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Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Zenith”, the new video from the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, which was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”

Making of “Zenith” video:

“Zenith” video:



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On August 31, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with singer Jill Janus of the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below.

HUNTRESS‘ sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”

Interview (audio):

“Zenith” video:



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Full Throttle Rock recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Full Throttle Rock: Congratulations on what has been an outstanding career; could you have imagined when you started out singing that your career would last 30 years?

Doro Pesch: Oh no, no. It was, like, when I started I thought maybe two, three, four years. After thirty years, it has been great. It has been a hard fight, but it has been fantastic, touring around the world with many great experiences, many great friends. We toured with all the bands I love, that I would never have imagined I’d have a chance to talk to them, then we were on tour with all my heroes, Ronnie James Dio, JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, and it has been a great amazing time.

Full Throttle Rock: Congratulations on the release of the “Raise Your Fist” album. You must be incredibly proud at how this album turned out?

Doro Pesch: Yes, yes, absolutely. I think, you know, what can be better than a duet with the man, Lemmy Kilmister. I love that song, it is called “It Still Hurts”. It is very soulful and it is totally different to what people expect, but I think it is a killer song. And the title track, “Raise Your Fist In The Air”, actually is our new anthem, almost like the same feedback like “All We Are”, which is usually our big thing. We play “All We Are” as the last song in the set and everybody gets crazy, but “Raise Your Fist In The Air”, you know, is totally doing the same. I always wanted to have another anthem. Then there are a couple of very fast, speed metal songs like “Revenge” and “Little Headbanger” and one song which I really love is dedicated to Ronnie James Dio which is called “Hero” and I play it at every concert and people are usually moved to tears. I know millions of rock fans feel the same and we had a great chance to tour with Ronnie and we actually became great friends over the last ten years.

Full Throttle Rock: I think “Raise Your Fist” and the last album, “Fear No Evil”, have had a very strong WARLOCK feel about them. Do you feel that too?

Doro Pesch: Yeah, well, I think you could say that. Yeah, it is more the metal spirit, I feel the last couple of years that metal is getting so huge again, I think every record is a sign of the times and I think the last five, six years, it is bigger than ever. When I start writing a record, I do not think like that, I do not think about it, but in the end, when it comes out or it is finished, you think, yeah, it has a lot of old-school great things on it. I always love anthems, but stuff comes out when it comes out, you know. Sometimes you cannot even force it. When something comes out naturally, that is what you are hoping for, and I think on this album many things came out naturally.

Full Throttle Rock: A question I ask a lot of bands I speak to is about metal fans and their incredible loyalty to the genre. Do you have any thoughts on why they remain so devoted and loyal to their favourite bands the way they do?

Doro Pesch: I tell you that is why I have never been married; I love the metal fans. To me, it is like they are my family, my closest friends, and I would do anything for the fans and that will never ever change. They can count on me, because I know I can count on them. The fans worldwide have a heart of gold and they are great people with great spirits and I would totally trust them with my life, which I always do every day. I am so happy to belong to this great metal family, to be one with them, to be a part of them, and I am a fan myself. I think it is something special, something unique, and I am still a big metalhead.

Read the entire interview at Full Throttle Rock.

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Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with singer Jill Janus of the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS during the recently completed Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below.

HUNTRESS‘ sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”

Interview:

“Zenith” video:



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Ned of the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently conducted an interview with the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS. You can now watch the chat below.

HUNTRESS‘ sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”

Interview:

“Zenith” video:



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“Zenith”, the new video from the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, which was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”



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“Zenith”, the new video from the Los Angeles-based, occult-themed traditional heavy metal band HUNTRESS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s sophomore album, “Starbound Beast”, which was released on June 28 in Europe and on July 2 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE). The cover artwork for the effort was once again created by Vance Kelly (THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PENTAGRAM, ALICE IN CHAINS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH ANGEL), who previously worked on the group’s debut album, last year’s “Spell Eater”.

Director Phil Mucci, who helmed the “Zenith” clip, spoke about working with HUNTRESS singer Jill Janus: “Jill doesn’t compromise; she wanted something her fans would cherish for years to come. In a disposable world, she’s very conscious of her legacy, as am I. It’s more than a music video to us. It’s a gateway drug.”

