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 Morbid Tales — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Morbid Tales (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp) Noise (3) N 0017 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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N 0031 To Mega Therion — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost To Mega Therion (Album, Comp) Noise (3) N 0031 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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130094 Into The Pandemonium — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Into The Pandemonium (Album) Noise International 130094 France 1987 Sell This Version
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N 0125-3 Cold Lake — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Cold Lake (Album) Noise International N 0125-3 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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647940704 Vanity / Nemesis — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Vanity / Nemesis (Album) EMI Noise, EMI Electrola 647940704 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
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none Prototype — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Prototype(CDr, Num) Not On Label (Celtic Frost Self-released) none Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
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77500-1 Monotheist — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Monotheist (Album) Century Media 77500-1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MBR 1048, 72066-1 Emperor's Return — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Emperor's Return (EP, MiniAlbum, Single) Noise (3) MBR 1048, 72066-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
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MX 8107 Tragic Serenades — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Tragic Serenades (EP) Combat, Noise (3) MX 8107 US 1986 Sell This Version
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N 0078 The Collector's Celtic Frost — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost The Collector's Celtic Frost(12", S/Sided, EP, Ltd) Noise International N 0078 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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NOISE 94T I Won't Dance — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost I Won't Dance (EP) Noise International NOISE 94T Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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none Tankard / Celtic Frost — Celtic Frost Tankard / Celtic Frost Tankard / Celtic Frost - Tankard / Celtic Frost Noise International none UK 1988 Sell This Version
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N 0125 P Cherry Orchards — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Cherry Orchards (Single) Noise International N 0125 P Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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550-20 3764 2, CDP 550-20 3764 2, 203 764 2 Wine In My Hand (Third From The Sun) — Celtic Frost 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
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ROHA MC1 Chris Tetley Presents The Celtic Frost Story — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Chris Tetley Presents The Celtic Frost Story (EP) Rock Hard Records (2) ROHA MC1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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Night 242-SH Temple Of Depression — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Temple Of Depression (Single) Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records Night 242-SH Italy 2017 Sell This Version
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Compilations

NCD 003 Morbid Tales / Emperor's Return — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Morbid Tales / Emperor's Return (Comp) Noise (3) NCD 003 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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NOISE N 191-2 Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying (Comp, Album) Noise International, Noise (3) NOISE N 191-2 1992 Sell This Version
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CD 47 17980 Are You Morbid? — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Are You Morbid?(CD, Comp) Delta Deluxe CD 47 17980 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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NOISE2CD014 Innocence And Wrath — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Innocence And Wrath (Comp) Noise (3), BMG NOISE2CD014 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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DSR 106 The Sign Of The Usurper — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost The Sign Of The Usurper(Box, Comp, Ltd + Cass, Album, RE + Cass, Red + Cas) Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR 106 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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DSR106 Celtic Frost "Morbid Tales" Rehearsal Session(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR106 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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DSR106 Celtic Frost "Into The Pandemonium" Recording Session Bonus Tracks(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Darkness Shall Rise Productions DSR106 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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NOISEBOX107 Danse Macabre — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Danse Macabre (Album) Noise (3), BMG Rights Management NOISEBOX107 Europe 2022 Sell This Version
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Videos

35.655, none Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 3.3.89 — Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 3.3.89 Fotodisk Video 35.655, none Spain 1990 Sell This Version

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speedthing

speedthing

October 29, 2022
Saw them at Bristol's bier keller awesome to see live
goatblood666

goatblood666

March 19, 2021
I saw them live on the "Into The Pandemonium" tour with Anthrax (Among the Living-Phase II) and Exodus (Pleasures of the Flesh) tour in 1988!!! You'll never ever see anything like that again!!!
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