VAN HALEN – Rare 1977 Live Photos Unearthed

October 31st, 2010
by EvilG

TMD has obtained several never before seen live photos of the original VAN HALEN lineup performing on stage circa Fall/1977 at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

Read more HERE

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NATRIUM – New cd “Elegy for the flesh” out soon

October 30th, 2010
by EvilG

The below update comes to us from Andy,  guitarist of Natrium, a death metal band from Italy.

“We recorded the new album called “Elegy for the flesh” (8 tracks) at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome with Stefano Morabito (producer of bands as Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Eyeconoclast,…).”

“Cover art by Par Olofsson (Deeds of Flesh, Disavowed, Hour of Penance, Immolation, Severed Savior, Psycroptic, Spawn of Possession, Immortal, Prostitute Disfigurement, Insidious Decrepancy, Inherit Desease, Braindrill, Revocation,…).
The title track “Elegy for the flesh” is online here:”

“We’re waiting for sign for a label, so we hope that cd will be out soon.”

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Interview with TWISTED SISTER´s guitarist Jay Jay French & Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda

October 30th, 2010
by EvilG

MSN /ROCK METAL TV Spain  conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER´s guitarist Jay Jay French & Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda

/ROCK METAL TV is the new rock television in Spain directed by Mario Ruiz from Krea Films and veteran Spanish journalist Rafa Basa from

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Jason McMaster gets his due: a star on the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG
Jason McMaster gets his due: a star on the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame

Jason McMaster gets his due: a star on the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame

Heavy metal screamer Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth) is set to make Texas history, as the first metal artist honored by the ‘South Texas Music Walk Of Fame’ in his hometown of Corpus Christi.

A vocalist, bassist, guitarist, and songwriter with two gold-certified records under his belt, McMaster is notorious for being one of the busiest musicians in rock and roll. His rock and roll resume dates back to 1982, when he fronted influential progressive metal band Watchtower, later moving on to make headlines with the southern sleaze rock act Dangerous Toys. In recent years, Jason has been channeling his talent into the Austin-based hard rock act Broken Teeth, having released five albums since the band’s formation in 1999; along with two albums from his NWOHB influenced band Ignitor, and various tribute bands. His impact on the Texas rock and metal scene was previously recognized in 1998, with an induction into the Texas Music Hall Of Fame.

The South Texas Music Walk of Fame honors six new Texas artists every year, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kickstarts the annual WaterStreet Market Music & Arts Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas. McMaster will officially be inducted in June 2011.

Jason is currently finishing up a tour of the midwest with Broken Teeth before embarking on Shiprocked, alongside other rock acts including Vince Neil, Cinderella, Tesla, and Sevendust. Shiprocked will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 11-14, 2010 onboard the MSC Poesia. This year’s cruise will feature two Bahamas port stops in both Nassau and the amazing private island of Coco Cay Bay. Visit the Shiprocked website at for more information.

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BELPHEGOR: Tracklisting For New Album Revealed

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

Austria’s BELPHEGOR have revealed the track listing to their upcoming Blood Magick Necromance release!

Blood Magick Necromance
Track Listing:








BELPHEGOR recently wrapped up work on their new blackened death metal masterpiece Blood Magick Necromance! The album was produced by the legendary Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) at his Abyss Studios (IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL etc.) in Pärlby, Sweden and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The album will be released on January 14th, 2011 in Europe and on February 8th, 2011 in North America!

“This will be the most epic and monumental BELPHEGOR work to date,“ commented frontman and lead shredder Helmuth.

BELPHEGOR will also be direct support to DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour”, which kicks off on Feb. 15th of next year. The trek is being sponsored by and also features BLACKGUARD, NEURAXIS and PATHOLOGY. Tickets for the tour are available now via and all other normal ticketing systems.


