John Bassett to release new 4-track EP in April

John Bassett

Kingbathmat and Arcade Messiah mainman John Bassett has announced that he will release a new 4-track EP early next month.

Titled Aperture, the new collection is due out on the 3rd of April, with Bassett saying that he wanted to release something that was different to his other output.

“I took a small break from recording the latest Arcade Messiah project to put together something completely different,” he says, ” – a mellow, small collection of post rock, ambient style songs.

“The whole process was completed in a spontaneous manner over 12 days.”

Aperture will be available via Bassett’s bandcamp page, with the musician releasing a teaser trailer that you can hear below.

The Aperture EP tracklist is:

John Bassett - Aperture cover01. “Break The Wall”
02. “Joy In Despair”
03. “Awaiting”
04. “Jenna”






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Arcade Messiah stream new track ‘Read The Sky’

Arcade Messiah - II

Arcade Messiah track “Read The Sky” is streaming now ahead of a new album release.

The side project of Kingbathmat man John Basset, Arcade Messiah II is scheduled for release on the 27th of November via Stereohead Records. You can pre-order the LP now.

Says Bassett: “After the surprise success of last year’s original Arcade Messiah album, and after receiving feedback from fans of that album, I decided to make a sequel.

“It’s a continuation of that album, that is hopefully bigger, better, more refined and more dramatic, but which didn’t lose the vibe and atmosphere that was created on the original album.”

You can listen to “Read The Sky” in full via the stream below:

Basset has also now revealed the full track list of Arcade Messiah II:

Arcade Messiah II cover01. “Moon Signal”
02. “Red Widow”
03. “Black Dice Maze”
04. “Gallows Way”
05. “Fourth Quarter”
06. “Via Occulta”
07. “Read The Sky”
08. “Start Missing Everybody”
09. “The Four Horsemen” (CD only)

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Arcade Messiah to release new album

Arcade Messiah - II

Arcade Messiah, the project of Kingbathmat man John Bassett, will release a new album next month.

Arcade Messiah’s debut arrived last November and Bassett has now released an album teaser for Arcade Messiah II.

Says Bassett: “After the surprise success of last year’s original Arcade Messiah album, and after receiving feedback from fans of that album, I decided to make a sequel.

“It’s a continuation of that album, that is hopefully bigger, better, more refined and more dramatic, but which didn’t lose the vibe and atmosphere that was created on the original album.”

A specific release date and album track list are expected in due course. You can listen to the teaser for Arcade Messiah II below.

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Listen! Arcade Messiah stream new track “Sun Exile”

Arcade Messiah Cover

Arcade Messiah, the new project from Kingbathmat frontman John Bassett, is streaming a new track online.

“Sun Exile” is taken from their eponymous debut album, scheduled for release on the 1st of December via Stereohead Records.

Says Bassett of the Arcade Messiah album: “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, and I wanted it to be set, audibly and visually in a dark, bleak 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.”

You can listen to “Sun Exile” via the player below:


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Watch! Arcade Messiah share trailer for eponymous debut

Arcade Messiah Cover

John Bassett has shared a trailer for his upcoming debut album as Arcade Messiah.

The album is scheduled for release on the 1st of December via Stereohead records.

Says Bassett in discussion with 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.”

You can watch the trailer below:

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