Triptykon to perform three-part “Requiem” with orchestral accompaniment at Roadburn Festival 2019

Roadburn has announced the first of three specially commissioned pieces to be performed at the festival in 2019 (April 11-14, Tilburg, The Netherlands). Tom G. Warrior, who was a Roadburn guest curator in 2010 and also performed there in 2014, will be presenting the full three-part “Requiem” with Triptykon, with orchestral accompaniment by the world-renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

The first part of the piece appeared on Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium” in 1987, titled “Rex Irae”. The third part, “Winter”, was included on “Monotheist” in 2006. The missing middle part is now being composed by Warrior for this special commission.

Warrior explains:

The intention to finish the full Requiem remained with me. I was going to do it one distant day with Triptykon, the group I formed to continue to pursue the path I began in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. It was 2018, yet again 16 years after I last worked on the Requiem, when Walter Hoeijmakers, founder of the legendary Roadburn Festival and one of my most beloved friends, contacted me to propose Roadburn as the venue to perform, at long last, the finished Requiem.

Walter and his team very kindly provided for the resources necessary for such a substantial undertaking, and so, at 54 by now, I found myself commencing work on the second and thus final part of the Requiem this year.

The three parts of the Requiem will therefore be performed by Triptykon at Roadburn 2019, with full classical orchestration, congregated specifically for this occasion by Florian Magnus Maier, who is our esteemed classical collaborator and arranger in this project, and whose patience with me appears to be limitless. We feel very proud and deeply honoured to be joined in this endeavour by the renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

More details about the commission can be found on the Roadburn web site.

Listen to part 3 of the piece, “Winter”:

The Roadburn lineup as announced so far:

A.A.Williams
Agrimonia
Anna von Hausswolff
At The Gates
Birds In Row
Black Bombain & Peter Brötzman
Bliss Signal
Bossk
Cave In
Conjurer
Crypt Trip
Curator: Tomas Lindberg
Daughters
Deaf Kids
Deaf Kids x Petbrick
Drab Majesty
Gold
Gore
Gösta Berlings Saga
Have A Nice Life
Heilung
Henrik Palm
Imperial Triumphant
Louise Lemón
Malokarpatan
Marissa Nadler
Messa
Midnight
Mono & the Jo Quail Quartet
Mord’a’Stigmata
Morne
Myrkur: Folkesange
Mythic Sunship
Old Man Gloom
Orchestra of Constant Distress
Petbrick
Pijn
Rakta
Secret Cutter
Seven That Spells
Sleep
Stuck In Motion
Svalbard
Territoire
The End
Thou
Triptykon/Metropole Orkest: Requiem
Ulcerate
Vile Creature
Wolvennest

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Triptykon to perform three-part “Requiem” with orchestral accompaniment at Roadburn Festival 2019

Roadburn has announced the first of three specially commissioned pieces to be performed at the festival in 2019 (April 11-14, Tilburg, The Netherlands). Tom G. Warrior, who was a Roadburn guest curator in 2010 and also performed there in 2014, will be presenting the full three-part “Requiem” with Triptykon, with orchestral accompaniment by the world-renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

The first part of the piece appeared on Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium” in 1987, titled “Rex Irae”. The third part, “Winter”, was included on “Monotheist” in 2006. The missing middle part is now being composed by Warrior for this special commission.

Warrior explains:

The intention to finish the full Requiem remained with me. I was going to do it one distant day with Triptykon, the group I formed to continue to pursue the path I began in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. It was 2018, yet again 16 years after I last worked on the Requiem, when Walter Hoeijmakers, founder of the legendary Roadburn Festival and one of my most beloved friends, contacted me to propose Roadburn as the venue to perform, at long last, the finished Requiem.

Walter and his team very kindly provided for the resources necessary for such a substantial undertaking, and so, at 54 by now, I found myself commencing work on the second and thus final part of the Requiem this year.

The three parts of the Requiem will therefore be performed by Triptykon at Roadburn 2019, with full classical orchestration, congregated specifically for this occasion by Florian Magnus Maier, who is our esteemed classical collaborator and arranger in this project, and whose patience with me appears to be limitless. We feel very proud and deeply honoured to be joined in this endeavour by the renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

More details about the commission can be found on the Roadburn web site.

Listen to part 3 of the piece, “Winter”:

The Roadburn lineup as announced so far:

A.A.Williams
Agrimonia
Anna von Hausswolff
At The Gates
Birds In Row
Black Bombain & Peter Brötzman
Bliss Signal
Bossk
Cave In
Conjurer
Crypt Trip
Curator: Tomas Lindberg
Daughters
Deaf Kids
Deaf Kids x Petbrick
Drab Majesty
Gold
Gore
Gösta Berlings Saga
Have A Nice Life
Heilung
Henrik Palm
Imperial Triumphant
Louise Lemón
Malokarpatan
Marissa Nadler
Messa
Midnight
Mono & the Jo Quail Quartet
Mord’a’Stigmata
Morne
Myrkur: Folkesange
Mythic Sunship
Old Man Gloom
Orchestra of Constant Distress
Petbrick
Pijn
Rakta
Secret Cutter
Seven That Spells
Sleep
Stuck In Motion
Svalbard
Territoire
The End
Thou
Triptykon/Metropole Orkest: Requiem
Ulcerate
Vile Creature
Wolvennest

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Obscura Posts Third Making Of “Diluvium” Video Online

German progressive death metal band Obscura has posted the third episode in their series of videos online chronicling the making of their most recent studio album,”Diluvium.” You can check it out below. The album was released last month through Relapse Records and was produced by Triptykon/Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura in the group’s hometown of Landshut. It is also their first album to feature guitarist Rafael Trujillo, who joined in 2015.

