Celtic Frost

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Intro

Hailing from Zürich in Switzerland, they are a Heavy Metal act who are known for their huge influence on Extreme Metal genres.

The were initially active from 1984 to 1993, and reunited during 2001, after Tom Gabriel Fischer quit in 2008, the band disbanded.

Info

Celtic Frost were inspired by such groups as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Venom, but they also took inspiration from Gothic acts like Bauhaus, and Siouxsie & the Banshees, as well as Hardcore acts like Discharge.

The genre they should be slotted into has caused a lot of debate, some of their earlier days has been classified as Thrash Metal, Black Metal and even Death Metal and some of the later times work as Doom Metal or Gothic.
It's probably their level of experimentation on each album that causes such uncertainty as to their specific genre, but who wants a band that's too predictable, and it's always nice to keep certain journalists guessing. Some of these journalists have ended up labeling them as "Avant-Garde Metal".

Discography

Studio Albums List

  • Morbid Tales (1984, re-released in 1999) (vinyl re-release in 2008)
  • To Mega Therion (1985, re-released in 1999)
  • Into the Pandemonium (1987, re-released in 1999)
  • Cold Lake (1988)
  • Vanity/Nemesis (1990, re-released in 1999)
  • Monotheist (2006)

EPs List

  • Emperor's Return (1985, re-released as part of Morbid Tales in 1999)
  • Tragic Serenades (1986, re-released as part of To Mega Therion in 1999)

Members Name Check

  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer – lead vocals, guitar, programming (1984–1993, 2001–2008)
  • Martin Eric Ain – bass guitar, vocals (1984–85, 1985–1988, 1990–1993, 2001–2008)
  • Franco Sesa – drums, percussion (2002–2008)
  • Isaac Darso – drums (1984)
  • Reed St. Mark – drums, percussion (1985–1988, 1992–1993)
  • Curt Victor Bryant – bass guitar, backing vocals (1988–1990)
  • Oliver Amberg – guitar, backing vocals (1988–1989)

Live Members

  • Anders Odden – guitar (2006–2007)
  • V Santura – guitar (2007–2008)
  • Erol Unala – rhythm guitar (2001–2006)

Session Musicians

  • Dominic Steiner - bass (1985)
  • Ron Marks - guitar (1986-1990)
  • Stephen Priestly – drums, percussion (1984–1985, 1988–1992)