Ice Nine Kills Debuts ‘The Silver Stream’ Trailer

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR/Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills debuted a new trailer this week for its upcoming livestream event, dubbed “The Silver Stream.”

The band debuted the cinematic trailer, which features Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) talking with front man Spencer Charnas. Meanwhile as Moseley and Charnas talk, the trailer proceeds to show a masked figure “killing” Charnas’ band mates and adds in a creepy message that “if you’re online to chat, you’re in line to die.” Moseley will serve as host of the event.

The livestream’s trailer plays out very much in the same style as the videos for the singles from the band’s latest album The Silver Scream. Viewer discretion is advised as there is some blood and overt violent content in the trailer.

Thursday’s ticketed event is scheduled to take place at noon ET Thursday on Sirius XM’s Octane channel, one day ahead of the release of INK’s new live recording I Heard They Kill Live. It will also feature an early presentation of the noted concert. The stream will re-air at 7 p.m. and midnight.

I Heard They Kill Live is scheduled for release Oct. 30 through Fearless Records on separate CD and vinyl platforms. The performance was recorded at the band’s hometown show in Worcester, MA on Nov. 19, 2019.

Front man Spencer Charnas talked about the performance during a recent interview.

“The Worcester Palladium holds a very special place in the heart of INK’s history,” he said. “On September 22nd, 2000, I attended a Goldfinger/Mest concert there that changed the course of my life. I knew after that incredibly high-energy show that I wanted to dedicate my life to writing and performing my own music. One year later, INK’s first show would take place on the very same stage at a battle of the bands that we did not win. The concert is pictured in this album insert. 18 years later we sold out the very same 3,000 capacity venue and recorded this live album there—a full circle moment that I will never forget. This album is dedicated to the INK psychos who allow us to make murder and mayhem an actual career.”

Ice Nine Kills debuted a live clip of ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ — which is featured in I Heard They Kill Live — Oct. 9. ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ is just one of the songs that is featured in the recording. The presentation features a total of 19 songs from across the band’s catalog, such as ‘Communion of the Cursed, ‘The Nature of the Beast,’ and ‘Me, Myself & Hyde.’

The recording’s set list is noted below.

ICE NINE KILLS

I HEARD THEY KILL LIVE!!

TRACK LISTING

1. Thank God It’s Friday

2. The Jig Is Up

3. SAVAGES

4. The Nature Of The Beast

5. The World In My Hands

6. Communion Of The Cursed

7. A Grave Mistake

8. Your Number’s Up

9. Rocking The Boat

10. Merry Axe-Mas

11. Thriller

12. Hell In The Hallways

13. Stabbing In The Dark

14. The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage

15. Love Bites

16. Tess-Timony

17. Me, Myself and Hyde

18. The American Nightmare

19. IT Is The End

In other news, INK recently launched a new fan community Friday called the “Psychos Only Club.”  The app-based fanclub gives its members access to exclusives, such as band member social feeds, updates about the band, merchandise, and videos.

Charnas said in a recent interview, he believes the band’s fans will appreciate the new INK fan community outlet.

“This is going to add a killer new dimension to the INK fandom universe!,” he said.  “Complete with exclusive never before see content, this will allow our audience to break down the barrier between band and fan and see what really happens behind the screams.”

Along with everything noted, the new fan community will allow fans to take part in giveaways, watch parties, and even trivia with the band, and members-only merchandise, ticket & VIP packages for live shows.

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR/Fearless Records

In even more news, INK released a new double-sided vinyl on Record Store Day, Oct. 24. The six-song vinyl collects tracks from the band’s latest album The Silver ScreamThe Final Cut for presentation. Its track listing is noted below.

The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts

Record Store Day Exclusive 10″ Vinyl

SIDE A

Savages

Your Number’s Up

Thriller

SIDE B

Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic) feat. Matt Heafy

Savages (Acoustic)

Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic) feat. Ari Lehman

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new fan community is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

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Ice Nine Kills Launches New Exclusive Fan Community

Ice Nine Kills’ fans have a new way to connect with the band.

The metalcore band launched a new fan community Friday called the “Psychos Only Club.”  The app-based fanclub gives its members access to exclusives, such as band member social feeds, updates about the band, merchandise, and videos.

Front man Spencer Charnas said in a recent interview, he believes the band’s fans will appreciate the new INK fan community outlet.

“This is going to add a killer new dimension to the INK fandom universe!,” he said.  “Complete with exclusive never before see content, this will allow our audience to break down the barrier between band and fan and see what really happens behind the screams.”

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR/Fearless Records

Along with everything noted, the new fan community will allow fans to take part in giveaways, watch parties, and even trivia with the band, and members-only merchandise, ticket & VIP packages for live shows.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new fan community is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ice Nine Kills Celebrates Horror Movie’s Anniversary With New Mini-Doc; Launches New Fan Contest

Ice Nine Kills is celebrating a special anniversary this month.

