Martin Eric Ain, Celtic Frost’s bassist died after a reported heart attack, he was 50 years old.
Ain, real name Martin Stricker, was a co-founding member of the acclaimed Swedish metal band. He was also a member of its predecessor, Hellhammer, who formed in 1981.
He remained with Celtic Frost from their founding in 1984 to their breakup 1993, then returned for the reunion that ran from 2001 to 2008. He went on to run DVD shops, clubs and bars in Zurich, where he was based, and was host of a popular weekly “Karaoke from Hell” event in the city’s Mascotte venue.
In their six-album career Celtic Frost became a major influence on a wide range of metal bands including Anthrax, Sepultura and Paradise Lost, while Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic were said to have been fans.
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