Triptykon, the highly acclaimed extreme metal group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, have captured the visual side of their deeply dark and mesmerizing art in the group’s first video clip, “Shatter“, to accompany the title track of Triptykon’s new 5-track EP (released on October 25, 2010, through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records).
Based on a concept devised by Warrior and directed and filmed by Philipp Hirsch ofFilm-M (www.film-m.de) in Leipzig, Germany, in late September 2010, the video clip combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920’s-era silent movies.
The video clip can be seen here:
The direct link to view the video is here: “Shatter” Video Clip
A preview trailer for the clip is also available at this location:
At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, the “Shatter” EP will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music. The EP’s track listing is as follows:
2. I Am The Twilight
4. Circle Of The Tyrants (Live)
5. Dethroned Emperor (Live)
Tracks 1, 2 and 3 were recorded during the “Eparistera Daimones” album sessions in 2009. “Crucifixus” appears in a newly mixed and mastered version. Tracks 4 and 5 are cover versions of Celtic Frost songs, recorded live during Triptykon’s headliner performance at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on April 16, 2010. “Dethroned Emperor” features guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke.
Triptykon’s “Shatter” EP will be available as CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl (at 33 rpm). The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.
A very special and limited vinyl box set entitled “Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions” (pictured above) will also be available via CM Distro as of October 25, containing the “Eparistera Daimones” album on 2 LP 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 exclusively available in this box and not available separately. The box is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies worldwide. You can order it here:
Triptykon are currently playing a 25-date concert tour in the United States and Canada, together with co-headliners 1349 and special guests Yakuza, after completing a string of much praised Festival appearances and headline concerts in Europe and Japan. The first festival appearances in Europe for 2011 have been confirmed by now: FME in Finland, Rock Hard in Germany, Hellfest in France and Bloodstock in UK. See dates below for details and look out for many more to be announced soon.
Triptykon – Live:
Oct 19th, 2010 The Marquis Theatre, Denver
Oct 21st, 2010 El Corazon, Seattle
Oct 22nd, 2010 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
Oct 23rd, 2010 Slims, San Francisco
Oct 24th, 2010 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
Oct 25th, 2010 The Rock, Tucson
Oct 27th, 2010 The Marquee, Tulsa
Oct 28th, 2010 Ridglea Theatre, Fort Worth
Oct 29th, 2010 Emo’s Outside, Dallas
Feb 18th, 2011 FME, Helsinki
June 11th, 2011 Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen
June 18th, 2011 Hellfest, Clisson
August 12th 2011 Bloodstock, Derby
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