Therion - Sirius B

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Release date: 24 May 2004
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. Blood Of Kingu
02. Son Of The Sun
03. The Khlysti Evangelist
04. Dark Venus Persephone
05. Kali Yuga Part 1
06. Kali Yuga Part 2
07. The Wondrous World Of Punt
08. Melek Taus
09. Call Of Dagon
10. Sirius B
11. Voyage Of Gurdjieff (The Fourth Way)

Christofer Johnsson - guitar, vocals, mandolin
Kristian Niemann - guitars, mandolin
Johan Niemann - bass, mandolin

Additional musicians:
Mats Levén - vocals
Piotr Wawrzeniuk - vocals
Peter Mossman - voice
Anne Marie Krawe - soprano vocals
Jana Bínová-Koucká - soprano vocals
Ulrika Skarby - alto vocals
Tomá Černý - tenor vocals
Jaromir Bélor - bass vocals
Michael Schmidberger - bass vocals

Richard Evensand - drums, gong
Steen Rasmussen - Hammond organ
Lars Sømod Jensen - church organ
Jitka Tomíčková - solo oboe
Petra Čermáková - solo horn

The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adam Klemens and Mario Klemens.
Kūhn Mixed Choir, conducted by Mario Klemens.

Additional info
All drums, bass, guitars, balalaikas, domras, mandolins, rock/metal vocals and most of the opera soloists were recorded at the Modern Art Studio, Stockholm (April-July and September 2003). Engineered by Sami Karppinen. Assistance engineering by Kristian Niemann.
Orchestra, choir and additional opera soloists were recorded at Smecky Studio, Prague, Czech Republic during September 2003. Egineered by Jan Holzner. Assistants: Michael Hradisky and Zdenék Pekarék.
The mixing and the recordings of hammond organs, mellotrone and narration were done during September/October 2004 at Sun Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. Engineering and mixing by Lars Nissen. Assistance engineering by Andreas Hviid.
Produced by Therion and Lars Nissen.
All classical and choral arrangements by Christofer Johnsson.
Cover and layout by Thomas Ewerhard.
Orchestra was recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (see individual credits above) and was conducted by Adam and Mario Klemens.
The choir was recorded with the Kühn Mixed Choir (see individual credits above) and was conducted by Mario Klemens.

Released as limited edition 2CD digipack including the "Lemuria" album.

Also released as a double LP (triple gatefold) by Night Of The Vinyl Dead, Cat# NIGHT020 (October 2007), ltd. 500, handnumbered. This one is yellow splatter vinyl.

Staff review by
Already two years since Therion's last album, the almighty Secret Of The Runes. And now our Swedish dudes show they've not spent these two years hanging around drinking beer and eating junk. Two new albums in one shot, it's quite rare, and it's a real treat for every fan. Since these albums have a distinct existence in the words of the band, two separate reviews are necessary.

published 29.11.2004 | Comments (5)

Staff review by
2004, Therion except for the majestic "Lemuria" released its twin great album "Sirius B", twin by the meaning that both albums came out at the same time because they are two different ones with different feeling and atmosphere each one of them. Another masterpiece coming from the genius mind of Christofer Johnsson, mastermind of Therion throughout all these years; imposing and at the same time emotional, dreamy and at the same time heavy, another Therion album to haunt our darkest hours as all the previous Therion releases did. The guitar work is stunning for one more time and the symphonic ideas are deeply inspired contributing to the atmosphere of the album along with the vocals, operatic or heavy/power ones, making "Sirius B" another brilliant release. Let the light of Sirius shine upon thee

published 18.01.2005 | Comments (0)

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13.02.2012 - 00:57
Rating: 9
The way the atmosphere is created on here is magnificent. The classical influence may well be more than a little apparent here, but with some truly stunning riffs and well-fitted background vocals, the album itself is one to be listened to without any disturbances. A wonderful masterwork for the 21st century.
28.12.2015 - 04:43
Rating: 9
I prefer this one over Lemuria, even though I love both... The atmosphere created here is wonderful, especially in tracks like dark venus persephone, melek taus and call of dagon. Masterpiece, for sure.

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