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Music Discovery Monday – 2/20/17

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Music Discovery Monday – 2/20/17

Music Discovery Monday shines a light on artists that are not getting the radio attention that they deserve, while also showcasing new singles by established bands that are likely to get airplay in the future.

In addition to appearing on the embedded YouTube playlist below, all songs featured on Music Discovery Monday can be listened to individually by clicking on the hyper-linked song titles above each review.
 

 

 

 ADAM WALDMAN – (Publisher/Editor, Hard Rock Daddy)

GRUMPYNATORS – “Take The Last Dance With Me”

“Danish Motorbilly” – now there’s a genre that you don’t hear much about (because it was most likely coined by Denmark’s Grumpynators).  When you listen to “Take The Last Dance With Me,” you’ll understand why the band needed to create their own sub-genre of rock.

Although their sound is vastly different, you can hear the influence of the most well-known band coming out of Denmark these days – Volbeat.  The band features former members and crew from Taggy Jones and Volbeat.  They also supported Michael Poulsen and company on tour.

Grumpynators cite a number of artists spanning a wide spectrum as their influences on their Facebook page: Motorhead, Metallica, Twisted Sister, Social Distortion, Megadeth, Volbeat, Ramones and ‘40s/’50s Country and Rockabilly.  A handful of these jump out at you on “Take The Last Dance With Me,”  making for a unique, entertaining, high-energy mix that leaves you tapping your feet and moving your head along to the beat.

 

 
PRIDE OF LIONS – “All I See Is You”

You may not know Jim Peterik by name, but it’s almost impossible not to be familiar with his work.  In addition to being responsible for Survivor’s greatest hits during his time as the band’s guitarist/songwriter, he also penned classics such as Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal,” .38 Special’s “Hold On Loosely” and a number of other songs from well-known artists.

In 2003, Peterik formed Pride Of Lions with Toby Hitchcock.  According to Peterik, Pride Of Lions is…“my vision of the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the ‘80s updated with more modern production sounds.”  That is exactly what Pride Of Lions delivers with “All I See Is You,” from their latest album, Fearless.  If you are a fan of feel-good ‘80s hard rock, this track will take you back to a time when the world felt like a happier place.
 

 

 

ANDY CHEUNG – HRD Music Scout

OVERKILL – “Goddamn Trouble”

From their latest release, The Grinding Wheel, this classic thrash metal band from New Jersey is back.  “Goddamn Trouble” is legendary Overkill…speed punk and thrash metal roots.  Bobby Blitz screams with wild abandon just as well now as he did 30 years ago.  Being one of the oldest thrash bands around – even before the “Big Four” – Overkill remains one of the most legendary and influential thrash bands in history.  Even after all these years, the band’s sound has remained true.

 

KREATOR – “Fallen Brother”

Kreator is another old school thrash metal band that has been around since the ‘80s.  One of the pioneering bands of the death metal and black metal genres, the band has evolved and changed over the years.  Their latest album, Gods of Violence, retains the speed and heaviness from their early days.  Even with their dark, evil messages and lyrical content, “Fallen Brother” pays homage to departed musicians and artists who were big influences of the band.  Watch the video and see how many faces you recognize. Thrash metal is alive and well in 2017!
 

 

 

ROB DELL’AQUILA – HRD Music Scout

BLOODBOUND – “Battle In The Sky”

Swedish power metal giants Bloodbound return with their seventh studio album, War of Dragons, (due out at the end of this week).  It’s another fine entry into the genre, with blazing twin guitars, some amazing choral arrangements and powerful vocals by Patrik J. Selleby.

 

CRYSTAL VIPER – “When The Sun Goes Down”

Crystal Viper is a female-fronted Polish metal band that delivers some heavy (but always melodic) music.  They were formed in 2003 by vocalist Marta Gabriel and released their debut album in 2007.  They have just released Queen of the Witches, their ninth album in only ten years.

