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March 13, 2005: USURPER to Co-Headline Minneapolis Mayhem 2!
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

March 10, 2004: Updates.
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.

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 of Metal Maniacs (USA), due out in April! It features an interview with Rick from Usurper, and includes a corner shot of the band on the cover.

Feb. 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 $5.00!
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 years!
The venue for this night of Real Heavy Metal is:

2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 278-6600

Support 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.


Feb. 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

*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, 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:

December 22, 2004: Media Frenzy!

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 [ ] 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