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MARIALENA releases “Prophecies” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:18 AM (PST)

Athens, Greece based operatic singer Marialena Trikoglou has released a lyric video for her dramatic song “Prophecies” from 2020 solo album Vanity. Front woman in the metal band Subfire, Marialena’s album is a delight for symphonic power metal fans.

Watch the video below.

Video editing and graphics by Spyros Roditis

Makeup by Maria Pappa

Unleash The Archers continue to stake their claim as the most consistently brilliant heavy metal band with their momentous new song “Soulbound”, the latest single from pending album Abyss (pre order here). This Vancouver band of true believers are heavy on both imagination and skill, capable of becoming one of metal’s next truly great bands in the long run.

Featuring 10 new tracks, this record is a concept album and sequel to 2017’s Apex, and was once again recorded with legendary producer Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios in Denmark. Abyss is out 8/21 via Napalm. Hails.

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Today, Brazilian heavy metallers RAGE IN MY EYES have released their new lyric video, created with fan photos/footage, for an unreleased song “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye”, as a tribute in honor of the late vocalist, ANDRE MATOS. RAGE IN MY EYES is a heavy metal band from Brazil. For 17 years the band went under the name SCELERATA, that had a huge history in the Brazilian heavy metal scenario.

In order to honor the eternal vocalist of Viper, Angra, Shaman and so many other projects, RAGE IN MY EYES created a song dedicated to the late vocalist, entitled “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye”. The song, released in lyric video format, produced by Carlos Fides, from Artside Studio, featured about 100 fans, who sent photos with his idol, in several times of his trajectory. Known for its charisma and simplicity, in each photo, there is an authentic joy, in both parties, thus showing the affection of fans and the retribution by Andre Matos. To further illustrate the tribute, an exclusive art was released, created by graphic artist Joao Duarte, which will be used as a cover for the release of a single from the song, as bassist Pedro Fauth explained:

“We decided to release only the lyric video At this moment, who expresses our tribute best, with the participation of fans and their photos with Andre. We are honored by the support of this hundred friends who collaborated immediately with our proposal. We also thank João Duarte so much for the beautiful cover, which will soon illustrate the single on digital platforms”.

#andrematos #andrematostribute #andrematosforever #andrematoseterno #andrematosvive #tribute #rageinmyeyes #angra #shaman #viper

In order to honor the eternal vocalist of Viper, Angra, Shaman and so many other projects, RAGE IN MY EYES created a song dedicated to the late vocalist, entitled “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye”. The song, released in lyric video format, produced by Carlos Fides, from Artside Studio, featured about 100 fans, who sent photos with his idol, in several times of his trajectory. Known for its charisma and simplicity, in each photo, there is an authentic joy, in both parties, thus showing the affection of fans and the retribution by Andre Matos. To further illustrate the tribute, an exclusive art was released, created by graphic artist Joao Duarte, which will be used as a cover for the release of a single from the song, as bassist Pedro Fauth explained:

“We decided to release only the lyric video At this moment, who expresses our tribute best, with the participation of fans and their photos with Andre. We are honored by the support of this hundred friends who collaborated immediately with our proposal. We also thank João Duarte so much for the beautiful cover, which will soon illustrate the single on digital platforms”.

#andrematos #andrematostribute #andrematosforever #andrematoseterno #andrematosvive #tribute #rageinmyeyes #angra #shaman #viper

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Northern power metal band Sonata Arctica will perform an acoustic concert “Acoustic Adventures 2020” via live stream. This is the only chance to experience the band’s acoustic gig in 2020.

There will be two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in America (May 29th) and the second one for the audiences in Europe and the UK (30.5.).
https://www.facebook.com/events/185351349228036/

Live stream on Friday 29.5.2020
https://www.semilive.fi/product/gigs-and-concerts/sonata-arctica-live-stream/

Los Angeles: 5pm
Chicago: 7pm
New York: 8pm
Mexico City: 7pm
Sao Paulo: 9pm

Live stream on Saturday 30.5.2020
https://www.semilive.fi/product/gigs-and-concerts/sonata-arctica-live-stream-2/

Helsinki: 9 pm
Tokyo: 3am (May 31st)
Melbourne: 10am (May 30th)

TICKETS: 8,50€
Access to the live stream and archived video for 48 hours.

