Iron Maiden’s heavy metal classic “Hallowed Be Thy Name” by legendarny industrial troops ABORYM, can be streamed here:
ABORYM started life as a covers band and went through several transformations, eventually pioneering what the band calls hard-industrial-electro extreme metal. Todayâ€™s line up consists of Italians Fabban on vocals, bass and Synths and Paolo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) on guitars, keyboards and programming, together with Norwayâ€™s Bard â€œFaustâ€ Eithun (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja, ex-Emperor) on drums.
“Dirty” was recorded at the Fear No One Studios in Italy with Emiliano Natali, reprising his Sound Engineers role from the bandâ€™s “Psychogrotesque” album, and it is helmed by Marc Urselli of New Yorkâ€™s Eastside Sound Studio who has worked with the likes of Mike Patton and Lou Reed. The electronic part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume, Limbo). R.G. Narchost (Stormcrow, Demon’s Shade, Drowning Ashes) created “The Spiral shaped chamber” custom sounds library for the band. Artwork for the album is by ABORYMâ€™s Fabban.
The band has also unveiled the second video teaser for”Dirty”. It’s streaming here:
*The first video teaser for dirty can be streamed here:
*The first revealed song from the new album can be stream here:
With “Dirty” being the bandâ€™s first release since 2010â€™s “Psychogrotesque”, all three musicians have something to say about it:
Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented: “This is definitely the most schizoid and experimental ABORYM work so far. This time we focused on pushing the boundaries of electronic music one step forward while retaining the ruthless brutality of extreme metal in a way totally ahead of the times”.
Drummer Bard â€œFaustâ€ Eithun added: â€œThis time around ABORYM push everything further; the electronic and industrial elements have never been so present. Rest assured, no matter how sick, twisted and beyond everything it sounds, it is still ABORYM.â€
The last word falls to founder Fabban: â€œI believe that “Dirty” represents the best material ever written by ABORYM from 1992 until today. Given that it wasnâ€™t that easy to go beyond an album such as “Psychogrotesque”, I strongly believe that this time we did exceed every limit and every concept of experimentation – manipulating all the clichÃ¨s of extreme metal, industrial or electronic music and pushing together elements that are so far away from each other. As a result, we achieved something really innovative, powerful, refined and of a really high standard. The quality of sounds, the nuances, the details passing through the recording quality; the quality of the machines that we used and abused, the quality of the lyrics, the artwork and the performances of each of us and of all the people who have worked with us, are definitely all at the top. “Dirty” is a record that simply expands the range of our listeners, itâ€™s an album that everyone can enjoy and really appreciate. I am personally very excited and, at the same time, really proud of what youâ€™ll soon be able to listen to. We worked so hard for the past two years on this double album that we have no words to really explain how excited we are to finally see it released. Itâ€™s an album that will further change the history of extreme music. Of that I have no doubt.â€
Track listing on “Dirty” as follows:
Across the Universe
Raped by Daddy
I donâ€™t Know
The Factory of Death
Helter Skelter Youth
Face the Reptile
The Day the Sun Stopped Shining
Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on â€œFire Walk With Usâ€)
Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on â€œKali Yuga Bizarreâ€)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Need for limited loss (new track)
“Dirty” is now available for retail pre-orders in all formats here.