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CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Begin North American Run With Slayer, Lamb Of God And Amon Amarth

Posted in concerts, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their North American tour supporting Slayer this week. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth. The band’s latest journey follows their co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on the Decibel Magazine Tour earlier this year. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically lauded Red Before Black full-length released last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex. “Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster.

“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE METAL.

STONE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – To Kick Off Decibel Magazine Tour With Morbid Angel Later This Month

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

In less than two weeks, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join Morbid Angel for a co-headlining run on this year’s edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. A once-in-a-lifetime bill, the trek finds the two legendary death metal units sharing the stage for the first time ever in America. Support will be provided by rising Bay Area brutalizers Necrot and space-obsessed Denver death dealers Blood Incantation. The full tour runs from February 17th through March 14th. CANNIBAL CORPSE will exit the tour following the New York City date on March 7th. Immolation will join the caravan in its final week serving as main support to Morbid Angel.

As previously announced, Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien on all upcoming CANNIBAL CORPSE dates as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan has produced four albums with CANNIBAL CORPSE (KillEvisceration PlagueTortureRed Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

The latest issue of Decibel includes exclusive interviews with both CANNIBAL CORPSE and Morbid Angel as well as with tour’s co-conspirators. Don’t miss this issue! Order yours today at: https://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/march-2019-173.

In May, CANNIBAL CORPSE will play Leg Five: North America of Slayer’s Final World Tour. The journey begins on May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth.

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot:

2/17/2019 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/19/2019 Club Xs – Tucson, AZ
2/20/2019 The Observatory – San Diego, CA
2/21/2019 The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
2/22/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2019 Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
2/26/2019 Showbox Market – Seattle, WA
3/01/2019 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
3/02/2019 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
3/03/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2019 The Concord – Chicago, IL
3/06/2018 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
3/07/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY

w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth: 

5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their acclaimed Red Before Black full-length last year via Metal Blade Records.

Source: Earsplit PR

LONG LIVE CANNIBAL CORPSE.

STONE.

SLAYER – Headlining Secret Solstice 2018 In Reykjavík, Iceland, This June!

Posted in concerts, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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The iconic SLAYER will be performing at Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland.

For more information please visit: http://secretsolstice.is/

For more info on SLAYER: Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY SLAYER.

STONE.

BEHEMOTH To Support SLAYER On The North American Leg Of Their Final World Tour Alongside Lamb Of God, Anthrax, And Testament

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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BEHEMOTH, along with Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Testament, all bands who have close ties to and have shared the stage multiple times with Slayer over the years, will accompany the band on leg one, North America, of what will be Slayer’s final world tour. The trek begins May 10th when a twenty-six-date odyssey will have them crisscrossing the country, from San Diego to Toronto, Orlando to Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 26th; log onto www.behemoth.pl for all ticketing info.

“If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it’s an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt – I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour – well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We’ll see you on the road…” – Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God

“It’s truly an honor to be on Slayer’s final tour. Anthrax and Slayer have toured together for decades, we are family, band and crew, so we want to help give Slayer the best send-off possible, and to have one last blast with our friends. But you know, at the end of the day, Slayer will never die.” – Frank Bello, Anthrax

“Well, well, well… the dream comes true AGAIN it seems. BEHEMOTH will be teaming up with mighty Slayer again for another extensive North American run later this year! Nothing short of epic if you ask me! I cannot wait to confront American legions again before we unleash the new record. One of the biggest metal tours this year: Testament, BEHEMOTH, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Slayer. Can you miss it out? FUCK NO!” – Nergal, BEHEMOTH

“Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation.” – Chuck Billy, Testament

BEHEMOTH w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament:
5/10/2018 Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
5/11/2018 FivePoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
5/13/2018 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo – Sacramento, CA
5/16/2018 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC
5/17/2018 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
5/19/2018 Big Four – Calgary, AB
5/20/2018 Shaw Centre – Edmonton, AB
5/22/2018 Bell MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
5/24/2018 The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
5/25/2018 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
5/27/2018 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
5/29/2018 Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
5/30/2018 Place Bell – Montreal, PQ
6/01/2018 Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
6/02/2018 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
6/04/2018 Santander Arena – Reading, PA
6/06/2018 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
6/07/2018 Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
6/09/2018 KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
6/10/2018 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
6/12/2018 VUHL Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
6/14/2018 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
6/15/2018 Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
6/17/2018 Smart Financial Centre – Houston, TX
6/19/2018 The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
6/20/2018 Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX

Source:

* For more BEHEMOTH info:

http://www.behemoth.pl

http://www.facebook.com/behemoth

http://instagram.com/behemothofficial

http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth

http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY SLAYER.

