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Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost

Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 09, 2008, 06:27:58 AM

Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer has left Celtic Frost due to the irresolvable, severe erosion of the personal basis so urgently required to collaborate within a band so unique, volatile, and ambitious

Taken from official website : http://www.celticfrost.com/vcf/index.html

A shocking news. They could have done great with this reunion. The ideas expressed on Monotheist just needed to be cleaned-up and worked on to give some great piece of art. I don't that without him it will go further more. I just hope Martin won't fuck it up.

Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 09, 2008, 08:51:29 AM
Argh, shit!

Somehow I think Martin will fuck it up...

Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 10, 2008, 02:37:35 AM
Like their latest stuff was worth something anyway. Just blast in morbid tales and forget this.

Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 10, 2008, 03:18:57 AM

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.

Creative differences. As for Martin being the one fucking it up ... just remember which one was responsible for Cold Lake and do the math.

Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 10, 2008, 01:08:37 PM
Martin responsible for Cold Lake? I read Tom's book and I don't remember this, though I read it a while ago.

Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 10, 2008, 02:48:26 PM
After much reflection it became clear that to carry on is the only maxim. We struggle like abandoned soldiers, rearguards in a war for our own spirit. To give up is to die.

Accordingly I have contacted my old friend Corey from Slipknot. Throughout the night of phone calls to record industry lawyers, we were able to talk into the early morning about a shared artistic vision. A new project is born.

To realize this sentiment I will be joining Slipknot effective Monday, April 14. While I will do my best not to compromise their artistic vision, my goal is to inject my own. Apparently that is acceptable to them. Time will tell.


Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 12, 2008, 05:59:51 AM
Tom Warrior interview

About the record industry, the breakup, control, etc.


Robert Fripp said similar things:


Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
April 17, 2008, 12:11:44 PM
For the past seven and a half years, Celtic Frost was for the second time synonymous with my life, my energy, my passion, my vision, and my creativity. So much so, that I was frequently berated by those around me for the intensity of my identification with the band. But Celtic Frost was of course not just art and creativity, it was also an assemblage of very distinctive and extremely volatile human characters. This was the group's very propellant and, ultimately, its ruin. The thought that this great, extraordinary band no longer exists, that it had to disintegrate due to what in effect constituted human complacency, is utterly insufferable.


He also hails this writing by Wrath of Averse Sefira: