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Only Death Is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost 1981-1985

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In the early 1980s in the rural outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, author Tom Gabriel Fischer assembled the groundbreaking heavy metal band Hellhammer — a dark, dramatic force that flew in opposition to his surroundings in every way, even the flashy party-hearty hard rock music of the day. Slowly, Fischer pulled together an ever-larger legion of similar-minded outcasts and adventurers. In a few short years, Hellhammer vanished and Celtic Frost was born, and in this remarkable volume the tale is told with vivid photographs and exacting narrative detail.

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This formidable oversized hardcover runs 288 pages (including a 32-page color section), and combines hundreds of unseen early Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photos with a vast treasure trove of artwork and memorabilia. A substantial written component by Fischer details his upbringing on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, and the hardships and triumphs he faced bringing the visions of his groundbreaking bands Hellhammer and eventually Celtic Frost to reality. In addition, the book includes an introduction by Nocturno Culto of Norwegian black metal act Darkthrone, and a foreword by noted metal author Joel McIver.

Without question Only Death Is Real goes farther than any other source in exploring the origins of underground heavy metal. The wealth of visual information is astounding, both in terms of documenting early 1980s headbangers and exposing the still-relevant imagery of the first Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photo sessions. On top of that, the written chapters combine Tom Fischers often shocking stories with lengthy quotes from Martin Eric Ain and the other main Hellhammer members, explaining in intimately human terms how extreme metal was born.

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ISBN:
9780979616396
Author:
Tom Gabriel Fischer and Martin Eric Ain
Publisher:
Bazillion Points Publishing
Photographer:
Kezer, Csaba
Author:
McIver, Joel
Author:
Ain, Martin Eric
Author:
Fischer, Tom Gabriel
Author:
Culto, Nocturno
Schwarber, Andreas (PHT):
Kyburz, Martin (PHT)
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Heavy Metal
Subject:
Music - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 color photos, color illustrations, Ba
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.25 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Heavy Metal
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Punk
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Oversized Books
Metaphysics » Parapsychology

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This formidable oversized hardcover runs 288 pages (including a 32-page color section), and combines hundreds of unseen early Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photos with a vast treasure trove of artwork and memorabilia. A substantial written component by Fischer details his upbringing on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, and the hardships and triumphs he faced bringing the visions of his groundbreaking bands Hellhammer and eventually Celtic Frost to reality. In addition, the book includes an introduction by Nocturno Culto of Norwegian black metal act Darkthrone, and a foreword by noted metal author Joel McIver.

Without question Only Death Is Real goes farther than any other source in exploring the origins of underground heavy metal. The wealth of visual information is astounding, both in terms of documenting early 1980s headbangers and exposing the still-relevant imagery of the first Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photo sessions. On top of that, the written chapters combine Tom Fischers often shocking stories with lengthy quotes from Martin Eric Ain and the other main Hellhammer members, explaining in intimately human terms how extreme metal was born.

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