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  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    NoThru22;4213962 said:
    Flag in the Ground is amazing on pro drums but my leg feels like it's going to fall off now, thanks.
    If you think your leg is going to fall off from that, wait til you play "The Truth". I cannot play that fast bass for that long with one pedal.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    New Band heading to the Network from ASPro

    Only fitting we anounce this today (R.I.P. Dime ) They are one of the biggest influences on Pantera's music and where hanging out with Dime and Phil when they got signed way back when!


    The Indestructible Noise Command


    I.N.C., a thrasher band of "mythical" proportions, emerged in the 1980s as a heavy metal frontrunner. They covered CARS tunes, were there when PANTERA got signed, hit #1 on the U.S. college metal charts, stole the U.K. #2 import slot out from underneath AEROSMITH and released two records which won them solid reviews. There they were. And now? They're back for more.

    I.N.C. (a.k.a. INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND) is poised to bleed heavy aggression and pump a mega dose of adrenalin into today's metal landscape against a backdrop of sound bites and imagery inspired by interviews with German computer programmer and admitted cannibal Armin Meiwes.


    [I]Our new material is far more brutal than our original stuff. Our lyrics are darker, are style is edgier and we're more musically and vocally aggressive," says guitarist and songwriter Erik Barath. "Dennis Leeflang is our new drummer; he's played with Lita Ford. Sam Roon (of HUNG) is our new bassist. That means Dennis (Gergely) can go completely wild on vocals.

    "The band will be different in all the right ways, but we've stayed true enough to our old-school flavor to keep the 'kids' happy. We don't imagine our original fans want or expect us to simply regurgitate what they heard on 'Razorback' [1987] or 'The Visitor' [1988]. That said, yeah, we're open to reworking some of our old hits so that we can include them on our upcoming, third album."

    The tracks for the new CD, entitled"Bleed the Line", will be laid down throughout the summer to emerge as a six-song demo recording.


    The first song will be testing shortly is "Rain", one of I.N.C.'s newest songs, uses machine-gun delivery and buzzsaw riffs to deliver a hefty dose of hard-core thrash. ."Also features A wicked solo by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai.[/I]

    http://www.myspace.com/incmetal
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Link for Sabrosa Purr
    http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5004658
    and if by chance you are in L.A. there opening for Camp Freddy tom night !
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    New artist we will be bringing to the Network!

    http://www.myspace.com/circanow05

    Circa Now

    Circa Now was formed in 2007 by lead guitarist and vocalist Josh Pann. Circa Now takes its name from the great Rocket from the Crypt album, Circa Now.
    Circa Now is Josh Pann on lead guitar and vocals, thunderous Scotty Stover on bass and vocals, and hard hitting Justin Botello on drums.

    Circa Now recorded their first album 100 WATTS at Sushifish Studios in San Diego. 100 WATTS was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2008 at the San Diego Music Awards. In 2010 Circa Now garnered another nomination for Best Rock Album for Hotter Than A Pistol. Circa Now has headlined many successful gigs at the finest venues in California, including The Whiskey a Go Go, The Key Club opening for Steel Panther, The Casbah, The House of Blues and San Diego City Fest. Other highlights include winning The Freedom Session Battle Of The Bands in 2008.

    Internationally recognized record producer Alan Sanderson produced Circa Now’s new CD entitled “Hotter Than A Pistol”. Alan has significant credits that include the Rolling Stones, Weezer, Elvis Costello and other well known artists.

    The Big Takeover said; (November 2010 Issue 67) Along with equally incendiary Dirty Sweet, “Hotter Than A Pistol” Circa Now’s new album is a high octane, 70’s inspired blues rock powder keg.

    Circa Now continues to rumble stages all around the southwest spreading their infectious brand of "Rock n Roll."
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcxjXt9uM7Y


    Another new Artist former Deathrow recording artist Early Girl !


    http://www.myspace.com/earlygirlonline


    Her debut will be on April 5th 2011 !

    produced by Brian Dobbs who's credits include AC/DC,Aerosmith,Metallica,The Cult and many more.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    From our Partnership with Half West Management http://halfwestmanagement.com/

    ASPro poudly announces We Are The Illusion from Finland!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJnXRhJwzcs Preview clip

    http://www.myspace.com/watiofficial Get the E.P. for FREE

    We Are The Illusion, a progressive/technical metal band from Finland. A new name to most, but a must hear for everyone! Recorded at Ansa studios, We Are The Illusion have created a masterpiece of an EP. Six songs and stellar artwork designed by Daniel Wagner of DDub-Designs is now available as a free download from the bands website.

