Triptykon - Melana Chasmata CD
Melana Chasmata is the second full-length album by Swiss extreme metal band Triptykon.
The title is in Greek (Μελανά Χάσματα) and it can be roughly translated as "black, deep depressions/valleys" — or, more literally, "chasms as [black as] ink". T
he album's artwork was provided by famous Surrealist painter H. R. Giger. It is the third time in his career he has collaborated with Thomas Fischer; Giger also provided artwork for Fischer's former band Celtic Frost's first full-length, To Mega Therion, in 1985, and to Triptykon's debut Eparistera Daimones in 2010. It was Giger's last album cover before his death, just one month after the album's release.