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Better Noise - Presents The Noise - Hot Releases In 2023

Published 1 month ago on January 11, 2024

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

BETTER NOISE MUSIC PRESENTS: 

“THE NOISE”

Featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria, The HU, The Retaliators and MORE!

"A look at what was HOT in 2023! from Better Noise Music."

Better Noise Music, home to bands including Five Finger Death Punch, The HU, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria and many more, have released their latest edition of The NOISE”. Their monthly trailer highlighting the label’s newest music. This month, the trailer features.

RELEASED ACOUSTIC VERSION OF THEME SONG FOR 2022 HORROR-THRILLER 

THE RETALIATORS (via BETTER NOISE FILMS)

“THE RETALIATORS THEME SONG (21 BULLETS) - ACOUSTIC” 

FEATURING ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ICE NINE KILLS AND FROM ASHES TO NEW

 

Just in time for Halloween season, BETTER NOISE FILMS—the production company behind Netflix’s hit Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt— released their critically acclaimed 2022 revenge horror-thriller THE RETALIATORS overseas in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand on VOD/Digital.  In conjunction with the new release, a new LYRIC VIDEO was released for the acoustic version of the film’s theme song, “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)” which was written by Nikki Sixx and features ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ICE NINE KILLS and FROM ASHES TO NEW

 

Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring,” says Sixx. “This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote – ‘The Dirt (1981)’ by Mötley CrüeI worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe’s audience to new fans.  I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!”

 

Like many classic horror and action films from the 80’s and 90’s, ‘The Retaliators’ having its very own theme song is a tradition I was thrilled to see get brought back,” shares THE RETALIATORS’ lead actor and producer Michael Lombardi (FX’s ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘The Deuce’). “Having such an epic soundtrack, filled with huge rock bands collaborating, will give audiences the nostalgic rush that is reminiscent to experiencing movies like ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘The Crow’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors’!”

 

THE RETALIATORS is based on the real-life story of an upstanding pastor who uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder and stars Michael Lombardi(FX’s ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘The Deuce’), Marc Menchaca (‘Ozark,’ ‘Black Mirror’) and Joseph Gatt ("Game of Thrones"). THE RETALIATORS features cameos and music by Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, and Chris Kael, Papa Roach, Jaya of The Hu, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Eva Under Fire’s Amanda Lyberg, Matt Brandyberry, Danny Case, Lance Dowdle, and Matt Madiro of From Ashes to New, Cory Marks, and Dan Murphy and Miles Franco of All Good Things, anchored by an original score from Emmy-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Steinrenowned for their score work for Netflix’s series "Stranger Things."

 

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO HERE

 

THE RETALIATORS SOUNDTRACK https://theretaliators.ffm.to/retaliatorssoundtrack.

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

RELEASED NEW VIDEO FOR

JUDGMENT DAY

 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH released their new video for the AFTERLIFE track JUDGMENT DAY whichtackles the subject of human trafficking and comes off the back of their world tour with METALLICA.

 

Also, the band have set world record for most #1 albums in the history of Billboards Hard Rock Chart with their latest album “AFTERLIFE,” 

 

WATCH JUDGMENT DAY HERE

 

AFTERLIFE HERE

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THE HU

GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED MONGOLIAN ROCK TRAILBLAZERS THE HU REVEALED NEW VERSION OF “BLACK THUNDER” FEATURING SERJ TANKIAN & DL of BAD WOLVES

  

 “Black Thunder (ft. Serj Tankian and DL of Bad Wolves)” includes a refreshed look at the culturally shaped track with a new perspective and English-translated vocals. Its original “visually stunning” (Louder Sound) music video was filmed in THE HU’s home country of Mongolia, logging 3 million views to date. The video for Serj Tankian and DL featured track is directed by Michael Lombardi (The Retailiators, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach)

 

THE HU band leader GALA. “The lyrics and the video have several different meanings on the surface as well as on a deeper level. Therefore, every version of ‘Black Thunder’ carries a certain unique idea. Our producer and our band members were amazed by the additions that were made by DL and Serj and their unique singing styles, which added to our beloved song. DL’s powerful vocals, topped by the Serj’s signature voice and one-of-a-kind Armenian-American style, is shedding different light to The HU’s music. We hope our fans enjoy this featured version and feel the soul of the song through their ears.

