Triptykon and former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind Tom G. Warrior has revealed that he is currently working on the debut Niryth album in Switzerland with Triptykon/ex Celtic Frost guitarist V. Santura. In a post on his blog, Delineation II, he said:
“Wednesday evening, late at night, and I am sitting in my spartan room in an exceptionally old-fashioned countryside inn, located in a tiny Bavarian village surrounded by endless fields and forests covered in lingering snow. We have just finished the third day this week of recording and mixing sessions at Triptykon guitarist V. Santura’s equally remote Woodshed Studio. It is a pleasant feeling of accomplishment that fills me this evening, after many months of frequently challenging work on music and lyrics behind the scenes.
“These past few days, we finished all vocal recordings for Niryth’s initial recorded music and then began mixing the material. Only one of the songs remains to be mixed tomorrow. And we also completed the recording sessions for V. Santura’s pilot lead guitar and my pilot vocals for the final, major part of the Celtic Frost/Triptykon Requiem. I am deeply grateful to V. Santura for his graceful patience and considerable talent, without which neither the Requiem nor Niryth’s sessions would have yielded such unique results.
“And when V. Santura and I sent the Niryth mixes to my songwriting partner and group co-founder Mia Wallace, who was unable to attend these sessions due to a prior and inescapable commitment, her emotionally positive reaction confirmed that we appear to be on the right path with this project.”
Niryth is a new project from Warrior which features three bassists (including himself) and no guitars. He’s joined in the group by Triptykon bassist Vanja Slajh and Mia Wallace (of The True Endless, Skoll and currently of the Hellhammer spin off Triumph Of Death and live bassist for former Immortal frontman Abbath,) as well as drummer Pidi Leuenberger.
In addition to this, Warrior revealed in a previous blog post that he has been working on a live Triptykon release entitled, “Requiem.” It’s not yet known if this will be a CD/download or home video release. In his blog, he stated:
“At long last, after some extremely regrettable delays due to my commitment to the deadline to finish the music for Triptykon’s forthcoming Requiem live concert, we are now close to completing Niryth’s initial recording sessions. This was originally scheduled to take place by the end of last year, and I deeply regret having been the cumbersome obstacle in meeting this goal.
“The music Mia Wallace and I have written for Niryth has by now become a measure darker than it originally appeared to transpire, not least due to the vocals. It is monolithic and delicate at the same time, heavy and enigmatically melodic, mesmerisingly grooving while often psychedelic. And we are working on more.”