Eparistera Daimones

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Eparistera Daimones
Eparistera Daimones gatefold LP cover.jpg
Cover art by H. R. Giger
Studio album by
Released22 March 2010
RecordedAugust–November 2009[1][2]
Studio
Various
Genre
Length72:41
Label
Producer
Triptykon chronology
Eparistera Daimones
(2010)
Shatter
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
About.com[5]
Blabbermouth[6]
Angry Metal Guy[7]
Metal Storm8.4/10[8]
Popmatters.com8/10[9]
Lords of Metal100%[10]
Metal Reviews92/100[11]
Metal Cryptnot rated[12]

Eparistera Daimones is the debut album by Swiss extreme metal band Triptykon, the most recent musical project of Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior), founding member of the pioneering heavy metal bands Hellhammer and Celtic Frost and industrial project Apollyon Sun.

The album was released by Prowling Death Records Ltd., under a licensing agreement with Century Media Records on 22 March 2010,[13] and was released by Victor Entertainment Japan on 21 April 2010 with a bonus track, "Shatter". Upon its release, Eparistera Daimones was met with universal acclaim by both music critics and band fans.

Eparistera Daimones was produced by Thomas Gabriel Fischer and Triptykon guitarist V. Santura and recorded in V. Santura's own Woodshed Studio in southern Germany, in the course of the second half of 2009. Like Celtic Frost's Monotheist album, Eparistera Daimones was mastered by Walter Schmid at Oakland Recording in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The album features artwork by H. R. Giger and Vincent Castiglia.

The title of album is originally from Aleister Crowley's Liber XXV: The Star Ruby ritual. Eparistera Daimones (ΕΠΑΡΙΣΤΕΡΑ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΕΣ)[14] in Greek means On my left hand the Daemones[14][15] or To my left, the demons.[16]

"Myopic Empire" comes from "Relinquished Body", a demo track from Celtic Frost's 2002 demo album Prototype.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Goetia"Thomas Gabriel FischerFischer11:00
2."Abyss Within My Soul"FischerFischer9:26
3."In Shrouds Decayed"FischerV. Santura6:55
4."Shrine" (instrumental) Fischer1:43
5."A Thousand Lies"FischerFischer5:28
6."Descendant"FischerV. Santura7:41
7."Myopic Empire"FischerFischer, Unala, Gadient5:47
8."My Pain"FischerFischer5:19
9."The Prolonging"FischerFischer19:22
Total length:72:41

[17]

Japanese edition

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."Shatter"FischerFischer4:58
Total length:77:41

Formats[edit]

Eparistera Daimones was released in several formats including CD, digipak CD, and double gatefold LP.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 81[18]
Greek Albums Chart 17
Finnish Albums Chart 28[18]
Swiss Albums Chart 73[18]
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 27[18]

Personnel[edit]

  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • V. Santura – guitar, vocals
  • Norman Lonhard – drums & percussion
  • Vanja Slajh – bass

Collaborations[edit]

  • Simone Vollenweider – additional vocals
  • A. Acanthus Gristle – additional vocals
  • Fredy Schnyder – grand piano
  • Nadine Rimlinger – violin

Production[edit]

  • Tom Gabriel Warrior and V. Santura – production, recording and mixing
  • Walter Schmid – mastering
  • Antje Lange and Tom Warrior – executive producers
  • Vincent Castiglia – band illustrations
  • H. R. Giger – cover art "Vlad Tepes"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (5 August 2009). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Triptykon To Begin Recording Debut Album". metalunderground.com. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  3. ^ Gorania, Jay H. "Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones Review – Review of Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon – About.com". About.com. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  4. ^ AllMusic review
  5. ^ "Triptykon Eparistera Daimones Review – Review of Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon". heavymetal.about.com. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  6. ^ Bergman, Keith (21 August 2010). "Review: Eparistera Daimones". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones Review". 21 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones review".
  9. ^ "Triptykon: Eparistera Daimones, PopMatters". 24 March 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/reviews/view/id/16159[dead link]
  11. ^ "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones".
  12. ^ "The Metal Crypt - Review of Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones".
  13. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (21 December 2009). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  14. ^ a b "The Star Ruby".
  15. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Talkin' Triptykon with Tom G. (Warrior) Fischer". 18 March 2010.
  17. ^ "Eparistera Daimones: Triptykon: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  18. ^ a b c d "Eparistera Daimones first-week chart positions revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2010.