The band is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Jaws with a new mini-documentary.  Jaws made its theatrical debut June 20, 1975.

The documentary features Ice Nine Kills member Ricky Armellino and his father discussing how the elder Armellino came to own the famed harpoon gun used in the timeless horror flick.

Mr. Armellino told his son that he came to own the gun, which played into the killer great white shark’s demise, as a result of a deal involving a classic car and money owed to him.  That is only putting out part of the story.  The rest of the story will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.

The full video is streaming below.

 

Courtesy: Fearless Records/Cosa Nostra PR

 

Front man Spencer Charnas shared his own thoughts on the story in a separate interview.

“The horror prop gods smiled upon INK with this extremely cool connection to one of the most important horror films of all time,” said Charnas.  “Now that we have one of the harpoon guns, all we need is a piece of The Orca or The Kintner boy’s severed torso…”

Jaws was the inspiration for the song ‘Rock The Boat,’ which is featured on the band’s album The Silver Scream and its re-issue The Final Cut.  That re-issue featured a handful of bonus acoustic performances of songs featured in the original album.

As an addition to the anniversary celebration, Ice Nine Kills is making available, some beach-ready attire and paraphernalia, such as swimsuits, beach towels, and Jaws-themed face coverings. The items are part of the band’s monthly “Nightmare on the Ninth” celebration and are available to order here.

In other Ice Nine Kills news, the band released its new acoustic EP Undead and Unplugged late last month.  In connection with its release, the band has launched what it has dubbed the “Enjoy Your Slay Vocal/Guitar contest.

The contest encourages fans to submit videos of themselves performing their own acoustic take of ‘Enjoy Your Slay.’  Winners will receive a custom Ice Nine Kills horror axe much like the one used by Jack Nicholson in the classic horror movie The Shining.  Information about entries is available here.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video game, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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‘Undead & Unplugged’ Gives Hope For A Full-Length Live Recording From Ice Nine Kills

Courtey: Fearless Records

Forthy-three years ago, famed author Stephen King published what has gone on to become one of the most well-known novels of all time when he released The Shining.  Its creation came after King visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.  Three years later, that novel went on to be adapted into a movie that while disliked by King himself, has become beloved by horror movie fans.  In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie’s premiere, metalcore band Ice Nine Kills released a performance Friday that it held late last year at the hotel.  The surprise release is streaming through Fearless Records’ official YouTube channel.  The intimate performance serves as the foundation for its presentation.  Resting on that foundation is the matter of the concert’s set list, which while brief will still engage and entertain audiences.  The songs’ production and mixing rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later.  All three elements are key in their own way to the whole of Live From The Overlook Hotel.  All things considered, they leave listeners wanting for more in the best way possible.

Ice Nine Kills’ new live recording Live From The Overlook Hotel is another enjoyable presentation for audiences who are looking for their live music fix while stages are dark and silent.  That is due in part to the concert itself.  Rather than being a full-on, amped up concert, this performance was a more intimate, acoustic set from the band.  Adding to the interest is that the performance was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the debut of the movie spawned from Stephen King’s timeless novel by the same name.  Considering the alleged nature of the hotel – numerous stories have been told over the years about paranormal activity that has happened at the hotel – it was a surprise that nothing happened during the course of the concert, which was held in support of the re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream.  The re-issue, dubbed The Final Cut, was released Oct. 25, 2019, only weeks ahead of the band’s performance at the Staley Hotel.  The fact that the performance was so intimate and that almost no one was at the hotel when King and his wife Tabitha visited the business decades earlier adds to the interesting juxtaposition.  The question and answer session that was featured with the performance is removed from the EP along with the other mid-song interactions with the audience, in favor of just the songs.  Even despite that, the performance still offers its own share of engagement and entertainment for audiences.  Maybe one day audiences will get the performance in whole through an official release on DVD and/or Blu-ray.  In the meantime though, that the band would at least present its song performances from the concert is reason enough to check out this digital-only EP.

Speaking of songs performed during the intimate performance, the concert’s set list is of its own interest for listeners.  Composed of five tracks, the concert focuses mainly on the acoustic tracks that are featured in The Silver Scream’s Final Cut re-issue, which would make sense, considering that the performance, again, came only weeks after The Silver Scream: The Final Cut was released.  The acoustic take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is here, as are the acoustic takes of ‘A Grave Mistake’ and ‘Savages.’  The band’s acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ was replaced in this concert with an acoustic take of ‘Love Bites.’  That song was also featured in The Silver Scream, but was not featured as an acoustic take on The Final Cut.  The set’s closer, ‘Enjoy Your Slay’ also was not an acoustic work presented in the original album or its re-issue.  Even with that in mind, it was still a strong performance in its own right.  Considering the mood of the overall concert and its setting, the performance was a good fit.  There was a certain eerie, somber nature in the performance that just enhanced the overall mood of the performance.  Given, it would have been nice to have had more songs in the set list, but again, the concert was part of the supporting tour in support of The Final Cut.  So to that end, the acoustic takes were naturally the point of focus here.  To that end, the set list in itself is still engaging and entertaining.  Together with the show’s setup, it makes the overall concert even more noteable.