 

TANKIAN shares his experience working with THE HU, stating: "I had discovered the Hu’s music from a YouTube video that a friend sent me and was instantly struck by their powerful and delightful merging of Mongolian folk and metal.  A few years back I had scored a film called Furious where we also used the legendary Tuva singing and heavy guitars. So, when they reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued. I appreciate the pride with which they represent their culture through music. It led me down a historical rabbit hole of Mongolians and Armenia. Genghis Khan conquered Armenia along with the rest of Europe, but the Mongols also later teamed up with Armenia to fight the Turkish hordes. Happy I had the chance to collaborate with the Hu and learn all of this in the process."

 

Says DL: “Working on this version of The HU’s ‘Black Thunder’ was so much fun and so different from what I normally get to do. Their vision, their voices…they’re special. This is more than music, it’s a movement, it’s culture, and I’m honored that I was presented with the opportunity to be part of it.” 

 

Watch on YouTube HERE.  

 

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA

RELEASED A NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE 

“PSYCHO” 

FROM THE ALBUM 

‘WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?’

 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA shared the album’s electrified first official radio single “Psycho”.

 

“‘Psycho’ is one of those songs that is talking about when you feel trapped inside your own head, trapped by your own vices and your own downfalls,” explains BRUCE. “Whether it's being stuck in a relationship that doesn't work for you, or feeling like you can't stop drinking or doing drugs, or maybe you're stuck in a job that you hate, and you're just battling yourself in your own head wondering 'why am I still here? Why do I keep doing these things?'. Ultimately, at the end of the day we all feel a little bit crazy…a little bit like a Psycho. It's just a fun song that we can all relate to, and stylistically we thought to ourselves 'how do we make a song that sounds like it could live on the ‘Like A House On Fire’ album, but also like it could live on the ‘From Death to Destiny’ album?'. So musically, from a writing standpoint, it was a really enjoyable experience to meld those two eras of Asking Alexandria together and see what that might look like.”

 

Watch the “Psycho” music video HERE.

 

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? HERE

 

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BAD WOLVES

REVEALED MUSIC VIDEO FOR SECOND TRACK

“LEGENDS NEVER DIE”

 

BAD WOLVES refuse to follow. Instead, the platinum-certified, 5x #1 Hard Rock radio- charting band circumvent convention by stretching the boundaries of hard rock with earthquaking heaviness, enigmatic experimentation, and enthralling melodies. The group--John Boecklin (drums), Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (lead vocals), Doc Coyle (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Kyle Konkiel (bass, backing vocals)— are starting a new chapter on their own terms with their fourth full-length album DIE ABOUT IT due November 3. Nodding to inspirations as diverse as The 1975 and Meshuggah. BAD WOLVES challenged themselves to experiment and redefine their sound on DIE ABOUT IT with trusted collaborator Josh Gilbert (As I Lay Dying) who co-produced the album alongside BOECKLIN and DL. With a story that emphasizes the sarcastic statement pointed towards those defending their own beliefs into absurdity, wrong or right, BAD WOLVES believe if you're gonna cry about it, then you might as well DIE ABOUT IT

 

DIE ABOUT IT features the new song and video LEGENDS NEVER DIE.

We wanted to write a song for our heroes, whether that's our children, mothers, fathers or the likes of, sending their stories into eternity, forever igniting spirits and imaginations of those who follow,” DL shares. “With every retelling, their legacies resonate forever. This song reminds us that true greatness can never be extinguished. Legends NEVER die.” 

 

LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE

 

 ‘DIE ABOUT IT” HERE

 

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FROM ASHES TO NEW

RELEASED DARK COMICAL MUSIC VIDEO TO THEIR NEW SINGLE 

“HATE ME TOO” 

 

FROM ASHES TO NEW are ready to break boundaries with their hybrid, high-energy mix of hard rock, nu-metal/hip-hop, electronic and alternative that’s underlined throughout their new album, BLACKOUT

FROM ASHES TO NEW also released another sample of BLACKOUT with their latest single, “Hate Me Too,”. The anthemic track is paired with a cheeky music video with a dark yet comical twist on getting out of a toxic relationship. 

