FISCHER On TRIPTYKON: 'It Invokes An Extreme Darkness, A Darkness We Are All Addicted To'

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Former CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has issued the following update:

"The third day of album recording sessions with TRIPTYKON. I am writing these lines in the control room of the studio, far in the countryside west of Landshut, Germany. The studio is surrounded by forests and endless fields. And yet the sound around me is deafening; we are recording the drums for the new version of a song which, in its original demo version, was once called 'Relinquished Body'. Earlier today, we completed the extensive drum tracks for 'The Prolonging'.

"Disregarding for a moment the various studio sessions I participated in with 1349 in 2008 and 2009, this is my first album recording session since the completion of CELTIC FROST's 'Monotheist' album in late 2005. Accordingly, these past few days have been filled with uncounted thoughts and memories. I originally wrote a significant part of the music we are working on here with the explicit intention to record it with Martin Eric Ain [CELTIC FROST bassist]. There are no words which would accurately describe how much I had been looking forward to that, given the unprecedented spirit of creativity which existed between us during the final months of the 'Monotheist' recording sessions.

"It is as it is. This music exists, and it now fills us all with adrenaline and emotions. It invokes an extreme darkness, a darkness we are all addicted to. Deeply so."

TRIPTYKON's debut album, tentatively titled "Eparistera Daimones", will mainly be recorded in southern Germany, with additional recording sessions to take place in Switzerland. Produced by Warrior and TRIPTYKON guitarist V. Santura, the recording and mixing sessions are expected to continue until November 2009. The album is currently scheduled for release in spring of 2010, through the group's own label, Prowling Death Records (home of HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST).

TRIPTYKON was created specifically to continue and further evolve the darkness invoked by its immediate precursors, seminal black/extreme metal pioneers HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST. Accordingly, TRIPTYKON's first album is a persistent development of the virulent and towering musical darkness perpetuated not only by Warrior's early work but also within his extensive contributions to CELTIC FROST's highly acclaimed "Monotheist" album. As expected, a significant part of the music on the album consists of material written by Warrior during the past few years and originally intended for "Monotheist"'s successor. This is balanced by new, original music written by Warrior and Santura since TRIPTYKON's inception.

Although the group has so far proceeded in virtual concealment, the music for "Eparistera Daimones" has been described as akin to a bleak, black ocean of heaviness, accentuated by moments of unexpected grace. Songs currently under consideration for inclusion on TRIPTYKON's debut album are, among others, "Myopic Empire", "Among Veiled Spirits", "Sepultus", "Abyss Within My Soul", "Goetia", "A Thousand Lies", and the 17-minute "The Prolonging".

TRIPTYKON will follow the release of "Eparistera Daimones" with a number of festival appearances and a full tour. The group's onstage debut is scheduled to take place as part of the renowned Roadburn festival in April 2010.

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