Belgian death metal band ABORTED released a three-track EP La Grande Mascarade. The EP feature studio recordings of “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation”, “Serpent of Depravity”, and “Funereal Malediction”. Original vocalist, Sven de Caluwé in the video below, spoke to Zoran Theodorovic on all things Aborted and worldly.
A few excerpts..
On whether the world still looks to America for leadership?
I can only judge, by what I see and the information that I get, but I don’t like to get into politics, but let’s just say some of the decisions that were made and or lack thereof. I think it’s definitely influencing people’s views, if they’re looking at America, as a world leader or I mean obviously you’re in a very powerful country and I love the U.S. there’s a lot of great stuff about there. We have three American band members, we toured there all the time and we obviously have a very positive experience, with a lot of Americans regardless of what you know, they’re Republicans or Democrats or whatever. I don’t give a shit personally, everybody’s entitled to believe in and vote for what they want to. I just hope that people do some research and actually vote with their brain, you know and actually think about it. It’s a shame, that it let’s just say this way to to foreigners it comes across as a bit being a bit more of a media circus than actually politics and it’s a shame.
On the toxicity of Facebook and social media?
I honestly don’t go on them too much. I was on Facebook, a little bit and not too much the last weeks and all I get is Trump this, Trump that, Trump, Trump and I’m not even from the states so I don’t give a fuck. Honestly, it’s interesting to see all the weird stuff, come out and all the conspiracy theories and the 5G is responsible for Covid and I mean, I don’t know where you get that shit, and that you know, believe what you want. Everybody’s entitled to believe what they want, but I don’t understand. It’s a weird time and you feel a lot of people, I guess have too much time and or or – I don’t know, I don’t know what to call it, it’s weird to see. Just hope the virus goes away and everybody can go to a normal way, of living in maybe they will also realize what a fucking cancer in a way social media is.