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APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – Release New Track And Album Art

Posted in doom metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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U.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release Of Woe and Wounds on November 14 in North America through Cruz Del Sur Music. Decibel Magazine is streaming album track “Luna” exclusively at this location.

With its oppressive and crunching sound, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE’s Of Woe and Wounds will rank among the heaviest album of 2014. From the 7-minute opener “Blackest of Times” to the ending “Luna,” APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE deliver an incredible performance that gives full sense to the sometimes-abused term “DOOM”. Mastered by Tony Reed (producer of last SAINT VITUS’ album “Lillie: F-65″), this album confirms APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE as a versatile, multi-dimensional doom band that offers the most Sabbath-inspired sound around these days, blended with personal, oppressive yet dynamic atmospheres such as those found in “Push Mortal Coil” or “Whore’s Wings” (re-recorded hits from their 2012’s demo), or the long and haunting “Die Vicar Die”.

The album also features the extraordinary work of talented Artist David Csicsely known for his illustrations of Mournful Congregation, Solitude Aeternus, Wheel, Flight of Sleipnir releases.The album was recorded by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording LLC in Bloomington, IN and later mastered by Tony Reed  (SAINT VITUS’ “Lillie: F-65). DOOM has never been so HEAVY! The vinyl version will contain two bonus live tracks.

Of Woe and Wounds – Track Listing:

Distance and the Cold Heart

Blackest of Times

Whore’s Wings

Lamentations of a Broken Man

Die Vicar Die

Push Mortal Coil

This Mania

Siren

Luna

Distance and the Cold Heart (reprise)

The Messenger – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

Sincerest Misery – Live (VINYL BONUS TRACK)

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE:

www.apostleofsolitude.com

www.facebook.com/apostleofsolitude

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www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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Costa Rican Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN Self-Releasing New Single “Suspended Over the Abyss” On September 23

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Costa Rican Death Metallers CORPSE GARDEN will release new single “Suspended Over the Abyss” for purchase digitally on September 23 on i-Tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other digital retailers. The song is now streaming, listen below:

The single comes from upcoming sophomore full-length album Ecdysis for which the band is currently seeking a record label to release. Interested parties should get in touch with Jon@theflamingarts.eu.

The new single is representative of the band’s old school, technical Death Metal sound combined with progressive passages, killer solos and dense atmospheres.”Suspended over the Abyss” reflects the band’s new direction, due in part to lineup changes and musical growth since guitarist Esteban Sancho, bassist Carlos Venegas and vocalist Felipe Tencio joined the band. Ecdysis was crafted from December 2013 to May 2014 in Bushido Audio Productions in Costa Rica; it was recorded, produced and mixed by Juan Pablo Calvo. Album artwork was created by Alexander L. Brown of BNB Illustration and Design based on the concept provided by the band.

According to the band: “Ecdysis means the shedding or molting of an outer layer of skin particularly on snakes, it means transformation for us. We shed our skin and changed our approach to music in every aspect and this is what we wanted the album’s cover and title to reflect that. The concept is based on the steps of Solve Et Coagula, the alchemical process; making reference to Carl Jung’ studies of the collective unconscious, psychology and alchemy. This conceptual piece is crafted to capture the journey through all the stages and emotions finding the underlying patterns of order in darkness and nature of the psyche.”

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CORPSE GARDEN is a Death Metal act hailing from Heredia, Costa Rica. It was formed in early 2008 due to the dissolution of a gore/grind band. In 2009, they recorded a demo and in 2011 they hit the studio for the second time to record their debut album Burnt by the Light in Bushido Audio Productions with Producer Juan Pablo Calvo. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Sweden where bands like Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath, Amon Amarth, recorded. Burnt by the Light was released in January 2012.

CORPSE GARDEN entered the Wacken Metal Battle Central America, competing against nearly 90 bands from all over the region. On March 31, 2012 CORPSE GARDEN became the first Costa Rican band to win this battle and to play in the official worldwide Wacken Metal Battle on August 1, 2012.

