Former CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has issued the following update:
"We finished mixing TRIPTYKON's first album at Woodshed Studio in Germany late last week. I have now returned to Switzerland, where we will have it mastered by Walter Schmid at his Oakland Recording studio in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Monday. Walter already mastered CELTIC FROST's 'Monotheist' in 2006 and thus bestowed upon it its exceptionally loud and powerful sound. He managed to do this without cranking the album into unwanted distortion or clipping, i.e., without falling prone to the pitfalls of the loudness wars of recent years. The test master he did of one of the songs from 'Eparistera Daimones' promises the same approach.
"This will mark the musical culmination of some two years of work on this project. Regardless of whether one will hate or love the music we have created with TRIPTYKON, 'Eparistera Daimones' is an album with a very unique background and a truly unique history. Neither of which have been contrived. Come what may, nothing will ever be able to diminish that."
"Eparistera Daimones" was produced by Fischer and TRIPTYKON guitarist V. Santura. The album is currently scheduled for release in spring of 2010, through the group's own label, Prowling Death Records (home of HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST).
Although the group has so far proceeded in virtual concealment, the music for "Eparistera Daimones" has been described as akin to a bleak, black ocean of heaviness, accentuated by moments of unexpected grace. Songs tentatively set to appear on TRIPTYKON's debut album are, among others, "The Prolonging", "Myopic Empire", "Among Veiled Spirits", "Sepultus", "Abyss Within My Soul", "Goetia" and "A Thousand Lies".
TRIPTYKON will follow the release of "Eparistera Daimones" with a number of festival appearances and a full tour. The group's onstage debut is scheduled to take place as part of the renowned Roadburn festival in April 2010.
For further information, visit www.triptykon.net.