Thomas Gabriel Fischer Leaves Celtic Frost

In a statement made via on April 9, Celtic Frost frontman and guitarist Thomas Gabriel Fischer has announced his departure from the pioneering Swiss death metal group.

Fischer cited the "irresolvable, severe erosion of the personal basis so urgently required to collaborate within a band so unique, volatile, and ambitious" as the reason for his sudden departure.

To see an exclusive video interview series with Fischer and bassist Martin Eric Ain in which they discuss the making of the classic Frost album Morbid Tales, click here.