2017-08-15 - When 15 year old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded THERION as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly 30 years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal’s most ambitious release. While ‘metal operas’ are no longer an unusual creation, this term will forever receive a new meaning on January 26th, 2018, when the curtain opens for Johnsson’s lifelong creation: »Beloved Antichrist« is the title of his spectacular brainchild, consisting of 3 full-length CDs and is more than just a concept album, but a complete rock opera with multiple chapters, unveiling a sweeping story partly based on and inspired by Vladímir Soloviov "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist".
With an incredible total of 29 different roles and characters, whoall required a unique voice, THERION hired not only a big choir, but also 29 vocalists to bring the epic story to life. With long-time collaborators like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, fans will hear the classical THERION vibe but also be able to drown in a magical maelstrom of many new as well as familiar voices.
Divided into several chapters, the opera reaches a full length of 3 and a half hours and THERION are currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage. And while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the Swedish production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour where they will perform some of their new masterpieces live in a classical concert setting. Support comes from Russia’s symphonic metallists IMPERIAL AGE and Germany's NULL POSITIV.
Don't miss this new milestone in the history of symphonic metal and witness this dramatic staging of the apocalypse and all those brave, sinister and fascinating characters heading towards the end of it all. "The world of metal would not be the same without THERION", wrote UK's Iron Fist Magazine in 2014 and one thing is for sure: After the unleashing of »Beloved Antichrist« in 2018, it never will be again.
|2018-02-03||London (Islington Assembly)||GB|
|2018-02-07||Aberdeen (The Assembly)||GB|
|2018-02-20||Bilbao (Santana 27)||ES|
|2018-02-21||Oporto (Hard Club)||PT|
|2018-02-22||Lisboa (Lisboa Oa Vivo)||PT|
|2018-02-23||Sevilla (Sala Custom)||ES|
|2018-02-24||Madrid (Sala But 2)||ES|
|2018-02-25||Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2)||ES|
|2018-03-01||Brescia (Circolo Colony)||IT|
|2018-03-03||Bologna (Zona Roveri)||IT|
|2018-03-04||Ljubljana (Kino Siska)||SI|
|2018-03-06||Belgrade (Dom Obladine)||RS|
|2018-03-08||Thessaloniki (Principal Club Theater)||GR|
|2018-03-09||Athens (Poraeus 117 Academy)||GR|
|2018-03-10||Sofia (Weekender Club)||BG|
|2018-03-11||Bucharest (Arenele Romane)||RO|
|2018-03-13||Budapest (Barba Negra)||HU|
|2018-03-14||Bratislava (Majestic Music Club)||SK|
|2018-03-20||Vilnius (Rock River Club)||LT|
|2018-03-21||Riga (Melna Piektdiena)||LV|
|2018-03-22||Tallinn (Club Tapper)||EE|
|2018-04-05||Jena (F Haus)||DE|
|2018-04-10||Tel Aviv (TBA)||IL|
2015-11-16 15:30 - Swedish symphonic metal troop THERION is set to kick-off a European headline tour in January 2016. On this run the band will be playing a very special, best of set list. Details
2014-02-28 01:00 - Today THERION release the amazing »Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond« DVD and the Deluxe Edition of their successful »Theli« record. The deluxe edition of »Theli« contains ... Details
2014-02-21 00:00 - Just one week left before the physical release of both the »Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond« DVD and the »Theli« Deluxe Edition will finally take place. To celebrate this, ... Details
2014-02-13 01:00 - Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have put up a second live video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. The video is of their upcoming new DVD »Adulruna Rediviva And ... Details
2014-02-05 00:00 - With the release of their brand new DVD »Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond« set for the end of this month, Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have just put up a live video ... Details
2014-01-31 04:00 - Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have just put up a trailer on their upcoming new DVD »Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond«. The trailer is available to watch here: ... Details
2014-01-10 03:00 - On February 21st there will be two new releases of THERION coming up, the deluxe edition CD + DVD of their all-time classic »Theli« as well as a 3-DVD package (limited ... Details
2012-02-14 00:00 - Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have announced a European tour for September and October to celebrate their 25th year of existence. Accordingly, the tour will be ... Details
2011-02-18 08:00 - Swedes THERION have now been immortalised in a boardgame!
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