Tar Pond are a Swiss anti-supergroup established in 2015 by legendary Celtic Frost bassist Martin Ain (R.I.P), former Coroner drummer and lyricist Marky Edelmann, renowned scratchboard artist Thomas Ott, Swiss art world heavyweight A.C. Kupper, and Stefano Mauriello. 

Their debut album, Protocol Of Constant Sadness, was released on March 20, and the music video for the first single, “Please,” is available below!

Tar Pond’s debut album, Protocol Of Constant Sadness, finally sees the light of day after a multi-year hibernation. The album was originally written and recorded in 2016 and 2017, but just as the band were getting ready to unleash their bastard child onto the world, fate struck like a hammer and the tragic death of Martin Ain in October 2017 stopped them in their tracks.

Tar Pond nearly split up at this point, but ultimately decided to carry on and release the songs, adding Monica Schori on bass to the line-up.

Protocol Of Constant Sadness is available now and can be ordered here.


Wales based writer with a love for the heavy, weird, and progressive.

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