    “If you haven’t yet checked out We Are The Illusion, we think it’s high time you did so. This band is seriously too epic to even describe properly. All the brutality you want out of your metal, and all the progressive jamfest you can handle! It seems this band is poised to really start taking things over all over the world.” – Hails & Horns
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 Fear of Water - Firewall with Pro - Drums


    If you like Sevendust and Helmet you will enjoy this band !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1E-h9gbAvU

    http://www.myspace.com/thefearofwater

    Fear of Water is a powerful rock band based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their influences include Sevendust, Foo Fighters, many of the early 90s grunge bands, and many of today's great hard rock acts. Together, the band has completed two studio albums – ‘Fear of Water’ in 2005 and ‘The Truth In Sand’ in 2007. Both albums were recorded by Vinny Millevolte (Axis Recording Studio / The Exchange Recording Studio) and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Trevor Sadler (Mastermind Productions).

    Though existing in many previous forms and incarnations, Fear of Water was officially formed in September 2004 when Chris and Dave Perry returned to their hometown of Milwaukee, WI. Brent Conrad, a lifelong friend, was recruited to contribute his unrivaled talent and devotion to the guitar. Steve Butler, a friend and former band mate, also contributed his guitar talents from 2004 until early 2008 when Steve and the group parted ways. After Steve’s departure Joe Kral, another friend and former collaborator, stepped in to fill Steve's big shoes (both figuratively and literally). Phil Belongia holds down the bottom end on the bass guitar. Discovered through an online advertisement, Phil’s wide-ranging musical influences have added a unique sonic and visual character to Fear of Water’s sound and live show and have proved that not everyone that you meet online is a complete wack job.

    Fear of Water has a unique heavy, yet melodic style that caters both to the radio-friendly and harder-edged crowds. The members of Fear of Water have high aspirations and goals with their music and hope to share it with as many people as possible. Please give a listen to a few of our songs - if you're a rock lover, you won't be disappointed.
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Great song, tried the demo and will buy!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    NoThru22;4222296 said:
    Great song, tried the demo and will buy!

    Thank you sir and FoW thanks you !
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Here is my run on Sonata Arctica - Flag in the Ground on pro drums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnCnyijv8NE
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro Drums

    Dirty Filthy Mugs

    Website - http://www.dirtyfilthymugs.com/
    Official Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MRnCujjccs
    Preview Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmyFbA_M1EQ

    Pints of New Castle not included

    Produced by Brad Cook(Foo Fighters,Tom Jones,Nick Oliveri,Living Dead Lights,Kyuss and many more)

    There is nothing cute, pompous, or pretentious about Dirty Filthy Mugs. They are here to play aggressive, fun, honest punk rock... And that's exactly what they do!

    Not only are the Mugs one of the most insane live bands in punk rock, they've also shown themselves to be prolific in the recording studio. In 2009, they released the E.P.s 'Half Pint' and 'Another Round' as well as a 7" single on their own label, Brrapp Records. These releases and live shows caught the attention of DC-Jam Records, who released the Mugs' first full-length 'All Yobs In' in early 2010. In October, they became the first band to have a release on Blank TV's new label, Patient Zero Records.

    Dirty Filthy Mugs show no signs of slowing and will be releasing a new full-length album in February, 2011 while continuing to bring their incredibly addictive live punk mayhem to as many punks, skins, skaters, psychos, mods, rockers, hooligans and outcasts as possible!
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Bought it from the preview video alone!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro-Drums

    Arkaea

    Gone Tomorrow



    Website - http://www.arkaea.com/
    Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/arkaeamusic
    Official Music Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVPJ6A74i24
    Rockband Preview Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXWr-1ZHaY

    Jon Howard - vocals
    Raymond Hererra - drums
    Pat Kavanagh - bass
    Christian Olde Wolbers - guitars


    A dangerous new machine has come to life. Combine one of metal's hungriest young singers, Jon Howard from Threat Signal, with gold-selling Fear Factory architects, guitarist/bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera, and you get ARKAEA, a new band that's volatile, violent and vicious. The band also enlisted Threat Signal bassist Pat Kavanagh. Like the bludgeoning "My Redemption" and "Awakening". mechanized thrash riffs and pummeling percussion forge a musical foundation for all-out metallic brutality. Wolbers guitars snake through a haze of feedback, while Herrera engages in drum warfare. The grooves hit hard with a piercing precision, and the vocals remain infectious, as each song proves a battle-cry for these musicians. "Gone Too Far" builds with a polyrhythmic, math metal strike, while "Blackened Sky" is a thrashy icepick of a track. Ultimately, this is more than a new machine; it¹s a metal revolution.

