Zürich, Switzerland’s Celtic Frost were the supreme stylists of the nascent thrash and death metal genres when the band emerged in the mid-1980s. Celtic Frost’s ultra-heavy, extreme version of metal, as well as the band’s image — one of the first to include corpsepaint — anticipated the direction the genre would take over the next twenty-five years. The cult surrounding the band, particularly its first two albums, has continued to grow exponentially since its formation, and includes a number of musicians. Kurt Cobain, for instance, told reporters he had listened obsessively to a tape of Celtic Frost before recording Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach.
Singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer had founded the... Read More
Rock, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal