ABORTED just signed with Nuclear Blast Records

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 has 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 its 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.

"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! (Sven de Caluwé - vocals)

Jaap Wagemaker, A&R Nuclear Blast Europe, commented:

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!

ABORTED live: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 to become 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 band's wildly heavy, gore-fueled music, ABORTED has actively supported charity campaigns throughout its 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