RIP Martin Eric Ain (1967 – 2017)

News has just surfaced regarding the death, aged only 50, of Martin Eric Ain. Ain was the bassist for Celtic Frost, undoubtedly one of the most influential bands in the extreme metal genre. Ain was born Martin Stricker in the USA, on July 18th 1967. He was a founder member of Celtic Frost, formed in … Continue reading RIP Martin Eric Ain (1967 – 2017)

Noise Records to relaunch with classic compilations

BMG purchased Noise’s holding company Sanctuary records from Universal Music in 2013, and will re-launch Noise Records in 2016. Noise's early releases - including the seminal 1984 Death Metal compilation - would lay the groundwork for future European metal mainstays such as Grave Digger, Hellhammer (who became Celtic Frost), Helloween, Kreator, Running Wild, and Tankard. These acts would … Continue reading Noise Records to relaunch with classic compilations