USURPER - To Perform Live For First Time In Ten Years2015-09-21
The black/death/thrash combo Usurper is reuniting and will hit the stage for the first time in nearly 10 years to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Diabolosis. The concert will take place at the Holiday of Horror 18 Festival, December 26th in Chicago, directly supporting Macabre. Moreover, Diabolosis will be reissued in 2016 and the Skeletal Season re-issue drops in early 2016 as well, with bonus tracks.
Founding member/guitarist, Rick Scythe had this to say about the event and the future of Usurper: "It is great to get Usurper back together after nearly 10 years. Myself (Rick Scythe, guitars), along with co-founder Joe Warlord (drums) have been talking about resurrecting Usurper for quite some time, and the Holiday of Horrors seemed like the perfect event to do so. This isn't some half-hearted attempt to reunite and run through a few songs, this is the 2015 version of Usurper. You will get the best possible line-up hitting the stage, featuring long time Usurper frontman Dan Tyrantor, who made his debut at the 2003 Holiday of Horrors Fest. After this show we will assess things and what the interest level is in Usurper. We have offers to play other shows and fests, and I have many unreleased Usurper songs ready to work on with the band, but only time will tell what we decide to do. We will entertain any serious offers for shows or recording, but at the same time we are not under some deadline or under control of some big label. We will do things if and when we feel like.
"Usurper always had a small yet strong, loyal, extremely passionate fan base around the globe that have been dedicated to Usurper even long after we disbanded. It is these fans, the Usurper 'Warriors of Iron and Rust' that we feel obligated to, no one else. The musicianship and execution within the band is better than ever and these old songs never sounded as good. We will play a full headlining set, including at least one song or more from all 7 Usurper releases. After that, only time will tell."