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Off Topic / First HR GIGER album cover in years
« on: 02 February, 2010, 10:17:52 PM »
As both a Celtic Frost & Giger fan I was excited to read this:

TRIPTYKON - Eparistera Daimones Artwork Revealed
Eparistera Daimones, the forthcoming debut album by TRIPTYKON, the group founded by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior, is not only musically a leviathan. Remarkably, the album will also feature the epic artwork by renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger and New York-based surrealist Vincent Castiglia.

In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted Triptykon the use of his dramatic painting Vlad Tepes (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist's first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion album in 1985).

Vincent Castiglia contributes Triptykon, a specially created portrait of the members of the group, painted in the artist's own blood (86 x 86 cm, blood/iron oxide on archival paper, 2009). As Castiglia aptly put it, the amalgamation of works by HR Giger, Vincent Castiglia, and Triptykon on Eparistera Daimones forms a creative triptych in itself.

HR Giger - "I am very proud to work with Triptykon. My art hasn't appeared on an album cover for quite some time, and I feel honored to have been approached by Tom about such a collaboration for Triptykon's very first release."

Vincent Castiglia - "It's been a tremendous honor to work with both Triptykon and HR Giger on the forthcoming release of, Eparistera Daimones. It was a project of enormous depth for me, conceptually as well as visually. I think the resonance between Triptykon's music, Giger's art, and my work is extremely powerful, and it coalesces in quite an amazing, and singular way."

Tom Gabriel Warrior - "We feel deeply privileged to be able to adorn our very first album with the work of two artists we respect enormously. To us, their astonishing contributions convey significant symbolism both with respect to our personal frame of mind as well as for this particular album and its history.

It is an immense pleasure to be able to work with HR Giger again. He was one of our most significant mentors during the days of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost, and he is an extraordinary human being and an artist without equal.

Vincent Castiglia has become a close friend in recent years, and we both sensed that the time had come to create something truly unique together. I am infinitely grateful that he has lent us his incredible talent, not least because I know he incorporates as much passion, darkness, and pain into his work as I do, too."

Eparistera Daimones will also feature detailed credits, full lyrics and extensive liner notes to all songs and will be released via Century Media Records under exclusive license from Prowling Death Records Ltd. on March 22nd, 2010 (Europe) and March 23rd, 2010 (North America).

Two songs from Eparistera Daimones can already be heard at the band’s official MySpace page:


Eparistera Daimones will feature the following nine songs, at a playing time of around 70 minutes:

'Abyss Within My Soul'
'In Shrouds Decayed'
'A Thousand Lies'
'Myopic Empire'
'My Pain'
'The Prolonging'

Links / OGLAF
« on: 25 January, 2010, 01:37:55 PM »
Hilarious, sword 'n sorcery adult cartoon site. Latest entry is below:


Film & TV / Rock & Chips
« on: 24 January, 2010, 10:36:05 PM »
Just finished watching the Only Fools & Horses prequel. Really enjoyable. Freddy the Frog really did look like Rodney Trotter ...

Off Topic / My stuff
« on: 17 January, 2010, 05:20:55 PM »
Did a big clear out of the spare bedroom/study/storage area yesterday. Here's where I keep my ever-growing collection of 'stuff'. It gives you a fair idea of the mountain of books and comics I've accumulated over the years.

Oh, and the Tom of Finland book (for those who know) is the wife's!

General / The Mekon
« on: 14 January, 2010, 03:22:53 PM »
Reading THRILL POWER OVERLOAD it was interesting to see the numerous failed attempts at resurrecting Dan Dare in the pages of 2000AD. I enjoyed reading the strip as a kid, and was always fascinated by The Mekon.

Reason for this thread is this; where Dan Dare seems to be a product of the 1950's (even the recent CGI TV series was very 'tally-ho') what of The Mekon? Was he an under-used villian, condemned to children's prime time, never reaching his full potential?

I have yet to read to Garth Ennis' version for Virgin comics - has he changed much ..?

Help! / F**king Hotmail/Bing
« on: 13 January, 2010, 10:11:08 PM »
When I refresh my Hotmail account, it sometimes leaps into the Bing search page, and I have no idea why. Fucking thing  >:(

Any suggestions how to prevent this ..?

Links / ALIEN
« on: 09 January, 2010, 10:24:15 PM »
This blog called 'When is Evil Cool?' features a glut of ALIEN movie worship, plus tons of rare photos to boot. Well worth checking out:


Links / The Horrors of it All
« on: 02 January, 2010, 09:48:21 PM »
Full page scans of EC horror comics featuring pre-comics code strips:


General / Thrill-Power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000 AD
« on: 15 December, 2009, 06:49:39 PM »
As an early Xmas present for myself I ordered this from Amazon yesterday. I enjoyed the essays in the Meg (always had a passion for back-room politics) and thought what the hell, get the book.

So ... is it an enjoyable read? A tad redundant considering the book is whizzing its way towards me as I write this, but I wanted to hear what you guys had to say before it arrived.

General / Carlos Ezquerra/Strontium Dog question
« on: 04 December, 2009, 09:27:15 PM »
I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm a lapsed 2000AD reader. I'm collecting and enjoying the JD graphic novels, as well as the first 5 Strontium Dog.

Now, 'Final Solution' I hadn't read before, as I had stopped reading 2000AD at this point, so I was quite surprised to read that Carlos Ezquerra refused to draw this series, on account that the writers were killing Johnny off.

I'm aware that John Wagner brought Alpha 'back to life' by writing of his earlier tales, but can someone fill me in as why they were killing Johnny in the first place? And what of Ezquerra - did he make much of a protest (his refusal to draw aside)? And what of the readers - shocked? Angry?

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere. 

Help! / 1970's Battle strip?
« on: 03 December, 2009, 08:38:35 PM »
I'm looking for the name of a WWII comic strip that I think appeared either in Battle or Action back in the mid/late 1970's. It concerned a young boy, living with his parents in Burma, who sets out on a violent, revenge rampage to slay a squad of Japanese soldiers who butchered his folks. The story was written in diary form, and was quite gruesome as I recall. Somebody suggested that perhaps this story was in Warlord, but perhaps it was too brutal for Lord Flint ..?

Anyone know the name of this strip? Writer and/or artist?

Many thanks in advance.

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