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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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Celtic Frost Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

PLAS 82-01 Celtic Frost - Räck Mig Din Hand album art Claes-Göran Nelson Vilan I Gud Claes-Göran Nelson - Räck Mig Din Hand(LP, Album) Plas PLAS 82-01 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion album art Celtic Frost Tears In A Prophet's Dream Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion (Album) Noise (3) Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Live album art Dorsal Atlântica Intro The Crypts Of Rays Dorsal Atlântica - Live(Cass, S/Sided, Dem) Not On Label (Dorsal Atlântica Self-released) none Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Wotan album art Wotan (4) Into The Crypts Of Rays Wotan (4) - Wotan(Cass) Not On Label (Wotan (4) Self-released) none Germany 1986 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Official Live Tape 1987 album art Thanatos (4) Dethroned Emperor Thanatos (4) - Official Live Tape 1987(Cass) Not On Label (Thanatos (4) Self-released) none Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium album art Celtic Frost Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium (Album) Combat, Noise (3) US 1987 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Cold Lake album art Celtic Frost Celtic Frost - Cold Lake (Album) Noise International Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Cause Of Death album art Obituary Circle Of The Tyrants Obituary - Cause Of Death (Album) R/C Records Poland 1990 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Vanity / Nemesis album art Celtic Frost Celtic Frost - Vanity / Nemesis (Album) EMI Noise, EMI Electrola US 1990 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - The Grand Leveller album art Benediction Return To The Eve Benediction - The Grand Leveller (Album) Nuclear Blast Germany 1991 Sell This Version
01-R.K. Celtic Frost - Convulsion In Your Arteries album art Spontaneous Combustion Dethroned Emperor's Spontaneous Combustion - Convulsion In Your Arteries(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label 01-R.K. Spain 1991 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - ¿Sociedad O Suciedad? album art Kranium (3) Dethroned Emperor Kranium (3) - ¿Sociedad O Suciedad? (Album) Not On Label Peru 1992 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying album art Celtic Frost Celtic Frost - Parched With Thirst Am I And Dying (Comp) Noise (3) US 1992 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - '92 Reh/Demo album art Equimanthorn (6) Circle Of The Tyrants Equimanthorn (6) - '92 Reh/Demo Not On Label Australia 1992 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Resignación A La Muerte album art Cruxifixion Procreation Of The Wicked Cruxifixion - Resignación A La Muerte(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Cruxifixion Self-released) none Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Need To Control album art Brutal Truth Dethroned Emperor Brutal Truth - Need To Control (Album) Earache UK 1994 Sell This Version
EBM 002 Celtic Frost - Logical Nonsense / Grimple album art Logical Nonsense / Grimple Dethroned Emperor Logical Nonsense / Grimple - Logical Nonsense / Grimple(LP, Album, Spl) East Bay Menace EBM 002 US 1994 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Servants Of Sorcery album art Fimbulwinter Morbid Tales Fimbulwinter - Servants Of Sorcery (Album) Hot Records (6) Norway 1994 Sell This Version
DEP01CD Celtic Frost - Sounds Of Ordinary Madness album art Various Dethroned Emperor Various - Sounds Of Ordinary Madness(CD, Comp) Deported Records DEP01CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Filth album art Foul Stench Dethroned Emperor Foul Stench - Filth(Cass, EP) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Celtic Frost - Split Live Tape album art Miasthenia / Lament (16) Morbid Tales Miasthenia / Lament (16) - Split Live Tape(Cass, Album) Not On Label none Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
DOMC019 Celtic Frost - 1988 to 1992 album art Martire Into The Crypt Of Rays Martire - 1988 to 1992(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Dominator Records (2) DOMC019 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
OPCD041 Celtic Frost - Encyclopedia Of Evil album art Bewitched The Circle Of The Tyrants Bewitched - Encyclopedia Of Evil(CD, EP, Promo) Osmose Productions OPCD041 France 1996 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Requiem Of Weeping Souls album art The Bloody Earth Dethroned Emperor The Bloody Earth - Requiem Of Weeping Souls (Album) Not On Label (The Bloody Earth Self-released) Yugoslavia 1996 Sell This Version
Celtic Frost - Into Cold Darkness album art Vital Remains Dethroned Emperor Vital Remains - Into Cold Darkness (Album) Peaceville, Music For Nations Japan 1996 Sell This Version