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Sonata Arctica "Acoustic Adventures 2020" – Live Stream Concerts announced through SemiLive Sonata Arctica will perform an acoustic concert “Acoustic Adventures 2020” via live stream. This is the only chance to experience the band’s acoustic gig in 2020. There will be two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in America, the second one for the audiences in Europe and the UK: Friday, May 29th 2020 Los Angeles 5 pm / Chicago 7 pm / New York 8 pm / Mexico City 7 pm / São Paulo 9 pm / Melbourne 10 am (+ 1 day) / Tokyo 9 am (+1 day) Saturday, May 30th 2020 Helsinki 21:00 / Berlin 20:00 / London 19:00 / Moscow 21:00 The shows will be streamed through SemiLive. Tickets (Access to the live stream and the archived video for 48 hours) for the shows are now on sale at: https://www.semilive.fi/product/gigs-and-concerts/sonata-arctica-live-stream/ #sonataarctica #acousticadventures2020 #greybeardcm #semilive

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Following the declaration of national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Metalitalia.com and Spaziorock.it joined forces to support the Italian Red Cross and the constant commitment of its thousands of employees and volunteers in the current struggle.

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The Italian Red Cross has been active at the forefront of the emergency since the start of the Covid-19 alert with multiple roles, including relief, health, psychological, logistical, information, control, screening and is carrying out many other crucial activities in the battle against this epidemic that is bringing the country to its knees. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Italian Red Cross is safely managing the transport of the sick to and between the relevant health structures, through the use of special high biocontainment means prepared in case of health emergencies like this.

We ask all of you fans, artists, record labels and music professionals to support our cause. The rock community has always been united and aimed at mutual support. A small gesture to help people who need care and support to return to their normal lives as soon as possible. With the hope of seeing each other again in a music venue soon!

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Signum Regis pay tribute to Angra’s Andre Matos

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:20 AM (PST)

Slovakia’s progressive power metallers Signum Regis have released a video for their cover of Angra’s “Stand Away.”

The video is a tribute to Brazilian heavy metaller’s Angra’s vocalist and pianist Andre Matos, who passed away in 2019.

You can check out the video for Signum Regis’s cover of “Stand Away” here.

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Dragonforce kick off early October North American headliner

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 4:31 PM (PST)


International extreme power metal unit DRAGONFORCE will kick off their anticipated North American headlining tour this week. The trek will commence on October 1st in Tucson, Arizona and conclude October 12th in Ventura, California. Support will be provided by Dance With The Dead and Starkill. The following day, the band will set sail as part of the first annual Megacruise. See all confirmed dates below.

DRAGONFORCE w/ Dance With The Dead, Starkill:
10/01/2019 Encore – Tucson, AZ
10/02/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/03/2019 Vinyl @ Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
10/04/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
10/05/2019 Cargo – Reno, NV
10/06/2019 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/07/2019 The Red Room – Vancouver, BC
10/08/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/11/2019 August Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/12/2019 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
10/13/2019 Megacruise – Los Angeles, CA* DRAGONFORCE only

DRAGONFORCE is touring in support of their eighth full-length, Extreme Power Metal, released worldwide on September 27th via Metal Blade Records. Produced in Los Angeles, California by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited, Extreme Power Metal was also recorded, in part, on guitarist Herman Li’s livestream channel on Twitch (twitch.tv/hermanli) with participation from fans. To preview the record, and to view the band’s recently-released video for “Razorblade Meltdown” visit metalblade.com/dragonforce.

