Releases News Band Merchandise Itinerary Multimedia




The members of Triptykon feel deeply grateful to be able to conclude a very significant year by being granted the following honors:

"Goetia", the opening song of Triptykon's debut album "Eparistera Daimones”, has been selected to be number one in a list of "Top 10 Songs Of 2010" by US websiteNoisecreep ( "Goetia" leads a roster of songs by bands such as Fear FactoryNachtmystiumIron MaidenScorpionsDeftones, and others. Top 10 Metal Songs Of 2010

"Eparistera Daimones” itself, meanwhile, has attained the second place in Heavy Metal's list of "Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 2010" (, right behind Enslaved's "Axioma Ethica Odini". The list of 2010's top 20 metal albums is completed by groups and artists such as Iron MaidenWatainIhsahnImmolationNachtmystiumDark Funeral1349, and others. 2010 Best Heavy Metal CDs (10-1) 2010 Best Heavy Metal CDs (20-11)

October 18, 2010 - "SHATTER" VIDEO RELEASED; EP OUT OCTOBER 25TH, 2010

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 252010, through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records).

Based on a concept devised by Warrior and directed and filmed by Philipp Hirsch ofFilm-M ( 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:

"Shatter" Video Preview

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:

1. Shatter
2. I Am The Twilight
3. Crucifixus
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:

CM Distro

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


'Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions' Cover

Triptykon "Eparistera Daimones – The Complete SessionsLimited Edition Vinyl Box Set

The box set contains:

- Triptykon’s "Eparistera Daimones" album on two picture vinyl discs, with gatefold cover, printed inner sleeves, and two posters
- The newly released "Shatter" 5-track EP on picture vinyl, with regular sleeve and printed inner sleeve.

Eparistera Daimones – The Complete Sessions' contentsThe box is made of heavy cardboard with matte finish, silver foil logo print and embossed Triptykon sigil.

The picture vinyls are available exclusively in this box; they are not available separately. The box is limited to 500 hand numbered copies worldwide. Official release date: October 25, 2010.

CM Distro purchase link: CM Distro


Triptykon is honored to announce its participation in the following festivals for 2011:

- February 18, 2011 - Finnish Metal Expo, Helsinki, Finland
- June 11, 2011 - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
- June 18, 2011 - Hellfest, Clisson, France
- August 12, 2011 - Bloodstock, UK



reformiert, the monthly German-language publication of the evangelical-reformed church of Switzerland and one of Switzerland's largest publications (with a circulation in excess of 719,000) features, in its latest print and online editions, a thematic examination of the topic of "evil".

Among the personalities interviewed for the feature are Hans Saner (philosopher and journalist), Eugen Drewermann (theologian and psychoanalyst), Frank Urbaniok (head physician of the psychiatric-psychological department of the judiciary enforcement of the State of Zurich), Claudia Wiederkehr (federal prosecutor), Werner De Schepper (former chief editor of the Swiss tabloid "Blick" and vice president of the media commission of the Swiss episcopal conference), Ulrike Zöllner (associate professor for applied psychology), and Tom Gabriel Warrior (singer/guitarist of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon). Each one of the interviewees is represented with an approximately 300 word summary of a dedicated and far more exhaustive interview.

"Das Böse" ("Evil") in the online version of reformiert


'Shatter' EP Cover

Triptykon, the group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, is to follow its highly acclaimed debut album "Eparistera Daimones" with the release of "Shatter", an all-new 5-track EP, onOctober 25th (Europe) and October 26th (North America)2010.

At a playing time of approximately 28 minutes, "Shatter" will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music. The EP's track listing is as follows:



1. "Shatter"
2. "I Am The Twilight"
3. "Crucifixus"
(Recorded during the “Eparistera Daimones” album sessions in 2009. "Crucifixus" appears in a newly mixed and mastered version.)
4. "Circle Of The Tyrants" (Live)
5. "Dethroned Emperor" (Live)
(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 through Century Media Records (under license from Prowling Death Records Ltd.) as CD, digital download, and 12" vinyl (at 33 1/3 rpm). The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.

