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Celtic Frost Co-Founder Martin Ain Passes Away Aged 50

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Reports are beginning to surface that Martin Stricker, better known as Martin Eric Ain, the bassist and co-founder of Celtic Frost, has passed away at the age of 50 due to a heart attack. We will have more updates on this soon, as many of the sites reporting it are in German.

Ain began his long and successful, if times turbulent working relationship with Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom Warrior) when he joined Hellhammer in the early 80s, before the two formed Celtic Frost. He performed on a number of seminal albums including, "Morbid Tales," "Into the Pandemonium" and the superb comeback album, "Monotheist," on which he handled lead vocals for the single, "A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh." Celtic Frost disbanded in 2008 for the second time and Ain focused on other endeavours including running a DVD store and a bar.

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1. Werewolf writes:

Sad news. Ain/Warrior wrote some fantastic music together. Ain's esoteric lyrics had a huge impact on Celtic Frost's pitch black atmosphere. You will be missed. RIP.

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2. Cynic writes:

Gut wrenching, only 50. I was hoping to hear a reunited Celtic in the future on par with Monotheist, isn't to be. RIP Martin.

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