How can I develop a horror punk singing style?


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My_Name_Is_Van
08-01-2009, 04:31 AM
I wasn't exactly sure where to put this thread, this seemed the most logical.

Long story short, I was the screamer for a post-hardcore band but I quit and decided to start a band all about what I love: horror movies. I started listening to The Misfits at a friend of mine's suggestion and voila! horror punk became the basis for my project.

Now, I had never actually thought about singing before, as I used to just scream. How can I achieve a horror punk singing style?

I am very well adept and playing guitar and screaming at the same time, and I tried and can sing at the same time just as well, just not the way I really want my singing to sound. Also, the vocals recorded in the demo on my band's myspace in my sig, in case you went there to see my singing, are from a previous singer. We kicked him and now I decided to take up the vocalist mantle.

Thanks a lot for any help I may receive.

BrianApocalypse
08-01-2009, 07:33 AM
It's just a case of crooning.

Check out these helpful resources:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmmDRtXXJLU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oCPnCcuXAg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=068SZ55fyis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHv3qO_Y8kk

RockThe40oz
08-01-2009, 09:17 AM
Don't do it, man. You're heading down a dark path of boring music.

original=punk
08-01-2009, 12:02 PM
Yeah, croon your heart out, it doesn't matter if think you sound silly (because you will)

BrianApocalypse
08-01-2009, 12:51 PM
Horror punk is good fun.

The musical syntax is simple enough for your retarded goth friends to be able to play, and everything about the genre is outrageously camp!

werty22
08-01-2009, 02:06 PM
Theoretically it doesn't matter how you sing because the genre is defined by the lyrics. Horror punk is stupid btw.

captain_jack
08-01-2009, 02:44 PM
Theoretically it doesn't matter how you sing because the genre is defined by the lyrics. Horror punk is stupid btw.

I agree with the first statement. :peace: Hell, you could scream it all if you wanted. Horror hardcore?!?

My_Name_Is_Van
08-01-2009, 03:48 PM
I agree with the first statement. :peace: Hell, you could scream it all if you wanted. Horror hardcore?!?

Horror hardcore would be great. :haha:

However, even though the genre is determined by lyrics, a lot of the vocalists sing similarly. Michale Graves and the singer from The Rosedales both have really strong, beautiful voices.

BrianApocalypse
08-01-2009, 05:43 PM
If you really can't sing, just put sellotape over your eyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq_2cH2YlEY

BrianApocalypse
08-01-2009, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWeCZNBuW9I&NR=1

haha!

DempseyPunk
08-01-2009, 06:11 PM
:facepalm: misfits are the only horror punk that doesnt suck. The rest of the genre is retarded.

Lots O' FX
08-01-2009, 06:37 PM
:facepalm: misfits are the only horror punk that doesnt suck. The rest of the genre is retarded.

What about TSOL?

RiotRiotUpstart
08-01-2009, 07:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWeCZNBuW9I&NR=1

haha!

That video was incredibly stupid, but I laughed my ass off the entire time.

RockThe40oz
08-01-2009, 07:13 PM
I had to stop watching about halfway through, but it was pretty funny.

charliezard!
08-01-2009, 07:41 PM
What about TSOL?

I've never considered them Horror Punk. I always heard them referred to as death rock, but that's probably taking the whole genre thing too far. I guess if you wanna be specific, that's what they would be.

Lots O' FX
08-01-2009, 08:12 PM
I've never considered them Horror Punk. I always heard them referred to as death rock, but that's probably taking the whole genre thing too far. I guess if you wanna be specific, that's what they would be.


Death rock could be seen as kind of a sister genre to horror punk.

werty22
08-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Death Rock and Horror punk are both stupid.

charliezard!
08-01-2009, 09:34 PM
I like TSOL...
Horror punk sucks.

werty22
08-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Yeah, I like the Misfits and TSOL is OK, but the genres are stupid.

DempseyPunk
08-01-2009, 10:07 PM
What about TSOL?
I never thought they were considered horror punk...

Lots O' FX
08-01-2009, 10:18 PM
I never thought they were considered horror punk...

Well they have music that has anarcho and horror punk themes.

Jinzu
08-01-2009, 10:24 PM
just think of scary **** and moan a bit, that would propably make you to the top 10 horror punk bands.

My_Name_Is_Van
08-02-2009, 04:34 AM
So far I've gathered that I should croon and moan. Anything else? hahaha

askingforit176
08-04-2009, 01:28 AM
Ummm don't copy the misfits? That's a great suggestion. I'm a fan of the genre and half the bands sound like misfits cover bands. But if that's the sound your going for then sing with your throat if that makes any sense. I did that for a while in my old horror punk band days that and yelling.... Not screaming. Then you'd just be lame

dookie_dude_
08-04-2009, 05:55 AM
Maybe you should ramble and scream like a crazy bum. Thatll scare the **** out of those "Horror Punk" fans.
Seriously.