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

Latest Aborted News

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.

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Aborted Posts New Guitar Playthrough

Aborted's new studio album "Retrogore" (reviewed here) will be released this Friday, April 22nd, 2016 via Century Media Records.

To hold fans over until the album release, Aborted is offering up a guitar playthrough video of the song "Cadaverous Banquet." Check out Mendel and Ian with some fret-melting guitar wizardry below.

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Aborted Posts "Divine Impediment" Video

Hello tortured world... are you ready for another serving of unbridled, unyielding death metal from Belgium's favorite gore-horde? Well, ready or not, here it comes...

Aborted is proud to let-loose on the world yet another brand new track off upcoming album "Retrogore." This time the sonic offerings come in the shape of a video for the track "Divine Impediment." The new album's full track listing is:

1. Dellamorte Dellamore (00:51)
2. Retrogore (04:17)
3. Cadaverous Banquet (04:12)
4. Whoremageddon (03:29)
5. Termination Redux (alternate version) (03:27)
6. Bit By Bit (04:03)
7. Divine Impediment (04:18)
8. Coven Of Ignorance (03:42)
9. The Mephitic Conundrum (03:18)
10. Forged For Decrepitude (02:41)
11. From Beyond (The Grave) (04:22)
12. In Avernus (04:36)
13. Slasher Hysteria *(03:27) Bonus Track
14. Les Miserables *(03:57) Bonus Track More...

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Aborted Premieres New Song "Bit By Bit"

Aborted premieres a new song entitled "Bit By Bit", taken from the upcoming new 9th full-length crusher "Retrogore", which will be out in stores April 22 via Century Media.

Check out now "Bit By Bit" over at unitedrocknations.com HERE.

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Conflux Premieres New Song "Lucid Hallucinations"

Conflux - the new new collaborative tech death metal project helmed by guitarist/songwriter Chase Fraser (Continuum, ex Animosity, Decrepit Birth) and drummer Tommy Mckinnon (Akurion/Neuraxis) - premieres a new song entitled "Lucid Hallucinations", taken from the upcoming 3 song EP "The Inception", which will be out in stores May 3, 2016.

Check out now "Lucid Hallucinations" below.

The complete Conflux lineup is: More...

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Aborted Streaming Album's Title Track

Aborted's 9th full-length crusher, "Retrogore," will be hauled from the grave on April 22nd, 2016 and fans should expect nothing less than one of thee most relentless and fiercest albums from Belgium's favorite gore-mongers to date.

Check out new song "Retrogore" below, courtesy of MetalSucks. Sven de Caluwe, Aborted's front man, comments on the new song and album:

"Here it is ghouls and maniacs! The first, opening track and title track to our fine new little piece of auricular mayhem called 'Retrogore.' A profound little diddy that somewhat recalls the finesse and tactfulness of Monty Python's 'The meaning of life' or as we shall call it our own 'The meaning of Death(metal)'. You see, folks, there are blast beats, there are ridiculously fast kicks all over the place, really, really, reaallly dark melodies to make you churn and some shredding for those who like that thing called musicianship. More...

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Sunday Old School: Aborted

Having recently been treated to a death metal extravaganza in London from Kataklysm, Septicflesh and Aborted (read the review here,) it seemed as good a time as any to revisit the history and story of one of these bands. In the interest of fairness, this week, we’ll be taking a look at the band whose country we’ve only examined twice before when covering Channel Zero and Enthroned, (which was only last week for those who need reminding.) The band whose career has been drenched in blood and fuelled by gore. The death metal band from Belgium known, quite simple, as Aborted.

Aborted was founded in 1995 by vocalist Sven de Caluwé, in the north west municipality of Waregem, West Flanders, reportedly choosing their name so that their albums would be first in the CD racks. This ambition came closer to be fulfilled, after they released two demos in 1998 entitled, "The Splat Pack" and "The Necrotorous Chronicles," which gained the attention of Uxicon Records, who released their debut album, "The Purity of Perversion" in 1999. The record received a good response from fans of extreme music, as well as disgust from onlookers at the cover art, a photograph of a mutilated woman. More...

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Kataklysm Lead A Death Metal War In London

Perhaps one of the most popular venues among metal fans and bands in Britain, is The Underworld in Camden, North London. It's practically a given that when a small or cult band tours the UK, this is where they will play, even if it's their only UK show. As a result, even the pub located above the venue, appropriately enough called The World's End, is a very metal place, complete with it's own merchandise and all kinds of rock and metal being played over the stereo, as well as fantastic staff. The place is worth visiting for this alone, but on this night, The Underworld was hosting a death metal extravaganza which simply could not be missed, as Kataklysm arrived with Septicflesh and Aborted to perform the penultimate show of a 44 date tour.

