Celtic Frost were very honoured to meet close friends again on the occasion of the Swiss concert of Norwegian groups 1349 and Gorgoroth at La Chaux-de-Fonds on November 12, 2005, which they attended upon invitation by 1349's singer Ravn and drummer Frost.
Ravn had long proposed that Celtic Frost's Tom Gabriel Fischer join 1349 on stage to sing lead vocals for 1349's version of the Celtic Frost classic "The Usurper" (from the "To Mega Therion" album, 1985). It finally happened that night in the French part of Switzerland. The meeting of all three groups presented an opportunity to renew, reinforce, or establish a number of existing and new friendships.
In the meantime, however, Ravn had also sung backing vocals on Celtic Frost's "Temple of Depression", a song scheduled to appear on the limited special edition of Celtic Frost's forthcoming "Monotheist" album. Ravn's contribution was recorded by Peter Tägtgren at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany, in August 2005, in the course of the final sessions for the new album.
Tom G. onstage with 1349
Tom G. with Gaahl