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Created in May 2008 to further develop the darkness invoked by its immediate precursors, seminal black/extreme metal pioneers Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Triptykon evolved from a Celtic Frost side project initiated by Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior), the group's singer, guitarist, and main songwriter.

Following five years of songwriting and recording sessions, the subsequent release of their acclaimed Monotheist album, and a 125-date world tour Read more on Last.fm

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Bloodstock Open Air 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

August 11th, 2014

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You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive photo galleries of Bloodstock Open Air 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 3rd, 2014

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There’s less than a week to go until the Midlands once again plays host to the UK’s biggest outdoor unabashed metal festival. Make no mistake – Bloodstock Open Air carries no caveats about being a “rock” festival. It is about being the heaviest fully-camping festival the UK has to offer, and their 2014 line-up – stuffed to the guts with death, black, and extreme metal – sets the festival apart from the larger Download and Sonisphere Festivals. That’s not a bad thing – a little variety goes a long way in the saturated UK festival market – so naturally this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is all about the Bloodstock 2014 line-up.

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Album: Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

April 15th, 2014

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Triptykon
Melana Chasmata
Century Media
14 April 2014

by Cheryl Carter

Triptykon’s unique sound was born from the dying days of Celtic Frost, when frontman Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) staked his everlasting claim for the darkness with Frost’s final outing, 2006’s much maligned (at the time) Monotheist. When Fischer resurfaced in 2010 with Triptykon’s debut, Eparistera Daimones, he continued to lie in those same shadows with a singular doomed sound that clearly showed that Celtic Frost’s swansong was a little more in his realm than it was of his former bandmates. 

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

EP: Triptykon – Shatter

September 16th, 2010

Triptykon
Shatter
Century Media Records
25 October 2010

by Tom Dare

Even geniuses make mistakes. Even guitar gods occasionally fluff a riff. Even musicians as accomplished and influential as Tom G Warrior will release weak records (Cold Lake, anyone?).  With this year’s Eparistera Daimones a towering masterpiece of darkness and misery, when we heard an EP was in the works within months, we worried that it would simply be the off-cuts that didn’t make the grade. But when the grade is set by Eparistera Daimones, the off-cuts can end up being tastier than most bands’ prime fillets.

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