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This Friday, December 3rd will mark the virgin live performance from NYC progressive metal superpower CREATION’S END. This special hometown show at Manhattan’s Ace Of Clubs also doubles as the official CD release show for the band’s debut album A New Beginning, which was released by Sensory Records on November 9th, and immediately received a ravenously positive response from media and fans alike. The members of CREATION’S END — the lineup comprised of guitarist Rudy Albert (ex-Zandelle), drummer Dario Rodriguez, Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, ex-Riot), Joe Black (Chris Caffery, ex-Zandelle) and Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie Band) who traveled all the way from Italy for this special show — will be available for in-person interviews at the show. Please get in touch with Earsplit right away with any requests!
CREATION’S END Record Release Show:
12/3/2010 Ace Of Clubs – New York, NY w/ The MP Project, Monstar Zero, Clearview
The Metal Register is also currently running a CD giveaway contest for CREATION’S END this week, so swing by for a chance to win HERE.
Further American and European tour dates for CREATION’S END are being planned for the coming year, with a special appearance at Atlanta, Georgia’s annual ProgPower USA in September 2011 already confirmed, where they’ll perform alongside Therion, Sanctuary, Dream Evil, Arcturus and more.
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SickDrummer.com shot drum footage of DIMMU BORGIR’s Daray in Reno, Nevada playing the track “Gateways” from the band’s latest album, ABRAHADABRA. View the footage here.
DIMMU’s North American “Darkness Reborn” tour continues through December 14th. Support comes from ENSLAVED and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes. Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets). Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).
ABRAHADABRA was released on October 12th in North America and debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart. It also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release. In Canada, ABRAHADABRA debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.
Listen to ExplicitlyIntense.com’s audio interview with DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz here.
Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.
View the “Gateways” video on DIMMU BORGIR’s Official YouTube channel.
Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.
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LAMB OF GOD
LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce their third Grammy nomination, this time for the track ‘In Your Words’, cut from their Hourglass anthology released on June 1st, 2010. The track is nominated in the 2011 ‘Best Metal Performance’ category. The band has previously received Grammy nominations for ‘Redneck’ (Sacrament) and ‘Set to Fail’ (Wrath).
LAMB OF GOD and Epic Records have multiple Hourglass gift options available now for purchase at www.lamb-of-god.com and Amazon.com, including the Vinyl Box Set, USB Box Set, Deluxe Set and Super Deluxe Set (as seen above)! The 3 CD Anthology can be purchased at your local record store. Head to the above link to view available gift sets.
To learn more about LAMB OF GOD, please visit www.lamb-of-god.com
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Deicide - 'To Hell With God'
The most infamous blasphemers in heavy metal history are set to return on February 15 as DEICIDE gears up to unleash ‘To Hell With God’. This smoldering heap of brutality will certainly find itself at the forefront of much backlash due to its themes but critics will not be able to deny the sheer brilliance of a band that has once again redefined the face of death metal. Now, DEICIDE is ready to unveil the first piece of this masterpiece and has posted the cover art for ‘To Hell With God’ online!
‘To Hell With God’ has been one of the most anticipated new albums in recent memory since DEICIDE inked with Century Media Records in 2009. Check out the track listing below and prepare yourself for the return evil.
1. Save Your
2. Empowered by Blasphemy
4. Hang in Agony Until You’re Dead
5. To Hell with God
6. Servant of the Enemy
7. Witness of Death
8. Angels in Hell
9. Into the Darkness You Go
10. How Can You Call Yourself a God
DEICIDE is also set to embark on a trail of destruction in support of the new album. The Bloody Disgusting sponsored ‘God is Dead – To Hell With God’ tour will kick off in February and feature support from Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis and Pathology. VIP tickets are now on sale through EnterTheVault.com which include early entry and a meet-and-greet with DEICIDE before each show.
Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Feb. 19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 20 – Providence, RI – Club Hell
Feb. 21 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 22 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 23 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
Feb. 24 – London, ONT – Music Hall
Feb. 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 27 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Mar. 02 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Mar. 04 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Mar. 05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Mar. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Mar. 09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Mar. 10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
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EARTH have completed their highly anticipated upcoming full-length album, which has been a subject of much discussion over the past two years. Following the band’s magnificent 2008-released The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull opus, the next chapter in the ongoing EARTH legacy is ready for public consumption. To see release via Southern Lord Recordings in February 2011, the recently completed new album has been titled Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1, and promises to be a brand new entity within EARTH’s already impressive and constantly progressing lineage.
Joining founding guitarist and band frontman Dylan Carlson and percussionist Adrienne Davies, the album lineup this time around also includes cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) on electric bass. Returning to Seattle’s Avast Studios in April and July of 2010 to again work with producer Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, and Earth2), EARTH’s newest masterpiece shows the band continuing to expand on the Americana themes represented on The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull, and even their incredible 2005 album Hex (Or Printing The Infernal Method), taking their sound into broad new directions.
Citing inspiration from British folk-rock bands the Pentangle and Fairport Convention, as well as North African Tuareg band Tinariwen this time around, while still maintaining the thunderous, organic heaviness of previous EARTH releases, the material on Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 is more fluid and melodically oriented in nature, relying on more textured patterns and a greater emphasis on improvisational songwriting tactics. This, as well as the inclusion of cello and other experimentation from the musicians involved, culminate into some unforgettable new hymns. The album was mastered by Mell Dettmer, who also remastered the recent re-release of EARTH’s first recordings in the form of A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction, released by Southern Lord in late October.
Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 Track Listing:
1. Old Black
2. Father Midnight
3. Descent To The Zenith
4. Hell’s Winter
5. Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
View the cover art for the album by Stacy Rozich and more info HERE.
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Ironwood announces the release of their new album Storm Over Sea. The album is available for purchase in a luxurious digipak format with 24 page booklet, however the band has also made the entire album available for free download from their website.
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Sweden’s Unisound Studios, the new release is Ironwood’s celebration of the beauty, majesty, and fury of the ocean – literally and figuratively, for this is an album of spiritual and psychological dimensions as much as it is a deed of nature worship.
“We’re extremely proud of this release,” explained vocalist/bassist Henry Lauer, “and we’re confident that once people hear it they’ll be more than tempted to pick up a copy of the physical CD. So jump in and download away!”
Storm Over Sea, is available for purchase from the Ironwood website (www.ironwoodsound.com.au), with other distribution channels will follow shortly.
STORM OVER SEA
Weather the Storm
Share the Burden
Will to Live
A Bond to Sever
When it’s All Over
Ironwood hails from Sydney, Australia. A channel for forces elemental and spiritual, Ironwood’s unique fusion of progressive|folk|metal invokes spiralling atmospheres and dark vistas.
Emerging in late 2006 in the Sydney metal scene, Ironwood rapidly established themselves as a frighteningly intense live ensemble, while simultaneously seducing more than a few hard bitten metal heads to the pleasures of folk and progressive music.
Their initial limited edition self titled EP release (2007) was greeted with celebration by critics and fans alike, and is sold out.
Ironwood then proceeded to release :Fire:Water:Ash:, their expansive debut album, in 2009. Again the critical and fan response was resoundingly positive.
After a select string of ecstatic launch performances in several Australian cities, Ironwood resolved to leap immediately back into song writing for ther sophomore effort.
The band’s second full length album, Storm Over Sea, is currently in post-production for a 2010 release. It sees the band delve much deeper into their metal and progressive influences, although the acoustic/folk elements still pervade. Ironwood has evolved and developed dramatically in the period since :Fire:Water:Ash: was composed, and Storm Over Sea will be a testament to this deepening and concentrating of their creative spirit.
Ironwood is Philip Brown (vocals/guitars/piano/cello/samples), Henry Lauer (vocals/fretted & fretless 6-string bass/additional acoustic guitar), Dan Nahum (drums) & Matthew Raymond (vocals/guitars/samples).
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WHITE ZOMBIE'S SEAN YSEULT To Host Metal Army Night on December 9 at Three Clubs in Hollywood!
