NW METAL CALENDAR

I’m the guy who runs this blog. I live in the Seattle area and I like live metal.  Not necessarily all metal, but a pretty broad spectrum of it.  As a public service, I post on this page upcoming shows in the Seattle area (and sometimes elsewhere in the Northwest) as I become aware of them. I tend to focus on the shows I would like to see, but I’ve tried to make it broader than that, too.

WARNING: I get my information from reliable web sites, including the venues for the shows, but I can’t guarantee that what I find will stay accurate, so check it out for yourself.  And I don’t promise to update the info if a show is canceled or a band drops off a tour or the venue changes.  So before you show up to buy tickets at the door, check with the venue to make sure nothing has changed.

Sometimes I don’t list a show because I’m unfamiliar with the names, or because I missed an announcement or forgot to check a venue’s calendar. If you’re a band or a venue and you want us to add your info here, leave a comment below or send e-mail to:   islander@nocleansinging.com

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DEC 6 at Highline: Bell Witch, Aerial Ruin, Ēōs, Serpentent

DEC 7 at Chop Suey: Sandrider, Constant Lovers, DJ Marco Collins

DEC 9 at Highline: Macabre, Witchaven, Xoth, Inquinok, MRSA, Weaponlord

DEC 10 at Studio Seven: Blood & Thunder, Chronological Injustice, A Flourishing Scourge, Children of Seraph

DEC 10 at Fifth Dimension (Tacoma): Sister Act, A God or an Other, East Sherman, Voidthrone, Big Idiot

DEC 13 at Highline:  Xasthur, Mamiffer, Thunder Grey Pilgrim, Nick Superchi

DEC 13 at Showbox SoDo: Hellyeah, In Flames, From Ashes To New, Source

DEC 13 at Studio Seven: Sworn Enemy, Hoods, Drowning, Compound HMC, Bad Idea

DEC 15 at Highline: Abigail Williams, A God or an Other, The Devils of Loudun, East Sherman

DEC 16 at Showbox: Red Fang, Torche, Whores

DEC 17 at El Corazon: Puddle of Mudd

DEC 17 at Obsidian (Olympia): Abigail Williams

DEC 19 at Neumos: Neurosis, Yob, Sumac

DEC 20 at Highline: Void Omnia, Huldrekall, Isenordal

DEC 21 at Obsidian (Olympia): Void Omnia

JAN 5 at Obsidian (Olympia): Hissing, Bone Sickness

JAN 6 at Highline: Perturbator (more TBA)

Jan 10 at Highline: Ascended Dead, Grave Ritual, Hexenslaught, Fetid

JAN 18 at Obsidian (Olympia): Ash Borer

JAN 19 at Highline:  Ash Borer, Bell Witch, Hissing

JAN 20 at El Corazon: August Burns Red, Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68

JAN 21 at Highline: Entombed A.D., Full of Hell, Turbid North, Deathraid

JAN 24 at The Vera Project: Code Orange, Youth Code, Lifeless

FEB 2 at El Corazon:  Mayhem, Inquisition, Black Anvil

FEB 2 at Highline: Alcest, The Body, Creepers

FEB 4 at Studio Seven: Lordi, Flawed Hero

FEB 22 at El Corazon: Overkill, Nile, Kill Closet

MAR 26 at Neumos: Deafheaven, This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle

MAR 28 at Neptune: DECIBEL TOUR (Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous)

MAR 29 at Neumos: Nails, Toxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper

APR 4 at El Corazon: Amorphis, Swallow the Sun

APR 29 at Highline:  Asphyx, Extremity

MAY 6 at El Corazon: HammerFall, Delain

MAY 8 at El Corazon:  Sabaton, Jesus Wears Armani

MAY 11 at Showbox Market: Testament, Sepultura, Prong

JUN 24 at Tacoma Dome: Roger Waters

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236 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Andy says:

    Don’t forget Isis at Neumos on June 1!

  2. Wow, fuck, Finntroll and Barren Earth on the same bill? That’s epic as hell. Of course, no Swedish tour. WTF?

  3. Brian says:

    How about The Power of the Riff tour on Aug 19th at Neumo’s?

