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Below is our complete Aborted news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Aborted will soon be releasing new album "The Necrotic Manifesto" (get full details at this location), and the band will also be dropping a special 7" release while on tour. Aborted's Sven de Caluwé comments:
"On support of our upcoming US tour, we are glad to announce to release a very exclusive and limited 7" 'Scriptures of the Dead' (only 500 copies), check it out! Side A of 'Scriptures Of The Dead' includes the title track of the new album while side B offers a ferocious cover version of Sepultura's classic tune 'Arise.' This track is not going to be offered on any other physical format. Artwork for 'Scriptures of the dead' has been done by our great friend Robert Róbert A Borbás from Grindesign.
"Since we have our new album coming out right after our North American tour with Kataklysm, we thought we would offer the fans an exclusive opportunity to get some new music before the release of the album, therefore Century Media and yours truly came up with a devious plot to release a very limited 7" that will be on sale on tour containing one new track 'Necrotic Manifesto' and an exclusive cover track from Sepultura's 'Arise.'
"Now if that's not the extra incentive you all need to come get your faces melt off on the east coast extirpation dates or the kill the elite tour, I don't know what is! (Besides maybe cheesecake). If you don't live anywhere near where we will be touring, worry not, there will be a very limited amount of this 7" available on our online store and CM distro. Check out the tour dates below and come say what's up to us at the merch stand or the bar! Grind!" More...
The death metal psychopaths in Aborted have just finished their eighth full-length, "The Necrotic Manifesto," with Danish producer Jacob Hansen. The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. Front-man Sven de Caluwé comments:
"I can't believe we did it to be honest. We had a little over 3 months from start to master on this record-- everyone really gave 300% on this record, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jacob once again, who really pulled the best out of all our asses. I can say in all honesty that 'The Necrotic Manifesto' is without a doubt the strongest record Aborted has done thus far and could not be more proud of everyone involved in the project.
"It is the most brutal, extreme and technical record of the band without losing sight of groove and catchiness, which are all vital elements of this band. We cannot wait to get out there and start playing some new material in front of people and get some feedback on what we did in these intense months. Besides this I am very thrilled to have some of my favorite vocalists on this record as guests. Both Phlegethon (Wormed) and Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain) brought their own brand of burp to the table and really complemented the songs they are on! The artwork has been done by Par Olofsson (Pathology, Immortal)."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Six Feet Of Foreplay
2. The Extirpation Agenda
3. Necrotic Manifesto
4. An Enumeration Of Cadavers
5. Your Entitlement Means Nothing
6. The Davidian Deceit
7. Coffin Upon Coffin
8. Chronicles Of Detruncation
9. Sade & Libertine Lunacy
10. Die Verzweiflung
11. Excremental Veracity
12. Purity Of Perversion
13. Of Dead Skin & Decay
14. Cenobites More...
Aborted is currently working on upcoming album "The Necrotic Manifesto," which will be produced once again by Danish producer Jacob Hansen. Now the band has checked in with the following update about guest appearances on the album:
"As we are mixing and finally received all of the guest vocals here's a little announcement for you all. We had the pleasure to have our friends Vince from The Acacia Strain and Phlegethon from Wormed lay down some guest vocals on the album and it turned out way sick! Get ready for the most brutal and shredtastic Aborted album to date!" More...
Aborted is currently working on a new album, and now the band has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:
"East coast Rejoice! You wanted us to play so here it comes! Now you bastards better share this and show up at the shows! Also, Pyrexia, been listening to them since sermon of mockery and more bands. See you in the pit, while we get fat on NY style pizza."
03/27/14 Springfield, VA Empire
03/28/14 Philadelphia, PA The Underground Arts
03/29/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
03/30/14 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
03/31/14 Albany, NY Bogie's
04/01/14 Cambridge, MA Middle-East
04/02/14 Stafford Springs, CT Palace More...
