With Therion trying to sell out their online store thanks to the uprising of online media sales over CD purchases, and with a world-wide tour beginning at the end of May…Therion are a good band to introduce you to.
Formed in 1987 in Upplands Väsby by Christofer Johnsson, Therion was originally called Blitzkrieg. They have formerly been known under the name Megatherion also.
The band is comprised of Christofer Johnsson (Guitars), Nalle Påhlsson (Bass), Johan Koleberg (Drums), Thomas Vikström (Vocals), Christian Vidal (Guitars) and Lori Lewis (Vocals).
With 13 albums under their belts Therion have changed a lot through their musical career which all began in 1991 with ‘Of Darkness…’. In 1992 there was ‘Beyond Sanctorum’ followed by ‘Symphony Masses –Ho Drakon Ho Megas’ in 1993.
In 1995 ‘Lepaca Kliffoth’ was released closely followed by ‘Theli’ in 1996 and ‘A’arab Zaraq – Lucid Dreaming’ in 1997.
‘Vovin’ was released in 1998 and in 1999 ‘Crowning of Atlantis’ was released.
As we enter the 2000’s Therion don’t let up on their album productions as they release another eight albums in 10 years! ‘Deggial’ began the year 2000 release and ‘Secret of the Runes’ was created in 2001.
Therion took a break until 2004 to create ‘Lemuria and Sirius B’ before taking off another three years to create ‘Gothic Kabbalah’ in 2007.
The latest album to be released by this epic band was ‘Sitra Ahra’ in 2010 and is the best album yet in my opinion.
Therion is due to begin a world tour in May beginning in Uruguay and have listings on their website until October 2012. There have been no confirmed visits to the UK as of yet.
Their best Album: Sitra Ahra (2010)
Best tracks: Sitra Ahra
For more information visit the bands website.
Written by Darkened Crucifix.