A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor has submitted the following report:"I just got back from the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, where CELTIC FROST [were supposed to] headline [Saturday night, June 3]. After BOLT THROWER left the stage the organisation and Martin Eric Ain came upon stage to say that CELTIC FROST had to cancel. Thomas Gabriel Fischer [CELTIC FROST frontman] apparently had some acute kidney problems, was rushed to the hospital, drugged with morphine and will be flown back to Switzerland tomorrow. The organisation had found a few other bands willing to play a few more songs, so there was at least something. NEVERMORE played three songs, SOILWORK, who had already arrived on the festival, also played a few songs and BRAINSTORM and SODOM closed the festival." We will have more information as it becomes available. CELTIC FROST's long-awaited "comeback" CD, "Monotheist", was released on May 30 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally).
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