Bassist King ov Hell will no longer be part of ABBATH due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. The lyrics are inspired by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. King finds that Jung’s connection to Christian mysticism is incompatible with the image of the band.
King comments: “I wish members of the actual band, label, and crew all the best for the upcoming shows and album. The music itself is nothing short of brilliant. However, I must maintain artistic integrity and respectfully step aside.”
ABBATH is a black metal band formed in 2015 by former IMMORTAL guitarist and vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta after departing from IMMORTAL earlier in 2015. The band released their first album, Abbath, on January 22, 2016.