Celtic Frost - Tom Gabriel Fischer Leaves The Band (UPDATED)


A very brief statement was posted on Celtic Frost's website states the following:

"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."

UPDATED on 11 April (thanks to SlaytallicA):

Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer talks about his departure from the band. Here's his statement:

"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."

Source: celticfrost.com
Band profile: Celtic Frost
 
Posted: 09.04.2008 by Bararey


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10.04.2008 - 13:22
DrunkenFuck
Thrasher!
What? Seriously? Talking about surprising people :O
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10.04.2008 - 14:00
Born-2rise
Nayyiker
I UNDERSTOOD HE LEFT BUT DIDNT QUITE GET WHY
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10.04.2008 - 14:23
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Born-2rise on 10.04.2008 at 14:00

I UNDERSTOOD HE LEFT BUT DIDNT QUITE GET WHY

Due to the irresolvable, severe erosion of the personal basis so urgently required to collaborate within a band so unique, volatile, and ambitious.

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10.04.2008 - 15:44
Born-2rise
Nayyiker
What does "severe erosion of the personal basis so urgently required to collaborate " mean???
i didnt get that phrase right there.
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10.04.2008 - 16:46
owl
Damn, he could've waited until they finished all the dates they had scheduled for this summer... I was going to see them at Lisboa, in August.

Now I'll have to wait until they get old(er) and start running out of money, in order to reunite for a comeback tour...
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10.04.2008 - 17:06
Rituale_Satanum
what! ok i have no words left...just sad
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10.04.2008 - 18:50
Omni
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My word...didnt see that coming...
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10.04.2008 - 19:45
BitterCOld
Gringo
it means they are no longer getting along well enough to collaborate. personal differences. hardly the first time that has occurred within a band. however, when the band is only two people instead of the 4-5 norm, it's a deathblow.
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10.04.2008 - 20:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BitterCOld on 10.04.2008 at 19:45

it means they are no longer getting along well enough to collaborate. personal differences. hardly the first time that has occurred within a band. however, when the band is only two people instead of the 4-5 norm, it's a deathblow.


Well, bad news for the band. But it isn't like this is the first time it has happened. And on a postive note, now Enslaved get to play a special gig at Roadburn instead of Celtic Frost and I prefer Enslaved any time of the day over CF.
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10.04.2008 - 20:14
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.04.2008 at 20:04

Written by BitterCOld on 10.04.2008 at 19:45

it means they are no longer getting along well enough to collaborate. personal differences. hardly the first time that has occurred within a band. however, when the band is only two people instead of the 4-5 norm, it's a deathblow.


Well, bad news for the band. But it isn't like this is the first time it has happened. And on a postive note, now Enslaved get to play a special gig at Roadburn instead of Celtic Frost and I prefer Enslaved any time of the day over CF.


Never seen CF live, so I cannot gauge their performance, but adding Enslaved to the bill in replacement should make the Roadburn goers happy, they put on a great show.
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11.04.2008 - 18:05
BloodTears
ANA-thema
wow thats impredictable. Its sad really, not that I'm a big fan but I think he is talented.
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11.04.2008 - 19:16
Warman
Erotic Stains
This is so sad, the new album would probably own!
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12.04.2008 - 11:21
Eternal Flames
Didn't see that coming. It's a real shame though, I would've loved to see them live with Tom.

Nevertheless, at least he's going to continue with his own work and incorporate the ideas he had for Celtic Frost into his own work. And I do hope that CF can find a suitable replacement.
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12.04.2008 - 12:31
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
this is so insane i cant put it into drunken words
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12.04.2008 - 14:13
Talvi
Well, so many bands that have been reuniting in the last years, so now this is like a bit of balance.
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13.04.2008 - 01:26
Yuma Murata
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This is gutting news! Surely there's no way they cna continue now, Tom was the voice of CF and his playing style is totally unique. I'd be interested in hearing what both parties do next...
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13.04.2008 - 05:37
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Quote:
There is no way back.


How long until a reunion do you think? Pretty bad, I was just starting to get into them...
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13.04.2008 - 15:14
Judas
Resident Quack
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...
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14.04.2008 - 09:31
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
wth do people find this news so surprising? They split up for the exact same reasons years ago. Then reunited a couple of years ago and now split up once again. What did you expect with the egos in this band? Both Ain and Fischer have egos the size of a planet.
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14.04.2008 - 11:49
alexo dynami
This is very odd news.
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14.04.2008 - 14:00
owl
Written by Warman on 11.04.2008 at 19:16

This is so sad, the new album would probably own!
I thought I read somewhere that the next album will come out anyway, since it's a collection of songs that didn't make it to Monotheist.
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14.04.2008 - 17:44
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by owl on 14.04.2008 at 14:00

Written by Warman on 11.04.2008 at 19:16

This is so sad, the new album would probably own!
I thought I read somewhere that the next album will come out anyway, since it's a collection of songs that didn't make it to Monotheist.

That would be so appreciated from my side then!
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02.06.2008 - 00:10
Powerslave16
Account deleted
Tom has formed Triptykon, or something, and he plans to write and finish the music he had envisioned for the next Celtic Frost album.
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27.05.2009 - 08:10
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
This thread is old but the doubt attacked my mind yesterday before going to sleep, if he is still going to release music, then why disband Celtic Frost?
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11.09.2009 - 14:16
BudDa
Am actually noticing for the first time that they disbanded! Am devastated!
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