 

“So many of us fall victim to the classic toxic relationship,” says Matt Brandyberry. “Feeling like you can’t live without someone but knowing you’d be better off if you could. Oftentimes these feelings are mutual, but neither of you can see it. Sometimes we just need an anthem to remind us that being stuck isn’t always the only option and violence never is."

 

 Watch on YouTube HERE.  

 

Stream and/or download BLACKOUT https://fatn.ffm.to/blackoutalbum.

 

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NOTHING MORE

REVEALED NEW VERSION OF ‘SPIRITS’ SINGLE

“BEST TIMES” FEAT. LACEY STURM (FLYLEAF)

WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO 

 

The music video for “BEST TIMES (Feat. Lacey Sturm)” was directed by Michael Lombardi (The Retaliators, Papa Roach, The HU) and takes an inside look at a couple’s relationship and how life’s ‘best times’ can sometimes pass us by without being acknowledged and is a reminder to appreciate those moments as they occur. 

 

This song is a real special one,” reveals NOTHING MORE front man JONNY HAWKINS. “It’s definitely one of the most positive feel-good songs we’ve ever written and it obviously stands out on the album by being that ray of hope too. I didn’t think it could get any better, but when we thought about featuring another singer and Lacey’s name came up it was a no-brainer. She’s been a shining light and is one of those singers that makes you feel and believe every word out of her mouth whether you agree with it or not. We knew her voice would take it over the top… and that’s exactly what she did! We couldn’t be more proud to have her collaborate with us on this and to get it out to the world for everyone to feel and embrace when you need a song to help get you through.”

 

STURM comments: “I connected with Jonny's story about his family struggles with his mother and sister. I love the painful beauty in any art that comes from wrestling with mental health and addiction. I've always looked for common ground with artists who deal with suicide prevention. My own struggle against self-destruction is also a struggle to not tear my loved ones apart. There is a perspective shift in this song.  Like a suffocating cloud, the heaviness of life turns to thankfulness and even joy over what matters most. Pain and loss can turn the lights on inside us, allowing us to see the good, all the ‘Best Times,’ we couldn't see before. I'm relieved to be reminded by this song to remember what matters most and find gratitude. I need it.”

 

“BEST TIMES (Feat. Lacey Sturm)” HERE.

 

SPIRITS DELUXE HERE

 

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DIRTY HEADS

DIRTY HEADS RELEASED NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE 

“RESCUE ME” 

 

Southern California alternative rock band Dirty Heads released their new single “Rescue Me”

 

Rescue me is our ode to California and we thought it would be rad to flip a Red Hot Chili Peppers hook. Not only did they influence us but they are one of the most influential and defining bands ever to come out of Cali. So it was a no brainer. It just felt right.” – Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson

 

The music video, directed by Jay Teegardin and Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson, reflects the tone of “Rescue Me” featuring surf, sand and images that evoke the spirit of California. 

 

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CROSSBONE SKULLY

LED BY MASTERMIND TOMMY HENRIKSEN OF ALICE COOPER’S BAND & MEMBER OF HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES

RELEASED REBELLIOUS NEW VIDEO 

“THE BOOM WENT THE BOOM” A TRACK THAT FEAT. PHIL COLLEN OF DEF LEPPARD

RECORDED WITH LEGENDARY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MUTT  LANGE

 

CROSSBONE SKULLY—the exciting new multidimensional project led by mastermind Tommy Henriksen(guitarist and musical director for Alice Cooper’s band & member of Hollywood Vampires) released their incendiary new video for their single “The Boom Went The Boom,” featuring Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. The track is the second taste of new music from CROSSBONE SKULLY’s debut album due in 2024. Legendary producer Mutt Lange emerged from retirement to executive produce the album and was reunited with Collen on this track after having produced and co-wrote several of Def Leppard’s monumental albums. “The Boom Went The Boom” highlights its rebellious message.

 

Describing the new track, HENRIKSEN says: “Like dynamite beneath deceit, 'The Boom Went The Boom' reveals the truth's explosive power in song, shattering masks and echoing the reckoning of lies, for when trust erodes, The Misfits Will Rise!"