The Goremasters in Aborted have returned to Hansen studio to record an eight studio album, "The Necrotic Manifesto." The album will be produced once again by Danish producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn, Mercenary). Frontman Sven de Caluwé had to say the following about the recordings:
"Well, it's been more than 2 years since we recorded Global Flatline, an album that we put a lot of work into and brought us all over the world and we are still most proud of. Time goes on though and it's time for the next chapter in our maniacal adventures! We have been working hard for the past 6 months to bring you a worthy successor to Global Flatline and ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have definitely reached that goal! At the end of this year your favorite 5 miscreants locked themselves up in Groningen to lay waste on way too much fast food, pornography to finish pre-productions and writing for our next slab of gore metal 'The Necrotic Manifesto.'
"We are currently starving Ken Bedene to make sure he is at his most feral when he tracks. Danny and Mendel are preparing their utmost brutal Undertaker moves and Jb is growing even more beard to bring the MAN to the metal. Nobody really cares what Sven does since he just poops into a mic and Jacob Hansen has been well warned about the ridiculous amounts of blastbeats that will rattle his cage. Get ready Mankind, Aborted is coming right at ya!'
In support of "The Necrotic Manifesto," Aborted will tour North America together with Kataklysm in April. Aborted will return to Europe in May for a handful of release shows before heading into the festival season. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce four more bands to the 2014 bill.
East Coast metal/hardcore legends Biohazard join the Ronnie James Dio stage line up. The band is hard at work on a brand new album due for release this year via Nuclear Blast Records. Band leader Billy Graziadei comments: "We've watched some awesome Bloodstock line-ups over the past few years and we're very psyched to be part of this one! See you in da pit!”
Fronted by current Nightwish vocalist, Floor Jansen, Revamp also steps up for a main stage slot. Floor successfully juggles her commitments to both bands and is taking Revamp on the road across the US this Spring with Iced Earth and Sabaton. About the Bloodstock slot, Floor comments “Revamp is thrilled to play at Bloodstock this summer! It’s a great festival with a strong metal heart in a metal-loving country for which we have nothing but great memories. We can't wait to rock the British crowd again!”
Ground-breaking Israeli progressive metallers, Orphaned Land also join the bill. “I could never imagine in my wildest imagination that an Israeli band would be followed by thousands of Muslim fans from around the world,” commented frontman Kobi Farhi, but that is exactly what has happened. The band’s album, "All Is One," is available now.
Belgian death metal outfit Aborted also picks up an early main stage slot at Catton Park. The band has just entered the studio to record new album, "The Necrotic Manifesto," which is due for release this summer via Century Media. This April the band head over to tour North America with Kataklysm, before returning to Europe for the summer festivals.
Edmonton, AB death metal band Death Toll Rising was recently included on the free "Happy Metal Annihilation" sampler, and now the band is proud to announce it will be hitting the road in April 2014 to support select dates on the Kataklysm and Aborted "Kill The Elite" tour.
Death Toll Rising will be appearing on these dates:
Apr 10 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 11 - Calgary, AB - The Rebublik - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
The band comments: "We are absolutely pumped to be supporting Kataklysm and Aborted on select Western Canadian dates of the Kill the Elite spring tour 2014!! Both of these acts have been major influences on us over the last 10 years. We will be alongside Vancity's stay tech masters, Archspire getting everyone primed to be wiped out by the headliners!" More...
Aborted will be hitting the road in Europe this coming September/October 2013 as direct support to The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour dates are as follows:
Sept 18: Bochim, Germany @ Matrix
Sept 19: Paris, France @ L'Empreinte
Sept 20: London, UK @ Islington Academy
Sept 21: NQ Live @ Manchester, UK
Sept 22: Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Sept 24: Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Sept 25: Enschede, Holland @ Atak
Sept 29: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Sept 30: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Little Vega
Oct 01: Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Oct 02: Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Oct 04: Munich, Germany @ Hansa 39
Oct 05: Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
Oct 06: Vienna, Austria @ Szene
Oct 07: Milan, Italy @ Tunne
Oct 08: Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kofmehl
Oct 09: Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Oct 10: Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!
