Celtic Frost's Monotheist
Now, the time has come to unveil the visual aspects of this highly anticipated gloomy masterpiece by granting you a glimpse at the extraordinary cover artwork of the album. “Monotheist” will be available in three different formats with three variations of the artwork: standard jewel case, limited edition digipak (including a slipcase with the regular jewel case cover artwork but an alternate interior cover and fold-out digipak sleeves as well as a poster) and for all you vinyl-lovers as a gatefold double LP. Both special editions will include an exclusive bonus track: "Incantation Against You" for the double LP and "Temple Of Depression" for the digipak.
This album's conceptual ideas not only extend to music and lyrics, but also to the exceptional visual design as created by Michel Casarramona and bassist Martin Eric Ain. Ain comments on the artwork as follows:
"Monotheist is as personal as it gets. So is the artwork to this album. Michel had approached me at the very beginning of the creative process that would turn out to be Celtic Frost's new manifesto, with the idea of developing the art to the music. Both music and visuals served to shape each other just like we, the creators, where struggling with our own personal demons as a group and as individuals. What we have evoked or exorcised within these past years is now bound in form of this “record” for you to behold."
The album release will be followed by live appearances throughout the summer, along with extensive subsequent touring activity. The dates so far confirmed for CELTIC FROST are:
May 31, 2006, Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
June 1, 2006, Zaandam, Holland @ Kade
June 3, 2006, Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Rock Hard Festival
June 10, 2006, Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 25, 2006, Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 30 – July 2, 2006, Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Festival
July 2, 2006, Roitzschjora, Germany @ With Full Force
August 4, 206, Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air 2006
August 26, 2006, Bergen, Norway @ Hole In The Sky Festival
More dates soon including a UK show
After this run of high class festivals CELTIC FROST will return to North America to play a massive North American tour that will kick off September 12th 2006 and last for almost two months. For the exact dates click on the following homepages: