Looking to join an established hardcore band with a new record coming out next year on Metal Blade? Shai Hulud have announced that they’re seeing a vocalist, and they’re holding public auditions. The band recently wrapped up recording a new album with their former vocalist Chad Gilbert, who also produced the record. Gilbert is best-known for his other band, pop-punk outfit New Found Glory. The band’s full statement is as follows.
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 submissions only, please.
Please send all vocal submissions to [email protected]. 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,
The material can be downloaded on the band’s website, hulud.com. Tell them Metal Insider sent you!