Totengott Premiere New Video For “Satan Beside You” From Latest Album “Doppelgänger”

Spain’s Celtic Frost worshipping metal outfit Totengott premiere a new video for “Satan Beside You”, taken from their latest effort “Doppelgänger”, out in stores via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Satan Beside You” below.

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Triptykon/Former Celtic Frost Frontman Tom Warrior Comments On Martin Ain’s Death

Following the news earlier today that former Hellhammer and Celtic Frost bass player Martin Eric Ain has died at the age of fifty, his former bandmate Tom G. Fischer (AKA Tom Warrior,) has posted his thoughts online via his blog.

“I am deeply affected by Martin Eric Ain’s passing. Our relationship was very complex and definitely not free of conflicts, but Martin’s life and mine were very closely intertwined, since we first met in 1982. My life will be painfully incomplete without his existence.

“Today, when Reed and I talked about Martin’s death on the phone, Reed said to me: “Now, there’s only the two of us.” It completely broke my heart.”

To read the full post, head to the fischerisdead blogspot page.

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Celtic Frost Co-Founder Martin Ain Passes Away Aged 50

Reports are beginning to surface that Martin Stricker, better known as Martin Eric Ain, the bassist and co-founder of Celtic Frost, has passed away at the age of 50 due to a heart attack. We will have more updates on this soon, as many of the sites reporting it are in German.

Ain began his long and successful, if times turbulent working relationship with Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom Warrior) when he joined Hellhammer in the early 80s, before the two formed Celtic Frost. He performed on a number of seminal albums including, “Morbid Tales,” “Into the Pandemonium” and the superb comeback album, “Monotheist,” on which he handled lead vocals for the single, “A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh.” Celtic Frost disbanded in 2008 for the second time and Ain focused on other endeavours including running a DVD store and a bar.

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Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost): “I Have No Respect For Record Companies”

Spain’s TNT Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with members of Triptykon – the occult/avantgarde metal outfit formed by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) at this year’s edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held past summer at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat in the video below.

Being asked about the recent BMG/Noise reissues of Celtic Frost’s seminal catalog, a campaign Fischer ultimately withdrew his endorsement from because of disagreements on the content on his liner notes, Fischer states:

“I had some disagreements with BMG Records who own the rights to these albums these days, but it’s of minor importance. It was a disagreement of what should be in the booklet and what should not. It’s nothing new in the recording industry that the record company doesn’t have the same opinion as the recording artist. But as far as the sound is concerned, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, most of the credit has to go to Victor Santura. I’m very proud of the achievement.”

“I have no respect for record companies. I started in the 1980s worshipping – I wanted a record deal – I worshiped record companies. They represented, to me, the key to becoming a musician, which was my dream. But after thirty-five years of learning about myself, I’ve seen the realities of the music industry. We are fortunate enough to work with our own record company, so we have all the freedom in the world. Because we have our own record company, we can work at a very high level and professional. I don’t like to work with companies who work on a lower level of professionalism. So I sometimes lose my patience when somebody doesn’t work at the level we are used to. I didn’t spend thirty-five years in the industry to deliver mediocre. If I wanted to release something, whether it’s an old Celtic Frost album or a new Triptykon, I would like it to reflect myself or the artist on one hand. On the other hand, it should reflect the highest level of quality possible. If somebody fails to do that, yes, I’m unhappy. I think that’s a very natural instinct. My name is on the record. If a record company fucks up, my name is still on there.”

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Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost): “I Have No Respect For Record Companies”

Spain’s TNT Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with members of Triptykon – the occult/avantgarde metal outfit formed by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) at this year’s edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held past summer at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat in the video below.

Being asked about the recent BMG/Noise reissues of Celtic Frost’s seminal catalog, a campaign Fischer ultimately withdrew his endorsement from because of disagreements on the content on his liner notes, Fischer states:

“I had some disagreements with BMG Records who own the rights to these albums these days, but it’s of minor importance. It was a disagreement of what should be in the booklet and what should not. It’s nothing new in the recording industry that the record company doesn’t have the same opinion as the recording artist. But as far as the sound is concerned, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, most of the credit has to go to Victor Santura. I’m very proud of the achievement.”

“I have no respect for record companies. I started in the 1980s worshipping – I wanted a record deal – I worshiped record companies. They represented, to me, the key to becoming a musician, which was my dream. But after thirty-five years of learning about myself, I’ve seen the realities of the music industry. We are fortunate enough to work with our own record company, so we have all the freedom in the world. Because we have our own record company, we can work at a very high level and professional. I don’t like to work with companies who work on a lower level of professionalism. So I sometimes lose my patience when somebody doesn’t work at the level we are used to. I didn’t spend thirty-five years in the industry to deliver mediocre. If I wanted to release something, whether it’s an old Celtic Frost album or a new Triptykon, I would like it to reflect myself or the artist on one hand. On the other hand, it should reflect the highest level of quality possible. If somebody fails to do that, yes, I’m unhappy. I think that’s a very natural instinct. My name is on the record. If a record company fucks up, my name is still on there.”

