Triptykon were formed in May 2008 by Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior), when mounting tensions within Celtic Frost made the continuation of the legendary extreme metal band impossible. A year later, Fischer began recording “Eparistera Daimones”, the band’s debut album, which, as to be expected, consisted mostly of material originally intended for the follow up of the masterful “Monotheist” (2006). The album confirmed Fischer’s stature as one of the most influential figures in the metal scene.
After a massive world tour, with headline shows at festivals such as Roadburn and Wacken Open Air, Triptykon went back to the studio to record their second album. “Melana Chasmata” was released in 2014 and was not only recognized as one of the top metal albums of the previous decade but redefined what extreme metal means today.
In 2023, the band will return to live performances, few of which will focus exclusively to Celtic Frost material. This Celtic Frost tribute set, scheduled for a very limited number of gigs, will be presented at Release Athens on a monumental night for the heavy metal scene of the last few decades.
On Tuesday, June 27th, we’ll have the privilege to witness live some of the greatest songs that Tom Gabriel Warrior wrote with Celtic Frost, mainly from the band’s first three releases (“Morbid Tales”, “Emperor’s Return” and “To Mega Therion”), on a night no true metal fan wants to miss.