On a moonless night, metal powerhouse NUCLEAR BLAST dared to gaze into the pitch black abyss and summoned one of the most vicious and menacing forces roaming the European death metal scene to join their ranks. Today, both of them are proud to announce that ABORTED have inked a contract with NUCLEAR BLAST!
The true scenario behind the signing of this outstanding genre pioneer might have been a bit less dramatic but the promise of an exciting future remains.
ABORTED have announced their first single right in time for the kick-off of their North American Tour with Lorna Shore.. ‘Infinite Terror‘ will come to haunt your dreams, destroy your ears and musically seal the devilish deal that NUCLEAR BLAST and ABORTED have closed to spread the word of brutal death metal all around the world!
Pre-save the single here:
Sven de Caluwé (vocals) comments:
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce our signing to NUCLEAR BLAST — one of the premier labels for extreme music with tons of label mates we love. We are very excited to see where this mad caravan leads to next! After a very long and solid partnership with Century Media, it was time for us to try something new.
To celebrate our signing with NUCLEAR BLAST and the upcoming monster of a tour with our friends Lorna Shore, Ingested and more, we decided to unleash a new single. “Infinite Terror” will obliterate all your senses on October 19. The song is inspired by ‘Event Horizon’ and marks the debut of new guitarist Dan Konradsson (Ophidian I, Une Misère). Expect something dark, imposing, and HEAVY as fuck!”
Jaap Wagemaker, A&R Nuclear Blast Europe, adds:
“NUCLEAR BLAST is very excited to announce the signing of brutal death metal maniacs ABORTED:
ABORTED is one of the pioneers of the genre. Originally founded in Belgium, they have come a long way from the death/grind underground to creating a very successful, unique brand of horror-themed, cinematic extreme metal that’s highly compatible with today’s tech death and deathcore scenes. ABORTED have influenced a lot of bands worldwide, and for many bands being invited to go on tour with ABORTED meant the start of a successful career. ABORTED worked on their status even more by releasing classics such as The Necrotic Manifesto and Retrogore which somehow managed to surpass that album and showcased what the band is capable of: lifting death metal to a higher level of intensity, atmosphere and brutality.
NUCLEAR BLAST and ABORTED are looking forward to keep pushing the boundaries of high class brutal death metal together in the future!”
21.10. US Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
22.10. US New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
23.10. US Worcester, MA – The Palladium
24.10. US Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
25.10. US Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
26.10. US Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
27.10. US Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
28.10. US Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
29.10. US Orlando, FL – The Abbey
31.10. US Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
01.11. US San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02.11. US Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
04.11. US Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
05.11. US Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06.11. US Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
08.11. US Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09.11. US Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11.11. US Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12.11. US Denver, CO – Summit
13.11. US Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
15.11. US Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
16.11. US Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
17.11. US Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
18.11. US McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre
19.11. CA Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
20.11. CA Montreal, QC – L’Astral
With their horror-themed, cinematic extreme metal, ABORTED have mastered a dark craft that’s tough to compete with. The Belgian band has been dominating the world of death metal since vocalist Sven de Caluwé formed the band 26 years ago. As the lone original member, he’s directed the band like a demented conductor.
ABORTED are shapeshifters, evolving from blazing deathgrind to groovier fare before settling into a technical approach on death metal.
Their ability to compose and perform an uncompromising mix of death metal and grindcore, complemented with provocative artwork and merchandise designs, has allowed ABORTED tobecome an essential pioneer of the extreme metal scene over the course of their career, that has seen them release 11 successful full-length albums since the mid-Nineties.
Despite the seemingly sinister image that’s portrayed by the bands wildly heavy, gore-fueled music, ABORTEDhaveactively supported charity campaigns throughout their career. They’ve donated parts of their merchandise income to “National Alliance To End Homelessness”, teamed up with other bands to launch a shirt to benefit the Ukrainian war refugees and have also been a long term member of “Metalheads Against Racism”.
With their latest album ManiaCult, ABORTED entered the German charts at #33 and US Current Hard Music Albums at #7, while Retrogore charted at #4 of ‘Top New Artists’ on the Billboard Charts and TerrorVision entered the US Billboard Charts at #4 (Heatseeker) and #9 (Current Hard Music). After releasing music and playing worldwide tours for almost 30 years, they still push musical boundaries and managed to endlessly re-invent themselves.
Sven de Caluwé – vocals
Ian Jekelis – guitars
Daniel Konradsson – guitars
Stefano Franceschini – bass
Ken Bedene – drums