One of metal’s first ladies, SEAN YSEULT recently released ‘I’m in the Band’ – a detailed account of her time in WHITE ZOMBIE, one of the biggest breakout metal sensations from the 90s. Now, in celebration of the book’s release, Sean has teamed with METAL ARMY AMERICA to host and guest DJ the next Metal Army night in Hollywood on December 9. The event will take place on Thursday, December 9 at Three Clubs and will feature both SEAN YSEULT and JOHN TEMPESTA (Exodus, Testament, White Zombie, Helmet, The Cult) as guest DJs.
METAL ARMY AMERICA will also be holding giveaways throughout the night featuring rare memorabilia from WHITE ZOMBIE (donated by Sean) along with merch, concert tickets and more from some of your favorite metal bands and labels.
Three Clubs is located at:
1123 N Vine St (between Santa Monica Blvd and Fountain Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Metal Army Nights have recently become some of the most anticipated and talked about monthly parties in Los Angeles. The event has become home to many bands while they are in LA and a great place for fans to get together and celebrate the tie that binds us all together: HEAVY METAL! So come out on Thursday, December 9th and stay tuned for more info on future Metal Army Nights as well as parties launching in New York, Seattle and other cities across the country.
For more visit www.metal-army.com!
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Montreal’s K103FM‘s “The Sunday Nightmare” hosted by “King A” (Aaron Delaronde) and “Evil” (Nick Grenier) have put together a limited edition compilation of 100 CD’s of some of Montreal’s heaviest metal bands to help raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
The CD titled “Metal Shreds” features 9 killer tracks from the following bands:
1) Cold Anger – Betrayed – http://www.myspace.com/coldangerband
2) Forbidden Sin – Take No Prisoners – http://www.myspace.com/forbidden.sin
3) Protocol – Fire At Dawn – http://www.myspace.com/bandprotocol
4) Ashes Of Eden – Viral – http://www.myspace.com/ashesofeden
5) With Blood So Thin – Dont Make Me Shank
6) Warnatic – Urge Of Violence – http://www.myspace.com/warnatic2009
7) Talamyus – God Of War – http://www.myspace.com/talamyus
8) Venomenon – Arachnid – http://www.myspace.com/venomenonband
9) Hollow – Snow – http://www.myspace.com/hollowcanada
“Metal Shreds” can be purchased at K103 Radio in Kahnawake, Profusion Records (1843 Ontario Street Est) & Labryinthe (486 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest) in Montreal and at Rock Station in Chateguay (243 Boulevard d’Anjou). The CD cost $12 each, $10 of which will be donated to the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
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SHINING & ENTHRONED
@ The Underworld, London 25th October 2010
Review by Alex Agamoth
Photos Altercarnated Photography
It is definitely weird going to a gig on a Monday evening, but as I’ve managed to miss both these bands many times before, I was keen to enjoy every second of this gig!
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Cutting Edge, Unified Sounds Presents
Avenge thee and Naime / Sizen / Silas / Zocalo / Beholder
@ Camden Underworld 20/09/10
Reviewer: James Dunn
Photos: Altercarnated Photography
Monday evening is an odd night to be going out to a Metal Showcase but then who wants the weekend to end. Start the week as you mean to go on I say, and Metal full throttle…
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Cradle of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa'
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the new album from Cradle Of Filth was released last month on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint through Peaceville Records.
Part of the reason that the band decided to release the album through their own imprint was that they wanted to have more direct control over the artistic process. Dani has said that part of the reason for switching labels was the desire to be a ‘bigger fish in a smaller more creative pond and we’ve been able to choose who we want for booking press and stuff. We’ve got the best of both worlds really.’
This new found freedom has also allowed them to connect directly with their legions of devoted fans around the world and Dani has taken time out of the gruelling rehearsal schedule for their forthcoming South American tour to answer some of the questions that were sent in by fans to Peaceville last month. A video of him answering the first batch is now on the album’s mini-site and a second video will be added next week.
In addition the band have now decided to let the fans choose which track from the album they should next make a video for.
Dani explains ‘we are really happy with the way that the first video, for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned), but couldn’t decide which track would best so we thought we’d let the fans decide as we trust their judgement totally...’
