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Celtic Frost is an innovative heavy metal group from Zurich, Switzerland, best known for their influence on the thrash metal, black metal and death metal genres.
The band's frontman, guitarist and singer Tom Gabriel Fischer, changed his name to Tom Gabriel Warrior early in his career. With Steve Warrior on bass, he formed one of the earliest extreme metal bands, Hellhammer, in 1982. Steve Warrior was later replaced by Martin Eric Ain. The band attracted a small international fan base, got signed to Noise Records in Germany and recorded their debut EP Apocalyptic Raids in March of 1984.
By May of 1984, Hellhammer had disbanded; Fischer and Ain, along with session drummer Stephen Priestly, reappeared with a new lyrical and musical concept under the moniker of Celtic Frost. Their 1984 debut LP, Morbid Tales was a hit in the metal scene, and the band set out on its first tour, through Germany and Austria. Their second album was To Mega Therion, with cover artwork by H.R. Giger and recorded with New York drummer Reed St. Mark. To Mega Therion was far more successful than their first release. However, their most influent...
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