Triptykon Tour Poster

Despite booking a series of metal shows in Brooklyn, I’m not really a show promoter, but when a particular tour or invented/imagined potential lineup seems particularly amazing, I pretend to be one and figure out how to make it happen. Which is why I teamed with Brooklyn Vegan to do the Altar Of Plagues show on Sunday, am working with Blackened Music/ISSUE Project Room on the Swans’ Masonic Temple show this fall, and recently sponsored Nachtmystium’s first North American headlining tour. Today I’m announcing another sponsored first North American tour, Triptykon’s debut jaunt to the continent. Amazing. As the metal amongst you will know, Triptykon is the post-Celtic Frost project of Tom G. Warrior and the Swiss band’s “debut” Eparistera Daimones — one of the year’s best by far — is a monster. The “Weltenbrand Tour 2010″ features Warrior & Co. with technical Norwegian black metal stalwarts/experimentalists 1349 and Chicago progressive metal crew (and authors of another of the year’s best albums, Of Seismic Consequence) Yakuza. Haunting The Chapel’s co-presenting it with Decibel, who co-presented the High On Fire tour with me. Check out the dates and take a closer look at the Seldon Hunt-designed tour poster after you read Warrior’s thoughts on the trek.

Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.

It is thus an immense honor for me to now bring my new group Triptykon to North America for the first time. Triptykon is further pursuing the path I once began with Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and I am looking forward to continuing to forge this darkest of musical alliances with all of you. We shall all celebrate masses of unleashed heaviness and morbidity. Only death is real!

The schedule:

10/06 – New York City, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/07 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
10/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
10/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris
10/10 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
10/17 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/19 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
10/21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/22 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/27 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/28 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
10/30 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw

If you haven’t heard it, Triptykon’s Eparistera Daimones is an amazing album, am ambitious doomy/blackened/avant/bluesy offering that picks up on Celtic Frost’s Monotheist swansong and somehow makes it heavier and more expansive. See, for instance, “Descendant.”

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  1. No Southern dates?

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