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100 Years Announces Self-Titled Album Release

100 Years is gearing up to release a self-titled album via Suicide Records on February 28th, 2017. The label comments:

“Formed in 2012, 100 Years is an alt-metal group from Sweden, comprised of well-seasoned musicians with a slightly extraordinary background in the music scene, having served before in death metal pioneers Merciless and household punk rock group Dia Psalma.

“Such diverse background and wide source of influences really played a major part in sculpting 100 Years eclectic sound. The band’s self-titled debut album is really hard to categorize or place in a single style. Throughout these nine songs you’ll detect influences from such diverse artists as Swans, Neurosis, Killing Joke or Celtic Frost, it’s definitely heavy and harsh, yet it’s equally harmonic and engaging.”

1. The Medicine Knows My Name
2. Breath of Summer
3. Too Far From Goodness
4. Incendie
5. All Grey
6. Calling for Daylight
7. All The Fools And Me
8. The Flood
9. Concrete Eden

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Dawn Of Tyrants Streams “Breed Ruin” EP

Canada’s blackend death / doom group Dawn Of Tyrants just released new EP “Breed Ruin,” which can be heard in full below or picked up at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Some Above, Most Below 05:07
2. What Can Be Broken…Must Be Broken 06:48
3. Breeding Ruin 07:39
4. Fallen Figure of Futility 03:45
5. Dethroned Emperor (Celtic Frost) 05:25

Breeding Ruin by Dawn of Tyrants

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Dawn Of Tyrants Releases New EP “Breeding Ruin”

Negative-thinking, tyrannical Canadian black / death metal trio Dawn of Tyrants debuts this week with the “Breeding Ruin” EP, the first misanthropic salvo of the band’s signature iron-fisted formula.

“Breeding Ruin” spews five tracks of secular blackened death metal, incorporating a wide range of styles and themes. Comprised of stalwarts of the Toronto metal scene who have spent time in acts such as Overthrow, H5N1, Catharsis, and Priest, the band is forging the way through darker paths to a future most bleak. Expect no compromise!

1. Some Above
2. What can be broken
3. Breeding Ruin
4. Futility
5. Dethroned Emperor (Celtic Frost Cover)

Breeding Ruin by Dawn of Tyrants

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Cursed Moon Signs Record Deal With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers is proud to announce the signing of Cursed Moon. The label issued this statement:

“A one-man entity hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, Cursed Moon is one of the most exciting newcomers the label has come across. Branding itself ‘deathwave,’ Cursed Moon uniquely combines classic goth-rock from the ’80s with early black metal sounds, weaving a witchy atmosphere whilst being grounded firmly in the grit of evil heavy metal. It’s a sound that’s immediately memorable and positively addicting – and not to mention one that will appeal to a wide variety of metalheads, punks, and other assorted freaks.”

“Well, Cursed Moon started last year (2015), when I began the writing process of it during late September,” explains mainman Sal “Hellraiser” Yanez. “I was pretty much just jamming on my guitar while I was listening to The Sisters of Mercy and I thought to myself, ‘This would actually be fun to play.’ So, just for fun, I wrote one song and I was really impressed on how it came out, so then I wrote second song and I also liked it. The style of music I was writing was different; it was something I haven’t heard of any band doing.”

Yanez goes on to say, “It was some sort of post-punk with an evil twist to it. It had band influences like Fields of the Nephilim, The Sisters of Mercy, and Christian Death mixed with Bathory, Celtic Frost, Amebix, King Diamond, etc. After that moment, I then decided to make it into a real music project and pursue it. That’s when the name Cursed Moon was born along with the unique style of subgenre in what I call ‘deathwave.’ After I had enough songs written, I wanted to go to a legit studio and record them and do them right so I can put out an album. I wrote and recorded all the instruments myself, since this was just a one-man music project. Now, thanks to Hells Headbangers for signing and doing an official album release and for also believing in the Cursed Moon vision, I am currently putting together a live lineup for shows/tours that’s almost complete. That is just the beginning in what’s to come…”

The first fruit of this union will be Cursed Moon’s self-titled debut album, which will be released by Hells Headbangers during the first quarter of 2017 on CD and vinyl formats. In the meantime, a four-song sampling of Cursed Moon’s unique deathwave can be heard below.

Cursed Moon (Album Promo) by Cursed Moon

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Vaultwraith Releases “Wrath Of The Wraith” Demo

Vaultwraith has finally unleashed a three song song demo, titled “Wrath of the Wraith,” which can be heard below or downloaded at Bandcamp here.

Razorback Recordings comments: “After years on hiatus, the band has returned with a vengeance! Imagine a mix of King Diamond, Celtic Frost, Nocturnus, and Nunslaughter. Dark, heavy, atmospheric Devilcraft Metal! A physical release on tape is coming soon!”

Wrath of the Wraith by VAULTWRAITH

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