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U.S and Canada tour starts in 2 days so you might as well watch our lovely tour trailer again cos we cant be arsed making another one! Pre-order and tickets links on bio ??? US & Canada w/ @steventerreberry @dwtd + @Starkillofficial Oct. 1 – Tucson, AZ Oct. 2 – Albuquerque, NM Oct. 3 – Las Vegas, NV Oct. 4 – Fresno, CA Oct. 5 – Reno, NV Oct. 6 – Portland, OR Oct. 7 – Vancouver, BC Oct. 8 – Seattle, WA Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA Oct. 11 – Santa Ana, CA Oct. 12 – Ventura, CA Oct. 13 – @theMegacruise – Los Angeles – UK w/ @lovebites_jp @mcrocklin @mcrocklinhutch Nov. 2 – Edinburgh SOLD OUT Nov. 3 – Hull Nov. 4 – Leeds Nov. 5 – Manchester Nov. 6 – Birmingham Nov. 8 – London Nov. 9 – Norwich Nov. 11 – Southampton Nov. 12 – Cardiff Nov. 13 – Northampton Nov. 14 – Newcastle – EU 2020 Feb. 3 – Antwerp, Belgium Feb. 4 – Utrecht, Holland Feb. 5 – Tilburg, Holland SOLD OUT Feb. 6 – Antwerp, Belgium Feb. 8 – Strasbourg, France Feb. 9 – Lyon, France Feb. 11 – Paris, France Feb. 12 – Bordeaux, France Feb. 13 – Toulouse, France Feb. 14 – Marseille, France Feb. 15 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland Feb. 16 – Lausanne, Switzerland New album "Extreme Power Metal" out now!!! . . . . . . #retrogaming #segamegadrive #nintendo #amiga #commodore64 #ibanezguitars #espguitars #dimarzio #dragonforce #progmetal #guitarheroes #extremepowermetal #epm #rockband #ironmaiden #inflames #metallica #gloryhammer #powerwolf #heavymetal #sabaton #backstage #daddario #hermanli

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Sabaton in car crash in Tunisia

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:04 PM (PST)

Epic historical metallers Sabaton are used to the clashing of steel as one of the most larger than life and important power metal bands in the world, but that doesn’t mean the band was keen to be in a scary car wreck. The band shared a message and pictures HERE and are lucky to be alive. We wish them all the best in their recovery. Maybe help the dudes out if ya can and grab more copies of The Great War, ok metal fam?

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RIP Andre Matos (Angra, Viper, etc.)

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM (PST)

Hearts go out to power metal fans around the world and especially our readers in Brazil. The sad news broke over the weekend of the death of popular original Angra vocalist Andre Matos. I am sorry I could not post something here on the main site sooner as I was working all weekend, but it was heart warming to see the online tributes on various social media.

Matos was an extremely talented singer who accomplished a lot in his lifetime and who had a soaring voice that will echo in the ears and stir the hearts of many for ages to come. Truly Matos earned a spot in the Halls of Metal. It is still interesting to wonder how it would have been if Matos had been chosen to replace Dickinson in Iron Maiden (no disrespect to Blaze, who we love around here).

 

 

 

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Well, the headline doesn’t lie! Rabble rousers and hater arousers Neckbeard Deathcamp, the band you love or love to hate (the secone one if you are a fash loser), are hitting the road. Even though Kriegmaster from the band writes for us sometimes I just noticed they still don’t have a band profile on our system, haha. How ungrateful are we?! Sorry dudes, I will build that soon but in the meantime I will publish you under the Neck Deep In Filth band module so we don’t have a lot of html nonsense going haywire on this article post, hahaha. You could team up and be The Filthy Neckbeards, a more rustic sounding down to earth name? But I also listed this as a Power Metal article. Just because. Where was I? Where am I?

Oh yeah, a real tour to promote and not just inane commentary! Yes, we are stoked Neckbeard Deathcamp are hitting the road to rock your face and defy their foes, and all the bands on the tour are siiiiick:

AS THE FIRES OF FASCISM KINDLE IN THE COLLAPSING UNITED STATES; THE SPARK WILL BE EXTERMINATED BY THE UNRELENTING MIGHT OF NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP.  THE INFAMOUS MILITANT BLACK METAL ETERNAL WARKRUSADE FROM BORDEAUX FRANCE— NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP WILL CONTINUE CRUSHING FEDORAS ACROSS U.S. SOIL THIS SPRING AND SUMMER ON THE “THE FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA TOUR.” OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY— NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP WILL BE JOINED BY THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL GUESTS ON SELECT DATES: THEORIES (5/27-6/17), WVRM (5/27-6/02), NO CONVICTIONS (5/27-6/01) & DRYAD (6/02-6/22). ALL DATES BELOW.

