Former Celtic Frost, Hellhammer Bassist Martin Eric Ain Dead From Heart Attack

Former Celtic Frost, Hellhammer Bassist Martin Eric Ain Dead From Heart Attack

Martin Eric Ain (born Martin Stricker, was best known for being the former bassist of the extreme metal band Celtic Frost. He died on October 21, 2017 following a severe heart attack.

After amassing a small fortune in the 1980’s from Celtic Frost’s success, he became an entrepreneur. He owned a successful DVD shop and bar in Zurich called Acapulco. He was also a co-owner of the music club Mascotte, which has become well known for hosting upcoming international bands. Since 2004, he had become the host of the “Karaoke from Hell” show, taking place every Tuesday night at the Mascotte Club. He sang the lead vocals for the song “A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh” on Celtic Frost’s final album, Monotheist.

Bands that have cited Celtic Frost as an influence, or have covered Celtic Frost, include Anthrax, Obituary, Death, Benediction, Brutal Truth, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Cradle of Filth, Marduk, Dimmu Borgir, Goatwhore, Sepultura, Cancer, Asphyx, Pro-Pain, Gorgoroth, Gallhammer, Paradise Lost, Evoken, Napalm Death, and many others. Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana were also fans of Celtic Frost.

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