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. Over the years, the band's line-up included artists such as drummer Brad 'Faust' Eithun (ex-Emperor, Mongo Ninja), guitarist Polo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) or vocalist Attila Csihar (Mayhem, ex-Keep Of Kalessin). 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.
ABORYM's first release under the flag of Agonia Records was 2013's double studio album "Dirty". The first CD of the full-length features new material, whilst the second CD includes two classic tracks from previous albums (which have been completely re-arranged and re-recorded), covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, and a previously unreleased track.
In 2017, "Shifting.Negative" was released. The follow up to "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.
What's next for ABORYM? For a band that canot be labeled, that's always a riddle. They slip between the cracks of a rich palette of geners like a snake who sheds his skin, yet always comes out stronger, intriguing, and deadly as ever.
Fabban: programming, modulars, synth and vocals
Dan V: guitars and bass
Davide Tiso: guitars
Stefano Angiulli: synths and keyboard
RG Narchost: additional guitars
- 20th anniversary T-shirt
- Dirty CD
- Dirty double Digipack CD
- Dirty 12'' gatefold DLP (black)
- Dirty 12'' gatefold DLP (yellow piss)
- Dirty limited black t-shirt
- Dirty limited yellow t-shirt
- Irreversible Crisis hooded sweatshirt
- Shifting.negative digipack CD
- Shifting.negative Limited BOX CD
- Shifting.negative 12'' gatefold LP (black)
- Shifting.negative 12'' gatefold LP (brown)
- Shifting.negative T-shirt + digital download code
Munich @ Backstage, GER
Huttikon @ Meh Suff! Metal Festival, CH
Montreal, Wings Of Metal Festival (CAN)
Paris @ Fall Of Summer Festival, FR
Ottawa, Mavericks (CAN)
Toronto, Smiling Buddha (CAN)
Roeselare @ De Verlichte Geest, BEL
Oberhausen @ Helvete, DE