Genre(s): Death Metal
PSAB: Where does the band name "Aboulia" come from?
Aboulia: When "Aboulia" first started, we had the name "Nirriti" after about a month of having that name, we found a dubstep artist had the same name. So we had to change; but not to Aboulia, we changed to "Asterion" but the same thing happened. Another band had the same name, at this point we had no names in mind so we found some names of sicknesses & Aboulia just happened to stick out to us.
PSAB: We're expected to get your debut album in 2016. What are your plans for 2015?
Aboulia: For 2015 we plan on writing a demo EP, it would include a maximum of 5 tracks, and we possibly plan on playing some local shows as well, for sure after the EP's release. The EP is thought of to be a prologue to our upcoming full-length debut album; or a taste of what is to come.
PSAB: If you had the choice to have a musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why?
Aboulia: Personaly, I would have to say Davey Havok of AFI. He's where I come from, although his band may not be heavy anymore; It would be an amazing opportunity to have.
Aboulia: I (Collin) would enjoy working with practically too many musicians, but to name a few: Tomasso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Oliver Aleron of Archspire, Fotis Benardo of Septicflesh, Francesco Paoli of Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Tomasz Pilasiewicz of Incessant Collapse. Francesco Paoli would shred on a guest star drum track, for sure.
PSAB: What is the metal scene like in your area?
Aboulia: The metal scene is very limited in Chase's (vocalist) area, not many people are knee on it. People in my area listen to bands like Pierce the Veil, Black Veil Brides, etc.. Which there's nothing wrong with that. It's just they're not "metal"
As for the drummer (Collin) I'd have to say that my area consists of an abundancy of thrash metal fans, so much like Chase's local area, it is very limited, and grants us few options for guitarists and such.
PSAB: What are three bands that play the most influence on your music?
Aboulia: For Aboulia as a band, it would have to be: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Suicide Silence, and AFI. Our drummer has a love for fine arts and (technical) death metal, and our vocalist loves hardcore (and music closely related to it). Despite that, both of us members are very flexible and versatile and we both enjoy each other's music, thus allowing for us to combine our musocal talents to create/compose our music.
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to the readers out there?
Aboulia: Yeah, to our friend Alex Ives & his band(s) Sorrowspell & Beyond the Broken, as he performs guest star vocals in one select track on the album.