A poll has been set up on www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth which lists all the tracks from the album. The final choice will be made at the end of this year with the new video being filmed in January.
Metal Hammer have described Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa as:
“Yet another sumptuous and spectacular eruption of gothic melodrama, perverted sonic schlock and balls-out extreme metal bombast… a dazzling and dastardly display of destructive devilry.”
And Rocksound have stated that the album has:
“a masterful control over the multi-faceted Cradle of Filth sound; brutal vocal gymnastics, skull-rattling double-kicks, symphonic flourishes, dramatic narrative and balls-out axe-slinging all make their presence known, but in a manner which routinely serves to bolster the coherency of the greater whole…this fucking slays.” 9/10
The fans’ edition of the album (box set with 2CD + DVD, hard-back book and much more), plus the vinyl and 2CD special editions of the album, are now available to order from the band’s web store.
An album t-shirt is also available for £14.99.
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“THE HEAVIEST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE” SET TO UNLEASH NEW MUSIC
World-class British doom metal band ELECTRIC WIZARD will release its long-awaited new album Black Masses in North America on January 18, 2011 via Rise Above Records. The legendary group’s seventh studio album and first since 2007’s Witchcult Today, Black Masses was recorded with Grammy Award-winning British recording engineer Liam Watson (The White Stripes) in London’s Toe Rag Studios and promises to deliver “a crushing behemoth of funereal march pyschedelia” and “the oblivion and ecstasy of 10,000 watts of doom!”
Long hailed as the true heirs to Black Sabbath, ELECTRIC WIZARD have achieved near iconic status in the metal underground but have not — as of yet — crushed the world! Now, in league with Satan himself, ELECTRIC WIZARD prepares to annihilate the planet with Black Masses, its new LP and dark prayer to “Luciferian heavy metal” via crackling, vintage valve amplifiers set to full overdrive. Propelled by gigantic riffs and dripping with dark, bluesy undertones, Black Masses is an ugly, sleazy and dirty album steeped in unruly themes of 70’s exploitation cinema, occultism, substance abuse and narco-satanism. Taken as a whole, the record creates a twisted amalgam of late 60’s dark acid psychedelia and early 80’s satanic metal, all draped in both vile, misanthropic imagery and lyrics.
“This ritual incantation of heavy metal sorcery will break down your psyche as wave upon crushing wave of lead weight acid-laced Doom leaves you numb and broken before our unholy altar,” declared ELECTRIC WIZARD cult leader Jus Oborn when reached for comment. “Violent, bleak and ritualistic, we bow to the black altar of the RIFF. We do not rock, we kill!”
The track listing for ELECTRIC WIZARD’s Black Masses is as follows:
1.) Black Mass
2.) Venus in Furs
3.) Night Child
4.) Patterns of Evil
5.) Satyr IX
6.) Turn Off Your Mind
7.) Scorpio Curse
8.) Crypt of Drugula
Accessible and exciting yet violent and evil, ELECTRIC WIZARD has been riding a black wave of success since its formation in 1993. The band is an all encompassing paean to “dark and weird subjects” and a true celebration of bizarre low brow art (think: Weird Tales), vintage horror and B-movies, subversive foreign comics and H.P. Lovecraft coupled with a morbid fascination in cults, witchcraft, freemasonry, biker culture and ancient occult sciences and how these dark arts can be applied to music. The quartet’s incendiary and apocalyptic live performances have thrilled audiences the world over culminating in near iconic status amongst true fanatics and devotees of HEAVY music. Now the band has prepared Black Masses – its greatest work and bleakest art in unholy thanks! Prepare…
In addition to Oborn, ELECTRIC WIZARD features Liz Buckingham (guitars), Tas Danazoglou (bass) and Shaun Rutter (drums / percussion).
Updated ELECTRIC WIZARD news and information will be made available via the band’s online domain: www.myspace.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom
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AMORPHIS - Forging The Land of Thousand Lakes
Nuclear Blast Records and Finnish progressive metallers, AMORPHIS, are proud to announce the first ever DVD concert stream event featuring the recent 2DVD+2CD release, Forging The Land of Thousand Lakes exclusively at Nuclear Blast’s brand new streaming room!