LONG LIVE ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT & BEHEMOTH.

STONE.

SLAYER – Headlining Tour With LAMB OF GOD And BEHEMOTH Begins July 12th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER will be headlining around twenty dates this summer. With Special Guests Lamb of God and Behemoth, the tour starts on July 12th in Bemidji, MN and wraps up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20th.

JULY
12 Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN
13 Rock Fest 2017, Cadott, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bill)
15 Rock USA 2017, Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI (Slayer and Lamb of God on this bll)
16 Chicago Open Air Festival, Toyota Park, Chicago, IL (Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth on this bill)
18 Express Live!, Columbus, OH
20 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
21 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
23 Electric Factory Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
25 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
27 Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
28 Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
30 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

AUGUST
1 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS
2 1stBank Center, Denver, CO
4 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
5 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
9 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11 The Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
12 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
14 Encana Events Center, Dawson Creek, BC CANADA
15 SMS Equipment Stadium, Fort McMurray, AB CANADA
17 KettleHouse Amphitheater, Missoula, MT
19 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
20 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ

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Source: Facebook Slayer

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE LAMB OF GOD.

LONG LIVE BEHEMOTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AV STREAMING NEW SLAYER SONG “YOU AGAINST YOU” NOW

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on September 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Torrance, Calif, Sept. 4, 2015 – Scion, whose partnership with iconic thrash metal outfit, Slayer, birthed the now legendary Slayer-inspired tC sports coupe, have joined forces to stream the band’s new song, “You Against You” (http://www.scionav.com/2015/09/04/slayer-you-against-you/).

The song, which is from the band’s forthcoming album Repentless (Sept. 11, Nuclear Blast), will also be available as a limited run of 7” vinyl records in January.

Fans of the band can also view a video Scion offered this fall, featuring behind-the-scenes studio footage, a tour of the ESP Factory via Tom Araya, and a visit to Kerry King’s Psychotic Exotics’ reptile house and herpetology nursery (http://www.scionav.com/2014/11/14/scion-x-slayer-driven/).

Araya also recently spoke with Scion AV All Purpose Show’s Prince Paul for an extensive interview ranging from the band’s humble beginnings to the work behind Repentless: http://www.scionav.com/2014/12/02/tom-araya-of-slayer-interview-on-scion-av-all-purpose-show/.

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About Slayer
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver and Esquire.

Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault and unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.

Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King and is back behind the kit. Slayer is set to release Repentless, their 11th studio album on 9/11/15, which Guitar World has already declared as “The Metal Album of The Year.”

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About Scion Audio Visual
Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for hundreds of underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced the Scion AV All Purpose Show. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions with a model line-up that includes the all-new iM five-door hatchback, the all-new iA sports sedan, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit http://www.scion.com.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER – Metal Eagle Edition Of “Repentless” Set For A September 11th, 2015 Release

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Slayer has announced their heaviest release ever – the Metal Eagle Edition of their upcoming album Repentless, set for a 9/11/15 release.

Made of aluminum alloy, measuring 15″ X 17″ X 3″ and weighing in at a hefty 7.8 pounds (yes, the final version is heavier than previously announced), the Metal Eagle Edition will house a deluxe digipak of the new Repentless CD plus bonus material detailed below. The limited (only 3,000 copies worldwide) and numbered Metal Eagle Edition will be a direct-to-consumer item and available exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mailorder online stores.

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Now, the time has come to reveal the special contents of this limited collector’s piece. The Metal Eagle will include the following exclusive items:

  • Deluxe digipak (folds out into “inverted cross”)
  • Bonus BluRay & DVD incl. “SLAYER Live At Wacken 2014” and “Making Of Repentless Documentary”
  • Bonus live CD “SLAYER Live At Wacken 2014”
  • Fold-out poster
  • Album sticker
  • Numbered certificate

SLAYER ‘s Repentless Metal Eagle Edition can be pre-ordered at: http://nblast.de/SlayerRepentlessEagle

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Source:

Nuclear Blast Records - USA - Logo - June 2015

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE  SLAYER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In SLAYER History – April 18th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015:

SLAYER DOMINATES THE ITUNES TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS CHART! 

