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Thrash Metal Icons ONSLAUGHT Unleash “Godhead” Music Video – 40th Anniversary Series Of Vinyl Re-Prints, “Anniversary Edition” Of “Sounds Of Violence” Album Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

This past May, British Thrash Metal force ONSLAUGHT were inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame – being characterized as “one of the most ferocious, explosive and controversial Metal bands ever to come out of the UK.”

2022 sees one of the most influential and respected bands of their genre, led by Nige Rockett, celebrating its 40th anniversary and is doing so in style. Today, ONSLAUGHT are re-issuing their latest three studio albums “Sounds Of Violence“ (2011), “VI” (2013) and “Generation Antichrist” (2020) as red 180 gram Vinyl editions in gatefold sleeve. ONSLAUGHT have also released a special “Anniversary Edition“ of “Sounds Of Violence”, which now comes as a 2-CD digipak including a bonus CD.

Watch the new, official music video for the band’s classic “Godhead”, now streaming HERE

The band recently commented: “It’s great to see AFM re-releasing these albums to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. Some new Sounds of Violence artwork, new videos and bonus tracks too?…yea, this is fucking killer!”

The ONSLAUGHT anniversary editions, which belong into every well sorted Thrash Metal record collection are now available via the AFM Records store at THIS LOCATION!

Source: AFM Records

TOOL – “FEAR INOCULUM” Ultra Deluxe Vinyl Arrives April 8th Via RCA Records

Posted in Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey


Feb 25, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The eagerly-awaited vinyl version of TOOL’s critically-acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum, arrives on April 8 via RCA Records, with the GRAMMY®-Award winning release spread over 5 LPs and paired with new, extensive artwork.

Adam Jones reconceptualized the already impressive album packaging with each of the 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition set, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box

TOOL has consistently elevated the concept of album art, from the groundbreaking Fear Inoculum CD release fronted by a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”) to 10,000 Days’ integrated stereoscopic lenses to Ænima’s lenticular jewel case, Jones has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. He has been twice nominated in the GRAMMY®-Awards Best Recording Package category, taking home the trophy in 2007 for 10,000 Days.

Quite possibly the era’s most highly-anticipated album, Fear Inoculum arrived in August of 2019. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, the album earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence saying the release finds “Tool in peak performance.”

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl pre-orders are available now:

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl track-listing:

Disc 1:“Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma”

Disc 2: “Invincible”

Disc 3: “Legion Inoculant” and “Descending”

Disc 4: “Culling Voices” “Chocolate Chip Trip”

Disc 5: “7empest” and “Mockingbeat”

Source: Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing


Seattle Speed Metallers SÖLICITÖR Release “All Debts on Death” 7-inch

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Seattle (WA) – Hot off the heels of 2020’s no-holds-barred Spectral Devastation, Pacific Northwest Speed Metallers Sölicitör return with the stopgap All Debts on Death 7-inch that charts new territory, while still offering fist-pumping speed metal anthems! The 7-inch is available for immediate shipping from Gates of Hell Records.

Shortly after the release of 2020’s Spectral Devastation, the members of Pacific Northwest speed metallers Sölicitör took a long, hard look at the process that went into the album’s creation. The band raced to finish Spectral Devastation with an eye toward their first-ever appearance at the legendary Keep it True festival in Germany and European dates that would follow, shows, that, unfortunately, were canceled due to the global pandemic. In doing so, Sölicitör felt they rushed some of the key elements of the album’s songwriting, even though the reaction to the songs was almost universally positive. Going into 2021, Sölicitör decided to push themselves to write songs that were even more aggressive and formidable. Enter the searing two-song ALL Debts on Death 7-inch.

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All Debts on Death was recorded in late February 2021 at Sentinel Studios with producer/engineer Detto, who has recently gained attention for his organic production jobs for death metal bands Cerebral Rot, Mortiferum and Oxygen Destroyer. Detto tracked the band on half-inch tape, then recorded the tape to a digital program where guitars and vocals were laid down, ensuring a full and heavy sound.

As a natural function of their collaboration with Detto, Sölicitör ventured into new territory regarding production values. The two songs are devoid of effects, albeit some minor reverb on the chorus on the vocals, although vocalist Amy Lee Carlson opted to completely forego doubled harmonies. However, the “less is more” approach for studio production doesn’t hinder the two songs. “Killer for Hire” is a classic Sölicitörs speed-burner, complete with a fist-bumping chorus, while “Megalomaniac” ventures into new territory, including riffs that bring to mind legendary Norwegian black metallers Darkthrone, topped off by Carlson’s soaring vocals.

As positive signs gradually start to emerge from the pandemic, Sölicitör is chomping at the bit to return to the live stage. In the meantime, the band is slowly assembling the pieces for their next studio album — due sometime in 2022. Consider All Debts on Death a sign of what’s to come!

Track Listing:

  1. Killer for Hire
  2. Megalomanic


Amy Lee Carlson – Vocals
Patrick Fry – Guitar
Matt Vogan – Guitar
Damon Cleary – Erickson – Bass
Johann Waymire – Drums

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Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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MANTICORE’s history has been paved with blasphemous abominations since its inception 15 years ago. While still & always faithfully holding their distinctive vicious ferocity, MANTICORE’s 7+ minute track on this 7″ EP is also heavily doom-ridden.

At the other end of the spectrum, RITUAL SLAUGHTER are debuting with severe and virulent venom that will rapidly establish these heretics as a brute force to be reckoned with.

 This 7″ EP is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and comes with a 2-panel-foldout-cover & 14″x14″ poster. Depraved cover artwork by Daniel Desecrator.

 The split is due to be released on November 6 2015.

Pre-order the album at this location:


Manticore side (excerpt):

Ritual Slaughter side (one full song):


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GRIM VISION – To Release “War Agony” 7″ On Bastardized Recordings August 28th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Hamburg’s GRIM VISION will release new EP War Agony on limited edition 7″ vinyl through Bastardized Recordings August 28th. A furious mix of hardcore and dark metal, the three songs of War Agony featured poem-based lyrics about the destruction, WAR and AGONY caused by humanity in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The track-listing is:

  1. 1. Fallen Soldier
  2. War Machine
  3. Ten Minutes

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Stream new track “Fallen Soldier” and pre-order the digital version of War Agony at or below:

The 7-inch vinyl limited edition “BOLT THROWER” version is available in four different colors, and in special pre-order packages at this location.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info:

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AT THE GATES – Signing At Vacation Vinyl In Los Angeles, On March 27th

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Century Media Records:

LOS ANGELES, Signing Alert! The melodic Death Metal masters At The Gates (Official) will be at VACATION VINYL on March 27th from 4-5:30 for a pre-show signing session. Bring your copy of “At War with Reality” or buy one at the shop, for a meet-and-greet with the Swedish Death Metal legends – and don’t miss them live as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour with Vallenfyre, Converge, and Pallbearer!


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IRON MAIDEN – 1980’s Album Catalog On 180g Black Vinyl And 7″ Singles To Be Reissued In Chronological Order, Starting On October 13th, 2014!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out the first time round.

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The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition

Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)

Women In Uniform b/w Invasion

Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side

Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan

Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse

The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire

The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary

2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold

Aces High b/w King Of Twilight

Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)

Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th (25th USA): Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out

Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl

Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues

The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88

The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)

Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

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The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

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RAINBOW “The Singles Box Set 1975 – 1986” – (Vinyl Replica Singles) Is Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The box set gathers all of Rainbow’s classic singles


As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well-regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

The box set gathers all of the band’s classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best-loved Hard Rock on those timeless singles.

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* Released on February 11th, 2014.

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THE GUILT OF…: Decibel Magazine Premieres Three Tracks From Forthcoming Vinyl Release

Posted in extreme music, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Decibel Magazine today hurls forth three exclusive tracks from Isolation Room, the forthcoming new limited edition vinyl release from THE GUILT OF…. Influenced by the streets, the sick, the lower class, the woods, wine, the hedonistic criminal bliss of New Orleans, and the destruction of time signatures, THE GUILT OF… is propagated by the demented duo of EyeHateGod’s Mike IX Williams and former Wolvhammer evildoer Ryan Mckern. Together they spew a dark, angst-ridden sound implosion of industrialized filth and audio decay.

