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Celtic Frost Mainman Posts Statement About Split

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As reported yesterday, Celtic Frost frontman/ founder Tom Gabriel Fischer has parted ways with the band. He has issued the following statement via his official blog:

"I am devastated beyond description, and I am infinitely disappointed. As the one member of CELTIC FROST who is exposed most dramatically to the feedback by our audiences and the media, I feel troubled and humiliated about being unable to honor the enormous goodwill extended to CELTIC FROST during the past few years and meet the justified expectations of our fans.

I have always seen the 'Monotheist' album as a mere beginning, and a tame one at that. My mind and spirit are full of energy, creativity, and ideas. CELTIC FROST had become the unreserved focus of my life for the second time. I was looking forward immeasurably to working on the next CELTIC FROST album. To me, it needed to be darker, heavier, and more experimental than 'Monotheist'.

And yet, CELTIC FROST consisted of three individuals, and I was only one of them. In the end I had to concede to myself that there was no other option.

My friendship with and respect for Martin Eric Ain remain unaffected. Moreover, I am in the process of assessing my options to eventually complete, record, and release some of the ideas I originally created for CELTIC FROST and the planned next album in the course of the past few years, and to take our distinctive music out on the road again.

There is no way back."

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1. DeathInEye writes:

So I'm confused. He left but he's still going to write under the name Celtic Frost? If this is so, I smell a lawsuit.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Red_Chord writes:

What strikes me in this is the end : There is no way back !!! WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. goatlady writes:

Damn, I never got to see them :(

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

I dont think he is going to try to fly under the Celtic frost banner Death. I think he means that he is going to go under a new name, but use the ideas he had for Celtic frost.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah another name like Celtic Slush

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! That would be his band name on April 1st.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cruor writes:

"To me, it needed to be darker, heavier, and more experimental than 'Monotheist'."

Darker than Montheist? Give me that and you will have one happy cruor.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Terminator writes:

im not happy about this, but if the other two dont end celtic frost i'll be p***ed. we dont need another sepultura incident.

now playing: artillery - king thier name is slayer

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

Agreed. I think all anyone can do in this situation compare this to Sepultura lol.

Darker than Monotheist? IT'd have to be pure black matter!

Now playing: Stuck Mojo- Metal Is Dead

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah I don't know how he's going to do that but I have faith in him, still, huge blow to the name Celtic Frost.

Now playing : The REd Chord Bone needle

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. cruor writes:

Martin Ain's influence did compliment CF but Fisher is CF.

Seriously Oz, that would be a f***in black hole where no light is allowed to escape.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

Agreed to all of you. Who knows? Maybe Tom's new project will make Celtic frost look like a boy band? As sad as this situation is, I am trying to remain positive.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Diamond Oz writes:

Ironic to remain positive when CF are one of the most negative bands in music lol!

Now playing: 2pac- Thugz Mansion

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Wafflemonster writes:

Yeah ummm Monotheist was pretty dark for a modern album so if he plans to make a solo record that is hard, i can't wait maybe he will have satan on bass.

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# Apr 15, 2008 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

everytime i see or hear celtic frost's name i always think of STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH's song off their "bigger than the devil" cd called "Celtic Frosted Flakes"......not trying to talk smack on them, but its a funny song.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. cruor writes:

^SOD are just a hillarious band.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Satan on bass, Hellhammer on drums, and H.R Giger as art director! Watch the PMRC go nuts over that one!

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. cruor writes:

Darkest band EVER
Vocals and Guitar: Tom Warrior
Lead Guitar: Euronymous
Bass: Cronos
Drums: Hellhammer

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. cruor writes:

No f*** Cronos, bass should be Martin Ain. Four of the darkest guys in music and definetly the darkest guys in their respective instruments I would say. (Warrior is probably the darkest guy to ever pick up an instrument imo)

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

I dunno Tom is pretty f***in dark, but Gahhl is pretty deficiant of any form of light too. I like your fantacy band though. I was going along the lines of living musicans. R.I.C(Rest in chos) Euro!

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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