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 1272
Keep On Walking (vocal demo 1) Rock May 1, 2012 536
Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe Cover) Metal Oct 27, 2009 8294
Bill's Morgue (Call Me parody) (rough mix 3) Comedy Jun 2, 2011 671
Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by) atomic mix Collab World Jan 24, 2010 1328
Sweet Dreams (Manson version/cover) (non-Surak mix) Metal Feb 26, 2009 740
Concerning Hobbits Folk May 23, 2010 3780
Something Wicked -01- Price You Pay Metal Jan 27, 2010 646
Something Wicked -04- Something Wicked Metal Aug 5, 2009 1260
Something Wicked -02- Deliver Me (Wicked remix) Metal Aug 13, 2009 1234
Something Wicked -03- Dark Lord Rising (Wicked Remaster) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2009 6938
Something Wicked -05- The Gunslinger 2010 Rock Feb 11, 2010 1103
Another Wish (final master fixed) Alternative Jun 24, 2009 816
South of Vulcan - 1- Widowmaker (final) Metal Mar 21, 2009 1119
South of Vulcan - 2- Never Say Goodbye Collab Rock Mar 8, 2009 1951
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Collab Metal Mar 31, 2009 1688
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Collab Metal Mar 13, 2009 3505
South of Vulcan - 5- Forever Night (Seventh Seal) Collab Rock Mar 6, 2009 1829
South of Vulcan - 6- Never See the Sun Rock Mar 1, 2009 1215
South of Vulcan - 7- Another Wish (final) Alternative Apr 26, 2009 964
South of Vulcan - 8- Caller In The Darkness (Number 8) Metal May 4, 2009 933
South of Vulcan - 9- Final War Metal Apr 26, 2009 1174
South of Vulcan -10- One More Chance (studio version) Alternative Apr 14, 2009 1019
South of Vulcan -11- Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana Cover) Metal May 27, 2009 1633
South of Vulcan -12- The Darken Room (Number 3) Collab Metal May 12, 2009 1204
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Collab Metal Jul 21, 2009 1455
Ex Astra Cuniculus -1- "Only Human" Collab Metal Sep 15, 2008 1506
Ex Astra Cuniculus -2- Missing the Sound Metal Oct 30, 2008 5039
Ex Astra Cuniculus -3- Man in Black (final) Metal Nov 20, 2008 1433
Ex Astra Cuniculus -4- Dues Ex Machina (final) Metal Nov 17, 2008 2283
Ex Astra Cuniculus -5- Melodies of the Rain Rock Oct 24, 2008 1387
Ex Astra Cuniculus -6- The Seventh Seal (Forever Night) Collab Rock Oct 27, 2008 3406
Ex Astra Cuniculus -7- If I Had the Time Metal Dec 1, 2008 1348
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Metal Jun 18, 2008 2801
Ex Astra Cuniculus -10- Never See the Sun (Final) Rock Feb 2, 2009 1690
Ex Astra Cuniculus -11- Bad Wolf 3.0 Collab Metal Oct 9, 2008 1514
Ex Astra Cuniculus -12- "Silver Bullet" (Number 5) Metal Sep 30, 2008 2402
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Collab Rock Aug 31, 2008 1859
Overdrive - 2 - Imagine (John Lennon Cover) Inspirational May 21, 2008 2065
Overdrive - 3 - "The Last Man Out" (Logic Studio mix) Rock Jun 29, 2008 1893
Overdrive - 4 - "Deliver Me" (Logic Studio mix) Metal Jul 1, 2008 1694
Overdrive - 5 - "Highway 38" Rock Jul 28, 2008 1484
Overdrive - 6 - The Price You Pay Metal Aug 12, 2008 1237
Overdrive - 7 - Dark Lord Rising Collab Metal Aug 16, 2008 1444
Overdrive - 8 - Better Than Me Metal Aug 21, 2008 1396
Overdrive - 9 - Guitar Solo in E-Minor Metal Aug 23, 2008 4431
Overdrive -10- "The Gunslinger" Rock Aug 8, 2008 2427
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Collab Metal Aug 29, 2008 2588
"King Of Cold" Collab Rock Jan 5, 2008 2235
"Retribution Groove Demo" Metal Apr 19, 2008 1115
From the Ashes -01- Almost Sober Rock Mar 7, 2008 1412
From the Ashes -02- From The Ashes Rock Mar 16, 2008 1709
From the Ashes -03- "Soul to Avoid" Rock Mar 23, 2008 1566
From the Ashes -04- Bring it On! Metal Apr 2, 2008 1324
