From the Desk of Gentle Guest: It’s been 8 long years since The Gentle Guest released Cast Off Your Human Form. Those years were spent largely pursuing other endeavors. Some shows were played, but performances were few and far between. There were rumors of an album in the works, yet nothing materialized.
The songs that became Unholy Mess were allowed to gestate and ferment for nearly a decade. The album was begun, then scrapped entirely, then begun again before being nearly forgotten by the band itself. Somehow, the album was finished after spending several years lost in limbo.