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PSYCROPTIC announce new album ‘Divine Council’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:09 AM (PST)

Tasmanian extreme metallers Psycroptic have today announced their eighth studio album, Divine Council, set to be released via Prosthetic Records on August 5. Alongside the album announcement, the Australian extreme metal group have shared the lead single, “Rend Asunder”, and an accompanying music video for the track – directed by Michael Rankine and filmed at Oi Studios in Tasmania, AU – which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6G-yrx6BQs

Listen to “Rend Asunder” via Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Spotify and Bandcamp now. Pre-order / Pre-save Divine Council here: https://lnk.to/Psycroptic

 

Speaking on the album announcement and “Rend Asunder”, the band comments: “‘Rend Asunder’ is a little bit of a different style of track for us – stripped back and streamlined, but it still has the Psycroptic sound. It’s straight to the point – fast, catchy and hard hitting from the outset. We think people will dig it from the first listen. We can’t wait to play it live, it will definitely be in the set for our upcoming tours.”

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BATTLE BORN announce EP re-issue and tour plans

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:24 AM (PST)

Following their recently inked deal with Prosthetic Records, Southampton, UK’s BATTLE BORN have today announced plans to reissue their debut self-titled EP on CD via the Los Angeles based label on May 6. Originally released in 2020, Battle Born serves as an introduction to the bands intensely fun brand of power metal. New material from BATTLE BORN will be revealed in the coming months.

Speaking on the reissue, BATTLE BORN comments: “We’re proud to be re-releasing our debut EP, Battle Born, via Prosthetic Records – with a fresh remaster and a brand new bonus track, Hammer of Might!  We wrote Hammer of Might in the same sessions as the other tracks originally released on the EP, so it seemed like the perfect inclusion for the first step on our new path with Prosthetic.”

Revisit BATTLE BORN‘s self-titled debut here.

Accompanying the news of Battle Born‘s reissue, the band have shared additional show dates for their upcoming UK Ride for Heavy Metal tour – now including two warm up shows in the band’s hometown of Southampton as well as Bournemouth.

BATTLE BORN‘s UK Ride for Heavy Metal tour dates:
6 May – Firehouse – Southampton
7 May – Anvil Rockbar – Bournemouth
20 May – New Cross Inn – London
27 May – Frog and Fiddle – Cheltenham
29 May – The Bullingdon – Oxford
31 May – Corporation – Sheffield
1 June – Ivory Blacks – Glasgow
2 June – Satans Hollow – Manchester
3 June – The Station – Cannock
4 June – Underground – Plymouth
5 June – Golden Lion – Banstaple

SUNROT continue Prosthetic’s astute signing streak

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5:08 PM (PST)

Good news for fans of shit that doesn’t suck happening:

Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of New Jersey based post-sludge-metal band SUNROT. To mark the occasion, SUNROT have released a brand new single, available exclusively via Bandcamp, titled 21%. The single has an accompanying noise track as a B-side, which was created in collaboration with ErosLovesYou. Work is underway for a full length album which will be released under the Prosthetic banner in due course.

LISTEN TO 21% VIA BANDCAMP

The track features clean vocals – a first for SUNROT – and represents the closure of one chapter of the band and the start of a new one. Vocalist Lex Santiago comments:

“21% was written a few years ago and has been played live – but we never got around to recording as it’s a bit experimental for us – and never saw it fitting on a previous release. We definitely tapped into some softer textures and tones and got vulnerable with it and it’s refreshing to us to try new stuff while still keeping true to ourselves

“The song uses the story of Icarus as a metaphor for a bipolar cycle of depression, mania, and psychosis. The depression being banishment to the labyrinth, the mania being flying through the sky with wax and feather wings, and the psychosis being the moment he flew too close to the sun and burned up the wings and fell. I experienced this cycle myself in 2018, including hospitalisations which left me feeling like I was never going to be able to get out of institutions and the cycle of pain and terror I was in. It was a long road out of that and this song was really healing to finally put the words to it.

“We really are just a bunch of goofballs with big hearts, that’s why we wanted to release it on Valentine’s Day! Let’s be honest, it’s a day that sucks for most of us so we wanted to remind anyone listening that we love you and will be your Valentine this year if you don’t have one.”

The digital single will be released on other digital platforms at a later date, joining the rest of the SUNROT discography, which includes the 2017 album Sunnata, which has been on heavy rotation at Prosthetic Records HQ.

