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Legendary metal frontman Tom Fischer (aka Tom G. Warrior), who founded the bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Apollyn Sun and most recently, Triptykon, has been sent an email requesting he cease using his long time alias "Tom Warrior." A message from Fischer reads as follows:
"Late one night in May of 1982, bassist/singer Urs Sprenger and I founded HELLHAMMER and adopted the stage names Steve Warrior and Tom Gabriel Warrior. I still use that name - in parallel with my actual surname - as I have done on and off for 27 years. In many ways, it has become synonymous with significant parts of my life and work, and it is the name our audiences invariably call me.
"This week, I received the following e-mail to my personal MySpace account:
Tom Fischer, founder of the legendary metal bands Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, has checked in with an update on his forthcoming new band, Triptykon. His message reads as follows:
"Of course my own opinion is biased, and of course I am not really entitled to rate the results of our own work. But it is difficult not to emerge from our sessions at Triptykon's rehearsal bunker deeply intoxicated by the heaviness of the dark, overwhelming, and morbid miasma that is the riffs of 'The Prolonging'. Although the path towards completion is still significant, be it for this new song, its title and lyrics, or the album proper it will appear on, it all transpires as it should. It is as it has to be."
Former Celtic Frost mainman and current Triptykon leader, Tom Fischer has checked in with the following report:
"We played CELTIC FROST's 'Babylon Fell' for the first time with Triptykon yesterday evening. I last performed this song with Celtic Frost on the tour to support the Into The Pandemonium album, an eternity ago. Many years later, I attempted to add 'Babylon Fell' to the resurrected Celtic Frost's live repertoire for the concerts and festival appearances that were planned to complement the Monotheist tour in 2008. I had relearned the song in late 2007 and transcribed arrangement and tabs for Martin. Alas, it was never to happen. By that time, Celtic Frost was no longer a band that played music but rather a congregation of enemies, and I ended up practicing 'Babylon Fell' on my own at our rehearsal room.
"It was to take another year until I was finally able to play 'Babylon Fell' with a band. After a couple of trial run-throughs, Triptykon made the song come truly alive. It served to make an already very strong rehearsal session even more exceptional. Triptykon's growing repertoire of original material had never sounded so heavy and organic before, and playing 'Dethroned Emperor' and 'Babylon Fell' alongside made the experience almost intoxicating. After the months spent assembling this group and the framework around it in the face of a variety of significant obstacles, a session like last night's reinforces commitment and confidence infinitely.
"Triptykon's debut album will be dark, heavy, and fiercely unique."
Tom Fischer, most famous as the former frontman of metal legends Celtic Frost, has issued the following statement regarding his new band, Triptykon:
"Just returned home from an initially somewhat hampered but ultimately very successful rehearsal session with Triptykon. It was the first session in a while, not least due to a hand injury that had forced me to pause temporarily. And in a few hours, I will travel back to Norway for a few days yet again, to attend some of the mixing sessions for 1349's new album. Although, admittedly, my mind is very much with Triptykon, and I am eager to return to Switzerland to continue work on songs, demos, and our first album."
Former Celtic Frost/current Triptykon mainman Tom Fischer has posted the following message online:
"I am not exaggerating when stating that words are simply inadequate to express sufficient gratitude for the warm and very thoughtful treatment extended to Triptykon bassist Vanja Slajh and I by Bohren und der Club of Gore last Saturday. Bohren added their show in Lucerne, Switzerland, relatively late to their tour to promote their new Dolores album. But it was a perfect and long-awaited chance for me to meet once again with Christoph, Thorsten, Robin, and, of course, Morten, with whom I have been friends for years. It has been a while, and we all were looking forward very much to seeing each other again.
"In spite of having to take care of the usual countless affairs associated with playing a concert abroad, Bohren and their amazing agent Susanne Herrndorf went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. It was a truly memorable evening of reflective conversations and black humor among kindred spirits. Needless to say, the concert was exceptional. More...
Former Celtic Frost mainman Tom Fischer has posted the following brief update on his new band, Triptykon:
"Although the path towards completion is still substantial at this time, it emerges that Triptykon is developing into a darker, heavier, and more experimental version of Celtic Frost. It is as it should be."
Triptykon's lineup also includes Reed St. Mark (ex-CELTIC FROST), V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS ) and Vanja Slay.
Triptykon/ex-Celtic Frost frontman Tom Fischer has posted the following blog online:
"Even though the events in question are already many months in the past, I continue to be asked almost daily why Celtic Frost broke apart. It's a question to which I know the answer but which is extremely difficult to explain. It is a question, not least, which I pose to myself all the time as well, regardless. As I probably will for as long as I live.
"What a sorry, damp joke Celtic Frost had become behind the scenes during the last few months of the band's existence. It was impossible to continue, surrounded by one whose perpetual preposterous boasts and insolent tirades bore an ever decreasing relation to reality and one who could no longer be bothered and ultimately belied the commitment he had frequently confirmed to me since we began working together again. But then, I had predicted exactly that to his face on more than one occasion. More...
Triptykon/ex-Celtic Frost mainman Tom Fischer has posted the following message online:
"The intense rain outside continues unabated, and, far in the distance, the torn, grey clouds merge with the earth, obscuring any hint of a horizon. A fitting scenery to a final act of ignominy. I attended seven and a half funereal hours of meetings yesterday, initially with Celtic Frost/Triptykon manager Antje Lange, then including Martin Eric Ain and Celtic Frost's accountant, to discuss in detail the dissolution of most of Celtic Frost's business arrangements and the distribution of the group's remaining assets. What an infinitely doleful and emotionally draining undertaking, and one I did not ever wish to witness. And yet one that was probably unavoidable."
Fischer initially left the group in April of this year citing internal conflict as the reason and taking all music he had been writing for Celtic Frost with him to use in his new band, Triptykon which also features original Celtic Frost drummer Reed St. Mark and Dark Fortress/ex-Celtic Frost touring guitarist V Santura.
Former Celtic Frost mastermind Tom G. Fischer has revealed his new band, Triptykon to the world. You can check out the song "Crucifixus" at their official Myspace. Expect more details soon.