21st November 2023 0 By John Deaux

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, 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.


“A sustained blizzard of riff-driven ugliness, unholy uproar, and otherworldly menace, “Resurrection Of The Flesh” is a monstrous, exhilarating gift from Tom G. Warrior to the astute hordes that hang on his every embittered word and deed. It’s loud, proud, punk as fuck, and, even after 40 years, still considerably more dangerous than 99% of everything else that’s going on in metal today. This magnificent abomination endures. – Blabbermouth 8.5/10


 Triumph Of Death

Tom Gabriel Warrior – voice/guitar

André Mathieu – guitar/vocals

Jamie Lee Cussigh – bass

Tim Iso Wey – drums


Resurrection Of The Flesh is available as :

  • Deluxe CD mediabook
  • Double gatefold LP w/booklet and posters on black vinyl and B&W swirl (HMV exclusive)
  • Super deluxe double LP bookpack with bonus 7” (red vinyl) single plus posters



  1. The Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation)
  2. Massacra
  3. Maniac
  4. Blood Insanity
  5. Decapitator
  6. Crucifixion
  7. Reaper
  8. Horus/Aggressor
  9. Revelations Of Doom
  10. Messiah
  11. Visions Of Mortality
  12. Triumph Of Death

Bonus 7” (Super deluxe edition only)

  1. Decapitator (Live In Houston)

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