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Following the critical acclaim of Tom G Warriors Triumph of Death covering the legendary ‘Hellhamer’ for the ‘Resurrection of the Flesh’ live album, the band have released an official video for ‘Messiah’.

Picture credit: Roland Moeck

Hellhammer’s “Messiah” marks the earliest collaboration between the band’s founder, Tom Gabriel Warrior, and his then new friend (and future Hellhammer bassist) Martin Eric Ain, in late 1983. 

While Warrior wrote the music, Ain and Warrior co-wrote the lyrics. The song reflects a generation’s perennial foreboding of an impending terminal nuclear escalation in West Europe during the Cold War. Which, remarkably, makes it as topical today as it was when it was first created.

Triumph Of Death’s performance of “Messiah” is taken from the group’s “Resurrection Of The Flesh” live album (see our review here), and the accompanying video clip was filmed during the group’s concert at Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Munich, Germany, in April of 2023.

Triumph Of Death’s debut live release Resurrection Of The Flesh has been receiving glowing reviews in the press and is being heralded as a masterpiece of extreme metal history already.

Order your copy here.

Triumph Of Death
Tom Gabriel Warrior – voice/guitar
André Mathieu – guitar/vocals
Jamie Lee Cussigh – bass
Tim Iso Wey – drums

Oran O’Beirne 2023