OHM: Guitarist Chris Poland Revealed As Special Guest On New PHARAOH CD
November 30, 2005, 12 years ago
PHARAOH have issued the following press release via their website (www.solarflight.net):
Pharaoh has announced the completion of its second full-length album, entitled The Longest Night, due in February via the cutting-edge Cruz del Sur label.
The close of the mixing stage this week marks a nearly six-month recording process at MCR Studios with Matt Crooks (TWISTED TOWER DIRE, DIVISION) at the controls."The whole session took a bit longer than we anticipated," explained drummer Chris Black. "But the reasons are evident in the results. Individually and collectively, including Matt Crooks, we pushed our imaginations, ears, and bodies to an entirely new plane on this album. This album is everything PHARAOH fans will expect and much, much more."
A preview (unmastered) version of ‘Like a Ghost’ is available for free download via the PHARAOH website at this address.
The Longest Night features special guest Chris Poland (OHM:, ex-DAMN THE MACHINE, MEGADETH), who contributes a dazzling guitar solo to the opening track ‘Sunrise’."I had Chris Poland in mind when I wrote the solo section," explained Pharaoh guitarist Matt Johnsen. "I'd met him a few years ago when Ohm: came around on tour, and I was hopeful that he'd agree to do a spot for us. Thank goodness he did!"
The Longest Night's album artwork was painted by Jean-Pascal Fournier (IMMORTAL, EDGUY).
Pharaoh also features in its ranks veteran vocal powerhouse Tim Aymar, best known for his work with Chuck Schuldiner's CONTROL DENIED. Pharaoh's debut, After the Fire, was released by Cruz del Sur in 2003.
The Longest Night tracklist: ‘Sunrise’, ‘I Am The Hammer’, ‘In The Violet Fire’, ‘By The Night Sky’, ‘Endlessly’, ‘The Longest Night’, ‘Fighting’, ‘Like A Ghost’, ‘Up The Gates’, ‘Never Run’.