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Triptykon to perform special Celtic Frost/Triptykon “Requiem” set with orchestra at Roadburn 2019

Roadburn as long been established as a gathering for special commisioned performances. And no performance is more special than Triptykon performing the complete Celtic Frost/Triptykon three-part “Requiem” with a complete orchestra, an event that also marks Tom G. Warrior’s return to the festival after having performed there in 2010 and 2014 and taking over curatorship duties on the former. 

The first part of the three-part “Requiem” appeared on Celtic Frost‘s Into The Pandemonium, and was titled Rex Irae. The third part, titled Winter was brought to life on the Celtic Frost album Monotheist in 2006, and until now, the missing second part has remained incomplete. On the press release, Tom explains:

“The intention to finish the full Requiem remained with me. I was going to do it one distant day with Triptykon, the group I formed to continue to pursue the path I began in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. It was 2018, yet again 16 years after I last worked on the Requiem, when Walter Hoeijmakers, founder of the legendary Roadburn Festival and one of my most beloved friends, contacted me to propose Roadburn as the venue to perform, at long last, the finished Requiem.

“Walter and his team very kindly provided for the resources necessary for such a substantial undertaking, and so, at 54 by now, I found myself commencing work on the second and thus final part of the Requiem this year.”

“The three parts of the Requiem will therefore be performed by Triptykon at Roadburn 2019, with full classical orchestration, congregated specifically for this occasion by Florian Magnus Maier, who is our esteemed classical collaborator and arranger in this project, and whose patience with me appears to be limitless. We feel very proud and deeply honoured to be joined in this endeavour by the renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.”

Triptykon will then perform three-part Requiem (Rex Irae, Grave Eternal and Winter) alongside the Dutch Metropole Orkest on April 12th, in what will surely be a very special performance at Roadburn.

Roadburn 2019 takes place at 013, in Tilburg, on April 11th-14th. Four-day and three-day tickets will be available for 208,50 and 185,50 euros, respectively. Daily tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be 66,50 euros each and daily tickets for Sunday will be 59,50 euros. All are available to purchase online via Ticketmaster.

Photo credit: Peter Beste

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