The Usurper

by James Norbert Ivanyi

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Proghead James writes and performs superbly tense musical stories. Great melodies mixed with bits of shredding populates his songs.

My only disappointment with this album, is I wish it was longer. Favorite track: The Corruption Venom.
Andrey Kuksa
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Andrey Kuksa entering thin metal sound zone Favorite track: A Fatal Eminence.
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Sath James is a stunning guitarist, as this track demonstrates. He was the obvious choice for my album Acuity - Nature | Nurture. Easily recommended! Favorite track: A Fatal Eminence.
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Laen James has completely outdone himself in pushing his own playing and song writing to the next level. An aggressive, tasteful journey that crosses the bounds of genre to create something truly unique.
Lachlan McDonald
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Lachlan McDonald I recorded the Saxophone solos on this amazing EP, all credit to James for writing such inspiring and interesting music. Truly an honour to be a part of this project!! Favorite track: A Fatal Eminence.
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"The Usurper" is the third independent instrumental EP by Australian guitarist James Norbert Ivanyi. Recorded in Sydney, Australia during late 2015, it features very special contributions by Lachlan McDonald (Saxophone) and Scott Page (Flute).

Mixed by James Norbert Ivanyi & David Horgan.
Mastered by Brendan Zacharias at Breakneck Mastering.


released April 13, 2016

All music written, arranged and recorded by James Norbert Ivanyi in Sydney, Australia. Drums written, arranged and recorded by David Horgan in Sydney, Australia.

Mixed by James Norbert Ivanyi & David Horgan.
Mastered by Brendan Zacharias at Breakneck Mastering.

Additional Musicians: Lachlan McDonald (Saxaphone) Scott Page (Flute)

Artwork by: Jeff Christensen
Additional Artwork by: Mike Morphett of M:29 Creative.

Thank you: Suhr Technologies, Friedman Amplification, Fractal Audio, Diamond Pedals & D'addario Strings & Planet Waves.


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James Norbert Ivanyi is a guitarist & musician based in Sydney, Australia.

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