For one show, $140,000 is a hell of a lot of money. Considering we're talking about Celtic Frost here the number makes a little more sense, though we're still talking about an hour-long set at Wacken Open Air 2014. Frontman and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer (Warrior) told The Quietus all about the sum of money and why he didn't think it was a good idea to take it.
"Two-and-a-half weeks ago I was actually offered €100,000 (£83,510) for a one hour show at Wacken as Celtic Frost – Martin [Eric Ain, original bassist] and me being the main two; they said it wouldn't matter who was playing drums or second guitar, as long as Martin and me would put Celtic Frost on stage at Wacken.
"And my response to them? The same as the one I gave you: It's a joke. So the answer's no.
"I invested an immeasurable amount of time, creativity and personal money into resurrecting Celtic Frost, and in the end it ended really badly. I don't regret that I did it, but I'm not keen to set myself up for yet another huge disappointment and have it all end again in such a huge crash… I'm not keen to shoot myself in the face again. I would've loved to continue it, but it was impossible."
That's such a respectable reason not to do the show. I guess is Warrior feels like he's not going to add anything to Celtic Frost's legacy by doing the show and not benefit personally from the show, then what real reason would there be to do it? It'd just be disappointing to himself and the fans. So sorry guys, no Celtic Frost reunions in sight thus far!