Prosthetic’s Becky Laverty said: “We’ve been fans of Sunrot for a few years now, and when our paths crossed we started to discuss the possibility of working together. Their blend of sludge, noise and post metal coupled with their enthusiasm and passion for creativity makes them a really special band.”

Lex adds: “We are so excited to be working with Prosthetic and to be on their roster of fantastic bands and among great friends! We’ve had so many great folks give us amazing opportunities to get us to this point, and signing with a label who believes in us and the art we make feels great! Thank you Becky, Steve, EJ, and the rest of the Prosthetic team for welcoming us aboard! 

Stay tuned for more SUNROT news in the coming months.

SUNROT is:
Christopher Eustaquio (he/him) – guitar
Rob Gonzalez (he/him) – guitar
Lex Santiago (hey/they) – vocals & noise
Alex Dobrowolski (they/them) – drums
Ross Bradley (he/him) – bass

PIJN sign to Prosthetic Records.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:29 AM (PST)

Photographer credit: Gobinder Jhitta

 

Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of Manchester, UK based uplifting post-everything ensemble, PIJN. The band has recently completed work on the follow up to 2018’s debut full length, Loss, with more news due in the coming months. They will be on tour in the UK in November, with Mountain Caller as support.

Of their signing to Prosthetic, the band commented: “We’re incredibly excited to be working with such a strong team of people at Prosthetic. Everyone has already made us feel incredibly welcome and taken care of, and it feels like we’ve found a new home for our weird music.”

Prosthetic’s Becky Laverty added: “PIJN are a band with big ideas and endless potential. We’re really looking forward to taking the next steps of their journey alongside them, and excited to see where this will lead.”

The size and shape of PIJN has ebbed and flowed over the years, expanding to as many as fifteen performers. The core of the group is Joe Clayton (guitar), Maggie Lister (cello), Luke Rees (bass) and Nick Watmough (drums, piano), who are frequently joined by a revolving cast of collaborators. Loss was released to widespread critical acclaim, and saw the band perform alongside artists as diverse as Oathbreaker, Conjurer, The Armed, Inter Arma and A.A.Williams, as well as notching up sets at festivals such as Arctangent, Complexity and Roadburn.

PIJN November UK tour (with Mountain Caller)

10 November – Nottingham, Salutation Inn

11 November – London, 229
12 November – Manchester, Factory251
13 November – Leeds, Boom
14 November – Edinburgh, Bannermans

UNDEATH stream ‘Diemented Dissection’ via DECIBEL

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:10 AM (PST)

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US death metal band, UNDEATH are today streaming a new track – titled Diemented Dissection – via Decibel Magazine. Originally released as part of Decibel’s Flexi Series , Diemented Dissection follows the Rochester, NY group’s 2020 debut full length – Lesions of a Different Kind –  and is streaming ahead of the start of their September and October North American tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex and Rivers of Nihil.


Speaking on the song, UNDEATH comment: “We wrote and recorded Diemented Dissection specifically for the Decibel Flexi Series. It’s easily one of our fastest songs and it’s a total barnburner the whole damn time. Hope you dig it! Destroy your whole living room to this shit.”

Diemented Dissection is the first piece of newly recorded material since the band upgraded to a five-piece. The band has been working on new material for release in 2022 – more news will be available in the coming months.

YATRA sign to Prosthetic Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:10 PM (PST)

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Marylandy doomy deathy sludgy force of metal YATRA have inked a deal with Prosthetic! The band is crafting the follow up to last year’s All Is Lost and we are expecting great things! Seriously, this is fantastic news as the band already (like Haunt) spoiled us in 2020 with multiple astoundingly good releases.

Of the signing to Prosthetic the band commented: “We are very happy to be working with Prosthetic Records, and super excited about this new album that we have just recorded. It is our best album yet, and a crucial step for us in the evolution of YATRA as a band, in the darkness of this changing world we are living in. “

YATRA is:
Sean Lafferty – drums
Maria Geisbert – Bass
Dana Helmuth – Guitar/Vocals

YATRA US tour 

August 13 – Sam’s Uptown – Charleston, WV
August 14 – Oliver Brewing – Baltimore, MD
August 19 – Odditorium – Asheville, NC
August 20 – Flicker – Athens, GA
August 21 – Freetown – Lafayeyye, LA
August 22 – Santos Bar – New Orleans, LA
August 24 – Lamplighter – Memphis, TN
August 25 – Milestone – Charlotte, NC
August 26 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
August 27 – Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
August 28 – Remedy – Pittsburg, PA
August 29 – Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH *
August 30 – Alchemy – Providence, RI*
August 31 – 33 Golden Street – New London, CT*
September 02 – Bar Freda – Queens, NY*
September 03 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA*
September 04 – Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD*

* – with High Reeper

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WRISTMEETRAZOR to tour with SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM (PST)

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WRISTMEETRAZOR have today announced a winter US tour supporting SeeYouSpaceCowboy, alongside Greyhaven and Vatican,  taking place in November and December. The 29 date run will be among the metalcore group’s first shows in support of their new sophomore album, Replica of a Strange Love, released via Prosthetic Records in June of this year. 