Jill cannot wait for the fans to see “Zenith”. “You better pack your bongs now, ‘cuz this is going to trip you the fuck out!” she says.

HUNTRESS is ecstatic about our new music video for ‘Zenith’.

“Director Phil Mucci is a visionary who brought our galactic hallucinations to life.

HUNTRESS dedicates ‘Zenith’ to our fans who’ve inspired us on this path, and who continue to travel with us on our cosmic musical journey. Together we will smoke the galaxies and blaze a new future for true heavy metal!”

“Starbound Beast” includes the track “I Want to Fuck You to Death”, which was co-written for Jill Janus by legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Janus stated about HUNTRESS‘ musical evolution from “Spell Eater” to “Starbound Beast”: “When we recorded ‘Spell Eater’ in 2012, we were still such a new band, we were still developing our sound and we were still trying things out. And we put it out with a fury and we love that record. This time around with ‘Starbound Beast’, we were a little more thoughtful with it, my lyrical content is a little bit more advanced, as well as an overall new confidence in the band. The musicianship is better, the songwriting is better, and it’s the evolution of HUNTRESS. That’s what’s going on here, it’s naturally evolving and that’s really cool to see.”



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The dust has finally settled on the biggest heavy metal awards show of the year, and what better way to celebrate our biggest Golden Gods yet than to pay tribute to the winners of the Golden God award itself – MOTÖRHEAD! We sit down with the living legend that is Lemmy Kilmister for a candid, exclusive interview that lifts the lid on the legacy of one of rock ‘n’ rolls true survivors. It’s an eye-opener, and it’s only in our new issue.

Plus, we chat to all the winners and sinners from this year’s Golden Gods – are ASKING ALEXANDRIA finally winning over the doubters? Is BLACK SABBATH’s 13 the greatest comeback ever? Could BRIAN BLESSED possibly be any louder? All this and more as all the biggest names from this year’s awards pay tribute to our mighty coverstars and give us their fondest Motorhead memories.

Countless readers have asked where they can get their mitts on a poster featuring our epic SLIPKNOT superhero artwork from our last issue. Well, the good news is, our new issue packs a FREE SLIPKNOT POSTER featuring that immense work from the guys at SixMoreVodka, as well as a special FREE JEFF HANNEMAN TRIBUTE POSTER. Plus, a FREE HELLRAISERS CD featuring meaty cuts from the likes of PHIL ANSELMO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AIRBOURNE and many more.

We’re packing much more than just all that awesome stuff though, natch. We get the full story behind the BLACK DAHLIA MURDER music download shitstorm from the band themselves, plus look at the shocking return of NINE INCH NAILS and discover why, ahead of their bold double-disc venture, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are only just getting started with world domination.

We also get in the studio with SKINDRED to see how Kill The Power is coming along, discover the shocking truth behind some of the dangerous ground that Taiwanese heroes CHTHONIC have to tread just to make the music they love, and unveil the triumphant story behind British metalcore mavericks BURY TOMORROW’s journey from the very edge of the abyss to the biggest show of their lives.

Plus, we go out on the lash with STEAK NUMBER EIGHT (FYI, this was a terrible idea), prepare to conquer Russia with HEART OF A COWARD, get a beginner’s guide to thrash’s hidden treasures with EVILE, get BLACK MOTH’s Harriet Hyde to marvel at the legend that is MELVINS’ King Buzzo and unwrap the oft-misunderstood enigma that is NU METAL through the eyes of its most divisive stars, LIMP BIZKIT’s Fred Durst and COAL CHAMBER‘s Dez Fafara.

All this plus SABATON, MEGAN MASSACRE, PHIL ANSELMO, LETLIVE, BLACK SABBATH, BLOOD CEREMONY, DEVILDRIVER and our massive Subterranea feature with the mighty JEX THOTH? Don’t be a mug. Pick up our new issue now:

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The dust has finally settled on the biggest heavy metal awards show of the year, and what better way to celebrate our biggest Golden Gods yet than to pay tribute to the winners of the Golden God award itself – MOTÖRHEAD! We sit down with the living legend that is Lemmy Kilmister for a candid, exclusive interview that lifts the lid on the legacy of one of rock ‘n’ rolls true survivors. It’s an eye-opener, and it’s only in our new issue.