    Howard describes ARKAEA’s familiar, yet innovative sound: “Chris and Ray have been writing together for many years, so the music does have a lot of Fear Factory elements. However, we’ve been open to trying different things. It basically fuses what I have been doing vocally in Threat Signal with driving Fear Factory rhythms, along with some of our own experimentation. The idea behind the project is to be heavy, but maintain melody at the same time. We have crazy riffs, but some grooving choruses as well. It’s a great mix.”

    The band’s experimentation also proves extremely refreshing. “Gone Tomorrow” is a slow, brooding song that shows ARKAEA’s range and diversity by combining ethereal melodies and hypnotic vocals. Wolbers continues, “These songs were designed like the Fear Factory songs that Raymond and I always wrote. However, we’ve been able to push the boundaries and go out of that context, while remaining heavy.”
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro-Drums

    Deadlock


    The Brave/The Agony Applause


    Website - http://www.xdeadlockx.com/manifesto/
    Official Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqeg5T4WYkw
    Preview Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUKTK_Tc_M

    Deadlock are a German melodic death metal band that combine metal with the harsh atmospheric nature of today’s modern sounds.

    Founded in the later half of 1997, Deadlock took their time to find a solid line-up and the right attitude towards cultivating a sound all their own. After their first self-titled 7 Inch was released, the band gained further attention with their MCD "I’ll Wake You When Spring Awakes". The quintet started to include keyboards and clean female vocals to their songs during the period of their release “The Arrival.” This period saw Deadlock reach new levels, while establishing their own brutal and blistering metal-sound. In 2003 the split release with Six Reasons to Kill proved the band's ability to develop their skills to a higher level. Deadlock’s Lifeforce Records debut Earth.Revolt was well received among press and fans alike, because of its balanced mixture of fast and virtuous guitar work, their slowed-down atmospheric parts as well as the strong connection between music and lyrics.

    Since the band’s 2005 Lifeforce Records debut Earth.Revolt a lot has happened to further their sound and character. After more than six years of collaborations with vocalist Sabine Weniger (previously in a part-time capacity), 2006 saw her angelic voice and presence become a permanent fixture in the Deadlock member ranks. The full time addition of Sabine helped to invigorate and strengthen the band’s outlook, creatively and musically. Deadlock are extremely determined now to make an album of epic proportions with their 2007 follow up album “Wolves.” This album builds upon their signature paths of virtuous keyboard overkills, bombastic orchestral sections and lead guitar-attacks of previous albums while bringing a reinforced technical approach. Combined with Sabine’s highly acclaimed voice in a full time capacity, “Wolves” adds a deeper dimension to their music and creates a presence that is very unique in the metal scene today.

    They released a new Album called "Manifesto" in 2008. It continues their style from "Wolves", and adds even more Genre Mixes (like some Rap parts in Death Race, for example).
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    In error 404


    Mike Orlando - Burn Double Bass
    Sonata Arctica Flag in the Ground Double Bass
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    I will hopefully post an embarrassing (yet to be done) run on Flag in the Ground 2x tonight.
  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    mmm i wonder if they could wait for rbn 2.0 to release the sonata arctica song with double bass pedal and keys :S
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    Well, I thought I'd at least do decent, but I did promise to post the video of my 2x Bass Pedal attempt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNJmSw1EE30
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Are good Friends Moving Picture Show playing there song Perfect World on Rockband!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz5Um-135y4

    Nice try guys lol!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    In error 404 with Pro - Drums!

    Arkaea

    Years in the Darkness - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uLAvZdllsk

    The first one was the easy one now Raymond ,Christian(Fear Factory) and Jon , Pat(Threat Signal) ramp it up!


    While their Fear Factory brothers (past and present) are off doing side projects, Christian Wolbers and Raymond Herrera have stuck together to nurture their own offspring, Arkaea. Full of the rhythmic hydraulics characteristic of Fear Factory, Arkaea’s debut Years in the Darkness is nads-out heavy yet surprisingly chocked full of ear-friendly cadence.


