Current TRIPTYKON and former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior has posted the following message on his official blog:
"I just returned home to Zurich from essential visits, together with TRIPTYKON guitarist V. Santura, to the offices of Century Media Records (TRIPTYKON's worldwide recording licensing partner) and Twisted Talent Concerts (TRIPTYKON's concert agency), in Dortmund, Germany. Much time was spent critically assessing the activities of the past few months and discussing TRIPTYKON's future plans and projects. I took the train home, as I've done before, because it gives me plenty of time to think, read, and listen to music.
"In spite of intending to also listen to much newer releases on my MP3 player, I eventually never deviated during the entire, long ride from listening to DEEP PURPLE Mk. II, III, and IV, and to EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER. This is music I already listened to as a young teenager, long before I even remotely thought I would ever have the chance to become a musician myself. It has never lost its intensity and magic for me. Quite on the contrary, in fact. It served to flood my mind with so many thoughts and images.
"Everything else in the world — TRIPTYKON, music, touring, and what have you — becomes entirely insignificant, however, when you are told that Jörg Michael, friend for many years, business partner in Twisted Talent Concerts, and drummer in STRATOVARIUS, is in the process of fighting cancer."