Interview With Abductum

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Abductum released their debut album last year. We caught up with the band’s guitarist Noël to find out a little more about them.

Could you introduce yourself and tell me a bit about the band?
Hi, this is Noël, lead and rhythm guitar for the Spanish thrash metal band Abductum. It all started in the end of 2010. We are four members and our first album The Unrevealed Truth was released in 2013.

Where did the band’s name come from?
Abductum is a latin word that mean “to the abducted”. After considering several names we thought this word reflects so well the band’s concept.

How did the band form?
Well, myself, bassist and drummer, we played in some local bands together previously, I know how great musicians and responsible people they are then when I decided to start this new project I thought immediately about them. Later my brother joined the band as the singer.

What have you got in the works right now?
There are some planned live shows later on this year but at present mainly we are working in the next album’s songs, music, lyrics and concept.

You released your album The Unrevealed Truth last year – could you tell us about the writing and recording process for it?
I composed the entire album except for the song Our Master Lie which was created by Fco. Molero (bass). I spend many hours giving shape to the basic ideas which I worked before, later I bring it to the band and we all then start arranging it. We began principle recording on summer of 2012 at MusicProject Studios. The recording process was so easy because from the beginning we had pretty clear as it should sound and except for small details, we didn’t want to leave anything to improvisation.

What went well about it?
I think is so rewarding when riffs, melodies and other ideas came to my head and after long time working on it then see the final process on studio and the experience with the studio’s guys was so positive, they know us so good and they managed to capture very well the sound of the band, this helped pretty well.

If you could go back and change anything, would you?
Nothing to change for the recording, maybe we should do a better mastering job, I’m sure we will improve with the production in our next album.

Do you have any interesting stories from the studio?
We recorded all of the drums, bass, rhythm guitars and then we been in troubles cause my equipment literally broke, which slowed us down, finally I could record the solos and we were pleased with the final work.

What has been your best experience in the business?
The positive audience’s reaction, support and recognition, definitely excites me. The feeling that people which no matter where they are from, really appreciate our music.

What inspires you?
The mysteries of the Universe and all unanswered man’s questions inspire the while concept of the band, the cover artwork (made by myself) show this so well and of course the 80’s old metal school did have from the beginning and impact on the Abductum creations but we appreciate any kind of music style too. A real artist should to be open-minded to everything because you never know the artistic expression where inspiration can come from.

And finally my last question – if Abductum could put their name to a product, what would you choose and why?
I’d like it to be a red wine brand. I think old school metal music by which we are clearly influenced, endure the test of time and it’s every year more appreciated, and that’s exactly what happen with the good wine, especially if it belong to the south of Spain like us!

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About Natalie Humphries 1821 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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