On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.
From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.
Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.
Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE
Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...
This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organizers of the festival decided to go all out in extreme style by hosting an additional three festivals in three additional continents.
Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City - Mexico, Jakarta - Indonesia, and Melbourne - Australia. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July:
"Hello freaks!!! This is Curby/obscene... I believe that you our loyal OEF fans have followed us on our tour so you probably know what happened but for those who haven't I would like to sum up our first ever OEF World tour. When I was pondering over our plans for the World tour I was really full of enthusiasm (and actually I still am). I hoped for something new but our first world volume was a really tough game, not only financially but also emotionally. It's very difficult to understand how big differences are between Europe, Mexico and Indonesia... I knew it would be different, but so much? What can you do if you pay everything in advance as in Mexico and people don't work at all? Not much... when you read my statements for every continent, you`ll understand me... More...
Goremasters Aborted have cancelled their North American tour plans. In regards to this cancellation, front-man Sven de Caluwé comments:
"Unfortunately rumors are true. We were forced to pull out of our North American tour with Hypocrisy, Krisiun, and Arsis. Due to reasons beyond control, Hypocrisy was not able to receive US visas in time and had to pull out.
"We only found out 3 days ago and were sharing transport with Hypocrisy. Being this close to the start of tour, finding an affordable method of transportation and a driver was a near impossible task, making it impossible for us to still make it. We are extremely disappointed as we were very excited to make it back out to the US for our fans and share the stage on this great line-up.
"We had flights booked, visas processed, and everything was good to go, so when the news hit, it came as a shock. This cost us several thousands of dollars out of our own pockets and continuing would cost us even more money, which we simply don't have. We apologize to the fans and are already looking for a replacement tour in the near future.
"Krisiun and Arsis are still doing the tour, and we urge you all to still go and support them. All the bands here are victims in this of bureaucratic procedures, so no need to point fingers. We are all as broken by this as anyone else."
Brazil's Krisiun will now headline this North American trek with Arsis as direct support (Autumns End and Starkill will also play select shows). The newly revamped itinerary can be found here.
MetalSucks.net recently ran an article about Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design plagiarizing artwork for album covers, and the band Aborted has now posted the following statement regarding plagiarized art gracing the cover of latest album "Global Flatline" (reviewed here):
"Okay, After all this ranting and the artwork for Global Flatline being one of the most prominent images in the article about plagiarism from Slasher Design, we decided to put a statement up regarding this. Honestly we did not want to get involved but everyone bringing it up all the time by either posts or private messages is getting out of control.
"People are starting to blame the band. When a band commissions an artist for original art and pays their hard earned money on it (and trust me this was not cheap artwork) only to find out a year later about this plagiarism thing: the bands are the biggest victims in this story. We had no idea about any of this and loved the artwork when we got it, assuming it was all hand painted and original artwork for our record. Now this is all tainted with a bitter after taste for all of us, we have merchandise printed with this, stage banners and what not.
"All we can ask from our fans is to be understanding of the matter and know that we feel cheated even more. We are still very proud of the album and nothing will change that in the end.
"Thank you all for understanding & the support, see you guys on tour later this month!" More...
Krisiun will return to North America once again this May for a tour in support of the 2011 album "The Great Execution." Also on the trek are Swedish death metal act Hypocrisy, Belgium's Aborted, and technical metal act Arsis.
