Martin Eric Ain

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Martin Eric Stricker
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Background information
Born (1967-07-18) July 18, 1967 (age 49)
Origin Switzerland
Genres Extreme metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Associated acts Hellhammer, Celtic Frost

Martin Eric Ain (real name Martin Stricker, born July 18, 1967) is best known for being the former bassist of the influential extreme metal band Celtic Frost. He used the stage name Martin Eric Ain throughout his career in Celtic Frost.

He was born in the USA and had English as a first language.[1]

After amassing a small fortune in the 1980s from Celtic Frost's success, he became an entrepreneur. He now owns a successful DVD shop and bar in Zurich called Acapulco. He is also a co-owner of the music club Mascotte, which has become well known for hosting upcoming international bands. Since 2004, he has been the host of the "Karaoke From Hell" show, taking place every Tuesday night at the Mascotte Club.

He sang the lead vocals for the song "A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh" on Celtic Frost's final album, Monotheist.

He currently plays a left-handed Warwick bass.


  1. ^ Only Death Is Real, page 138

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