02/15/11  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

02/16/11  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

02/17/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

02/18/11  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

02/19/11  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

02/20/11  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

02/21/11  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

02/22/11  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

02/23/11  Cafe Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA

02/24/11  Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA

02/25/11  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA

02/26/11  Reggie Rock Club – Chicago, IL

02/27/11  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

02/28/11  Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY

03/01/11  The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

03/02/11  Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

03/04/11  El Corazon – Seattle, WA

03/05/11  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

03/07/11  Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

03/08/11  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

03/09/11  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

03/10/11  The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

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October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

SHADOWS FALL’s Jason Bittner is now offering live online drum lessons at! Now anyone can take a lesson with the Grammy-nominated, Berklee educated percussion phenom! Studying musicians will learn multiple styles, including double-bass, multi-pedal patterns, odd-times, etc.! From rock and metal, to jazz fundamentals, to world fusion, Bittner’s lessons can help drummers take their skills to the next level. The live sessions cost just $60 per 45-50 minute session. Head to this link at and click BOOK YOUR LESSON to see available times.

The only requirements needed are a strong internet connection (dial-up excluded), a Skype account with video capabilities, a webcam or built-in camera, a PayPal account for lesson payment, and a desktop/laptop positioned by your drumset to ensure proper student/teacher viewing and instruction! To watch Bittner in action, head to his official YouTube page at

SHADOWS FALL recently released a new CD/DVD set, entitled Madness in Manila! The set marks the impressive 15 year anniversary of SHADOWS FALL! You can purchase Madness in Manila at Amazon or iTunes today!

Yesterday, the band announced their upcoming headlining performance at WSOU’s Not So Silent Night showcase! Also performing are A LIFE ONCE LOST, WITH DAGGERS DRAWN, and more! The event takes place on Sunday, December 19th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are just $10, and an exclusive SHADOWS FALL pre-sale for the show is available starting at 3pm EST today. The first 200 tickets purchased will come with a special VIP laminate, and the first 30 people in line (day of show) who purchased a pre-sale ticket through SHADOWS FALL and Artist Arena will have access to a special meet and greet with the band before the show! Purchase your tickets here, and use this information below.

Username: shadowsfall

Password: tickets

SHADOWS FALL will perform their first and only New York City performance this year, taking place at Santos Party House on December 18th, 2010, and sponsored by 1000KNIVES. Santos Party House is an intimate venue, so this particular show should not be missed by any metal fan! A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to fans beginning today at 3pm ET. The pre-sale tickets include a special commemorative show laminate, and the first 30 people in line on the day of show that purchased tickets through the special pre-sale will be invited to a pre-show to hang out with the band! Act now and don’t miss this awesome opportunity! Purchase your tickets here!

For more information on SHADOWS FALL and JASON BITTNER, visit these sites:

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IRON MAIDEN To Make Major Tour Announcement On Tuesday?

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

British hard rock legends IRON MAIDEN have posted a new graphic on their official website of Eddie holding the Earth in his hands, with the geographical area focusing on the North Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, fuelling rumors that that band will be announcing live dates in that area early next year – either before or after their headline/Soundwave Festival run in Australia in February. The official announcement will be made on Tuesday, November 2nd at 6PM GMT.

Iron Maiden - tour announcement?

Iron Maiden - tour announcement?

Two shows have already been rumored for February: Bali, Indonesia and Jakarta, India.

Officially confirmed dates for Maiden’s Final Frontier World Tour 2011 can be found here.

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MOSH POTATOES Pre-Order Contest

October 29th, 2010
by Celtic Bob

Mosh Potatoes – Pre Order Contest on

Music Industry veteran and metal musician Steve “Buckshot” Seabury brings you “Mosh Potatoes – Recipes, Anecdotes & Mayhem From The Heavyweights Of Heavy Metal”. You can now pre order the book via Loudtrax for your chance to win some amazing metal prizes and get some free music downloads. Here is a link to view the prizes and to order the Mosh Potatoes book.

Mosh Potatoes features 147 exciting recipes from legendary icons like Lemmy, Zakk Wylde and Lita Ford to the thrash titans of Pantera, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill and Anthrax to the hair metal bands of Guns & Roses, Dokken, LA Guns, Steel Panther, Twisted Sister to the mayhem of metal including Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed and Devildriver to death metal pioneers of Napalm Death, Obituary, Death and Sepultura and the book wouldnt be complete without the future of the new school like Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Lazarus AD, Evile and Moth Eater.

