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Following their "In Permanent Twilight" MCD released this Spring, the crushing debut LP from cult Swedish death metal henchmen Usurpress is out now via Selfmadegod. "Trenches Of The Netherworld" contains eleven circle-pit anthems utilizing the band's blend of death metal and d-beat/crust punk influences.
Stream "Trenches Of The Netherworld" in its entirety right now via Stereokiller.com here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Uppsala-based Usurpress features the steamrolling flair of four members of the Swedish punk/metal underworld including vocalist Stefan 'Steffe' Pettersson (Diskonto, Uncurbed), bassist Daniel Ekeroth (ex-Tyrant, ex-Dellamorte, author of Swedish Death Metal book), drummer Calle Andersson and guitarist Påhl (ex-Blotseraph, ex-Shuriken). The cover art for Trenches Of The Netherworld was crafted by by Rafal Kruszyk (Interment, Hooded Menace, Deceased, Paganizer, etc.)." More...
Following the release of the MCD "In Permanent Twilight" via Selfmadegod this Spring (along with several split singles and EP's in 2011), the first full-length LP "Trenches of the Netherworld" from Swedish death/sludge band Usurpress will be available from Selfmadegod this July. According to the press release, "the album contains eleven soul-reaping circle-pit anthems utilizing the band's seemingly patented blend of death metal and d-beat/crust punk influences." The album's cover art (shown below) was crafted by by Rafal Kruszyk (Interment, Hooded Menace, Deceased, Paganizer, etc.).
Uppsala-based Usurpress features vocalist Stefan “Steffe” Pettersson (Diskonto, Uncurbed), bassist Daniel Ekeroth (ex-Tyrant, ex-Dellamorte, author of Swedish Death Metal book), drummer Calle Andersson and guitarist Påhl (ex-Blotseraph, ex-Shuriken).
The track listing for "Trenches Of The Netherworld" is as follows:
1. Black Death on White Wings
2. Effigies Burns Across the Wastelands
3. Coronation of the Crippled King
4. The Wooden Sceptre
5. The Colours Of Darkness
6. Trenches of the Netherworld
7. The God Eaters
8. In the Beginning (Ended Yesterday)
9. Dethroned By Shadows
10. I Stand Above Time
11. Seduction Through Bloodshed More...
Italian black metal band Barbarian has posted a few tour dates it will be heading out on with Swedish band Usurpress on their Monstrance Of Death Euro Tour 2012. There will be several more dates all throughout central Europe in July, as Iconoclast Records is arranging at least ten more dates in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Go to Barbarian's Facebook page for updates. Barbarian recently issued its self-titled album on Doomentia/Despise The Sun Records, an upload of the track "Serve in Heaven, Reign in Hell" streaming below.
FRI 29 JUN ITALY, TORINO @ Infestazione Festival
SAT 30 JUN SLOVENIA, ILIRSKA BISTRICA @ MKNZ - Kamun fest Open air
FRI 6 JUL GERMANY, LEIPZIG @ Liwi
SAT 7 JUL GERMANY, BERLIN @ Koma-F
THU 26 JUL SAN DIEGO, CA @ Casbah
Selfmadegod Records is proud to be unleashing some grim brutality under the banner of Uppsala, Sweden-based outlaws Usurpress. The record label commented:
"The unit fuses classic founding death metal patterns with dissonant, primitive crust/punk tones into a raw, filthy attack. Having only soiled the metal underworld with a demo and short split 7" releases to date (one with Bombs of Hades, the other with Pyramido), but that will all change on the 1st of May when their latest output In Permanent Twilight will be released. Recorded and mixed by Lawrence Mackrory in Blueflame Studio and Great Scot! Audio, the whiplash-inducing MCD runs rampant with eight thunderous Usurpress hymns in twenty-two minutes.
"Formed in 2010, Usurpress was founded by members Stefan Pettersson (ex-Sportlov, Diskonto/vocals), Påhl Sundström (ex-Blotseraph, Shuriken/guitar) and Calle (drums), later expanding to a four-piece by recruiting bassist Daniel Ekeroth (ex-Tyrant, ex-Insision, Dellamorte, author of Swedish Death Metal). More...