Aborym is an italian five-piece industrial electro
rock metal band active on the scene since 1992 with 7 official studio albums
whose avantguardistic and experimental approach and eye-popping lyrics have
attracted hundreds. With a career span of over 25 years, they firstly
established themselves as pioneers in the Extreme Industrial Metal genre,
setting new landmarks for them as well as for other activists in the Extreme
Metal scene, and over the last few years shifting to a more Industrial Rock
Metal environment while putting more emphasis on their Industrial landscapes,
entering a new era in the exploration of Industrial music in an effort that
cannot be made more clear with their latest output
SHIFTING.negative. Aborym were originally formed in Taranto,
in 1992, by Fabban aka Fabrizio Giannese, who writes, arranges, performs and
produces all of Aborym material.
Fabban grew up isolated in the
southern italian city of Taranto where he studied classical piano and switching
to keyboards/synthesizers and playing in his own garage; he formed the very
first Aborym 3 piece line-up in 1992. He moved to Rome in 1996 after the
recordings of the first Aborym self-made demo and reformed the band in
1997 with a new line-up. In 1999, the band struck a deal with the italian
Scarlet Records to release their first full-length album, Kali
Yuga Bizarre. The album was well-received, with the caveat that was
to become their trademark at that time.
In 2001, Aborym released
their second album, Fire Walk with Us!, with Csihar
fulfilling vocal duties, an extremely well received album. Terrorizer awarded
it album of the month with a maximum score of 10/10.
Aborym release With No Human Intervention through
Code666 in Europe and Mercenary Musik/WEA/Arista in the United States.
The album continued to expand on the band's experimentation with electronica,
with Aborym citing influences from Drum 'n' Bass, Jungle, Techno,
Classical, EBM and Industrial. Following the album's release, Aborym
played at the prestigious Inferno Festival in 2004, with Eithun guesting on
drums for the track Alienation of a Blackened Heart.
2006, Aborym signed with a bigger label in the form of Season of
Mist to release their fourth record, Generator. Nathan
Pearce of Ultimatemetal.com comment that: "Aborym is now a band that
should appeal to a wider audience without alienating their already solid fan
In 2010, Aborym became a trio: Fabban, Bård G.
Eithun and new guitarist Paolo Pieri. Recording the fifth album commenced on
February 20, at Fear No One Studios, under the supervision of sound engineer
Emiliano Natali. The band announced that the album would consist of a single
track, which they described as "a harsh sonic monolith of sickness and
depravity". The album featured sound consulting by Marc Urselli at Eastside
Sound Studios, New York. As usual, the album was announced to be featuring a
number of guest appearances, in this case Narchost (of Fabban's other band,
Malfeitor), Karyn Crisis (Crisis), Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath), Marcello Balena,
and Richard Szabo (of Timewave Zero), amongst others yet to be revealed. In
August 2010, Aborym announced that the title of the fifth album was to
be Psychgrotesque and was to be released on November 8 in
Europe (November 23 in the USA).
On October 2012, Aborym entered
Fear No One studios to record their sixth album, the follow-up
to Psychogrotesque, called Dirty. The 10-track double
album has been released on Agonia Records on the 28th May in Europe and
the 11th June in the USA/North America. Dirty was recorded
at Fear No One Studios, in Italy, with Emiliano Natali, reprising his role as
sound engineer from the band's Psychogrotesque album, and it
is helmed by Marc Urselli, of New Yorks Eastside Sound Studio, who has
worked with the likes of Mike Patton, John Zorn, Lou Reed... The electronic
part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume and Limbo). R.G.
Narchost (Drowning Ashes) created The Spiral Shaped Chamber custom sounds'
library for the band. The artwork has been crafted by Aborym's Fabban.
Dirty's first CD features new material, whilst the second comes
with two tracks from previous albums, which have been completely re-arranged
and re-recorded, as well as with covers from tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd
and Nine Inch Nails, plus a previously unreleased track performed by several
musicians such as Agonia BV, Tamara Picardo, Samuel Heru Ra Ha MK, Hostis,
Ulven, Mike Bizzini, David Cholasta, Tobias Dünnebacke, Jonathan Butcher,
Jessy Lavallee, Thomas Hochstetler, Mary J. Rooks, Amanda Neilson, Mark
Llewellyn and several fans. The song was written by Alberto Penzin (CO2 and
ex-Schizo) and was spliced together from all the different sources.
