Swiss metal band formed 2008. As Celtic Frost arose from Hellhammers ashes, so arises Triptykon from Celtic Frosts ashes. Created to further develop the darkness invoked by its immediate precursors, seminal black/extreme metal pioneers Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Triptykon evolved from a Celtic Frost side project initiated by Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior), the group's singer, guitarist, and main songwriter.