For the Transformers character see Trypticon
|Genres||Doom metal, gothic metal, black metal, death metal, avant-garde metal|
|Labels||Prowling Death, Century Media|
|Associated acts||Apollyon Sun
|Members||Thomas Gabriel Fischer
|Past members||Reed St. Mark|
Triptykon is a musical project of 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. The name of the band is a play on the word "triptych", because 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.
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.
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.
Triptykon is currently working on a new album, which is due for release in early 2014.
It was announced on October 22, 2013 that the new album will be titled Melana Chasmata.
On February 7, 2014, Melana Chasmata's release date was revealed as being on April 14, 2014.
- Thomas Gabriel Fischer - vocals, guitar, programming (ex-Hellhammer, ex-Celtic Frost, ex-Apollyon Sun)
- V. Santura - guitar, vocals (Dark Fortress, Non Euclid)
- Norman Lonhard - drums, percussion (Fear My Thoughts, Pigeon Toe)
- Vanja Slajh - bass, backing vocals
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