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This song has been in developement for almost two months. We feel the patience has paid off!
The song will hit you like a brick!
Turn it up LOUD!
Jason came up with the concept and arrangemet after a few weeks of Allen's suggestions.
Then Allen worked his magic with his leads and incedible vocals.
This was an interesting blend of GB3 & 4
Jason did his recording in 3, mixed in 4, allen recorded in 4...
Another fine example of getting musical migrant workers to do the dirty work while we take the credit! :)
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Lyrics
Music: Montgomery California
Arrangement: Jason
Words: Allen

Bear my skin, and my soul
Show me the secrets
Seal me in, dark and silent
I need no forgiveness
Light my way, father,
Show me the candle’s ebb
A tomb of gold waits
On a sea of forever

Lord of light, lord of darkness, guide my hand
Mighty Ra, lord Anubis Take me home
In this tomb, in this temple, I will sail
Upon the seas of the Nile to my home

Build me a temple to the sky
Fill it with the metal of golden light
Let no man breach their stone walls
Lest death and eternal curse be thine

The road to forever is long, and may take years
But I am pharaoh, the anointed Son of God
The sands of time are my allies
The measure of it as an instant
I am chosen,
I am eternal,
I am forever,
I am your father,

I am pharaoh
I am pharaoh
Song Stats
Hits: 3557
Comments: 26
Fans: 7
Plays: 191
Downloads: 130

Uploaded: Sep 01, 2007 - 12:33:02 AM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2008 - 04:51:39 PM Last Played: Nov 04, 2017 - 04:02:48 PM
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Hardware:
Jason: Takamine Acoustic, Ibanez 6-string Electric, Shure Sm-57 mic, peavy KB/A 15 amp, Magicstomp II, m-Audio 49e keystation, Rogue 5-String Bass
Allen: Ibanez Electric, Line6 POD, Shure SM-57
Software:
GB3&4
Comments
said 3762 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
honorable mention
all i did here was procrastinate.....
jason was very patient with this, my first lazy song turnaround...
i played the solo runs, and the lead melody.
i sang the words
i wrote some odd semi-egyptian lyrics

jason whitman did everything else on this one from concept to final mixdown
very very cool tune, i think, and one that is hard to categorize....
i hope everyone enjoys this , and comes out to listen to our tunes daily....
said 3762 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
don't sell...
... yourself short. remember what this song was when i first sent it?
YOUR influence and creative direction IS what made this song.
I am very proud of it. I think we achieved something rare... something original!
and this is just the beginning!
thanks, bro for your "procrastination" as you call it. the song would not be what it is without it!
said 3761 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
cool
I didnt know you guys were doing this its a definite power collab.. heavy! I enjoyed it!
Montgomery California said 3761 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
thanks, ego
we started this thing several months ago, and post whenever we can schedule time to write and record... it takes us a bit longer, but in the end, some great tunes come out of this collab. please enjoy all our songs, and come back as often as you can, for more metal mayhem!!
Allen, the r.a.d. project, montgomery california

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Long Live Metal!!!
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
said 3761 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
GREAT !
YOU GUYS ROCK, this is incridible work, the guitar sounds great and the riffing is excellent ! The vocal is very rocking and sounds well ! the solos are my favorite in this piece (between the music) wish the acoustic parts !
GREAT POST

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Montgomery California said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
much thanks Yeman!
we are pleased that you enjoy the song so much!
we feel that though it took some time to come together, patience has yielded a really cool, dynamic tune!
(when Jason first heard Allen's vocals, escpcially that last part, he was dumbstruck!)
thanks for stopping by and rocking out with us, bro!

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Long Live Metal!!!
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
Feter said 3761 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Pharaoh !
You Rock dude ..!!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
said 3761 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
Pharoah blew it!
But Montgomery California did NOT! This rocks! Good, intelligent metal here gentlemen. A really enjoyable listen.

Be well!
Montgomery California said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Thanks Feter and Michael
We reall appreciate you both taking the time to enjoy our latest audio concept.
We has a lot of fun challenging our selves.
We feel that every post raises the bar higher for the net one. It keeps us pushing our own comforts and limits!
your time and comments are both always appreciated!
cheers, gentlemen

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Long Live Metal!!!
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
echoroom said 3760 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Bigger than the pyramids ...
...twice as heavy ... and nearly as long to build! A great dense production, awesome guitars and Allens throat ripping vocals make this a heavy, beautiful beast.

We salute you, MC!

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Montgomery California said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Thanks echo!!!
you are always too kind!
we are pleased you enjoyed yourself on this one.
great wording...."heavier than, bigger than..." etc. very clever.
we appreciate your time to both rock out and comment!
check back often, bro

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Long Live Metal!!!
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
spitlogic said 3760 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Im diggin it
Awesome collab. This is one of the good things about sites like this it allows us to do seamless contributions to each others talent. This is a great representation of that.
Check out my latest song called Represent
said 3757 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
i sat
and thought of this a few days ago. jason and i have been making some cool tunes. tunes we would not have ever thought of without this site. hell, two guys who might never have thought to collab without this site... he has pushed me in a direction at times i thought not to go. and as far as mixing, his songs have had a vast effect on my ability to at least make everything sound the same... love this site, and love the fact there are some really good peeps out here who can get together and kick ass no matter which continent you reside!
Norman Goodman said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Awesome Dudes
This is fantastic!!!!. Man can you cats write and play!
Melody is exceptional
Vocal delivery is incredible
Excellent bed... instrumentation is very cool and very well played!
Check out my latest song called Love Devotion Surrender
said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
norman, my friend...
thank you SO much for your kind words and continued support!
to consistantly have a player your caliber come by and enjoy our tunes makes all the effort that much more worth it!
i know i speak for allen here, too... we both have tremendous respect for your playing and songwriting skills!
many times over... thank you!