9 OUT OF 11 SLAYER STUDIO ALBUMS ARE ON TODAY’S CHART! METAL BE THY NAME!

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s third studio album, Reign In Blood, is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Reign In Blood was released back in 1986.

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4 – 18 – 2015 – The fourth studio album from SLAYER, South Of Heaven, is ranked at #32, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. South Of Heaven was released back in 1988.

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4 – 18 – 2015Seasons In The Abyss, the fifth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #34, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Seasons In The Abyss was released back in 1990.

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4 – 18 – 2015Christ Illusion, the ninth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #50, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Christ Illusion was released back in 2006.

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4 – 18 – 2015World Painted Blood, the tenth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #51, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. World Painted Blood was released back in 2009.

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s eighth studio album, God Hates Us All, is ranked at #59, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. God Hates Us All was released back in 2001.

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4 – 18 – 2015Show No Mercy, the debut album from SLAYER, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This amazing album was released back in 1983. Whoa!

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4 – 18 – 2015SLAYER’s seventh studio album, Diabolus In Musica, is ranked at #74, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1998.

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4 – 18 – 2015Divine Intervention, the sixth studio album from SLAYER, is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1994.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCION AUDIO VISUAL SHARE EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH SLAYER’S TOM ARAYA

Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER’s Tom Araya talks about the fans, forthcoming studio album and competing with other bands:

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

More info: http://www.scionav.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE SCION A/V.

Stone.

SLAYER – PHOTOS OF SLAYER’S KERRY KING AND TOM ARAYA WITH SCION X SLAYER MOBILE AMP TC AT SEMA

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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 Check Out Below: Scion x Slayer | Driven Henson Studios, ESP Guitar, Snake Farm Visit – Scion

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For more info on SLAYER:

http://www.slayer.net/us/slayeralbum15

Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE SCION AV.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER – SCION OFFER FANS A CHANCE TO MEET MEMBERS OF SLAYER

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MEET & GREET CONTEST FOR OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES, AUSTIN AND MONTCLAIR

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 – Scion, who previously announced its partnership with Slayer and is sponsoring the iconic, Grammy-award winning band’s upcoming U.S. tour, are offering fans a chance to meet the Thrash Metal band at private meet and greets in Oakland (Nov. 12 only), Los Angeles, Austin and Montclair, N.J.

A total of 10 existing ticket holders will each win spots for themselves and a ticket-holding guest at the meet and greet as well as receive an autographed, limited edition poster.  To enter, please visit scionav.com/slayermeet.  The contest period kicks off today and ends approximately forty-eight hours in advance of each of the four concerts.

Scion Presents Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:

NOVEMBER

11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

15   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK

18   ACL Live, Austin, TX

19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX

21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

25   The Armory, Albany, NY

26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA

28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA

29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER

2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH

4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

6   The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

About Slayer:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SCION.

Stone.

SLAYER OFFERS FREE DOWNLOAD, FORMS LABEL IMPRINT, SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SLAYER – At the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held April 23rd, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of Implode, the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Recorded earlier this month at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Terry Date and co-produced by Greg Fidelman, “Implode” is now available as a free download as a “thank you” to the band’s fans for their continued support. Or, as Kerry King put it, “you have been waiting for us, now we are delivering for you.” Registered members of Slayer’s fan club were sent an email right around midnight giving them the link to the song and a chance to hear it before it was made public.

“Implode” can now be downloaded at: http://www.slayer.net.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date. The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya. “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.”

All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

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“I was a teenage rebel when ‘Show No Mercy’ came out,” said Markus Staiger, owner of Nuclear Blast, “and I identified with that record. It was the most extreme, aggressive thing at the time. They were then and still are the most brutal metal band on the planet! I really cannot express how proud I am that we are able to work with Slayer to join the Nuclear Blast family. We are ready for that next record and, I’m sure it will go into metal history!”

Added Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo Martinez: “The prospect of helping Slayer take a leading role in the creative process surrounding their releases, projects and other cross-promotional opportunities is the ultimate honor for me, a metalhead who grew up in Los Angeles listening to Slayer. Nowhere in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Nuclear Blast would be making history alongside one of the best bands in metal.”

