Usurper releasing new LP, playing shows

Chicago blackened thrashers Usurper have set March 22nd as the official street date for their sixth studio full-length album, Lords of the Permafrost, via Soulseller Records.

The band shared the following message:

After a 14-year hiatus, Usurper are proud to return with our sixth full length album entitled, “Lords of the Permafrost”. Back when we formed in 1993, we had the goal to create heavy, memorable songs with the anthemic quality of traditional Heavy Metal, combined with the heaviness of death metal, the fury of thrash metal, the atmosphere of black metal and the straight-forward, ass-kicking of 70’s Hard Rock…. 25 years later, we feel we have stayed true to our original objective and have recorded the quintessential Usurper album. Lyrically these songs explore topics such as monster folklore, the paranormal and other obscure tales, all while being delivered with a lethal dose of Heavy Metal bravado. Usurper never have, and never will chase trends. We have only returned to bring our next chapter of metal to the Worldwide Warriors of Iron and Rust, and kick maximum ass!

The new effort marks the band’s first LP since 2005’s Cryptobeast on Earache Records. Stream Lords of the Permafrost‘s title-track below.

Additionally, Usurper have booked a pair of appearances for the spring/summer. They’ll play a record release bash in Chicago at Cobra Lounge with Morta Skuld, Faithxtractor and Molder on March 23, and an Armageddon Productions-presented gig in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus with Cult of Frost (Celtic Frost tribute act), Hierarchy and Solemn Visions on July 12 [TIX TBA].

If more dates are added, you’ll find out first here.


Usurper is:

Rick Scythe – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Joe Warlord – Drums & Percussion
Dan Tyrantor – Vocals
Scott Maelstrom – Bass


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