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“Emperor's Return” is the second release by Celtic Frost, a Swiss extreme metal band. It came out in 1985 as an extended play and marked the debut of American drummer Reid Cruickshank (also known as “Reed St. Mark”) in the band. During this period, Celtic Frost's somber publicity photographs had a significant impact on the developing black metal genre's fashion and style. The EP has been out of print and available as a standalone release since its initial release in 1985.If you would like to know more about Celtic Frost, the band was formed in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1984 by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Gabriel Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) and bassist Martin Eric Ain. Their music was influential in shaping the extreme metal genre, combining elements of thrash metal and black metal while incorporating dark and atmospheric soundscapes.Celtic Frost's career spanned from the mid-1980s until the early 1990s, during which they released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Morbid Tales,” “To Mega Therion,” and “Into the Pandemonium.” Their innovative and boundary-pushing approach to metal music garnered them a loyal following and solidified their place in the annals of heavy metal history.Despite disbanding in 1993, Celtic Frost's influence continues to be felt in the metal world. Their unique blend of aggression, darkness, and experimentalism remains a source of inspiration for countless bands and musicians.