CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer appears to have taken his official blog down after it was criticized by some of the group's fans for being an outlet for Fischer's "pathetic" and "sometimes riddle-like thought exhibitions." An online exchange between Fischer and one especially vocal critic, who calls himself "megawimp", can be found at the band's official message board (which, for the time being, remains active).
As previously reported, 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.
CELTIC FROST will make several European festival appearances next summer before embarking on a North American tour in September. A list of currently known FROST live dates can be found at this location.
(Thanks: M. Meyer)