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Learn, Love, Grow... that's all one can do.
craft said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
powerful
this song is great love the guitar playing... You're reaching a higher level...
A great song you have here
Check out my latest song called Valarty & AJ Craft - Burn (Alternative version)
said 3759 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
ah, craft....
you are making me blush...................
apb said 3758 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Awesome..

extremely well put together this .. crafted to perfection .. hints of Metallica and "The thing that should not be" .. and the Egyptian setting kinda makes me think of "Creeping death" a bit ..I love ancient Egypt stuff.. facinating culture.

having spotted some influence (and I mean shades of and not stolen) and putting that aside, this rocks! Excellent performances all round, mix also sounds good to me too, no quibbles. Got that commercial ring to
this one ...

A superb collab/outfit .. eagerly awaiting the MC album
.. I think this is my favourite of the MC tracks so far .. your respective talents are working very well together here.
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
said 3758 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Wow! Thanks Alan!
I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and check it out!
Funny thing is the whole thing began to come together in concept when i am learning 'angry again' by megadeth some years ago. in fact, there is a very small part that is exactly the same few notes as the song. i started playing it and it took me away to a different place. i was like, "how did i get here from there?" oh well. that's rock n' roll.
when allen sent me the rough draft of lyrics, i was like "perfect" cuz i had something like 'creeping death' mind, too for a vocal concept.
but, oddly, i do not think either of us intentionally went to metallica for influence. "the thing" is even in the same tuning and key, but that's coincidence.
funny how a train of thought can drive, though.
thanks, friend!!!
toi have you say it's perhaps your fav means a LOT to me personally. so, from my heart, THANK YOU!!!

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Learn, Love, Grow... that's all one can do.
said 3757 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks, apb
had alot of fun on this one, mainly due to the fact all i had to do was lay down some solos and sing... everything else is all jay-dog...
his compostition stumped me for a long time, and i was not quite sure what to do about lyrics, then my tapestry of Eddie hanging on my studio wall spoke to me, asking me "what would Iron Maiden do?"
i have always listened to what my posters and tapestries of Eddie tell me to do, and that day was no different... so, thanks to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, my blatant rippery of the entire Powerslave album in one 5 minute song has reaped it's just reward!
lengold said 3752 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
You have
both created a very memorable track that I will listen to a lot.
Thanks
Cheers
Len


Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
Montgomery California said 3723 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
len...
a very fine compliment. thanks, brother.
the goal, ultimately, is to create something memorable... i think for all artists.
your words mean much... thanks!
jason whitman: faelin, montgomery california
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
said 3734 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
YA!!!
I love the way the strings start together with the intro. It was a WALL of sound hitting you in the face. It has a very evil undertone. By the end of this I was throwin' up the devil horns! Let me say DAMN! on that note in the end Allen, It sent chills up my spine! I gotta say it, this F***ING ROCKS!!!! Mix, production, performance, all ten's in my book. This had so many great aspects I could go on for hours.

Congrats you two. The dynamic duo strike again!

Peace. BTW, "I!!!!!!!!!"
said 3734 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Bummer!
No D/load??


You guy's are gonna make me steal it?
Axgrinder said 3734 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Hold me.... it's so... dark!
Knock'em dead gentlemen! Nice flavorful build with some very tasty morsels of metallic discord, indeed! Top notch vocals and lead as well. I really liked this one. Your all Gods in here ;-P Rock on!

Ax
Check out my latest song called Dark Circus
Montgomery California said 3723 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
chris and alvin...
many thanks, brothers.
we are highly pleased that the song was enjoyable.
it means a lot to have both of you 'metal-heads' come and listen, comment, and above-all ENJOY our latest offering!
with many more to come, keep and ear to the ground for the thunder our new offerings shall bring, haha!

as for the "dark" quality of the tune...
i started the whole thing with just acoustic. then built it from there. actually, the acoustic is under the whole song. i think that "dark" tone comes from there. the mic i used really captured the tone well, then the light touch of chorus really accented the mood.
i write everything on acoustic. this time, i felt it was the best base to record from, too.

thanks again, guys!

jason whitman: faelin, montgomery california
Check out my latest song called Montgomery California--Master
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Name: Montgomery California
Location: Sacramento California, And Montgomery Alabama..... USA
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Montgomery California is the long-distance "band" comprised of Allen Dean and Faelin (please note that Jason is taking some time to handle some issues in his life, but both plan to keep the MC machine churning) We plan to c... [see more]

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