KingBathmat frontman John Bassett has released a trailer for his upcoming Arcade Messiah project.
Arcade Messiah trail self-titled debut
John Bassett showcases his upcoming 7-track project
And he says he wanted to record a purely instrumental album as it would have a completely different feel from his previous studio outing.
He tells MetalMouth: “After writing and producing numerous KingBathmat albums and more recently the acoustic solo album Unearth, I decided I wanted to create my first instrumental album. I wanted it to be set audibly and visually in a dark, bleak and apocalyptic aura of despair and anger.
“I wanted to focus on enormous riffs and sorrowful, yet powerful, musical refrains and place them within a terrain of unusual time signatures, interspersed by moments of psychedelic calm.”
No firm release date has been set for the seven-track recording, but Bassett hopes to launch the album in late November or early December.