Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost. 152-page illustrated tribute to Celtic Frost, filled with illustrations, comics and humor by Justin Bartlett, Jason McGregor, Bruno Guerreiro, Lars Krantz, Chuck BB, Shawn Knight, J. Bennett, Eamon Espey, Ed Luce, Jeremy Baum, Johnny Ryan, Josh Bayer, Jacob Hamrick, J.T. Dockery, Kelly Larson, Kim Holm, Michael Hacker, Mike Erdody, Slasher Dave, Tim Shagrat, Mark Rudolph, Sam Wolf, Tim Sievert, Mark Thompson, Scott Murphy, David Liljemark, Kevin Cross, Rob Mills, and many more.
There are forewords from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and Ivar Bjornson (Enslaved), with other pieces from Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Flo Swartz (Pyogenesis), Ben Ash (Carcass), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth), Jeff Wagner (author of Mean Deviation), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Greg Macintosh (Paradise Lost), Trevor Peres (Obituary), Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Orvar Safstrom (Nirvana 2002), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Chris Reifert (Autopsy), and John Paradiso (Evoken).
It’s a great mixture of musicians and artists.
Celtic Frost were a Swiss heavy metal band from Zürich. They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal. Formed in 1982 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and was active until 1993.
It re-formed in 2001 and disbanded following frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer’s departure in 2008. The band was inspired by metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Venom as well as gothic rock groups like Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Christian Death and by the hardcore punk of Discharge.
Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost
Their music included elements of various extreme metal styles. Their earlier music was sometimes classified as thrashmetal, black metal and death metal and their later work as doom metal and gothic metal. The level of experimentation on albums such as Into the Pandemonium led certain journalists to describe the band’s direction as avant-garde metal.
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