History Music / Therion

18th Feb '18 9:23:08 AM MasterInferno
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The band recorded two demos, an EP, and three albums in the DeathMetal style, with their second and third albums showing some experimental tendencies, such as the inclusion of keyboards and [[SopranoAndGravel classically-trained singers]]. Their fourth album, ''Lepaca Kliffoth'', switched to a more ThrashMetal-influenced style with Johnsson changing his vocal style from death growls to a higher-pitched shout. The album also featured classical singers once again and had more prominent keyboards.

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The band recorded two demos, an EP, and three albums in the DeathMetal style, with their second and third albums showing some experimental tendencies, such as the inclusion of keyboards and [[SopranoAndGravel classically-trained singers]]. Their fourth album, ''Lepaca Kliffoth'', switched to a more ThrashMetal-influenced ThrashMetal and Music/CelticFrost-influenced style with Johnsson changing his vocal style from death growls to a higher-pitched shout. The album also featured classical singers once again and had more prominent keyboards.



* ''Paroxysmal Holocaust'' (demo, 1989)
* ''Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness'' (demo, 1989)
* ''Time Shall Tell'' (EP, 1990)

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* ''Paroxysmal Holocaust'' (demo, 1989)
* ''Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness'' (demo, 1989)
* ''Time Shall Tell'' (EP, 1990)
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* ''The Beauty in Black'' (single, 1995)



* ''The Siren of the Woods'' (single, 1996)



* ''A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming'' (compilation album featuring B-sides, covers, a re-recording of an early song, and a soundtrack Christofer composed for an art film, 1997)
* ''Eye of Shiva'' (single, 1998)



* ''Crowning of Atlantis'' (EP featuring unreleased songs, covers, and live tracks, 1999)
* ''The Early Chapters of Revelation'' (boxed set of first three full-length albums, 2000)



* ''Bells of Doom'' (compilation featuring rare tracks from the band's Blitzkrieg days and early Therion demos, 2001)
* ''Live in Midgård'' (2-disc live album, 2002)
* ''Lemuria/Sirius B'' (double studio album, sometimes each disc is sold separately, 2004)
* ''Atlantis Lucid Dreaming'' (''Crowning of Atlantis'' and ''A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming'' packaged together, 2005)
* ''Celebrators of Becoming'' (boxed set with four [=DVDs=] of live shows, music videos, and behind-the-scenes footage, plus two live [=CDs=], 2006)
* ''Wand of Abaris/Path to Arcady'' (single, 2007)
* ''Gothic Kabbalah'' (two-disc studio album, 2007)
* ''Live Gothic'' (live album on one DVD and two [=CDs=], 2008)
* ''The Miskolc Experience'' (live album on one DVD and two [=CDs=], featuring a live orchestra, 2009)
* ''Sitra Ahra'' (Studio album, 2010)
* ''Les Fleurs du Mal'' (Studio album, 2012)
* ''Beloved Antichrist'' (Studio album, 2018)

