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 1134
Keep On Walking (vocal demo 1) Rock May 1, 2012 484
Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe Cover) Metal Oct 27, 2009 8018
Bill's Morgue (Call Me parody) (rough mix 3) Comedy Jun 2, 2011 626
Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by) atomic mix Collab World Jan 24, 2010 1253
Sweet Dreams (Manson version/cover) (non-Surak mix) Metal Feb 26, 2009 687
Concerning Hobbits Folk May 23, 2010 3712
Something Wicked -01- Price You Pay Metal Jan 27, 2010 609
Something Wicked -04- Something Wicked Metal Aug 5, 2009 1209
Something Wicked -02- Deliver Me (Wicked remix) Metal Aug 13, 2009 1157
Something Wicked -03- Dark Lord Rising (Wicked Remaster) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2009 6706
Something Wicked -05- The Gunslinger 2010 Rock Feb 11, 2010 1070
Another Wish (final master fixed) Alternative Jun 24, 2009 785
South of Vulcan - 1- Widowmaker (final) Metal Mar 21, 2009 1079
South of Vulcan - 2- Never Say Goodbye Collab Rock Mar 8, 2009 1842
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Collab Metal Mar 31, 2009 1633
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Collab Metal Mar 13, 2009 3340
South of Vulcan - 5- Forever Night (Seventh Seal) Collab Rock Mar 6, 2009 1736
South of Vulcan - 6- Never See the Sun Rock Mar 1, 2009 1159
South of Vulcan - 7- Another Wish (final) Alternative Apr 26, 2009 929
South of Vulcan - 8- Caller In The Darkness (Number 8) Metal May 4, 2009 883
South of Vulcan - 9- Final War Metal Apr 26, 2009 1119
South of Vulcan -10- One More Chance (studio version) Alternative Apr 14, 2009 980
South of Vulcan -11- Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana Cover) Metal May 27, 2009 1551
South of Vulcan -12- The Darken Room (Number 3) Collab Metal May 12, 2009 1163
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Collab Metal Jul 21, 2009 1385
Ex Astra Cuniculus -1- "Only Human" Collab Metal Sep 15, 2008 1438
Ex Astra Cuniculus -2- Missing the Sound Metal Oct 30, 2008 4948
Ex Astra Cuniculus -3- Man in Black (final) Metal Nov 20, 2008 1378
Ex Astra Cuniculus -4- Dues Ex Machina (final) Metal Nov 17, 2008 2177
Ex Astra Cuniculus -5- Melodies of the Rain Rock Oct 24, 2008 1342
Ex Astra Cuniculus -6- The Seventh Seal (Forever Night) Collab Rock Oct 27, 2008 3147
Ex Astra Cuniculus -7- If I Had the Time Metal Dec 1, 2008 1280
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Metal Jun 18, 2008 2723
Ex Astra Cuniculus -10- Never See the Sun (Final) Rock Feb 2, 2009 1618
Ex Astra Cuniculus -11- Bad Wolf 3.0 Collab Metal Oct 9, 2008 1440
Ex Astra Cuniculus -12- "Silver Bullet" (Number 5) Metal Sep 30, 2008 2266
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Collab Rock Aug 31, 2008 1777
Overdrive - 2 - Imagine (John Lennon Cover) Inspirational May 21, 2008 1986
Overdrive - 3 - "The Last Man Out" (Logic Studio mix) Rock Jun 29, 2008 1805
Overdrive - 4 - "Deliver Me" (Logic Studio mix) Metal Jul 1, 2008 1643
Overdrive - 5 - "Highway 38" Rock Jul 28, 2008 1436
Overdrive - 6 - The Price You Pay Metal Aug 12, 2008 1176
Overdrive - 7 - Dark Lord Rising Collab Metal Aug 16, 2008 1361
Overdrive - 8 - Better Than Me Metal Aug 21, 2008 1341
Overdrive - 9 - Guitar Solo in E-Minor Metal Aug 23, 2008 4388
Overdrive -10- "The Gunslinger" Rock Aug 8, 2008 2362
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Collab Metal Aug 29, 2008 2495
"King Of Cold" Collab Rock Jan 5, 2008 2169
"Retribution Groove Demo" Metal Apr 19, 2008 1076
From the Ashes -01- Almost Sober Rock Mar 7, 2008 1368
From the Ashes -02- From The Ashes Rock Mar 16, 2008 1646
From the Ashes -03- "Soul to Avoid" Rock Mar 23, 2008 1497
From the Ashes -04- Bring it On! Metal Apr 2, 2008 1276
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Rock Mar 25, 2008 2315
