22. Mar. 2019
Soulseller Records proudly presents “Lords Of The Permafrost” - the new and sixth album of Chicago’s Metal extremists USURPER!
USURPER formed in 1993 and released their first demo in 1994. Since then, USURPER have recorded five full-lengths, one mini album, a rarities CD and toured 17 different countries around the world. USURPER'S blend of 80's inspired thrash metal, classic heavy metal anthems, over-the-top chaos and hints of dark, melodic atmosphere have been a trademark of the band since day one. USURPER doesn't preach any political/religious ideologies, or sing about any socially relevant topics. Topics such as werewolfs, monster folklore, alien invasions, ancient civilizations, ancient battles, cryptozoological creatures, hauntings, prophecies, time travel, and the paranormal in addition to their trademark 'Metal Anthems' are the essence of . USURPER'S words, which when combined with the music, and artwork create a strange fantasy world of dark heavy metal horror.
“Lords Of The Permafrost” was recorded and produced between July and August 2018 at Electrical Audio, Chicago by the band and Taylor Hales and features a cover artwork by Juha Vuorma. Beware - Metal is back!
The band states: "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!"
"Lords Of The Permafrost" - Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/LpVJT21xeXU
"Beyond the Walls of Ice" - Official Track Stream: https://youtu.be/krH6YOyUlLQ
1. Skull Splitter
2. Beyond the Walls of Ice
3. Lords of the Permafrost
4. Cemetery Wolf
5. Warlock Moon
7. Black Tide Rising
8. Mutants of the Iron Age
Rick Scythe: Guitars & Backing Vocals
Joe Warlord: Drums & Percussion
Dan Tyrantor: Vocals
Scott Maelstrom: Bass