Triptykon - New Album Cover Art And More Unveiled


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.

This marks the first time any musical artist has worked with HR Giger on three albums (Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion, and Triptykon's Eparistera Daimones and Melana Chasmata), and it commemorates a collaboration that has now lasted for 30 years. Melana Chasmata features Giger's dramatically mysterious Mordor VII (work no. 283, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on wood, 1975) as a front cover and Giger's Landschaft XVI [Landscape XVI] (work no. 209, 100 x 70 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1972) as gatefold art.






Tracklist:

01. Tree Of Suffocating Souls
02. Boleskine House
03. Altar Of Deceit
04. Breathing
05. Aurorae
06. Demon Pact
07. In The Sleep Of Death
08. Black Snow
09. Waiting

Further new Triptykon music has been recorded, to be released as an EP or mini album later in 2014 or early in 2015. Among other formats, the album will be released as a 32-page Mediabook (with lyrics and liner notes to every song, and with a special fold out poster), as a gatefold vinyl double album (with posters and large-format booklet), and for digital download. Additionally, Century Media is scheduled to issue a special box set, limited to 2000 copies. The box set will include the album, a Triptykon silver pendant, a poster, postcards, a Triptykon tote bag, and a cap.

To commemorate the unveiling of Melana Chasmata, Century Media will release a collector's gatefold 7" vinyl single, featuring the songs "Breathing" and "Boleskine House". The single will be available on March 17th, 2014, and be limited to a pressing 1000 (of which 200 will be in red vinyl). "Breathing" and "Boleskine" House will also be available as a digital single (including the option for a digital booklet), and they will be streamed on YouTube and Soundcloud.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Triptykon
 
Posted: 07.02.2014 by BloodTears


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07.02.2014 - 16:42
Zaph
The Nothingth
Gotta admit I like that cover art...
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07.02.2014 - 16:45
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Written by Zaph on 07.02.2014 at 16:42

Gotta admit I like that cover art...

Of course you, it's a Giger. Everyone likes Giger.
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07.02.2014 - 16:50
Zaph
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Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 16:45

Of course you, it's a Giger. Everyone likes Giger.

Well, I highly doubt that.
It's so similar to the one for Epistera Daimones (or whatever it was called) though.
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07.02.2014 - 16:51
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Written by Zaph on 07.02.2014 at 16:50

Well, I highly doubt that.
It's so similar to the one for Epistera Daimones (or whatever it was called) though.

Well anyone of good taste then

Giger has a distinct and unique artstyle so of course it's going to be similar. Quite different to my eyes though comparatively speaking.
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07.02.2014 - 16:56
Zaph
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Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 16:51

Well anyone of good taste then

Giger has a distinct and unique artstyle so of course it's going to be similar. Quite different to my eyes though comparatively speaking.

Yeah you're right, it appears to be his style.
I googled him and holy shit, he designed the alien from Alien? Uhm, awesome...
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07.02.2014 - 16:58
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Written by Zaph on 07.02.2014 at 16:56

Yeah you're right, it appears to be his style.
I googled him and holy shit, he designed the alien from Alien? Uhm, awesome...

yeah kinda what he's famous for.
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07.02.2014 - 17:01
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 16:58

yeah kinda what he's famous for.

Yeah, gap in my knowledge apparently can't know everything.
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07.02.2014 - 17:14
Apothecary
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Written by Zaph on 07.02.2014 at 16:50

It's so similar to the one for Epistera Daimones (or whatever it was called) though.

His work usually has a lot of otherworldly tentacled-alien-with-oval-head looking thingamabobs on it. It's kinda like his signature
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.02.2014 - 17:20
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Apothecary on 07.02.2014 at 17:14

otherworldly tentacled-alien-with-oval-head looking thingamabobs

Yeah, that about sums it up
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07.02.2014 - 17:25
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And lots of veiled phallic and penetration pictures (and lots of not so veiled ones either).
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07.02.2014 - 17:47
Apothecary
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Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 17:25

And lots of veiled phallic and penetration pictures (and lots of not so veiled ones either).

Mmmm, so delicious
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.02.2014 - 17:51
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Written by Apothecary on 07.02.2014 at 17:47

Mmmm, so delicious

Mmmm... double penetration.

Not sure what this counts as. Nonagonal penetration?
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07.02.2014 - 17:53
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Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 17:51

Not sure what this counts as. Nonagonal penetration?

Didn't The Dead Kennedys use that as the inside print for Frankenchrist, and then it got a bunch of shit from Tipper Gore?
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.02.2014 - 17:56
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Written by Apothecary on 07.02.2014 at 17:53

Didn't The Dead Kennedys use that as the inside print for Frankenchrist, and then it got a bunch of shit from Tipper Gore?

Apparently. People are so afraid of the 3.5 billion penises and 3.5 billion vaginas that (almost) everyone has.
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07.02.2014 - 19:23
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While we're talking about Giger, I always appreciated this microphone stand he made as a commission from Korn.

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07.02.2014 - 20:23
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Love the artwork but then again... It's Giger.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.02.2014 - 21:58
Apothecary
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Since the release coincides so closely with their Roadburn performance, I'm pretty sure (hoping, at least) they'll play some new stuff from it live
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.02.2014 - 23:07
Zaph
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Written by Guest on 07.02.2014 at 17:56

People are so afraid of the 3.5 billion penises and 3.5 billion vaginas that (almost) everyone has.

Yeah, people are funny if you look at them from certain perspectives.
Like censoring "fuck," which is generally a pleasurable thing, while words like "torture," generally not a pleasurable thing, apparently don't need to be censored.
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08.02.2014 - 04:43
Dentura
Shadow King
Looks beautiful! Very similar to the previous album, but still really cool. Can't wait to listen to it, and I hope i can see them live.
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08.02.2014 - 05:26
Opethian
Im hoping for a stronger release.
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08.02.2014 - 12:41
Mr. Doctor
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Written by Apothecary on 07.02.2014 at 21:58
Since the release coincides so closely with their Roadburn performance, I'm pretty sure (hoping, at least) they'll play some new stuff from it live


Pretty sure they will have some new merch.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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08.02.2014 - 18:50
bblitz
Great cover,I saw this band at the Metalfest 2012 Croatia,and they kicked ass!
So,I'll try to check out new release...
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08.02.2014 - 22:55
TrollandDie
I'm liking it. The drab brown makes it look less sterile than the last one.
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