On the eve of their first North American tour in 17 years, CELTIC FROST will be launching their official webstore the first week of September. Featuring a full range of merchandise the store will also offer times not available elsewhere. Keep checking the band's web site, www.celticfrost.com, for the webstore's launch and additional CELTIC FROST information.
To celebrate their legendary collaboration and enduring friendship, renowned Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger and CELTIC FROST had announced 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 offered HELLHAMMER's Tom Gabriel Fischer and Martin Eric Ain the free use of "Satan I" (along with the painting "Victory III") for an album cover. Honored the young Swiss band agreed to Giger's condition that the band would refrain from making any other commercial use of the paintings, particularly for merchandising. Fischer and Ain later expanded upon the concept of HELLHAMMER to form CELTIC FROST (1984) and the paintings were eventually used for the cover of CELTIC FROST's legendary 1985 release "To Mega Therion", never breaking the oath they made to H.R. Giger.
In 2006, H.R. Giger granted 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 first time ever, an official line of "Satan I"/"To Mega Therion" t-shirts, hoodies, and long sleeve t-shirts. This merchandise has been designed in accordance with H.R. Giger's comprehensive instructions and 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 merchandise booth at CELTIC FROST's concerts is bootleg merchandise and neither legal nor licensed by H.R. Giger.