Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have scheduled the following dates in 2006:
Jun. 10 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jul. 01 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Festival
Aug. 04 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 26 - Bergen, NOR @ Hole In The Sky Festival
Sep. 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
Sep. 13 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
Sep. 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club*
Sep. 15 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club*
Sep. 16 - Montreal, QUE @ Medley*
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House*
*NOTE: CELTIC FROST have yet to officially confirm any of the above-listed North American tour dates.
CELTIC FROST have set "Monotheist" as the tentative title of their first album in 13 years. The culmination of some three and a half years of songwriting and recording work, the album was largely produced by the band themselves and financed by their own production company, with additional assistance from HYPOCRISY/PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren during the final recording and mixing sessions at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany. Negotiations with a variety of labels are currently underway, and the album is scheduled for a release in early 2006. Original CELTIC FROST members Tom Gabriel Fischer (voice and guitars) and Martin Eric Ain (bass) are joined by Erol Unala (guitar) and Franco Sesa (drums). The band are now managed by Antje Lange for The A Label in Berlin, Germany.