13, 2005: USURPER to Co-Headline Minneapolis Mayhem 2!
USURPER will co-headline the main stage of this years
MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 FESTIVAL
The Fest will be held on 2 nights, Friday May 6
& Saturday May 7. Friday night's Headliners are: USURPER
& Dew Scented. Saturday night's Headliner is SODOM.
Check the tour section of this website for more
information, or www.minneapolismayhem.com
March 10, 2004: Updates.
Usurper completed a video for the song "Return of
the Werewolf" from the Cryptobeast album over the weekend.
Be sure to check back soon for some pictures from the shoot.
Also: The new issue of Kerrang!
Magazine (UK) is out now! It features a full feature article/interview
with Usurper, the first ever with the whole band, (Usurper is even pictured
on the cover). This interview was done live in Chicago over a cold January
weekend earlier this year. Thanx to Dom Lawson for the good words and
to Nick Stevens for the killer photo session!
Be on the lookout for
the next issue
Maniacs (USA), due out in April! It features an interview
with Rick from Usurper, and includes a corner shot of the band on the
27, 2005: More Live Dates & Site Updates!
Usurper announce two concert events coming this April:
Saturday, April 16, 2005 Houghton Michigan at Level
2 Skate Park. This is an all ages event and ticket price is only
Support bands are: Azrael, Autumnal Wind, Sah, Tower of Babel +TBA
Saturday, April 23, 2005: Chicago, Illinois... "the
show the PC Thugz tried to ban" The CRYPTOBEAST RECORD
RELEASE CONCERT! Usurper's first Chicago concert in nearly 2
The venue for this night of Real Heavy Metal is:
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 278-6600
acts are Lair of the Minotaur and Nachtmystium. This is a 21 & over
event, ticket price is $10 advance/$12 door. Advance purchase is strongly
recommended due to the fact that this event will most likely sell out.
Please check the TOUR section
to purchase tickets in advance for the Chicago date, as well as to obtain
more information about both events. Posers and PC wimps BEWARE!!!
Also... Be sure to check out the all new Profiles
for each band member in the BIOGRAPHY section
of the website. Just click on a picture and read about each member.
22, 2005: Jon Necromancer Guest DJ at Chicago Night Club
Usurper bassist/lead drunk, Jon Necromancer will be
the guest DJ on Sunday, Feb. 27, for this weekend's DENIM & LEATHER
METAL SUNDAY (at EXIT).Show up, drink and get a chance to see Jon Necromancer
spin a couple turntables better than that douche-bag from Limp Bizkit.
Jon will be playing CD & vinyl from the heaviest and most intoxicated
bands in the world. The event lasts from 9 PM to 4 AM. It's FREE ADMISSION,
21 & over so unless you're a kiddie or a fag, you better be there!
Sunday, Feb. 27 @
EXIT 1315 W. North Ave. in Chicago
hosted by Blake & Rodney from theCMF.com
*also note: "THIS DAY IN USURPER HISTORY": Feb.
22, 1997, Usurper played their first ever official show in Chicago at
a venue called Centrum Hall.
Feb. 8, 2005: New Website! Northern Lights Fest News!
Welcome to the all new version of the official Usurper website. This site
is still under some heavy construction, so check back early and often,
as pages will be updated daily. Most of the structure of this website
is similar to the old www.usurper.us, just upgraded a bit. For example,
there are Mp3's for at least one song from every Usurper release (and
in many cases more than one song from each CD), there is a profile section
for each band member in the "Biography" section, (which will
be updated on a regular basis and will contain some unique content for
each band member), and in the future... videos, exclusive merchandise
and some other surprises!
Chicago's USURPER have been added to the lineup of the 3rd installment
of NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL in Toronto. Canada on July 2nd, 2005! Other
acts performing include Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE, UNEXPECT, LILITU,
WOODS OF YPRES, BRAVE, THE FIFTH SUN, AUGURY, WIDOW and ENDORPHINS.
Check the TOUR section for USURPER's exact time slot and other crucial
information. For more on the festival, click here: www.unrestrainedmag.com/nlf/
December 22, 2004: Media Frenzy!
INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS:
USURPER have been insanely busy lately promoting their latest album, "CRYPTOBEAST"
[ available through Earache Records: Jan. 17, 2005: Europe; Feb. 8, 2005
USA]. So far, many magazines, webzines, and radio station have received
the promo version of Cryptobeast, and the response has been AMAZING! Please
check out [ http://www.live4metal.com/reviews-230.htm
] for the latest review. Also, the new issues of both TERRORIZER (UK),
and CLOSE-UP (Sweden), are out now with new interviews withUSURPER.
And be sure to check out the next issues of the following magazines for
full feature interviews withUSURPER: ROCK SOUND (UK), METAL HAMMER (UK),
METAL HAMMER (GERMANY), METAL HAMMER (GREECE), KERRANG! (UK), METAL MANIACS
(USA), PIT (USA), ANVIL (USA), THRASH 'EM ALL (POLAND), MEGA SIN MAGAZINE
(POLAND), BWBK (CANADA), UNRESTRAINED (CANADA), ZERO TOLERANCE (UK), and
many, many more