If you live for metal and like amazing food then you will without a doubt love Mosh Potatoes. So put the beers on ice, fire up the grill and Cook Out With Your Book Out!!!

For more information please check out the new Mosh Potatoes website at:

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“Keep a copy of Mosh Potatoes in your kitchen and your guitar case to make sure your culinary desires are well tended to, both at home and on the road.” —Dave Ellefson, Megadeth

“Mosh Potatoes is the book to get your ‘pit’ on, the BBQ pit! Killing in the kitchen!” —Bobby Blitz, Overkill

“I am thrilled to be included in this amazing peek at the world’s most extreme heavy metal cookbook. This is a must have! Seriously BASS ASS!” —Scott Rockenfield, Queensryche

“Mosh Potatoes is so damn hot that Satan himself would get out of the kitchen!” —Morgan Lander, Kittie

“Mosh Potatoes sets the stage to eat to the beat of a different drummer!”—Frankie Banali, Quiet Riot

“Preheat your oven, blanch your vegetables, plug in your ghetto blaster and crank up the Metal. Mosh Potatoes will be an ear-splitting dining experience.” —Joel Grind, Toxic Holocaust

“I’m really excited to be a part of Mosh Potatoes. After all Metal Heads have to eat too!” —Jason Bittner, Shadows Fall

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MACBETH In pre production for the new album

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

Italian gothic metallers MACBETH have confirmed that the band is currently in pre-production for its fifth full-length.

Commented the group: “We know. It has been a while since our last update and that is not without reason. This year has been a pretty busy and tumultuous one for band members. We’ve been hard at work writing material for the next album since last winter, but unfortunately we have been forced to take a break during this spring and summer as Max needed to recover from a serious shoulder injury exacerbated by playing guitar. Luckily Max’s shoulder is fully healed and he’s working on new stuff right now. Among other things (on September the 4th), Fabrizio and Morena got married after being together almost ten years!  Currently in preproduction phase the band is working on vocal lines and lyrics for almost 10 brand new songs. All we can say is that we feel it’s some of the best stuff we have ever written. The new studio album is as yet untitled and still without a release date.  More details about studios will follow as soon as everything is confirmed. Stay tuned for updates!”

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ANGELUS APATRIDA – launch new video clip for “Blast Off”; thrashing Spain NOW!

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG


Spain’s thrash hopefuls ANGELUS APATRIDA proudly present you the first video from their much lauded album “Clockwork” that was released via Century Media Records earlier this year and made an impressive debut at #44 on the Spanish sales charts. “Blast Off” was directed and produced by Stuff & Nonsense and directors Adriana Lorente and Sara Cort who worked intensively with the band to capture the essence of the record.
The punishing thrash act hasn’t stopped a single minute since they released the album, and right after the European Bangover they embarked on the first leg of Spanish dates that will have them thrashing the entire country during the next two months.

Guitarist/vocalist Guillermo Izquierdo, states:
We are really happy about the Spanish tour. Touring with Warbringer and Skeletonwitch has been a blast, but after all that has been happening in Spain with “Clockwork”, we can’t wait to present it in front of our friends and fans. Fortunately, we have the chance to do a massive tour and play with some of the best bands all across the country. The band has never felt so good or sounded stronger, so you know what to expect, massive thrash madness that will blow your head away”

Expect more European tour activity in 2011, so stay tuned to for regular updates!

29.10.10 Alicante @ Stereo
30.10.10 Murcia @ Stereo
11.11.10 Madrid @ Sala Heineken
12.11.10 Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz 2
13.11.10 Tenerife @ Honky Tonk Express
19.11.10 Santander @ Heaven
20.11.10 Bilbao @ Santana 27
25.11.10 Salamanca @ Potemkin
26.11.10 Almería @ Jala Jala
27.11.10 Valencia @ XY Rock
10.12.10 Vigo @ Iguana
11.12.10 Ponferrada @ La Vaca
17.12.10 TBA @ TBA
18.12.10 Tarragona @ Zero
09.04.11 Miranda De Ebro @ II Soul of Metal Festival

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The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG
The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne

The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne

Rolling Stone’s newest health columnist Ozzy Osbourne is already oozing verbal gems of hilarity, and author Dave Thompson archives the legend’s internal genius in Thompson’s new book The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne.

