Triptykon just released their ominous new video. The week of Triptykon's much anticipated return appearances at Bloodstock Festival, UK (August 8th), and Jalometalli Festival, Finland, (August 9th), the Swiss extreme metal act unleashed the first of two video clips filmed to accompany of the group's second album, Melana Chasmata. For now, you can feast your eyes on "Aurorae" below.
Recently, Triptykon's mastermind Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer was vocal about his disapproval of Century Media's Melana Chasmata planned special box set and instead of creating a problem, the label actually listened to Warrior and changed the product to his liking. A new limited edition box set has now been announced for the band's new opus Melana Chasmata approved by Triptykon.
Triptykon has just revealed not one but two new songs from their new album Melana Chasmata. Now you have two new songs to digest in one day. The songs are "Breathing" and "Boleskine House" and you can stream both right here. Why complain? Enjoy the new tunes. Both songs are also available on Soundcloud here.
Triptykon's mastermind Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer just released a statement about the band's new album Melana Chasmata special box set Century Media will be making available. Tom personally recommends fans not to buy it. He says it does not represent Triptykon even though the label can market the album as it pleases.
The mighty Triptykon are about to release a new album called Melana Chasmata this coming April through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records Ltd. But before that, Century Media will release a collector's gatefold 7" vinyl single, featuring the album songs "Breathing" and "Boleskine House". The single will contain an approximate playing time of 13 minutes, its cover artwork can be seen below and you can also hear audio samples of both songs here.
We already knew that Triptykon's new album would be called Melana Chasmata (rough translation: "black, deep depressions/valleys") but today we learn more about it. First of all, that it will feature nine songs, at a playing time of around 67 minutes. The album will also feature the art of legendary Swiss surrealist HR Giger. The release is set for April 14th (Europe) and April 15th (North America), 2014, through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records Ltd. Check out the cover below.
Extreme metallers Triptykon have some news for us today. The metal project formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior after his exit from Celtic Frost in 2008 has announced that the group's second album will be titled Melana Chasmata. It will be released on April 14th (Europe) and April 15th (North America), 2014. Mark your calendars for the next dark and heavy album, as promised by the band. The album's title may be translated, approximately, as "black, deep depressions/valleys". You can expect the artwork and more details later.
Having released their debut album Eparistera Daimones in 2010 and one EP on the same year, Triptykon led by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost member Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer have been quiet lately. However, the band is currently working on a new album and Tom G. Warrior has updated on what's going on at Triptykon's camp.
Swiss extreme metallers Triptykon have announced on their official website that they have been invited to play a very special and exceptional show on June 23rd in Abtenau, Austria, near Salzburg. The concert will take place at a mountain lodge surrounded by the high Alps for a celebration of summer solstice. The number of tickets will be strictly limited to 300 in order to preserve the intimacy and exclusivity of this unique location. More information about the show can be found here.
Grave mainman/guitarist Ola Lindgren has posted the following update in regards to his black/death metal solo project, Grey Heavens:
"Very proud to announce that Norman Lonhard from the mighty Triptykon will be doing drums on the upcoming Grey Heavens recording later this year. I'm superstoked and I'm sure it will be amazing! Stay tuned..."
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm will headline the Hatefest 2011 European tour in December.
Support on the trek will come from Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and two more "special guests" who have not yet been announced. Dates for the tour, starting in December, can be found after the jump.
"Shatter", the new video from Triptykon, can be viewed at this location. Based on a concept devised by Warrior and directed and filmed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M in Leipzig, Germany in late September 2010, the clip combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920s-era silent movies.
"Shatter" is the title track of the band's forthcoming EP, Shatter, which is scheduled for release on October 25 (Europe) and October 26 (North America).
Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting The Chapel have teamed up to present the Weltenbrand Tour 2010, featuring the North American debut of Triptykon. 1349 and Yakuza will round out the bill on what is sure to be this fall's heaviest tour.
Vocalist/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior describes his emotions of anticipation on this new undertaking as follows: "Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.
Eparistera Daimones, the forthcoming debut album by Triptykon, the group founded by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, is not only musically a leviathan. Remarkably, the album will also feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.
In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted Triptykon the use of his dramatic painting "Vlad Tepes" (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist's first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion album in 1985).