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Triptykon

Formed: 2008
From: Zurich, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Triptykon News

Below is our complete Triptykon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Triptykon Posts New Live Video Online

Swiss avant-garde extreme metal act Triptykonare releasing their highly anticipated "Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)" featuring the Metropole Orkestworldwide today via Prowling Death Records / Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band is releasing their music video for "Rex Irae". You can check out the clip below.

"Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)" marks the exceptional conclusion of a project over 30 years in the making: The legendary Celtic Frost/Triptykon "Requiem" performed for the first time in its entirety and with full classical orchestration by the Dutch Metropole Orkest.

"Requiem" (46:00 min.) is composed of three chapters:

- "Rex Irae" (06:34 min.) (First appeared on 1987’s “nto The Pandemonium album by Celtic Frost)
- "Grave Eternal" (32:28 min.) (Newly written middle part)
- "Winter" (06:54 min.) (First appeared on 2006’s Monotheist album by Celtic Frost)

This unique and groundbreaking release is available in the following formats:

- Special Edition CD + DVD Mediabook
- Ltd. Gatefold LP + DVD (With LP-Booklet and 2x poster)
- Unlimited black 180g. vinyl and selected ltd. coloured editions!
- Standard CD Jewelcase
- Ltd. Deluxe Artbook with coloured LP + CD + DVD + coloured 7Inch (With bonus track, score book of 60 pages, 3x poster, artprint and photocard)
- Digital album More...

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Hannes Grossmann (ex-Obscura) Premieres New Single

Multi-instrumentalist Hannes Grossmann (ex-Obscura, Hate Eternal, Blotted Science, Triptykon etc.) is celebrating this year's holiday season with a very anti-Christmas standalone track titled "Echoes Of Wisdom". You can stream it via Bandcamp below:

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Hannes Grossman Premieres New Song "They"

Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Triptykon, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) premieres a new song entitled "They", taken from their upcoming new solo album "Apophenia", which will be out in stores March 11 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "They" below.

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Tom Warrior Recording Debut Niryth Album

Triptykon and former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind Tom G. Warrior has revealed that he is currently working on the debut Niryth album in Switzerland with Triptykon/ex Celtic Frost guitarist V. Santura. In a post on his blog, Delineation II, he said:

"Wednesday evening, late at night, and I am sitting in my spartan room in an exceptionally old-fashioned countryside inn, located in a tiny Bavarian village surrounded by endless fields and forests covered in lingering snow. We have just finished the third day this week of recording and mixing sessions at Triptykon guitarist V. Santura’s equally remote Woodshed Studio. It is a pleasant feeling of accomplishment that fills me this evening, after many months of frequently challenging work on music and lyrics behind the scenes.

"These past few days, we finished all vocal recordings for Niryth’s initial recorded music and then began mixing the material. Only one of the songs remains to be mixed tomorrow. And we also completed the recording sessions for V. Santura’s pilot lead guitar and my pilot vocals for the final, major part of the Celtic Frost/Triptykon Requiem. I am deeply grateful to V. Santura for his graceful patience and considerable talent, without which neither the Requiem nor Niryth’s sessions would have yielded such unique results.

"And when V. Santura and I sent the Niryth mixes to my songwriting partner and group co-founder Mia Wallace, who was unable to attend these sessions due to a prior and inescapable commitment, her emotionally positive reaction confirmed that we appear to be on the right path with this project."

Niryth is a new project from Warrior which features three bassists (including himself) and no guitars. He's joined in the group by Triptykon bassist Vanja Slajh and Mia Wallace (of The True Endless, Skoll and currently of the Hellhammer spin off Triumph Of Death and live bassist for former Immortal frontman Abbath,) as well as drummer Pidi Leuenberger. More...

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Tom Warrior To Perform Hellhammer Set

Hellhammer existed for a mere two years, from May 1982 to May 1984. During this time, the band wrote material for three demos, one 12" EP, and the legendary Death Metal compilation album, along with a number of unrecorded songs.

In light of Hellhammer's now mythically iconic status in the global metal scene, it is almost inconceivable that most of this music has never been performed live.

Hellhammer's successor group, Celtic Frost, formed by ex-Hellhammer members Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain, initially played two of Hellhammer's songs but soon abandoned this habit due to the band rapidly developing its own material. Tom Gabriel Warrior's Triptykon, founded in 2008, have played one or the other rare Hellhammer song during special occasions. The vast body of Hellhammer's work remains unperformed, however.

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Triptykon to perform "Requiem" at Roadburn 2019

Roadburn has announced the first of three specially commissioned pieces to be performed at the festival in 2019 (April 11-14, Tilburg, The Netherlands). Tom G. Warrior, who was a Roadburn guest curator in 2010 and also performed there in 2014, will be presenting the full three-part "Requiem" with Triptykon, with orchestral accompaniment by the world-renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

The first part of the piece appeared on Celtic Frost's "Into The Pandemonium" in 1987, titled "Rex Irae". The third part, "Winter", was included on "Monotheist" in 2006. The missing middle part is now being composed by Warrior for this special commission.

