Celtic Frost

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Formed : 1984 // Birchwil, Zurich, Switzerland
Disbanded : 1992 // Zurich, Switzerland
Resurrected : 2006 // Zurich, Switzerland
Disbanded : 2008 // Zurich, Switzerland

Born out of the ashes of Hellhammer (2) in 1984, Celtic Frost was started by Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas G. Fischer, Vocals/Guitar) and Martin Eric Ain (Bass). Never ones to keep treading the same ground for long, the band progressed from proto-black metal ("Morbid Tales") to incorporating more classical influences ("To Mega Therion") and then displaying a more avante-garde streak ("Into The Pandemonium"). In 1988, Warrior fronted an new line up (drummer Stephen Priestly, who played on "Morbid Tales" was the only member besides Warrior to have any previous connect to the band) for "Cold Lake". Criticized as "glam metal" by many of the group's fans, the band's creditibilty took a huge hit. Blame was later assigned to guitarist Oliver Amberg, who composed much of the album in place of an allegedly uninterested Tom G. Warrior. Martin Eric Ain returned for 1990's "Vanity/Nemesis", but the group folded shortly after.

In the early 2000's, Warrior (now calling himself Thomas G. Fischer) and Ain regrouped with guitarist Erol Unala and drummer Franco Sesa. Fischer and Ain also revived the Prowling Death Records imprint, which had previously been used to issue the Hellhammer demos. Prowling Death would issue the group's new recordings by licensing them through Century Media, starting with 2006's "Monotheist" (although the Prowling Death imprint is not featured on the release). Erol Unala left the group shortly after the release of "Monotheist".

Although there were plans to follow up "Monotheist", Thomas G. Fischer announced his departure from Celtic Frost in April 2008, citing "the irresolvable, severe erosion of the personal basis so urgently required to collaborate within a band so unique, volatile, and ambitious", although he later stated that his friendship with Ain was still intact.

On September 9, 2008, Martin Eric Ain and Tom G. Fischer announced the definite end of Celtic Frost via the band's official homepage.

Final Lineup (2008)

* Tom Gabriel Fischer – vocals, guitars, programming (1984–2008)
* Martin Eric Ain – bass guitar, vocals (1984–2008)
* Franco Sesa – drums, percussion (2001–2008)
* V Santura – guitar (live, 2007–2008)

Previous members

* Ron Marks – guitar (1987)
* Oliver Amberg – guitar (1988–1989)
* Stephen Priestly – drums, percussion (1984, 1988–1992)
* Reed St. Mark – drums, percussion (1985–1988, 1992–1993)
* Curt Victor Bryant – guitar (1989–1993)
* Erol Unala – guitar (live, 2001–2006)
* Anders Odden – guitar (live, 2006–2007)
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Albums

N 0017 Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales album art Celtic Frost Morbid Tales (MiniAlbum, Album) Noise (3) N 0017 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
MBR 1048, 72066-1 Celtic Frost - Emperor's Return album art Celtic Frost Emperor's Return (MiniAlbum, Single) Noise (3) MBR 1048, 72066-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
N 0031 Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion album art Celtic Frost To Mega Therion (Album) Noise (3) N 0031 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
130094 Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium album art Celtic Frost Into The Pandemonium (Album) Noise International 130094 France 1987 Sell This Version
N 0125-3 Celtic Frost - Cold Lake album art Celtic Frost Cold Lake (Album) Noise International N 0125-3 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
647940704 Celtic Frost - Vanity / Nemesis album art Celtic Frost Vanity / Nemesis (Album) EMI Noise, EMI Electrola 647940704 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
77500-1 Celtic Frost - Monotheist album art Celtic Frost Monotheist (Album) Century Media 77500-1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MX 8107 Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades album art Celtic Frost Tragic Serenades (EP) Combat, Noise (3) MX 8107 US 1986 Sell This Version
N 0078 Celtic Frost - The Collector's Celtic Frost album art Celtic Frost The Collector's Celtic Frost(12", S/Sided, EP, Ltd) Noise International N 0078 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
NOISE 94T Celtic Frost - I Won't Dance album art Celtic Frost I Won't Dance (EP) Noise International NOISE 94T Europe 1987 Sell This Version
N 0125 P Celtic Frost - Cherry Orchards album art Celtic Frost Cherry Orchards (Single) Noise International N 0125 P Germany 1988 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Untitled album art Tankard / Celtic Frost Tankard / Celtic Frost - Untitled(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Noise International none UK 1988 Sell This Version
550-20 3764 2, CDP 550-20 3764 2, 203 764 2 Celtic Frost - Wine In My Hand (Third From The Sun) album art Celtic Frost Wine In My Hand (Third From The Sun) (Maxi, EP) EMI Noise 550-20 3764 2, CDP 550-20 3764 2, 203 764 2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ROHA MC1 Celtic Frost - Chris Tetley Presents The Celtic Frost Story album art Celtic Frost Chris Tetley Presents The Celtic Frost Story (EP) Rock Hard Records (2) ROHA MC1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Night 242-SH Celtic Frost - Temple Of Depression album art Celtic Frost Temple Of Depression (Single) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records Night 242-SH Italy 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

NCD 003 Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales / Emperor's Return album art Celtic Frost Morbid Tales / Emperor's Return (Comp) Noise (3) NCD 003 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
NOISE N 191-2 Celtic Frost - Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying album art Celtic Frost Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying (Comp, Album) Noise International NOISE N 191-2 1992 Sell This Version
CD 47 17980 Celtic Frost - Are You Morbid? album art Celtic Frost Are You Morbid?(CD, Comp) Delta Deluxe CD 47 17980 UK 2003 Sell This Version
NOISE2CD014 Celtic Frost - Innocence And Wrath album art Celtic Frost Innocence And Wrath (Comp) Noise (3), BMG NOISE2CD014 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Videos

NFV 101 Celtic Frost - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 3.3.89 album art Celtic Frost Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 3.3.89 Fotodisk Video NFV 101 UK 1990 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh album art Celtic Frost A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh(DVDr, Promo) Century Media none 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Celtic Frost - Monotheist Sampler album art Celtic Frost Monotheist Sampler Century Media none US 2006 Sell This Version