CELTIC FROST Mainman: Reunion With REED ST MARK 'Wasn't Supposed To Happen'

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently told Terrorizer magazine why Reed St Mark — drummer with the band's best-known line-up — did not take part in the recording of their "comeback" album, "Monotheist".

"Reed was a driving factor in getting the band back together," Tom explained. "For years he pestered me and I was not interested. I only got interested when we all got in touch again to do the reissues five years ago. By that time Reed had moved to a place in his life where it was physically and psychologically impossible for him to play on an album, and I'm trying to say it respectfully 'cos I'm still really good friends with him. He knows too that he wouldn't have been able even though he was keen for very many years. I know he's in a much better place now. We talked some time ago and he's doing much better now but at that time it was impossible. He approached it with different values to me and Martin [Ain, bass] and it just wasn't supposed to happen. It's a shame but in hindsight, the album sounds good. To force the line-up back together I don't think would have been right and I don't think it would sound as strong as it is now."

As previously reported, CELTIC FROST have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The first release under the agreement, scheduled for spring 2006, is the band's highly anticipated new project titled "Monotheist", CELTIC FROST's first album in 13 years. The album features 11 songs all produced by the band with Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). The album will be released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak containing the bonus track "Temple Of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You".


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).