Monday, February 19, 2024
Sunday, February 4, 2024
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Oswald Spengler, the German philosopher whose ideas largely influenced the concept behind Celtic Frost's main subject matter - the downfall of our civilization. In his main work, 'The Decline of the West', Spengler proposed the notion that humanity as we know it is not in a state of progress but rather in its final stages, advocating what is known as a 'cycle theory', according to which new cultures continually arise, experience a period of prosperity and then complete and perish through a phase of decline. According to this idea, cultures are clearly definable, quasi-organic structures with a lifespan of around 1000 years - each of these so-called 'civilizations' has had very characteristic properties that shaped the thoughts and actions of its people. Having published the book in 1922, it obviously turned out that he was more than right concerning our present time, as his words proved to be quite prophetic - one can see this by observing the complete death of all values in modern society where ugliness, destruction and perversion are the new lords. It is only a question of time before this obsolete world completely collapses.
When Celtic Frost released 'Morbid Tales', they would pay homage to Spengler by giving his name as a pseudonym to the violinist who performed on two of the album's songs.
Source: CELTIC FROST ARCHIVE
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Early morning - the 30th of December 2023
I approached the bronze statue (that was erected in 1927) so to observe from really close the details in the work of the sculptor. Then I noticed that the sun is standing above its head. It was that very moment that I realized how a photo will look like: The Discus Thrower of Athens as holder of a black sun.
Friday, December 29, 2023
Monday, December 25, 2023
"Our dead are the only ones with the right to make a demand today, and indeed to us all, at the front or at home. They are the eternal monuments, the voices of our national conscience, which constantly drive us on to do our duty."
Joseph Goebbels - Christmas Eve 1942
Friday, December 22, 2023
The unplugged demo “Out of the Dungeon” will be released on CD for the first time in 2024, in the 30th year after initial recording and release! At the same time, our debut album “Facta Loquuntur” will be made available on CD faithfully replicating the initial release via German No Colours Records, in 1996. This is the last layout done by our long-time friend and ally, the late Hjarulv Henker (RIP), and we dedicate this CD to him!