This is something you don’t see every day.
Triptykon’s frontman and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior has asked fans not to purchase a box set that Century Media will soon release in conjunction with his band’s newest album, Melana Chasmata.
“A personal message from Tom Gabriel Warrior: ‘The box set with extra items, limited to an edition of 2,000, contains the mediabook edition of the album. It is not a Triptykon product, however, but a Century Media idea (much like the 10-inch 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 marketing venture.”
Damn. Tell us how you really feel Tom.
Melana Chasmata was licensed to both labels through a partnership with the band’s own Prowling Death Records imprint.
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