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Formed: 1995
From: Beveren, Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Aborted Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Aborted.


Aborted Frontman On "TerrorVision" And New Music

As I mentioned recently, death metal is truly a global phenomenon. It's generally agreed upon that the style was born in America, but bands from all over the world have been able to put their own spin on it over the past four decades and take it in all kinds of weird and wonderful directions. Perhaps the masters of brutal and grizzly death metal come from somewhere you wouldn't expect, the Belgian city of Waregem to be exact; Aborted.

With their latest album, "TerrorVision" out for a year now and a new EP on the way, Aborted are currently on a hectic tour with fellow death metal legends Entombed A.D. and up and comers Baest, bringing a hurricane of heaviness across Europe. At the first date of the tour in London, I caught up with frontman Sven de Caluwé to talk about "TerrorVision," the new EP, the use of horror imagery and much more. You can watch the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: Let's talk about "TerrorVision," which has been out for a year now. Now that the dust has settled, how you feel the reaction has been so far?

Sven de Caluwé: I think it's been pretty good so far. It's been a great record for us. We've done some of our best tours, especially headlining so we can't complain. We're very happy with it still. We already have some new stuff which will be out sometime next year. Not an album, more of an EP, so we're very busy.

Oz: What's interesting about "TerrorVision" is that this is the first Aborted album to have pre-production. Why the decision this time to go that route?

Sven: Because we wanted to be really prepared when we went into the studio. This is also the first time we've recorded in split up teams, so Ken and I recorded in Germany and the other guys were in Holland recording guitars and bass. So we weren't physically present, so I think it was important for us to have a very clear idea of what we wanted. Plus Kohle, who we like to work with, likes to be involved and sometimes switches structures around and we figured if we do everything ahead of time and he has time to check it out, then we can do these excercises before we're there so it's less of a surprise and get the best performance possible in the studio.

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Aborted Explains New Album "Global Flatline"

The death masters from Aborted will be dropping another slice of blistering metal mayhem tomorrow, aptly titled "Global Flatline." To get an inside look at the new release, I got in touch with Aborted vocalist Sven de Caluwé and chatted about everything from shooting music videos to fielding fan questions.

Check out the full interview below, in which Sven offers his thoughts on critical reaction to the album (You can find Metalunderground.com's own review here), getting guest spots from members of The Black Dahlia Murder and Benighted, and Aborted's plans to hit the road in February. More...

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Aaron Mendiola Discusses The Goregrowler's Ball

Aaron "Goregrowler" Mendiola owns his own concert promotions and booking company, Goregrowler Entertainment. While Mendiola tirelessly works throughout the year to bring San Antonio the best in the metal underground, no event presents as big of a challenge or elicits as much gratification as his Goregrowler’s Ball Festival. After a year of planning and promoting, Mendiola can finally take a deep breath, step back and admire his accomplishment…then, it’s back to work.

As a proud sponsor of this head banging extravaganza, Metal Underground.com has chronicled the festival’s news as it breaks. We have given the scoop on the festival’s headliners and co-headliners—Suffocation, Exhumed and Hirax, as well as announcements of new additions such as Phobia and Brutal Truth. Now, it is time to give the floor to the man, Aaron Mendiola, who makes The Goregrowler’s Ball possible. More...

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Interview With Sven De Caluwé

Juggling two touring bands is no easy feat, making Sven de Caluwé stand as one of the hardest working men in metal, comparable to Mike Patton in his prime. After recently establishing System Divide in addition to Aborted, Sven has been living a live of constant touring and recording for the past two years.

Sven goes on the record exclusively with Metal Underground to discuss the new Aborted album, the reception to System Divide and the struggles of juggling two bands at once. More...

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Abigail Williams Frontman Speaks About New Album

Through line-up issues and changes in sonic direction, Abigail Williams has come out stronger than ever on their second album “In The Absence Of Light.” While the band has its fair share of critics, Abigail Williams also has a loyal fan base that has followed the group from a blackened deathcore sound to symphonic black metal and to epic black metal in the style of Immortal and Bathory.

With a consistent line-up for the first time in the band's career, and a big U.S. tour coming up with Rotting Christ and Melechesh in March, things are looking bright for Abigail Williams' future. I recently had the chance to talk to vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron about the new album, his issues with “In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns,” the reason for a different sound on every album, and working with Aborted. More...

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Interview With Aborted Guitarist Tace

Monday, November 7th, I had the opportunity to interview Aborted guitarist, Tace. He was very nice friendly to me. The interview was done at BB Kings in New York CIty. Here's how it went down: More...

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