The evening got off to an extremely heavy start as Waregem's own, Aborted took to the stage. It says a lot about this tour that all three bands are headliners in their own rights, each with a rich history and a lengthy back catalogue and Aborted certainly have the presence to be deemed headliners. All three bands brought a different brand of death metal to the show and this evening's openers were representing the brutal side of music, and representing it well. Despite going on at 6:45, Aborted instantly got the crowd moving, with plenty of head banging and mosh pits (a dangerous thing in The Underworld given the pillars on the floor,) to go around. The band mixed old material with new, performing songs from their excellent new EP, "Termination Redux," which are also scheduled to appear on their forthcoming new album, "Retrogore." This is all held together by frontman Sven de Caluwé, who possesses the charisma and showmanship that it takes to be considered one of the best live vocalists in death metal. Aborted puts on the kind of death metal performance people want to see, intense, extreme and very fun. More...

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Aborted Reveals Title, Artwork For New Album

We all get a little mad sometimes ...

Belgium's gore-mongers from Aborted just vomited forth the cover artwork for the upcoming full-length album, "Retrogore." Have a look at the pure horror below and keep in mind... that guy in the mirror could easily be you!!!!

The highly detailed artwork was masterfully crafted by Christopher Lovell.

"Retrogore" will mark Aborted's ninth studio album and will see a worldwide release in April of 2016 through Century Media Records. After delivering two seriously drenched and critically acclaimed albums in the form of "Global Flatline" (2012) and "The Necrotic Manifesto" (2014) (see review here), Aborted has returned to not only deliver another album jam-packed with ferociously ripping brutal death metal but also surpass all expectations with what could be considered the most mature and diverse album to date. More...

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Aborted Releases New Lyric Video

Aborted today releases "Termination Redux," a 5-track EP available now via Century Media. The track listing is as follows:

1. Liberate Me Ex Inferis
2. Termination Redux
3. Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry
4. Bound In Acrimony
5. The Holocaust Re-Incarnate

Aborted is also presenting you a brand new lyric video for the track "Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry." Check it out below, and a full list of ongoing European tour dates alongside Septicflesh and Kataklysm is available after the jump.


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Kataklysm Gearing Up For Tour With Septicflesh

Following the release of an insane 10 music videos, Canada's Kataklysm is set to begin the European "Of Ghosts and Gods" tour next month.

Support will come from Greek symphonic death metal force Septicflesh and Belgium-based death metallers Aborted.

Kataklysm mastermind Maurizio commented: “It’s been a little awhile since we have visited the clubs and theaters of Europe, the last run was incredible as we remember it well, this time we come stronger then ever supporting the bombastic 'Of Ghosts And Gods' with an unprecedented 44 shows across the old continent as we will be visiting new cities and also countries such as Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia for the very first time... excitement is an understatement!

"We will be bringing a full Kataklysm show so you can feel the real experience our way and we are bring with us our brothers: the Greek titan kings of Septicflesh and Belgian gore masters Aborted to bring the power and the blood, in true Kataklysm tradition the tour will be in January/February, so come start the year the right way and experience this sonic assault when it comes to destroy your town!“ More...

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Aborted Posts New Music Video

Belgian death metallers Aborted premiere their new music video for the song "Termination Redux", taken from the upcoming 20th anniversary EP, "Termination Redux", which will be out in stores January 15, 2016 via Century Media Records.

Check out now "Termination Redux" below.

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Metal Bands React To Paris Terrorist Attacks

Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.


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Aborted Releasing 20th Anniversary EP, Posts Video

On Friday the 13th, pre-orders will be available for "Termination Redux," the 20th anniversary EP release from Belgian death metallers Aborted.

In celebration of the release, Aborted has released a brand new live video for the song "Necrotic Manifesto" shot live at Graspop 2015. The band had the following message to fans regarding the new video and forthcoming EP:

"Dear ghouls and maniacs: We couldn't be more excited to make the following announcement! 2015 marked 20 years of existence for Aborted and we figured we would do something for the occasion, so here it is! 'Termination Redux' is our 20th anniversary EP release containing 3 new tracks and a re-recording of our 2001 'Engineering The Dead' opener 'The Holocaust Incarnate'. The release will be exclusively available on vinyl and digitally. We will have a limited amount of copies on neon orange vinyl so grab those while you can!

"The video for 'Termination Redux' was shot with our good friend Jens from Panda productions and we hope you enjoy it! Next to this EP release which will be out just in time for our tour with our friends in Kataklysm and Septic Flesh, we will also be recording our new full-length this december at Kohlekeller studio in Germany. The EP is a prelude of things to come and rest assured the new album will be ripping you a new one next spring! Support death metal!" More...

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Aborted Cancels Tel Aviv Show

Aborted just issued the following announcement about cancelling an upcoming Israeli show later this month:

"Hello Tel Aviv, sadly we have to inform you that due to the lack of response and professionalism from the promoter, we have to cancel our appearance in Israel on the 17th of October.

"It wasn't until this week that ourselves and our friends in Cytotoxin were given flight information went through and then have him use the excuse 'flights are too expensive' (No shit it's less than two weeks before the event).

