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Phosgene w/mike_d


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fasteddie

 Genre: Heavy Metal

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Thanks to mike_d ( http://www.macjams.com/artist/mike_d ) for his contributions to this song. I wish that he could have mixed this one; he is the master of mixing. It ended up with over 50 tracks so transferring that many wav/aif files would have been too much. Also, this is the first time I've tried to mix drum loops; that was a little tricky. He must have felt my pain because he took the time to copy an excellent technical article on mixing metal. Man that helped so much and was totally cool!

Anyway, this was an extremely enjoyable project.

mike_d: synth, audio clips, drums
fasteddie: guitars, bass, vocals
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Lyrics
Phosgene

Anthrax, ebola, plague, cholera
Small pox, Yellow fever, botulism toxin
Septicemia, hemorrhage, edema
Fever, malaise, seizure, death

Phosgene, mustargene, tabun, sarin
Agent 15, chlorine, Lewisite
Pulmonary asphyxiation, incapacitation
Suffocation, paralysis, seizure, death

The air is tainted
I bleed from my eyes
Atomized and dispersed
Deployed from the skies

Death
Death

My skin is burning
Blind from the pain
Blisters are growing
They start to drain

I lose consciousness
My body seizes
Convulsions violent
My throat wheezes

Everyone around me
Is sick and dying
Buckling to their knees
In the street lying

Breathing of particulates
Convulsions so violent
Seizures next ensue
Termination evident

Death
Death
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Comments: 64
Fans: 26
Plays: 229
Downloads: 72

Uploaded: Aug 19, 2010 - 06:55:26 PM
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010 - 07:09:50 PM Last Played: Apr 19, 2017 - 12:08:49 AM
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Hardware:
PRS guitar
Mesa Boogie amp
Fender American Deluxe P Bass
Not quite sure what mike uses.
Software:
Many
Comments
mike_d said 2503 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Alright!
I'm glad that I was able to help out, Mike! My time is so limited and I'd certainly like to be doing more music stuff and hanging out here at MJ's.

The stuff I used was:
Emu Sequencer for the synth
DoD Volume 10 for the drums
SnapsProX for capturing the audio clips
And of course my MacPro for the editing

I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm a master at mixing (unless we're talking alcohol, lol) It's a nice compliment and I thank you! Glad that tech article was of use- I'm finding it very helpful myself.

This project was a lot of fun!
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks again
Mike for your help. The audio clips, synth parts and drums added a whole bunch.

It'll take me a couple times mixing using that guide to get it down but what a great reference! That really rocks.
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Reggie_Pole said 2503 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Breathe deep the gathering toxins
Kitties and bunnies, huh? I challenge you to do a song about kitties and bunnies. Well, this is classic FastEddie. Good work with the clips, guitar bits and vocals sounding good, and tip o' the hat to Mike_D.
Check out my latest song called UnerSpizm
fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
I think that my
next song will be called "Kitties and Bunnies Must Die!" For real! That's a great idea.

Thanks for having a listen.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Relic67 said 2503 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
not how I want to go out
nice metal tune guys! great metal tone on the guitars.
Really liked the drums too.
instrumental break on "death" was cool... nice riff.
Well done!

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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. I had the Mesa Boogie set to 11 on this one. I think that my neighbors weren't to psyched about that.

That riff was the creepy diminished scale that death metal guys seem to love to play a lot.
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TobinMueller said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
A breath of fresh air
I think I'm getting an asthma attack via hypnotic suggestion. I felt bad that Agent Orange didn't make the list.

I like your use of news clips. Some of them were kind of brilliant.

The track really works. Nice job. I appreciate all the thought behind it. I totally dig concept pieces when then come together like this. Nice work, great collab. Thanks for sharing.
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks Tobin
Mike dug up a really great 1950's documentary film on biological warfare and captured the audio from that to get the clips. You have to love the innocent nature of the 50's. The short clip was a gold mine of great segments to add to the song.

Thanks for having a listen.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
tokai said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Toxic
Heavy, those audio clips are working well. Great drive. Progressive track, lots going on, just what i like. A good overall tune, with classic riffs and lyrics.
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks man
the "lots going on" also made it a challenge to mix. I can still hear things that probably could be tweaked a bit. Thanks for dropping by.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
dave_b said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Phosgene w/mike_d
Great shredding! I like the parts where the two guitars are harmonizing. Is that 2 seperate parts, or some kind of effect? The synth parts add to the driving attack.
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks dave
for having a listen. The guitar parts are two seprate guitar parts. I repeated the same riff on one guitar then shadowed that riff with the second guitar; on the second guitar I raised the riff 1 1/2 notes then 2 1/2 notes then back again. Normally I'm not so tight when I play that kind of stuff so it's pretty obvious what's going on.

Mike originally gave me the synth stuff for another song but I thought it would work well in this song when I was writing it. And it did fit really well.