“IT IS WITH EQUAL PARTS BLOODTHIRST AND EAGERNESS THAT WE UNFURL THE LONG BLACK WARBANNERS AND BEGIN OUR CRUSADE ACROSS AMERICA. WITH EVERY FOOTFALL IN OUR CAMPAIGN, THE GROUND BENEATH OUR ENEMIES GROWS SMALLER. AND MAY THEIR LIGHT OF HOPE FINALLY BE CONSUMED BY THE DARK AS WE WILL KNOW NO MERCY.” -NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP

Read more HERE.
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So awhile ago my girlfriend, psych folk and romantic literary melancholic punk folk artist Globelamp was banned from the streaming chat Live.Me (who she alleges still have several thousand dollars of hers) for talking about abuse she went through and asking her followers to stick up for her. She also had seen a guy on the app, which features a lot of younger people, named “Pedophile Jim”. She had pointed that out to her followers and Live.Me blocked them when they tweeted at the app to get pedophiles off the service. Obviously, that is disgusting of them to block people trying to make a popular site safe for young users. It also isn’t something she would mention without cause as her friend Arrington was accused by idiot pizzagate conspiracy theorists of being part of the alleged cult.

I was on the Metal Riot Twitter the other day and saw the Florida band Dramatica tweet that Manowar blocked them for critiquing the bands very dry, business minded response to the shockingly shitty revelations that Karl Logan had been arrested for kiddy porn. One of our staff writers has a Manowar tat. “Return of The Warlord” is one of my favorite songs of all time. THAT SAID, it is pretty disturbing that Manowar are blocking bands and critics who are disgusted by what Karl allegedly did. He was charged with six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor and has apparently thankfully been dropped by the band. I am sure that is emotionally really a fucked up thing for the Manowar guys to go through, but it doesn’t help to block people who feel betrayed. They should be feeling lucky no one called for them to disband immediately like Seven Sisters Of Sleep.

 

The other day rapper (I use that term loosely because the vast majority of new trap rappers are not real rap to me and are god awful) Takashi 69 got 4 years probation and 1,000 hours community service after using a minor in a filmed sex act.

Court documents state, “The defendant, knowing the character and content thereof, employed, authorized and induced a child less than seventeen years of age to engage in a sexual performance, and being a parent, legal guardian and custodian of such child, the defendant consented to the participation of such child in a sexual performance.” 

How is this justice? Restorative Justice is important and real and valuable, but since this dude was 18 and I believe even lied about that at first and has had people like Nicki Minaj and Future and others help him massively instead of boosting feminists , it hardly seems like this is adequate. He has a very pampered life and needs to show some serious contrition, not just making more violent and sexist music. At the very least dude needs to throw some bills around to RAINN.

 

In what I find almost the most disturbing, People Magazine wrote an article a few days ago called I Love It! Saint and North West Hilariously Dress Up as Dad Kanye and Lil Pump for Halloween.

It is no secret that at this point I find the Kardashians and Kanye to be a huge cancerous boil on society, just super problematic constantly with zero genuine regret and completely fake people. The kids may have been dressed as characters from (originally) a game, but now most people who aren’t gamers also associate the imagery with a terrible song Kanye and Lil Pump did for PornHub. Personally I am glad my two year old Halloween memory isn’t of being dressed as something for a video from a song where dad was talking about loving to get “hoes”besides mom. It is fucking gross no one even thought this was wrong. That is some weird ass oedipal conflict or some other psychological problem in the making weird shit. The kids didn’t even have a say, likely. Does that mean they saw the video and heard the song? Do we have any boundaries now? I wouldn’t play kids “Fucked With A Knife” by Cannibal Corpse. Like Pepe The Frog will always be associated with Trump and Alt-Right racism now and “anti-globalist” anti-Semitism dog whistling, you can’t take larger cultural symbology away from situations and say “, but I want it to still be just a sun wheel.”

Did Roblox approve Kanye’s shitty catcalling video and not see a conceptual problem here of pairing the imagery that way?

How is this shit cute? It is arguably very easy for this to be used as low key signaling or worse, for outright creepos to ask kids if they saw Kanye’s “I Love It” video in poorly regulated chat spaces like Live.Me or elsewhere. Protect Kids and don’t let any of this type of shit slide in entertainment. Corey Feldman might be a mess but he was obviously messed up by something. I feel bad for that dude, for real.

Someone thought it was racist to consider this a problem.

Well, guess what? It would be problematic if James Woods or any white celebrity (and fyi Kim is not black) dressed their kids up as characters from a music video with lyrics like that as well. I am not even a fan of babies wearing friggin’ Slayer onesies at this point in my life, ok? Is that conservative of me? I don’t think so. I think if a kid can’t make an educated choice of what the meaning is of imagery on a cultural level (especially stuff associated with sexual content) or violent content or a pentagram or something it shouldn’t be on them. And by the way, no big surprise but when my trans friend Maya and when Globelamp and others were posting about this in disgust on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram, comments were being protectively deleted left and right. Disgusting! Stop hiding from honest concern, whether you are Manowar or Kim Kardashian or anyone. It makes our world less safe for the young. Brains over business. It is common sense this is a problem.