Think Skinny Puppy on steroids, infused with tortured punk rock vocals, blackened guitar decomposition and power electronics. Isolation Room delivers seven tracks in over thirty minutes all mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and will be issued by Last Hurrah Records on June 8th.


Check out the limb-severing goodness of the title track, “Social Recall Rewind,” and “The Ides Ballot” courtesy of Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

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Isolation Room – Track Listing:

Side A

1. Social Recall Rewind

2. Isolation Room

3. Probation Addiction

4. Force Fed Militant

Side B

1. The Ides Ballot

2. Lie Detector

3. Shriek of the Arabic Poems

Isolation Room is limited to 500 copies in translucent green splashed with double mint and black and features cover art by Lindsey Kuhn. Claim your copy now HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on THE GUILT OF…, click on the link below!

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IMMORTAL – “All Shall Fall” Limited 10″ Vinyl Box Releasing July 5th, 2013

Posted in Black Metal, black metal albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Norwegian sons of northern darkness, IMMORTAL, will release a limited 10“ vinyl box set of their last masterpiece, All Shall Fall.

The prestigious box set will consist of 4 high quality 10“ vinyl discs including the amazing album artwork poster.

The All Shall Fall 10“ vinyl box set will be limited to only 3x 333 copies (black, white, silver) and will be released July 5, 2013, via Nuclear Blast.


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

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Wanna See My CHRISTOPHER CROSS Debut S/T Album I Recently Bought? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in adult contemporary rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, soft rock with tags , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


That’s it above! I bought this Christopher Cross album for a whopping 50 cents (U.S.) at a thrift store, at the beginning of this Summer. There is only minimal (normal) wear to the right-hand corners of the album jacket. The vinyl itself looks and sounds like it was never played!

The debut and self-titled album from the legendary Christopher Cross was released on Warner Bros., back in December of 1979. This album has become a beacon, within the pages of Rock Music history. Christopher Cross boasted three Billboard Top 40 songs: Ride Like The Wind, Never Be The Same and Sailing. (Sailing reached #1 status as a single).

Christopher Cross also had won a Grammy Award for Album Of The Year, back in 1981. Here is a Rock history shocker for you: Christopher Cross beat out Pink Floyd’s The Wall for Album Of The Year. Whoa. A Soft Rock performer was chosen over an already proven and justifiably iconic Rock band such as Pink Floyd for that prestigious Grammy, back in ’81. Regardless, I’ve never been a fan of how the Grammy Awards are structured anyways.

If I had to choose one album over the other, I’m choosing The Wall; only this post is about my celebrating Christopher Cross. I like this Christopher Cross album a great deal. This album not only exhibits extremely memorable songs since I first heard them so many years ago; these songs are also timeless for me.

Here is what the back cover of the album jacket looks like:


Take a listen below to Ride Like The Wind, as performed by Christopher Cross; while you listen, keep an ear out for the backing vocals of the legendary Michael McDonald.


Take a listen below to the Hard & Heavy cover version of Ride Like The Wind, performed by the  legendary Jorn. This song is from Jorn’s 2012 studio album, Bring Heavy Rock To The Land, released on Frontiers Records.


If you have listened to both of these versions of Ride Like The Wind, which one do you prefer? I’ll always embrace the original from Christopher Cross, yet, Jorn’s version does psyche the living hell out of me! Metal be thy name, it does.

Here is what the inner sleeve for this Christopher Cross debut S/T album looks like (below). Notice the liner notes and lyrics are printed on it… that’s old school.

Thanks for checking out my Christopher Cross album that I scooped-up on a recent Rock ‘N Metal hunting trip. As always, I’ll continue to post more Rockin’ treasures that I stumble upon!

Rock Steady out there this coming week and remember: “leave a penny, take a penny” at your neighborhood convenience stores.




KISS “KILLERS” – A Piece Of Vinyl KISStory From 1982!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KISS – Sometime back in 1982 or 1983, I bought the KISS KILLERS album. I can vividly recall when I first saw this album though, it was at a small pop culture store that sold plenty of cool Heavy Metal albums from the 1970’s right up to those early 80’s. My cousin Randy worked at this store, he was always astute at Rock ‘N’ Roll history and what the newest album releases of the day were.