Fans around the world can tune in to watch on Friday, December 3, 2010 at:
1st Streaming Time: 5:00pm (Central European Time) for Europe
2nd Streaming Time: 3:30pm (Pacific) / 6:30pm (Eastern) for North America
The Nuclear Blast streaming room will be to ‘go-to’ location for fans to tune in and watch live DVD concert streams (and other surprises) on select dates. Fans can also connect via Facebook, Twitter, AIM, and MySpace to chat with one another and even band members on certain occasions!
AMORPHIS released Magic & Mayhem – Tales from the Early Years on November 22nd in North America. The album features 13 re-recorded classic tracks from the bands first three albums as well as the Privilege of Evil EP.
For more info visit: www.amorphis.net | www.facebook.com/amorphis
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Swedish heavy metallers ENFORCER are currently on the road in Europe with Australian rockers AIRBOURNE, but due to an illness in the AIRBOURNE band, tomorrow night’s (Thursday, December 2nd) show in London, UK has regretfully had to be postponed.
ENFORCER are still up for a night of pure heavy metal fun though, and will instead be playing a headlining show of their own. The new show takes place at the Purple Turtle in London, with support from BLACK SPIDERS and CAVITY SEARCH.
Tickets for the show cost just £2 for those who already have a ticket to the postponed AIRBOURNE show, and just £5 for those who don’t already have a ticket.
View a flyer for the new show at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/enf_bs_thu2dec.jpg
ENFORCER’s regular tour schedule with AIRBOURNE is due to resume for the next show on December 4th. The list of remaining tour dates is as follows:
02 Dec – London, UK – Purple Turtle (without AIRBOURNE)
04 Dec – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
05 Dec – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
07 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
09 Dec – Manchester, UK – Academy
10 Dec – Birmingham, UK – Academy
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/enforcer_airbourne_2010.jpg
ENFORCER are set to appear in-store at Earache Records’ recently announced pop-up Christmas shop in Nottingham, UK on Saturday, December 11th for a signing session, where an ultra-rare ENFORCER/VOLTURE 7″ split vinyl will be exclusively available.
ENFORCER are also due to play at Earache’s free Xmas Party in Nottingham on the same night. For more information, head to http://www.earache.com/party2010
Watch ENFORCER’s new video for the track “Midnight Vice” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=032iifZ_SmA
ENFORCER’s new album, DIAMONDS, is available now in Europe on limited edition digipak CD and limited edition coloured vinyl. Get your copy now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_669_751
For more ENFORCER news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe
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Cauldron - Burning Fortune
Canadian heavy metallers CAULDRON recently finished work on their new studio album, BURNING FORTUNE, due to be released on Earache Records on February 14th in Europe and February 15th in North America.
CAULDRON have been making a video series about the making of BURNING FORTUNE, featuring footage and the latest inside scoops on the new album. The latest video – Part 3 in the series – introduces you to BURNING FORTUNE producer JAMESON ELLIOTT, as he shows you around Rogue Studios in CAULDRON’s hometown of Toronto, where the band recorded their eagerly awaited new album.
Watch the new video online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpGzWOvIRQ
Watch Part 1 of the series at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lko47_Gzwo
Watch Part 2 of the series at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCACPMsUvo
A brand new track from BURNING FORTUNE, “All Or Nothing”, is available to listen to now on CAULDRON’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal
BURNING FORTUNE is the follow-up to CAULDRON’s critically acclaimed 2009 debut album, CHAINED TO THE NITE. View the BURNING FORTUNE album cover at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/cauldron_burningfortune.jpg
Catch CAULDRON live at the following shows:
03 Dec. 2010 – Toronto, ON – Poor Alex Theater
28 Jan. 2011 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
29 Jan. 2011 – Philadelphia, PA – Millcreek Tavern
30 Jan. 2011 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Get CAULDRON’s debut album, CHAINED TO THE NITE, now in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_700
For more CAULDRON news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/cauldronmetal or follow the band on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cauldronmetal
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