While the concert’s background and its set list do a lot to make it worth taking in, they are only a portion of what makes the performance stand out.  The recording’s production and mixing rounds out its most important elements.  They are important to note especially because this is an all acoustic performance.  This might not seem important on the surface, but in the bigger picture, making sure all of the sound levels are precise in an acoustic setting is just as critical if not more so in an acoustic setting as a fully amplified performance.  That is because the sound is softer, so even more attention has to be paid to every bit of sound balance.  Those behind the boards and editing are to be commended for that attention to the finer details, too.  Their efforts paid off in each song, putting the final touch to the presentation.  Together with the noted set list and the setting for the concert and its background, all three elements come together to make Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel a good first live outing for Ice Nine Kills that gives hope for a future full-length live recording from the band..

Ice Nine Kills’ new live EP Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel is a positive offering from the band.  That is especially considering that it is the band’s first live recording.  That is due in part to the concert’s setup and background in itself as noted here.  The set list, though brief, adds its own interest to the EP’s presentation.  The recording’s production and mixing puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  All three items are important in their own way to the whole of this live EP.  All things considered, they make Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel a positive live debut from INK, and a presentation that gives hope for what a full-length live recording could look and sound like.  The recording is streaming now through Fearless Records’ official YouTube channel.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video game, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Set It Off Debuts Third Single From New EP, ‘After Midnight’

Set It Off debuted another new single this week.

The band debuted its new sing ‘One Single Second’ Friday.  The song is yet another b-side from the band’s recording sessions for its 2019 album Midnight.  The song’s arrangement presents a very distinct pop sensibility, which is very similar to many of the songs from Midnight.

Front man Cody Carson explained in a recent interview, the song’s lyrical theme centers on a real-life story of broken relationship.

“For this song, I brought myself back to one of my worst memories of relationships I can remember — the first time I got cheated on by my first love,” he said.  “the entire song is basically telling the story of how I felt the connection fade and started putting the pieces together.  It’s got that angst, that aggression that mysterious feeling of ‘Do I know for sure?’ ‘Do I not know at all?’  I think a lot of you have been betrayed like this before, and this is the song you can hold onto to let it all out.”

Courtesy: Fearless Records

The debut of Set It Off’s latest single comes just over a month after the band debuted another new single, ‘So Predictable‘ and more than two months after the band debuted the single ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ both of which are also  b-sides from the sessions for Midnight.

Said Carson about ‘So Predictable,’ “We’ve all been there before — same argument, same issue, same nonsense, different day.  This is one of those songs written out of complete frustration of those kinds of moments — whether it be someone you love who you butt heads with or someone so irritating yet you can’t avoid them.  We had a blast making this song because of the overall attitude that surrounds it.”

In discussing ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Carson had the following to say.

“‘Catch Me If You Can’ is that quintessential middle finger to anyone who doubted you or really wronged you in life or in your pursuit of your dreams,” he said.  “I’ve personally and unfortunately experienced an incredible amount of this on our journey.  I’ve been laughed at when I told people what I do for a living, I’ve been betrayed by my closest friends, and I’ve been told no time and time again.  To me, that’s fuel. It’s motivation to show that this path is something that I was born to do.  Success is the best revenge.  My hope is that this song can reach out to anyone who needs an empowering song to pick them up and inspire confidence in themselves to keep fighting for what they truly want in life.”

Set It Off will launch the next leg of its tour Jan. 8 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour, which is in support of Midnight, is scheduled to run through Feb. 20 in Seattle, WA.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Salt Lake City, UT and Lakewood, OH.  The band’s tour schedule is noted below.

