Triptykon To Release ‘Shatter’ EP Next Month

Triptykon, the group formed by former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter, Tom Gabriel Warrior, will follow its highly acclaimed debut album, Eparistera Daimones, with the release of  ‘Shatter’, an all-new five-track EP, to be released on Century Media Records on October 25th.
Triptykon’s ‘Shatter’ EP will be available through Century Media Records (under license from Prowling Death Records Ltd.) as a CD, digital download, and 12″ vinyl.  The EP will further contain the lyrics to all songs as well as detailed liner notes and credits.
‘Shatter’ will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music, and it will hit stores toward the end of Triptykon’s first ever North American tour, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.  Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel have teamed up to present Triptykon’s headlining North American debut, set to kick off in New York City on October 6th.  1349 and Yakuza will round out the bill on what is sure to be this fall’s heaviest tour. 

The EP’s track listing is…
01. Shatter
02. I Am The Twilight
03. Crucifixus
04. Circle Of The Tyrants (live)
05. Dethroned Emperor (live) – Featuring guest lead vocals by Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone/Sarke
‘Shatter’ will consist almost entirely of previously unreleased music, and it will hit stores toward the end of Triptykon’s first ever North American tour, the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.  Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel have teamed up to present Triptykon’s headlining North American debut, set to kick off in New York City on October 6th.  1349 and Yakuza will round out the bill on what is sure to be this fall’s heaviest tour. 
Tom Gabriel Warrior (vocals, guitars) describes his emotions of anticipation on this new undertaking:
“Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene.  The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country.  Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America.  Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.”
“It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time.  Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you.  We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!”
The main purpose of Triptykon is to continue where Celtic Frost left off and to satisfy Warrior’s undying passion for extreme music.  Next to Warrior, Triptykon features V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion) and Vanja Slajh (bass).
Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial for more info regarding Triptykon and the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”.
 
Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting the Chapel present the “Weltenbrand Tour 2010”:
 
10/6-New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/7-Boston, MA @ The Middle East  
10/8-Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar  
10/9-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris 
10/10-Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique
10/11-Toronto, ON @ The Opera House  
10/13-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop  
10/14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/15-Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre  
10/16-Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge 
10/17-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/19-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
10/21-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22-Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/23-San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s 
10/24-Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/25-Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/27-Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee  
10/28-Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre 
10/29-Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
10/30-Houston, TX @ The Warsaw