This is the title track from the Morbid Tales
album, written by Tom Warrior and Martin Ain. Despite being the title track, it was only included as an extra song on the US version of the album. When asked about the lyrical inspiration for "Morbid Tales," Martin Ain's answer in the book Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces
is that it was inspired by a pulp-fiction short story - whose name he doesn't recall - but he does recall that it was about Nitocrys, an Egyptian empress and sorceress. He seems fairly certain that it was an issue of Weird Tales
. Any pulp fans want to do a back-issue hunt?
Speaking of the above, both Warrior and Ain cite many literary sources of inspiration for their music and themes. Amongst them are H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Aleister Crowley, and of course religious writings including those related to Kabbalah. References from history, mythology, and fiction pepper Celtic Frost's lyrics.