Plus, we chat to all the winners and sinners from this year’s Golden Gods – are ASKING ALEXANDRIA finally winning over the doubters? Is BLACK SABBATH’s 13 the greatest comeback ever? Could BRIAN BLESSED possibly be any louder? All this and more as all the biggest names from this year’s awards pay tribute to our mighty coverstars and give us their fondest Motorhead memories.

Countless readers have asked where they can get their mitts on a poster featuring our epic SLIPKNOT superhero artwork from our last issue. Well, the good news is, our new issue packs a FREE SLIPKNOT POSTER featuring that immense work from the guys at SixMoreVodka, as well as a special FREE JEFF HANNEMAN TRIBUTE POSTER. Plus, a FREE HELLRAISERS CD featuring meaty cuts from the likes of PHIL ANSELMO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AIRBOURNE and many more.

We’re packing much more than just all that awesome stuff though, natch. We get the full story behind the BLACK DAHLIA MURDER music download shitstorm from the band themselves, plus look at the shocking return of NINE INCH NAILS and discover why, ahead of their bold double-disc venture, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are only just getting started with world domination.

We also get in the studio with SKINDRED to see how Kill The Power is coming along, discover the shocking truth behind some of the dangerous ground that Taiwanese heroes CHTHONIC have to tread just to make the music they love, and unveil the triumphant story behind British metalcore mavericks BURY TOMORROW’s journey from the very edge of the abyss to the biggest show of their lives.

Plus, we go out on the lash with STEAK NUMBER EIGHT (FYI, this was a terrible idea), prepare to conquer Russia with HEART OF A COWARD, get a beginner’s guide to thrash’s hidden treasures with EVILE, get BLACK MOTH’s Harriet Hyde to marvel at the legend that is MELVINS’ King Buzzo and unwrap the oft-misunderstood enigma that is NU METAL through the eyes of its most divisive stars, LIMP BIZKIT’s Fred Durst and COAL CHAMBER‘s Dez Fafara.

All this plus SABATON, MEGAN MASSACRE, PHIL ANSELMO, LETLIVE, BLACK SABBATH, BLOOD CEREMONY, DEVILDRIVER and our massive Subterranea feature with the mighty JEX THOTH? Don’t be a mug. Pick up our new issue now:

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Motorhead

“WE’RE MOTORHEAD AND WE PLAY ROCK N ROLL” announces Lemmy as he ambles onstage and introduces his band before flicking his amp controls up to 11. Everything Louder Than Everything Else indeed. Of course, Motorhead need no introducing whatsoever, ubiquitous wrecking ball that they are, and the trio don’t disappoint today. Mr Kilmister is on top form, goading the crowd to roar louder for his band (“this sounds like a mod festival, you can do better than that!”) and bombing through hit after hit in his whiskey soaked drawl. It’s turbocharged stuff with Overkill and, of course, Ace of Spades going down a storm in the afternoon sun. Bringing Phil Taylor on stage is a lovely touch and it’s plain to see the incredibly high esteem that the band are still held in by everyone at Donington today.

Somewhat contrastingly, Jimmy Eat World are probably the least rock n roll looking band on the bill all weekend, four blokes who could just as easily deliver your post as they could be experts in crafting beautiful rock songs. But craft those songs they do, as is proved by a setlist made up of 100% solid gold anthems. While it’s maybe not one for the J.E.W connoisseur – there is only one track from the highly acclaimed Clarity, for example – they pull off the trick of playing at a festival that is maybe not their most natural habitat with ease. Bleed American? Sure. The Sweetness? Why not. A shimmering rendition of The Middle that has the whole crowd bouncing? You’d better believe it. The Arizonans even bring a little desert warmth to proceedings, the stage bathed in early evening sun as they wrap up, hopefully they’ll be able to sort the weather for the rest of the weekend too!

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