One year ago tonight rates as a very special date in Bazillion Points history. Barely ten miles from the subterranean bunker on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, where Hellhammer pounded out its anarchic darkness beginning in 1981, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon leader Tom Gabriel Warrior sat with our publisher Ian Christe for a wide-ranging, candid, and lengthy discussion. Topics covered in the hour-plus tour of the mind of one of heavy metal’s most significant architects include the purpose of heavy music, the necessity of accurate preservation of music history, Warrior’s relationship with the late Swiss artist H.R. Giger, Warrior’s own visual art, animal rights, and much more. Thanks to hosts Red Bull Music Academy, the complete footage is now widely available. See above.
Warrior: “You ask a lot of very difficult questions.”
Christe: “I came a long way to ask these questions!”
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