Tickets will go on sale for the tour this Friday (August 6) at 10am local time – available to purchase here.

Listen to Replica of a Strange Love here.

Speaking on the tour announcement the band comments: “We’re thrilled to finally be able to get back on the road after 20 months of biding our time. A US tour with SeeYouSpaceCowboy seemed like the most fitting way to reward everyone who’s stuck with us through all of this forced downtime.”

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Doom duo BODY VOID sign to Prosthetic, album out in April

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:27 PM (PST)

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Hello and good day to everyone except those stonewalling relief checks (of course they want them to arrive at last during tax season so they have to be given right back) and the fucking utter scumbags who stole Lady Gaga’s dogs and shot her poor trainer.

So yeah…I needed some good news today and we have it in the form of a killer doom signing!

Bold and experimental doomers Body Void have signed to tastemakers Prosthetic. The duo are one of the coolest bands I found during my tenure on the dumpster fire of Twitter. The group will release Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth 4/23 and you can pre order HERE today. I guess they recorded it in New Hampshire last year. I might stay up all night and then drive to that state tomorrow to impulsively go wired on caffeine to America’s Stonehenge, incidentally.

Read an in depth interview and hear massive new single “Wound” today at Metal Injection HERE.

Liking the shriek vocal on this one and the black and white footage was gorgeous. Strap in for a thirteen minute Hell-scape.

At Blackheart Sound in Manchester, New Hampshire the two members of BODY VOID worked with producer Eric Sauter, to process their feelings – both those that had been long festering, and those which were new and raw – into the four tracks that make up their third studio album. An additional layer of electronic filth was applied with the help of solo noise musician, and BODY VOID touring bassist, Entresol.

Of the single, Willow Ryan (Guitar, bass, vocals) comments: Wound is a song not only about the ecological harm we’ve done to the earth, but the spiritual harm we’ve done to ourselves as a result of corporate capitalism. Saving the planet and our collective souls is a singular endeavor. We are the earth in both a physical and metaphysical sense, and we cannot continue as a species if we value profit above all life on this floating ball of dust and debris we call home. We are doomed to extinction if our only mode of existence is accumulation and exploitation.

And speaking on the signing says: We’re incredibly excited to join Prosthetic Records. Not only to be part of its historic and diverse roster full of bands we love and respect, but also to join with our dear doomy friends in Bismuth, Vile Creature, and Weltesser. The label has been incredibly kind and welcoming to us and we’re excited to find out what we’re able to achieve going forward.

Prosthetic Records’ Becky Laverty adds: “I have admired BODY VOID from afar for some time now, so I’m thrilled that we get to work with them on this excellent album. We’re really looking forward to being a part of the BODY VOID story, and seeing what paths it leads us down.”

Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth tracklist:
1. Wound
2. Forest Fire
3. Fawn
4. Pale Man

BODY VOID is:
Willow Ryan – Guitar, bass, vocals
Edward Holgerson – Drums

FORETOKEN release debut album ‘Ruin’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 12:15 PM (PST)

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Prosthetic Records have teamed up with Virginia’s ambitious Foretoken to release Ruin, a blend of folk, death and black metal styles.

Dan Cooley commented:
“The record’s release brings an equal mix of excitement, anticipation, and anxiety. We’ve spent the last almost two years writing and obsessing over every detail of the album. There are definitely some things we’ve learned throughout that process which we will incorporate in the next record, but for now we’re confident our debut, Ruin, is everything we wanted it to be: cinematic, energetic, and at times melancholy. We hope everyone enjoys the album and we want to thank everyone who supported us early on through Bandcamp.”

