"To Mega Therion" is the debut studio album by Swiss thrash metal band Celtic Frost, released in 1985 by Noise Record. The album cover illustration was by the Swiss painter H.R. Giger. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

High Resolution Photo  

Collectors information / Album Description:


Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages.

This album "To Mega Therion" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.


Music Genre:

Swiss Death Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:


The album: "To Mega Therion" was produced and engineer by by: Horst "The Only One" Muller

Executive producer. Karl-Ulrich Walterbach

Album cover art by H.R. Giger

Sound Engineer: Rick "Lights"

Producer, Sound Engineer, Artwork, Design, Music by Tom G. Warrior
Artwork Typography - Urs Sprenger
Design - Martin Eric Ain
Photography - Ernst Wirz

  Horst Mueller - a sound engineer from Germany and has engineered the records of several German Metal bands, notable Destruction, Running Wild, Warrant and the Swiss Celtic Frost band, as well as many others. He has used several different aliases/pseudonyms, aliases used by Horst Mueller include: Horst "Hoddle" Muller, Horst H.I.F. "The Crazy Frog" Muller, Horst "The Only One" Muller, "Mad" Horst Muller

Karl-Ulrich Walterbach is a prominent figure in the German heavy metal music scene. He is best known as the founder and owner of Noise Records, a renowned record label that played a significant role in the development and promotion of heavy metal music, particularly in Germany.

Walterbach founded Noise Records in 1983 in Berlin, Germany. The label quickly gained recognition for signing and releasing albums by some of the most influential bands in the heavy metal genre. Under Walterbach's leadership, Noise Records became synonymous with the German thrash metal movement of the 1980s, which included bands like Helloween, Kreator, and Running Wild.

Walterbach's vision and passion for heavy metal music led him to become not only a label owner but also a producer and executive producer for numerous albums. He played a crucial role in shaping the sound and production of many German heavy metal records during the 1980s and 1990s.

These albums, along with countless others, played a crucial role in establishing Noise Records as a powerhouse label for heavy metal music. Walterbach's dedication to the genre and his ability to spot and nurture talent helped shape the landscape of German heavy metal.

However, it's important to note that Noise Records faced financial difficulties in the late 1990s, leading to its acquisition by Sanctuary Records in 2001. Despite the label's eventual dissolution, Walterbach's contributions to the heavy metal music industry and his impact on the German scene remain significant. His work as a producer and executive producer, as well as his role in founding and running Noise Records, solidified his reputation as a key figure in the history of German heavy metal.

Steve Warrior (real name: Urs Sprenger) a Swiss Bass player and singer mainly known while performing in the Swiss Heavy Metal band "Hellhammer". On Celtic Frost's albums "Morbid Tales" and "To Mega Therion" he has worked on the album artwork and typography.

Record Label Information:

Black Noise N 0031

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 290 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer - Guitars, Vocals
  • Dominic Steiner - Bass
  • Reed St. Mark - Drums
  • Guest Performers:
  • Martin Eric Ain - Bass (Tracks 2 & 3)
  • Wolf Bender - French horn (Tracks 1, 4 & 10)
  • Claudia-Maria Mokri - Additional vocals (Tracks 2, 6 & 10)
  • Horst Müller - Sound effects (Track 9)
  • Urs Sprenger - Sound effects (Track 9)

Celtic Frost band-member details:

Tom Warrior (real name: Tom Gabriel Fischer) founded the Hellhammer and "Celtic Frost" band. While playing with Hellhammer he used the pseudonym: "Satanic Slaughter". He has also been co-producer of many of "Celtic Frost" and "Coroner" albums.

Track Listing of: "To Mega Therion"

The Songs/tracks on "To Mega Therion" are

  1. Innocence and Wrath 1:02
  2. The Usurper 3:24
  3. Jewel Throne 3:59
  4. Dawn of Meggido 5:42
  5. Eternal Summer 4:29
  6. Circle of the Tyrants 4:36
  7. (Beyond the) North Winds 3:04
  8. Fainted Eyes 5:00
  9. Tears in a Prophet's Dream 2:30
  10. Necromantical Screams 6:06
Album cover photos of : Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
High Resolution Photo  
Photo of "To Mega Therion" Album's Back Cover  
High Resolution Photo  
Photo of "To Mega Therion" Album's Inner Cover  
High Resolution Photo  
Photo of "To Mega Therion" Album's Inner Cover  

High Resolution Photo


High Resolution Photo


High Resolution Photo


High Resolution Photo


High Resolution Photo

 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Index of CELTIC FROST ( Switzerland ) Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

Celtic Frost Band Information:

  Celtic Frost was a Swiss heavy metal band formed in 1984 by Thomas Gabriel Fischer and Martin Eric Ain. The band's music blended elements of thrash, black, and death metal with avant-garde and classical influences, making them a pioneering force in extreme metal.

 The band's debut album, "Morbid Tales," released in 1984, was a groundbreaking work that helped establish Celtic Frost's reputation as an innovative and influential metal band. The album's combination of ferocious riffs, unconventional song structures, and eerie atmosphere set a template for many extreme metal bands that followed.

 Celtic Frost's follow-up album, "To Mega Therion," released in 1985, expanded on the band's sound with longer and more complex compositions that incorporated elements of classical music and Gothic horror. The album's title track, a 23-minute epic that alternates between searing metal riffs and haunting choral sections, is widely regarded as a masterpiece of extreme metal.

 Over the next few years, Celtic Frost continued to push the boundaries of metal with albums such as "Into the Pandemonium" and "Vanity/Nemesis," which incorporated elements of industrial, electronic, and world music into their sound. The band also became known for their striking album artwork and stage costumes, which often featured skulls, spikes, and leather.

 After a hiatus in the 1990s, Celtic Frost returned with a more experimental sound on their 2006 album, "Monotheist." The album featured a slower and more atmospheric approach, with more emphasis on melody and texture than on raw aggression. Despite the departure from their earlier sound, "Monotheist" was well received by fans and critics, cementing Celtic Frost's legacy as one of the most important and innovative metal bands of all time.

  Tragically, Martin Eric Ain passed away in 2017, and the band announced their disbandment shortly afterward. However, Celtic Frost's influence can still be heard in countless metal bands that have followed in their wake, and their legacy as pioneers of extreme metal will continue to inspire new generations of metalheads for years to come.