Watch ABORTED’s Ken Bedene Play “Impetus Odi” on Both Guitar and Drums

If you’ve ever wondered if Aborted drummer Ken Bedene is human or not, here’s your answer! He’s not. Watch as Bedene absolutely rips through the band’s new single “Impetus Odi” on both guitar and drums, and without ever looking like he’s even trying. Dude is too good.


“‘Impetus Odi’ was the first song written for ManiaCult, and it set a dangerous precedent that this had to be our most intense album yet. I mean, come on, that intro is 280 BPM! If you put a cup of blood on my snare and then I played that, it would spray and spill everywhere, and that’s the kind of aggressive blood spattering this song kicked off. Now, why I’d have a cup of blood? I’m not sure. But that ManiaCult leader Wayland Thurston is a weird one, so never say never…

“Due to COVID, we had no way of meeting up to record, so I would send videos of each section to the members, so they could learn and tab out the songs I wrote. Needless to say, doing that for a whole album can take a while. After filming the drum portion of this play through, I figured I might as well add guitar, so everything can experience the pain of no fret markers when trying to tab out riffs (sorry Ian). Plus, hopefully it will score me that Hello Kitty guitar endorsement I’ve been waiting for my whole life.”

Bedene’s drums were recorded and mixed By Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios. Bedene used a Sakae Almight Birch Drumset consisting of:

  • 8″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 10″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 12″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 14″ x 12″ Floor Tom
  • 16″ x 14″ Floor Tom
  • 20″ x 16″ Kick Drum
  • 14″ x 6.5″ Brass Snare Drum
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • 14″ K Custom Dark Hi Hats
  • 18″ K Custom Dark Crash
  • 18″ K Custom Hybrid Crash
  • 23″ K Sweet Ride
  • 22″ A Custom Ping Ride
  • 17″ K Custom Dark China
  • 17″ K China
  • 12″ Orential China Trash
  • 8″ Fx Stack
  • 8″ Trashformer/8″ Orential China Trash Stack
  • 14″ A Custom Efx Crash/10″ Trashformer
  • 19″ K Custom Special Dry Trash Crash

Bedene also used Vic Firth 5AN Sticks and Axis A Longboards Pedals with microtuners.

Aborted will release their new album ManiaCult on September 10. Pre-orders are available here.

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