Cult icons CELTIC FROST recently completed a massive 47-date North American tour in support of Monotheist, their highly acclaimed new album. This was the group’s first Stateside trek in over 17 years, and due to its overwhelming success, they are already in talks for a return trip next year.
Thomas Fischer (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following post tour report: “On the occasion of the conclusion of the 2006 North American leg of our Monotheist tour, we would like to pause for a moment to thank the many who made this massive undertaking possible. We wish to pay tribute to the extraordinary audiences we played for during our 47 concerts in the United States and Canada. Never before in the band\\'s history have we been made to feel so welcome and respected. We particularly wish to thank the many who attended multiple tour dates, from two to what we believe is the current record, 10 concerts.
“We are further deeply indebted to our crew, each member of which has gone far beyond the call of duty to ensure each day that CELTIC FROST were able to exercise onstage the required musical darkness. Gratitude and respect is also due to our special guests and friends 1349, Sahg, Sunn O))) and Goatwhore. In conclusion, we feel deeply honored to have been able to welcome to our shows many of our peers and friends, among them former Celtic Frost drummer Reed St. Mark. The Frost bows to all of you.
“This was our first tour of North America in over 17 years. As currently intended, we will return to the United States and Canada after the group concludes the currently scheduled tours of Japan and Europe in the first half of 2007. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.”