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Are You Morbid?

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This book is Celtic Frost's official history written by the front-man, Thomas Gabriel Fischer, who describes his story as full of facts and anecdotes, some unflattering, many trashy, some embarassing, many senselessly funny but all putting right the band's reported notoriety.
Paperback, 330 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Sanctuary Publishing
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Ancient Weaver
Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Celtic Frost fans who can get it from the library or a friend.
In the entire state library system there was only a single copy of this book that I could find. The cheapest copy I've found online costs $50 used. Now having read the book, I'm glad I didn't make a hasty purchase.

The tone of the book whips back and forth between apologetic to embarrassed, extremely defensive to overly self-denigrating, self-dismissive to arrogant. Are You Morbid? mainly relates tales of Celtic Frost band member sexcapades, the band's business struggles with their labels, and
Death Metal
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: metal
What makes this book great is that it's an important figure from the foundations of a genre telling the situation as he saw it. What makes it bad is that he is apologetic, neurotic and somewhat morose about the situation, and there apparently was no editor who felt secure enough in reining in what is in essence duplicative information and encouraging the subject to reveal more of the details readers want in lieu of this redundant and neurotic stuff. About 60% of this book is great and should be ...more
Jun 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: metal, biography
good god yes! this is the Hellhammer/Celtic Frost story as told by its principle protagonist, Tom Warrior. puts you right into the 80s extreme metal scene, all the funniest, metallest and most humiliating moments are there. definitely recommended for all metal fans.

the only downfall is warrior's strange attitude towards his days in Hellhammer, seeing them as childish and foolish. does he realize how influential his "childish" music was in terms of spawning the black metal and death metal genres?
Jun 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: metal
Get a blow-by-blow, behind the scenes lowdown on one of the most important bands in metal.

The book would be appreciated by metalheads that listened to HH/CF as they were coming out in the 80's. You also get a picture of the metal underground during the 80's as extreme metal was being birthed.
Steve Hawkins
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
best metal biography out there. this guy let it all hang out and made me very curious about genre of death / black metal. sister sharita saw the title and said "what on earth are you reading"?
Jul 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction-essay, art
Um. God-damned Tom G. Warrior!
Kevy Metal
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So good. Knew a little about Celtic Frost before, but this book turned me onto them in a big way.
Charles Warren
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A captivating retrospective of the rise and fall of Celtic Frost - engaging and brilliant!
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