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
WITH SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, BELMONT, + POINT NORTH:

1/8 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
1/10 — Chicago, IL — The Forge
1/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
1/12 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theatre
1/14 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
1/15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
1/17 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
1/18 — San Francisco, CA — Regency
1/20 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
1/22 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
1/23 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
1/25 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
1/26 — Nashville, TN — The Cowan
1/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
1/30 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
1/31 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
2/1 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
2/4 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/5 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/7 — Detroit, MI — The Crofoot
2/8 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection

HEADLINE DATES:
WITH CAPSTAN + MOBS:

2/9 — Lakewood, OH — Phantasy Nightclub
2/11 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/12 — Dilworth, MN — TAK Music Venue
2/13 — Winnipeg, MB — The Park Theatre
2/15 — Calgary, AB — The Rec Room
2/16 — Edmonton, AB — Temple
2/18 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore Ballroom
2/19 — Portland, OR — Holocene*
2/20 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile*
*No Capstan

Midnight, which was released this past March, has spawned a series of singles and videos for those singles. The singles spawned from the album are: ‘Hourglass,’ ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever,’ ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ ‘Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

More information on Set It Off’s new b-side, tour dates, news and more is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.setitoffband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/setitoffband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/SetItOff

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Ice Nine Kills Assisting With Fire Recovery Efforts in Australia

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO PR

The men of Ice Nine Kills are doing their part to help with recovery efforts from the fires that have devastated Australia.

The band is selling a new shirt whose sales will go to benefit those efforts.  A news release distributed Tuesday states that 100 percent of the shirts’ sales will benefit those recovery efforts.

Front man Spencer Charnas talked about the shirt’s sale in a statement featured in the release.

“Last month we were thrilled by the killer reception we received on our inaugural visit to Australia,” he said.  “In light of the recent events, we are donating all profits from this limited edition shirt to the Australian Wildfire Relief efforts.  Please consider picking one up and helping out our friends down under in this devastating time.”

The shirt is available for purchase at ink-merch.com.  According to information on the flyer for the shirt, this sale will run for only two days.

Ice Nine Kills has been busy touring in support of its recently re-issued album The Silver Scream (2018).  The band re-issued the album with five extra acoustic tracks on Oct. 25 through Fearless Records.  The group will continue its tour Feb 1 on the annual Shiprocked Cruise.

Once the cruise is done, the band will return to Europe to finish its run there before returning to the U.S. on April 10.  The band’s latest tour schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
2/1 – 2/6
New Orleans, LA
Shiprocked Cruise
Sun
2/16
Barcelona, ES
Razzmatazz *
Thu
2/20
Milan, IT
Alcatraz *
Fri
2/21
Zurich, CH
Halle 62 *
Sat
2/22
Offenbach, DE
Stadhalle *
Mon
2/24
Munich, DE
Zenith *
Tue
2/25
Wien, AT
Gasometer *
Fri
2/28
Thessaloniki, GR
Princpal Club Theatre *
Sat
2/1
Athens, GR
Piraeus Academy 117 *
Mon
3/2
Sofia, BG
Universiada Hall *
Tue
3/3
Bucharest, RO
Arenele Romane *
Wed
3/4
Budapest, HU
Papp Laszlo Budpaest Sportarena *
Fri
3/6
Bratislava Iii, SL
Eurovia Arena *
Sat
3/7
Poznan, PL
MTP2 *
Mon
3/9
Berlin, DE
Verti Music Hall *
Tue
3/10
Hannover, DE
Swiss Life Hall *
Wed
3/11
Leizpig, DE
Haus Auensse *
Fri
3/13
Paris, FR
La Villette *
Sat
3/14
Tilburg, NL
013 Poppodium *
Mon
3/16
Dusseldorf, DE
Mitsubushi Electric Halle *
Tue
3/17
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena *
Wed
3/18
Copenhagen, DK
Vega *
Wed
4/8
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center &
Fri
4/10
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center &
Sat
4/11
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheater &
Mon
4/13
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center &
Tue
4/14
Ft. Worth, TX
Dickies Arena &
Thu
4/16
Houston, TX
Toyota Center &
Sat
4/18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena &
Sun
4/19
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena &
Tue
4/21
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum &
Thu
4/23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome &
Sat
4/25
Portland, OR
Veteran Memorial Coliseum &
Mon
4/27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
Wed
4/29
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center &
Fri
5/1
Concord, SC
Epicenter Festival
Sun
5/3
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena &
Tue
5/5
Worcester, MA
DCU Center &
Wed
5/6
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center &
Fri
5/8
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center &
Tue
5/12
Detroit, MI
Little Ceasars Arena &
Thu
5/14
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Center &
Fri
5/15
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion &
Sat
5/16
Columbus, OH
Sonic Temple Festival
Sun
5/17
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena &
Tue
5/19
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena &
Wed
5/20
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center &
Sat
5/23-24
Leeds/Hatfield, UK
SlamDunk Festival
Wed
5/27
Kyiv, UA
Bel etage Concert Club
Fri
5/29
Sankt-Peterburg, RU
Kosmonavt
* with Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead
& with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and I Prevail

Just last month, Ice Nine Kills debuted a playable three-level game based on its songMerry Axe-Mas,’ which is featured in The Silver Scream and its re-issue.  The video game features three levels — Santa’s Forgiveness, Santa’s Forest and Silence The Sinners — through which Santa Claus wreaks some serious holiday havoc.  The video game and the song and video are all inspired by the controversial 1984 slasher flick Silent NightDeadly Night, which is a favorite of INK front man Spencer Charnas.

