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~E-PUB ⚇ Only Death is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost, 1981-1985 ⚖ This formidable oversized hardcover runspages including apage 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 McIverWithout 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 s 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 Fischer s 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 Only Death is Real is a profusely illustrated oral history of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, covering the period 1981 85 with the release of Celtic Frost s debut Morbid Tales Fischer recounts his miserable childhood, living in squalor with his mother who was a smuggler of unmentioned contraband a cat hoarder Fischer describes growing up in a house befouled by animal waste, having his toys floating in cat piss Heavy metal music becomes his escape in adolescence and he progresses from Black Sab Only Death is Real is a profusely illustrated oral history of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, covering the period 1981 85 with the release of Celtic Frost s debut Morbid Tales Fischer recounts his miserable childhood, living in squalor with his mother who was a smuggler of unmentioned contraband a cat hoarder Fischer describes growing up in a house befouled by animal waste, having his toys floating in cat piss Heavy metal music becomes his escape in adolescence and he progresses from Black Sabbath Vol 4, Uriah Heep, Zeppelin, and Rainbow to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal particularly Venom and Angel Witch which was hugely influential on the nascent European black metal scene A very compelling read with great pictures, you can really feel the struggle of Tom Warrior to make it, first with Hellhammer and later with the beginning of Celtic Frost The only thing I found irksome are the constant remarks of not having computer or internet back in the day, we get it, some of us also remember those days But all in all, an excellent book. Great nostalgia with denim and leathers with a twist of first wave of black metal Photos for every archivist who is into these subjects Yes the guy is a little bir egomaniac, but hey, this is the foundation of Celtic Frost, so please shut up. A wonderful book that encapsulated the prototype of one of the most important bands in metal today I loved browsing the photos, most especially the fanzine facsimiles at the end I sincerely hope Tom Gabriel Fischer writesbooks like this detailing Celtic Frost, Triptykon, and Apollyon Sun, among also his various contributions to other bands as well. This book about the early years of Hellhammer would be compelling for its content, written by the main composer of the band itself, but it also brings a mass load of excellent photographs to the table, and is edited and written well such that there is no redundancy or off topic woolgathering Instead, we get a clear picture of the youth of Tom G Warrior and his musical influences, as well as the shaping of his and Martin Ain s thought that led to the creation of the classic Hellhammer work Apo This book about the early years of Hellhammer would be compelling for its content, written by the main composer of the band itself, but it also brings a mass load of excellent photographs to the table, and is edited and written well such that there is no redundancy or off topic woolgathering Instead, we get a clear picture of the youth of Tom G Warrior and his musical influences, as well as the shaping of his and Martin Ain s thought that led to the creation of the classic Hellhammer work Apocalyptic Raids and the early Celtic Frost material Parts of this are quite poignant and well stated, showing the conflict of youth and adulthood, especially when adulthood is broken and insane It s pretty marvelous to quite literally witness the evolution of one of the most important musical acts of all time in conjunction with Fischer s emotionally theatrical narration The contributions by Ain are particularly great as well If reading this doesn t make you want to go rent a bunker and create aural impurity with some buddies, you re doing something wrong. This book is killer for its comprehensive collection of photos and documentation of Hellhammer early Celtic Frost The descriptions offered by various members provide some insight, but rely really heavily on reminding the reader of how hard everything was before the internet and how easy the kids today have it Great book for metal fans, though Probably not for anybody else. Hellhammer was an extreme metal band from Switzerland, active only for few funny years, from 1981 to 1984 But as it happened, Hellhammer s demo tapes ended up in hands of some Norwegian teenagers And the rest is history known now as a second wave of black metal Written by Thomas Gabriel Fischer better known as Tom G Warrior , the man behind Hellhammer later Celtic Frost , this book is extremely detailed and gripping view of the bands difficult journey in early 80s Switzerland Filled with Hellhammer was an extreme metal band from Switzerland, active only for few funny years, from 1981 to 1984 But as it happened, Hellhammer s demo tapes ended up in hands of some Norwegian teenagers And the rest is history known now as a second wave of black metal Written by Thomas Gabriel Fischer better known as Tom G Warrior , the man behind Hellhammer later Celtic Frost , this book is extremely detailed and gripping view of the bands difficult journey in early 80s Switzerland Filled with hundreds of photos from the era, Only Death Is Real makes an excellent read to anyone who s into metal music I d recommend it to someone interested in how music business has evolved in past decades as well in the era of streaming media such as YouTube and Spotify, the amount of effort to get the word out of your band in the 80s without internet was quite something else All in all, this one s worth the time Excellent read Being the same age as Tom, but living in Canada, I often felt the same way as he did never really connecting with anyone who loved extreme music as much as me I could really relate to his honesty and confusion in my youth How I wish I would have connected with them in my youth through Penbangers Fantastic book IMHO.