This is an outlet for my creativity. I'm planning on doing some vocal covers and putting them up, throwing up music I'm working on or recording for somebody else, etc.

And if you need a bassist for (LITERALLY) any style, you've come to the right guy.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Song by Seattle grind band, EXOGORTH!

Off their latest split with David Carradine. As of this upload, tapes are available, and 7" will be available soon.

Recorded mixed and mastered by Skyler Acord, aka me. 
Tried to get it as trashy but as clear as possible. My first real attempt at real lo-fi, good sounding badness.

The guy behind this band releases all his own stuff, releases lots of other bands stuff, super DIY. SUPPORT THIS. GO TO HIS BLOG AND SUPPORT THIS NOW.


Thursday, June 30, 2011


I posted this on a forum and felt like I should archive it somewhere. There's plenty more to be said, ask and if I know I'll yap about it.

 pardon the spell check.

check it out. when you vocalise, let up on your airflow mid scream and hear what your voice is doing underneath the harshness. the harsh tone is caused by the flaps under your vocal chords vibrating, much in the same way a throat singer sings, and thus are not necessarily connected to your actual voice. I can hear you're basically whispering under your scream, which is cool, you can get a tone like the lows of canopy or cannibal corpse (corpsegrinder) highs.


Its much darker, but as I can see you're doing more deathcore type of stuff, which usually calls for a more aggresive tone as opposed to the darker tone you get while whispering. Try using your voice under your growl and play with what that does. a very extreme example of what happens when you really push that forward is gorefest.


a much more realistic example would be the lows of barney from napalm death.


Here, you can really hear his real voice as well as the harsh false chords under his chords. if you lower your real voice and retain the same style, you can end up with a harsher tone, like Skinless.


Another thing you can do is go into falsetto, which you must be careful with, cuz it can hurt if you do it wrong, so play with that. If you apply that to your highs, you can get actual notes from your screams witht he overtones of your voice. a very extreme example of this would be aaskeria. the highs right when the song blows up.


With lows, you can get some sweet gorguts lows. he's clearly doing it at the beggining of the song here.


Ok, part two. mouth shape. really important. theres a ton of things you can do here, you kind of just have to watch vocalists do them and figure them out. Examples... stick your bottom jaw out and up, and it forces your throat to tighten up and gives you a cool meaty tone. this one is my favorite! I stole it from infidelamsterdam. he kinda sucks, but he does when he does the pig squeal.


here's a vocal cover I did, and I'm doing this at 2:00. I was still sort of figuring this one out at this point, so i'm a little sketchy, but it's there, and I'd like to think it's better lol.


Also, immediately before that, I'm making a mouth shape like im sucking on a popsicle, (not a dick) and pushing my mouth waaaay forward. big chocolate is way better at this than I. but screw that guy. he's a monster. but seriously watch other peoples vocal videos and copy their mouth shape. like this one. i still suck at it but hey.


Lastly, make sure you're vibrating every possible part of your throat under your chords for your lows! watch most of these guys and they put their whole body into it. do that! make your chest a resonant chamber and let loose until you feel your whole chest rumbling. Also, try throat singing. And look up classical vocal techniques for resonance. It's good practice for this. Don't take any of this lightly, practice a lot but not too much, and good luck!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Me throat singing. Attempting to get the best timbre and a good rumble. My throat is resonating at a fifth under the tone I am singing, so when I bring out the over tone, I am singing three notes at once. NO BIG DEAL. I actually need to get way better, cuz I suck. So if you know how people train at this stuff, lemme know. 

I'll make a better video when I get...better.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Im in a very crusty mood. I might need to shower.

Thinking of writing a super heavy crusty grind song with the lyrics of that last track.

Challenge accepted.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Upcoming show!

Opening for this with Forest of Grey. We have presales and I am currently whoring it out everywhere. I'll hopefully have pics up later of the show when it happens and melts my face. Not a fan of Rotting Christ at all, but Melechesh is awesome and this is only the second time they've been in the US in their almost 20 year history and the first US tour. And they're awesome if I didn't mention that. Also Somnae is one of the cooler local bands, I'm going for the opener and the co-headliner. Then probably leaving. Oh ya and for my gig.
Of course I put us first. Whateva.



Hate: KILLER Polish blackened death metal.

If you wanna go, don't forget to bug us for tickets!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Skinless Vocal Cover

Song is Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead. This band is so cool. I was into them in like middle school cuz I stumbled on them through myspace or something and I recently rediscovered them. SO HEAVY. A lot of modern death metal misses that purely heavy quality that's so important... well, here ya go. Just practicing my lung capacity and my "howl" in my lows. FYI, I need suggestions on another song to cover. Something hard, preferably not scene, but i don't really care. Any ideas?

Lolololololololol ^

Friday, March 4, 2011


Check out this album I played a couple tracks on. It's mostly Latin flavored, but it's kind of all over the place in a good way. Kelu is a fellow Cornish student and most of the folks on the record are to. Buy it, yo! Support a local starving artist/student!

Also: just figured out how much Ty looks like Obama.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I'm gonna start doing a lot of these. This is a vocal cover I did of Italian Tech death band Hour of Penance. The song is "Liturgy of Deceivers". The band actually saw it, and the guitarist and the drummer said I was awesome! No big deal or nothin. NBD. Well here it is.


My stream of thought. So songs I dig, usually soul or metal, written works I've done or am working on, music I'm working on, etc. So for the first thing EVAR on my brand new bloog, I'll kick it off with two of my favorite songs, one black metal, one soul. 

The first is a track off of an early demo from Russian band Old Wainds rereleased under the name of "Where the Snows are Never Gone." Vber kvlt. It's called Guardians of the Icy kingdom in english, something else in Russian. I set it to pictures of Beksinski artwork, fitting I thought.

The second is off of Donny Hathyways "Extensions of a Man" called "Love, love, love." Soulful as humanly possible. Before you die, listen to Songs in the Key of Life and this album. srsly. Well here ya go.