From The Ashes -06- "Never Say Goodbye" (007 mix) Collab Rock Apr 11, 2008 2688
From the Ashes -07- "Favored Sun" Metal Apr 20, 2008 1142
From the Ashes -08- Final War Metal Apr 30, 2008 1540
From The Ashes -09- "Dark Sunday" Rock May 20, 2008 1502
From the Ashes -10- "One More Chance" Alternative May 15, 2008 1578
Keep on Talking (pre vocal mix 1) Rock Apr 28, 2012 505
Music you can lurk to (Vol 1) Rock Nov 4, 2007 1451
Music you can lurk to (Vol 2) Rock Nov 10, 2007 1098
Music You Can Lurk To (Vol 4) Funk Mar 8, 2008 1319
The Valley (Still open Collab) Collab Jazz Aug 28, 2007 3591
"Dark Sunday" Rock May 18, 2008 1764
"Surak Blues" Collab Blues Apr 30, 2008 2022
'Star Spangled Banner' Inspirational Jul 4, 2007 1184
7 come 11 Collab Blues Jun 26, 2007 1591
Arabic Waltz Rock Apr 26, 2012 710
Bajete Collab w Guitar Collab Funk May 16, 2007 2855
Barretok's Smokey Dream 114 "Pepe's Chase" Comedy Mar 18, 2007 1649
Behind the 8 ball and a Dollar Short (GB4 mix) Collab Alternative Aug 13, 2007 1633
Black 777 -07- "The Longest Road" Rock Dec 19, 2007 1338
Black 777 -01- 777 and the Deathly Hallows Metal Aug 16, 2007 1422
Black 777 -02- A Night Out Drinking Rock Aug 21, 2007 1257
Black 777 -03- Wishing On Another Lucky Star (J.D.Souther Cover) Rock Jul 28, 2007 4878
Black 777 -04- The Stand (GB4 Black album mix) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2007 1424
Black 777 -05- Demise (GB4 Black Album mix) Metal Aug 20, 2007 1012
Black 777 -06 - The Price You Pay Metal Nov 19, 2007 1262
electric_requiem's Lonely Collab Metal Jul 10, 2007 1460
For The Bunnies "March of the Cottontail" Collab Classical Apr 4, 2007 1838
For the Bunnys "Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by)" Rock Oct 31, 2006 5313
For the Bunnys "The Hop" Comedy Oct 31, 2006 3409
Gone Further Away Collab Rock May 6, 2007 1463
Illu sings "Goin' Home" Collab Rock Jan 2, 2007 2254
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 18, 2007 1589
Madman Comments 01 "And the Gunslinger followed" (Remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1385
Madman Comments 02 "The Pharoah's Call" (remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1196
Madman Comments 03 "The Darken Room" Collab Alternative Dec 17, 2006 2375
Madman Comments 04 "A Bit Further South" (remastered) Collab Rock Mar 24, 2007 1323
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" (Remastered) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1488
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" Ultra edition Collab Metal Jan 14, 2007 2408
Madman Comments 06 "The Stand" Collab Metal Mar 13, 2007 1683
Madman Comments 07 "Carolina Sunrise" Classical Mar 29, 2007 1448
Madman Comments 08 "World Apart" Collab Rock Mar 25, 2007 2063
Madman Comments 09 "Walkin Down the Line" Rock Apr 2, 2007 1254
Madman Comments 10 "April Showers" Rock Apr 29, 2007 1448
Madman Comments 11 "Exeter" Metal May 9, 2007 1484
My song 11 remix Metal Apr 22, 2007 1229
My Song 13 Rock Mar 11, 2008 1361
Number 1 (Opera Preview) Collab Rock Apr 26, 2007 2557
Number 10 (Dark Lord Rising) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1794
Number 2 (Opera Preview) Collab Metal Apr 29, 2007 1520
Number 3 (remake) (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1186
Number 3 (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1274
Number 4 (Bad Wolf 2.5) Collab Metal Jul 20, 2007 1773
Number 6 (Unbroken) Metal Mar 15, 2008 939
Number 6 Unbroken Rock Oct 10, 2008 1042
Number 7 Metal Nov 21, 2007 1083
Number 7 (jayman mix) Collab Metal May 9, 2006 2281
Number 8 (Caller in the Darkness) Metal Mar 11, 2008 1049
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Metal Nov 24, 2007 1778
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Rock Apr 15, 2007 1133
Rakified Covers "Hedwig's Theme" Rock Jan 13, 2008 1537
