Biography

William (Billy) R. Powell Jr is and always will be Surak... He doesn't think he is.. He Knows it.
Surak has been playing guitar since 1990, so he plays a little. Surak learned to play from Jeff Pelke and Roy Eberling. Surak started off wanting and playing Heavy Metal, but now he plays a little of everything.

Surak is a borrowed name from "Star Trek." It's use is/was meant to be a created imaginary character, seen to him was the first TV alien he saw in the 80's, "Mork from Orc" with but pointy ears. In the the fictional sense, Surak always naturally assumed he got kicked off Vulcan for it being a "dead crowd," as he had a pinchot for telling stand up comedy and Vulcans are not the correct audience. So if your mental image is Robin Williams dressed and made up like Spock, that's the guy.


Surak says "As always I hope you enjoy my music, what you hear, and if not please send all complaints about the kind of music to any e-mail but mine. I take criticism not so well, but I've learned to take the advice and usually do 5-8 mixes of a song. Be warned if it's picking on my status as 'Guitar God' I may fly off the handle, but I take kindly to advice about mixing and levels. I only started singing shortly after I joined iComp, so at first I was slightly offended at comments and words like pitchy, but that too has gone to the dust as well as my vocal skill improving."

Stop by anytime, and enjoy!!!!!!
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
James Bond Theme Rock Jun 7, 2012 1009
Keep On Walking (vocal demo 1) Rock May 1, 2012 435
Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe Cover) Metal Oct 27, 2009 7851
Bill's Morgue (Call Me parody) (rough mix 3) Comedy Jun 2, 2011 590
Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by) atomic mix Collab World Jan 24, 2010 1176
Sweet Dreams (Manson version/cover) (non-Surak mix) Metal Feb 26, 2009 636
Concerning Hobbits Folk May 23, 2010 3653
Something Wicked -01- Price You Pay Metal Jan 27, 2010 581
Something Wicked -04- Something Wicked Metal Aug 5, 2009 1150
Something Wicked -02- Deliver Me (Wicked remix) Metal Aug 13, 2009 1091
Something Wicked -03- Dark Lord Rising (Wicked Remaster) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2009 6462
Something Wicked -05- The Gunslinger 2010 Rock Feb 11, 2010 1042
Another Wish (final master fixed) Alternative Jun 24, 2009 754
South of Vulcan - 1- Widowmaker (final) Metal Mar 21, 2009 1025
South of Vulcan - 2- Never Say Goodbye Collab Rock Mar 8, 2009 1743
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Collab Metal Mar 31, 2009 1551
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Collab Metal Mar 13, 2009 3208
South of Vulcan - 5- Forever Night (Seventh Seal) Collab Rock Mar 6, 2009 1676
South of Vulcan - 6- Never See the Sun Rock Mar 1, 2009 1088
South of Vulcan - 7- Another Wish (final) Alternative Apr 26, 2009 877
South of Vulcan - 8- Caller In The Darkness (Number 8) Metal May 4, 2009 843
South of Vulcan - 9- Final War Metal Apr 26, 2009 1065
South of Vulcan -10- One More Chance (studio version) Alternative Apr 14, 2009 936
South of Vulcan -11- Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana Cover) Metal May 27, 2009 1480
South of Vulcan -12- The Darken Room (Number 3) Collab Metal May 12, 2009 1112
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Collab Metal Jul 21, 2009 1285
Ex Astra Cuniculus -1- "Only Human" Collab Metal Sep 15, 2008 1363
Ex Astra Cuniculus -2- Missing the Sound Metal Oct 30, 2008 4869
Ex Astra Cuniculus -3- Man in Black (final) Metal Nov 20, 2008 1342
Ex Astra Cuniculus -4- Dues Ex Machina (final) Metal Nov 17, 2008 2091
Ex Astra Cuniculus -5- Melodies of the Rain Rock Oct 24, 2008 1287
Ex Astra Cuniculus -6- The Seventh Seal (Forever Night) Collab Rock Oct 27, 2008 2930
Ex Astra Cuniculus -7- If I Had the Time Metal Dec 1, 2008 1205
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Metal Jun 18, 2008 2638
Ex Astra Cuniculus -10- Never See the Sun (Final) Rock Feb 2, 2009 1551
Ex Astra Cuniculus -11- Bad Wolf 3.0 Collab Metal Oct 9, 2008 1394
Ex Astra Cuniculus -12- "Silver Bullet" (Number 5) Metal Sep 30, 2008 2162
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Collab Rock Aug 31, 2008 1703
Overdrive - 2 - Imagine (John Lennon Cover) Inspirational May 21, 2008 1922
Overdrive - 3 - "The Last Man Out" (Logic Studio mix) Rock Jun 29, 2008 1743
Overdrive - 4 - "Deliver Me" (Logic Studio mix) Metal Jul 1, 2008 1592
Overdrive - 5 - "Highway 38" Rock Jul 28, 2008 1384
Overdrive - 6 - The Price You Pay Metal Aug 12, 2008 1127
Overdrive - 7 - Dark Lord Rising Collab Metal Aug 16, 2008 1282
Overdrive - 8 - Better Than Me Metal Aug 21, 2008 1283
Overdrive - 9 - Guitar Solo in E-Minor Metal Aug 23, 2008 4344
Overdrive -10- "The Gunslinger" Rock Aug 8, 2008 2328
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Collab Metal Aug 29, 2008 2413
"King Of Cold" Collab Rock Jan 5, 2008 2106
"Retribution Groove Demo" Metal Apr 19, 2008 1033
From the Ashes -01- Almost Sober Rock Mar 7, 2008 1320
From the Ashes -02- From The Ashes Rock Mar 16, 2008 1575
From the Ashes -03- "Soul to Avoid" Rock Mar 23, 2008 1419
From the Ashes -04- Bring it On! Metal Apr 2, 2008 1229
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Rock Mar 25, 2008 2233
From The Ashes -06- "Never Say Goodbye" (007 mix) Collab Rock Apr 11, 2008 2594
From the Ashes -07- "Favored Sun" Metal Apr 20, 2008 1104
From the Ashes -08- Final War Metal Apr 30, 2008 1498
From The Ashes -09- "Dark Sunday" Rock May 20, 2008 1434
From the Ashes -10- "One More Chance" Alternative May 15, 2008 1516
Keep on Talking (pre vocal mix 1) Rock Apr 28, 2012 468
Music you can lurk to (Vol 1) Rock Nov 4, 2007 1401
Music you can lurk to (Vol 2) Rock Nov 10, 2007 1066
