Triptykon frontman/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior isn’t a fan of the elaborate box set editions being offered of his bands new album, “Melana Chasmata” (out April 15th.) In a posting made via the bands Facebook, he urged fans not to buy them, stating:
“A personal message from Tom Gabriel Warrior: “The box set with extra items, limited to an edition of 2000, contains the mediabook edition of the album. It is not a Triptykon product, however, but a Century Media idea (much like the 10″ box is a Nuclear Blast-only edition). I strongly dislike the CM box, and it is my personal recommendation to Triptykon‘s fans not to purchase it.”
“CM have licensed the rights for the album and can thus market it as they wish, but that doesn’t mean there are merits in such a limited edition venture. I personally feel it is in bad taste and does not represent Triptykon. All items which are officially issued by Triptykon (i.e., the mediabook CD, the pendant, and the tote bag) will be available separately through the usual outlets, so there is no need to support such a cheap and ill-fitting marekting venture.”
“Melana Chasmata” was licensed to the aforementioned labels in partnership via the bands own Prowling Death Records.