Acquiring their name, and frankly a lot of their appear, through the legendary Celtic Frost, this Chicago death steel trio emerged together in 1993. Although Usurper’s audio is rather derogatory of early dark/death steel, ? la Venom and these Celtic Frost, they have the ability to end up being creative enough to remain away from getting labeled a vintage music group. Comprising Sythe (electric guitar), Diabolical Slaughter (vocals), and Apocalyptic Warlord (drums), they released a studio room demo, Visions Through the Gods (today out of print out), in 1994. In 1995, they added bass participant Necromancer and documented their debut record Diabolosis, released on Mind Not Present. Necropolis records agreed upon Usurper in 1995 and released an EP entitled Threshold from the Usurper. Apocalyptic Warlord parted methods with the music group in 1996, forcing them to employ a program drummer for a brief tour with Dark Funeral. They recruited Dave Hellstrom to pound skins in 1998 and released USURPER II: Skeletal Period. In 1999, Usurper toured the U.S. with Cradle of Filth and in 2000 released Necronemesis.