After years of fronting Black Sabbath and four seasons of The Osbournes, Ozzy has developed a multilateral personality full of quirkiness and candidness, each side of which Thompson has captured in The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne.

“I don’t know who Ozzy is,” Osbourne says of himself. “I wake up a new person every day.” Such is the mystery of heavy metal’s most beloved and beguiled figures, a mystery that intrigues longtime fans and pop culture observers alike.

Excerpts of The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne can be found online. The book can be ordered here.

F+W Media is a book and magazine publishing company based in Cincinnati and New York. Dave Thompson is a music biographer and 40-year Black Sabbath super-fan that has interviewed Ozzy Osbourne and written about the musician for a variety of publications in the US and the UK. Thompson has published over 100 music-related books.

Be it the perfect holiday gift for the heavy metal enthusiast or simply a nostalgic look back at one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary figures, The Wit and Wisdom of Ozzy Osbourne encapsulates the countless quote worthy moments of one of music’s most notorious figures.

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October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

Swedish heavy metallers ENFORCER have finished filming a new music video for the song ‘Midnight Vice’ in Stockholm, Sweden.

ENFORCER shot the video with famed director PATRIC ULLAEUS (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE).  The video sees the band doing what they do best – rocking out in a typical Swedish bar and around the city of Stockholm.

The track ‘Midnight Vice’ is taken from the band’s new album, DIAMONDS.  The video will be released in the next few weeks.


“We finally finished the shooting of the video, after planning this for months.  All of us had pain in our necks after one day of shooting from giving everything during our performances in the studio.  I have a really good feeling about the video and I think it’s gonna be killer.

“Working with Patric, who’s made tons of videos during the last decades with huge success, has been a great experience.  He’s very professional and talented and I believe he’s gonna make us look good.  I hope the video’s gonna be out soon so YOU can see it!

“Now, I’m looking forward to coming to see you on our upcoming tour with Airbourne!  Stay tuned for more!”

View a photo of ENFORCER relaxing on the set of the video at

ENFORCER are set to kick off their European tour with Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE on November 6th.  Catch them live at the following shows:

06 Nov – Bochum, Germany – Ruhcongress
07 Nov – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Mainhall
09 Nov – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10 Nov – Stockholm, Sweden – Tyrol
12 Nov – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
13 Nov – Helsinki, Finland – Cable Factory
16 Nov – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
17 Nov – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
18 Nov – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
20 Nov – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
22 Nov – Munich, Germany – Zenith
23 Nov – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle Arena
24 Nov – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
26 Nov – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
27 Nov – Lille, France – Aeronef
29 Nov – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
30 Nov – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Mainhall Box
02 Dec – London, UK – Brixton Academy
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

ENFORCER’s new album, DIAMONDS, is available now in Europe on limited edition digipak CD, regular CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.  Get your copy now at

For more ENFORCER news and info, head to

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Mary Magdalan’s US Tour kicking off this Halloween weekend

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

MARY MAGDALAN, the Hollywood based originators of Hood Rock are hitting the road this Friday for fifteen jam packed shows around the United States.  A majority of the shows will be in support of the Genitorturers, along with a handful of headlining shows in select cities.  Word on the street is that some shows are close to selling out so make sure to get your tickets early. “We are really excited to hit the road again and get back on the stage which is our true home away from home” exclaims Mary from the band’s rehearsal studio.  Mary Magdalan had a highly successful tour this summer headlining their first annual “System Of Freaks Tour” which sold out in several major markets across the country.

Mary Magdalan is touring to support their Fear & Loathing mixtape which was released on November 10th. The mixtape is the brainchild of producer extrordinaire Gzus and features Mary with some of the biggest names in music including Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga & Axl Rose as well as blistering covers of songs from Slipknot, Madonna & Britney Spears. Fear & Loathing is now available for free download on the bands Facebook page They also have signed copies of the mixtape available on their website.