Autumn's End and Starkill will provide additional support on select shows. The dates are as follows:
May 01 - Gramercy - New York, NY *
May 02 - Palace - Stafford, CT *
May 03 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC *
May 04 - WreckRoom - Toronto, ON *
May 06 - Reggie’s - Chicago, IL *
May 07 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN *
May 08 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB *
May 09 - The Exchange - Regina, SK *
May 10 - Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB *
May 11 - Republik - Calgary, AB *
May 13 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC *
May 14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA **
May 17 - The Vex - Los Angeles, CA **
May 18 - 910 Live - Tempe, AZ **
May 20 - Trees - Dallas, TX **
May 21 - Korova - San Antonio, TX **
* with STARKILL
** with AUTUMN'S END More...
The Goremasters in Aborted have premiered a new video for the track "Expurgation Euphoria" on Decibel Magazine.com. Check out the video right here or in the player below.
Fresh off a European trek, Aborted has now announced a Japanese tour with System Divide, Devour the Martyr, and Empire. Upcoming dates are available after the jump.
Aborted has posted drum cam footage of the song "The Holocaust Incarnate" online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:
"Want to know what it's like being on stage being Ken Bedene playing drums for Aborted? Here you go! Enjoy, taken from the 'Back to the Black' tour with Vader, January 2013. Check out the band here. Ken officially uses Axis pedals, Pearl Drums and Silverfox Sticks."
You can also check out Aborted's latest lyric video for the song "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" at this location.
Goremasters Aborted are heading out on tour with Vader this month, and fans can expect the band to play a ton of old and new classics. To celebrate this upcoming European tour, Aborted has now launched a new lyric video for "Vermicular, Obscene, Obese" on Terrorizer.com.
Aborted vocalist and leading force, Sven De Caluwe, explains the meaning of the track: "Eating carbs is bad mmmkay? So yeah we have this new lyric video up for 'Vermicular, Obscene, Obese'...Which isn't really about carbs, unless you count corpses as carbs, or grannies, or trannies, or something...It's also absolutely not about mass consumerism and other social points of view since we are as brain dead as our music, so go check out the funky stuff from the funky bunch, and enjoy!"
Vader has announced dates for the first leg of the “Back To The Black Tour” 2013, which will also feature Aborted and Bonded By Blood. A teaser trailer for the trek is now available online and can be viewed below. The tour will also feature opening guests on the these dates:
Bloodshot Dawn /21.01-2.02/
Flayed Disciple /17.01-20.01/ More...
Bonded By Blood has confirmed the dates for a 2013 European tour with Vader. The "Back to the Black" tour kicks off on January 17th in Berlin, Germany, and also features Aborted. The tour will be Bonded By Blood's first visit to Europe since the release of their new album, The Aftermath.
Bonded By Blood drummer Carlos Regalado comments: "We are excited to announce that in January we are heading oversees to Europe to tour with the legendary Vader! It's been a while since we have done a proper European tour and we just can't wait to get back out there and support The Aftermath live. We look forward to meeting some new fans and seeing some familiar faces. See you on the road!"
See Bonded By Blood on tour in Europe at the following shows: More...
Aborted has announced the band is headed to Japan with special guest System divide for the "Valentine Smasher" tour this coming February.
Dates are available below, and the 15th, 16th, and 18th dates will also include support from Desecravity. Further details are available over at Facebook.
2/14 Tokyo Shinjuku Wildside
2/15 Oosaka Shinsaibashi Pangea
2/16 Fukuoka Early Believers
2/17 Shizuoka Sunash
2/18 Sendai Flying Son More...
Poland's Vader has issued the following announcement about hitting the road in Europe alongside Aborted and Bonded By Blood:
"In the mid-January 2013 there starts long-awaited 'Back To The Black Tour' in Europe. Vader will give around 30 shows presenting the whole cult albums 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis.' You won't miss the bands hits too and a couple of surprises. Peter announces a real high quality death metal strike.
"The tour will be supported by the guests from Belgium's Aborted and Bonded By Blood from California, USA. Aborted is one of the leading brutal gore death metal bands. They have quite a lot albums and tours that were a great success. Recently on tour as a direct support for Cannibal Corpse. Bonded By Blood is one of the revelations of the rebirth of thrash metal.
"We will announce the full line-up and tour schedule soon."