 

I love the Crossbone Skully record and I've always loved Tommy's voice, especially as we've got to sing live together a few times,” shares COLLEN. “I've always wanted to hear that voice on something like this, so here it is, finally! I'm totally thrilled to be a part of it!”

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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EVA UNDER FIRE & CORY MARKS

RELEASED BONUS TRACK & OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 

“UNSTOPPABLE (FEAT. CORY MARKS)”

 

Emerging Detroit-based rock outfit EVA UNDER FIRE celebrated the one-year anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut full-length album LOVE, DRUGS & MISERY with news of a deluxe edition. The original album, which features tracks with guest performances from Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine KillsJonathan Dörr (formerly of Ego Kill Talent) and From Ashes To New, now gets the deluxe treatment with 10 bonus tracks including a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”; two acoustic tracks; four Noise Machine-remixed tracks; two reimagined tracks featuring country rocker Cory Marks; and more. 

 

EVA UNDER FIRE released one of the LOVE, DRUGS & MISERY: DELUXE EDITION bonus tracks; it’s a new version of their passionate single “Unstoppable” which has received a country flair courtesy of breakout country rockstar CORY MARKS. It will be serviced to radio and follows their latest official radio single “Blow(feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)” which peaked at #11 on the Active Rock charts. Combining Marks’ soulful twang with EVA UNDER FIRE vocalist EVA MARIE’s entrancing melodic-yet-heavy rock vocals, “Unstoppable (Feat. Cory Marks)” tugs at listeners’ heartstrings. 

 

I’m a hopeless romantic so I wrote "Unstoppable" about my parents' high school love story,” shares EVA MARIE. “My dad used to steal his sister’s corvette while she was at work and pick my mom up for joy rides. For me, this song honors my rebellious roots; a classic outlaw story that fits just as easily in a rock song as it could in a country song and you can hear that in the way we recorded the original version, the swing between rock and country is undeniable. I feel the attitude and the swagger every time we play it live, and now having Cory Marks add his vocals to the track really feels like it brings the song home, it makes the perfect vibe for ‘Unstoppable!’”

 

I was thrilled that Eva Under Fire asked me to feature on their song ‘Unstoppable,’ states MARKS. “It's a rockin tune with a bit of a country groove and story to it. It's like a rock n roll Bonnie and Clyde, underdogs ready to burn it up and I dig that!”

 

“UNSTOPPABLE (FEAT. CORY MARKS)” MUSIC VIDEO 

LISTEN/WATCH HERE

 

DELUXE ALBUM HERE

 

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FIRE FROM THE GODS

RELEASED NEW SINGLE 

THOUSAND LIFETIMES (FEAT. COREY GLOVER OF LIVING COLOUR)

 

Following from a busy and highly successful 2022, the Austin-based rock band Fire From The Gods were thrilled to announce the release of a brand new single Thousand Lifetimes (feat. Corey Glover of Living Colour). 

 

Taken from the band’s highly praised latest record Soul Revolution, the single gains new life with the Corey Glover collab. 

 

Front man AJ Channer comments: “Linking up with Corey Glover is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Living Colour were trail blazers.  His voice compliments the track in a big way. Enjoy this family. Respect.”

 

From the very beginning Fire From The Gods’ music is fuelled by something larger than themselves, a unifying message of peace, tolerance, understanding and perseverance. The band’s latest record Soul Revolution is a prime example of their ethos. The eclectic soundscape draws its lifeblood by blending different genres and influences, reflecting their unifying message “All Power To All People”.

 

LISTEN HERE / WATCH HERE

 

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HYRO THE HERO

REVEALED NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK 

“BOUND FOR GLORY” 

FEAT. MARKUS VIDESÄTER OF SOLENCE

 

On BOUND FOR GLORY, HYRO collaborates with some of the leading names in rock including David Draiman (Disturbed), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Chad Gray (HELLYEAH), Spencer Charnas and Dan Sugarman (Ice Nine Kills), REDDSTAR, AJ (Fire From The Gods) and Markus Videsäter (Solence). 

 

I’m incredibly honored. Hyro is a truly amazing artist and I had a blast working with him. This track is exactly what the world needs right now. It’s time to believe again.” 

