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Triptykon releasing Celtic Frost’s ‘Requiem’ live at Roadburn before proper new album

photo by Ester Segarra

At this year’s Roadburn festival, Celtic Frost frontman Tom G Warrior‘s band Triptykon played a set which they said would “complete” Celtic Frost’s long-unfinished Requiem trilogy. The ended up doing just that, with a set that included “Rex Irae” from Into The Pandemonium, “Winter” from Monotheist, and the previously unfinished “Grave Eternal.” Now, as Warrior points out in a new interview with Metal Shop TV, Triptykon will be releasing their Requiem Roadburn set as a live album in 2020. It’s a “stopgap release” (Warrior’s words) ahead of the anticipated new Triptykon album, which Warrior says they plan on recording in 2020. Here’s his full quote (via Metal Injection):

Finally Triptykon is showing signs of life. I admit it’s all my fault. I’ve been involved with so many things and I’ve also had to take care of some private things in my life in recent years. We have been mixing the Requiem, the live recording of Celtic Frost/Triptykon’s Requiem. We have finished mixing it. I have submitted all the artwork. It’s going to be released early next year as a very lavish gatefold album with many extras and bonus materials and so on. It will be a very beautiful release. Of course, it’s a stopgap release. The actual Triptykon studio album, we are working on it. I’m working on various songs. We will rehearse those songs later this year in Switzerland. We plan on recording this album in the next months in 2020, and release it hopefully later next year if all goes well. There should be two Triptykon albums finally within maybe one year.

Tom G Warrior has also been busy this year with his new band Triumph of Death, who perform the music of his pre-Celtic Frost band Hellhammer, and they may be releasing a live EP. We caught their first and only U.S. performance at Psycho Las Vegas in August.

In other recent Tom G Warrior news, he really did not like Metallica’s Celtic Frost cover.

Watch video from the Requiem set at Roadburn and the Metal Shop TV interview below…

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