2014, Fabban again worked with Marc Urselli on a remix of the
Dirty album titled Dirty Remix, released
via Stridulation Records (Fabban and Urselli's record label), featuring 7
remixes by Mortiis, Throne of Molok, Kingdom, XP8, Red Sector A, Emiliano
Natali/Angelo Vernati and RG Narchost, and it contains a previously unreleased
track entitled A.T.W.A. | All the Way Alive and a new version of
Does Not Compute (Captain Morgan Version) from the
critically-acclaimed album With No Human Intervention. A few months
before that release, Fabban remixed a song by XP8, Camden Town (Drunk
People in a Limo Remix).
Later that year, Live in
Groningen has been released by the french label Dead Seed
Production. Its the first official live album from Aborym. The
seven-track album includes a rare recording captured on May the 21st 2004 in
Groningen (The Netherlands), during the band's European tour, and 2 unreleased
industrial songs, featuring the With No Human Intervention album's
line-up. Live in Groningen has been remastered by Fabban and
Emiliano Natali at Fear No One studios.
In 2016, Fabban appeared as a
special guest on The Reptilian Session and on the Technomancy album
by Victor Love with a remix of the song called The New System,
released by Metropolis Records. He also teamed up with the producer Luciano
Lamanna (Subsound studios) and they played for the very first time a 40
minutes' live set with modular synths, [D]ronin and Folktek instruments at
Solchi Sperimentali Fest in Rome, organised by the Italian writer-journalist
2017. On January the 25th
SHIFTING.negative, seventh official album has beend released
by Agonia Records (cd, gatefold Lp, boxset, digital). It has been
written by Fabban in 3 years, and it was conceived by making songwriting and
arranging, pre-production, production and sound design the same thing. Early
ideas for SHIFTING.negative were conceived after Fabban
teamed up with guitarist Dan V. After the recently departed guitarist Paolo
Pieri, Fabban employed Dan V along with the long time band's associate RG
Narchost, the ex-Ephel Duath mastermind guitarist Davide Tiso and the
synth-player keyboardist Stefano Angiulli to achieve various industrial rock,
metal elements. SHIFTING.negative features a wide range of
textures and moods to illustrate the mental and technical progress of the
Aborym project and its never-ending industrial uprising. Among the
high-profile cameos announced for the bands seventh official record,
alongside Ministry and Revolting Cocks's Sin Quirin, The Electric Hellfire
Club's Ricktor and Dope Stars Inc.'s Victor Love, there are Mr Cain Cressall
from the crushing australian outfit The Amenta, bringing his unique style of
vocal to a few tracks, Luciano Lammana on modular synths, Greg Watkins (Static
of Masses, Order Sixty Six), Kelly Bogues (Zogthorgven) on additional ambient
noise, Joel Gilardini (The Land of the Snow, Mulo Muto, Black Machineries)
additional treated guitars, electronics and (d)ronin, Ben Hall (Silent Eretic)
on power-electronics, Tor Helge Skei (Manes) on ambient-electronics, Youko
Heidy behind experimental noise and FX.
SHIFTING.negative album has been engineered by Emiliano Natali
(Fear No One Studios), Teo Pizzolante (Braingasm Lab) and Luciano Lamanna
(Subsound Studios), mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli, at
Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton). Guido Elmi (Vasco
Rossi's legendary producer and manager) has been revealed as the
post-production sound supervisor behind the album.
In november 2016 the
band teamed up with the sound designer Andrea Corvo and created their own
studio and lab called Synthesis Studio and the five piece line-up (Fabban,
vocals, modulars, synths, programming; Dan V on guitars; Rg Narchost on bass
and guitar; Stefano Angiulli on synths and Gianluca Catalani on drums) started
working on rehearsals and new studio works. Fabban Giannese and his
collaborators have been working on a series of recordings in their own sound
laboratory Synthesis Studio under supervision of sound engineer Andrea Corvo.
Fabban was also personally commissioned by director Raffaele Picchio to compose
the score of his latest project Sakrifice 's Something for Nobody,
produced by Riccardo de Flaviis, that will be part of the Sangue
Misto series (Director's Cut pictures).
This resulted in a series
of exclusive new works and remixes and a 3-part soundtrack to be released as a
3-volume vinyl set under the title Something for Nobody,
with each volume to be released throughout the year and with volume 1 featuring
valuable collaborations and guests with artists such as Keith Hillebrandt (Nine
Inch Nails, David Bowie, U2, Useful Noise, among others), Angela Martyr,
Deflore and Luciano Lamanna. This a gift from the band to the die-hard fans, a
celebration of 25 years of relentless sonic transgression, furthermore an
experiment that will satisfy the most adventurous of
Something for Nobody Vol. 1 is set to be
released in July via Dead Seed Productions.