Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the release of the split CD between Swedish USURPRESSand international grindcore unit BENT SEA.
USURPRESS side includes three brand new songs recorded March 2013 with producer Erik Sundström. Pure d-beat/crust fueled Swedish death metal. Usurprss are: Steffe Pettersson – vocals, Pahl Sundstrom – guitar, Daniel Ekeroth – bass, Calle Andersson – drums.
BENT SEA 8-song material was recorded sometime in 2012/2013 with line-up: Dirk verbeuren – drums, guitar, Shane Embury – bass, Sven De Caluwe – vocals.
Usurpress is a death metal-band (of sorts) formed in Uppsala, Sweden May 2010. The musical aim of founding members Steffe Pettersson (vocals), Påhl Sundström (guitar) and Calle Andersson (drums) was, and still is, to combine the bestiality of old death metal and the undying hate of true hardcore/punk. The band was later joined by renowned death metal-expert Daniel Ekeroth (bass). The members all come from different musical backgrounds but their common ground is the love and understanding for all kinds of dark and aggressive underground music.
Usurpress calls their music “death crust” as they write short, aggressive songs based around wierd, dissonant death metal riffs and raw, primitive d-beat drumming. It has to be said right now that this eclectic mixture of styles, spiced with hints of progrock and psychedelica, is not for everybody. However, most people will certainly enjoy their aggressive live performances.
On an angst-driven evening in January 2011, multi-instrumentalist Dirk Verbeuren (ABORTED, SCARVE, SOILWORK) carved grindcore act BENT SEA out of his disembowling passion for the noise that permeated the air of his teenage years. Equipped with an arsenal of furious beats and ferocious riffage, Verbeuren created an assaulting army of tracks, enlisting his ABORTED bandmate and fellow Belgian Sven De Caluwe to call the formations. Later on the band have been joined also by legendary NAPALM DEATH bass player Shane Embury. A musical homage to the founding fathers of grindcore and noise, such as NAPALM DEATH, REPULSION and TERRORIZER, BENT SEA is also a tribute to today’s vibrant scene and countless amazing bands that push the envelope and/or keep the tradition alive. GODFLESH, BLACK LUNG, SCORN, ENDVRA and other non-grindcore acts being a definite source of inspiration as well. Lyrically, BENT SEA addresses human and social issues, although it must be said that the music precedes the message. “We’re not here to preach”, says Verbeuren, “but we’re certainly not afraid of our opinions”.
USURPRESS / BENT SEA split CD is set for early December 2013 release via Selfmadegod Records.
1. Usurpress – Eternity Denies History
2. Usurpress – A Tidal Wave Of Fire
I. Empty Triumphalism
II. Carved In Filth
III. The Styx Runs Dry
3. Usurpress – City Of The Nomads
4. Bent Sea – Double Standards
5. Bent Sea – I Am Become Lust
6. Bent Sea – Fashion Victims
7. Bent Sea – At Any Cost
8. Bent Sea – Animalist
9. Bent Sea – Nature Of The Blast
10. Bent Sea – Relentless
11. Bent Sea – See-Through