Unique art exhibition at this years festival

antecedent-death-iii-2023-flyer-instagram.jpgAntecedent Death
Aesthetics Of Mortality - A Death Mask Project By Tom Gabriel Warrior

The fury captured in the music by Swiss groups Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon
ranks among the most pivotal influences on the extreme, black, gothic, doom and avant- garde metal genres. The common thread linking these bands is founding member and main songwriter, Tom Gabriel Warrior (née Tom Gabriel Fischer, voice/guitars). Concurrently primitive yet curiously intricate, Warrior's compositions evoke stark and
compelling vistas reminiscent of writings of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Aleister Crowley, and Charles Baudelaire. Lyrically, Warrior delves into all areas associated with civilizations crumbling into decay, drawing corrosive, sinister parallels between perpetual annual seasons and the recurring collapse of human empires.
Warrior's affinities have long been known to reach far beyond music alone, as manifested, for example, by landmark album covers adorned with work by the likes of HR Giger, Hieronymus Bosch, Vincent Castiglia, or Isolde Ohlbaum. Moreover, Warrior's own art has adorned the covers of two high-profile Hellhammer releases, while both Celtic Frost and Triptykon are noted for ambitiously imaginative video clips such as A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh (Celtic Frost), Shatter, and Aurorae (Triptykon).

In 2000, Warrior saw his first book published, a much-lauded autobiography titled Are You Morbid? (Sanctuary Publishing, London). It was one of the very few firsthand accounts on the birth of extreme metal during the early 1980s. Warrior's second book, Only Death Is Real (Bazillion Points, New York), followed in 2010. He is currently involved in two further book projects. Since 2004, Warrior partially opened the secretive realm of his inner sanctum to the outside world on his highly acclaimed blog Delineation II.


In early 2007, coinciding with the commencement of his activities as an assistant to his friend and mentor, HR Giger, Warrior began work in earnest on his long-intended Antecedent Death death mask project. Based on ideas originally explored during his youth, Warrior casts and adorns each Antecedent Death life-size death mask individually by hand. The mold used in the process was made from the artist's face by Josh Turi (special makeup effects artist), Tom Denier, Jr. (special makeup effects artist), and Eli Livingston (sculptor), in New York in May 2007. A natural extension of Warriors past and present endeavors, Antecedent Death is expected to expand in various directions in the future. Antecedent Death III, to commence on 8 July 2023 in Knislinge, Sweden, is Warrior's third solo exhibition of his tridimensional personification. The exhibition is hosted as a collaboration between Sweden's Time To Rock festival and Milvus Artistic Research Center

Celtic Frost Box Competition Win the ultimate Celtic Frost collection, Danse Macabre and an exclusive art card signed by Tom G Warrior. This super deluxe box set includes all the albums and EPs from the classic period of the band and spans from their debut release, Morbid Tales (1984) to the avant-garde classic, Into The Pandemonium (1987). Containing deluxe colour editions of all the releases from this crucial period of the band across eight pieces of vinyl. The box set also includes 'A Morbid Tale', the definitive story of these classic records told through new interviews with Tom G Warrior and Reed St Mark. Other...
Published 29 May 2023 at 09:08
Stay at hotel during Time To Rock this summer? Maybe living in a tent, caravan or mobile home isn't your thing when you're at a festival. Then there are still hotel rooms left in Kristianstad (20km). There are buses going out to the festival throughout the day and at night we put in extra tours so everyone gets home to their comfortable hotel bed. Check out the link below to learn more. timetorock.se/home/hotell-mm
Published 7 April 2023 at 10:29
Smash Into Pieces and Diamond Head to replace Bourbon Boys och Angel Witch Unfortunately, we have to announce that two booked bands will not be coming to us this summer. Bourbon Boys who sadly couldn't get their summer schedule together and Angel Witch who writes as follows: "We are sorry to report that, as with our 2022 live run, Angel Witch have been forced to cancel our summer shows in 2023 due to continuing issues well beyond the band's control. We hate to disappoint our fans and let down the promoters who have put their faith in us yet again and no one is more frustrated and upset than the band themselves about this...
Published 15 March 2023 at 09:23
3-day tickets with pre-party included sold out Now the first 3000 3-day with the pre-party included is over and we have released regular 3-day/3-day VIP We have now also released a "Pre-party ticket" which costs SEK 250 + advance purchase fee. Since we will only have one area open and one stage running on this day, we will only have a total of 4000 people inside the pre-party, so only 1000 pre-party tickets will be released. At our pre-party we will have five bands playing: Local favorites SLAKKTEN, the band THE CRYPT who are doing their first ever festival gig and will be something of a horse. We...
Published 3 March 2023 at 08:53
Complete running order! Now we have the complete running order up (except for the s slots that will be for the bands in our band comeptition) Click here for the complete running order!
Published 20 January 2023 at 19:29
KK's PRIEST confirmed - only show in Sweden In 1969, the first edition of one of the world's biggest bands within the New Wave of British Heavy Metal - Judas Priest - was formed. One of the founders was guitarist KK Downing. KK was in the band until 2011 and over the years, he was one of the songwriters for most of the metal world's biggest songs as "Breaking the Law", "Living After Midnight" and "Painkiller". After KK left Judas Priest, he has not been very active as a musician. He has made a few guest appearances on records and some occasional live performances but not more than that....
Published 9 January 2023 at 08:58
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