Triptykon Share Video For Orchestral Performance Of Celtic Frost’s “Rex Irae”

Triptykon have shared footage of themselves performing Celtic Frost’s “Rex Irae” during their special orchestral set at last year’s Roadburn Festival. That set featured a three-part “Requiem” composed of “Rex Irae” off Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium,” “Winter” off Celtic Frost’s “Monotheist,” and the recently finished “Grave Eternal.” A live release featuring that performance, titled “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019),“ was released today (May 15).

Triptykon Share New Trailer For “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)”

Triptykon have shared a trailer for their new live release, “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019).“ That effort will be available on May 15 and it will feature the band’s special orchestral set at last year’s Roadburn Festival in which they performed a three-part “Requiem” composed of “Rex Irae” off Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium,” “Winter” off Celtic Frost’s “Monotheist,” and the recently finished “Grave Eternal.”

Triptykon To Release “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)” In May

Triptykon have announced that their new live release, “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019),“ will be available on May 15. The effort features the band’s special orchestral set at last year’s Roadburn Festival in which they performed a three-part “Requiem” composed of “Rex Irae” off Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium,” “Winter” off Celtic Frost’s “Monotheist,” and the recently finished “Grave Eternal.”

Tom G. Warrior commented:

“We are truly, deeply delighted to be able to have been granted the opportunity to finish this unique project begun by Celtic Frost so many years ago, and to finally share the completed recording with the world, This album is the result of two years of passionate work, and it marks the conclusion of a musical idea first considered over three decades ago.

Moreover, this Requiem also represents drummer Hannes Grossmann‘s first recording with Triptykon, and we are very proud to feature him in such an extraordinary context.

It was an incredible honour to collaborate with the Metropole Orkest, conductor Jukka Iisakkila, guest vocalist Safa Heraghi, and the esteemed Roadburn festival. In fact, there couldn’t have been a better partner for the “Requiem” project than Roadburn.

We are releasing this Requiem album in memoriam of our deeply missed friends and collaborators Martin Eric Ain and HR Giger.”

Pre-orders will launch on March 20. Here’s the available formats:

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

Triptykon Planning “Requiem” Live Release, Working On New Album

Earlier this year, Triptykon played a special orchestral set at the Roadburn Festival featuring a three-part “Requiem” composed of “Rex Irae” off Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium,” “Winter” off Celtic Frost’s “Monotheist,” and the recently finished “Grave Eternal.” Tom G. Warrior has since confirmed that the show was recorded and that a new live release will surface next year. On top of that, he also revealed that Triptykon are working on a new album.

Warrior told Metal Shop TV the following:

“Finally Triptykon is showing signs of life. I admit it’s all my fault. I’ve been involved with so many things and I’ve also had to take care of some private things in my life in recent years. We have been mixing the ‘Requiem‘, the live recording of Celtic Frost/Triptykon‘s ‘Requiem‘. We have finished mixing it. I have submitted all the artwork.

It’s going to be released early next year as a very lavish gatefold album with many extras and bonus materials and so on. It will be a very beautiful release. Of course, it’s a stopgap release. The actual Triptykon studio album, we are working on it. I’m working on various songs. We will rehearse those songs later this year in Switzerland. We plan on recording this album in the next months in 2020, and release it hopefully later next year if all goes well. There should be two Triptykon albums finally within maybe one year.”

[via Metal Injection]

Triptykon To Be Joined By An Orchestra For Special Three-Part Celtic Frost/Triptykon “Requiem” Performance At 2019 Roadburn Festival

Triptykon will be performing a special orchestral set with the Dutch Metropole Orkes at the 2019 Roadburn Festival, which is set to take place on April 11-14 at 013 in Tilburg, NET. The performance will see Tom Gabriel Fischer running through a Celtic Frost/Triptykon three-part “Requiem.” Part one is “Rex Irae” off Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium,” while part three is “Winter” off Celtic Frost’s “Monotheist.” Part two is “Grave Eternal,” which was left unfinished until now. Fischer commented:

“The three parts of the Requiem will 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.”

Triptykon’s Thomas Gabriel Fischer Gets His Arm Broken In An “Unprovoked” Attack

Triptykon’s Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) has revealed that his arm was broken in “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.” Despite this, all Triptykon shows will go on as planned.

Fischer said the following:

“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.”

[via The PRP]

Triptykon Holding Auditions For New Drummer

Triptykon have launched an open audition to find someone to replace drummer Norman Lonhard, who will exit the gorup following some upcoming festivals. You can see what the band had to say about that below.

Triptykon’s statement:

“We feel very honoured 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.

We are proud of Triptykon‘s exceedingly stable line-up, not least in light of some of the events that transpired in Triptykon‘s predecessor, Celtic Frost. It reflects Triptykon‘s internal spirit of harmony that this first departure of a member of the group occurs in true friendship and deep mutual respect.

After eight and a half years of invoking supreme darkness with Triptykon onstage and in the studio, Norman has indicated his desire to explore different musical avenues in the future. It is a wish we fully understand, of course, but also one we bemoan on a personal level.

We all wish Norman the very best for any and all of his future endeavours. He will forever remain one of us.

Triptykon is thus now looking for a new drummer, before continuing work on the group’s third album and returning to the world’s stages. We are taking the required technical capabilities for granted, and we are completely open with regard to age and female and male applicants. Of decisive importance to us, however, are uniqueness, an unrestricted musical horizon, creativity, artistic courage, a stable and professional personality, and an appearance that reflects the group’s music and unique historic background.

Interested parties may contact Triptykon through this e-mail address: triptykonswitzerland@gmx.ch

[Please note that this e-mail address will only respond to serious inquiries regarding the above mentioned topic.]”

Lonhard‘s final shows:

08/10 Villenia, SPA – Leyendas Del Rock Festival
08/12 Schlotheim, GER – Party.San Open Air