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Aborted is a Belgian death metal band that formed in Waregem, in 1995. The group comprises vocalist, founder, and only constant member since the band's inception, Sven de Caluwé, guitarists Danny Tunker and Mendel Bij De Leij, bassist J.B. Van Der Wal, and drummer Ken Bedene. The band members of Aborted are from Belgium, The Netherlands and the United States.[1] Aborted has released eight studio albums, two EPs and one live performance video album.

Allmusic stated that Aborted "had grown into the role of key contributors to the death-grind genres"[2] and described the band's style as "unrestrained grindcore savagery and meticulously crafted death metal technicality".[3]


Aborted was founded by the Belgian vocalist Sven de Caluwé in 1995. According to de Caluwé, the name of the band was decided to be first in the CD racks.[4] The band subsequently released a demo tape and eventually were signed to Uxicon Records. Since then the band has released three splits (on Soulreaper Records, Bones Brigade, and Listenable Records, respectively), eight full-length albums, two EPs, and a DVD. Aborted are currently signed to Century Media Records. According to Allmusic, Aborted "had grown into the role of key contributors to the death-grind genres".[2]

The band released the Coronary Reconstruction EP, on January 14, 2010.[2]

On March 28, 2011, de Caluwé announced that recording for Aborted's seventh studio album, Global Flatline would begin in June.[5] The album is reported to contain fifteen tracks.[5][6] Global Flatline was produced by Jacob Hansen, who previously worked with Aborted on 2003's Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage Done and 2004's The Haematobic EP.[5]

On June 20, 2011, the band entered Hansen Studios in Denmark with Hansen to record Global Flatline.[7][8] On July 9, 2011, it was confirmed that recording for Global Flatline has been completed.[9] Confirmed guest vocalists on the album include Julien Truchan of Benighted,[6][10] Keijo Niinimaa of Rotten Sound[6][11] and Jason Netherton of Misery Index.[12] Global Flatline was released in January 2012.[13] A digital single of the title track was released on October 25, 2011.[14]

On April 29, 2014, The Necrotic Manifesto was released through Century Media and charted in the USA (Heatseeker charts spot 4), The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.

Band membersEdit

Current membersEdit

  • Sven "Svencho" de Caluwé – lead vocals (1995–present)
  • Danny Tunker – guitar (2012–present) (God Dethroned, Spawn of Possession)
  • Mendel bij de Leij – guitar (2012–present)
  • J.B. Van Der Wal – bass guitar (2009–2011, 2012–present)
  • Ken Bedene – drums (2009–present)

Studio session and live membersEdit

  • Étienne Gallo – live drums (2006)
  • Dave Haley – studio drums for Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture (2006)
  • Matan Shmuely – live drums in Israel (2006)
  • Ariën van Wesenbeek – live drums (2007)
  • Joshua Neale – live bass (2012)
  • Dirk Verbeuren – drums, percussion (2003–2004, 2009–2011)

Former membersEdit

  • Niek Verstraete – guitar (1997–2002)
  • Christophe Herreman – guitar (1998–2000)
  • Thijs De Cloedt – guitar (2000–2006)
  • Bart Vergaert – guitar (2002–2005)
  • Stephane Soutreyard – guitar (2005–2006)
  • Matty Dupont – guitar (2006)
  • Sebastien "Seb Purulator" Tuvi – guitar, backing vocals (2006–2009)
  • Peter Goemaere – guitar (2007–2009), bass (2006–2007)
  • Koen Verstraete – bass (1997–2002)
  • Frederik Vanmassenhove – bass (2002–2006)
  • Olivia Scemama – bass (2006)
  • Sven "Svenchi" Janssens – bass (2007–2009)
  • Steven Logie – drums (1997–1998)
  • Frank Rousseau – drums (1998–2003)
  • Gilles Delecroix – drums (2004–2006)
  • Dan Wilding – drums (2007–2009)
  • Ken Sorceron – guitar (2009–2011)
  • Cole Martinez – bass (2009–2011)
  • Eran Segal – guitar (2009–2012)
  • Mike Wilson – guitar (2011–2012)


Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit



  • The Necrotorous Chronicles (Esophagus, 1997)
  • The Splat Pack (1998)



  1. Aborted Vocalist Sven de Caluwé Interviewed; Audio Available – Sep. 29, 2008,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rivadavia, Eduardo. Aborted. Allmusic. Retrieved on June 10, 2009.
  3. Eduardo Rivadavia, Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture, Allmusic
  4. Metalship (2013-02-14). Interview of Aborted with Sven and Ken. Metalship.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Aborted Blog News: New Album Announced – March 28, 2011. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 New Aborted Album To Feature Guest Appearances By Rotten Sound, Benighted Members – July 6, 2011.
  7. and we are at.... Facebook (June 20, 2011). Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  8. Thats it people, we.... Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  9. Global Flatline is.... Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  10. there will be a few.... Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  11. Another update on.... Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  12. and another update.... Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  13. Profielfoto's. Facebook. Retrieved on October 19, 2011.
  14. New details on Global Flatline! – September 20, 2011

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