ROOTS of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon | on SiriusXM
Week of May 14, 2022
Sat 5/14, 6PM ET
Sun 5/15, 1PM ET
Mon 5/16, 9AM ET
Tues 5/17, 4PM ET
Thurs 5/19, 9PM ET
As Triptykon and the new Hellhammer tribute band Triumph of Death prepare to make all-too-rare appearances in North America, Roots examines the key roles of Hellhammer and subsequent band Celtic Frost in spawning death metal and black metal, and influencing doom and thrash metal. Music by Tom Gabriel Warrior’s bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon is supplemented by crushing covers from Sepultura, Emperor, Obituary, and Anthrax.
Read the complete saga of Hellhammer and the birth of Celtic Frost in ONLY DEATH IS REAL: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost 1981–1985 by Tom Gabriel Fischer with Martin Eric Ain.
CELTIC FROST – “Into Crypt of Rays” from MORBID TALES
HELLHAMMER – “Horus Aggressor” from APOCALYPTIC RAIDS
SEPULTURA – “Messiah” from REVOLUSONGS
EMPEROR – “Massacra” from SCATTERED ASHES
HELLHAMMER – “The Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation)” from DEMON ENTRAILS
CELTIC FROST – “The Usurper” from TRAGIC SERENADES
OBITUARY – “Circle of the Tyrants” from CAUSE OF DEATH
CELTIC FROST – “Necromantical Screams” from TO MEGA THERION
ANTHRAX – “Dethroned Emperor” from STOMP 442
CELTIC FROST – “Progeny” from MONOTHEIST
TRIPTYKON – “Tree of Suffocating Souls” from MELANA CHASMATA
Roots is Sound of the Beast author and Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe’s heavy metal history show on Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel 40. Launched in June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme in metal, punk, and heavy rock. Past episodes are available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com.