SlayerTom Araya/vocals, bass, Kerry King/guitar, drummer Paul Bostaph, and Gary Holt who continues to stand in for the band’s founding guitarist, the late Jeff Hanneman – will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

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US Tour

09 May US Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air
10 May US Denver, CO – Fillmore
11 May US Billings, MT – Shrine
13 May US Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
15 May US St Louis, MO – The Pageant
16 May US Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom,
17 May US Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

European Tour

28 May FI Helsinki – Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach
30 May SE Stockholm – STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park
31 May NL Nijmegen – FortaRock Festival Goffertpark

01 June NO Oslo – Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven
03 June DK Horsens – Horsens Gaol
04 June DE Hamburg – Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena
05 June LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier
07 June DE Nurburgring – Rock am Ring
08 June DE Nürnberg – Rock Im Park
09 June CH Pratteln – Z7 Konzertfabrik
13 June AT Nicklesdorf – Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields
15 June IT Milan – Live Club
16 June IT Bologna – Estragon
18 June FR Niems – Paloma
20 June FR Clisson – Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet
21 June NO Halden – Tons of Rock Restival
24 June PL Poznan – Stadion Miejeski
26 June FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
27 June BE Dessel – Graspop
30 June IRE Belfast – Limelight

01 July IRE Dublin – Academy
04 July FR Paris – Paris Le Zenith
05 July UK Knebworth Park – Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth

03 Aug RU Nizny Novgorad – Milo Club
04 Aug RU Moscow – Arena Moscow Club
05 Aug RU St. Petersburg – A2 Club
08 Aug CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10 Aug CA Montreal – Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE NUCLEAR BLAST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

SLAYER – TEN OF SLAYER’S SEMINAL ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL IN NORTH AMERICA, ON DECEMBER 10, 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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LOS ANGELES, CA – On December 10, 2013, American Recordings will reissue ten of Slayer’s seminal albums on vinyl. All ten albums will be available individually and were re-mastered from the original analog flat master tapes and pressed on the highest quality, 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Albums include all nine of Slayer’s studio recordings, Reign In Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Seasons In The Abyss (1990), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1996), Diabolus In Musica (1998), God Hates Us All (2001), Christ Illusion (2006), and World Painted Blood (2009), plus their live double-record Decade of Aggression: Live (1991),

Each title will feature the original album artwork including reproductions of the original 12X12 inner sleeves. For the first U.S. run, 500 unmarked copies will be pressed on 180-gram, blood-red, colored vinyl and randomly inserted and sold in stores as part of a “lucky dip.”

As American Recordings’ owner and long-time Slayer producer Rick Rubin put it, “Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer. Listen at your own risk.”

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Click link below for a chance to win 10 remastered Slayer vinyl albums!

http://loudwire.com/win-10-remastered-slayer-vinyl-albums/

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(Source: SLAYER Facebook)

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

JEFF HANNEMAN – Guitar World Cover And Tribute For August 2013 Issue

Posted in guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The August 2013 issue of Guitar World features a tribute to Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, who influenced a generation and changed the course of Metal forever. Guitar World presents the complete, untold story of the late Slayer guitarist who was behind such legendary Thrash anthems as “Angel of Death,” “South of Heaven” and “War Ensemble.”

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(Source: Guitar World)

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

Stone.

Jeff Hanneman, Slayer Guitarist & Founding Member Passes Away; Forever Shall Be Missed

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , on May 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Slayer band facebook

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As reported on the Slayer band facebook page, on May 2nd, 2013:

Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)

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Metal Odyssey extends condolences to the family, friends, bandmates and fans of Jeff Hanneman. This is a profoundly sad day in the world of Metal and the entire music world. To say Jeff Hanneman will be missed is an obvious understatement. Jeff Hanneman was a young 49 years old. Rest In Peace, Jeff Hanneman.

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Jeff Hanneman – live on stage at the Big 4! (2011)

Photo Credit: Slayer band facebook

I guess I’m like every other Slayer, Metal and Extreme Music fan right now. Saddened to see a mighty warrior of Slayer fall. I never thought about a member of Slayer leaving us for the other side. No one from Slayer is supposed to ever die! Metal icons like Slayer are invincible! Slayer is about being the baddest, strongest and most prolific Metal band on the face of the Earth. A day like today is another somber reminder as to how precious and fragile life is. Reality check, please. What allows me to make sense out of dying so young, is that Jeff Hanneman is no longer feeling any pain and struggle.