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Rock Mar 25, 2008 2398
From The Ashes -06- "Never Say Goodbye" (007 mix) Collab Rock Apr 11, 2008 2827
From the Ashes -07- "Favored Sun" Metal Apr 20, 2008 1192
From the Ashes -08- Final War Metal Apr 30, 2008 1597
From The Ashes -09- "Dark Sunday" Rock May 20, 2008 1589
From the Ashes -10- "One More Chance" Alternative May 15, 2008 1621
Keep on Talking (pre vocal mix 1) Rock Apr 28, 2012 555
Music you can lurk to (Vol 1) Rock Nov 4, 2007 1498
Music you can lurk to (Vol 2) Rock Nov 10, 2007 1136
Music You Can Lurk To (Vol 4) Funk Mar 8, 2008 1367
The Valley (Still open Collab) Collab Jazz Aug 28, 2007 3665
"Dark Sunday" Rock May 18, 2008 1835
"Surak Blues" Collab Blues Apr 30, 2008 2086
'Star Spangled Banner' Inspirational Jul 4, 2007 1234
7 come 11 Collab Blues Jun 26, 2007 1653
Arabic Waltz Rock Apr 26, 2012 768
Bajete Collab w Guitar Collab Funk May 16, 2007 2907
Barretok's Smokey Dream 114 "Pepe's Chase" Comedy Mar 18, 2007 1718
Behind the 8 ball and a Dollar Short (GB4 mix) Collab Alternative Aug 13, 2007 1676
Black 777 -07- "The Longest Road" Rock Dec 19, 2007 1394
Black 777 -01- 777 and the Deathly Hallows Metal Aug 16, 2007 1470
Black 777 -02- A Night Out Drinking Rock Aug 21, 2007 1298
Black 777 -03- Wishing On Another Lucky Star (J.D.Souther Cover) Rock Jul 28, 2007 4937
Black 777 -04- The Stand (GB4 Black album mix) Collab Metal Aug 14, 2007 1481
Black 777 -05- Demise (GB4 Black Album mix) Metal Aug 20, 2007 1049
Black 777 -06 - The Price You Pay Metal Nov 19, 2007 1315
electric_requiem's Lonely Collab Metal Jul 10, 2007 1502
For The Bunnies "March of the Cottontail" Collab Classical Apr 4, 2007 1925
For the Bunnys "Soft Lullaby (or Bunny-by)" Rock Oct 31, 2006 5406
For the Bunnys "The Hop" Comedy Oct 31, 2006 3632
Gone Further Away Collab Rock May 6, 2007 1517
Illu sings "Goin' Home" Collab Rock Jan 2, 2007 2311
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 18, 2007 1628
Madman Comments 01 "And the Gunslinger followed" (Remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1432
Madman Comments 02 "The Pharoah's Call" (remastered) Metal Mar 24, 2007 1221
Madman Comments 03 "The Darken Room" Collab Alternative Dec 17, 2006 2458
Madman Comments 04 "A Bit Further South" (remastered) Collab Rock Mar 24, 2007 1347
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" (Remastered) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1528
Madman Comments 05 "March To Your Doom" Ultra edition Collab Metal Jan 14, 2007 2475
Madman Comments 06 "The Stand" Collab Metal Mar 13, 2007 1754
Madman Comments 07 "Carolina Sunrise" Classical Mar 29, 2007 1485
Madman Comments 08 "World Apart" Collab Rock Mar 25, 2007 2125
Madman Comments 09 "Walkin Down the Line" Rock Apr 2, 2007 1297
Madman Comments 10 "April Showers" Rock Apr 29, 2007 1524
Madman Comments 11 "Exeter" Metal May 9, 2007 1564
My song 11 remix Metal Apr 22, 2007 1274
My Song 13 Rock Mar 11, 2008 1400
Number 1 (Opera Preview) Collab Rock Apr 26, 2007 2645
Number 10 (Dark Lord Rising) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1859
Number 2 (Opera Preview) Collab Metal Apr 29, 2007 1573
Number 3 (remake) (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 8, 2008 1222
Number 3 (The Darken Room) Collab Metal Mar 24, 2007 1324
Number 4 (Bad Wolf 2.5) Collab Metal Jul 20, 2007 1821
Number 6 (Unbroken) Metal Mar 15, 2008 986
Number 6 Unbroken Rock Oct 10, 2008 1091
Number 7 Metal Nov 21, 2007 1120
Number 7 (jayman mix) Collab Metal May 9, 2006 2332
Number 8 (Caller in the Darkness) Metal Mar 11, 2008 1102
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Metal Nov 24, 2007 1843
Number 9 (The Showdown) Collab Rock Apr 15, 2007 1213
Rakified Covers "Hedwig's Theme" Rock Jan 13, 2008 1580