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* ''Lemuria'' (2004)
* ''Sirius B'' (2004)
* ''Gothic Kabbalah'' (2007)
* ''Sitra Ahra'' (2010)
* ''Les Fleurs du Mal'' (2012)
* ''Beloved Antichrist'' (2018)
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[[folder:Demos, Singles, [=EPs=], and Splits]]
* ''Paroxysmal Holocaust'' (1989)
* ''Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness'' (1989)
* ''Rehearsal'' (1990)
* ''Time Shall Tell'' (1990)
* ''The Beauty in Black'' (1995)
* ''Siren of the Woods'' (1996)
* ''Eye of Shiva'' (1998)
* ''Lemuria / Sirius B'' (2004)[[note]]promotional EP featuring songs from both albums, not to be confused with the compilation album of the same name[[/note]]
* ''Wand of Abaris'' (2006)
* ''Les Sucettes'' (2013)
* ''Classical Goes Metal'' (2014)[[note]]split with Music/{{Epica}}[[/note]]
* ''Les Épaves'' (2016)[[note]]features unreleased songs from the ''Les Fleurs du Mal'' sessions[[/note]]
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[[folder:Compilations and Boxed Sets]]
* ''A'arab Zaraq - Lucid Dreaming'' (1997)[[note]]features B-sides from ''Theli'', covers, and an orchestral soundtrack Christofer produced for a short film[[/note]]
* ''Crowning of Atlantis'' (1999)[[note]]features B-sides from ''Vovin'', covers, alternate versions, and live tracks[[/note]]
* ''The Early Chapters of Revelation'' (2000)[[note]]boxed set of the first three studio albums[[/note]]
* ''Bells of Doom'' (compilation featuring rare tracks (2001)[[note]]features songs from the band's Blitzkrieg days era and early Therion demos, 2001)
demos[[/note]]
* ''Live in Midgård'' (2-disc live album, 2002)
* ''Lemuria/Sirius
''Lemuria / Sirius B'' (double studio album, sometimes each disc is sold separately, 2004)
(2004)[[note]]both albums released in a single set, not to be confused with the promotional EP of the same name[[/note]]
* ''Atlantis Lucid Dreaming'' (''Crowning (2005)[[note]]features a mix of tracks from ''Crowning of Atlantis'' and ''A'arab Zaraq - Lucid Dreaming'' packaged together, 2005)
Dreaming''[[/note]]
* ''Order of the Dragon'' (2017)[[note]]boxed set of the first five albums on cassette[[/note]]
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[[folder:Live Albums and Videos]]
* ''Live in Midgård'' (2002)
* ''Live in Mexico'' (2006)
* ''Celebrators of Becoming'' (boxed (2006)[[note]]DVD set with four [=DVDs=] of featuring the Mexico City concert and assorted other live shows, footage from across the band's career, as well as all of their music videos, and behind-the-scenes footage, plus two live [=CDs=], 2006)
* ''Wand of Abaris/Path
videos up to Arcady'' (single, 2007)
* ''Gothic Kabbalah'' (two-disc studio album, 2007)
that point[[/note]]
* ''Live Gothic'' (live album on one DVD and two [=CDs=], 2008)
(2008)
* ''The Miskolc Experience'' (live album on one DVD (2009)
* ''Adulruna Rediviva
and two [=CDs=], Beyond'' (2014)[[note]]DVD set featuring a live orchestra, 2009)
the band's [=20th=] anniversary show in Budapest and their [=ProgPower=] 2011 show in Atlanta[[/note]]
* ''Sitra Ahra'' (Studio album, 2010)
*
''Garden of Evil'' (2015)[[note]]live performances and music videos from the ''Les Fleurs du Mal'' (Studio album, 2012)
* ''Beloved Antichrist'' (Studio album, 2018)
era[[/note]]
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* Christofer Johnsson (guitars & keyboards, formerly vocals)
* Christian Vidal (guitars)
* Nalle Påhlsson (bass)
* Johan Koleberg (drums)
* Thomas Vikström (vocals)
* Lori Lewis (vocals, originally session/live only but became a full member in 2011)

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* Christofer Johnsson (guitars & keyboards, formerly vocals)
- rhythm guitar (1987-present), vocals (1987-2006), bass (1987, 1992), keyboards (1992-present)
* Christian Vidal (guitars)
- lead guitar (2010-present)
* Nalle Påhlsson (bass)
- bass (2008-present), rhythm guitar (2016-present, studio only)
* Johan Koleberg (drums)
Sami Karppinen - drums (1998-2001, 2017-present)
* Thomas Vikström (vocals)
- lead vocals, flute (2009-present)
* Lori Lewis (vocals, originally session/live only but became a full member in 2011)
- vocals (2011-present)
* Linnéa Vikström - vocals (2011-present)
* Chiara Malvestiti- vocals (2015-present)



** Christofer says he's been working on a full theatrical "metal rock opera" on and off for around ten years; he's decided to make that the band's main project for the foreseeable future, which means a temporary halt to regular recording and touring; as of 2017, ''Beloved Antichrist'' is complete and will see an early 2018 release.

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** Christofer says he's been working on a full theatrical "metal rock opera" on and off for around ten years; he's decided to make that the band's main project for the foreseeable future, which means a temporary halt to regular recording and touring; as of 2017, ''Beloved Antichrist'' is now complete and will see an early 2018 release.was released in February 2018.
18th Feb '18 12:23:54 AM nombretomado
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** All things considered, the lion's share of their work is essentially a well-researched musical tour of the mythoi of the world, both ancient and modern. Varied enough to touch on some stories or characters of which listeners were thitherto unaware and educated enough to, more often than not, avoid triteness. Sirius B visits, in order, Russian mystic [[RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]], the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, Hindu death-goddess Kali, and a heavily-veiled step inside Myth/EgyptianMythology. Raise your hand if you're sufficiently familiar with all of these as to not have to look up lyrics when you hear these songs. ...Yeah, not too many out there.

