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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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Anaal Nathrakh to Tour Europe

British blackened death metal band Anaal Nathrakh are preparing for a tour of Europe in Late September, leading up to their appearance in Athens with Triptykon. A statement from the band regarding the last minute tour announcement reads as follows:


"Given the comparatively last minute nature of the tour, we appreciate anything anyone can do to help get word around and make them all the memorable orgies of spit and hatred that they are destined to be. One or two may be added to this list, depending on availability."

Anaal Nathrakh will be playing in the following cities come late September/early October

September 24th - Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
September 25th - Podium 't Beest, Goes, Netherlands
September 26th - ExHaus, Trier, Germany

September 29th - Matrix Klub, Prague, Czech Republic
September 30th - Nová Pekáren, Nitra, Slovakia
October 1st - Escape Metal Corner, Vienna, Austria

October 3rd - Kyttaro Live, Athens, Greece

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Triptykon Reveals New EP, "Shatter," Details

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, is to follow its highly acclaimed debut album "Eparistera Daimones" with the release of "Shatter," an all-new 5-track EP, on October 25 (Europe) and 26 (North America), 2010. At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, Shatter will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music. The EP's track listing is as follows:

1. "Shatter"
2. "I Am The Twilight"
3. "Crucifixus"

Recorded during the Eparistera Daimones album sessions in 2009. “Crucifixus” appears in a newly mixed and mastered version.

4. "Circle Of The Tyrants" (Live)
5. "Dethroned Emperor" (Live)

Cover versions of Celtic Frost songs, recorded live during TRIPTYKON's headliner performance at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on April 16, 2010. "Dethroned Emperor" features guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke. More...

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Triptykon Announces More U.S. Dates

Triptykon, the new band from Celtic Frost frontman Thomas G. Fischer, has announced some additional dates to their upcoming trek of the United States. Joining them on the tour will be 1349 and Yakuza. Speaking on the tour, Fischer stated:

"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."

"It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!"

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Triptykon To Release New EP

Triptykon, the new band founded by former Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun mastermind Thomas G. Fischer, has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, "Shatter." This will feature the song of the same name, which was previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the band's acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones." No other information has been confirmed as of yet, though it is believed that it will also feature the song, "Crucifixus," which the band use as an intro tape during live performances. There is also word of a song entitled, "I Am The Twilight" being included, with speculation of two other songs named, "Sepultus" and "Among Veiled Spirits," though nothing has been said of these last two songs from sources close to the band recently. Stay tuned for further information including a release date and tracklisting.

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Triptykon Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Triptykon, the band founded by former Hellhammer and Celtic Frost mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, will be embarking on a series of concerts in the United States this October according to LiveNation. The tour is in support of the band's critically acclaimed debut album, "Eparistera Daimones" which is available now through Prowling Death/Century Media Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Sadistik Forest Signs To Violent Journey Records

Finnish death metal band Sadistik Forest has signed a deal with VIOLENT JOURNEY RECORDS. The band’s self titled debut will be released on August 12th 2010. The official album release show is scheduled for August 14th 2010 in Jalometalli Metal Festival, Oulu, Finland. Other confirmed acts are Destruction, Suffocation, Carcass, Triptykon etc.

Sadistik Forest was formed in 2007 by guitarist Antti Heikkinen, drummer Vesa Mutka and bassist/vocalist Markus Makkonen. The line-up was completed early this year, when guitarist Matti Salo joined the ranks. Sadistik Forest’s riff-based, ferocious and brutal, assault has often been compared to Unleashed and early Morbid Angel. More...

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Tom Fischer Wins Golden God Award In London

Thomas G. Fischer (aka Tom G. Warrior,) the founder of the legendary metal bands Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, and most recently Triptykon, was honoured in London this week when he received the prestigious Golden God award for inspiration. The award was presented to him at the Indigo2/O2 Arena by Cathedral frontman Lee Dorrian. When accepting the award, Fischer stated:

"In my opinion, however, I don't deserve this award. It should instead go to Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Angel Witch, and Venom, artists who have inspired me and without whom I would not be here tonight."

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Triptykon Enters European Album Charts

Triptykon, the new band from Celtic Frost and Hellhammer mastermind Tom G. Fischer, has entered the album charts in several European countries with their debut effort, ""Eparistera Daimones." The album charted highest in Finland where it secured the number 28 spot and also found success in Germany and the bands native Switzerland with rankings of number 81 and number 73 respectively. The album is now available worldwide via Century Media/Prowling Death Records.

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Tom Warrior Slams Celtic Frost's "Cold Lake" Album

Metalsucks.net recently sat down with Thomas Gabriel Fisher, a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior, to discuss the dissolution of Celtic Frost, his new band Triptykon, and more. Here's an excerpt:

Metalsucks: I’m a fan of the Cold Lake album. It’s good for what it is, even though it’s not what fans might want from Celtic Frost. How did that album come about?