    Arkaea’s marriage between blunt force and near FM-ready tunefulness is easier to digest than you think. As a fair chunk of these songs were originally penned for Fear Factory, expect to hear said shades in “The World As One,” “Break the Silence,” “Locust,” “Rise Today” “Gone Tomorrow” and the title track.

    Then hold onto your skulls for the blistering carnage of “Awakenings” as Arkaea annihilates their recording equipment with abusive riffs and flagellating beat patterns. Even a song this brutal still manages to cough out a soaring chorus from Jon Howard, who shifts from aggro snarls to uplifting rasps.

    Make no mistake; this is no pop metal album since Herrera, Wolbers and Kavanagh pour everything they have into making Years in the Darkness an ear-splitting endeavor, but they’re brave enough (like Fear Factory on their past couple albums) to consider the possibilities of shrewd harmony within their amp-thumping context.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    New band heading to Rockband Network

    Undaunted

    Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/undauntedofficial
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/OfficialUndaunted?v=wall

    This is a new band that will be heading out soon!

    The New Band featuring World Renowned Vocalist
    Russell Allen (Symphony X) & Guitar Virtuoso Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp).
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    In error 404 with Pro-Drums!


    From our partners at Round Kid Records/Universal Music Group

    Terra Terra Terra - Transmission Lost

    Loren Taylor ( vocals/ guitar), Matthew Hagelberger (guitar), John Dye (synth), and Isaac Eisenhauer (drums) spent the better part of the last three years honing a diverse musical style that is at once unique, but also holds true to the band's roots. Since formation, Terra Terra Terra has been tirelessly touring the central Florida music unit, amassing fans by the droves, winning audiences over with a sound that oozes style, depth, and mainstream appeal.

    In 2007, the band released its first album, Self Titled. Driven by a growing, local buzz, and positive returns on CD sales, Terra Terra Terra caught the attention of emerging record label Round Kid Records. RKR (a sub-division of Bonded Records) plans to produce and release the band's highly anticipated follow up effort, Mind Like A Man, Soul Like A Child. Distribution is slated for July 28, 2009. Listen for the song "Transmission Lost" on your local radio




    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W61SNmmm_Q
    Official Vid from UMG - http://www.universalmusic.com/artist/Terra-Terra-Terra/Transmission-Lost/31441254001

    From Our Partners E1 Entertainment (Koch Records) and Shelly Bay


    Dirge Within - Forever the Martyr


    Chicago based metal band ..Dirge Within.. recently released their debut album .."Force Fed Lies".. via E1 Entertainment. ..Dirge Within.. features Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, Shaun Glass, Matt Szlachta, James Pezanoski, and Frankie Harchut. The debut album has been spreading like wildfire throughout the country and earning rave reviews. .."Force Fed Lies".. was recorded at Belle City Sound with engineer/producer Chris Djuricic, with vocals recorded at The Dope Factory with producer Edsel Dope. The album fuses melody and undiluted aggression, all while saying something worth listening to and that speaks to the a red-blooded, meat eating, beer drinking American audience.

    Myspace- http://www.myspace.com/Dirgewithin
    Official vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682EwDkICcc

    And for those who are mad at the drum kits

    Kataklysm - Numb and Intoxicated (Double Bass Edition)

    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKOd6W17vw

    Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine describing another band, Fear Factory, as "hyperblast". The term refers to the extremely fast blast beats that Kataklysm's drummer, Max Duhamel, fuses into the music!
  • asiansteevasiansteev Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    hahaha, i like that the non-metal bands that you're working with are all still a little metal. you guys have an addiction!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    asiansteev;4259745 said:
    hahaha, i like that the non-metal bands that you're working with are all still a little metal. you guys have an addiction!

    Paging Dr Drew paging Dr Drew lol
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Some more tunes out in error 404 with Pro -Drums

    Grieve for Tomorrow - Beauty is Deceiving

    Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/grievefortomorrow
    Website - http://grievefortomorrow.com/
    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKdvxtHB3iA

    Grieve For Tomorrow is a 4 piece Alternative Metal band from Southern California. Grieve for Tomorrow was formed by Greg & Dan Steward of "Katharsis"(04'-07') and Danny Lape & Dane McNair of "Shot in the Dark"(06'-07'). After differences in their prior bands they decided make the Ultimate Group, "Grieve for Tomorrow".