Bandmate, Steve Redmond added:
“We’re super excited for everyone to hear the album. This project started as nothing more than a “bedroom studio project” that would’ve probably never seen the light of day and evolved into something much more. This is my first time writing a symphonic metal record and it has been incredibly fun. It has also been a learning experience. With Ruin we really want the listener to be able to go on a musical journey through these myths and legends. We hope we were able to capture that with this record. We hope everyone has as much fun listening to Ruin as we had making it. ”

During the creation of Ruin, the pair enlisted Hannes Grossmann (Triptykon, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) on drum duties. The album also features James Malone (Arsis) in a dueling guitar solo on the track A Deathless Prison, and was mixed by both Steve Redmond and Jacob Hansen; with mastering being done by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. Jacob Hansen is a renowned producer/engineer who has worked on albums such as The Black Dahlia Murder’s Nightbringers and Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Veleno. The album’s art is a piece by Tomas Honz entitled Fallen Empires .

Psycroptic reveal video for ‘Beyond The Black’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 7:41 PM (PST)

Psycroptic have an explosive new video for dark thrash song ‘Beyond The Black’. The very gloomy looking and imposing clip can be experienced below.

The band comments: “We’re very happy have once again worked with our good friend and long time collaborator Wilson Bambrick on the film clip for Beyond The Black. The clip was shot last pre-isolating (in September 2019); and due to the Plague and other delays on our end it hasnt seen the light until now. Please enjoy, and we look forward to getting some new music out later this year.”

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This Covid-19 challenge has made a of musicians have to get creative after tours were shut down for safety (my heart goes out to Chuck Billy of Testament and others who have contracted the virus). Darsombra are touring rooms of their home and undisclosed locations in Maryland via live stream,  for example. My girlfriend Globelamp has been a live streamer for years playing psych folk and engaging with her fans, so it has been interesting to see the connective impact that can have in building a micro community. Obviously everyone has IG and Facebook live now or sometimes uses YouTube to stream, but not everyone uses it for live performance as opposed to general pseudo reality tv style posts of themselves rambling, hahaha.

Snow Burial, one of the coolest (snow pun painfully accidental) bands out there at present, are doing their part to take this moment to stream for local charity. The Prosthetic Records signees announced that they will be live streaming an acoustic performance this week, via the Prosthetic Records YouTube channel. The stream will take place on Thursday, 26 March at 8 EDT/ 7 CDT/ 5 PDT. The band will be accepting donations throughout the performance, and will be sending all money raised to  The Greater Chicago Food Depository.

SNOW BURIAL’s Ben Bowman comments:
“Like pretty much everyone involved in the music industry we have shifted rapidly from being extremely bummed about cancelling our tour to wondering what we could do to help. Doing a livestream and donating all the proceeds to a local food bank seems like one of the best ways that we can do that. Well, Brandon is actually providing the true best help – he’s a physician’s assistant, treating patients through this pandemic. I can just play guitar and sing a bit.

“It’s not the same as touring (at all) but I am very excited to have an excuse to experiment with our songs and play for folks over the internet. I’ll be playing acoustic-ish versions of each song on Ostrava (I’m physically incapable of not using a delay pedal) with some commentary on the songs and the chance to chat with everyone live. I’m stoked to take a new approach on the tunes, and, frankly, to have something to look forward to. All of Illinois is under a shelter-at-home order and it’s easy to have a very hard time through this. Having some fun in a way that can help those in real need is exciting.”

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Florida death dealers Nekroi Theoi released Dead Gods, one of the most individual visions in current death metal/core cross pollination , in 2019. It took some cool chances and established the band as real up and coming true believers to watch. Now you can see a new video from the group for the intense and issue focused “Simony of Hollow Christs”.

Of the track, vocalist, JJ Polacheck commented:

“Simony of Hollow Christs is, like much of Dead Gods a deeply personal take on a widespread issue. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, deeply embedded within the western protestant church in all its denominations, I witnessed firsthand the many doubleminded pathologies of the leadership and infrastructure. Great efforts were taken to give reverence to the scripture, while many people beneath the leadership were exploited. This came to a head when my father spoke out against a Baptist youth leader in training who was preying on a young girl in my youth group, and my father was promptly fired and the issue swept under the rug while the predator remained in the church.

“This would be my first moment of disillusionment with Christianity, and it left a great mark on my psyche. I learned that even in what I perceived to be the purest of institutions, there is a focus on optics over ethics. This is not the exception, this is the functional norm. Simony of Hollow Christs is a naked and honest appraisal of this from the perspective of a True Believer, rationalizing any and all horrors for the sake of following scripture as closely as possible. This mentality is real, and vastly pervasive throughout the entirety of Christian culture. Yes, even your modern, tech savvy church with a coffee shop.”