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Triptykon Frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s Arm Broken In ‘Unprovoked, Drug-Fuelled’ Attack

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Triptykon Frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer’s Arm Broken In ‘Unprovoked, Drug-Fuelled’ Attack

The right arm of Triptykon mainman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost) was broken this past weekend in what he describes as “an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack.”

Comments Fischer of the attack and the healing process:

“Once my right arm, shattered in an unprovoked, ultra-violent, and drug-fuelled attack, has healed sufficiently, I will again be able to tend to the rapidly accumulating mails in a far more timely manner. According to the doctors who are tending to me, this should occur sometime in August.

As my arm is entombed in a full-length cast right now, I am rather clumsy with my utterly unprepared left hand, and writing (and everything else) is a quite challenging proposition at the moment. The hospital staff felt sufficient pity to at least provide me with a suitably black cover for the cast.

And for those inevitably curious, yes, I was ultimately able to regain the initiative and defend myself, with a broken arm and in spite of being disadvantaged due to the element of surprise and the ferocity of the attack. True to his obvious disposition as a coward, the attacker swiftly took flight when he realized I was subsequently going for his life.

I had certainly pictured my return home from the extraordinary 20th anniversary celebrations of the Museum HR Giger to take an entirely different course. Alas, this is the real world, and these are the realities of life.

I detest violence, and I equally detest the effects of alcohol and drugs which solely serve to amplify the grave shortcomings of us members of the human race.

We will not cancel any Triptykon concerts, of course, but I will only be able to sing at the moment, returning to the guitar as the speed of my recovery will permit.”

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Triptykon Seeking New Drummer, Announces Festival Shows

Triptykon made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and the search for a new drummer:

“We feel very honored to have been invited to play Spain’s Leyendas del Rock and Germany’s Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time.

“The return to Party.San is equally important for us. Triptykon’s first appearance at the festival, in August of 2011, was heavily marred by the unexpected shutdown of the main stage due to storm damage, and by a number of local organizational issues. Party.San is a truly extraordinary festival in our eyes, and we feel privileged and delighted to be given the opportunity to finally honour it with a proper concert.

“But these two festivals are significant to us for yet another, far more personal reason. These will be the final concerts we will play with our drummer, Norman Lonhard. Norman joined Triptykon in December of 2008, thereby completing the freshly formed band. He recorded two acclaimed albums, an EP, and a single with the group, appeared in all of Triptykon’s video clips, and performed uncounted concerts around the globe with us.

“We are proud of Triptykon’s exceedingly stable line-up, not least in light of some of the events that transpired in Triptykon’s predecessor, Celtic Frost. It reflects Triptykon’s internal spirit of harmony that this first departure of a member of the group occurs in true friendship and deep mutual respect. After eight and a half years of invoking supreme darkness with Triptykon onstage and in the studio, Norman has indicated his desire to explore different musical avenues in the future. It is a wish we fully understand, of course, but also one we bemoan on a personal level.

“We all wish Norman the very best for any and all of his future endeavours. He will forever remain one of us. Triptykon is thus now looking for a new drummer, before continuing work on the group’s third album and returning to the world’s stages. We are taking the required technical capabilities for granted, and we are completely open with regard to age and female and male applicants. Of decisive importance to us, however, are uniqueness, an unrestricted musical horizon, creativity, artistic courage, a stable and professional personality, and an appearance that reflects the group’s music and unique historic background.

“Interested parties may contact Triptykon through this e-mail address: triptykonswitzerland[at]gmx.ch. Please note that this e-mail address will only respond to serious inquiries regarding the above mentioned topic.”

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Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Arch Enemy & Triptykon At 2016 “Wacken Open Air”

Pro-shot footage from this weekend’s “Wacken Open Air” festival in Germany is streaming below. Below you can watch the entire live sets from Arch Enemy & Triptykon:

Arch Enemy – Live @ Wacken 2016 – Full Concert:

Triptykon – Live @ Wacken 2016 – Full Concert:

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Winterhorde Posts “Maestro” Title Track Lyric Video

A new lyric video for “Maestro” just came online from Winterhorde’s upcoming album of the same name. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu and can be seen below, while “Maestro” is due to drop May 20th.

The album was recorded by Alex Feldman in Sound Studios, Tel Aviv, with mixing handled by V.Santura (Obscura, Triptykon, Secrets of the Moon) and mastering by Jens Bogren (Amorphis, Katatonia, Amon Amarth).

“Maestrom” features guest appearances from Jirí BigBoss Valter (Root) and Peter Huss (Shining). Pre-orders are online now at this location.

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Winterhorde Working On Upcoming Album “Maestro”

Israeli progressive extreme metal band Winterhorde has inked a deal with Metal Age Productions to re-release sophomore album “Underwatermoon,” which was released originally by Twilight-Vertrieb in 2010.

The CD will be released worldwide, except for Russian Federation and other CIS territories, where Moscow-based label Fono will be releasing it.

Winterhorde is about to enter the studio on April 2nd to start tracking third album “Maestro.” The album will be recorded and co-produced again by producer V.Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon, Obscura).

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Triptykon – New video clip for “Tree Of Suffocating Souls”; Touring commencing soon

On the eve of returning to the stage in their native Switzerland after an absence of more than two years, and two weeks before embarking on a tour of Europe with At The Gates, Swiss avant-garde extreme metal act Triptykon are debuting a new visualization of a song off their acclaimed second album, Melana Chasmata. […]

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Triptykon – New video clip for “Tree Of Suffocating Souls”; Touring commencing soon

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