"This is the first time ever we have to cancel a show in Israel which you all know and we were stoked to perform and see all of you again however we have an album to finish before the end of the year and we cannot be wasting time on such practices. To all our fans out there: we love you all and see you again soon, we promise! Yalla!" More...

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Aborted Guitarist Exits The Band

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Aborted just announced Danny Tunker's departure via the following official statement:

"So sometimes there’s good news and sometimes there’s not so good news. Today is one of the not so good news days. After three amazing years guitarist Danny Tunker decided he needed to step back from the band and pursue a different path in life. Combining a normal life and day job became too stressful to combine with our heavy schedule and even if we are sad to see him go, we completely understand his decision and support him in doing what makes him happy in life.

We had 3 great years with Danny and we all felt like a big family so we ask you all to show respect towards both Danny, his decision and the band, there is no bad blood, there is no need for any drama or gossip, Danny had the following to day:

"After a lot of soul searching for the past few months I’ve decided to part ways with Aborted. It’s been a hell of a ride and I want to thank to guys for all the good, bad and in between times. There’s no bad blood and I wish the band all the best, but I needed a change. I will still play the shows in Cairo and Tel Aviv and then on to different ventures (several of which I’m working on right now). And of course continue/expand my involvement with Alkaloid. So, once again, thanks to the band and everyone who made the past 3+ years completely unforgettable."

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Aborted Working On Album, Posts Playthrough Video

Aborted has begun writing new material for the follow-up to "The Necrotic Manifesto" (reviewed here) and is gearing up to enter the studio later this year.

Today the band has unveiled new tour dates and released a guitar playthrough video. Watch Danny Tunker and Mendel Bij De Leij perform "The Necrotic Manifesto" below. The band alos had this to say on the coming new material:

"2014 and 2015 have been insanely busy years for Aborted. 'The Necrotic Manifesto' marked the most intensive touring cycle the band ever had, we played every continent on the globe and met some great people along the way. Things haven't been quiet in our camp since and we will continue to bring you some more gore ridden metal!

"That's right we have begun writing the follow-up to 'The Necrotic Manifesto,' we will begin recording by the end of the year, so expect a release by spring time 2016. We have some BIG surprises planned for the record, more about that later... We will continue our onslaught doing headline tours in South Africa, Egypt and Israel before the end of the year and a handful of very exclusive european shows so if you want to see us destroy things, come on say what's up before the year is over! More...

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Septicflesh To Tour With Kataklysm, Aborted

The Greek metal masters from Septicflesh have announced a European tour alongside Kataklysm and Aborted.

The tour starts on January 7th in Berlin and continues throughout February before concluding in Tilburg. A full list of shows, including upcoming summer festival performances at Motocultor Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Masters of Rock Festival can be found below.

Septicflesh is touring in support of latest album "Titan" and a series of re-releases of classic earlier albums via Season of Mist. See the band live:

June 21 Dessel BE @ Marquee Graspop Metal Meeting @
July 10 Vizovice CZ @ Masters of Rock
July 24 Lviv UA @ Carpathian Alliance Festivla
Aug 1 Ostry Grun SK @ Gothoom
Aug 16 Theix FR @ Motocultor
Aug 29 Istanbul TR @ 100% Metal Fest More...

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Archspire Kicks Off North American Tour

Archspire is embarking on a new North American tour - the month long trek kicks off tonight in Albany, NY, and sees the band travel throughout the U.S. and Canada before concluding on June 9th in Ottawa.

The technical death metal outfit will play alongside Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, and Dark Sermon. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Archspire is touring in support of new album, "The Lucid Collective," on these following dates: More...

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Fit For An Autopsy Touring With Aborted

Jersey metal outfit Fit For An Autopsy has announced a new batch of co-headlining tour dates with Aborted. Archspire and label-mates Dark Sermon are set to open the bill.

Fit For An Autopsy is also putting the finishing touches on an all new, yet-to-be titled LP due out later this year. "The new album is a bit of a step in a new direction for the band," says guitarist Pat Sheridan. "It feels really intense."

The band will set up camp at The Machine Shop in New Jersey with guitar player and renowned producer Will Putney at the helm. The new effort will be the follow "Hellbound," released in 2013. The biggest change since then has been the band's vocalist: after the departure of Nate Johnson earlier last year, Greg Wilburn (Oblige) briefly filled in so the band could carry out touring plans. Just before the band entered The Machine Shop, Fit For An Autopsy brought in Joe Badolato (Diamond Cutter) as the brand new full-time vocalist.

"We found Joe at a perfect time," says guitarist Will Putney. "We had just come off months of touring with a vocalist we knew wasn't built to handle the lifestyle and stresses that come with being in a full-time band." Badolato's first show with the band was at The Brooklyn Asylum in Brooklyn, NY. More...

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Aborted Posts New Guitar Playthrough Video

Aborted is streaming a new guitar playthrough video showing Mendel Bij De Leij shredding through the song "Excremental Veracity" from the album "The Necrotic Manifesto" released via Century Media Records, 2014.

Watch the clip below and download the tabs HERE.

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