Oct 29, 2010 – Amarillo, TX – EBGB’s (headlining date)
Oct 30, 2010 – Wichita KS – The Lizard Lounge (headlining date)
Nov 2, 2010 – Peoria, IL – The Brass Rail (headlining date)
Nov 4, 2010 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club w/Genitorturers
Nov 5, 2010 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4 w/Genitorturers
Nov 6, 2010 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Stashed (headlining date)
Nov 7, 2010 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar w/Genitorturers
Nov 8, 2010 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s w/Genitorturers
Nov 10, 2010 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre w/Genitorturers
Nov 11, 2010 – Cleveland, OH – Peabodys w/Genitorturers
Nov 12, 2010 – Detroit, MI – I-Rock w/Genitorturers
Nov 13, 2010 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa w/Genitorturers
Nov 15, 2010 – NYC, NY – Don Hills (headlining date)
Nov 16, 2010 – Virginia Beach – Hanger 09 w/Genitorturers
Nov 19, 2010 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 w/Genitorturers

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The official reissues of Triumph’s 10 classic albums

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG

Triumph is one of Canada’s greatest Hard Rock bands. With 10 classic albums released between 1976 and 1987, they have left an indelible mark on the history of Hard Rock, Melodic Rock and are nowadays considered among the forefathers of Progressive Metal.

Epitomizing the essence of the Power trio sound: Rik Emmett (guitar and vocals), Mike Levine (bass and keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums and vocals) are regarded as virtuoso musicians in their own right and great entertainers thanks to the Triumph concert spectacle that was second to none.

Frontiers Records is therefore proud to announce that the official reissues of Triumph’s 10 classic albums, in digipak version and with the original tracklistings, will be released on December 3rd.

In The Beginning (1976)
Rock and Roll Machine (1977)
Just a Game (1979)
Progressions of Power (1980)
Allied Forces (1981)
Never Surrender (1983)
Thunder Seven (1984)
Stages (Live) (1985)
The Sport of Kings (1986)
Surveillance (1987)

All CDs have been remastered and feature an extensive booklet including lyrics.

In addition, Frontiers will issue a very limited collector’s edition Box Set entitled “Diamond Collection” which will include all the 10 albums in vinyl replica, and will feature the artwork from the original vinyl edition of the albums.

While future plans remain uncertain for the band, and after the recent reunion shows, the time to re-live the impressive legacy of their music has come. This new set of reissues is a real present to the Triumph fans, both old and new, who now have the opportunity to own these timeless masterpieces of Classic Rock. Enjoy !

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“ARE YOU METAL?” Take the HELLOWEEN Quiz to find out!

October 29th, 2010
by EvilG
HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners

Enter The Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest To Win A 7 Sinners Prizepack

“Are You Metal?” Helloween already asked you that a couple weeks ago when they premiered the video for the song with the same name on Myspace. Now they are testing your Metal knowledge. Are you up for the challenge? If you think you have what it takes, check out The Ultimate Metal Quiz.

For those of you with more of the artistic sense, Helloween has a contest for you too. Head on over to the Metal Club Facebook page and join the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Grand Prize is a prizepack that includes a 7 Sinners jacket, autographed poster and a copy of the new album. Your photo needs to be sent in by November 5th, so get your pumpkin and start carving!

Helloween are set to release their 13th studio album, 7 Sinners, on November 9, 2010 in North America via The End Records. 7 Sinners is definitively one of the fastest and hardest albums in the Helloween’s history and it bursts with vitality. That might partly be due to the versatility of the various songwriters within the band, who over time have become so homogenous, that the 13 songs formed a unity on their own in the studio , but it may also be due to the fact that the album was recorded completely without a click track, which, considering the extreme speed of the songs is an impressive feat. Especially drummer Löble, who proves that his technique is at a world-class-level. Following his excellent inner clock, bass and drums drive tracks like “Are You Metal?”, “Long Live The King” and “Who Is Mr. Madman?” to dizzying tempos. 7 Sinners with its typically strong melodies and the tangible joy of playing, is a true metal album whose range reaches astonishing dimensions.

ARE YOU METAL? – exclusive myspace premiere

Helloween | Myspace Music Videos

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