November just got an awful lot more morbid: legendary Triptykon singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior's Triumph Of Death have announced a live album, Resurrection Of The Flesh, due on November 10.
Recorded live this year at Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston USA, Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Munich, Germany and SWR Barroselas Metal Fest in Portugal, the album is made up of performances of tracks by Tom's hugely influential pre-Celtic Frost band Hellhammer, which he started with late bassist and long-time collaborator Martin Eric Ain in 1982, and who split in 1984 without ever having played a concert.
"This album is, most importantly, testament to the unique connection that exists between the audience and this band," says Tom of the record. "Hellhammer's music was an underground token in 1982 to 1984, often ridiculed and shunned, and we owe the fact that we are now able to perform it all across the globe entirely to grace, openness, and enthusiasm of those who make exactly these concerts possible. They give us as much as we given them, and my gratitude to them knows no limits."
Playing as Triumph Of Death, Tom wanted to honour his past music, and enable the songs to be taken onstage, without naming it as a reunion.
"Hellhammer will never return and will never be reformed. It is absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique period in time," said Tom in 2019. "But Hellhammer's music exists, and it is an extremely important part of my life's path. And I would like to play it onstage before my demise."