Thomas: You want me to explain that in a few minutes? This is such an absolutely complex process that led to an album so terrible. It’s absolutely impossible to explain.

Metalsucks: So you’re not a fan of the album?

Thomas: I am extremely happy about this album in a way that, at least I have done the absolute worst I could possibly ever do in my entire lifetime – I’ve done that. So no matter how much I’m going to fail in the future, I will never sink that low again. No matter how many missteps and mistakes. Cold Lake is the absolute lower limit of whatever can come from my mind. So there it is, at least one positive thing that can come from it. It’s probably the worst album ever created in heavy music. I’m not saying that to be cynical. This is my honest opinion. I have to live with this. But I was the only guy from Celtic Frost, so I bear full responsibility, regardless of the facts behind it. And I’m accepting that responsibility. I’m not a coward. It is an utter piece of shit, and that’s not crass enough to describe it.
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Triptykon Confirmed For Hole In The Sky Festival

Triptykon, the latest band from former Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun frontman Tom G. Fischer, have been confirmed for this years edition of Norways Hole In The Sky festival. Other bands confirmed the for show include Venom, Angel Witch, Obituary and Cathedral. Speaking on the event, Fischer said:

"The performance at the Hole in the Sky Festival was one of Celtic Frost most memorable concerts of the entire Monotheist tour in 2006, and we feel extremely honored to be asked to evoke our musical demons in Norway once more."

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Thomas Fischer Discusses New Triptykon Album

Century Media has posted a new video clip online of Thomas G. Fischer discussing the story behind the making of the upcoming Triptykon album "Eparistera Daimones," which can be viewed below. The album will be released through Century Media Records on March 22nd in Europe and March 23rd in North America, and features artwork from H.R. Giger and Vincent Castiglia.

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Triptykon Announces Japan and Finland Dates

Triptykon has announced their first concerts in Japan. These shows will be part of the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 tour, and Triptykon will play as double-headliners with Nile. The special guest for these concerts will be German group Obscura.

The Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 dates are:

June 2, 2010: Osaka, Club Quattro
June 3, 2010: Nagoya, Club Quattro
June 4, 2010: Tokyo, O-East

Tom Gabriel Warrior comments: "In 2007, Japan was the setting for some of Celtic Frost's most extraordinary concerts ever. I am thus truly delighted to return and grateful that we will get a chance to perform Triptykon's mass of darkness there so early on in the band's career."

Triptykon has also been confirmed to headline the Jalometalli Festival in Oulu, Finland, on August 14, 2010.

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Triptykon Posts New Webisode Online

Triptykon, the new band from Thomas G. Fischer, who previously founded the bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun, has posted a fourth webisode online to help promote their forthcoming debut album, "Eparistera Daimones." You can check it out below. The album will be released through Century Media Records on March 22nd in Europe and March 23rd in North America and features artwork from H.R. Giger and Vincent Castiglia. More...

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Triptykon Posts New Album Samples

Triptykon, the new band formed by former Celtic Frost/Hellhammer mainman Tom G. Fischer, will release an album titled "Eparistera Diamones" on March 23rd. The band has posted three brief video clips online featuring samples from the new album. The first clip can be viewed below and the other two can be found after the jump.

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Triptykon Reveals New Album Release Date

Triptykon, the new band formed by former Celtic Frost/Hellhammer mainman Tom G. Fischer, has announced that their own record label, Prowling Death Records has entered into a distribution deal with Century Media Records. As a result of the partnership, the bands debut album, "Eparistera Daimones" will be released on March 22nd in Europe and North America.

Fischer comments: "I am very pleased about continuing my long-standing and very constructive affiliation with Century Media Records. After the demise of Celtic Frost, I was looking for continuity in every other aspect of my life, and the cooperation between Prowling Death Records Ltd. and Century Media Records has in the past already provided an outstanding platform for releases by Hellhammer (the Demon Entrails demo reissue album, 2008) and Celtic Frost (Monotheist, 2006)."

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

"Goetia"
"Abyss Within My Soul"
"In Shrouds Decayed"
"Shrine"
"A Thousand Lies"
"Descendant"
"Myopic Empire"
"My Pain"
"The Prolonging"

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Triptykon Streaming New Songs Online

Triptykon, the new band formed by former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer mastermind Thomas G. Fischer, is currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Abyss Within My Soul" and "A Thousand Lies" can be heard at Triptykon's official MySpace page. Triptykon are expected to release their debut album "Eparistera Daimones" in 2010.

