Black Metal Legends CELTIC FROST to Re-Release Classics

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From the release: CELTIC FROST will re-issue of their four seminal Noise Records albums on June 30th 2017, via BMG.

Heroes of the extreme metal scene, there has always been so much more to Celtic Frost’s music. From Morbid Tales, through To Mega Therion, onwards to Into The Pandemonium and finally Vanity/Nemesis, this is a band who refused to conform or follow any specific musical direction.

They experimented, took risks and in the process have left behind a remarkable catalogue which is timeless and extraordinary.

“…Celtic Frost achieved an artistic level few others would even have dared to dream of aspiring towards. They climbed high because they were never afraid to fall. Which is why the band are now rightly regarded as icons, and iconoclasts.” – Xavier Russell – 2016

Debut album Morbid Tales was originally released in 1984, and quickly became known as the work of agitated and agitating talents.

This record was a huge influence on the burgeoning death and thrash scenes at the time: a master-class of riff tirades and unholy sentiments.

This reissue includes previously unheard and restored rehearsals from 1984. Both the 180g 2LP and CD versions include extensive booklets plus a poster.

Celtic Frost’s second album To Mega Therion” was released in 1985 and showcased an ominous pall of doom and gloom, enmeshed in a sound both primitive yet also Wagnerian in its vast scope.

This reissue includes the “Emperor’s Return” EP as well as a remix of “Visual Aggression.” Both the 180g LP and CD versions include extensive booklets.

The band’s third album Into Pandemonium was originally released in 1987. The record represented a turning point for a whole genre, being extremely ahead of its time.

Not only did it have maniacal rhythms, but introduced electronica into extreme metal.

On every level, it was a remarkable record, full of visionary ideas and ideals. This reissue includes alternate versions of tracks from the album and a cover of a Dean Martin song. Both the 180g LP and CD versions include extensive booklets.

Celtic Frost’s fifth studio album Vanity + Nemesis was released in 1990. It featured a twisted cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ and it saw the band going in a much more thrash oriented direction.

The restless energy percolates throughout, as Celtic Frost continued to leave fans aghast at their soundscapes and adventurous perceptions. The reissue includes tracks from the ‘Wine In My Hand 12” EP’, and Both the 180g LP and CD versions include extensive booklets.

Pre-orders for each title are available here:

Morbid Tales 
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To Mega Therion 
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Into The Pandemonium
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Vanity/Nemesis
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