Therion - Crowning Of Atlantis

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Release date: 1999
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. The Crowning Of Atlantis
02. Mark Of Cain [Feat. Eileen Kupper, Cossima Russo & Angelica Märtz]
03. Clavicula Nox [re-recorded version] [Feat. Sarah Jezebel Deva, Jochen Bauer & Jörg Braüker]
04. Crazy Nights [Loudness cover] [Feat. Ralf Scheepers]
05. From The Dionysian Days
06. Thor (The Powerhead) [Manowar cover] [Feat. Ralf Scheepers]
07. Seawinds [Accept cover] [Feat. Martina Hornbacher & Sarah Jezebel Deva]
08. To Mega Therion [live]
09. The Wings Of The Hydra [live]
10. Black Sun [live]

Christofer Johnsson - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboard
Tommy Eriksson - lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Jan Kazda - bass, acoustic guitar
Wolf Simon - drums
Sami Karppinen - drums
Waldemar Sorychta - additional guitars, solo, second solo
Ralf Scheepers - vocals
Eileen Küpper - vocals
Cossima Russo - vocals
Angelika Märtz - vocals
Martina Hornbacher - vocals
Sarah Jezebel Deva - vocals, ending vocal line
Jochen Bauer - solo bass vocals
Jörg Braüker - solo tenor vocals

Additional info
Tracks 1-7 were recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studio (Hagen, Germany).
Engineered by Matheas Klinkmann and produced by Siggi Bemm. Tracks 8-10 were recorded on the 1998 Vovin tour and mixed by Christofer Johnsson at DarkAge Studio (Stockholm, Sweden).
Track 1 recorded and mixed February 1999.
Track 2 mixed February 1999. Drums/Bass recorded December 1997/January 1998. Guitar/Vocals recorded February 1999.
Track 3 Drums/Bass/Guitar/Strings recorded December 1997/January 1998. Choir, solo bass/solo tenor, additional strings & piano recorded and mixed February 1999.
Tracks 4,5 & 7 recorded and mixed December 1997/January 1998.
Track 6 recorded December 1997/January 1998, mixed February 1999.
All songs mastered at Woodhouse Mastering Studio.

All choir/vocal melodies and classic orchestra arrangements written by Christofer Johnsson with additional arrangements by Jan Kazda, except classic orchestra arrangements written by Christofer Johnsson and Jan Kazda.
Choir and orchestra were conducted by Jan Kazda.
Artwork by Nico & Theresa

Staff review by
Dream Taster
After the huge success of 1998's Vovin, Swedish masters Therion release a compilation featuring new songs, new versions and live rendition of some of the hits. The release of Crowning of Atlantis in 1999 is an unusual fact in Therion's discography.

While the formula of mixing new tracks and old songs rarely achieves anything glorious, Crowning of Atlantis is an exception to the rule. With probably their best song up to that point with the new and improved version of 'Clavicula Nox', interesting covers of Manowar, Loudness and Accept and three grand brand fresh compositions, this album proves to be an essential in the band's discography.

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