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Triptykon Finishes Mixing New Album

In a recent message from Triptykon frontman Thomas Fischer, the man behind such bands as Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, he revealed that the band has completed mixing their debut album, "Eparistera Daimones." The message reads as follows:

"We finished mixing Triptykon's first album at Woodshed Studio in Germany late last week. I have now returned to Switzerland, where we will have it mastered by Walter Schmid at his Oakland Recording studio in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Monday. Walter already mastered Celtic Frost's Monotheist in 2006 and thus bestowed upon it its exceptionally loud and powerful sound. He managed to do this without cranking the album into unwanted distortion or clipping, i.e., without falling prone to the pitfalls of the loudness wars of recent years. The test master he did of one of the songs from Eparistera Daimones promises the same approach.

"This will mark the musical culmination of some two years of work on this project. Regardless of whether one will hate or love the music we have created with Triptykon, Eparistera Daimones is an album with a very unique background and a truly unique history. Neither of which have been contrived. Come what may, nothing will ever be able to diminish that."

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Triptykon Begins Mixing Debut Album

Triptykon, the new band formed by former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer mastermind Thomas G. Fischer, has begun the mixing stage of their debut album "Eparistera Daimones," which is expected to be released next Spring through the bands own Prowling Death Records. A message from Fischer reads as follows:

"This past Tuesday, I returned to Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany, for the third time since we began studio work on Triptykon’s debut album, Eparistera Daimones, in summer. While briefly back in Zurich, I finalized the album’s artwork, and we recorded the piano, violin, and female vocals that will be featured in some of the songs. As Nadine Rimlinger played the violin on Saturday, it was impossible not to feel transferred back to 1987, when we recorded the classical musicians for "Into The Pandemonium". Even though we are producing a much darker and heavier album this time around, some of the sounds created by Nadine were at times eerily reminiscent of such era past.

"The week in Zurich ended appropriately. Our friends in the incomparable PANTHEON I played in Zurich, and that same night, we made new friends in fellow touring act Zoroaster, who sound much like a staggering, modern incarnation of HELLHAMMER.

"Now, back in Germany, we have commenced mixing the songs we recorded during prior sessions. It is a challenging and complex album to mix, not just because of its musical content. But this mixing session is at the same time also one of the most intriguing I have ever been a part of. This is an unusual album, for better or for worse, in a very distinctive context. It is winter here, cold, dark, and wet. An utterly perfect setting, then, for tomorrow’s mixing session of 'The Prolonging', all 19 morbid, lumbering minutes of it."

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Tom Fischer In "Secret History Of Black Metal"

England's Terrorizer magazine has launched what is likely to become a separate quarterly specialist publication to complement the main magazine. The first issue, published in September 2009, is dedicated to "The Secret History Of... Black Metal." The 96-page magazine features various references to Hellhammer and Celtic Frost as well as a dedicated interview with Hellhammer/Celtic Frost/Triptykon guitarist/singer Tom Gabriel Fischer. A sidebar in the feature assesses the most significant Hellhammer and Celtic Frost releases, rating Celtic Frost's "Monotheist" album of 2006 as "Arguably, the metal album of the decade... This is darkness."

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Enslaved Added to Roadburn Festival 2010

Enslaved has been announced as artists in residence for Roadburn Festival 2010, which will take place April 15-18 in Tilburg, Holland. Enslaved will be playing the Thursday.

Roadburn states: "We are thrilled to announce that Norway’s Enslaved will be our artists in residence for next years Roadburn Festival, set to be held from April 15 – 18, 2010 at both the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg – Holland. Enslaved have been groundbreaking metal pioneers for almost 20 years. Since their Viking-metal inception, the band has been forging a connection between black metal and prog, arriving at an incredible melange of heavy psych and modern metal. Enslaved embodies the experimental, dark and psychedelic aspect of Roadburn, and we have invited them as our artists in residence – a premiere for Roadburn - for our 2010 festival. Enslaved, and various band members, will be doing several special shows during the festival.

Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson comments: “This show will pan towards the latter day Enslaved and will consist of a set list specially put together for Roadburn; emphasizing the heavy, the psychedelic and not but least – the visual aspect of what Enslaved is today. Be prepared for a surprise or two!”

Enslaved / Shining (NO) will be the main headliner of Roadburn Festival 2010, playing their 90-minute Armageddon Concerto on Saturday, April 17th. Composed by Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby and arranged together with the band members, Bjørnson describes the Armageddon Concerto as “an experience of a life time. Prog, doom, jazz, extreme metal, northern mythology, science fiction –this is going to be massive.”

The festival also features Dream of an Opium Eater, Trinacria, Mouth of the Architect, YOB, Triptykon, Altar of Plagues and many others. For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.

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