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If you've been looking forward to achieving the nastiest, gurgliest gutturals of all time this is the course for you. Highly debated, often misunderstood, and now fully explained and on display in one of our most in-depth EVI Now courses to date. Learn the secrets to making your gutturals and other low vocals more powerful, more flexible and more disgusting than ever before.

Ten new lesson videos with explanations, exercises and demonstrations. Course 33 is the longest of the program with a run time of 1 hour 27 minutes and 22 seconds.

Course objectives include: (1) Define and identify gutturals (2) Identify misconceptions about gutturals (3) Learn to produce the "traditional" guttural, tunnel throat technique and the "modified" guttural (4) Practice exercises for pronunciation and tone

We recommend that before diving into this course that our EVI Now subscribers be able to produce and sustain either a false cord or fry scream consistently throughout your practices. You will need those skills to build off of for these techniques.

Courses available through EVI Now are:

Course 1: Introduction to Extreme Vocals

Course 2: Preparing the Body for Extreme Vocals

Course 3: Introduction to the False Cord and Fry Techniques

Course 4: Inhale Metal Vocals

Course 5: Vocal Health: Building healthy foundations from the beginning

Course 6: Shaping sound into words, phrasing, and endurance

Course 7: Introduction to Shape and Tonal Variation

Course 8: Shaping Sound: Low Screams

Course 9: Shaping Sound: High Screams

Course 10: Shaping Sound: Mid Screams

Course 11: Introduction to Melodic Singing

Course 12: Unlocking Tone for Extreme and Melodic Vocals

Course 13: Understanding How to Use Projection Effectively

Course 14: Screaming & Melody: Pitched Screams

Course 15: Revisiting the False Cord Technique

Course 16: Revisiting the Fry Scream Technique

Course 17: Strengthening the Melodic Foundation

Course 18: Range Expansion: Expectations and exercises

Course 19: Emulation with Purpose

Course 20: Complete Breathing

Course 21: Improving Endurance

Course 22: Mixed Screaming: Combining the false cord and fry techniques

Course 23: The Tour Cycle: Before

Course 24: The Tour Cycle: During

Course 25: The Tour Cycle: After

Course 26: Screaming Acrobatics

Course 27: Mastering Transitions: Singing & Screaming

Course 28: Ultimate Tone

Course 29: False cord scream activations

Course 30: Fry scream activations

Course 31: Level up your vocals

Course 32: Killer choruses

Course 33: Brutalize your gutturals

Our EVI Now program has over 28 HOURS worth of content across over 250 lesson videos with additional warm ups. We're approaching our 3 year anniversary of the program and can't wait to share all the new things we're working on!

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Ov Sulfur is about to drop a heater of a record on March 24 via Century Media Records called "The Burden Ov Faith". It's filled with all the heaviness that you've loved from day one when former Suffokate vocalist Ricky Hoover stomped back into metal but also features vulnerability and intensity through genre blending both in songwriting and the vocals.

Ricky is a familiar face across our socials having worked with David since prior to releasing the project on the world but typically in the form of delivering gutturals. Check out a little bit of a different piece of content as Ricky talks about "The Burden Ov Faith" and the choices he made vocally for their debut album: we have the most diverse sounding album and music that I think any of us have ever been a part of.

Ov Sulfur is about to embark on another stacked USA deathcore tour in support of Chelsea Grin and Carnifex with Left To Suffer. "The Burden Ov Faith" comes out in a week and you can preorder it here.

The tracklisting for "The Burden Ov Faith" is:

  1. Stained In Rot

  2. Befouler (ft. Alex Terrible of Slaughter to Prevail)

  3. Death Ov Circumstance

  4. Earthen

  5. A Path to Salvation?

  6. I, Apostate

  7. Wide Open (ft. Howard Jones of Light the Torch)

  8. The Inglorious Archetype

  9. The Burden Ov Faith (ft. Kyle Medina of Bodysnatcher and Lindsay Schoolcraft)

Get ready for "The Burden Ov Faith" and check out the videos for "Stained In Rot", "Earthen" and "Befouler".

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Hitting a plateau with your vocals is easy if you find yourself slipping away from good habits like practicing regularly and checking in with your goals. We're at the beginning of March so now is a good time to look back at the goals we set for ourselves at the start of the year and check in with how we're doing.

Are you still on track? If yes, great! Congratulations on your progress! If not, here are some things you can do to get back on the wagon.

Re-evaluate your goals

What are your short term, mid term and long term goals? Based on the last couple of months are they still within the realm of possibility for you to reach them? Do you need to make adjustments?

Remember that short term goals are equally as important as long term goals. You won't get to the long term goal without the short term milestones to keep you going. It's also good to celebrate the little things! It keeps you motivated and your trajectory moving upwards and forwards instead of stalling out. For our EVI Now users, this is a good time to start using (or revisit using) our Practice Scorecard introduced in Course 31: Level up your vocals.

Speaking of practicing...

What has your practice schedule looked like?

Remember that it's about the number of days put in, not the number of hours in a single day. Consistency is key. Even if it's five minutes here and there, it's better than nothing! Life gets in the way sometimes but you can make exercises work for you in small increments if that's all that your schedule allows. For example: use exercises from our warm-ups to get your voice going throughout the day, even if you have to fit in between tasks!

If you do have the time though, put our Practice Scorecard to use and try to tackle some of those short term goals! Maybe now is the time that you try to tackle something new you haven't done before!

Switch things up!

It can get monotonous doing the same thing over and over again, so don't! Try something new. Pick a new technique you want to work on, try working on your range or a tackling a hard section of a song you've always wanted to be able to do! Whatever it is, break things into the smallest of parts and build from there. It's easy to get discouraged if you just jump in all at once and expect it to work on the first try. Sometimes you get lucky, most of the time that's not the case.

Use the resources available to you!

Whether that be our free content on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, or our courses with EVI Now or if you want to take lessons with David directly you can use these resources to get you back to being excited about your voice again! If there are other resources that help you get excited too, throw them into the mix! Whatever it takes to get you back to being excited about the possibilities moving forward.

For our EVI Now subscribers, have you gone through all of our courses yet? If not, maybe now it's time to start checking out those lessons again! If yes, what techniques or concepts are you struggling with? Is there a lesson or exercise that you should go back and revisit?

Check out our Tips for using EVI Now post to help get jumpstarted if you need some more motivation. You can also conveniently access this post from the top of our EVI Now courses page any time you want.

Remember to be kind to yourself

Check in with yourself to see how you're doing. This applies to vocals and just life in general. Obviously our goal here is to help you find your voice but we also know how personal vocals can be. If life is hard right now, picking more achievable goals is going to be better overall than shooting for the stars. There's a time and a place for that and maybe that time is not right now. There's nothing wrong with taking a break entirely if you need to.

We hope that you're all having a good start to 2023 and that you're well on your way to accomplishing your vocal goals! We have a lot of new things in the works behind the scenes here at Extreme Vocal Institute that we can't wait to share soon!

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