02 March 2020
Aborted: welcome Harrison Patuto as new guitarist and release playthrough of 'Exquisite Covinous Drama'
Currently gearing up for a massive tour with Napalm Death through North America in April/May 2020, Belgian's ABORTED present a new playthrough video, introducing the group's new member Harrison Patuto.
Harrison says: "It is with great pleasure that I announce my permanence within the band of ABORTED. This past year has been a surplus of hard work and good times, as we performed a total of 82 shows together. There were big shoes to fill for me, but the dedication, effort, talent and kindness of the guys has made it all the more easy for me to feel at home. There are exciting things ahead, and I could not be more honoured to be a part of it."
Vocalist Svencho adds: "Since we parted ways with Mendel after the Hell Over Europe tour 2, we have been working on getting a more than stellar replacement, we wanted to take our time to make sure the 'new guy' would fit the band both in terms of personality, writing and had the necessary dedication and skills. After doing several tours with Harrison Patuto, it was very clear he is the right man for the job, so with no further ado, please welcome mister Harrison Patuto as the official 5th member of the band! We are sure several of you have seen him on stage with us already and he will be partaking in the writing of our next album. Here's a video of him shredding through 'Exquisite Covinous Drama' for you all to see!"
See Harrison rip through 'Exquisite Covinous Drama' here: https://youtu.be/FMT47lYCNMc
On April 17th, 2020, ABORTED will release the brand-new three-track EP "La Grande Mascarade" containing the studio recordings 'Gloom and the Art of Tribulation', 'Serpent of Depravity', and 'Funereal Malediction'.
Featuring shocking art courtesy of Mitchell Nolte (http://mitchellnolte.com/) and produced by Kristian ‘Kohle’ Kohlmannslehner, “La Grande Mascarade” will be available as limited edition CD (international), jewelcase (North America) and digitally.
Furthermore, ABORTED have added a string of headline dates to their US run:
ABORTED 'The North American Mascarade'
w/ The Kennedy Veil, Purification By Fire
April 14 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
April 15 - Reno, NV - Blue Bird
April 16 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
May 5 - Jacksonville, FL - Archetype
w/ Tombs, Wvrm
May 12 - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats West
w/ Wolf King, Purification By Fire
May 17 - Petaluma, CA - The Phoenix Theater
ABORTED on tour with NAPALM DEATH
April 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
April 18 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
April 19 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
April 20 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
April 21 - Milwaukee, MN - Cabooze
April 23 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
April 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
April 25 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
April 26 - Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
April 28 - Quebec City, QC - La Source
April 29 - Montreal, QC - Fairmount Theater
April 30 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
May 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Show
May 3 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
May 4 - Durham, NC - Motorco
May 6 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
May 7 - Miami, FL - Churchill's
May 8 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
May 9 - Atlanta, GA - 529
May 10 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
May 11 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box
May 13 - Albuquerque, NM - LaunchPad
May 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
May 15 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
May 16 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Svencho - Vocals
Stefano Franceschini - Bass
Ken Bedene - Drums
Ian Jekelis - Guitars
Harrison Patuto - Guitars