Rakified Covers "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" (TV theme) Other May 7, 2007 3837
Rakified Covers Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan Tribute) Rock Mar 8, 2008 1307
Raktifed Covers Beyond The Farthest Star (Star Trek DS9 theme) Rock Jan 16, 2009 1557
Raktified Covers "Black" Rock Nov 18, 2007 1313
Raktified Covers "Doctor?" (Doctor Who theme) World Feb 6, 2007 4492
Raktified Covers "Plush" (STP cover) Rock Mar 29, 2007 1245
Raktified Covers "Polly" by Nirvana Alternative Apr 15, 2008 1113
Raktified Covers "Star Trek TMP Theme" Metal Jun 24, 2006 2374
Raktified Covers "The 3 Little Pigs" (Green Jelly cover) Explicit Collab Comedy Dec 29, 2006 4336
Raktified Covers "The Addams Family" Metal Oct 15, 2006 1628
Raktified Covers "Turn The Page" (Bob Seger Cover) Collab Metal Dec 24, 2006 6578
Raktified Covers "Wormhole eXtreme" (Stargate SG-1 theme) Metal Aug 26, 2006 8369
Raktified Covers For Whom the Carol Tolls (Carol of the Bells cover) Metal Dec 12, 2008 1480
Raktified Covers Knight Rider Theme Metal Mar 8, 2008 1634
Raktified Covers "Silent Night" Holiday Dec 10, 2006 1294
Second to Last "Bad Wolf "(lyrics test) Collab Metal Jul 26, 2006 2067
Rock Mar 28, 2007 1192
Second to Last "Greek Disko" (07 remix) Metal Apr 2, 2007 1428
Second to Last "The Long Road revisited" Rock Oct 16, 2006 1620
Second to Last "Reload the Garageband Alien Inc" (remastered) Rock Mar 28, 2007 1249
Surak Unplugged Rainy Friday (with friends) Collab Classical Oct 29, 2007 1764
Surak Unplugged "A Little Southern" Other Dec 31, 2006 1677
Surak Unplugged "Lunes Lluvioso" (Ultra Edition) Collab Classical Jan 28, 2007 2021
surak unplugged "Number 7" with guest Collab Classical Mar 25, 2007 1540
Surak Unplugged "Rainy Friday" Rock Oct 27, 2006 2248
Surak Unplugged "Randy Rhodes' Dee" Rock May 14, 2006 2768
Surak Unplugged Echoes in D Minor Classical Apr 3, 2007 1414
The Return Rock Jun 12, 2007 1189
The Seventh Year "GB3 Blues Jam" Metal Jun 16, 2006 1458
The Seventh Year The Long Road (remastered) Rock Aug 2, 2007 1193
The Seventh Year "Kobayoshi Maru" (07 remaster) Metal Mar 26, 2007 1763
The Seventh Year "Someday Never Came" Rock Jun 20, 2006 1934
Trippin Jam Collab Rock May 13, 2007 1449
uberkultur's The Way Collab R&B Dec 27, 2006 1903
Z Snow Globe Of Death Setups Nov 26, 2006 1266

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12458
And The World Metal Jul 31, 2007 1191
Blood Metal Sep 17, 2008 1067
Blue Jam part 3 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1832
Blue Sky Lap ran it over with a bus Electronica Mar 18, 2008 1151
Bridges Burn Metal Oct 31, 2006 2166
Devastated Metal Jul 31, 2007 1258
Dion Metal Sep 17, 2008 1000
FMP012812 Off the Grid Rock Jan 21, 2014 511
Forever and Always Metal Sep 17, 2008 1166
Gold Metal Sep 17, 2008 1007
iComp speaks your language- radio spot Spoken Word Sep 23, 2007 2749
In Your Face Explicit Metal Sep 17, 2008 1125
Invisible Dyad #14 Other Jan 29, 2007 2044
Just Another One Rock Dec 10, 2006 4574
Myriad of Dreams Alternative Jan 11, 2009 1093
Number 2 Metal Sep 17, 2008 994
Rainy Day Requiem Metal Sep 17, 2008 1045
Shake The Fate(Unfinished) Explicit Alternative Jun 10, 2009 1004
The Blue Jam Part 4 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1822
The Jam - Complete Metal Aug 28, 2006 2239
Thumper! Funk Mar 18, 2007 2148
To Rock Rock Jun 6, 2008 1102
Unbroken Rock Sep 19, 2007 1286
Warlock's Revenge Holiday Oct 28, 2009 1421
Watch out for Vader (last remix) Metal May 15, 2008 1635
why dont u leave Electronica Nov 14, 2008 1449
Wish Metal Sep 17, 2008 1095
[Dark Hatred I] 06 Valley Of Death Metal Jan 13, 2007 1871
[Dark Hatred I] 12 Dreams Of A Child Metal Jan 28, 2007 1871
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