I’ve never hid my belief in heaven and I am a man raised on faith, therefore, my faith will always kick into high gear during times like this. If a Rock ‘N Roll heaven really does exist (and I believe it does) then Jeff Hanneman is raising some noise right about now with Ronnie James Dio, Buddy Holly, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag, Paul Gray and… the entire Metal and Rock ‘N Roll family.

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It was back around 1987 when I first saw Slayer live. It was a medium-sized club then known as The West Hartford Ballroom, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Overkill and Motörhead opened for Slayer on that cold Winter night. Talk about a night of legendary Metal! Forget about The Big 4 for a second… that night was The Big 3 in my land of Metal memories!

Seeing Slayer take the stage and perform one blistering song after another made me spellbound. I never saw such a fast and heavy-ass band like this before and I had already seen Metallica live. Slayer and of course Jeff Hanneman left a lasting impression on me that night. I was already a fan of theirs; only this first experience of seeing them live made me realize how real they really were. No other band in the world like them. No other guitarist like Jeff Hanneman either. Metal memories are not bought, they’re made. Thank you Jeff Hanneman for the Metal memories.

Slayer "Reign In Blood" 1987 Tour Program!

Left To Right: Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo and Kerry King.

I bought this 1987 tour program from an independent record store; right after I saw Slayer in concert. I’m thrilled that I still own it. Metal be thy name.

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REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

SLAYER AND METAL ARE FOREVER.

January 31st, 1964 – May 2nd, 2013

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013 – FEATURING: SLAYER, KING DIAMOND, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, ACCEPT, VOIVOD AND MORE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal festivals, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013 – Since 2001, this unreal and amazing annual Metal event will be taking place once again, in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, UK, on August 8th through the 11th! That kick-ass festival flyer above says it all! Metal be thy name!

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For more info, click on the links below! Whoa!

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LONG LIVE BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER – Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed By Band For Australian Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , on February 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Dave Lombardo and his Ludwig Vistalite kit.

I (first) found this breaking news (this morning) regarding Dave Lombardo being dismissed as Slayer’s drummer for the Australian tour on the very cool and informative: MELODYOFTHESOUL. All I can say, is Dave Lombardo is THE legendary and original Slayer drummer and Slayer is the crème de la crème of Thrash Metal history. I just wish they could all get along… then again… we’re all human. Read on, cause this is one jaw-dropping story! Metal be thy name.

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As reported on the official facebook of PHILM:

Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013

I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.

Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.

I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.

Sincerely,
Dave Lombardo

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LONG LIVE DAVE LOMBARDO.

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

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GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2012 – An Amazing Lineup Of Metal Bands!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Graspop Metal Meeting – After taking a look at the band lineup for this Metal festival, I am blown away! I wish this festival was in the U.S. and in my Metal reach. Whoa and Metal be thy name.

This very, very, very, very cool Metal festival will be held in Dessel (Belgium) from June 22nd to June 24th, 2012.

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For more info on GRASPOP METAL MEETING, click link below!

http://www.graspop.be

LONG LIVE METAL.

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FortaRock Festival 2012 – Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen, Netherlands: SLAYER Headlining

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FortaRock Festival 2012 – This kick-ass Metal festival will be happening in Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen, Netherlands on June 02, 2012. SLAYER is headlining! Machine Head, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, The Devin Townsend Project, Asphyx and Trivium. Whoa! And yes… Metal be thy name.

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For more info on FortaRock Festival 2012, click link below:

http://www.fortarock.nl/

Long Live FortaRock Festival.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLIPKNOT, SLAYER and ANTHRAX – Headlining: 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has 26 dates on its Metal journey across the United States this Summer of 2012! This Metal potent festival begins on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California and finishes on August 5th at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Metal be thy name!

The main stage for this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Slipknot, Slayer and a major special guest which will be announced on March 5th. The fourth slot on the main stage will feature a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria.

In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by Anthrax supported by a rotation of The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel, High On Fire and the Jagermeister opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.

(Source: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2012 website)

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 6TH, 2012!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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