CORPSE GARDEN has shared stage with Disgorge (Mex), Morbid Angel (USA), Malevolent Creation (USA), Mnemic (Den) and Behemoth (Pol) as well as touring in Central America and Europe.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CORPSE GARDEN:

www.facebook.com/corpsegardencr

www.thecorpsegarden.com

soundcloud.com/corpse-garden

www.youtube.com/user/corpsegardencr

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CORPSE GARDEN.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

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ORANGE GOBLIN – Premieres New Video Via Noisey; Back From The Abyss To Drop Next Month

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of Back From The Abyss, the forthcoming new full-length from Stoner Metal icons ORANGE GOBLIN, now less than one month away, Noisey thrusts forth opening rager, “Sabbath Hex.”

Bedecked in high-speed psychedelic visuals and an occultish-vibe, the Michael Dickinson-produced clip is currently slaying eye holes via Noisey at THIS LOCATION

And if you missed it, check out the Motörheadian dirt rock swagger of “The Devil’s Whip” still streaming at Loudwire HERE.

Recorded earlier this year in London, ORANGE GOBLIN‘s Back From The Abyss was produced by Jamie Dodd, mastered at Turan Audio and follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Rocking hard as fans have come expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s signature blues ‘n’ doom persuasion but the high-caliber of their musicianship.

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In an advance 9/10 review of the record, This Is Not A Scene crowns Back From The Abyss, “another triumph for ORANGE GOBLIN,” furthering that it maintains the band’s, “consistent level of songwriting and performance all the way through its twelve tracks that make this their most accomplished album to date. Proof that hard work does indeed pay off.”

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five-year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North American soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headlining tour that found them on thirty-eight stages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including “Red Tide Rising” and the special Scion A/V video for “Acid Trials.”

Back From The Abyss will be released October 7th, 2014 via Candlelight Records. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on ORANGE GOBLIN:

http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ORANGE GOBLIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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BLASTFEST – Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish Folk Metal upstarts Finntroll, Melodic Black Metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest Extreme Metal line-ups of 2015.

FINNTROLL

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In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme Folk Metal!

PRIMORDIAL

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We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates Festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.

MOONSORROW

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Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of Pagan/Folk- Black Metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!

MORGOTH

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Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the Death Metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic Death Metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!

CRIB45

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There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a Sludge Metal/Post-Hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the Metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.

TORTORUM

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According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!

DJEVELKULT

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Forged in the fiery pits of hell and expanding our Black Metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian Black Metallers in Djevelkult.

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Tickets on sale now: www.blastfest.no

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BLASTFEST Lineup:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Bolzer | Borknagar | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Primrodial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Saturnus | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced. 

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Stages | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on BLASTFEST:

www.facebook.com/blastfestival

www.twitter.com/blastfestnorway

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LONG LIVE BLASTFEST.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NORTHERN OAK – Post ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Full Album Teaser

Posted in folk metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With anticipation growing as the release date for the forthcoming South Yorkshire Progressive Folk Metallers Northern Oak album draws near, the band have today posted a full album teaser video. The video provides short snippets from each track as well as providing a little insight into each song. ‘Of Roots And Flesh’ will be released independently on 04th October 2014.

Watch The Video Here:

The band also recently announced a string of tour dates across England, see Northern Oak live at the following dates:

27th September – Wakefield, Snooty Fox

04th October – Sheffield, Corporation (‘Of Roots And Flesh’ Album Launch Show)

30th October – Sheffield, Corporation

31st October – Sheffield, Delaney’s

01st November – Doncaster, The Woolpack

07th November – Nottingham, The Old Salutation Inn

14th November – Leeds, The Fox & Newt

22nd November – Bridlington, Valkyrian Festival

Watch The ‘Nerthus’ Lyric Video Here:

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Pre-Order ‘Of Roots & Flesh Here: http://music.northernoak.co.uk/

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(Source: Future PR)

* For more info on NORTHERN OAK:

www.northernoak.co.uk

www.facebook.com/northern.oak

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NORTHERN OAK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