Rakified Covers "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" (TV theme) Other May 7, 2007 3777
Rakified Covers Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan Tribute) Rock Mar 8, 2008 1263
Raktifed Covers Beyond The Farthest Star (Star Trek DS9 theme) Rock Jan 16, 2009 1505
Raktified Covers "Black" Rock Nov 18, 2007 1276
Raktified Covers "Doctor?" (Doctor Who theme) World Feb 6, 2007 4444
Raktified Covers "Plush" (STP cover) Rock Mar 29, 2007 1164
Raktified Covers "Polly" by Nirvana Alternative Apr 15, 2008 1074
Raktified Covers "Star Trek TMP Theme" Metal Jun 24, 2006 2331
Raktified Covers "The 3 Little Pigs" (Green Jelly cover) Explicit Collab Comedy Dec 29, 2006 4236
Raktified Covers "The Addams Family" Metal Oct 15, 2006 1576
Raktified Covers "Turn The Page" (Bob Seger Cover) Collab Metal Dec 24, 2006 6486
Raktified Covers "Wormhole eXtreme" (Stargate SG-1 theme) Metal Aug 26, 2006 8246
Raktified Covers For Whom the Carol Tolls (Carol of the Bells cover) Metal Dec 12, 2008 1401
Raktified Covers Knight Rider Theme Metal Mar 8, 2008 1570
Raktified Covers "Silent Night" Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1252
Second to Last "Bad Wolf "(lyrics test) Collab Metal Jul 26, 2006 2002
Rock Mar 28, 2007 1155
Second to Last "Greek Disko" (07 remix) Metal Apr 2, 2007 1382
Second to Last "The Long Road revisited" Rock Oct 16, 2006 1538
Second to Last "Reload the Garageband Alien Inc" (remastered) Rock Mar 28, 2007 1218
Surak Unplugged Rainy Friday (with friends) Collab Classical Oct 29, 2007 1711
Surak Unplugged "A Little Southern" Other Dec 31, 2006 1631
Surak Unplugged "Lunes Lluvioso" (Ultra Edition) Collab Classical Jan 28, 2007 1977
surak unplugged "Number 7" with guest Collab Classical Mar 25, 2007 1495
Surak Unplugged "Rainy Friday" Rock Oct 27, 2006 2189
Surak Unplugged "Randy Rhodes' Dee" Rock May 14, 2006 2637
Surak Unplugged Echoes in D Minor Classical Apr 3, 2007 1371
The Return Rock Jun 12, 2007 1153
The Seventh Year "GB3 Blues Jam" Metal Jun 16, 2006 1422
The Seventh Year The Long Road (remastered) Rock Aug 2, 2007 1152
The Seventh Year "Kobayoshi Maru" (07 remaster) Metal Mar 26, 2007 1730
The Seventh Year "Someday Never Came" Rock Jun 20, 2006 1859
Trippin Jam Collab Rock May 13, 2007 1411
uberkultur's The Way Collab R&B Dec 27, 2006 1854
Z Snow Globe Of Death Setups Nov 26, 2006 1237

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12078
And The World Metal Jul 31, 2007 1138
Blood Metal Sep 17, 2008 1022
Blue Jam part 3 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1745
Blue Sky Lap ran it over with a bus Electronica Mar 18, 2008 1017
Bridges Burn Metal Oct 31, 2006 2081
Devastated Metal Jul 31, 2007 1208
Dion Metal Sep 17, 2008 950
FMP012812 Off the Grid Rock Jan 21, 2014 444
Forever and Always Metal Sep 17, 2008 1111
Gold Metal Sep 17, 2008 954
iComp speaks your language- radio spot Spoken Word Sep 23, 2007 2641
In Your Face Explicit Metal Sep 17, 2008 1076
Invisible Dyad #14 Other Jan 29, 2007 2002
Just Another One Rock Dec 10, 2006 4400
Myriad of Dreams Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1039
Number 2 Metal Sep 17, 2008 950
Rainy Day Requiem Metal Sep 17, 2008 1003
Shake The Fate(Unfinished) Explicit Alternative Jun 10, 2009 965
The Blue Jam Part 4 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1747
The Jam - Complete Metal Aug 28, 2006 2155
Thumper! Funk Mar 18, 2007 2100
To Rock Rock Jun 6, 2008 986
Unbroken Rock Sep 19, 2007 1191
Warlock's Revenge Holiday Oct 28, 2009 1368
Watch out for Vader (last remix) Metal May 15, 2008 1551
why dont u leave Electronica Nov 14, 2008 1366
Wish Metal Sep 17, 2008 1044
[Dark Hatred I] 06 Valley Of Death Metal Jan 13, 2007 1819
[Dark Hatred I] 12 Dreams Of A Child Metal Jan 28, 2007 1820
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