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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:48 12    Post subject: Pharaoh - Bury the Light Reply with quote

Slippes jaggu mye interessant i begynnelsen av 2012. Pharaoh blir forhåpentligvis bare en av mange høydepunkter.
De tre første fullengderne er alle veldig bra (The Longest Night er favoritten), og jeg ser ingen grunn til at denne ikke skal holde samme nivå.



After a long wait, Cruz del Sur Music has finalized a new contract with PHARAOH for the release of three albums. “Bury the Light” is the first and much expected release of awesome metal in the typical style of this much beloved band!! It will be 10 news songs for a total of 48 minutes.

The sessions have some exceptional guest solos by Mike Wead (King Diamond) e Jim Dofka (Dofka).

PHARAOH’s “Bury the Light” will hit the streets on February 24th 2012 in Europe, and on March 6th in the United States.

We reached Matt Johnsen and Chris Black to ask some questions about the release, and to provide some comments on the album’s tracklist.

How do you think Pharaoh evolved in this new album?
Matt- We tried to add more textural elements to our songs while continuing to cut as much extraneous material as possible. The songs on this album are dense, but hopefully they never overstay their welcome. The basic template is the same as on Be Gone, but the album is less dark overall, and perhaps a little faster.

Any particular anecdote from the recording sessions?
Matt- This album took a long time to make, because shortly after the drums were tracked, our drummer and our engineer both became dads for the first time. Also, the vocals were tracked at my house while my son was only a year old. Thankfully, he doesn’t seem to mind Tim’s voice.

Do you think the fans will be ready for this new Pharaoh album?
Matt – I think anyone who stuck it out with us after we shed the remainders of our obvious Iron Maiden worship after The Longest Night will be happy with our progression on this album. It’s still crammed full of traditional elements, of course, but we’re not trying to be retro or old fashioned. We want to move melodic metal forward.

The following is “Bury the Light”’s detailed tracklist with comments from PHARAOH’s band members Matt Johnsen and Chris Black:

1. Leave Me Here To Dream
Chris: Another song about death’s best disguise: sleep. And the desire for the oblivion of dreams. And the power of guitar solos.

2. The Wolves
Matt: The funny thing about the 99% is that half of them vote exclusively in favor of the 1%!
Chris: And the other half doesn’t vote at all. Yet this is a very aggressive song, probably the most aggressive song on the album.

3. Castles in the Sky
Chris: Perhaps the typical Pharaoh nugget, with lots of melodies tightly wound. Brilliant lyrics by Tim. They almost make it sound like The Man is out to get you.
Matt: The Man IS out to get you! Guest solo by Mike Wead.

4. The Year of the Blizzard
Matt: The title is literal. One year under the snow, with supplies running out. Jim Dofka solos.
Chris: An epic track that shows more 70s hard rock influence than anything we’ve done before.

5. The Spider’s Thread
Matt: Based on a short story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Buddha gives a sinner a chance to climb out of hell, but he fucks it up.

6. Cry
Matt: Regrets love company.
Chris: It’s true. And this one was a full-band collaboration!

7. Graveyard of Empires
Matt: Afghanistan will make you its bitch!
Chris: This song made me its bitch. It’s probably the most complex and challenging song we’ve done. Written by Matt, of course.

8. Burn With Me
Matt: Creative destruction.
Chris: Along with “Cry”, this is the radio single contender. Which probably means that I wrote it.

9. In Your Hands
Chris: This one is about how people are so good at creating their own problems and yet so terrible at creating any solutions.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:35 15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skal glatt handles, ja. Den miniskiva som kom for litt sia dugde også til sitt bruk.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:37 15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Siste fullengder var en skuffelse. Det sammen med smådøv vokalist, bassist og kronisk homo trommelyd gir meg ikke akkurat ståltrua. Har veldig lyst til å like bandet, tidvis jævlig kule leads.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:46 15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glimrende band. Har ståltro på denne.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:04 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeg har også fått litt sansen for et annet Chris Black-band, nemlig Dawnbringer. Skivene Nucleus og In sickness and in dreams kan nesten kategoriseres som "avantgarde-heavy". Ikke lette skiver å fordøye, men bra saker okke som.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:14 04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bankers på handlelista denne. De to forrige skivene var knallbra, og Ten Years var slettes ikke ueffen den heller. Rimelig overbevist om at den nye innfrir, ja.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:54 07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Har trua på denne. Debuten er kjedelig, men The Longest Night er bra, og Be Gone enda bedre. Håper den utviklinga fortsetter.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:21 18    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Longest night er klart best av albumene så langt. Klarer de å lage en like bra skive denne gangen blir det garantert handel.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:29 18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ny låt:

https://www.wetransfer.com/

Veldig standard Pharaoh. Bra låt, men har hørt dem bedre.
Håper på ei låt i stil med I Am the Hammer på nyskiva. Dæven så grom den er.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:34 17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Må innrømme at jeg sliter litt med å få tak på "BTL". Selvsagt ikke dårlig, men låtene krever litt mer enn før. Får se hvordan det utvikler seg fram mot deadline.

Kjenner jeg meg selv rett kommer det et fyldig intervju med bandet i februar-utgaven av Scream.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 20    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeifK wrote:
Kjenner jeg meg selv rett, kommer det et fyldig intervju med bandet i februar-utgaven av Scream.


Det gjorde jeg gitt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:45 17    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.metal-norge.com/?p=review&id=6229
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:19 18    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeifK wrote:
http://www.metal-norge.com/?p=review&id=6229


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Jeg mener oppriktig at endel av dette faktisk er tøft -men av mengder av sjanger som gjennomgåes av underskrevne så blir det kanskje naturlig å få sine små «løft»?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:35 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.screammagazine.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=34

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:53 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kva er du flau over? Theocrazy eller at det er bilde av eit fantastisk kjipt superband med ein vokalist som i tillegg til å vere tidenes mest oppskrytte opptill fleire gonger har sagt klart og tydelig at han slett ikkje likar metall i det heile tatt?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

At det står Pharao og ikke Pharaoh, tenker jeg.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:57 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korrekt, og jaggu er Theocracy stavet feil også.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:59 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

sumostig wrote:
At det står Pharao og ikke Pharaoh, tenker jeg.

Hehe, det la eg faktisk ikkje merke til. Sterkt med skrivefeil på 2 av 12 band på framsida.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:59 16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, heldig med den forsida.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:06 17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vurderer å legge opp!
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