It ain’t happening, but someone at the Wacken Open Air festival tried to get Celtic Frost to play a reunion set at this year’s event.
According to this report, Triptykon’s Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) claims he turned down $140,000 to play this year’s Wacken.
No big deal.
“Two and a-half weeks ago, I was actually offered €100,000 (approximately $140,000) for a one-hour show at Wacken as Celtic Frost — Martin [Eric Ain, original bassist] and me being the main two; they said it wouldn’t matter who was playing drums or second guitar, as long as Martin and me would put Celtic Frost on stage at Wacken.
“And my response to them? The same as the one I gave you: It’s a joke. So the answer’s no.
“I invested an immeasurable amount of time, creativity and personal money into resurrecting Celtic Frost, and in the end it ended really badly. I don’t regret that I did it, but I’m not keen to set myself up for yet another huge disappointment and have it all end again in such a huge crash… I’m not keen to shoot myself in the face again. I would’ve loved to continue it, but it was impossible.”
That would have been weak sauce. I’m glad he turned it down. Some things are better left in the grave.
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