by Tom Gabriel Fischer, Sanctuary Publishing Limited, London, England, 2000, 344 pages, 200+ rare or previously unpublished photos, ISBN 1-86074-310-2.
Innovative. Avant-garde. Brave. Brutal. Bizarre. Electrifying. Unique. Just a few of the plaudits earned by Celtic Frost during a career which spanned eight years and produced some of the most powerful and challenging music of the late 20th century.
Cited as a major influence by the likes of Nirvana, Metallica and Marilyn Manson, Celtic Frost created awesomely heavy sounds with an art-rock sensibility inspired by the likes of Roxy Music and Dead Can Dance. But despite establishing themselves alongside bands like Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth among the underground thrash metal elite, they took metal experimentation to new heights and were credited by Kerrang! magazine with producing "the most avant-garde album that will ever be released".
Written by founder member and band leader Tom Gabriel Fischer, "Are You Morbid?" is a candid account of life in the "rock circus". From record company fights to band splits, backstage decadence to studio disasters, every glorious, hilarious and embarrassing story is told, taking readers into the pandemonium that was Celtic Frost.
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