Upcoming Triptykon Live Shows in Europe:

August 14, 2010 Oulu, Finland / Jalometalli Festival
August 19, 2010 Dinkelsbühl, Germany / Summer Breeze Open Air Festival
August 28, 2010 Bergen, Norway / Hole In The Sky Festival
September 17, 2010 Lausanne, Switzerland - The Romandie
October 3, 2010 Athens, Greece - Kyttaro Live + Anaal Nathrakh & Alcest

Triptykon "Weltenbrand" North American Tour with 1349 and Yazuka:

October 6, 2010 New York, New York - Gramercy Theatre
October 7, 2010 Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Middle East Downstairs
October 8, 2010 Baltimore, Maryland - Otto Bar
October 9, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Polaris
October 10, 2010 Montréal, Quebec - Les Foufounes Électriques
October 11, 2010 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
October 13, 2010 Cleveland, Ohio - Grog Shop
October 14, 2010 Millvale, Pennsylvania - Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 15, 2010 Detroit, Michigan - Majestic Theatre
October 16, 2010 Chicago, Illinois - Bottom Lounge
October 17, 2010 Saint Paul, Minnesota - Station 4
October 19, 2010 Denver, Colorado - The Marquis Theatre
October 21, 2010 Seattle, Washington - El Corazon
October 22, 2010 Portland, Oregon - Hawthorne Theater
October 23, 2010 San Francisco, California - Slims
October 24, 2010 Los Angeles, California - El Rey Theatre
October 25, 2010 Tucson, Arizona - The Rock
October 27, 2010 Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Marquee
October 28, 2010 Fort Worth, Texas - Ridglea Theatre
October 29, 2010 Austin, Texas - Emo's Outside
October 30, 2010 Houston, Texas - The Warsaw


Weltenbrand 2010 Tour PosterDecibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the "Weltenbrand Tour 2010" featuring the North American debut of Triptykon with 1349 and Yakuza rounding out the bill. Be sure to visit to view the entire tour itinerary. You don't want to miss out on this monumental event when it hits your city.

Tom Gabriel Warrior (vocals, guitars) describes his emotions on the eve of this new undertaking:

"Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career."

"It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!"

The main purpose of Triptykon is to continue where Celtic Frost left off and to satisfy Warrior's undying passion for extreme music. Indeed some of the material Fischer was working on post-"Monotheist" ended up on Triptykon's debut album, "Eparistera Daimones", so it stands to reason, besides the obvious fact that Fischer fronts Triptykon, the two are sonically and spiritually closely connected. As can be expected, Eparistera Daimones is therefore a musical leviathan.

Next to Warrior, Triptykon features V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion) and Vanja Slajh (bass). "Eparistera Daimones" was produced by Tom Gabriel Warrior and Triptykon guitarist V. Santura. Like Celtic Frost's universally praised "Monotheist" album, "Eparistera Daimones" was mastered by Walter Schmid at Oakland Recording in Winterthur, Switzerland.

"It's testament to Triptykon's towering strength that Eparistera Daimones has the power to make its mark in the midst of the thousands of bastard offspring of its ultimate originator."
- Metal Hammer, UK

"The end is not nigh, it has just begun. 25 years on from Hellhammer, Warrior is still redefining heavy."
-Terrorizer, UK

"With Eparistera Daimones, Tom Gabriel Warrior's ability to execute his craft expertly is certainly greater than ever."
- Decibel

"The fact that Eparistera Daimones meets or exceeds every expectation is a testament to Triptykon's talent. Say hello to the best album of the new year."

"Thunderously heavy and epic in scope, a must-have album."

"This is one of the heaviest, angriest, gloomiest releases ever. This album is a strong contender for “Best of the Year” lists; it certainly tops mine at this point."

"Abandon all preconceptions, abandon all hope: you don’t know heavy until you’ve heard Triptykon."

"Triptykon’s debut proves that Fischer is and always has been Celtic Frost."

"Tom Gabriel Warrior is the mastermind behind some of the absolutely best metal albums ever in my opinion. The man is a genius and deserves all the praise he gets."
- Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Terrorizer, UK

"Eparistera Daimones is a dark and pummeling debut."
- Guitar World

"The bottom line is that Triptykon has succeeded in creating an album that will stand by itself while also pleasing the legion of established fans who wanted more releases from Celtic Frost."
- The Examiner

"Triptykon is the logical extension of Celtic Frost version 2.0. Monotheist's contemporary flare, commercially accessible and modern crunchy guitars, and doom laden passages remain in tow; however it's darker (though less gothic), more bleak and hateful."


Golden God Award for InspirationOn June 14, 2010, on the occasion of the 8th Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony at theIndigo2/O2 Arena in London, the award for inspiration was presented to Triptykon singer/guitaristTom Gabriel Warrior (formerly of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost). The award was handed to Warrior by friend and peer Lee Dorrian of Napalm Death/Cathedral, who also delivered the award introduction.

Warrior concluded his words of acceptance as follows: "In my opinion, however, I don't deserve this award. It should instead go to Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Angel Witch, and Venom, artists who have inspired me and without whom I would not be here tonight."

Further winners included Immortal, Mike Portnoy, Machine Head, Joe Perry, Bullet For My Valentine, Zakk Wylde, Heaven & Hell, Lamb Of God, Sir Christopher Lee, and others.