Upcoming NEKROÍ THEOÍ dates:
3/19 New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
3/20 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
3/21 Orlando, FL @ Henao Contemporary Center
3/22 Tampa, FL @ American Legion

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For those bummed about Moonsorrow being fascist apologist “BuT MUh FreESpeEecHHSJwSruiNmeDulLLL” fuckheads and taking an NSBM band of holocaust revisionists on tour (seriously, fuck those dudes), maybe support some rad as fuck LGBTQ friendly killer doom ass rad shit instead! Vile Creature!

Vile Creature make some of the most god tier interesting music in the underground right now, soul-searching and heart rending , thought provoking heavy music that will knock the dust loose from your cynical personality and inspire you to believe again.

Vile Creature have today announced a run of North American tour dates, as well as a one off show in London, UK. The act have recently completed work on an upcoming full length album – their first for Prosthetic Records – and more details of that release will be available in the coming months.

The London show will follow their appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival, where they have been commissioned alongside labelmates, Bismuth, to compose and perform a special one off show. Before they head back to Canada, they will stop off in London for a one-off show at the Black Heart.

The North American dates will kick off in Minneapolis on May 25 and run through to June 13 in Toronto – taking in stops at Northwest Terror Fest and Oblivion Access Festival along the way. They will also play five dates with Elizabeth Colour Wheel!

Upon signing to Prosthetic Records, Vile Creature released a compilation of their back catalogue titled Preservation Rituals (2015-2018), which has paved the way for new material. Whilst further information is not yet available about their as yet untitled new album, it will be released via Prosthetic this year – stay tuned for more.

Photo credit: Danika Zandboer

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.gif from god prepare for east coast shows

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM (PST)

Have you been hoping to catch .gif from god live and haven’t yet? Well, if you live in Philadelphia or New York your chance is coming up.

The Virginia metalcore ensemble are preparing to play some shows later this month, with further dates to be released soon.

.gif from god are touring in support of their 2019 Prosthetic Records debut approximation_of_a_human.

.gif from god collectively encourages all reading to seek out and donate to these organizations, and those similar within their own communities:
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Black Mama’s Bailout Fund, ICE Out of RVA, Nationz Foundation, Richmond Food & Clothing Resistance Collective.

The band will be playing with HIRS, Binary, Sonagi, Machine Girl, Kilbourne, Lustsickpuppy, and Versus, including at Machine Girl’s record release show. If you haven’t experienced .gif from god’s cacophonous brand of noise yet, be sure to head over to their Bandcamp and rectify that.

The shows announced so far are:

February 25 – Cousin Danny’s – Philadelphia, PA
February 26 – Smog, Bard College, NY
February 27 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

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Very, very cool news today as we learn that one of the brightest new stars in metal Paladin are releasing a covers EP dedicated to the legends Nevermore this month! Prosthetic is releasing the EP digitally on December 13th, 2019 to end the year on a soaring and intense note.  The cover art for the Anamnesis EP has been created by Travis Smith, a longtime artistic collaborator of both Nevermore and Warrel Dane.

Pre-save the Anamnesis EP at Spotify HERE. 

Of the choice of songs on the EP, PALADIN guitarist/vocalist, Taylor Washington comments:

“River Dragon was an obvious choice since it’s probably their most recognizable song. I wanted to do something from This Godless Endeavor since it’s still my favorite Nevermore album, and Final Product was kind of the default choice since it doesn’t have any super ridiculous hard parts in it. We also wanted to do an older song, one that wasn’t played on a 7 string. The name is a mouthful, but I’ve always been partial to 42147 because it’s filled with great riffs and the subject matter is interesting.”

A chance meeting with Nevermore drummer, Van Williams, gave PALADIN the impetus to pursue the idea of recording the songs, which will be released on 13 December – the anniversary of Dane’s death. The band’s connection to Nevermore goes back several years as Taylor explains:

“I remember picking up This Godless Endeavor from a liquidation sale at a music store back in high school. From the first listen it immediately resonated with me and I knew it would become one of my favorite albums and Nevermore one of my favorite bands. When Prosthetic proposed the idea of doing a Nevermore tribute EP to commemorate Warrel Dane’s death, I honestly hesitated. Jeff Loomis is an absolute monster on guitar and Warrel had one of the most distinct and dynamic voices to grace the metal world. The task of having to do justice to those two and Nevermore as a whole was a daunting one, but I couldn’t say no. I decided to sing the songs the way I would rather than try to sound like Warrel since that would feel disingenuous to me.”

 

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