You Could Be Shai Hulud’s New Vocalist

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We previously reported that Chad from New Found Glory would not stay as Shai Hulud‘s vocalist, and they would search for a permanent replacement later. What we didn’t realize was just how open the search for a new vocalist would be.

You can download instrumental versions of “Chorus of the Dissimilar”, “Misanthropy Pure”, “Set Your Body Ablaze” and a demo of “Whether To Cry Or To Destroy” here, and then you can record your vocals and e-mail it to the band at shai@hulud.com. (I’m actually fairly impressed with that e-mail address. Unsurprising, but clever.)

View the full band post on the subject here, or read it after the jump.

“Dear Friends,

It’s the heart that pumps the blood, not the face. The heart of Shai Hulud is its content. This remains consistent, rest assured. Faces come and go. Dust off our backs, and onward…

We are indeed searching for a front-person to lead the band on stage. Not only to effectively scream, also to actively feel and channel the various emotions of our words and music through voice, intense physical presence, and visceral interaction during and in-between the songs. Any band truly rooted in Hardcore requires its members to serve as conduits, not just players. We scream rather than sing for this very reason.

If setting your heart and soul to music, creating, extracting, and sharing raw emotion while throwing your body into a crowd of people night after night sounds appealing, we’d like to hear from you.

At the link is a folder containing instrumental versions of the songs “Chorus Of The Dissimilar,” “Misanthropy Pure,” “Set Your Body Ablaze,” and a demo version of “Whether To Cry Or Destroy.” Please download these songs and record your vocals of the original lyrics, also included within, over any number of them. The overall quality of the recording matters less than your vocal clarity, and the accuracy of the rhythms.

The vocal approach we think fits our music perfectly is “come as you are,” simply, natural and angry. Your nationality, gender, and sexual preference are of no consequence to us. We’re much more concerned you chew with your mouth closed, and thrive on working well, creatively, and constructively within a group dynamic. Members age 25 and over are preferable, though exceptions are happily made based on your maturity, ability, and commitment. Additionally, a drug free lifestyle is favored over smoking, drug use, and heavy drinking, though no one will be automatically excluded based on the aforementioned choices. Serious inquiries only, please.

Please send all vocal submissions to shai@hulud.com. We’re grateful and excited to be hearing you.

Thank you for your interest in progressing Shai Hulud. All our love and respect.

Onward, upward, always, forever,

Shai Hulud

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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