Tuesday, May 19, 2020



(Zurich, Switzerland - May 15, 2020) - Swiss avant-garde extreme metal act Triptykon are releasing their highly anticipated Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) featuring the Metropole Orkestworldwide today via Prowling Death Records / Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band is releasing their music video for "Rex Irae". Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/escCZX8kORs.
Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) marks the exceptional conclusion of a project over 30 years in the making: The legendary Celtic Frost/Triptykon "Requiem" performed for the first time in its entirety and with full classical orchestration by the Dutch Metropole Orkest.

Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019)(46:00 min.) is composed of three chapters:
1. "Rex Irae" (06:34 min.) (First appeared on 1987's "Into The Pandemonium" album by Celtic Frost)
2. "Grave Eternal" (32:28 min.) (Newly written middle part)
3. "Winter" (06:54 min.) (First appeared on 2006's "Monotheist" album by Celtic Frost)

This unique and groundbreaking release comes in various formats, each with slightly differing cover art by Daniele Valeriani (as presented above):

- Special Edition CD + DVD Mediabook (With booklet of 36 pages)
- Ltd. Gatefold 180g. LP + DVD (With LP-Booklet of 12 pages and 2x poster)
- Standard CD Jewelcase
- Ltd. Deluxe Artbook with coloured LP + CD + DVD + coloured 7Inch (With bonus track, score book of 60 pages, 3x poster, artprint and photocard)
- Digital album

The initial and limited Gatefold LP + DVD release is available in the following editions and limitations:

Black vinyl
White vinyl - 200x copies (CM Europe Onlineshop)
Golden vinyl - 300x copies (CM Distro Europe) -> Sold Out!
Transp. Magenta vinyl - 300x copies (CM USA Onlineshop)
Silver vinyl - 200x copies (Nuclear Blast)
Orange vinyl - 200x copies (EMP)
Clear vinyl - 200x copies (Triptykon, band-exclusive)         

The 12"-sized deluxe artbook edition is limited to 2000 copies worldwide. It includes the exclusive dark red vinyl edition of the album, an exclusive dark red 7" EP of the bonus track ("Winter - Concert Rehearsal Take April 11, 2019"), the CD (with the bonus track), the DVD, a 24 page booklet, a 60 page score book, 3x poster, an artprint and a photocard. A preview of the artbook and its contents can be seen below.
Triptykon's Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) featuring the Metropole Orkest is available to stream and purchase in various formats HERE and physically on the CM Distro Europe store HERE.
Triptykon Requiem Line-Up:
(From left to right on photo by Ester Segarra)
V. Santura - guitar, vocals
Tom Gabriel Warrior - voice, guitar
Hannes Grossmann - drums, percussion
Safa Heraghi - Requiem live co-lead vocalist (special guest)
Vanja Slajh - bass, vocals

Triptykon Discography:
Eparistera Daimones (album) - 2010
Shatter (EP) - 2010
"Breathing" (single) - 2014
Melana Chasmata (album) - 2014
Requiem (album) - 2020

Watch trailers for Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) featuring the Metropole Orkest:

Triptykon Online:

Century Media Records Online:

Century Media Webshop:

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