  4. Brendon Williams says:

    Although it would be awesome, I’m pretty sure Tesseract won’t be playing on the Periphery/Textures show. Also, you have the date wrong: it’s on the 22nd, not the 26th!

  5. Brendon Williams says:

    I take it back – it looks like Tesseract will be playing after all! They’re not listed on the posters though. But still, the show is on September 22nd.

  6. John says:

    Funeral Age is playing with Decapitated on October 14th at Studio 7 as well. Please update the info.

  7. Alexis says:

    The Ocean is playing with Devin Townsend too!!!!!!!

  8. Super Happy Story Time Land is going to be the only local opener for Deicide on March 18th

  9. Devon says:

    NOV. 15 TDWP, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, For Today at Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon

  10. Go to the upcoming shows section of truemetalseattleforums.org for the most comprehensive listing of upcoming Metal shows, both local and national.

  11. Maz says:

    Huntress and Holy Grail opening for Dragonforce on May 5th. Those are the bands many people will go for me thinks.

  12. Dan C. says:

    This should be updated to combine these two shows:
    NOV 10 at Showbox SoDo: GWAR, DevilDriver, Cancer Bates, Legacy of Disorder

    NOV 10 at Neumos: Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge

  13. Dan C. says:

    March 31st, Metal Alliance 3 at Showbox SoDo. Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, plus more TBA.

  14. alex says:

    Feb 13, 2013: Graveyard with The Shrine @ Neumos

    Great site!

  15. alex says:

    March 29, 2013: Clutch,
    Orange Goblin, Lionize, and KYNG
    at Showbox at The Market

  16. Joel says:

    Friday March 8th
    Krystos, Last Bastion, Lb! (Pound)
    at 2 Bit Saloon

  17. Dan C. says:

    Mayhem Festival is happening July 3rd. There are some pretty good bands on the list, like Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, and Mastodon. And some…not so exciting bands as well.

    • Islander says:

      Man, thanks for that tip. I’ve been hunkered down in a cave the last 2 weeks and missed that announcement. That’s a really mixed lineup, but the awesome part of it is pretty fuckin awesome. I just added it to this page.

      • Dan C. says:

        There’s definitely a variety. I’m curious to see how all the different stages work, timing-wise and such.

  18. Dan C. says:

    June 19 – Studio Seven: Melechesh, Vreid, Lightning Swords Of Death, Reign Of Lies.
    Why must this be on a Wednesday?

  19. Dan C. says:

    Looks like Warbringer’s playing that Overkill/Kreator show as well.

  20. JJ says:

    Update to the Beneath Oblivion show Aug 15 at the Comet:

    Beneath Oblivion, Crawlin’, Witchripper, Portents.

    (My band’s Portents and its our 1st show!)

  21. shane says:

    where’s church of misery? December 4th or 5th

  22. Dano says:

    I am a die hard metal fan from speed metal to the darkest deepest sickest heaviest metal on earth…..i moved from the Tri state area recently to a place near Detroit Lakes Minnesota…..Any Venue info in the area would be greatly appreciated…ihave been to near 5000 shows in my life and growin up near NYC you can only imagine all the venues in a 10 mile radius let alone a 100 mile radius….i come out here and KAPOOT lmao…Please help I NEED MY METAL!!!!!! ….Im not that far from Fargo dakota but its an hour away….BUT for metal its well worth the ride…i know i can research venues but maybe you can help…that would be DEATHTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Hornz metal Brethren !,,!-!,,!

    • Islander says:

      Oh man, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, about all I have time to do for this page is try to keep up with what’s happening in the Seattle area where I live, updating it about once a week. It’s really the only part of this site that’s purely local.

  23. who knows says:

    I don’t know if this is anything people here will be interested in, but Feb 11- at El Corazon, Chelsea Grin (and several other irrelevant bands.)

  24. Volkov says:

    Sunday, Jan 26th at Highline – Chapel, Weregoat, Old Skin

    https://www.facebook.com/events/257552921067347/

  25. SomeRandomDude says:

    I love you

  26. Teri Renda says:

    Under the section blogroll on this page, when you click on Northwest Metal Alliance, it comes up with a septic tank on it.