Tom Gabriel Warrior at Golden Gods Awards Tom Gabriel Warrior arriving at the 8th Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London, June 14, 2010.


Triptykon have entered the official national sales charts in several European countries upon release of the critically acclaimed debut album Eparistera Daimones. Here are the exact details:

Germany: #81
Switzerland: #73
Finland: #28

Eparistera Daimones is available as a Deluxe Mediabook CD Edition, including a 28-page booklet and extensive liner notes, as well as a Gatefold Double LP.

Tom Gabriel Warrior reveals more details about Triptykon in a detailed two-part video interview which can be viewed here:

Part 1 and Part 2.

Furthermore, Triptykon will soon embark on a string of warm-up club shows in Germany (Rostock on April 13th and Essen onApril 14th), leading up to the highly anticipated appearance at the legendary Roadburn Festival on April 16th at the 013 venue in TilburgThe Netherlands. Here are all upcoming confirmed live shows:

Roadburn Warm-Up Shows:
+ April 13, 2010 in Rostock, Germany at Alte Zuckerfabrik
+ April 14, 2010 in Essen, Germany at Zeche Carl
Tickets available now from:

Festivals 2010:
+ April 16, 2010 in Tilburg, The Netherlands at 013/Roadburn Festival
+ April 30, 2010 in Barroselas, Portugal at the SWR Barroselas Metalfest
+ August 14, 2010 in Oulu, Finland for the Jalometalli Festival
+ August 19, 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany for the Summer Breeze Festival
+ August 28m 2010 in Bergen, Norway for the Hole In The Sky Festival

Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 with Nile & Obscura:
+ June 2, 2010 in Osaka, Japan at Club Quattro
+ June 3, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro
+ June 4, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan at O-East

To catch a glimpse of Eparistera Daimones, head over to the band’s Official MySpace Page, where you can stream two full


Tom Gabriel Warrior will guest on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated metal radio show this weekend, to be broadcast from April 2 through April 4. To find a station near you airing the show, go to


This week, "Bloody Roots" (broadcasted on Sirius XM Liquid Metal) honors Tom Gabriel Warrior, as his formidable new bandTriptykon arrives to further the groundbreaking legacy of his prior bands, Celtic Frost and Hellhammer. Join host Ian Christe("Sound of the Beast") for music by Triptykon, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, and Apollyon Sun, plus details on Tom's monumental new book, "Only Death Is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost 1981-1985".

The broadcast dates and times are as follows:

Saturday, March 27th at 6:00 PM EST

Sunday, March 28th at 2:00 PM EST

Tuesday, March 30th at 3:00 PM EST

Thursday, April 1st at 9:00 PM EST


Das Schweizer Radio DRS3 sendet heute, Mittwoch, 24. März 2010, im Rahmen der Sendung "Rock Special" (20.03-22.00 Uhr) ab 21 Uhr ein ausführliches Interview mit Tom Gabriel Warrior. Themen des Interviews sind der Zerfall von Celtic Frost, die Entstehung der neuen Gruppe Triptykon, das neue Album "Eparistera Daimones" sowie das in Kürze erscheinende Buch "Only Death Is Real".

Das Interview kann später auch als Podcast heruntergeladen werden.

+ + +

Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, Swiss national radio station DRS3 will feature a detailed interview with Tom Gabriel Warrior in the broadcast "Rock Special" (8pm to 10pm). The interview will start at 9pm. Among the topics discussed are the disintegration of Celtic Frost, the formation of Triptykon, Triptykon’s new album, "Eparistera Daimones", as well as the forthcoming book, "Only Death Is Real".

The interview will also be available as a podcast.


Triptykon are very proud to announce the band's appearance at this years' Hole in the Sky festival in BergenNorway, onAugust 28, 2010.

Tom Gabriel Warrior: "The performance at the Hole in the Sky Festival was one of Celtic Frost's most memorable concerts of the entire "Monotheist" tour in 2006, and we feel extremely honored to be asked to evoke our musical demons in Norway once more."

Triptykon also proudly announce that the band will play at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.


For immediate release:

Alle Triptykon-Fans, die den Tag der Veröffentlichung des ersten Triptykon-Albums "Eparistera Daimones“ nicht abwarten können, bekommen ab dem 15. März 2010 die Möglichkeit, das Album in Ihrer nächstgelegenen Saturn-Filiale anzuhören. Und so funktioniert es: An der Infotheke der CD-Abteilung liegen Flyer in Postkartengröße aus, die über das Triptykon-Album informieren. (Wer den Flyer dort nicht finden kann, sollte beim Personal danach fragen). Auf den Flyern ist der Barcode von „Eparistera Daimones“ abgedruckt. Diesen Barcode einfach unter den Scanner des Abhör-Terminals halten, und schon wird das Album abgespielt.

