Bass player King Ov Hell left the Norwegian black metal act Abbath.
King (real name Tom Cato Visnes) announced quiting the band in a facebook post: 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 post read: 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.
King Ov Hell appeared on Abbath‘s self-titled debut, which came out in 2016. He has also played with Gorgoroth, God Seed and Audrey Horne.