates are available after the jump. More...

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Lightsabres Releasing "Beheaded" Cassette

Toronto's Medusa Crush Recordings is pleased to announce that on October 31, 2015 the label will release a cassette version of "Beheaded" by Sweden's Lightsabres.

While the band's name may conjure up images of space battles and droids, the music is in fact a bewitching hybrid of doom, sludge, punk and psychedelia. This is the second album from Lightsabres that Medusa Crush has released on cassette.

Label owner Mathieu Sankeralli commented on the release: "After re-releasing the debut tape 'Demons,' Medusa Crush Recordings is just as stoked to present the latest album of lo-fi punk goodness for release on ltd. cassette! For those who have been following Lightsabres, this album sees a progression in style and songwriting, yet with the brash and raucous signature sound you've come to know and love. This grand tape also marks the 10th release for MCR, and we couldn't be happier that we are offering such a cool album."

The cassette will be available in red (15 copies), green (25 copies) and black (60 copies). The album will be available for purchase on October 31 via the Medusa Crush Recordings Bandcamp page. More...

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My Heart To Fear Premieres New Unmastered Song

Williamsport, PA metallers My Heart To Fear premieres a new raw unmixed and unmastered song entitled "The Draft", taken from the upcoming new album.

Check out now "The Draft" below.

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Cryptopsy Premieres Pre-Release Stream Of New EP

Montreal extreme metallers Cryptopsy premiere the pre-release full-album stream of their upcoming new EP "The Book of Suffering Tome 1", which will be out in stores October 30th.

Check out now the entire new EP "The Book of Suffering Tome 1" below.

States the band: More...

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