    FYI

    • Islander says:

      Ooops! Well, the Northwest Metal Alliance link is obviously defunct. Why it’s redirecting to that septic tank site, I have no idea — not my doing, though it is kind of funny. Anyway, I’ve deleted the link. Reminds me that I need to clean up the blogroll, which I haven’t done in… forever.

  27. Name Goes Here says:

    I think you have the wrong date for the Carcass show, should be March 29th. \m/

  28. Mike Hudson says:

    UnHailoed will be performing at Studio Seven March 29, 2014 , Door opens at 6PM. All Ages- Bar 21 +ID UnHailoed has $10 ADV tickets available. Tickets @ door $15
    Battle for Allstars Tour. This is a showcase show for Sumerian Records
    (Additional bands performing at this show on Studio Seven website)

  29. Mike Hudson says:

    Unhailoed will be performinig at Louie G’s in Fife, WA, May 2, 2014, Show at 8PM, All Ages- Bar21+ID
    Cronological Injustice from Portland, OR is also scheduled to perform.
    Contact Louie G’s for tickets.

  30. Mike Hudson says:

    UnHailoed will be performing at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA July 4, 2014. Show @ 12PM
    Cronological Injustice is also scheduled for this show.
    More details on this Fourth of July event will be forthcoming on the bands Facebook pagein the near future.

  31. Will says:

    Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.

    http://www.bravewords.com/news/218501

  32. Dalton says:

    Chimaira is playing at hemp fest all the other bands are playing at studio 7

  33. John Devos says:

    Monday July 7 @ The 2 Bit Saloon
    Ceremonial Castings (CD Release show)
    Drawn & Quartered
    Funeral Age

  34. Carson says:

    The SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour 2014 w/ THE FACELESS – Rings Of Saturn – Archsphere – Fallujah – Fatality – Black Crown Initiate

  35. Dalton says:

    Deathblow, paralyzer, and blood of kings play at Josephines on Aug 9th too..

  36. Trevor says:

    DTA on Nov 18 at studio 7!

  37. Carson says:

    Thrash invasion Tour with: Onslaught – Artillery – Stryker – Fallen Angels + Guest at Studio 7 November 19

  38. Hunter says:

    Chimaira’s playing on AUG 16th @ Hempfest on the Peter Mcwilliams stage – 4:00PM. Also, Lacuna Coil & Devil You Know have a show on Sept. 20th @ El Corazon

  39. Carson says:

    RAVEN – Night Demon – Stonebender – Guests at Studio 7 November 2 and also EXODUS – Idolarty From (San Francisco) – Hedon + Guests http://www.studioseven.us/2014/08/monster-concerts-studio-seven-presents-exodus-guests-tickets-go-on-sale-this-saturday-at-12pm/

  40. Carson says:

    WHITE CHAPEL – Upon A burning Body – Glass Cloud – Never Met A Deadman – Prometheus at Studio 7 October 31st

  41. Matt Wix says:

    You are providing a true service to humanity here- thank you! See you at the show~

  42. slash17 says:

    PAIN OF SALVATION, Wed 9/24. El Corazon!

  43. Dillon says:

    What about Down nd Orange Goblin 12/10 at the showbox?

  44. Alex says:

    Unfortunately, Children of Bodom and Machine Head is cancelled

  45. RC says:

    https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=7685451

    Black Sabbath tribute night, its only five bucks, figured a bunch of people here might be interested. Thanks for keeping this list updated its been a huge help to me.

  46. Trevor says:

    Anthrax is playing at wamu on April 29 with volbeat.

  47. Rachel says:

    THANK YOU for this. New to Seattle, so it’s hard to find a list of good metal shows. Appreciated and bookmarked.

  48. Volkov says:

    ANTAEUS (FRA) / DEMONCY (USA) – BLEED THE WEST TOUR 2015
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Highline Bar
    210 Broadway E, Seattle, Washington 98102

  49. Trevor says:

    Electric wizard is playing at neumos on April 13th.

