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Monotheist

Celtic Frost

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 29th, 2006
Catalog ID:
77500-8
Version desc.:
Limited edition, Digipak, Slipcase
Label:
Century Media Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
25 reviews (avg. 85%)
1. Progeny 05:02   Show lyrics
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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. Temple of Depression 04:59   Show lyrics
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7. Obscured 07:05   Show lyrics
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8. Domain of Decay 04:36   Show lyrics
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9. Ain Elohim 07:33   Show lyrics
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10. Totengott 04:27   Show lyrics
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11. Synagoga Satanae 14:23   Show lyrics
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12. Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale) 04:34   instrumental
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Original line-up
Band members
Thomas Gabriel Fischer Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Erol Unala Guitars, Programming
Martin E. Ain (R.I.P. 2017) Bass, Vocals, Effects
Franco Sesa Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Laurent Plettner Violin (track 11)
Keno Weber Vocals (baritone) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Simone Vollenweider Vocals (female) (tracks 6 and "Incantation Against You"), Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Ben Groocock Cello (track 11)
Michael Sopunov French horn (track 5)
Carla Grundmeier Vocals (soprano) (track 10)
Lisa Middelhauve Vocals (female) (track 4)
Volker Hormann Cello (track 11)
Viola Hauf Vocals (alto) (track 10)
Katarzyna Bugala Viola (track 11)
Peter Tägtgren Vocals (track 10)
Frauke Pohlmann Violin (track 11)
Sebastian Naglatzki Vocals (bass) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Ravn Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Jong Sung Choi Bass (track 11)
Cornelia Bruggmann Vocals (operatic) (track 5)
May-Britt Altendorf Violin (track 11)
Dmitry Struchkov Cello (track 11)
Sibylle Hauf Vocals (alto) (track 10)
Ya-Hee Yoon Cello (track 11)
Florian Lohmann Vocals (tenor) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Sandra Rehle Viola (track 11)
Satyr Vocals (track 10)
Miscellaneous staff
Philipp Schweidler Mixing, Engineering
Jozo Palkovits Photography
Walter J.W. Schmid Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
Benjamin Schäfer Engineering (assistant)
Martin E. Ain (R.I.P. 2017) Executive producer
Peter Tägtgren Engineering, Producer, Mixing
Arne Neurandt Mixing, Engineering (assistant)
Tom Gabriel Fischer Executive producer, Mixing
Michel Casarramona Artwork
Christoph Littmann Classical arrangements (track 5, 10)
Ronald Brummer Executive producer
Erol Unala Engineering
This Schweitzer Engineering (assistant)
Original line-up
Thomas Gabriel Fischer Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Erol Unala Guitars, Programming
Martin E. Ain (R.I.P. 2017) Bass, Vocals, Effects
Franco Sesa Drums, Percussion
Original line-up
Laurent Plettner Violin (track 11)
Keno Weber Vocals (baritone) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Simone Vollenweider Vocals (female) (tracks 6 and "Incantation Against You"), Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Ben Groocock Cello (track 11)
Michael Sopunov French horn (track 5)
Carla Grundmeier Vocals (soprano) (track 10)
Lisa Middelhauve Vocals (female) (track 4)
Volker Hormann Cello (track 11)
Viola Hauf Vocals (alto) (track 10)
Katarzyna Bugala Viola (track 11)
Peter Tägtgren Vocals (track 10)
Frauke Pohlmann Violin (track 11)
Sebastian Naglatzki Vocals (bass) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Ravn Vocals (backing) (on "Temple of Depression")
Jong Sung Choi Bass (track 11)
Cornelia Bruggmann Vocals (operatic) (track 5)
May-Britt Altendorf Violin (track 11)
Dmitry Struchkov Cello (track 11)
Sibylle Hauf Vocals (alto) (track 10)
Ya-Hee Yoon Cello (track 11)
Florian Lohmann Vocals (tenor) (track 10 and "Incantation Against You")
Sandra Rehle Viola (track 11)
Satyr Vocals (track 10)
Original line-up
Philipp Schweidler Mixing, Engineering
Jozo Palkovits Photography
Walter J.W. Schmid Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
Benjamin Schäfer Engineering (assistant)
Martin E. Ain (R.I.P. 2017) Executive producer
Peter Tägtgren Engineering, Producer, Mixing
Arne Neurandt Mixing, Engineering (assistant)
Tom Gabriel Fischer Executive producer, Mixing
Michel Casarramona Artwork
Christoph Littmann Classical arrangements (track 5, 10)
Ronald Brummer Executive producer
Erol Unala Engineering
This Schweitzer Engineering (assistant)
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4-panel digipak. Includes 14" x 14" fold-out poster showing the full artwork.

Tracks 9-11 are part of the "Triptych" trinity.

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 (As printed): 5 051099 750081
Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): ['Sonopress Arvato' logo] 51869212/77500-8 21
Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LB 45
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0740
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0772
Label Code: LC 6975

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