Summer is almost over, we had a blast at the great Obscene Extreme Festival in July, wish I could write some more about it but I haven’t recieved any pictures from it from Calle or Påhl. Anyway, I want to write a bit about what Usurpress is up to at the moment. The split-10″ with Bent Sea is still not out, however Dirk informed me today that their layout is “90% done and the vinyl master is on its way. I’ll hurry and get this to you a.s.a.p.” so hopefully it’s on it’s way. Really looking forward to this release since the Bent Sea-songs are really great and our stuff is by far the best we’ve ever done, I think a lot of eye brows will be raised when people hear it. Right now we have no gigs planned and we’re in the process of writing new material for our next release which will be another full lenght album. So far we have about 4 songs completed and they sound the way we want Usurpress to sound. Hopefully the album will be recorded in spring 2014.
We have also participated in some other projects since I wrote here last time and I thought I should tell you a bit about them as well. Steffe did a re-union/farwell gig with his old band Diskonto in August at Motala Hardcore Festival toghter with Madball, Municipal Waste, etc. It was a crazy and wonderful weekend.
Steffe live with Diskonto in Motala.
The same weekend that Steffe (and Calle) spent in Motala, Påhl and his brother Erik recorded 20 songs with their death/goregrind-project Regurgitated Innards, some of the songs will most probably be released as a 7″ on a German label. Check out this wierd band on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Regurgitated-Innards/439202826194378?fref=ts
Detail from the cover of Regurgitated Innards upcoming EP, artwork by Påhl himself.
Danne, finally, have recorded 2 new songs in Studio Erebus Odora with his other band, hard rockers Iron Lamb. If this recording will be released is yet not decided. He has also, very temporary, reformed his old prog band Turabus for an exclusive gig on the Melloboat Festival which takes place on a ferry across the Baltic Sea. More info about it here: http://www.melloboat.se/en/
Turabus outside Usurpress‘ rehearse place, August 2013.