 

SUBMISSIONS

To be considered for Music Discovery Monday, please e-mail a link to the song being submitted on YouTube and an artist bio to – submissions@MusicDiscoveryMonday.com

Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 2/4/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 2/4/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. ONE OK ROCK – Ambitions
      3. HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs ep
      4. CODE ORANGE – Forever
      5. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      6. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      7. SEPULTURA – Machine Messiah
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. SKILLET– Unleashed
      10. ACCEPT – Restless And Live
      11. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      12. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      13. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      14. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      15. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      16. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      17. THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Exhale
      18. PAIN OF SALVATION – In The Passing Light Of Day
      19. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show 12/31/1969
      20. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      21. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      22. GHOST – Popestar (EP)
      23. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      24. GHOST – Meloria
      25. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/28/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/28/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. HALESTORM – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs ep
      2. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      3. ICE NINE KILLS – Safe Is Just A Shadow (Re-Shadowed And Re-Recorded)
      4. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. SKILLET– Unleashed
      7. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      8. NIGHTWISH – Vehicle Of Spirit: Live At Wembley Arena, London/Ratina Station, Tampere +
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      11. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      12. GONE IS GONE – Echolocation
      13. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      14. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      15. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      16. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      17. GHOST – Meloria
      18. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show 12/31/1969
      19. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      20. ALLUVIAL – The Deep Longing For Annihilation
      21. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      22. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      23. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      24. GOJIRA – Magma
      25. THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Exhale

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/21/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/21/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      3. SKILLET– Unleashed
      4. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      5. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      11. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      12. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      13. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      14. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      15. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      16. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      17. GOJIRA – Magma
      18. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      19. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      20. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      21. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      22. GHOST – Meloria
      23. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      24. BAD COMPANY – Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      25. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/14/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/14/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      3. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      4. SKILLET– Unleashed
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      11. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      12. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      13. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      14. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      15. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
      16. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      17. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
      18. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      19. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      20. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      21. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      22. GOJIRA – Magma
      23. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show
      24. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      25. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor

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Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (by spins)

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It’s been proven once again this year that Active Rock radio has a handful of favorite artists that are virtually guaranteed airplay whenever a single is released.  While most of these artists are household names in Active Rock, a few newer artists have risen to this level.  A dozen artists accounted for more than half of the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016. The disturbing trend of “wasted spins” on artists/songs that don’t fit the format continues to grow, and there seems to be no end in sight.

It should be noted that this recap is based solely on spin totals, not editorial opinion.  To see the songs chosen by Hard Rock Daddy, check back later in the week when the Top 100 Hard Rock Songs of 2016 list is published.

Using the actual spins that each song received while featured in the Top 50 of the Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), Hard Rock Daddy’s HRD Radio Report ranks the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (below).

Active Rock fans should also check out the Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2016.

 

NEW FEATURE!

Below the chart, you will find a YouTube playlist featuring the Top 50 Active Rock Songs of 2016 (by spins). This playlist is also featured on Hard Rock Daddy’s YouTube channel – Hard Rock Daddy Network.

RANK ARTIST SONG TITLE TOP 50 SPINS
1 VOLBEAT “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” 35,767
2 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Dark Necessities” 32,532
3 PRETTY RECKLESS “Take Me Down” 31,920
4 DISTURBED “The Sound Of Silence” 30,330
5 SHINEDOWN “Asking For It” 28,241
6 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 28,041
7 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 28,030
8 CHEVELLE “Joyride” 27,926
9 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Happy Song” 26,440
10 HIGHLY SUSPECT “My Name Is Human” 25,106
11 SKILLET “Feel Invincible” 24,957
12 RED SUN RISING “Emotionless” 24,584
13 3 DOORS DOWN “In The Dark” 23,539
14 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 23,508
15 SHINEDOWN “State Of My Head” 23,461
16 VOLBEAT “Seal The Deal” 23,256
17 SIXX: A.M. “Rise” 22,589
18 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “My Nemesis” 22,499
19 MUSE “Reapers” 22,235
20 POP EVIL “Take It All” 22,170
21 GHOST “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” 21,673
22 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 19,002
23 GHOST “Square Hammer” 18,992
24 METALLICA “Hardwired” 18,554
25 FOO FIGHTERS “Saint Cecilia” 18,389
26 POP EVIL “Ways To Get High” 18,342
27 BLINK-182 “Bored To Death” 17,663
28 THRICE “Black Honey” 17,455
29 PAPA ROACH “Falling Apart” 17,273
30 A DAY TO REMEMBER “Paranoia” 16,872
31 HALESTORM “Mayhem” 16,037
32 3 DOORS DOWN “Still Alive” 15,702
33 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 15,592
34 DEFTONES “Phantom Bride” 15,107
35 NOTHING MORE “Here’s To The Heartache” 14,934
36 AVENGED SEVENFOLD “The Stage” 14,850
37 HELLYEAH “I Don’t Care Anymore” 14,444
38 ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Here I Am” 13,198
39 DEFTONES “Prayers/Triangles” 13,146
40 PROPHETS OF RAGE “Prophets Of Rage” 12,876
41 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Through It All” 12,762
42 METALLICA “Moth Into Flame” 12,740
43 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wash It All Away” 12,538
44 HOLY WHITE HOUNDS “Switchblade” 12,417
45 DISTURBED “The Light” 11,834
46 HIGHLY SUSPECT “Bloodfeather” 11,832
47 ROB ZOMBIE “Get High” 11,803
48 HELLYEAH “Human” 11,772
49 KALEO “No Good” 11,568
50 SICK PUPPIES “Stick To Your Guns” 11,311

