Triptykon’s Tom G. Warrior Recording Debut Niryth Album; Triptykon Live Release Near Completion

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.”

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Anthem Posts New Lyric Video “Immortal Bind” Online

Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal stalwarts Anthem have released a lyric video for their re-recorded hit, ‘Immortal Bind’. Check out the fast-paced and energetic track below. Anthem will release their re-recorded greatest hits album “Nucleus” on March 29th via Nuclear Blast.

The tracklist reads as follows:

1. Immortal Blind
2. Black Empire
3. Overload
4. Stranger
5. Linkage
6. Eternal Warrior
7. Ghost In The Flame
8. Venom Strike
9. Awake
10. Omega Man (Instrumental)
11.Pain
12. Echoes In The Dark
13. Unbroken Sign

Bonus Live CD:
1. Gypsy Ways (Win, Lose Or Draw)
2. Love In Vain
3. Bad Habits Die Hard
4. Legal Killing
5. Cryin’ Heart
6. Silent Child
7. Midnight Sun
8. Shout It Out!
9. Final Risk
10. Night Stalker

Nucleus will be available as 2CD and 2LP.

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Dream Theater Posts Studio Walk Through Interview

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater will release their 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time,” on February 22nd. In support of the upcoming release, the band have released a studio walk-through interview, which can be seen below.

“Distance Over Time” showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). “Distance Over Time” was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse, and mastered by Tom Baker.

“Distance Over Time” will be available as: Standard CD Jewel Case, Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track), 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the album on CD), Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as a Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity) and as a Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track).

Tracklisting:

1. Untethered Angel
2. Paralyzed
3. Fall Into The Light
4. Barstool Warrior
5. Room 137
6. S2N
7. At Wit’s End
8. Out Of Reach
9. Pale Blue Dot
10. Viper King (Bonus Track)

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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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Begat The Nephilim Eastern U.S. Tour Announced

New Hampshire’s BEGAT THE NEPHILIM are pleased to announce they will be embarking on a short tour of the Eastern United States in July. All dates will be in support of their upcoming album Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy which will be released on June 15th via Unholy Anarchy. There will also be a few dates in June surrounding the album release.

JUNE
10th – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
15th – Bungalow – Manchester, NH
16th – Cooks Cafe – Naugatuck, CT
29th – The Tank – Agawam, MA
30th – 212 – Westbrook, ME

JULY
12th – Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA
13th – Lakeside Tavern – Richmond, VA
14th – Grove – Knoxville, TN
15th – Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
16th – Highlands Taproom – Louisville, KY
17th – The Estate – Columbus, GA
18th – Verona – Port Richey, FL
19th – Warrior on the river – Tallahassee, FL
20th – Slims – Raleigh, NC
21st – The Palladium – Worcester, MA (W/ Summer Slaughter)

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Demonstealer Reveal Album Artwork For 2018 Album

Demonstealer, reveals the artwork for their upcoming album titled ‘The Last Reptilian Warrior’ created by none Reuben Bhattacharya aka Visual Amnesia (Slipknot etc.). The artist had this to say about it:

“The Last Reptilian Warrior was quite the journey. I really enjoyed the process of painting this entity and creating this character based on the Reptilian idea with Sahil. The art itself evolved over a period of time until it became the embodiment of the last reptilian, a Monk like Warrior walking the volcanic lands alone carrying his machine and staff, watching the world around him come apart. I really wanted his expression to convey that feeling of wicked dystopia.”

The final tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. The Grand Collapse Of Humanity featuring Kevin Paradis (Benighted)
2. Sculpting The Archetype featuring Krimh (Septiflesh), Stefano (Aborted) & Rami (Nervecell)
3. The Perspective Of Evil featuring Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) & Arran McSporran (Virvum)
4. The Human Pestilence featuring David Diepold (Cognizance) & Stefano (Hideous Divinity)
5. No Victory In War featuring Kevin Paradis (Benighted) & Shoi Sen (De Profundis)
6. The Weak Shall Perish featuring David Dielpold (Cognizance), Arran McSporran (De Profundis) & Mendel (Aborted)
7. The Last Reptilian Warrior

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Demonstealer Reveal Album Artwork For 2018 Album

Demonstealer, reveals the artwork for their upcoming album titled ‘The Last Reptilian Warrior’ created by none Reuben Bhattacharya aka Visual Amnesia (Slipknot etc.). The artist had this to say about it:

“The Last Reptilian Warrior was quite the journey. I really enjoyed the process of painting this entity and creating this character based on the Reptilian idea with Sahil. The art itself evolved over a period of time until it became the embodiment of the last reptilian, a Monk like Warrior walking the volcanic lands alone carrying his machine and staff, watching the world around him come apart. I really wanted his expression to convey that feeling of wicked dystopia.”

The final tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. The Grand Collapse Of Humanity featuring Kevin Paradis (Benighted)
2. Sculpting The Archetype featuring Krimh (Septiflesh), Stefano (Aborted) & Rami (Nervecell)
3. The Perspective Of Evil featuring Romain Goulon (Necrophagist) & Arran McSporran (Virvum)
4. The Human Pestilence featuring David Diepold (Cognizance) & Stefano (Hideous Divinity)
5. No Victory In War featuring Kevin Paradis (Benighted) & Shoi Sen (De Profundis)
6. The Weak Shall Perish featuring David Dielpold (Cognizance), Arran McSporran (De Profundis) & Mendel (Aborted)
7. The Last Reptilian Warrior

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Triptykon/Former Celtic Frost Frontman Tom Warrior Comments On Martin Ain’s Death

Following the news earlier today that former Hellhammer and Celtic Frost bass player Martin Eric Ain has died at the age of fifty, his former bandmate Tom G. Fischer (AKA Tom Warrior,) has posted his thoughts online via his blog.

“I am deeply affected by Martin Eric Ain’s passing. Our relationship was very complex and definitely not free of conflicts, but Martin’s life and mine were very closely intertwined, since we first met in 1982. My life will be painfully incomplete without his existence.

“Today, when Reed and I talked about Martin’s death on the phone, Reed said to me: “Now, there’s only the two of us.” It completely broke my heart.”

To read the full post, head to the fischerisdead blogspot page.

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Celtic Frost Co-Founder Martin Ain Passes Away Aged 50

Reports are beginning to surface that Martin Stricker, better known as Martin Eric Ain, the bassist and co-founder of Celtic Frost, has passed away at the age of 50 due to a heart attack. We will have more updates on this soon, as many of the sites reporting it are in German.

Ain began his long and successful, if times turbulent working relationship with Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom Warrior) when he joined Hellhammer in the early 80s, before the two formed Celtic Frost. He performed on a number of seminal albums including, “Morbid Tales,” “Into the Pandemonium” and the superb comeback album, “Monotheist,” on which he handled lead vocals for the single, “A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh.” Celtic Frost disbanded in 2008 for the second time and Ain focused on other endeavours including running a DVD store and a bar.

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Firebreather Debuts New Song “Fire Foretold” From Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album

Swedish doom/sludge group Firebreather debuts a new song entitled “Fire Foretold”, taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores October 13 via Suicide Records.

Check out now “Fire Foretold” below.

Explains guitarist/vocalist Mattias Nööjd’s:

“‘Fire Foretold’ is straight-up a song about this warrior who grabs his big fucking sword and rides out into battle, slaying everything and anything in his path. The lyric, ‘The raging wolf’s head, hangs at my side / I took the red glow, I took the roar’? That’s how badass he is. This is the opening track and it’s setting the tone for the album, it’ll take you to dark and violent places.”

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