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Triptykon live in Zagreb, Croatia.
Background information
Origin Zurich, Switzerland
Genres Gothic metal, doom metal, black metal, avant-garde metal[1]
Years active 2008–present
Labels Prowling Death, Century Media
Associated acts Apollyon Sun
Celtic Frost
Dark Fortress
Mind Funk
Members Thomas Gabriel Fischer
V. Santura
Norman Lonhard
Vanja Slajh
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.[2] 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.[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.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer

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.

Triptykon is currently working on a new album, which is due for release in early 2014.[8]

It was announced on October 22, 2013 that the new album will be titled Melana Chasmata.[9]

On February 7, 2014, Melana Chasmata '​s release date was revealed as being on April 14, 2014.[10]




Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Eparistera Daimones
  • Released: 22 March 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[19]
28 73 81 264
Melana Chasmata
  • Released: 14 April 2014
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[21]
16 32 69 294 11 162 171 103
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Title EP details Peak chart positions
  • Released: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[23]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


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


  1. ^ Gorania, Jay H. "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones Review - Review of Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon -". Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Former CELTIC FROST Frontman Launches TRIPTYKON". 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
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  4. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (2009-08-05). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Triptykon To Begin Recording Debut Album". 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  6. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (2009-12-21). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Former Triptykon Press Release". 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  8. ^ "Tom Gabriel Fischer Working On Next Triptykon Album, 'Equally Dark And Heavy' New Project". 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
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