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December 19, 2005 - MORE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2006

Celtic Frost announce further confirmed live performances for 2006:

- Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden, Saturday, June 10, 2006. Celtic Frost will headline the Sweden stage.

- Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland, Saturday, July 1, 2006. Celtic Frost will headline the main stage.

- Hole In The Sky Festival, Bergen, Norway, Saturday, August 26, 2006. Celtic Frost will play the headline slot.

Please check the "Itinerary" section for links to ticket information. Further festival appearances as well as proper tour dates for 2006/2007 are being scheduled at this time. Check this site for regular updates.


December 3, 2005 - CELTIC FROST ATTEND 1349 & GORGOROTH SHOW

Celtic Frost were very honoured to meet close friends again on the occasion of the Swiss concert of Norwegian groups 1349 and Gorgoroth at La Chaux-de-Fonds on November 12, 2005, which they attended upon invitation by 1349's singer Ravn and drummer Frost.

Ravn had long proposed that Celtic Frost's Tom Gabriel Fischer join 1349 on stage to sing lead vocals for 1349's version of the Celtic Frost classic "The Usurper" (from the "To Mega Therion" album, 1985). It finally happened that night in the French part of Switzerland. The meeting of all three groups presented an opportunity to renew, reinforce, or establish a number of existing and new friendships.

In the meantime, however, Ravn had also sung backing vocals on Celtic Frost's "Temple of Depression", a song scheduled to appear on the limited special edition of Celtic Frost's forthcoming "Monotheist" album. Ravn's contribution was recorded by Peter Tagtgren at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany, in August 2005, in the course of the final sessions for the new album.

Tom Gabriel Fischer and 1349, 2005  Tom Gabriel Fischer and Gaahl, 2005 

The photos show Celtic Frost's Tom Gabriel Fischer onstage with 1349 (photographed by Sadhusatana from www.helveticpaganhorde.ch) and Gorgoroth's Gaahl and Tom Gabriel Fischer backstage at La Chaux-de-Fonds's Bikini Test venue (photographed by Nina Treml). Click on the photos for a larger image.


November 28, 2005 - CELTIC FROST TO HEADLINE 2006 WACKEN OPEN AIR

The concert agency representing Celtic Frost, Twisted Talent (info@twisted-talent.com), has confirmed that Celtic Frost are now officially scheduled to play the August 4, 2006, headliner slot at the prestigious Wacken Open Air in Germany, the world's largest heavy rock open air festival (http://www.wacken.com).

Twisted Talent are currently in the process of finalizing further international festival appearances by Celtic Frost in 2006 as well as extensive worldwide tour dates to follow the release of the group's long-awaited "Monotheist" album in early 2006.

Further exclusive news updates on Celtic Frost will be posted on this website shortly.


PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE EMPEROR RETURNS

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers Celtic Frost announce the completion of their new studio album, tentatively titled "Dark Matter Manifest", their first in 13 years and the culmination of some three and a half years of songwriting and recording work. Although the album was largely produced by the band themselves and financed by their own production company, Celtic Frost enlisted Hypocrisy/Pain mastermind Peter Tägtgren to co-produce with them the final recording and mixing sessions at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany, in August/September 2005. Negotiations with a variety of labels are currently underway, and the album is scheduled for a release in early 2006.

Having declined innumerable reunion show propositions over the years, Celtic Frost once again deemed it essential to manifest themselves creatively with a new album before embarking on the live circuit next year.

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 (info@thealabel.com).

For real-time exclusive information and rare visual glimpses, see Celtic Frost's official website at http://www.celticfrost.com.


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