Italy’s industrial/electronic metal legends ABORYM are streaming a new song, “Slipping Through The Cracks”, taken from their upcoming album “Shifting.Negative” (in stores January 25th via Agona Records). Alongside the new track, the band have revealed a video documentary on making the new album’s cover artwork by Davide Cragne. The song and the documentary are available below.
Listen to new song “Slipping Through The Cracks”:
Watch “Shifting.Negative” artwork documentary:
The follow up to 2013 “Dirty” was recorded with an all new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist & guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).
“Shifting.negative” was mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton) in New York, who commented on the album:
“I’ve known Fabban and Aborym for over 20 years so it’s nice that we finally get to work together on an Aborym record and this is the most forward thinking of all the Aborym records for sure! It’s definitely a break from the past and a step forward into the future of a band that has never stood still and never wanted to sound like everything else that’s out there. They continue to evolve with every record! This is a great sounding album that blends all of their metal and industrial influences and represents a new milestone in the history of such a well respected and established group. I’m excited to be a part of it”.
Guido Elmi (Vasco Rossi’s legendary producer & manager) is responsible for the album’s post-production. Fabban commented:
“We are working with a real professional, a true legend, probably our biggest fan and a great friend. Please join us in welcoming mr. Guido Elmi. No need to say Guido is Vasco Rossi’s producer & manager over the past 30 years and he has worked as producer with dozens of artists including Stadio, Skiantos, Gaznevada, Steve Rogers Band, Clara & Black Cars and many others. Today he’s also a singer and songwriter”.
“Shifting.negative” was engineered by Emiliano Natali (Fear No One Studios), Teo Pizzolante (Braingasm Lab) and Luciano Lamanna (Subsound Studios). Its cover artwork was made by French artist David Cragne (Asymetric Entity).
The list of guest musicians involved in the creation of the album includes: guitarist Sin Quirin (Ministry), Ricktor (The Electric Hellfire Club), Pier Marzano (Koza Noztra), drummer Andrea Mazzucca, vocalists Victor Love (Dope Stars Inc., Victor Love), Cain Cressall (The Amenta) and Nicola Favaretto N-ikonoclast. Further there’s Greg Watkins (Static of Masses, Order Sixty Six) and Luciano Lamanna on modular synths, Kelly Bogues (Zogthorgven) delivering additional ambient noise, Joel Gilardini (The Land Of The Snow, Mulo Muto, Black Machineries) on additional treated guitars, electronics & (D)ronin, Ben Hall (Silent Eretic) on power-electronics and Tor Helge Skei (Manes) on ambient-electronics. There’s also Tokyo based artist Youko Heidy responsible for experimental noise and FX and Leja Siv Harju who wrote the lyrics to “Going new places”.
– Limited Box CD (includes jewelcase CD with two bonus tracks, rounded embroidered patch and wine coaster).
– Limited to 500 numbered copies black vinyl.
– Limited to 100 handnumbered copies brown vinyl.
3. Decadence in a nutshell
5. Slipping through the cracks
6. You can’t handle the truth
Fabban: programming, modulars, synth and vocals
Stefano Angiulli: synths and keyboard
RG Narchost: additional guitars
ABORYM is an industrial/experimental metal band formed in Taranto (Italy) in 1992 and based in Rome. Since its genesis, founder & frontman Fabban has always played the first fiddle, while rest of the line-up went through several transformations. Their current style may be described as industrial/electronic metal plagued and combined with rock, alternative, noise, IDM and electro-harsh music and has consistently leaned towards heavy use of synthesizers, modular programming, custom modular machines and experimental noise. ABORYM‘s early albums are considered as milestones of the industrial metal genre while ABORYM itself established its position as a forward thinking industrial band that never stood still.