Guitarist Harrison Patuto Officially Joins Aborted

Aborted have officially welcomed Harrison Patuto (ex-Vale Of Pnath, etc.) to the band as their new guitarist. He is replacing Mendel bij de Leij, who exited the band last year.

Aborted commented:

“Up and atom! Faster than a shark, sharper than a scalpel and has more cats than your regular disgruntled cat lady, we have a permanent replacement for Mendel – ladies and gents, please welcome Harrison Patuto as the official 5th member of the band.”

Patuto added:

“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.”

You can see footage of Patuto performing “Exquisite Convinous Drama” below:

Guitarist Mendel bij de Leij Exits Aborted

Guitarist Mendel bij de Leij has announced his departure from Aborted. The band’s upcoming tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted, and Hideous Divinity will go on as planned with guest guitarist Harrison Patuto (Vale Of Pnath, etc.).

Mendel bij de Leij commented:

“Man, where do I begin? I guess I’ll cut right to the chase: After almost 7 years of what has been one of the best experiences of my life, we mutually have come to the agreement that this is the point where Aborted ends for me.

After my father passed away last year my focus started to slowly shift on different levels whereas the others were dedicated and motivated to make Aborted dominate, and believe me: they will, and I’m extremely proud of them.

I remember I started listening to Aborted back in 2004, becoming a fan boy and I’ll never forget the moment Sven asked me to join 8 years later; truly a moment I still embrace to this day.

Of course I will miss my brothers, I love them; I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. I couldn’t have wished for any better group of idiots, not a chance!

For now I will focus on my solo project “Mendel”, my job (being a mixing/mastering engineer) and other musical endeavors.

And the following is a cliché perhaps, but truly: All the fans around the world and all those who’ve supported us, you guys fucking rule from the bottom of my heart.

Now if you guys don’t support my boys on their upcoming tour and future plans: I’ll get Chuck Norris to roundhouse kick all of you.


The group added:

“We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Mendel for all the great moments we shared together and wish him nothing but the best with his future endeavors. At the same time we are excited to announce Harrison Patuto (Vale of Pnath, Dissonance in Design) as our fill in guitarist for the HONA tour, who has proven to be more than up to the task.

Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, the boys are coming to a town near you to spread the terror vision so come on out to join the damn blast beat party!!

Sven, Ken, Ian, Stefano“

Aborted’s Mendel Bij De Leij Premieres New Solo Track “Hellbound” Feat. Daniël de Jongh (Textures)

Aborted’s Mendel Bij De Leij has premiered a new solo track titled “Hellbound,“ via Gear Gods. The song features guest vocals from Daniël de Jongh (Textures), and it will appear on Mendel’s new album “Universal Omega“ (out October 26).

Aborted, Ex-System Divide, Etc. Members Join Forces In Oracles/Band Set To Release Debut Album In July

Sven De Caluwé (Aborted), Sanna Salou (ex-Dimlight), Mendel Bij de Leij (Aborted), Steve Miller (ex-System Divide, Loculus), Andrei Aframov (ex-System Divide), and Ken Bedene (Aborted, ex-Abigail Williams) have joined forces a new band called Oracles. The band have signed a deal with Deadlight Entertainment and plan to release their debut album “Miserycorde” on July 1.