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Monotheist

Celtic Frost

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 29th, 2006
Catalog ID:
77500-2
Label:
Century Media
Format:
CD
Reviews:
18 reviews (avg. 92%)
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2. Ground 03:55   Show lyrics
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3. A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh 05:38   Show lyrics
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4. Drown in Ashes 04:23   Show lyrics
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5. Os Abysmi Vel Daath 06:41   Show lyrics
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6. Obscured 07:05   Show lyrics
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7. Domain of Decay 04:36   Show lyrics
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8. Ain Elohim 07:33   Show lyrics
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9. Totengott 04:27   Show lyrics
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10. Synagoga Satanae 14:23   Show lyrics
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11. Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale) 04:34   instrumental
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Band members
Thomas Gabriel Fischer Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Martin E. Ain Bass, Vocals, Effects
Erol Unala Guitars, Programming
Franco Sesa Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Michael Sopunov French Horn
Carla Grundmeier Vocals (soprano) (Track 10)
Sibylle Hauf Vocals (alto) (Track 10)
Viola Hauf Vocals (alto) (Track 10)
Florian Lohmann Vocals (tenor) (Track 10)
Sebastian Naglatzki Vocals (bass) (Track 10)
Keno Weber Vocals (baritone) (Track 10)
Cornelia Bruggmann Vocals (operatic) (Track 5)
Peter Tägtgren Guitars (Track 4), Vocals (backing) (Track 10)
Satyr Vocals (Track 10)
Ravn Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Simone Vollenweider Vocals (female) (Track 6, 7 & "Incantation Against You")
Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve Vocals (female) (Track 4)
Miscellaneous staff
Christoph Littmann Classical Arrangements (Track 5, 10)
Michel Casarramona Artwork
Jozo Palkovits Photography
Ronald Brummer Executive producer
Benjamin Schäfer Engineering (assistant)
Arne Neurandt Engineering (assistant), Mixing
Tom Gabriel Fischer Executive producer, Mixing
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Philipp Schweidler Engineering, Mixing
Walter J.W. Schmid Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Martin E. Ain Executive producer
Erol Unala Engineering
This Schweitzer Engineering (assistant)
Thomas Gabriel Fischer Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Martin E. Ain Bass, Vocals, Effects
Erol Unala Guitars, Programming
Franco Sesa Drums, Percussion
Michael Sopunov French Horn
Carla Grundmeier Vocals (soprano) (Track 10)
Sibylle Hauf Vocals (alto) (Track 10)
Viola Hauf Vocals (alto) (Track 10)
Florian Lohmann Vocals (tenor) (Track 10)
Sebastian Naglatzki Vocals (bass) (Track 10)
Keno Weber Vocals (baritone) (Track 10)
Cornelia Bruggmann Vocals (operatic) (Track 5)
Peter Tägtgren Guitars (Track 4), Vocals (backing) (Track 10)
Satyr Vocals (Track 10)
Ravn Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Simone Vollenweider Vocals (female) (Track 6, 7 & "Incantation Against You")
Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve Vocals (female) (Track 4)
Christoph Littmann Classical Arrangements (Track 5, 10)
Michel Casarramona Artwork
Jozo Palkovits Photography
Ronald Brummer Executive producer
Benjamin Schäfer Engineering (assistant)
Arne Neurandt Engineering (assistant), Mixing
Tom Gabriel Fischer Executive producer, Mixing
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Philipp Schweidler Engineering, Mixing
Walter J.W. Schmid Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Martin E. Ain Executive producer
Erol Unala Engineering
This Schweitzer Engineering (assistant)
Read I Don't Like Change!!!... 93% TheZombieXecutioner January 5th, 2013
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Read My love, it died, along... 70% autothrall February 13th, 2012
Read A Triumphant Return Written... 98% Maniac Blasphemer February 1st, 2012
Read A writhing mass of... 100% hippie_holocaust January 10th, 2012
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Read I will never be able to sum... 100% Like_Snowfall September 25th, 2008
Read The Dying Gods Leave Their... 97% Crank_It_Up_To_666 August 12th, 2008
Read Synagoga Satanae, Rise!!! 95% Blacklinkz January 13th, 2008
Read Welcome, gentlemen. 98% Absit_Omen December 20th, 2007
Read Unique and ballsy 84% PluviaSomniums October 3rd, 2007
Read When texture is more... 96% Napero April 15th, 2007
Read Slow and Forboding 60% darkreif February 27th, 2007
Read Great Return in Metal 90% sknight November 8th, 2006
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Tracks 9-11 are part of the "Triptych" trinity.

North American release date: May 30, 2006.
LP re-released in 2010 by Century Media as a box containing the vinyl, CD and a t-shirt.

A culmination of more than 4 years of songwriting and recording work, the album was largely produced by the band themselves and financed by their own production company, with additional assistance from Peter Tägtgren during the final recording and mixing sessions at Horus Sound Studio in Hanover, Germany.

The album was released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak with different cover art containing the bonus track "Temple of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You". "Incantation..." was also included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album.

"Incantation Against You" is an a-cappella song (no instruments), it was recorded by longtime female studio vocalist Simone Vollenweider, backed only by a male choir. The song was inspired by Mesopotamian ritual writings of banishment and the “Maklu” text in the Necronomicon; it was written by Martin Eric Ain and Simone Vollenweider.

A video was made for the song "A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh" directed by Jessie Fischer.

Recording information:

Recorded at Horus Sound Studio (Hanover, Germany), Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), Celtic Frost Bunker (Zurich, Switzerland), Apollyon Sun Bunker (Zurich, Switzerland), Department of Noize (Kilchberg, Switzerland), FSK-18 (Winterthur, Switzerland), Transmutation (Thalwil, Switzerland), 2002 to 2005.

Mixed at Horus Sound Studio (Hanover, Germany), Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), Department of Noize (Kilchberg, Switzerland), summer / autumn 2005.

Mastered at Oakland Recording (Winterthur, Switzerland), November 2005.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 5 051099 750029
Matrix code: [Sonopress logotype] 51869171/77500-2 21
Mastering SID code: IFPI LB45
Mould SID code (variant 1): IFPI 0784
Mould SID code (variant 2): IFPI 0788

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