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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Aborted to release “ManiaCult”, on September 10th

Belgian death metal band Aborted (sounds like: Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse), is gearing up to release their new full-length album, “ManiaCult”, on September 10th. Check out the band’s debut track and video, “Impetus Odi”!

The band’s 11th album, which splits the difference between the over-the-top shred of “TerrorVision” and the dripping dark atmosphere achieved on follow-up “La Grande Mascarade”. This is the band’s first full-length as the current four-piece line-up, rounded out by frontman Sven de Clauwe, drummer Ken Bedene, guitarist Ian Jekelis and bassist Stefano Franceschini. Join the ManiaCult and let me know if you would like to set up a feature.

Over the course of the group’s 25+ year career, Aborted have transformed, via tongue-through-cheek and gross-out histrionics, from minor curio to the Powerhouse from Flanders. The ascent through death metal’s maggot-infested, disease-ridden ranks didn’t come easy, however. Starting with 2003’s stab-to-the-face “Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage Done”, Aborted crawled through some of the most disgusting sewers, serviced some of the wickedest human waste plants, and cleaned up Europe’s most brutal crime scenes. From there, it’s been nothing but true reverence (by fan and peer alike) across 11 agonizingly good full-lengths. “ManiaCult”, the 11th studio album of Belgium’s one and only Aborted, might be the most brutal, most elaborate and most vicious death metal album of yet. Delivering the goods to the death metal crowd, Aborted have accomplished the seemingly impossible mission of outrivaling their previous studio outputs on all ends. Now, with the release of the band’s new album, the band asks you to take a seat, sit tight and blow yourself to kingdom come.