Music You Can Lurk To (Vol 4) Funk Mar 8, 2008 1265
The Valley (Still open Collab) Collab Jazz Aug 28, 2007 3519
"Dark Sunday" Rock May 18, 2008 1699
"Surak Blues" Collab Blues Apr 30, 2008 1942
'Star Spangled Banner' Inspirational Jul 4, 2007 1134
7 come 11 Collab Blues Jun 26, 2007 1541
Arabic Waltz Rock Apr 26, 2012 668
Bajete Collab w Guitar Collab Funk May 16, 2007 2805
Barretok's Smokey Dream 114 "Pepe's Chase" Comedy Mar 18, 2007 1591
Behind the 8 ball and a Dollar Short (GB4 mix) Collab Alternative Aug 13, 2007 1589
Black 777 -07- "The Longest Road" Rock Dec 19, 2007 1286
Black 777 -01- 777 and the Deathly Hallows Metal Aug 16, 2007 1397
Black 777 -02- A Night Out Drinking Rock Aug 21, 2007 1208
Black 777 -03- Wishing On Another Lucky Star (J.D.Souther Cover) Rock Jul 28, 2007 4826
Black 777 -04- The Stand (GB4 Black album mix) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2007 1376
Black 777 -05- Demise (GB4 Black Album mix) Metal Aug 20, 2007 984
Black 777 -06 - The Price You Pay Metal Nov 19, 2007 1209
electric_requiem's Lonely Collab Metal Jul 10, 2007 1406
For The Bunnies "March of the Cottontail" Collab Classical Apr 4, 2007 1759
For the Bunnys "Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by)" Rock Oct 31, 2006 5205
For the Bunnys "The Hop" Comedy Oct 31, 2006 3174
Gone Further Away Collab Rock May 6, 2007 1400
Illu sings "Goin' Home" Collab Rock Jan 2, 2007 2185
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 18, 2007 1535
Madman Comments 01 "And the Gunslinger followed" (Remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1347
Madman Comments 02 "The Pharoah's Call" (remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1166
Madman Comments 03 "The Darken Room" Collab Alternative Dec 17, 2006 2267
Madman Comments 04 "A Bit Further South" (remastered) Collab Rock Mar 24, 2007 1290
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" (Remastered) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1445
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" Ultra edition Collab Metal Jan 14, 2007 2340
Madman Comments 06 "The Stand" Collab Metal Mar 13, 2007 1618
Madman Comments 07 "Carolina Sunrise" Classical Mar 29, 2007 1418
Madman Comments 08 "World Apart" Collab Rock Mar 25, 2007 1995
Madman Comments 09 "Walkin Down the Line" Rock Apr 2, 2007 1211
Madman Comments 10 "April Showers" Rock Apr 29, 2007 1377
Madman Comments 11 "Exeter" Metal May 9, 2007 1407
My song 11 remix Metal Apr 22, 2007 1189
My Song 13 Rock Mar 11, 2008 1316
Number 1 (Opera Preview) Collab Rock Apr 26, 2007 2471
Number 10 (Dark Lord Rising) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1735
Number 2 (Opera Preview) Collab Metal Apr 29, 2007 1462
Number 3 (remake) (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1153
Number 3 (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1245
Number 4 (Bad Wolf 2.5) Collab Metal Jul 20, 2007 1723
Number 6 (Unbroken) Metal Mar 15, 2008 904
Number 6 Unbroken Rock Oct 10, 2008 1010
Number 7 Metal Nov 21, 2007 1049
Number 7 (jayman mix) Collab Metal May 9, 2006 2229
Number 8 (Caller in the Darkness) Metal Mar 11, 2008 1014
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Metal Nov 24, 2007 1700
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Rock Apr 15, 2007 1051
Rakified Covers "Hedwig's Theme" Rock Jan 13, 2008 1494
Rakified Covers "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" (TV theme) Other May 7, 2007 3724
Rakified Covers Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan Tribute) Rock Mar 8, 2008 1225
Raktifed Covers Beyond The Farthest Star (Star Trek DS9 theme) Rock Jan 16, 2009 1439
Raktified Covers "Black" Rock Nov 18, 2007 1232
Raktified Covers "Doctor?" (Doctor Who theme) World Feb 6, 2007 4385
Raktified Covers "Plush" (STP cover) Rock Mar 29, 2007 1120
Raktified Covers "Polly" by Nirvana Alternative Apr 15, 2008 1037
Raktified Covers "Star Trek TMP Theme" Metal Jun 24, 2006 2283
Raktified Covers "The 3 Little Pigs" (Green Jelly cover) Explicit Collab Comedy Dec 29, 2006 4149
Raktified Covers "The Addams Family" Metal Oct 15, 2006 1518
Raktified Covers "Turn The Page" (Bob Seger Cover) Collab Metal Dec 24, 2006 6399
Raktified Covers "Wormhole eXtreme" (Stargate SG-1 theme) Metal Aug 26, 2006 8131
Raktified Covers For Whom the Carol Tolls (Carol of the Bells cover) Metal Dec 12, 2008 1339
Raktified Covers Knight Rider Theme Metal Mar 8, 2008 1520
Raktified Covers "Silent Night" Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1213
Second to Last "Bad Wolf "(lyrics test) Collab Metal Jul 26, 2006 1951
Rock Mar 28, 2007 1118
Second to Last "Greek Disko" (07 remix) Metal Apr 2, 2007 1340
Second to Last "The Long Road revisited" Rock Oct 16, 2006 1471
Second to Last "Reload the Garageband Alien Inc" (remastered) Rock Mar 28, 2007 1175
Surak Unplugged Rainy Friday (with friends) Collab Classical Oct 29, 2007 1647
Surak Unplugged "A Little Southern" Other Dec 31, 2006 1584
Surak Unplugged "Lunes Lluvioso" (Ultra Edition) Collab Classical Jan 28, 2007 1918
surak unplugged "Number 7" with guest Collab Classical Mar 25, 2007 1450
Surak Unplugged "Rainy Friday" Rock Oct 27, 2006 2128
Surak Unplugged "Randy Rhodes' Dee" Rock May 14, 2006 2551
Surak Unplugged Echoes in D Minor Classical Apr 3, 2007 1313
The Return Rock Jun 12, 2007 1115
The Seventh Year "GB3 Blues Jam" Metal Jun 16, 2006 1381
The Seventh Year The Long Road (remastered) Rock Aug 2, 2007 1113
The Seventh Year "Kobayoshi Maru" (07 remaster) Metal Mar 26, 2007 1688
The Seventh Year "Someday Never Came" Rock Jun 20, 2006 1791
Trippin Jam Collab Rock May 13, 2007 1356
uberkultur's The Way Collab R&B Dec 27, 2006 1809
Z Snow Globe Of Death Setups Nov 26, 2006 1207