Thanks for the comments.
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ShadowofNine said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
YESSSSS!
Nasty cool rockin song...
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks SoN
for dropping by and having a listen.

Always appreciated.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Hell yeah!
Shades of early white zombie! We gotta do a collab sometime! I love grating out this sort of stuff!
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
That would
be cool. I'd like that.
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Jarvoid said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
I have not
even listened to it yet,just read the lyrics and already I have to say that this must be the abso ultimate Blues Song!! 80)

OK Going In !
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Jarvoid said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Alright then
Abso Ultimate Heavy Metal Death Metal Blues.
Listened in cans and it is as clear as a bell.....well bella donna anyway.

Oddly pleasing in a deffo Fastyeddie sort of way.

Cheers,Jarvo.

p.s. why does it not please me to know that scientists would already be working to control the outbreak ? Possibly cos it would be the same buggers that caused it in the first place !
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Job security
First invent the nasty bug. Then invent the antidote. Rinse and repeat.

Thanks Chris for checking this mayhem out.
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perceptualvortex said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Rockin
The drums and guitar sound excellent, as does the overall mix. The sound bites are incorporated really well... I like that kind of thing. Sometimes I thought the timing of the vocals felt forced, at the beginning for example. Kinda gloomy, but definitely rocks!
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fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Gloomy
I listened to both kinds of music growing up... death and metal. Mike is really great at putting together drum tracks. Originally I had programmed some destroyed drums for the track but Mike put together something that really enhanced the groove a great deal. I'm grateful for that.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
michaeljayklein said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Woowee!
This was quite the romp! Just swell guys--your talents combine just great here. This music takes me back to an earlier time in my life (very good times!) but it still sounds refreshing and new here. Take care now and thanks again! Michael
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Thanks michael
for dropping by and having a listen. Thanks for commenting as well.

I really liked Lydia the tattoed Lady. It is a wonderful "classic" track! :D
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
ted23 said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Hell Yeah
Man you guys have stomped it!
Killer track. Love your signature riffing Michael and the extra little components make this brilliant. Downloading now.......
Blown away by this!
fasteddie said 2503 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
That's what mike is
really good at are those little extra components. It makes the song so much more interesting to listen to. Kind of adds the spice to the mix.

Glad you liked it Ed
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Vic Holman said 2502 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
about time......
you two heavy metal kids got together.

man, this is tricked out to the max with the synths and clips. great riffs and solo Michael, it's all good!!
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fasteddie said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Vic
for havingg a listen.

Mike is all about the metal. He must have some iron rich blood.

He's a great guy. He is really helpful when I get stuck on something.


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mvh9591 said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Very Nice___
This sounds great - Nice mix and playing.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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fasteddie said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. After listening again I missed a couple things mixing. That was pretty involved for me and a lot more than I would typically do.

Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Calchas said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
"The air is tainted"...
Great collab from two of my three favorite Mikes! (heh-heh...)

Driving, crunchy rhythms. Punchy drums. I REALLY like the riffy change-ups. They give this tune a little bit of Jethro Tull flavor. Very Martin Barre-esque. (He's a very underrated guitarist.)

You guys ROCK together. More to come I hope...

Be well friends!
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fasteddie said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Mike
for having a listen and for the comments.

I'm going to have to look up Martin Barre.

Yeah I hope to do some more stuff with Mike. He teaches me a lot.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Calchas said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
RE Martin Barre:
Get ahold of the Jethro Tull album "Crest Of A Knave" from 1987. This is the album that Tull stole the Best Heavy Metal Grammy away from Metallica with. On this mainly guitar-based album you'll hear Martin at the peak of his powers.

Be well bro!
Check out my latest song called Sibling Revelry (Jam Demo)
Calchas said 2501 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
RE Mike
I've known Mike for several years and worked with him in MJ's old folk-rock band "The Goodwillys." He's a wonderful dude, very talented, and has a lot of tech knowledge. It's good to see him involved in making music again.

Definitely looking forward to more collabs from you two!
Check out my latest song called Sibling Revelry (Jam Demo)
RAVENS said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Awesome
Wowzers, 50 tracks? That is incredible & I can't even imagine mixing more than 25 without going bonkers!

Love the lyrics, very clever. The track is awesome, kick a$$ guitar playing & vocals as well. Nice touch with the audio snippets. Good stuff guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2502 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Dani
For having a listen. The lyrics are certainly gloomy. Not the kind of song someone should listen to when they're on hold with the suicide hotline.

I loved the audio clips too. They really added a lot.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Outtaorbit said 2500 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
strange.........
How you can find so many like minds on this page....
there is enough crap out there to kill us all.... and the powers that be say.. "they need more."
Go figure...... nicely done.
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fasteddie said 2500 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Yeah man
I live downwind of the Dugway Proving grounds and the chemical weapons incinerator. I take a deap breath every day as I step outside.
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lengold said 2500 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Just a
wonderful track Michael.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2500 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Thanks man
for stopping by!

