Triptykon Announce Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) Album
Extreme metal luminaries Triptykon have announced the release of Requiem, recorded at last year’s Roadburn festival.
The three-part Requiem started with frontman Tom Gabriel Warrior’s first group Celtic Frost back in 1987 on their Into The Pandemonium album, and the final section was released on their Monotheist album in 2006. The middle section, however, was never released… until Triptykon’s Roadburn set.
Over 30 years in the making, Tom Warrior managed to end what he started, performing Requiem in its entirety with full classical orchestration by the Dutch Metropole Orkest.
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“We are truly, deeply delighted to be able to have been granted the opportunity to finish this unique project begun by Celtic Frost so many years ago, and to finally share the completed recording with the world,” says Tom. “This album is the result of two years of passionate work, and it marks the conclusion of a musical idea first considered over three decades ago. Moreover, this Requiem also represents drummer Hannes Grossmann’s first recording with Triptykon, and we are very proud to feature him in such an extraordinary context.
“It was an incredible honour to collaborate with the Metropole Orkest, conductor Jukka Iisakkila, guest vocalist Safa Heraghi, and the esteemed Roadburn festival. In fact, there couldn’t have been a better partner for the “Requiem” project than Roadburn.
“We are releasing this Requiem album in memoriam of our deeply missed friends and collaborators Martin Eric Ain and HR Giger.”
Requiem will be released on May 15, 2020 via Prowling Death Records / Century Media Records.
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