TRIPTYKON Releases Video For “Tree Of Suffocating Souls”

Monday, 17th November 2014

The Tom G. Warrior-fronted TRIPTYKON have posted the video for “Tree of Suffocating Souls,” a song from their 2014 album, Melana Chasmata. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously worked with TRIPTYKON on the videos for “Shatter” and “Aurorae”.

Comments Fischer: “In producing this footage, we have elected to once again work in partnership with long-standing TRIPTYKON collaborator and director Philipp Hirsch, in Leipzig, Germany. As intensely minimalist as TRIPTYKON’s approach and music are, as perfect and passionate was Philipp in creating images which combine such minimalism with the required darkness. The night during which most of these images were created was, for many reasons, a truly extraordinary night none of us shall ever forget.”

Like its predecessor Eparistera Daimones, the album was produced by TRIPTYKON’s singer/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior and guitarist V. Santura and recorded and mixed at V. Santura’s own Woodshed Studio in southern Germany as well as at TRIPTYKON’s rehearsal facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2013 and 2014. Those who have already heard Melana Chasmata have described it as “atmospheric, dark, diabolical, and dramatic”, “diverse, epic, and doomy, but on an entirely different level”, “a fierce boulder of abhorrence”, or “very heavy and yet very aesthetic at the same time”.