Always glad for the support.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
echoroom said 2499 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
50 tracks....
... and 40 are guitars i bet.

This is a huge, dark, violent pumping beast of a song - you and Mike make a great team!
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen.

A violent pumping beast! Sweet!

I really liked And Now It's Dark, great work on that one!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2499 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
phosgene
nice and heavy stuff. cool guitar tone and playing. keeps rolling along. very cool arrangement. effective guitar solo. enjoyed it. cheers
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks man
for dropping by and for the comments.
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Z293 said 2499 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Teaming up with Mike_D
You can't go wrong. Guitars are sounding especially heavy.
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks man
Mesa Boogie always sounds heavy. I've been considering trading in my Express 5/50 2X12 for a Triple Rectifier half stack. Then I should be getting some real heavy tone.
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DarkPlanet said 2498 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Mike & Steve
You guys rock! This is like a tidal wave of sound! Inspired lyrics...and the rest is just as amazing!
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks for dropping by
You rock bro!

I dunno about inspired. They are pretty doom and gloom for certain.
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tempie said 2497 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
dude
mix is awesome. entire tune is awesome. great mashup of standard metal and new metal/mod rock genres. love the samples. the most instantly radio friendly of your tunes. happy to DL kids thanks!
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks man
for your vote of confidence on this one. I did mess up a couple sections on the mix. Somehow I'm missing some low end and I'm scratching my head wondering where it went. I might redo it some day for a macjams reunion or something.

Glad you liked it.
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billykirsch said 2496 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Oh oh
Man, this is serious. What a f*ck is this? Kick ass track!! The mix is awesome. It's great to see how you get better and better on this Mike. BTW, I'd like to get a copy of that mixing article too ;-)
The synths work great with your killer base. That's not easy to do. They add a layer of alienation and reminds me this is 2010.
A sarcastic view at fear inducing so-called-documentaries and false safety. The audio clips are so obvious that are hilarious. But then I see today's media.
It's strange how your songs make me think beyond the songs. Cool.
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fasteddie said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks Billy
for having a listen. I learned a lot from the article and will be glad to forward it to you. Sent PM.

I still have a lot to learn. But it's coming along slow but sure.
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jdholliday said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
wow!
This is spectacular! Amazing mix! Unbelievably good dude, makes me want to get better!
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fasteddie said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Wow
That is a really nice compliment!

I dunno though... you've been putting out some pretty impressive stuff lately.
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RobLeBanc said 2495 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Infectious
Epic mix on this , guitar chops are scorching as usual Eddie, Mike_d did an awesome job on these drums too! Scary shit here boys! Super Cool Scary!!!
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fasteddie said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thank you
Mr LeBanc. We aim to scare.

I really don't know where all this doom and gloom is coming from lately. Probably just boredom.
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woofer3 said 2495 days ago (August 28th, 2010)
Phosgene -
What a good driving track - educational as well. Excellent work.
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fasteddie said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thank you sir.
Thanks for dropping by and for the comments. I wouldn't take my education too seriously though. I rarely know what I'm talking about but I'll tell you all about it anyway.
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Aphrodisiac said 2495 days ago (August 28th, 2010)
Michael A
Man, your tracks are crazy clean, and crazy tight! Not to mention hella crunchy. How the heck are you people doing this?
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fasteddie said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks for the nice comments
I'm not sure where the crunchy comes from. Hopefully, it'll stay that way. I tell you what; mike_d knows tight and crunchy. His songs are always way up there.
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RochaMalhada said 2494 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
thrash
This frikkin' ROCKS. Nice job, guys

. - Harold
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fasteddie said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thanks Harold
For having a listen. Thrashin and bashin.
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Wummimann said 2493 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
...
really good heavy sound. good bass sound. good effects!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2491 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
50 tracks
Yeah its a lot of work marshalling that much stuff. The nearest I got to 50 tracks was producing "Okracoke" for Transcontinentals, which was 42 tracks. This mix is fantastic, full of energy and dynamics. The samples are brilliant, putting me in mind of both Metallica and Megadeth before they disappeared up their own behinds.
The guitar break at 1:55 is very smooth and NWOBHM. Kudos.
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Spiderland said 2435 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
badass
I've been waiting for a fast eddie song about noxious chemicals. The vocals are truly badass. As always I love your lyrics. Every element on this track is dialed in HOT! The dynamics and production of the song are just phenominal! I love it. OOOOOOOOHHHHH MANNNN I"M FEELIN LIKE I GOTTA DO A FAST EDDIE COLLAB SOON. Though I'm assuming I'd have to go on the waiting list as I am sure you have tons of other mac jammers wanting to collab with you. You truly have your own identity and sound. Kudos to fast eddie and Mike_d!!
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