Usurp Synapse was a screamo band from Indiana. The group combined fast and frantic grindcore influenced drumming and guitar work, and raw screams.
Usurp Synapse was formed in Lafayette, IN. Through numerous line-ups they continued to push the envelope of the then-bugeoning "screamo" sub-subgenre of punk rock. Their music was available on several compilations and 7" records, including a split release with Jeromes Dream, with whom they toured the United States, on Clean Plate Records. All their releases have been compiled and released on a discography CD, Disinformation Fix, on Alone Records. Antonio Leiriao moved from New York to Indiana to sing for the band in 1999.
The band utilized unconventional marketing methods, such as a die-cut album cover folded into the shape of a penis entering a vagina, and the inclusion of a razor with a record that promoted suicide on Electric Human Project.
Former members played in Fax Arcana and the drago miette, both of whom have since disbanded.
They reformed as a 4-piece in the year 2004, recorded a full length album, then unfortunately had to cancel a UK tour in 2005 which was supposed to be with phoenix bodies. They have been inactive since.
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