Along with ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ The Silver Scream has also produced the singles ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ and ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘.  The album’s recent re-issue saw the release of an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video game, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Set It Off Debuts New B-Side, ‘So Predictable’

Set It Off debuted another new single this week.

The band debuted its latest b-side ‘So Predictable‘ Friday.  The song’s musical arrangement bears a distinctly pop vibe with plenty of infectious hooks and choruses.  It is an arrangement that is very similar to some of the songs that made it to the final cut of the band’s most recent album Midnight, which was released last year through Fearless Records.

Set It Off front man Cody Carson talked about the song’s lyrical content in a recent interview.

“We’ve all been there before — same argument, same issue, same nonsense, different day,” he said.  “This is one of those songs written out of complete frustration of those kinds of moments — whether it be someone you love who you butt heads with or someone so irritating yet you can’t avoid them.  We had a blast making this song because of the overall attitude that surrounds it.”

Courtesy: Fearless Records

‘So Predictable’ is just the latest b-side that the band has released lately.  The band debuted another b-side, ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ Dec. 12.

Carson talked about the mid-tempo poppy song’s lyrical topic in a recent interview, noting its defiant lyrical theme.

“‘Catch Me If You Can’ is that quintessential middle finger to anyone who doubted you or really wronged you in life or in your pursuit of your dreams,” he said.  “I’ve personally and unfortunately experienced an incredible amount of this on our journey.  I’ve been laughed at when I told people what I do for a living, I’ve been betrayed by my closest friends, and I’ve been told no time and time again.  To me, that’s fuel. It’s motivation to show that this path is something that I was born to do.  Success is the best revenge.  My hope is that this song can reach out to anyone who needs an empowering song to pick them up and inspire confidence in themselves to keep fighting for what they truly want in life.”

Set It Off will launch the next leg of its tour Jan. 8 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour, which is in support of Midnight,

is scheduled to run through Feb. 20 in Seattle, WA.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Salt Lake City, UT and Lakewood, OH.  The band’s tour schedule is noted below.

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
WITH SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, BELMONT, + POINT NORTH:

1/8 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
1/10 — Chicago, IL — The Forge
1/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
1/12 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theatre
1/14 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
1/15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
1/17 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
1/18 — San Francisco, CA — Regency
1/20 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
1/22 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
1/23 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
1/25 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
1/26 — Nashville, TN — The Cowan
1/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
1/30 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
1/31 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
2/1 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
2/4 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/5 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/7 — Detroit, MI — The Crofoot
2/8 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection

HEADLINE DATES:
WITH CAPSTAN + MOBS:

2/9 — Lakewood, OH — Phantasy Nightclub
2/11 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/12 — Dilworth, MN — TAK Music Venue
2/13 — Winnipeg, MB — The Park Theatre
2/15 — Calgary, AB — The Rec Room
2/16 — Edmonton, AB — Temple
2/18 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore Ballroom
2/19 — Portland, OR — Holocene*
2/20 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile*
*No Capstan

Midnight, which was released this past March, has spawned a series of singles and videos for those singles. The singles spawned from the album are: ‘Hourglass,’ ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever,’ ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ ‘Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

More information on Set It Off’s new b-side, tour dates, news and more is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.setitoffband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/setitoffband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/SetItOff

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Ice Nine Kills Unleashes ‘Merry Axe-Mas’ Video Game; Band To Continue Tour In 2020

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills is celebrating the holidays by giving its fans a very special gift.

The band has made available, the video game from the video for its single ‘Merry Axe-Mas.’  The band debuted the sing’es video Dec. 21, 2018. The single is taken from the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream and is also featured on the album’s recent re-issue, subtitled The Final Cut.

The video game features three levels — Santa’s Forgiveness, Santa’s Forest and Silence The Sinners — through which Santa Claus wreaks some serious holiday havoc.  The video game and the song and video are all inspired by the controversial 1984 slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night, which is a favorite of INK front man Spencer Charnas.

Ice Nine Kills spent much of this year touring in support of its latest release The Silver Scream and its re-issue on the “Silver Scream World Tour” and “The Octane Accelerator Tour,” which was presented by Sirius XM.  The majority of the shows on that latter tour were sold out.

The band will continue its support of The Silver Scream well into the new year with a string of European dates in February and March.  That run will give way to another North American run that is scheduled to launch April 8 in Sunrise, FL and to run through May 20 in St. Paul, MN.  From there, the band will make its way to the United Kingdom for a brief stint there in late May.

Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail and Hollywood Undead will join the band on several dates.  The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available here.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
2/1 – 2/6
New Orleans, LA
Shiprocked Cruise
Sun
2/16
Barcelona, ES
Razzmatazz *
Thu
2/20
Milan, IT
Alcatraz *
Fri
2/21
Zurich, CH
Halle 62 *
Sat
2/22
Offenbach, DE
Stadhalle *
Mon
2/24
Munich, DE
Zenith *
Tue
2/25
Wien, AT
Gasometer *
Fri
2/28
Thessaloniki, GR
Princpal Club Theatre *
Sat
2/1
Athens, GR
Piraeus Academy 117 *
Mon
3/2
Sofia, BG
Universiada Hall *
Tue
3/3
Bucharest, RO
Arenele Romane *
Wed
3/4
Budapest, HU
Papp Laszlo Budpaest Sportarena *
Fri
3/6
Bratislava Iii, SL
Eurovia Arena *
Sat
3/7
Poznan, PL
MTP2 *
Mon
3/9
Berlin, DE
Verti Music Hall *
Tue
3/10
Hannover, DE
Swiss Life Hall *
Wed
3/11
Leizpig, DE
Haus Auensse *
Fri
3/13
Paris, FR
La Villette *
Sat
3/14
Tilburg, NL
013 Poppodium *
Mon
3/16
Dusseldorf, DE
Mitsubushi Electric Halle *
Tue
3/17
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena *
Wed
3/18
Copenhagen, DK
Vega *
Wed
4/8
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center &
Fri
4/10
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center &
Sat
4/11
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheater &
Mon
4/13
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center &
Tue
4/14
Ft. Worth, TX
Dickies Arena &
Thu
4/16
Houston, TX
Toyota Center &
Sat
4/18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena &
Sun
4/19
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena &
Tue
4/21
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum &
Thu
4/23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome &
Sat
4/25
Portland, OR
Veteran Memorial Coliseum &
Mon
4/27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
Wed
4/29
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center &
Fri
5/1
Concord, SC
Epicenter Festival
Sun
5/3
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena &
Tue
5/5
Worcester, MA
DCU Center &
Wed
5/6
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center &
Fri
5/8
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center &
Tue
5/12
Detroit, MI
Little Ceasars Arena &
Thu
5/14
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Center &
Fri
5/15
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion &
Sat
5/16
Columbus, OH
Sonic Temple Festival
Sun
5/17
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena &
Tue
5/19
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena &
Wed
5/20
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center &
Sat
5/23-24
Leeds/Hatfield, UK
SlamDunk Festival
Wed
5/27
Kyiv, UA
Bel etage Concert Club
Fri
5/29
Sankt-Peterburg, RU
Kosmonavt
* with Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead
& with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and I Prevail
Along with ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ The Silver Scream has also produced the singles ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ and ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘.  The album’s recent re-issue saw the release of an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video game, tour dates and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Set It Off Debuts B-Side ‘Catch Me If You Can’; Preps For Winter Tour Dates

Courtesy: Fearless Records/Atom Splitter PR

Set It Off debuted a new song this week.

The band debuted its previously unreleased b-side ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Thursday. The song is available to stream and download here.

Front man Cody Carson talked about the mid-tempo poppy song’s lyrical topic in a recent interview, noting its defiant lyrical theme.

“‘Catch Me If You Can’ is that quintessential middle finger to anyone who doubted you or really wronged you in life or in your pursuit of your dreams,” he said.  “I’ve personally and unfortunately experienced an incredible amount of this on our journey.  I’ve been laughed at when I told people what I do for a living, I’ve been betrayed by my closest friends, and I’ve been told no time and time again.  To me, that’s fuel. It’s motivation to show that this path is something that I was born to do.  Success is the best revenge.  My hope is that this song can reach out to anyone who needs an empowering song to pick them up and inspire confidence in themselves to keep fighting for what they truly want in life.”

‘Catch Me If You Can’ is just the first of many b-sides to come from Set It Off, according to a news release distributed Thursday about the song. The document states the band has plans to release more b-sides soon.

Set It Off will launch the next leg of its tour Jan. 8 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour, which is in support of the band’s latest album Midnight, is scheduled to run through Feb. 20 in Seattle, WA.  It will feature performances in cities, such as Baltimore, MD; Salt Lake City, UT and Lakewood, OH.  The band’s tour schedule is noted below.

SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
WITH SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, BELMONT, + POINT NORTH:

1/8 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
1/10 — Chicago, IL — The Forge
1/11 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
1/12 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theatre
1/14 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
1/15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
1/17 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
1/18 — San Francisco, CA — Regency
1/20 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
1/22 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
1/23 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
1/25 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
1/26 — Nashville, TN — The Cowan
1/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
1/30 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
1/31 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
2/1 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
2/4 — Albany, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/5 — Toronto, ON — Phoenix Concert Theatre
2/7 — Detroit, MI — The Crofoot
2/8 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection

HEADLINE DATES:
WITH CAPSTAN + MOBS:

2/9 — Lakewood, OH — Phantasy Nightclub
2/11 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
2/12 — Dilworth, MN — TAK Music Venue
2/13 — Winnipeg, MB — The Park Theatre
2/15 — Calgary, AB — The Rec Room
2/16 — Edmonton, AB — Temple
2/18 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore Ballroom
2/19 — Portland, OR — Holocene*
2/20 — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile*
*No Capstan

Midnight, which was released this past March, has spawned a series of singles and videos for those singles. The singles spawned from the album are: ‘Hourglass,’ ‘Midnight Thoughts,’ ‘For You Forever,’ ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ ‘Lonely Dance‘ and ‘Killer in the Mirror.’  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
2. “Hourglass”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]

More information on Set It Off’s new b-side, tour dates, news and more is available online now at:

Website: http://www.setitoffband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/setitoffband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SetItOff

 

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Wage War’s Latest LP Proves ‘Pressure’ Can Make Great Things

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Metalcore outfit Wage War released its third full-length studio recording this summer.  The album, Pressure has proven to be divisive among audiences, with some audiences alleging it presents the band straying from its roots, while others praising it for the growth exhibited over the course of its dozen total songs both in its musical and lyrical content.  Those who have taken time to criticize the records are missing the bigger picture, as they clearly have an aversion to change.  The whole of Pressure proves a positive offering from the group, whether it is audiences’ first exposure to the band or the latest.  That is proven in part through a pair of songs featured late in the album’s 41-minute run time – ‘Fury’ and ‘Take The Fight.’  The songs’ heavy musical arrangements and their inspiring, uplifting lyrical content serve to make them two of the record’s strongest entries.  ‘Prison,’ which comes much earlier in the album’s run is another of the album’s most notable additions.  When it is considered along with ‘Fury,’ ‘Take The Fight’ and the rest of the album’s songs, the whole of the album becomes a work that will appeal easily to mot Wage War fans and metalcore fans in general.

Wage War’s third full-length studio recording Pressure is a positive new offering from the up-and-coming Florida-based metalcore outfit.  That is due to musical and lyrical content that collectively offers its own share of entertainment and inspiration all at the same time.  One of the songs featured in the record’s run that supports those statements comes late in the album’s run in the form of ‘Fury.’  Musically speaking, this song’s musical content lends itself to comparisons to works from fellow metalcore bands, such as Of Mice & Men and As I Lay Dying.  At the same time though, it also lends itself to a comparison to the best works of Slipknot.  That is evident in the song’s breakdowns and its pummeling percussion elements.  Front man Briton Bond’s vocal delivery adds to that comparison just as much as the work of his fellow band mates.  The whole of their work makes this adrenaline-fueled fist-pumper a sure-fire hit both on record and on stage.  That fiery, unforgettable musical content couples with the song’s lyrical content to strengthen the song’s standing even more.

The song’s lyrical content is important to discuss because of the confident, defiant stance that it takes against the odds stacked against a person.  Briton writes in the song’s lead verse, “My scars have shown me who to be/Held me down, pushed around, but never buried me/No compromise, no fear of pain/I fight the war when you run the other way/One judgment, no jury/I am, I am the fury/Break free/You have to face the truth/No peace/Where there’s a war in you/One judgment, no jury/I am, I am the fury.”  He continues writing in the song’s second verse, “This is a warning shot/It keeps me honest to God/You could never survive in a world of casualty/Open wounds turned to brick, built my legacy.”  He adds in the song’s brief final verse, “All my enemies hide around me/I am the fury.”  Again, here is that statement of defiance.  This is overall, a statement from someone saying that he is not letting himself be held back or down anymore, but rather is going to stand up against all obstacles.  It is a full-on aggressive statement that, when coupled with the song’s equally aggressive musical content, makes the song in whole a clear example of what makes Pressure such a solid record from Wage War.  It is just one of the album’s most notable entries.  ‘Take The Fight’ is another of the album’s most notable entries.

