Triptykon

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Triptykon
Triptykon at Wacken Open Air 2016
Triptykon at Wacken Open Air 2016
Background information
OriginZürich, Switzerland
Genres
Years active2008–present
LabelsProwling Death, Century Media
Associated actsApollyon Sun, Celtic Frost, Dark Fortress, Hellhammer, Mind Funk, Freitod
Websitewww.triptykon.net
MembersThomas Gabriel Fischer
V. Santura
Vanja Slajh
Hannes Grossmann
Past membersReed St. Mark
Norman Lonhard

Triptykon is a Swiss extreme 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.

History[edit]

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 during the time of the 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 5 August 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 21 December 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 22 March 2010.[6]

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

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

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

In early August 2017, Triptykon announced that drummer Norman Lonhard would be exiting the band, and that auditions for a replacement would soon be underway. Lonhard's final performance with the band was at the Party.San Open Air festival in Schlotheim, Germany on 12 August.[10]

A new album Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) was released on May 2020. Metal Hammer named it the 47th best metal album of 2020.[11]

Members[edit]

Thomas Gabriel Fischer in 2010
Current
  • Thomas Gabriel Fischer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, programming (2008–present)
  • Victor "V. Santura" Bullok – lead guitar, backing vocals, additional co-lead vocals (2008–present)
  • Vanja Slajh – bass, backing vocals (2008–present)
  • Hannes Grossmann – drums, percussion (2018–present)
Former
  • Reed St. Mark – drums, percussion (2008)
  • Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion (2008–2017)

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
FIN
[12][13][14]
SWI
[15]
GER
[16]
JPN
[17]
NLD
[18]
FRA
[19]
USA
[20]
UK
[21]
Eparistera Daimones
  • Released: 22 March 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[22]
28 73 81 32 98 21 198 134
Melana Chasmata
  • Released: 14 April 2014
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[24]
16 32 69 78 11 40 171 43
.

EPs[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions
FIN
[12]
Shatter
  • Released: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[35]
8
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)
  • Released: 15 May 2020
  • Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
  • Formats: CD, LP, Digital Download

Singles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorania, Jay H. "Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones Review - Review of Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon - About.com". About.com. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Former CELTIC FROST Frontman Launches TRIPTYKON". roadrunnerrecords.com. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  3. ^ "TALKIN' TRIPTYKON WITH TOM G. (WARRIOR) FISCHER - MetalSucks". MetalSucks. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (5 August 2009). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Triptykon To Begin Recording Debut Album". metalunderground.com. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  6. ^ Thomas Gabriel Fischer (21 December 2009). "Triptykon Press Release". Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Former Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Triptykon Press Release". fischerisdead.blogspot.com. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  10. ^ Childers, Chad. "Triptykon Reveal Drummer Norman Lonhard's Upcoming Exit, Plans to Audition Replacements". Loudwire.com. Loudwire.com. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  11. ^ "The 50 best metal albums of 2020". Metal Hammer. Future plc. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Mid-price". ifpi.fi. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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  14. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Albumit". ifpi.fi. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "lescharts.com - Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  20. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. "Triptykon - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  21. ^ "cluk/140426cluk". zobbel.de. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Eparistera Daimones by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  23. ^ "Triptykon: 'Eparistera Daimones' First Week Chart Positions Revealed - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  24. ^ "iTunes - Music - Melana Chasmata by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  25. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/25: The fault in our Stars In Stereo | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  26. ^ "Metal By Numbers 6/18: Can we get a Hellyeah? | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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  32. ^ "Metal By Numbers 5/7: Whitechapel break into the top 10 | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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  34. ^ "Metal By Numbers 4/23: Charts get Sevendust-ed | Metal Insider". metalinsider.net. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  35. ^ "iTunes - Music - Shatter - EP by Triptykon". iTunes. Retrieved 25 November 2014.

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