Triptykon Frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s Arm Broken In ‘Unprovoked, Drug-Fuelled’ Attack

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Argonauta Records Inks Deal WIth Ancient VVisdom

U.S. occult rockers Ancient VVisdom inked a deal with Argonauta Records to release the highly anticipated new album “33.” The album follows the previous paths “A Godlike Inferno” (2011), “Deathlike” (2013) and “Sacrificial” (2014). “33” will be released worldwide on CD via Argonauta on October 13th. Check out the first single “Light of Lucifer” in the player at the bottom.

From the band, Nathan Opposition says: “Forging ahead, I have kept the all seeing eye on the fallen angel to keep my faith in his works. This album is a work made of worship songs to our Lord and Master Satan. The collective efforts of our unholy Trinity Lucifer, Satan and The Devil. In light of darker times, I find it necessary to express myself in a way that teaches on a higher level.”

On the record deal: “I’m very excited to release Ancient VVisdom’s 4th album “33” with 3 different amazing record labels! Argonauta Records in Italy for CD version, Magic Bullet Records out of Oceanside California doing our digital release, and DHU Records from the Netherlands is going to be doing some sick vinyl colors. It’s a collective. All excellent people, working hard to release underground and independent music. I’m a fan of many different artists and musicians, it’s quite rewarding to see everyone in an underground culture take the initiative and make things fucking happen for all of us, as fans of music and for the ones making music as well.”

About the new album: “33 is a master number. It is also the age Christ was crucified. 33 is the age of the peak of existence. It is the age I am. 33 is the answer. I’ve been fortunate enough to do the devils work and continue to spread the message to the masses. This album is very important to us. It has symbolic meaning and melody that serves the words purposefully. My brother Michael and I are grateful and are pleased to give you ’33.’ This is our favorite offering to date and we hope you all enjoy it.”

The track listing for “33” is:

1. Ascending eternally
2. Light of Lucifer
3. In The Name Of Satan
4. True Will
5. The Infernal One
6. Summoning Eternal Light
7. Rise Fallen Angel
8. 33
9. The Great Beast
10. Lux
11. Dispelling Darkness

Check out “Light of Lucifer” here:

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Highrider Announces “Roll For Initiative” Album Release

Highrider will release new album “Roll For Initiative” on the 15th of September via The Sign Records. The new album can be described as the boiling point of Scandinavian thrash, 70s doom, punk, and hardcore.

The band recorded this new album with Ulf Blomberg in HoboRec Studios. As a first sneak peak, check out a live session video recorded in HoboRec Studios for “A Burial Scene.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Nihilist Lament
2. A Burial Scene
3. Batteries
4. The Greater Monkey
5. Vagina Al Dente
6. Emotional Werewolf
7. Roll Dee Twenty
8. The Rope And The Blade

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Highrider Announces “Roll For Initiative” Album Release

Highrider will release new album “Roll For Initiative” on the 15th of September via The Sign Records. The new album can be described as the boiling point of Scandinavian thrash, 70s doom, punk, and hardcore.

The band recorded this new album with Ulf Blomberg in HoboRec Studios. As a first sneak peak, check out a live session video recorded in HoboRec Studios for “A Burial Scene.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Nihilist Lament
2. A Burial Scene
3. Batteries
4. The Greater Monkey
5. Vagina Al Dente
6. Emotional Werewolf
7. Roll Dee Twenty
8. The Rope And The Blade

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Behemoth’s Nergal Wants Your Help To Screw The Cancer

Nergal from Polish black/death metal Behemoth has posted a video online in which he supports the initiative Screw The Cancer.

To learn more about how you can screw the cancer before it screws you, head over to this location.

Behemoth will also be heading out on a North American tour alongside Myrkur this coming April and May, with full dates and details available at this location.

If you missed it, you should also really check out our latest Pit Story where an overly excited fan tried to “salute” Behemoth at at the Bloodstock festival in a very odd way.

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Battle Beast Parts With Guitarist Anton Kabanen

After a recent European tour and before upcoming shows in Finland this March, Battle Beast is about to undergo a crew change.

Due to insurmountable disagreements and on the initiative of other members, one the founding members, author of all the songs, and lead guitarist Anton Kabanen is forced to leave the band.

A substitute guitarist has been engaged for the upcoming shows. Anton Kabanen is going to continue making music and working on new projects. Battle Beast is already preparing new material for an upcoming fourth album.

On January 9th, Battle Beast released third full-length studio encounter “Unholy Savior” and entered the Finnish charts at number one.

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