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

by Martin Eric Ain and Tom Gabriel Fischer

This book is a behemoth! It explores the origins of underground heavy metal bands. Collecting hundreds of unseen early Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photos, artwork, memorabilia and stories from the members. This is a great story of how a group of Swiss teenagers followed their dream and helped invent extreme metal as we know it today—they're considered some of the founders of death metal and they influenced the black metal movement to come. Lots and lots of illustrations, including some full color pages.