‘Take The Fight’ stands out among Pressure’s most notable entries because like ‘Fury,’ it is a work that both musically and lyrically presents a sense of self-determination and defiance.  What is important to note here is that even with that in mind, it does not just rehash that noted song.  Rather, it gives listeners something fresh and new.  It musical arrangement actually stands out as something that could just as easily be compared to works featured in Sevendust’s 2007 album Alpha with its heavy, crunching melodic hard rock approach and hybrid screaming/clean vocals.  One could even make a comparison to the best works of The Veer Union in this case.  It is a work that will appeal not just to metalcore fans and the band’s fans, but also hard rock and metal fans in general.  That widely appealing arrangement couples with the song’s equally powerful lyrical content to make the song in whole its own key addition to the album

The song’s lyrical content is powerful in its own right in that it delivers its own message of self-confidence.  That message is most clear in the song’s chorus, in which Briton sings, “I know/I know that I am not alone/When I’m standing on my own/They can say what they say/Say what they say/But it doesn’t change/I know/I know that I am not alone/When there’s nowhere else to go/They can say what they say/Blame who they blame/But they can’t take the fight from me.”  The “they” who are mentioned are those who live to make others’ lives miserable; those people who do everything in their power to bring others down.  The song’s defiant, determined message is almost as evident in th song’s lead verse, during which Briton sings, “Is anybody out there?/Let me know/Feel like you’re over it/Had enough?/Are you afraid to wake up/’Cause it shows/Tell me what it takes to break and let go.”  This moment comes across as Briton asking from the vantage point of the song’s subject if anyone else feels like the song’s subject.  He adds in that verse, “Is anybody out there?/Let me know/feel like you’re over it/Had enough?/Are you afraid to wake up/’Cause it shows/I’m not gonna break and bow to no throne.”  Again, this is that defiance, that certainty that the subject is not going to let certain forces hold him down.  He continues in the song’s second verse, “I’m not gonna stand down/Living like I’m one foot in the grave/I refuse to let you do the same/tell me what it takes to break your own chains/I see pain/I see rage/See the change that you want written on your face/I see pain/I see rage/See the world as a place where we’re all the same.”  This is the song’s subject identifying with others who feel like him.  In relating to those people, the song’s subject strengthens himself emotionally.  Considering this and the song’s equally strong, confident musical arrangement, the whole of the song shows itself to be its own key addition to Pressure.  When it is considered alongside ‘Fury,’ the two songs together go a long way toward showing why Pressure is such a positive new offering from Wage War.  They are just two of the album’s key songs.  ‘Prison,’ which comes early in the album’s run, is important in its own way to the whole of the album.

‘Prison’ stands out because unlike the previously discussed songs, its musical and lyrical content come across as being polar opposites of one another.  The song’s musical arrangement is another driving, up-tempo presentation that will get any listener’s blood flowing.  By contrast, the song’s lyrical content presents a far more introspective story.

The lyrical content featured in ‘Prison’ comes across more as a person who is struggling to come to terms with himself and his place in the world.  Considering that, one would expect the song’s musical arrangement to match.  Even with that contrast in mind, the song in whole still works in its own way.  Briton sings in the song’s lead verse, “Feels like I’m caught in a whirlwind inside my head/I’m my own natural disaster beneath my skin/I can’t explain/And you just won’t get it/I can’t numb the pain/It’s all I think about/I’m too deep to believe I can face myself/It’s hard not to give up when you go through hell/I’m trapped in my skin/This is my prison.”  Again, this comes across as someone having some trouble coming to terms with his identity and his place in the world.  Usually with songs, such as this, the song’s musical arrangement would be more of a slow, melancholic composition.  That proved to not be the case here, though.  It makes for quite the interesting work in whole.  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Behind the bars I create for myself/No one else to blame/Alone and helpless/I’m tied to all this/Living in my chain.”  He returns to the song’s chorus from here.  Once again, this comes across as someone who is going through a difficult point in his life in terms of self-realization.  Considering the song’s musical arrangement, maybe this vantage point is one of someone at the start of that somewhat downward spiral.  The song’s subject is going through the anger stage of self-realization here rather than the more depressing stage.  With that possibility in mind, the song would seem to make more sense with its musical and lyrical content in whole.  To that end, that relatable lyrical content and infectious musical content proves even more crucial to the whole of the album.  Together with ‘Fury,’ ‘Take The Fight’ and the rest of the album’s entries, the whole of the album shows even more why it is such an appealing work for Wage War’s fans and those of the metalcore genre.

Wage War’s latest full-length studio recording Pressure is a strong  new offering from the up-and-coming metalcore outfit.  That is due to the record’s collective musical and lyrical content, as has been evidenced here.  ‘Forget My Name,’ which comes late in the album’s run, ‘Who I Am’ and ‘Grave’ do just as much to support the noted statement as the songs addressed here.  When they are considered along with the rest of the album’s works, the whole of the album becomes its own positive new offering from Wage War.  Pressure is available now.  More information on the album is available now along with all of Wage War’s latest tour dates, news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://wagewarband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wagewar

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wagewar

 

 

 

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