MetalKult.com has posted a new video interview with CELTIC FROST's Thomas Gabriel Fischer and Martin Ain in which the Swiss death metal legends talk about the band's early days as HELLHAMMER and the events that lead to the creation of FROST's 1984 classic album "Morbid Tales".
"HELLHAMMER proved to be a huge stumbling block for us when we started thinking about CELTIC FROST, and it made us turn against our own work for a while because we felt it hindered our plans," says Fischer in the interview.
"Right from the get-go we had the vision for what CELTIC FROST would become," says bassist Martin Ain. "Even while we were still doing HELLHAMMER, we knew what the first three CELTIC FROST albums would be, what the titles would be, what the artwork would be. We already had the rights for the 'To Mega Therion' artwork from H.R. Giger while we were in HELLHAMMER, but we deliberately didn't use it because we knew that the HELLHAMMER music wasn't ready for his masterful artwork."
The video was filmed in New York City on May 7, 2007, while CELTIC FROST was touring the U.S. in support of TYPE O NEGATIVE. It is the first in a multi-part series; MetalKult.com will post further installments from the CELTIC FROST interview in the coming weeks.
To see the video, visit www.metalkult.com.
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