+ + +

Starting on March 15, 2010, Triptykon fans in Germany who are too impatient to wait for the release of Triptykon's first album, "Eparistera Daimones“, will have a chance to listen to the album at a nearby branch of the Saturn store. This is how it works: postcard-size flyers can be found at the information desk of Saturn's CD section. These flyers contain information regarding Triptykon's album (if there are no flyers left, fans may ask the staff to provide more). The Flyers also feature the barcode of "Eparistera Daimones“. To listen to the album, simply hold the barcode under the scanner of the listening terminal and the album will begin to play.


Triptykon at 'Extreme The Dojo Vol 25'We feel extremely honored to be able to announce Triptykon's first concerts in Japan. These shows will be part of the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 tour, and Triptykon will play as double-headliners withNile. The special guest for these concerts will be German group Obscura.

The Extreme The Dojo Vol. 25 dates are:

June 2, 2010: Osaka, Club Quattro

June 3, 2010: Nagoya, Club Quattro

June 4, 2010: Tokyo, O-East

Tom Gabriel WarriorIn 2007, Japan was the setting for some of Celtic Frost's most extraordinary concerts ever. I am thus truly delighted to return and grateful that we will get a chance to perform Triptykon's mass of darkness there so early on in the band's career.

We are equally proud to announce that Triptykon have been confirmed to headline the Jalometalli Festival in Oulu, Finland, on August 14, 2010.

Extreme The Dojo
Jalometalli Festival

February 18, 2010 - TRIPTYKON'S RADIO DEBUT:

Triptykon will make its radio debut this weekend, as Full Metal Jackie will debut the track "A Thousand Lies" (from the forthcoming album, Eparistera Daimones) on the Full Metal Jackie syndicated radio show. Go to to find a station near you.


'Eparistera Daimones' Artwork "Eparistera Daimones", the forthcoming debut album by Triptykon, the group founded by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frostsinger and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, is not only musically a leviathan. Remarkably, the album will also feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.

In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted Triptykon the use of his dramatic painting "Vlad Tepes" (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist's first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost's "To Mega Therion" album in 1985).

Vincent Castiglia contributes "Triptykon", a specially created portrait of the members of the group, painted in the artist's own blood (86 x 86 cm, blood/iron oxide on archival paper, 2009). As Castiglia aptly put it, the amalgamation of works by HR Giger, Vincent Castiglia, and Triptykon on "Eparistera Daimones" forms a creative triptych in itself.

HR Giger: "I am very proud to work with Triptykon. My art hasn't appeared on an album cover for quite some time, and I feel honored to have been approached by Tom about such a collaboration for Triptykon's very first release."

Vincent Castiglia: "It's been a tremendous honor to work with both Triptykon and HR Giger on the forthcoming release of, 'Eparistera Daimones'. It was a project of enormous depth for me, conceptually as well as visually. I think the resonance between Triptykon's music, Giger's art, and my work is extremely powerful, and it coalesces in quite an amazing, and singular way."

Tom Gabriel Warrior: "We feel deeply privileged to be able to adorn our very first album with the work of two artists we respect enormously. To us, their astonishing contributions convey significant symbolism both with respect to our personal frame of mind as well as for this particular album and its history."

"It is an immense pleasure to be able to work with HR Giger again. He was one of our most significant mentors during the days of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost, and he is an extraordinary human being and an artist without equal."

"Vincent Castiglia has become a close friend in recent years, and we both sensed that the time had come to create something truly unique together. I am infinitely grateful that he has lent us his incredible talent, not least because I know he incorporates as much passion, darkness, and pain into his work as I do, too."

Click each link below to view the respective cover:

Triptykon “Eparistera Daimones” Mediabook CD Cover

Triptykon “Eparistera Daimones” Double LP Cover

"Eparistera Daimones" will also feature detailed credits, full lyrics and extensive liner notes to all songs and will be released via Century Media Records under exclusive license from Prowling Death Records Ltd. on March 22nd, 2010 (Europe) and March 23rd, 2010 (North America).

Two songs from “Eparistera Daimones” can already be heard at the band’s official MySpace profile:

Upcoming Triptykon live shows:

April 16, 2010 - Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Roadburn Festival
April 30, 2010 - Barroselas (Portugal) – SWR Barroselas Metalfest



+ Available Now +

Available from: North America

+ Available Now +

Available from: North America

Official Limited Edition Print
+ Available Now +

Available to order from
artist Vincent Castiglia at:

"Only Death Is Real - An Illustrated History Of Hellhammer And Early Celtic Frost 1981 - 1985"
+ Available Now +

Available to order from:
Bazillion Points Books