  50. Robert Holmqvist says:

    Don’t forget Enslaved and Yob at El Corazon on March 11.

  51. Oz says:

    Hi. Drummer Oz here in Seattle interested in djent music, etc. I’m versatile if needed for other styles, but I love myself some breakdowns. Moved from so-Cali. 16 years playing drums and id like to hit the stages around the world with a good team. Anybody out there? I also rent a studio space in Fremont. I’m down for short term gigs as well. I’m 24 and ready to go. I also play a little guitar amd plenty of piano/keys. I have some recording equipment as well. Worked hard to get up here. I’d like for a longer term partnership with people who have passports willing to follow through for tours after we spend the next couple years together inspiring people to get on their feet with the things we can collaborate through our rhythms and lyrics. There’s no question about dedication, I only want those who are seriously dedicated to rock out and open up for starters other bands. If anyone is out there, please feel free to message me via email. Thanks. -Oz.

  52. Seagull says:

    Old man gloom are playing February 27th at The Crocodile. Finally, I get to make a small contribution to NCS.

  53. Carson says:

    I’m not sure if this is your cup of tea but Faith No More is playing at the Paramount in April!

  54. Seagull says:

    SUMAC are playing the Highline 3/15. Aaron Turner overload, and absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  55. Volkov says:

    Demoncy
    Saturday, February 28 at 6:30pm at Obsidian in Olympia
    https://www.facebook.com/events/835948196472859/

  56. Trevor says:

    Allageaon, (however the fuck you spell it) is playing on march 29th at studio 7 with perception and a few other bands.

  57. Tomb of Desolation says:

    My death metal band tomb of desolation is looking for a drummer. We’re heavily influenced by carcass, hypocrisy, cannibal corpse, etc. Our musicians are high school/college age. Email me at tombofdesolation@gmail.com if you’re interested and I can send you a rough demo.

  58. Ryan says:

    OCTOBER 3, 2015: Symphony X, Overkill @ Showbox!

  59. Alex says:

    August 21, 2015L Rhine, Xoth, Mercy Brown, Rat King @ The Mix

  60. David Vincent says:

    Silver Platters on First Ave South (SODO) Has A Free GHOST Performance on Tuesday August 18th at 7:00pm

    Supporting The Unholy Unplugged Tour ~ Performing Songs from New Album “Maliora”

  61. Jr says:

    Is the graves at sea show happening today? I can’t find any info

  62. DG says:

    Neumos, 10/27: The Sword w/ Kadavar + Windhand + All Them Witches + Danava + Monolord

  63. […] to be a festival-free summer, I woke up to a Facebook tag from a friend who wanted me to see this concert calendar. Here are some highlights, just the ones that would make me break my vow not to spend money I […]

  64. Alex says:

    Got a few October Rhine shows for you:
    Substation, October 8: Rhine, Hexengeist & Guns Of Barisal
    Kraken, October 16: Odyssian, Devils Hunt Me Down, Rhine, and Ocean Of Obsession
    Lucky Liquor, October 26: Rhine & Thread The Sky

  65. slash says:

    Epica has cancelled their September 23 Show at Neumos. Eluveitie will headline.

  66. Dan C. says:

    FYI, for Black Harvest on 10/14 the last band is Void Wraith, not Void Wrath.

  67. Metal Goddess says:

    Fucking rad! Thanks!

  68. metalwether says:

    Awesome resource! Thanks!!!

  69. Trevor says:

    My doom band Autumn Mourning is playing our first show Oct 23rd at the Redmond firehouse. If you could add it that would be great.

  70. DG says:

    Iron Maiden – April11th – Tacoma Dome

  71. Jérémie says:

    By any chance, do you know a good site to be aware of all the west coast shows? Thank you!

  72. Abomb says:

    You, my friend, are rad!

