A revised box set edition of Triptykon‘s new album “Melana Chasmata” is now planned and this time it has the backing of frontman Tom Gabriel Warrior. Previously, Warrior expressed his disapproval of the original box set edition planned for album, stating that it was done in “bad taste.”
Century Media, who are licensing the album from the bands own Prowling Death Records, went back to the drawing board and have whipped up the below box set that will be limited to 2000 copies worldwide.
In it will be the Mediabook edition of the album itself, complete with a 32-page booklet and an additional 12-panel fold-out cross booklet. A silver Triptykon “T” logo pendant, 2 Triptykon candles, a Triptykon tote bag and 3 postcards will also be housed in the box.
Gabriel said of the revised set:
“Some time ago, I voiced my personal disapproval regarding the original concept for the planned Triptykon Melana Chasmata box set as scheduled for release by our licensing partner, Century Media Records.
It is to Century Media Records‘ credit that they listened and subsequently approached me to address my misgivings and create a box set that represents the group’s ideas and intentions far more comprehensively. I am grateful for such an open and creative collaboration, and I deeply respect Century Media Records for sparing neither effort nor expenditure to please Triptykon and the band’s audience.
I wish record labels would have acted like this in the 1980s.”
“Melana Chasmata” will be released on April 15th in North America. You can pre-order the above-mentioned set via CMdistro.com.