This isn’t cool. At all.
I liked Aborted the way they were. I didn’t want my Aborted changing at all.
It’s being reported that bass player J.B. Van Der Wal has left the band.
Nothing’s been formally announced, and there’s no word yet on why J.B. bounced.
Aborted is currently on tour with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Rings of Saturn, and Battlecross — presumably, playing sets without a bassist.
This isn’t cool. I repeat — not cool.
We await official word on the matter.
[UPDATE: It has since been brought to my attention that Aborted and J.B. may have parted ways last year. I have tried to find news reports of his departure, to no avail. I have also been told that the bassist who left may have been some hired gun. Either way, I will be contacting the band’s label for clarification.]