Wednesday 24 November 2021

King Bastard Announce Details Of New Album IT CAME FROM THE VOID And Release New Single

It took only one fateful moment of 2018 in Stony Brook University to make planets align and the passion of Izzy Guido (synth), Arthur Erb (bass), and Mike Verni (guitar) coalesce to create the fearless and gargantuan beast that would soon be known as KING BASTARD. While their initial drummer couldn’t cope with the crushing force of the threesome’s cosmic convergence, the arrival of drummer Matt Ryan behind the kit finalized the sealing of their sonic oath.

After a run of demo tapes including “Have You Seen This Man?” and “Live at the Haunted Barn”, the foursome took to Menegroth, the Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY to record their debut full-length ‘It Came from the Void’ with the legendary Colin Marston - a collaboration that was benevolently encouraged by Mike’s uncle, Darren Verni of Unearthly Trance. The six tracks were recorded live in one weekend, as KING BASTARD knew exactly where they wanted to take their sound: a fusion of traditional doom riffs with experimental psychedelic jams. The following year was spent honing the smallest details, from tracking synths and guitar leads, to adding percussions, saxophone, violin and viola, adding that unearthly vibe that makes their music stand out from the pack.

Directed by Brendan McGowan (Ghost, Denzel Curry) and Connor Robertson, their impressive debut video "Psychosis (in a Vacuum)" — telling the crash of Russian astronaut Vladimir Komarov — instantly caught the attention of major tastemakers such as Metal Injection and Doomed & Stoned, who dubbed the band as "raw, vile and impossible to ignore". Behold, as KING BASTARD are about to smash everything on their path. ‘It Came from the Void’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) at Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY.

The band recently dropped their epic new song BLACK HOLE VISCERA which you can check out over at Invisible Oranges and read more about their TRIPPY SPACED OUT SOUND  


Mike Verni — Guitar
Isabel Guido — Synth, saxophone, vocals
Arthur Erb — Bass
Matt Ryan — Drums, additional percussion