    Why should any come see Grieve for Tomorrow's live show? Here's your answer! G4T is Hard-striving, Dedicated, Professional, Fun, and know how to get the job done without Disrespecting anyone, type of BAND. Come Support their cause and donate to childrens foundations. If you want Heart Pounding, Guitar Spinning, Kick Fliping, Headbanging, Sing along choruses, Catchy Heavy Melodic Riffs and, Feel like your in the band, and know that they care, Grieve for Tomorrow is who you want to see!




    Silent Descent - Beyond Grey -(Double Bass Edition)

    Silent Descent are a seven-piece trance metal band from Dartford, England.

    Combining metal with trance and synth, they are viewed by many as an innovative band. Their sound can be described as a mixture of melodic death metal and trance music.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    2 more out with Pro-Drums

    The third offering from our brothers at Nuclear Blast Records

    Kataklysm - At the Edge of the World


    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZcypKL7QRA


    Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine describing another band, Fear Factory, as "hyperblast". The term refers to the extremely fast blast beats that Kataklysm's drummer, Max Duhamel, fuses into the music.

    Then from Finland

    We are the Illusion - The Podium

    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJnXRhJwzcs


    We Are The Illusion, a progressive/technical metal band from Finland. A new name to most, but a must hear for everyone! Recorded at Ansa studios, We Are The Illusion have created a masterpiece of an EP. Six songs and stellar artwork designed by Daniel Wagner of DDub-Designs is now available as a free download from the bands website.

    “If you haven’t yet checked out We Are The Illusion, we think it’s high time you did so. This band is seriously too epic to even describe properly. All the brutality you want out of your metal, and all the progressive jamfest you can handle! It seems this band is poised to really start taking things over all over the world.” – Hails & Horns
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    In Error - 404

    with Pro - Double Bass
    Arkaea - Years in the Darkness


    While their Fear Factory brothers (past and present) are off doing side projects, Christian Wolbers and Raymond Herrera have stuck together to nurture their own offspring, Arkaea. Full of the rhythmic hydraulics characteristic of Fear Factory, Arkaea’s debut Years in the Darkness is nads-out heavy yet surprisingly chocked full of ear-friendly cadence.

    Raymond Herrera uses a mix of drumming styles with incredible execution. He's capable of doing prog, speed, thrash, death, melodic, whatever you ask of him. His technique is one of the best in the industry as well,

    He's well-known for his overhand crossovers leading between cymbal and snare to create off-time mix-ups, as well as a unique double bass kick ability. This guy can TRULY stop on a dime, and his double bass helped define an entire generation of new drummers.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Some more awesome tunes for you!

    From our Partners at Basement Records

    Fiction Reform - Whites in their Eyes

    Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO6CEjLkqds
    Official Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNLfR2d_95Y

    The newest addition to Basement Records is Fiction Reform. The band comprising of members of CIVET, THE DEAL, THE LAST GANG and BULLET TREATMENT play uptempo, catchy, hard rockin’ tunes in the vein of BAD RELIGION, RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS & FOO FIGHTERS. Led by female vocalist Brenna Red their first full length release “Revelation In The Palms Of The Weak” was released on April 20th, 2010 on Basement Records. Their first single, “Small Silhouette”, was first heard on ESPN’s SportsCenter LA and has since been featured on Blank TV and Faction Radio on Sirius/XM radio. Other Fiction Reform songs have been featured on MTV’s “Dudesons in America” and "Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. Subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on the Fiction Reform news


    Decrepit Birth - The Resonance from our brothers at Nuclear Blast

    Preview- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8P5Zapuwek

    Decrepit Birth is a technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, California, USA, signed to Nuclear Blast. They have released three studio albums through Unique Leader Records and a demo independently. All of their studio albums feature artwork by renowned fantasy artist Dan Seagrave. Their latest album, Polarity, was released on July 27, 2010
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    In Error 404 with Pro-Drums


    Poets of the Fall - Lift

    website: http://www.poetsofthefall.com
    Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZErM7vAU2KY

    [I]Poets of the Fall (POTF) are an independent rock band from Helsinki consisting of Marko Saaresto (lead vocals), Olli Tukiainen (lead guitar) and Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen (keyboards, production). On tour they are supported by Jani Snellman (bass guitar), Jaska M
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