GOATWHORE – Readies For Forthcoming Live Assaults; Additional Dates Announced

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Louisiana blackened thrash perpetrators, GOATWHORE, are currently readying for their next round of headlining live assaults. Slated to commence in Houston on September 15th, the band will quash nearly two dozen US cities including recently added dates in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Virginia, Georgia and Florida as well as five shows supporting death rock/horror punk icons, Samhain! From there, GOATWHORE will bring their canticles of chaos overseas for a European invasion with Dying Fetus, Malevolence and Fallujah. The lengthy expedition embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium and comes to a ceremonial close on December 19th in Hamburg, Germany.

Due to the upcoming birth of his first son, GOATWHORE bassist James Harvey will be sitting out both tours. In the interim, the band has enlisted bassist TA from San Antonio blackened death horde, HOD.

Comments Harvey of his absence, “Unfortunately, I will be staying home for the upcoming tour dates with Samhain as well as the European tour with Dying Fetus. This is due to the upcoming birth of my first son by my longtime girlfriend, Lorrena. He is due between the middle and the end of September and I will be staying home to fulfill my paternal duties. Obviously we have known about this for months and have planned accordingly – our friend TA from the Texas band, HOD, will be filling in on bass duties for the upcoming US tour. I am bummed that I will not be able to go back out on the road for the rest of the year, but I’m sure everyone understands the gravity of welcoming a new life into the world. I wish the best of luck to the guys on the upcoming runs and hope to see everyone soon.”

GOATWHORE – Live Assaults:

9/15/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/16/2014 Tomcat’s – Ft Worth, TX
9/17/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/18/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
9/19/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/21/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
9/22/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/24/2014 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
9/25/2014 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO late show
9/26/2014 The Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
10/23/2014 FuBar – St Louis, MO *
10/24/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA *
10/25/2014 Surly Brewery – Brooklyn Center, MN *
10/26/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
10/28/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY *
10/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre – Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight
11/02/2014 War Memorial – Vinton, VA *
11/03/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA *
11/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL *

w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:

11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE
*recently added

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GOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their devouring Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length. Unleashed in July via Metal Blade Records, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. The infernal masterwork also ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to raise the eyebrows of fans and critics globally.

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Order GOATWHORE’s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless at THIS LOCATION.  

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Critical Praise:

“…a blasphemous blast…” – Decibel Magazine

“…the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far…” – Metal Injection

“GOATWHORE channels every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash into Constricting Rage of the Merciless…” – Austin Chronicle

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOATWHORE:

http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola

http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666

http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore

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LONG LIVE GOATWHORE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SIDIOUS – Reveals Artwork, Track Listing For “Revealed In Profane Splendour”

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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UK’s Blackened Death Metal horde SIDIOUS have revealed the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming full-length Revealed In Profane Splendour.

The album, which follows their 2013 debut EP Ascension to the Throne Ov Self, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Parlour Studios by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) and is set for release on November 3 via Kaotoxin Records. Artwork comes courtesy of Giannis Nakos of Remedy Arts.

 Revealed In Profane Splendor – Track Listing:

  1. Sacrilegious Majesty
  2. Inexorable Revelation
  3. Revealed In Profane Splendour
  4. Annihilation Ov Abhorrent Credence
  5. Obscenity Ov Old
  6. Infernal Reign
  7. O Paragon, Bringer Ov Light

SIDIOUS, which features members of EYE OF SOLITUDE, recently announced the addition of new drummer Krhudd, the mastermind and sole member of COLOSUS. Krhudd joined the band earlier this year as the band began work on Revealed In Profane Splendour. Other roster shifts have seen guitarist Isfeth take over vocal duties after the departure of vocalist Tom “Void” Allen. A trailer for the new album can be seen below:

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SIDIOUS:

www.facebook.com/sidiousofficial

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Web: www.kaotoxin.com

Listen: listen.kaotoxin.com

Like: facebook.com/kaotoxinrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SIDIOUS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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