  73. […] it’s not my primary choice of genre to delve into, but there is no denying the prominence of the Seattle metal scene. For that reason alone, I’ve been looking into bands that are harder, louder, faster, thrasher, […]

  74. Oguz says:

    you forgot Helloween man! (I believe it was March 8)

  75. JR says:

    You forgot to delete the rescheduled venom show on the 23rd and Black Breath is playing on the 17th of December @ neumos.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Islander says:

      Many thanks — I made those changes, plus added a few other items discovered while perusing the Neumos calendar. I’ve got some more updating to do later today.

  76. Jenny Ramone says:

    What time does Nashville Pussy go on tonight?

  77. Sarah Rohr says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  78. somedamnasshole says:

    I know you mostly list Seattle shows, but Portland Has a pretty rad little Festival called Famine Fest (Feb 19+20). Mitochondrion, Auroch, Sadistic Intent, Acephalix, Noothgrush, and twenty other bands. Might be worth fighting the I5 traffic

    • Islander says:

      Thanks — I finally got around to adding that beast of a fest, as well as the Northwestern Black Circle Festival in April.

      • patrick says:

        I personally like the idea of seeing what is going on all around the Pacific Northwest. I know Seattle, Portland, and sometimes Olympia are not the only places doing shows. The NW is getting too big for that anyway, other places need to step up, and get coverage.

        • Islander says:

          I agree. When I first started this calendar more than six years ago, that was my aim. But as time has passed and I’ve gotten busier with other aspects of the site, it’s been tough to make time to track down shows outside the Seattle area on any kind of regular basis.

  79. Marty says:

    Im looking for some bands that have a sound like Red Fang in the NW. If anyone can throw some names my way I would appreciate it. Cheers

  80. Sean says:

    Also Act of Defiance (former megadeth and others) on Feb 5th at El Corazon

  81. Sean says:

    Trivium is coming to studio seven on Feb 7th, I believe

  82. patrick says:

    Noctambulant and Embryonic Devourment are playing in Olympia on the 28th at the Crypt

    https://www.facebook.com/events/775848079204612/

    Studio Seven has nothing on their page for that day.

  83. johan says:

    Red Fang at Real Art Tacoma Saturday April 16

  84. Chandira says:

    My guys have a couple of great shows coming up. Great calendar, thank you! Got you bookmarked now. 🙂

    Please see the link for show details, but we’ve got this Friday 26th in Longview, then a couple of shows in April, one at Studio Seven with Ghost Ship Octavius, and one in Bremerton.

    http://www.disciplesofdissent.com/shows

  85. Greg says:

    No Megadeth in Seattle this tour????? What the fucking fuck?????

    And as far as the Slayer show….I will be the guy outside protesting the fact that Dave is not on drums!

  86. Trevor says:

    Woman is the earth, Morrow +more TBA are playing black lodge april 26th.

  87. slash says:

    May 13, RISHLOO @ the Crocodile!

  88. Alex says:

    Hi! I don’t really get one thing. Malevolent Creation was supposed to be playing in Studio Seven on April 18.
    But this show is not on calendar anymore and no info on band’s FB page either. Does anybody know anything about that? I’m very frustrated

  89. DG says:

    Aug 5th @ Barboza: Monolord

  90. Roxanne says:

    June 16 at Studio Seven: Ill Niño with Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Saint Diablo, and Casualty of God

  91. Patrick says:

    If you are a fan of Funeral Doom and live anywhere near Seattle, you need to go see Temple of Abandonment play at the Highline. These guys demo just made Skepticisms come back look like a joke. Hoping I catch it myself.

  92. Volkov says:

    Saturday 8/27

    Power from Hell, Crurifragium, Vomicus, Hereticon

    Black Zia Cantina 15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, Washington 98166

  93. Hey, I have a new venue up in Everett called Obscurus. The next show with Metal is August 13 with Dilapidation, Noceur (sp?), Pill Brigade and Subliminal Genocide. September 3 is a Mechanismus sponsored Industrial with 9 bands and 3 djs, more info to come but this one will be a sellout crowd already. I am looking for black metal show bookings for a night in September and October if anyone is interested.
    Thanks
    Dave
    Azerale@yahoo.com
    Below the Earth Productions

  94. Roxanne says:

    Monday, July 25th at Substation Nordus / Anthrocene / Earth Eater, starting at 8pm, 21+, $6 cover.