 

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Billboard Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2016

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Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2016 compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and ranked by sales data.

  1. DISTURBED – Immortalized
  2. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
  3. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
  4. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
  5. MEGADETH – Dystopia
  6. DEFTONES – Gore
  7. SKILLET – Unleashed
  8. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
  9. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
  10. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
  11. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
  12. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
  13. ROB ZOMBIE – Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
  14. BRING ME THE HORIZON – That’s The Spirit
  15. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
  16. ANTHRAX – For All Kings
  17. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Incarnate
  18. RUSH – R40 Live
  19. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
  20. THREE DOORS DOWN – Us And The Night
  21. ASKING ALEXANDRIA – The Black
  22. DREAM THEATER – The Astonishing
  23. VARIOUS ARTISTS – NOW That’s What I Call Power Ballads
  24. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
  25. HELLYEAH – Unden!able
  26. AMON AMARTH – Jomsviking
  27. IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls
  28. GHOST – Popestar (EP)
  29. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
  30. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1
  31. DEF LEPPARD – Def Leppard
  32. GHOST – Meloria
  33. COHEED AND CAMBRIA -The Color Before The Sun
  34. THRICE – To Be Everywhere Is Nowhere
  35. ISSUES – Headspace
  36. VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2016 Warped Tour Compiliation
  37. GOJIRA – Magma
  38. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
  39. BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance
  40. HALESTORM – Into The Wild Life
  41. BARONESS – Purple
  42. RED – Of Beauty And Rage
  43. CROWN THE EMPIRE – Retrograde
  44. MESHUGGAH – The Violent Sleep Of Reason
  45. ACE FREHLEY – Origins, Vol. 1
  46. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
  47. BEARTOOTH – Aggressive
  48. THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Exhale
  49. HATEBREED – The Concrete Confessional
  50. DANCE GAVIN DANCE – Mothership

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 1/7/17

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 1/7/17.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      3. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      4. SKILLET– Unleashed
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      8. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      9. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      10. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      11. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      12. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      13. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      14. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      15. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      16. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      17. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      18. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      19. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      20. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
      21. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: The Fillmore East: First Show
      22. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      23. GHOST – Popestar (EP)
      24. LAMB OF GOD – The Duke (EP)
      25. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 12/31/16

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 12/31/16.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      3. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      4. SKILLET– Unleashed
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      7. ZAO – The Well-Intentioned Virus
      8. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      9. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      10. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      11. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      12. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      13. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      14. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      15. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      16. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      17. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      18. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      19. LAMB OF GOD – The Duke (EP)
      20. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      21. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      22. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      23. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      24. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
      25. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures

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Billboard Top 25 Hard Rock Albums – 12/24/16

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 12/24/16.  Top 25 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 25:

      1. METALLICA – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
      2. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
      3. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Stage
      4. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      5. KORN – The Serenity Of Suffering
      6. SKILLET– Unleashed
      7. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – The Best Of 2005-2013
      8. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -Got Your Six
      9. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed, Vol. 2
      10. HIGHLY SUSPECT – The Boy Who Died Wolf
      11. I PREVAIL – Lifelines
      12. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      13. THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Who You Selling For
      14. DISTURBED – Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks
      15. NIGHT RANGER – 35 Years And A Night In Chicago
      16. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      17. LAMB OF GOD – The Duke (EP)
      18. TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake
      19. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – Letters From The Labyrinth
      20. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      21. SIXX: A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol. 1
      22. ALTER BRIDGE – The Last Hero
      23. MEGADETH – Dystopia
      24. LED ZEPPELIN – The Complete BBC Sessions
      25. JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun: Fillmore East: The First Show 12/31/69

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