Sick Drummer Magazine is very happy to bring you this Ken Bedene exclusive Bit by Bit drum play-through, from the forthcoming Aborted album, Retrogore ~ 4/22/16 release date. We have known Ken for a while, and he’s an amazing all around musician, not just a drummer. When we first met Ken he was on tour with Goatwhore, Abigail Williams and S.W.W.A.A.T.S and Abysmal Dawn, I believe. He was playing bass for A.W, and also filled-in on bass for Goatwhore that evening, as did Samus Paulicelli. But his drumming is simply outstanding on this album, and pretty much all his previous albums. Effortless execution, dynamic, speed and creativity all rolled into one. It’s quite astounding actually.
Written over the course of 2015 by all members of Aborted, Retrogore is both technically proficient yet sublimely dark. Songs like: Cadaverous Collection, Divine Impediment, From Beyond (The Grave), and the title-track features Aborted’s signature style, with the addition of haunting melodies and oppressive doom motifs upping the sonic ante. And the hooks? Retrogore has more hooks than the entire Hellraiser series combined.
For Retrogore, the Belgians’ decided to move away from Hansen Studios, where they recorded Global Flatline and The Necrotic Manifesto, respectively. To hit up Kohlekeller Studios, with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. The studio previously housed death metallers Benighted, gothic metallers Crematory, and heavy metallers Powerwolf, but was primed for Aborted, as the group had recently exited with the Termination Redux EP in-hand.
Aborted - Retrogore Track List:
01. Dellamorte Dellamore (00:51)
02. Retrogore (04:17)
03. Cadaverous Banquet (04:12)
04. Whoremageddon (03:29)
05. Termination Redux (album version)(03:27)
06. Bit By Bit (04:03)
07. Divine Impediment (04:18)
08. Coven Of Ignorance (03:42)
09. The Mephitic Conundrum (03:18)
10. Forged For Decrepitude (02:41)
11. From Beyond (The Grave) (04:22)
12. In Avernus (04:36)
Sven De Caluwe: Gurgloroth
Mendel Bij De Leij: Flesh Upon The Razor Wire
JB van der Wal: Nocturnal Pulse
Ken Bedene: Hymen Blaster
Ian Jelekis: Immaculate Resection