Triptykon Announce Sophomore Set 'Melana Chasmata'

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Oct 24, 2013

Three years after Swiss metal vet Tom G. Warrior issued the debut album from his gloomy Triptykon project, the outfit have announced that they're ready to return. The band's sophomore effort Melana Chasmata is set to hit stores April 15 in North America and a day earlier overseas through the group's own Prowling Death Records Ltd. and Century Media.

The band issued a statement earlier this week confirming the release, and they're describing the set as a "vastly varied and strikingly dark and heavy album," which may not be much of a surprise since the English translation of the album title is approximately "black, deep depressions/valleys."

Songwriting sessions for the follow-up to Eparistera Daimones began in 2011, with upcoming tracks including "Boleskine House," "Stasis," "Gate to My Own Death," "Demon Pact," "Gehinnam, Tree of Suffocated Souls," "Unchristian Anthem," and more. A full tracklisting has yet to be locked down, but details on that, as well as album artwork, are expected in the weeks leading up to the release.

Though previews from the album have yet to arrive, it was revealed that recording sessions were tracked by guitarist V. Santura at his Woodshed Studio in Bavaria, Germany, as well as at Triptykon's "bunker" in Zurich. Both he and Warrior are handling production duties.

"It's not an easy album by any means, and to me personally it reflects an extremely complex gestation period, musically, spiritually, and, due to certain circumstances in my life, emotionally," Warrior said in a statement. "At the same time, the album unquestionably reflects the continuity I was longing for so much during Celtic Frost's period of self-destruction and demise. Hearing Triptykon creating such utter darkness again and exploring the potential of these new songs has been incredibly invigorating and inspiring."

Read an interview with Triptykon's Tom G. Warrior here.

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