Press Release, August 27, 2006
Celtic Frost Webstore
On the eve of Celtic Frost's first US tour in 17 years, we are delighted to be able to announce the highly anticipated launch of the band's merchandise webstore in the first week of September 2006. The webstore will make it possible to order the full range of current Celtic Frost merchandise online. Additionally, the webstore will frequently offer exclusive merchandise and special items not available anywhere else.
The webstore can be accessed through Celtic Frost's official website, www.celticfrost.com.
Renewed H.R. Giger/Celtic Frost Collaboration
To celebrate their legendary collaboration and enduring friendship, renown Swiss surrealist artist
H.R. Giger and Celtic Frost announce the exclusive introduction of a line of specially created
"To Mega Therion" album merchandise featuring H.R. Giger's acclaimed "Satan I" painting.
In late 1983, H.R. Giger proposed to Tom Gabriel Fischer and Martin Eric Ain, then still in Hellhammer, the free use of "Satan I" for an album cover, on the condition that the band would refrain from making any other commercial use of the painting, particularly for merchandising. Fischer and Ain later expanded upon the concept of Hellhammer to form, in June 1984, Celtic Frost, and the painting eventually used for the cover of Celtic Frost's legendary "To Mega Therion" album in 1985.
The band never broke the oath made to H.R. Giger.
In 2006, H.R. Giger thus kindly granted the Celtic Frost the use of "Satan I" as an oversize backdrop for the band's larger shows.
To commemorate their long-standing collaboration and the band's strict compliance with H.R. Giger's wishes, H.R. Giger and Celtic Frost have decided to release, for the very first time ever, an official line of exclusive "Satan I"/"To Mega Therion" T-shirts, hoodies, and long-sleeves. This merchandise has been designed in accordance with H.R. Giger's comprehensive instructions, and it has been personally approved by the artist.
This is the only official "Satan I"/"To Mega Therion" merchandise worldwide, and it is being manufactured to the highest possible standards. Any "Satan I"/"To Mega Therion" merchandise not purchased either through Celtic Frost's webstore or from the official merchandising booth at Celtic Frost's concerts is bootleg merchandise and neither legal nor licensed by