  95. Hiya! Please include this show, it’s coming up on Thursday. Hails and thanks!

    Up to Eleven is a Heavy Metal Benefit show hosted by Skydottir Epic Cookies (http://skydottir.com/) and sponsored by Sizzle Pie (http://sizzlepie.com/) and Ninkasi Brewing (http://ninkasibrewing.com/). We are raising money for the scholarship program at All Aboard (http://allaboardwa.org/), a fantastic nonprofit that provides recreational, social, and educational activities for adults with special needs.

    Here is the rad lineup for the show. See you there!

    DARK LADY (https://facebook.com/wearedarklady) ’70s and ’80s Scorpions tribute (10:45pm)
    IRON NIGHTINGALE (https://facebook.com/ironnightingale) True metal tribute (9:45pm)
    HECTIC SHOCK (https://facebook.com/HecticShock) Skate witch thrash metal from PDX (8:45pm)
    METAL MARK (https://soundcloud.com/infrasonic-music/sets/metalmark) One-man unstoppable force of shred (8pm)
    and the one and only DJ BOBCAT spinning all true heavy metal between sets

    Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM
    Re-bar Seattle (1114 Howell St, Seattle, Washington 98101)
    Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
    $7 Suggested Donation, 21+
    We also gratefully welcome donations of art/ craft/music supplies, reading materials and more! (See full wish list at http://allaboardwa.org/wish-list.html.)

    “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.” -Nigel Tufnel

  96. Chandira says:

    Disciples of Dissent have a show in Wenatchee with Sporicyde and Headwound on Saturday! I know Wenatchee is a way out there, but these are local Seattle area bands, out to create some mayhem and madness in eastern WA! Will be a great show..

    http://disciplesofdissent.com/event/1668730/304607658/snatchee-records-presents

  97. HAngemDry says:

    Are you gonna add the suicide silence, whitechapel, carnifex, and oceano concert at studio seven sept 29th @7:30 should be on here wtf

    • Islander says:

      Yeah, definitely. I haven’t had a chance for the last two weeks to do a complete survey of venues and update this with new shows. Going to do that this weekend.

  98. Sean says:

    Butcher Babies has replaced Havok on the Megadeth show on 9/27

  99. Somedamnasshole says:

    The ocean collective announced a show at studio 7 on November 3

  100. Patrick Bertlein says:

    Why do you have two dates for the Neurosis show? I only see one on the 19th, which is unfortunately sold out.

  101. Rhine says:

    Update for the September 29 show at the Highline:
    Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, Ashes Of Existence, Ghostblood (no Without Mercy)

    October 1 @ Twilight Cafe in Portland – A Flourishing Scourge w/ Rhine, Where Lovers Rot, Saola
    October 2 @ Old Nick’s in Eugene, OR – Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, A Flourishing Scourge
    October 3 @ 3rd Street Pub in Bend, OR – Spellcaster, Midnight Chaser, Gravewitch, A Flourishing Scourge, Rhine, Existential Depression

  102. Patrick says:

    Puddle of Mudd!? NO WAY MAN!!!

    I don’t think one person who reads this blog is interested in going to see Puddle of Mudd, but thanks for letting us know about your guilty pleasure!

  103. Jenn says:

    Lordi @ Studio Seven on 02/04/2017. (http://www.lordi.fi/band/ <– just in case someone needs the link)

  104. Jenn says:

    And HammerFall & Delain @ El Corazon on 05/06/2017. Forgot to add to last comment.

  105. Kit says:

    Hello! NOV 8 at Cryptotropa: Un, Fister, A God or An Other

  106. testament rules says:

    hey all-
    are there any rock bars or metal bars in seattle ? just got here and looking for a bar -pub that plays hard rock/metal all the time.not on a specific concert night or a special show, just any old night of the week any time.
    thanks

  107. Wayne says:

    Nov. 19: The Valley Tacoma: Toe Tag, Effluvia, Nekro Drunkz, Of Corpse

  108. CorrodedMetalHead says:

    Who put Perturbator up there?

    Nice.

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