PODCAST: Episode 94: Tom Gabriel Warrior of Triptykon on “Requiem” Live Album

Ghost Cult had the massive honor to chat with music legend Thomas Gabriel Fischer of Triptykon (also Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, and Triumph of Death) to discuss his brand new album Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) featuring the Metropole Orkest out now via Century Media Records. We discussed the masterpiece creation of this opus that had begun with Celtic Frost in 1987, the massive undertaking that is composing for and working with a live orchestra, how his band also collaborated live, the preparation process, his new band members, the importance of Roadburn Festival and its leader Walter Hoeijmakers, Thomas personal creative journey towards completing Requiem, how he carries on the spirit of Martin Ain (RIP) and his mentor H.R. Giger (RIP) in his work, the progress of future music in the face of the current pandemic, and much more. You can purchase Requiem here (USA https://triptykon.lnk.to/RequiemLiveAtRoadburn,  or Europe https://www.cmdistro.de/Category/Requiem/173? Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13) and check out our chat below. Continue reading

Aklaloid Streaming The Malkuth Grimoire

Alkaloid. Photo Credit: Christian Martin Weiss

Alkaloid. Photo Credit: Christian Martin Weiss

German extreme progressive metal supergroup Alkaloid is stream their debut album The Malkuth Grimoire below.

Consisting of a pedigree of extreme musicians, including current and former members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid, Alkaloid set out to push the boundaries of progressive, extreme music on their full-length debut. The group also decided to self-record and self-release The Malkuth Grimoire via a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com.

ALKALOID is:

Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – ¬Vocals, Guitars
Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) ¬- Guitars
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex¬-God Dethroned) ¬- Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) ¬- Bass
Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) –¬ Drums

Alkaloid on Facebook

Alkaloid Complete Debut Album

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German extreme progressive metal supergroup Alkaloid, featuring current and former members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid, is streaming “Cthulu” off of their recently completely and highly anticipated debut album The Malkuth Grimoire, here.

The group also decided to self-record and self-release The Malkuth Grimoire via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. The campaign has less than three days remaining and the band has already surpassed their goal.

ALKALOID previously released the single “Carbon Phases” along with an album teaser which can both be heard HERE. A trailer for the crowdfunding campaign can be viewed HERE.

Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) commented on the completion of the album:

“We finished the mix of “The Malkuth Grimoire”. Well, what can I say…it’s a monolith. I really have no clue how people will react when hearing the whole thing. But I’m happy. No doubt that it is the best sounding record of my career. And it’ heavy…I mean HEAVY!!”

Alakaloid is:

Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – ¬Vocals, Guitars
Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) ¬- Guitars
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex¬-God Dethroned) ¬- Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) ¬- Bass
Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) -¬ Drums

Alkaloid on Facebook

Alkaloid Crowdfunding New Album

alkaloid

German extreme metallers Alkaloid (featuring current and former members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid) have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund their debut album The Malkuth Grimoire.

Besides CDs, downloads and T-Shirts, the band is offering perks which include personal items, equipment of current and previous recordings plus the offer to do session work for a contributor’s own project. The campaign is running for 60 days, in which the intended amount of 12,500 euros will be raised. Fan’s can contribute to the project HERE.

Check out “Carbon Phases”, along with an album teaser here.

Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) commented on the campaign:

“Even though all of us have worked with record labels for years, we’re not going to work with a label this time. Labels just expect music that you can label! However, the music of Alkaloid is very diverse and sometimes radically new. We are music lovers ourselves and write music for other people who love music. And to keep it as simple as that, we’d like to connect with these people as directly as possible. Crowdfunding is the perfect instrument to do that.”

Describing the band’s music, singer Morean states:

“One thing that has been clear since the beginning is that there will always be more than one element present. We define this band through the field of tension created between opposites. All of us are active death metal musicians who nevertheless all have a much broader view of music than blastbeats and growls. We can try to establish from the beginning that we have many faces, and that oscillating between (seemingly) contrary or mutually exclusive styles is a factor.”

Alakaloid is:

Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – ¬Vocals, Guitars
Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) ¬- Guitars
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex¬-God Dethroned) ¬- Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) ¬- Bass
Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex¬-Obscura, Ex¬-Necrophagist) -¬ Drums