Another lineup change in ABBATH camp. This time bassist King Ov Hell has recently left the band because they got too close to Christianity for his own liking. The group noted in a statement:
“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.”
Mr. Ov Hell responded via Facebook:
“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.”