CELTIC FROST - INTO THE PANDEMONIUM 12" Vinyl LP Album

- French release, tracklisting has different Sequence

Celtic Frost's "Into the Pandemonium" (1987) revolutionized metal, blending gothic, industrial, and classical elements. The French release featured a unique tracklisting. Commercial success followed, its avant-garde approach defying norms. The album cover, derived from Hieronymus Bosch's masterpiece, added a visual dimension. A sonic journey, it stands timeless, a groundbreaking fusion that reshaped metal's landscape, leaving an indelible mark on music history.

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"Into the Pandemonium" Album Description:

In the realm of avant-garde and boundary-pushing metal, Celtic Frost's "Into the Pandemonium" stands as a seminal masterpiece that not only challenged the conventions of its time but also left an indelible mark on the landscape of extreme music. Released on February 1, 1987, in its French 12" Vinyl LP format, this album defied expectations and carved its niche with a unique blend of genres, contributing significantly to the evolution of metal during its release period.

Commercial success often follows innovation, and "Into the Pandemonium" was no exception. The album managed to captivate audiences with its daring fusion of metal, gothic, industrial, and classical elements. It soared to new heights, both critically and commercially, showcasing Celtic Frost's willingness to explore uncharted territories.

One of the distinguishing features of the French release of this album was its altered tracklisting sequence, offering a fresh perspective on the sonic journey crafted by the band. This departure from the standard sequence heightened the album's allure, enticing fans to experience familiar tracks in a new and unexpected order.

The eclectic nature of "Into the Pandemonium" is perhaps most evident in its exploration of diverse musical influences. The incorporation of classical elements, including the use of a full orchestra on tracks like "Sorrows of the Moon," demonstrated Celtic Frost's commitment to pushing the boundaries of metal beyond its traditional confines. This infusion of orchestral grandeur set the album apart from its contemporaries, establishing it as a pioneering force in the metal landscape.

Commercially, the album gained widespread recognition, affirming Celtic Frost's status as trailblazers in the metal scene. The French release, with its altered tracklisting, added a layer of exclusivity that resonated with collectors and fans alike. The cover image is a detail from the right (Hell) panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painted in 1504 by Hieronymus Bosch, now part of the permanent collection at the Prado in Madrid.

Music Genre:

Avant-Garde Speed/Thrash Metal Music 

Album Production Information:

Produced by Celtic Frost

Engineered by Jan Nemec

Recorded at Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, Germany from January through April 1987

Horus Sound Studio is located in Hannover, Germany and has been the recording and sound mix studio for sound engineers like: Tommy Newton, Jan Nemec, Tommy Hansen. During the 1980s this studio has been used by bands like: Celtic Frost, Helloween, Rage, Sodom, Victory and many others

Jan Němec Bocek a German Sound Engineer and Producer who has engineered (during the 1980s) while working at the Horus Sound Studio Berlin, he has engineered and/or produced around three dozen of Heavy Metal albums.

Record Label Information:

Accord 130094

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1987 Made in France 
Band Members and Musicians on: Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
    Celtic Frost's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer - Guitars, Vocals
  • Martin Eric Ain - Bass
  • Reed St. Mark - Drums
Track Listing of: Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
    Side One:
  • Mexican Radio
  • Mesmerized
  • Inner Sanctum
  • Sorrows of the Moon
  • Babylon Fell

    Side Two:
  • Caress Into Oblivion
  • One in the Pride
  • I Won't Dance
  • Rex Irae (Requiem)
  • Oriental Masquerade
  • Tristesses De La Lune
Album cover photos of : Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
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This is the cover image a detail from the right (Hell) panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painted in 1504 by Hieronymus Bosch, now part of the permanent collection at the Prado in Madrid.
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