In a new interview with Heavy Culture, Tom Gabriel Fischer says that he is open to the idea of resurrecting CELTIC FROST for “one of two shows” in memory of bassist Martin Eric Ain who died in October 2017 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 50.
“I have talked to the original drummer of CELTIC FROST, Reed St. Mark, who lives in America. He’s still one of my best friends. And we’ve talked about maybe doing one or two CELTIC FROST tribute shows in memory [of] Martin Ain,” Fischer said.
“We haven’t really finalized these plans, but maybe we’ll do that one day, that we’ll play with just ex-CELTIC FROST members who were in CELTIC FROST at the time and maybe play a full CELTIC FROST set that incudes all the eras of CELTIC FROST and maybe play one or two festivals and also record it as a memorial to Martin Eric Ain.”
“We all think you cannot reform CELTIC FROST ever without Martin but we could maybe do one or two memorial shows for him,” he added.
CELTIC FROST reformed in 2001 and released its comeback album Monotheist via Century Media/Prowling Death in 2006. The band broke up in 2008, with Fischer going on to form TRIPTYKON.