There are many more bands still to be announced, but the first batch of artists for next year's Maryland Deathfest has been revealed.
As we previously reported, iconic visual artist and frequent contributor to the rock and metal world H.R. Giger passed away on May 12. Giger was mourned by many musicians, but the outpouring of respect from fans has been truly special. In a new post from Triptykon mastermind Thomas Gabriel Warrior, he has announced that following the "tragic accident" that claimed Giger's life, the band has canceled its upcoming Maryland Deathfest appearance so that he can assist Giger's widow with funeral arrangements.
Triptykon frontman Tom Gabriel Warrior was the guest on Full Metal Jackie's radio show this past weekend. The vocalist spoke about the band's 'Melana Chasmata' album, their special edition box set version, the band's artwork and the live concert experience. If you missed Jackie's show, here's her full interview with Triptykon's Tom Gabriel.
The term ‘genius’ is thrown around pretty loosely in music, but in the case of Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer), the description is an apt one. From Hellhammer to Celtic Frost and now Triptykon, he has broken new musical ground again and again, and although all his forays haven’t been home runs (‘Cold Lake’ being the most obvious example), Warrior isn’t afraid to take risks.
As the year ends and touring starts to wind down, there's a lot of hope for 2014 thanks to a number of festivals beginning to reveal their participants. The Maryland Deathfest is looking very promising for 2014 as a bunch of new bands have been added to the bill.