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** All things considered, the lion's share of their work is essentially a well-researched musical tour of the mythoi of the world, both ancient and modern. Varied enough to touch on some stories or characters of which listeners were thitherto unaware and educated enough to, more often than not, avoid triteness. Sirius B visits, in order, Russian mystic [[RasputinTheMadMonk [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]], the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, Hindu death-goddess Kali, and a heavily-veiled step inside Myth/EgyptianMythology. Raise your hand if you're sufficiently familiar with all of these as to not have to look up lyrics when you hear these songs. ...Yeah, not too many out there.
22nd Dec '17 9:15:42 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* ''Beloved Antichrist'' (Studio album, 2018)



** Christofer says he's been working on a full theatrical "metal rock opera" on and off for around ten years; he's decided to make that the band's main project for the foreseeable future, which means a temporary halt to regular recording and touring.

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** Christofer says he's been working on a full theatrical "metal rock opera" on and off for around ten years; he's decided to make that the band's main project for the foreseeable future, which means a temporary halt to regular recording and touring.touring; as of 2017, ''Beloved Antichrist'' is complete and will see an early 2018 release.
20th Aug '17 9:32:14 AM nombretomado
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* GenreMashup: Metal meets orchestra.



* XMeetsY: Metal meets orchestra.

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* XMeetsY: Metal meets orchestra.
17th Apr '17 2:42:24 AM JulianLapostat
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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: "Son of the Sun" is about Pharaoh Akhenaten's attempt to replace the Egyptian gods with monotheistic sun-worship, and [[{{Tragedy}} his ultimate failure and descent into madness as his god abandons him]].

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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: "Son of the Sun" is about Pharaoh Akhenaten's UsefulNotes/{{Akhenaten}}'s attempt to replace the Egyptian gods with monotheistic sun-worship, and [[{{Tragedy}} his ultimate failure and descent into madness as his god abandons him]].
12th Jan '17 11:09:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoverVersion: Tons. The band has covered Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/JudasPriest, Music/JudasPriest covering Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/{{Accept}}, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Scorpions}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/RunningWild, {{Loudness}}, Music/{{Manowar}}, Carl Orff, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/{{WASP}}, the Russian National Anthem, Music/AntoninDvorak, Music/GiuseppeVerdi, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Music/RichardWagner, and Music/FaithNoMore (as special guests with Trail of Tears).

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* CoverVersion: Tons. The band has covered Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/JudasPriest, Music/JudasPriest covering Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/{{Accept}}, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Scorpions}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/RunningWild, {{Loudness}}, Music/{{Loudness}}, Music/{{Manowar}}, Carl Orff, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/{{WASP}}, the Russian National Anthem, Music/AntoninDvorak, Music/GiuseppeVerdi, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Music/RichardWagner, and Music/FaithNoMore (as special guests with Trail of Tears).
16th Oct '16 2:47:15 AM tenryufan
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* DoingItForTheArt: Christofer funded the recording of ''Les Fleurs du Mal'' himself when the record company wouldn't go for it.



* OneOfUs: Mats wears a [[StarWars Han Solo]] shirt during the Mexico City concert from ''Celebrators of Becoming''.
** The classical singers are actually into metal as well, as they can be seen wearing metal shirts and rocking along to the band offstage on the second disc of ''Celebrators''.



* SignatureSong: "To Mega Therion" is the main one; "Schwarzalbenheim", "Invocation of Naamah", "Blood of Kingu", and "Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah" get played live quite often as well.
7th Sep '16 5:01:16 AM PRH
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* SymphonicMetal: Obviously.

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* SymphonicMetal: Obviously.Therion started as a DeathMetal band, but its style shifted gradually towards symphonic metal, with ''Theli'' usually considered their first symphonic metal album. As this page's introduction says, Therion is considered one of the genre's {{Trope Codifier}}s.
19th Jun '16 10:27:14 PM gewunomox
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Originally formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Christofer Johnsson as a DeathMetal band named Blitzkrieg, they split up after only two shows but were soon reformed under the name Megatherion, after the album ''To Mega Therion'' by CelticFrost. Johnsson switched from bass to guitar and the band went through some lineup changes, and the name was shortened to Therion.

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Originally formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Christofer Johnsson as a DeathMetal band named Blitzkrieg, they split up after only two shows but were soon reformed under the name Megatherion, after the album ''To Mega Therion'' by CelticFrost.Music/CelticFrost. Johnsson switched from bass to guitar and the band went through some lineup changes, and the name was shortened to Therion.
24th Apr '16 4:37:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kürsch]] does guest vocals on "Flesh of the Gods". [[CradleOfFilth Sarah Jezebel Deva]] has performed with Therion both live and in studio.
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