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“Warriors Of The World” by Manowar is playing as I type this, an epic and humorous background soundtrack to my current musings of this past weekend of watching Charmed with my gf and sadly missing Migration Fest (check out this, this and this). I hate that I still have not seen Krallice live. Re: Charmed, it is awesome that Alyssa Milano is such an activist IRL for making the world a better place since on that show Phoebe Halliwell kind of often is making bad calls that make things go awry and IRL she doesn’t wanna go out like that. Ok, do I have any brain cells? Jesus.

Mark Shelton from Manilla Road’s passing was unexpected and quite sad. Listen to his work and celebrate his life. I don’t know what more to say. Condolences to fans, friends and family.

I was hoping to catch Dylan Carlon of Earth at BSP Kingston with It’s Not Night: It’s Space this past Sunday, but I was too wiped out from my non writing jobs and had to stay in.

So to kick off this week’s news, I very much relate to the Manowar lyrics ,”It’s more than our religion it’s the only way to live/But the enemies of metal we can’t forgive.” Meant to tell y’all last week that on August 24th, Manowar will release LP re-issues of their classic albums Fighting the World, Kings of Metal, and Triumph of Steel via Metal Blade Records. I can’t believe they can even fit the Achilles song on vinyl at all since it is a friggin’ hundred years long. Anyway, pre-order your copies now at: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=Manowar-LPs-2018

Rome’s Lady Reaper are a metal/rock band who have been around since 2009 but recently put out a new album called Mise En Abyme via Valery Records. Anyway, the band have this ridiculous video that I think has been out since April but it made me laugh when I was baked. It seems to be about how they hate their cleaning jobs and want to rock and then the singer has a very Vigo The Carpathian Ghostbusters 2 esque moment where he sort of beckons the band into a mirror. The fuck did I just watch?

Anyway, it was entertaining and the band look like they are having fun and not overly serious. It is ok to laugh sometimes in this dumb shit world, right? I dug the use of Fender and an SG together, I think it was…which could have maybe not worked out so well but the band aren’t fighting frequencies. Anyway, this is super goofy but the band seem like they want to strive to sound as big metal as possible while still laughing at themselves and having fun even if they aren’t as big as Manowar. That’s a good attitude, y’know? Hails.

Fit For A King from Dallas are back with a new metalcore track called “Backbreaker”. I think the vocals scream something about a body ablaze at one point, which reminds me of Shai Hulud a bit too much, but the song is pretty crushing for the genre. The band are very energetic live and continue to rally new fans to their banner.

The new track is off of their forthcoming release Dark Skies, which comes out September 14th via Solid State Records. This is the third single the band has released off of the upcoming release, following “Tower of Pain” and “The Price Of Agony“.

Remaining current tour dates for ya below:

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Sabaton announce North American tour with Kreator!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM (PST)

Heroic metallers Sabatonhave announced a very strong tour with thrash legends Kreator, both bands supporting their celebrated recent efforts.

Official press release:
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.

SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back!”

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Band Spotlight: GOLD

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:27 PM (PST)

Gold are really good. You should listen to them. I classified them in our power metal category only because if Gold played power metal that would actually maybe be the weirdest experimental music ever and very rad. They DO play their own awesome kind of music, which is different than what many bands are doing. Optimist has some sweet jams. “White Noise” has a great intro. Prepare to be melted in a metallic wash of BM, post-rock and plaintive melodic musings.

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Insatia‘s energetic, melodic and sophisticated Phoenix Aflame is turning heads in the power metal scene. This is a band on the rise. From the soaring declaration of guilt in “Act Of Mercy” to the formidable march of “We Are The Grey”, this band show that symphonic metal can be all-embracing to different facets of life while still keeping in line with the love for the dramatic that is a key to the genre.

Today we are happy to welcome vocalist Zoë Marie Federoff to this edition of our new Formative Years column with her selections of five albums that changed her life. But first you should also see the band’s video for “Memory Of A Sapphire”!

Now that you have been rocked, for Zoe’s album picks see BELOW.

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