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Triptykon
Triptykon
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Triptykon live in Zagreb, Croatia.
Background information
Origin Zurich, Switzerland
Genres Gothic metal, doom metal, black metal, death metal, avant-garde metal[1]
2008-present
Labels Prowling Death, Century Media
Apollyon Sun, Celtic Frost, Dark Fortress, Hellhammer, Mind Funk, Freitod
Website www.triptykon.net
Members Thomas Gabriel Fischer
V. Santura
Vanja Slajh
Reed St. Mark
Norman Lonhard

Triptykon is a Swiss extreme gothic metal band from Zürich, formed in 2008 by Thomas Gabriel Fischer, founding member of the pioneering heavy metal bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun. Fischer announced his departure from Celtic Frost in May 2008 and shortly afterwards revealed his new project would be entitled Triptykon.[2] The name of the band is the Greek word for "triptych", and is aimed at stating that Triptykon is founding member Thomas Gabriel Fischer's third project after Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. The band logo is inspired by a writing pattern used in Weimar Republic.[3]

Triptykon will sound as close to Celtic Frost as is humanly possible, and the album I am working on will feature all the material I envisioned for the successor to Celtic Frost's Monotheist. I desire the album to be a darker, heavier and slightly more experimental development of Monotheist. The first audio sample, for the song "Crucifixus", can be heard on the band's official Myspace page, among others.

On August 5, 2009, Triptykon issued a press release indicating the recording of their debut album, Eparistera Daimones, would commence in the middle of August and continue through November, with a release in the spring of 2010.[4][5]

On December 21, 2009, Triptykon issued a new press release to reveal Prowling Death Records Ltd. entered into a licensing agreement with Century Media Records to release Eparistera Daimones on March 22, 2010.[6]

A follow-up EP, entitled Shatter, was released on October 25, 2010.[7] A music video for the song Shatter has also been released.

It was announced on October 22, 2013 that the new album will be titled Melana Chasmata.[8]

On February 7, 2014, Melana Chasmatas release date was revealed as being on April 14, 2014. The new album was received by music critics with a widely excellent critical response.[9]

Members

Triptykon live at Wacken Open Air 2016
Current
  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, programming (2008-present)
  • V. Santura - lead guitar, backing vocals, additional co-lead vocals (2008-present)
  • Vanja Slajh - bass, backing vocals (2008-present)
Former
  • Reed St. Mark - drums, percussion (2008)
  • Norman Lonhard - drums, percussion (2008-2017)

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
FIN
[10][11][12]
SWI
[13]
GER
[14]
JPN
[15]
NLD
[16]
FRA
[17]
USA
[18]
UK
[19]
Eparistera Daimones
  • Released: 22 March 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[20]
28 73 81 32 98 21 198 134
Melana Chasmata
  • Released: 14 April 2014
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[22]
16 32 69 78 11 40 171 43
.

EPs

Title EP details Peak chart positions
FIN
[10]
Shatter
  • Released: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[33]
8
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

Title Single details
Breathing
  • Released: 17 March 2014
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP

References

  1. ^ Gorania, Jay H. "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones Review - Review of Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon - About.com". About.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Former CELTIC FROST Frontman Launches TRIPTYKON". roadrunnerrecords.com. 2008-05-21. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "TALKIN' TRIPTYKON WITH TOM G. (WARRIOR) FISCHER - MetalSucks". MetalSucks. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (2009-08-05). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Triptykon To Begin Recording Debut Album". metalunderground.com. 2009-08-05. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (2009-12-21). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Former Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 2010-08-11. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 2014-02-07. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Mid-price". ifpi.fi. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Albumit". ifpi.fi. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Albumit". ifpi.fi. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de". musicline.de. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "gveBR?Ao?LO". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "lescharts.com - Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Triptykon - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "cluk/140426cluk". zobbel.de. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Triptykon: 'Eparistera Daimones' First Week Chart Positions Revealed - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Melana Chasmata by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/25: The fault in our Stars In Stereo | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/18: Can we get a Hellyeah? | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/12: The charts get f*cked up | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  26. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/4: A KISS-torical week of sales | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/29: 16 million Metallica fans can’t be wrong | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  28. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/21: People Still Really Like Mushroomhead | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  29. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/14: Nothing that Magic about this week | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/7: Whitechapel break into the top 10 | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  31. ^ "Metal By Numbers 4/30: The charts have seen better days | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  32. ^ "Metal By Numbers 4/23: Charts get Sevendust-ed | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved . 
  33. ^ "iTunes - Music - Shatter - EP by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved . 

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