TRIPTYKON mainman Tom Gabriel Warrior (ex-HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST) has issued the following road update:
"The concert in San Francisco last night was one of the most intense and most memorable we have ever experienced with Triptykon. It ranks very highly among the truly outstanding nights we have been granted on this current tour of North America, such as those in New York, Chicago, Boston, at church in Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Montreal. Once again, we are deeply indebted to an audience who returned to us at least as much as we gave them in the first place.
The night in San Francisco was only slightly marred by the fact that, after our performance, I was unable to find the truly extraordinary new friends I had made before the concert. I had hoped for a continuation of a deeply inspiring and moving conversation.
A little more than three years ago, when I stood onstage at the very same venue in San Francisco, as part of a rapidly deteriorating group called Celtic Frost who that very day were almost dismissed fromthe TYPE O NEGATIVE tour due to the behaviour of one of our band's members, I would have never imagined all of this taking place. To be given the chance to return to San Francisco and be welcomed in such a warm and enthusiatic manner means more to me than I could ever express."
Triptykon have captured the visual side of their deeply dark and mesmerizing art in the group's first video clip, 'Shatter', to accompany the title track of Triptykon's new 5-track EP (released on October 25th through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records).
Based on a concept devised by Warrior and directed and filmed by Philipp Hirsch of Film-M in Leipzig, Germany, in late September 2010, the video clip combines the imagery of occult metal with the somber aesthetics of 1920s-era silent movies.