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Hellhammer was an early-1980s extreme metal band, hailing from Switzerland and popular briefly in Europe in the mid-1980s. They were a vital influence on black metal, death metal and doom metal, although their sound is most accurately described as mid-paced, proto-black metal (with exceptions such as the doom paced "Triumph of Death"). Members went on to form the massively influential band Celtic Frost.


Guitarist/vocalist Tom Gabriel Fischer (then known as Satanic Slaughter) and bassist/vocalist Steve Warrior formed… read more

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  • Just bought "Demon Entrails" a couple of weeks ago. Finally all their early stuff on one CD...
  • Maniac and Messiah are alone some of the best old school metal tracks imo.
  • Hellhammer kicks major ass![2] An ultra-classic band, absolutely flawless.
  • Hellhammer kicks major ass! I need to get more scrobbles of 'em.
  • fuck my parents and also, hail satan -Tom g warrior LOL I'm framing this quote on my wall as well.
  • These guys are disgusting, their covers look like they were drawn by a teenage boy going through puberty, and their music sounds like shit. Fucking give me more dammit! I want to find a poster of the Satanic Rites cover and frame it.
  • Satanic Rites brought new quality to black metal
  • TGW is such a weird-looking dude.
  • My kind of Black Metal [2]

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