Italy’s legendary industrial act Aborym have announced the release of their new full-length album. The follow-up to 2013’s Dirty will be titled Shifting.negative and will be released on January 25 via Agonia Records. The record was recorded with an all new lineup 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.
Those guests include 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”.
The album 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”.
The record was also engineered by Emiliano Natali (Fear No One Studios), Teo Pizzolante (Braingasm Lab) and Luciano Lamanna (Subsound Studios).
The album’s track listing can be found below.
3. Decadence in a nutshell
4. 10050 cielo drive
5. Slipping throught the cracks
6. You can’t handle the truth
7. For a better past
8. Tragedies for sales
9. Going new places
10. Big h