Warrior explains:

The intention to finish the full Requiem remained with me. I was going to do it one distant day with Triptykon, the group I formed to continue to pursue the path I began in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. It was 2018, yet again 16 years after I last worked on the Requiem, when Walter Hoeijmakers, founder of the legendary Roadburn Festival and one of my most beloved friends, contacted me to propose Roadburn as the venue to perform, at long last, the finished Requiem.

Walter and his team very kindly provided for the resources necessary for such a substantial undertaking, and so, at 54 by now, I found myself commencing work on the second and thus final part of the Requiem this year.

The three parts of the Requiem will therefore be performed by Triptykon at Roadburn 2019, with full classical orchestration, congregated specifically for this occasion by Florian Magnus Maier, who is our esteemed classical collaborator and arranger in this project, and whose patience with me appears to be limitless. We feel very proud and deeply honoured to be joined in this endeavour by the renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

More details about the commission can be found on the Roadburn web site. More...

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Triptykon Frontman's Right Arm Broken

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Testament To Play L.A. ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest’

The ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest‘ will be held this December 01st-02nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to a variety of craft beers being represented, the festival will feature the following live acts:

Testament (performing “New Order” and “The Gathering“)
Triptykon (playing a Celtic Frost set)
Pig Destroyer
YOB
Power Trip
Skeletal Remains
Necrot
Haunt

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Tom G. Warrior Has No Respect For Record Companies

Spain's TNT Radio Rock recently conducted an interview with members of Triptykon - the occult/avantgarde metal outfit formed by ex-Celtic Frost mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) at this year's edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held past summer at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the entire chat in the video below.

Being asked about the recent BMG/Noise reissues of Celtic Frost's seminal catalog, a campaign Fischer ultimately withdrew his endorsement from because of disagreements on the content on his liner notes, Fischer states:

"I had some disagreements with BMG Records who own the rights to these albums these days, but it's of minor importance. It was a disagreement of what should be in the booklet and what should not. It's nothing new in the recording industry that the record company doesn't have the same opinion as the recording artist. But as far as the sound is concerned, I'm very proud of what we've done, most of the credit has to go to Victor Santura. I'm very proud of the achievement."

"I have no respect for record companies. I started in the 1980s worshipping - I wanted a record deal - I worshiped record companies. They represented, to me, the key to becoming a musician, which was my dream. But after thirty-five years of learning about myself, I've seen the realities of the music industry. We are fortunate enough to work with our own record company, so we have all the freedom in the world. Because we have our own record company, we can work at a very high level and professional. I don't like to work with companies who work on a lower level of professionalism. So I sometimes lose my patience when somebody doesn't work at the level we are used to. I didn't spend thirty-five years in the industry to deliver mediocre. If I wanted to release something, whether it's an old Celtic Frost album or a new Triptykon, I would like it to reflect myself or the artist on one hand. On the other hand, it should reflect the highest level of quality possible. If somebody fails to do that, yes, I'm unhappy. I think that's a very natural instinct. My name is on the record. If a record company fucks up, my name is still on there."

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Triptykon Seeking New Drummer

Triptykon made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and the search for a new drummer:

"We feel very honored to have been invited to play Spain's Leyendas del Rock and Germany's Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time.

"The return to Party.San is equally important for us. Triptykon's first appearance at the festival, in August of 2011, was heavily marred by the unexpected shutdown of the main stage due to storm damage, and by a number of local organizational issues. Party.San is a truly extraordinary festival in our eyes, and we feel privileged and delighted to be given the opportunity to finally honour it with a proper concert.

"But these two festivals are significant to us for yet another, far more personal reason. These will be the final concerts we will play with our drummer, Norman Lonhard. Norman joined Triptykon in December of 2008, thereby completing the freshly formed band. He recorded two acclaimed albums, an EP, and a single with the group, appeared in all of Triptykon's video clips, and performed uncounted concerts around the globe with us. More...

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Arch Enemy, Triptykon,.. Feat. On 2016 "W:O:A" DVD

The official live Blu-ray/DVD Set release for last year's edition of the annual "Wacken Open Air" titled "27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder", has been scheduled for August 11th in North America via Silver Lining Music. Double disc CD and double disc DVD/Blu-ray sets are planned with footage/audio of 43 artists and 54 songs set for inclusion. You’ll hear music from Arch Enemy, Bullet for My Valentine, Borknagar, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Steel Panther, Axel Rudi Pell, Entombed A.D., Red Fang and Tarja Turunen, plus experience the emotional tribute to legendary Motörhead founder Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, “Born To Lose, Live To Win”.

A trailer for the Blu-ray/DVD Set can be seen below:

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Watch Arch Enemy & Triptykon Live At W:O:A 2016

Pro-shot footage from this weekend’s "Wacken Open Air" festival in Germany is streaming below. Below you can watch the entire live sets from Arch Enemy & Triptykon:

Arch Enemy - Live @ Wacken 2016 - Full Concert:

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Wacken Open Air Live Stream Available

This weekend, you can stream portions of the 2016 edition of Wacken Open Air live via Arte.tv. Some of the top bands offered for streaming: Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Saxon, Testament, Eluveitie and Ministry (among others).