I didn’t hesitate about buying this KISS album then, knowing at the time it was an import, KILLERS was not a mass release within the United States. It was quite an impressive find for any KISS fan back then, even more so today, (see used prices below). The asking price for KILLERS set me back around $7 (U.S.) all those years ago. $7 back in ’82/’83 for a teen Metalhead like me was still a chunk of cheese.

Still having this KISS album in my collection is quite a thrill. I am proud of myself for not selling or trading away this piece of KISStory after all these years. (There are some KISS albums and KISS Kollectibles that I have moronically let go during my lifetime). My copy of KILLERS is in as near perfect condition as you could ever ask for, with no wear to the album jacket or vinyl. I truly took great care of this album over the years.

KILLERS was released a year after The Elder and is the first album cover to have Eric Carr pictured as a member of KISS, being released months before the amazing Creatures Of The Night album. This album is a greatest hits of the time, with four new studio tracks. Those tracks being: I’m A Legend Tonight, Down On Your Knees, Nowhere To Run and Partners In Crime.

KILLERS never came with any inside liner notes, nor are there any musician credits listed on the back cover. I’ve read throughout the years, from many sources, that Bob Kulick, (Bruce Kulick’s older brother), was the guitarist on the four new tracks. Obviously, Eric Carr was the drummer on the four new tracks.

Track Listing For KILLERS:


I’m A Legend Tonight

Down On Your Knees

Cold Gin

Love Gun

Shout It Out Loud

Sure Know Something


Nowhere To Run

Partners In Crime

Detroit Rock City

God Of Thunder

I Was Made For Loving You

Rock & Roll All Nite (live version)

* KILLERS was released on Casablanca Records, with their parent company phonogram having their logo at the bottom right corner on the back cover.

* As of January 8, 2011, there are 7 used KISS KILLERS albums (vinyl) for sale on The prices range from $26.98 to $106.04 in U.S. funds.

* KILLERS was produced by Michael James Jackson, (no, not the Michael Jackson). The album cover design is by Howard Marks Advertising, Inc.

There’s definitely better images out there of this KISS KILLERS album cover. I just wanted to show the world the exact copy that I own. The colors on the album cover I own, are much more vibrant than shown. The back cover design is very simple and it never impressed me. You just can’t beat owning any KISS vinyl. Check it out below:

Front cover of KISS KILLERS

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Vinyl and turntables forever, Ha, Ha.

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, Power Metal, Punk rock, Rock, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

metalodyssey2Boy, would I just love to have a sit down conversation with the scholar or scholars who back in the late 1980’s, decided that vinyl records along with turntables, were no longer considered a technological advancement. What did the album ever do to anyone? How about the turntable? Sure, once the CD technology was introduced, (I will not lie), I was the first dude on my side of town to own a CD player and the very 2 CD’s that were currently being sold at the time. I just loved the selection of CD’s that were out there for the first decade, wow. It took about 10 seconds to peruse the 12 titles that were currently being sold. Well, like anyone else, I did sell/and or ditch quite a few albums due to the fact I could not upgrade my turntable for 15 years or so. However, I was smart enough to keep enough of the vintage Heavy Metal vinyl, plus I have obtained most of the vinyl that I parted ways with years ago.

Oh, what a sweet Metal feeling it is to now walk into Hot Topic and see real deal vinyl being sold, Metal vinyl too. Turntables are being sold just about everywhere, hmmmmm, where is that person or people now that basically put the death nail into the heart of vinyl records in the ’80’s? The return of vinyl is not just a fad or gimmick, it is real. Anyone who truly listens to music knows the vinyl quality of sound is far superior to digital any day of the week. I remember when DAT tapes were supposed to be the next big thing. I have accumulated over the years, many, many, many CD’s and for good reason. Vinyl was no longer available! I have become quite attached to my CD collection thank you, so once a brand new technology scholar comes up with the plan to abolish the CD, I have my stock and will not make the same mistake twice. Well, I am not going to say welcome back vinyl, for it never went away for this tried and true Heavy Metal fan of vintage albums. I will say ha, ha , to the hi-tech genius(s) who probably now cringe at the sight of brand new vinyl for sale. Oh, what am I thinking, those dudes would never venture into a Hot Topic anyway.

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