Death Metallers ABORTED, debuting with the demo ‘The Necrotorous Chronicles’, issued a split album with CHRIST DENIED in 2000 following this with their full length debut ‘The Purity Of Perversion’. The band, forged in 1995 and led by Gurgloroth Sven (a.k.a. vocalist Sven De Caluwé), also include drummer Steven, bassist Koen ("Bassturbations") and guitarist Niek ("Bulging sick string mayhem"). A second guitarist Christophe augmented the band in 1997 and later Steven would relinquish the drum stool to Frank.ABORTED GENRES
The 'Engineering The Dead' album emerged in 2001. ABORTED, incorporating session drummer Dirk Verbeuren of French act SCARVE, set about recording a Jacob Hansen produced album 'Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done' during November 2002. This record included a cover version of CARCASS' 'Carnal Forge'. Promotion saw the band on tour in Europe with IMMOLATION.
Frontman Gurgloroth 'Svencho' Sven De Caluwé would donate guest vocals to the 2002 'Angel Inside' album from fellow Belgian Death Metal act WELKIN. De Caluwé is also active with Grindcore act LENG TCH'E.
To coincide with European tour dates in April 2004 partnering CANNIBAL CORPSE the band issued a special EP release 'The Haematobic'. This outing comprised three new songs, a cover of ENTOMBED's 'Drowned' plus studio and live video clips. Long term drummer Frank bowed out at this juncture, live dates seeing Dirk Verbeuren stepping back in as substitute. Gilles Delecroix, BELENOS, GRONIBARD and BURGUL TORKHAIN, having taken the drum position in March.
In December of 2004 ABORTED entered Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen to commence work on the album 'The Archaic Abattoir', due in early 2005 through Listenable Records. Guest vocal appearances on the album included Bo Summer of ILLDISPOSED, Michael Bogballe from MNEMIC and Jacob Bredahl of HATESPHERE. Quite surreally the band requested fans participate in the manufacture of a limited edition version of the record, complete with 'evidence bag', by asking them to send in hair cuttings and nail clippings. The fans that contributed would be entitled to the special edition, complete with their name as 'victim' on the evidence report. North American versions of 'The Archaic Abattoir', issued in May through Olympic Recordings, would come in different sleeve art.
Guitarist Bart Vergaert quit in May, a band statement revealing the ex-member was "tired of playing this kind of music". Nevertheless, ABORTED, drafting Stephane Souteyrand of French act YYRKOON as replacement, played East Coast dates with LENG TCH'E, IMPALED and MALIGNANCY and appeared at the 'Maryland Death Fest' prior to filming a promotional video for the track 'Dead Wreckoning' with director Darren Doane. North American road work continued throughout 2005, witnessing October and November shows packaged with CRYPTOPSY, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SUFFOCATION and WITH PASSION. However, the band parted ways with guitarist Thijs de Cloedt and bassist Frederic Vanmassenhove in December, quoting "personal issues."
The band announced European tour dates for January 2006, traversing Poland, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the UK, alongside a heavyweight cast of GRAVE, HURTLOCKER, DEW-SCENTED, VESANIA and CRYPTOPSY. With guitarist Stephane Soutereyand's wife in the latter stages of pregnancy the six-stringer stood down for these dates. The ABORTED band line-up therefore added new faces Seb of GENITAL GRINDER and BALROG on plus Matty of EMETH on guitar with Olivia Scemama of NO RETURN, GARWALL, PHAZM and BALROG repute on bass.
Scandinavian gigs would be announced for August in collaboration with CRYPTOPSY and VESANIA. The band parted ways with both drummer Gilles Delecroix and bass player Olivia Scemama in October. The latter was superseded by EMETH's Peter Goemaere, who debuted with the band in Tel Aviv, Israel. Later that same month the group commenced tracking a fresh album 'Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture' with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm in Denmark. Drums on the record were taken care of by Dave Haley from Australian band PSYCROPTIC whilst standing in as session drummer for live work would be Etienne Galo from NEGATIVA. Two cover versions were laid down during the sessions, namely 'Slaughtered' from PANTERA and 'Surprise! You're Dead' from FAITH NO MORE. Studio guests on the album included Jeff Walker of CARCASS plus Jacob Bredahl and Henrik Jacobsen of HATESPHERE.
Brutal Death Metal
ABORTED LYRICAL THEMES
Death, Gore, Violence
Belgium (Beveren), formed in 1995
ABORTED CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ABORTED CURRENT LINE-UP
Sven de Caluwe - Vocals (ex-Anal Torture, ex-In-quest, ex-Leng Tch'e, Whorecore)
Sebastian "Seb Purulator" Tuvi - Guitar, Vocals (Balrog (Fra), ex-Garwall, Genital Grinder (Fra), ex-Maleficentia)
Peter Goemaere - Guitar (ex-Emeth, ex-Herfst, Leng Tch'e)
Dan Wilding - Drums (Misery (UK), Killing Mode)
Sven Janssens - Bass (ex-Battalion (Bel), Disown, Unleash the Fury, Axamenta)
ABORTED PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Bart Vergaert (2002-2005) (ex-Suhrim)
Thijs "Tace" de Cloedt (2001-2005)
G. Devenster (Leng Tch'e, Gorath, ex-Exterminator (Bel), ex-Excavation (Hol))
Stephane Soutereyand (Yyrkoon)
Matty Dupont (ex-Agathocles, Emeth)
Christophe (ex-Liar (Bel), Allignment)
Frederic "Free" Vanmassenhove (2002-2006)
Olivia Scemama (2006) (ex-Balrog (Fra), ex-Garwall, ex-No Return)
Steve (Days of Demise)
Dirk Verbeuren (Session 2003-2004) (ex-Anaon, ex-Sybreed (session), ex-Artsonic, ex-Eostenem, Headline, ex-Lyzanxia, Mortuary (Fra), ex-Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Phaze I, ex-Phazm, Scarve, Soilwork, Taliándörögd, ex-Yyrkoon, ex-7th Circle)
Gilles Delecroix (2004-2006) (ex-Belenos, ex-Burgul Torkhain, Gronibard, Klang, Warscars)
Dave Haley (Studio Session 2006) (Psycroptic, Ruins (Aus), The Amenta, Nervecell, ex-Disseminate)
Etienne Gallo - Session Live (ex-Neuraxis, Disembarkation, Negativa, ex-Augury (Can))
Arien Van Weesenbeek - Session Live (ex-Delain (Guest), God Dethroned, Epica (Session), ex-Edgecrusher (Bel), Down Till Dawn, ex-Imperia (Guest))