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11851
And The World Metal Jul 31, 2007 1101
Blood Metal Sep 17, 2008 975
Blue Jam part 3 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1693
Blue Sky Lap ran it over with a bus Electronica Mar 18, 2008 949
Bridges Burn Metal Oct 31, 2006 1989
Devastated Metal Jul 31, 2007 1162
Dion Metal Sep 17, 2008 904
FMP012812 Off the Grid Rock Jan 21, 2014 394
Forever and Always Metal Sep 17, 2008 1058
Gold Metal Sep 17, 2008 915
iComp speaks your language- radio spot Spoken Word Sep 23, 2007 2537
In Your Face Explicit Metal Sep 17, 2008 1017
Invisible Dyad #14 Other Jan 29, 2007 1963
Just Another One Rock Dec 10, 2006 4294
Myriad of Dreams Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1002
Number 2 Metal Sep 17, 2008 907
Rainy Day Requiem Metal Sep 17, 2008 955
Shake The Fate(Unfinished) Explicit Alternative Jun 10, 2009 926
The Blue Jam Part 4 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1687
The Jam - Complete Metal Aug 28, 2006 2088
Thumper! Funk Mar 18, 2007 2046
To Rock Rock Jun 6, 2008 895
TwF - King Of Cold Rock Nov 26, 2007 2298
Warlock's Revenge Holiday Oct 28, 2009 1311
Watch out for Vader (last remix) Metal May 15, 2008 1507
why dont u leave Electronica Nov 14, 2008 1293
Wish Metal Sep 17, 2008 1001
[Dark Hatred I] 06 Valley Of Death Metal Jan 13, 2007 1784
[Dark Hatred I] 12 Dreams Of A Child Metal Jan 28, 2007 1770
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