David Draiman (Disturbed)

 

It’s always nice to collaborate with up-and-coming talent, especially when you’re a genuine fan. I was stoked to hop on this song with Hyro The Hero. He embodies what a true artist is meant to do: make you feel something. This song is a great reminder that we’re stronger together when facing our demons.” 

– Corey Taylor

 

A fireball of energy, a sharp lyricist and an infectious personality. If you haven’t heard of HYRO already you’ve been missing out! This new album is catchy, groove laden, fun and full of talent. Best enjoyed at loud volumes!”

-Benjamin Bruce (Asking Alexandria)

 

I had such a blast getting in the studio recording ‘Fight’ with Hyro. The verses he wrote were so compelling to me. I knew right when I heard it, that this is the track I wanted to be a part of - I’m so proud of Hyro and this track. And it’s always nice when the melody and lyrics write themselves. That’s always the sign of a great song. “ 

- Chad Gray (HELLYEAH)

 

HYRO also released the music video for the album’s pummelling title track, “Bound For Glory (feat. Markus Videsäter of Solence).”

 

Watch Bound For Glory (ft. Markus Videsäter of Solence) HERE.

 

Stream/download BOUND FOR GLORY https://hyrothehero.ffm.to/boundforglory.

 

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THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT      

THEATRICAL EMO ROCKERS 

THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT

RELEASED TAUNTING NEW MUSIC VIDEO 

“GENERATION PSYCHO” 

 

Combining modern rock anthems with emo-drenched pop-punk melodies, THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT caters to outcasts from all walks of life. Their over-the-top theatrics and loud, uncompromising music offer audiences a sense of community where the “weird kids” can let loose. The band released the new single “Generation Psycho,” a sarcastic take on our current cultural climate. “Generation Psycho” will be featured on THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT’s debut album due later this year via Better Noise Music.  The massive, no-holds-barred release was co-produced by Johnny Andrews (Three Days Grace, Motionless In White, Halestorm) and Josh Landry, aka Lø Spirit (Motionless In White). 

 

“‘Generation Psycho’ is a statement piece from our band, a song about the out of control feeling so many people have about our culture, our society, and our government,” shares vocalist Lee Jennings. “The song captures the creeping fear of the future, of being outcasted and abandoned, and of falling through the cracks. We are hoping to connect with the disenfranchised and struggling with this song, the people who don’t know where to turn for help or guidance. We want to offer solace for people in this situation, so they know they are not alone in their fears, worries, and anxieties for themselves & their loved ones. So often it does feel like the whole world has gone crazy. We are no strangers to it and empathize with the experience.”

 

WATCH “GENERATION PSYCHO” VIDEO HERE

 

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TEMPT

NYC MODERN ROCK OUTFIT RELEASED

SECOND SINGLE & VIDEO FOR

“BURN ME DOWN” 

 

In the few years since their formation, NYC modern rock outfit TEMPT have created a style, verve, vibe, and quality that is of their own making. Their tailored virtuosity is reminiscent of the giant rock acts of the 70s and 80s with a layer of timelessness that makes their music instantly memorable. The band are set to release their self-titled debut album on August 25. The album was co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge (Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Muse) and Marcello. 

 

The quartet also released a new Video for single—the sparkling melodic rock anthem “Burn Me Down”—from the upcoming debut. 

 

"Our new single 'Burn Me Down' delves into the intense and addictive nature of a toxic love,” reveals ALLEN. “It captures the bittersweet realization that someone has the power to consume you completely, even when you know it's not healthy. It's a raw expression of the conflicting emotions that arise when you can't resist the fire that's destined to burn you."

Marcello shares, "‘Burn Me Down’ reflects the chaos of passion and desire. We wrote it with driving riffs and electrifying energy to capture that feeling. it's about the kind of love that both exhilarates and destroys, and the inner turmoil we experience when we're caught in its relentless cycle, unable to escape the allure of someone who has the power to ignite and consume us." 

 

Stay tuned for more new tour dates and further information in the coming weeks!

 

WATCH Music Video HERE

 

TEMPT ALBUM HERE

 

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC

BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU,          All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, The Funeral Portrait and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, Membran and MGM, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney. 

 

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Labels for the year.

 

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