ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Triptykon, the highly acclaimed extreme metal group fronted by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer/guitarist, Tom Gabriel Warrior, has captured the visual side of their deeply dark and mesmerizing art in the group’s first music video for “Shatter”, the title track of the new five-song EP which is set to hit stores on October 25th on Century Media Records.
The visually stimulating video combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920s-era silent movies, and is based on a concept devised by Warrior himself. It can be seen online now at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrRi25jZRFY.
The video was filmed in Leipzig, Germany in late September 2010, and directed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M (www.film-m.de).
Triptykon in currently in the midst of their first ever North American tour, a co-headlining run alongside Norway’s, 1349, on the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”. Chicago’s veteran progressive metal act, Yakuza, rounds out the package on this fall’s heaviest tour.
The ‘Shatter’ EP follows the band’s praised debut album, Eparistera Daimones, which released in March. ‘Shatter’ will be available as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl. The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.
The EP’s track listing is…
02. I Am The Twilight
04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)
05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke
A very special and limited vinyl box set entitled, Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions, will also be available via CM Distro as of October 25, containing the Eparistera Daimones album on 2LP picture vinyl with gatefold cover, printed inner sleeves, and two posters, plus the newly released “Shatter” EP on picture vinyl with regular sleeve and printed inner sleeve. The box is made of heavy cardboard with matte finish, silver foil logo print and embossed Triptykon emblem, and the picture vinyls are will only be available in this box set. The box is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies worldwide, which can be purchased at: www.cmdistro.de/index.php?page=product&info=3986720.
Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”, and the ‘Shatter’ EP.
Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”
10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
Tom Gabriel Warrior – guitar/vocals
V. Santura – guitar, vocals
Norman Lonhard – drums, percussion
Vanja Slajh – bass