The live stream can be accessed at this location.

The schedule for streaming can be found below (note: all times are CET):

Thursday, August 4th:

16h50-17h35 Henry Rollins
17h40-18h05 Hämatom
18h10-19h25 Saxon
19h30-20h30 Panzerballett
20h35-21h25 Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band
21h30-23h30 Iron Maiden
23h35-00h15 Therapy?
00h15-00h45 (tba)
00h45-01h00 Born to Lose, Lived To Win (A Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister)

Friday, August 5:

16h20 17h20 Entombed A.D.
17h25-18h25 Axel Rudi Pell
18h30-19h45 Eluveitie
19h50-21h05 Bullet For My Valentine
21h10-22h25 Tarja
22h30-00h00 Blind Guardian
00h15-01h30 Ministry
01h45-03h00 Testament

Saturday, August 6th:

15h40-16h55 Borknagar
17h00-18h10 Metal Church
18h15-19h30 Therion
19h35-20h50 Steel Panther
20h55-22h10 Clutch
22h15-23h30 Triptykon
23h35-00h35 (tba)
00h40-01h55 Parkway Drive
01h55-03h10 Arch Enemy More...

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Costin Chioreanu Announces Book Release

The publishing wing of Svart Records that kicked off this month with the Isten Fanzine compilation continues in April with "Magic As A Golden Mean," which is a selection of mixed-media artworks by Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu.

The hardcover book will be launched at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland in April 2015.

Costin has been creating album artwork for over a decade. He started out illustrating his band’s demos, but would soon be influenced by circumstances in post-Communist Romania, too.

In the mid-1990s, metal fans in Bucharest were lucky to find bootleg cassettes with badly photocopied covers. Undeterred, Costin simply made his own using Heavy Metal Magazine, the country’s sole heavy music publication, as a reference.

Today, he has emerged as one of the most talented artists in the realm of avant-metal and dark psychedelica, producing work for the likes of Darkthrone, Ulver, At The Gates, Triptykon, and Opeth. Whether the images he conjures are disturbing, provocative, or enchanting, they consistently show great finesse, sensitivity and depth. More...

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Demonical To Play Metalhead Meeting Fest

Demonical has checked in with the following brief announcement about confirming the band's first show for 2015:

"We are confirmed for the Metalhead Meeting festival in Bucharest, Romania, 12-14 June 2015. More shows will be announced shortly."

Other confirmed bands include Centinex, Amoprhis, Primordial, and Triptykon. Check out the promo poster below. More...

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Triptykon Releases New Music Video

On the eve of returning to the stage in the band's native Switzerland after an absence of more than two years, and two weeks before embarking on a tour of Europe with At The Gates, Swiss avant-garde extreme metal act Triptykon is debuting a new visualization for a track off the “Melana Chasmata” album (reviewed here).

See the video for the album’s opening track, “Tree Of Suffocating Souls," in the YouTube player below. The video was directed by Philipp Hirsch (who previously worked with Triptykon for the "Shatter" and “Aurorae” video clips).

Triptykon singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior comments: "In producing this footage, we have elected to once again work in partnership with long-standing Triptykon collaborator and director, Philipp Hirsch, in Leipzig, Germany. As intensely minimalist as Triptykon's approach and music are, as perfect and passionate was Philipp in creating images which combine such minimalism with the required darkness. The night during which most of these images were created was, for many reasons, a truly extraordinary night none of us shall ever forget." More...

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Onslaught Drops Off Eindhoven Bill

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization has announced that due to scheduling issues Onslaught has cancelled the band's previously planned performance at the festival.

Recently reunited U.K. thrashers Xentrix will replace Onslaught on Saturday December 13th, 2014.

Xentrix has released four albums through Roadrunner Records: 1989’s "Shattered Existence," 1990’s "For Whose Advantage," 1991’s "Dilute to Taste," and 1992’s "Kin." Heavy Metal Records also released a 1996 LP called "Scourge."

The currently announced lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2014 is as follows: More...

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full Band Lineup

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.

The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!

The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Bloodstock Live Stream Available This Weekend

This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2014 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):

Friday, August 8th:

Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15

Saturday, August 9th:

Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30

Sunday, August 10th:

Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...

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Triptykon Premieres New Music Video "Aurorae"

Triptykon premiered the new music video for the track "Aurorae" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the latest album "Melana Chasmata," which was issued back in April via Century Media Records (see review here).

The clip is an ominous visualisation of "Aurorae," one of the most poignant and personal songs on "Melana Chasmata." It was directed by Philipp Hirsch (who previously collaborated with Triptykon for the group's highly acclaimed "Shatter" video clip), and filmed in Leipzig, Germany, earlier this year. As it was the case with "Shatter", the "Aurorae" clip is based on concepts by Hirsch and Triptykon singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior.

The "Aurorae" clip is to be followed later in 2014 by an EP of the same title, featuring additional unreleased music by the group and released through Century Media Records/Prowling Death Records. Moreover, the end of the year will see Triptykon embark on a major European tour with At The Gates.

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