USURPER Are ‘The Lords Of The Permafrost’

Legendary Chicago metal band Usurper return to the airwaves this March with their sixth album, “Lords of the Permafrost,” via Soulseller Records.  Founding members Rick Scythe and Joe Warlord are joined by bassist Scott Maelstrom and Cryptobeast-era vocalist Dan Tyrantor for a release that captures the band’s unrelenting determination to bring heavy metal horror to the masses.

Says the band,

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!”

About Usurper
Formed in the early 1990s, Usurper have released five full length albums and toured worldwide, headlining metal festivals in Europe and the United States and also supporting the likes of Manowar, Cradle of Filth, Enthroned, and Enslaved.  Eschewing social and political ideologies, the band writes classic heavy metal anthems that incorporate folklore, science fiction, and paranormal topics.  On the eve of releasing their sixth album “Lords of the Permafrost,” which may be their strongest work yet, this Usurper deliver a heavy metal punch in the gut that’s just as relevant today as when they rose through the ranks of the underground music scene twenty-five years ago.

Track Listing:

1. Skull Splitter
2. Beyond The Walls Of Ice
3. Lords Of The Permafrost
4. Cemetery Wolf
5. Warlock Moon
6. Gargoyle
7. Black Tide Rising
8. Mutants Of The Iron Age

Read our review here.