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John Bassett Used Arcade Messiah's Debut To Get His Anger Out


. (Prog) KingBathmat mainman John Bassett has revealed that he was inspired to write Arcade Messiah's self-titled debut album because of disheartening current affairs.

He began his one-man project last year and launched the album in November via a pay-what-you-want scheme on Bandcamp. And he says he wrote the record to vent his anger as news reports left him increasingly frustrated.

He tells this month's Prog magazine: "I was in a place where I was down in the dumps a little bit, so I used the album to get the anger out. If you look at the news today and see things happening in the world and all the corruption that's going on, it can get you down - you think nothing will really improve and things will get worse. I thought I'd take that mentality and put it to music." Read more here.

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