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Triptykon is a Swiss 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.

Fischer announced his departure from Celtic Frost in May 2008 and shortly afterwards revealed his new project would be entitled Triptykon. 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. Read more on Last.fm

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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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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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