Abbath bassist King ov Hell is no longer a member of the band, he announced this morning via Facebook.
“King 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.
“‘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.’”
The band’s record label, Season of Mist, shared the post and added, “Abbath will soon give an official statement about King’s departure. No shows will be cancelled!”
King ov Hell played on Abbath’s self-titled debut. Previously, he played in Gorgoroth, among numerous other bands.