While Therion's mastermind Christofer Johnsson said last year that the band's 25th anniversary tour would be the last for a while, things appear to have changed and the symphonic metallers have just announced an European tour with Arkona, Sound Storm and The Devil for December this year where the band will test ideas for their rock opera. Check out the dates below.
After releasing their debut last year and a video three months ago, Syrian brutal death metallers Netherion started working on the second album which will be titled IX. The group is looking for someone to design the new cover, but the tracklist has already been revealed.
"Catastrophic Reality", the brand new video from Syrian death metal band Netherion, is now available for viewing below. Check it out and let us know what you think. The song comes off the band's debut effort Sphere Of Terror released last year.
Les Fleurs Du Mal, the new album from Therion is currently streaming online in its entirety. In case you are curious about it, you can listen to it at this location. Les Fleurs Du Mal will finally see its physical release tomorrow, November 27th, in North America via End Of The Light Records.
Many people must be curious about the new Therion album. Well, now you get to listen to a new song from the album, namely "Polichinelle", which is streaming here. End Of The Light will release Les Fleurs Du Mal on CD on November 27th in North America.
Syrian death metal band Netherion is currently streaming their debut album entitled Sphere Of Terror in its entirety on their ReverbNation page. The album was self-released yesterday on June 28th and will also be offered up as a free download soon. The artwork for the album was designed by the band's bassist Mohammad Alesseh and the effort was recorded and mixed at Old Hearth Studios in Damascus, Syria.
Swedish symphonic metallers Therion have announced an European tour for September and October to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Furthermore, the band will release a new studio album, yet untitled, in September as well, shortly before the tour starts.
We are happy to announce that Lori Lewis have obtained permanent status in Therion. She has been a fantastic partner of the band being a great friend and making the best operatic performance known to the metal world for several years. Now she will also be an active part of the creative process behind the making of our future releases. We know fans will agree when we say she is one of a kind and have a natural place in the band now and in the future.
Apollo will be back with Firewind for their North American Frets Of Fury tour in October (with Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage). Apollo's replacement for the European Defiance Over Europe dates is the hugely talented singer Mats Levén (ex-Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux).
Therion mainman Christofer Johnsson has announced the addition of vocalist Linnéa Vikström - the hot blond daughter of vocalist Thomas Vikström. She'll be replacing tour vocalist Katarina Lilja, who left the band back in March in order "to sit at home with the boyfriend and just have a regular job."
Johnsson wrote the following: "We are hereby proud to announce the person who will be filling the infernal shoes of Kat (the Evil One) for the upcoming Therion tour activities. It will be no less than Linnéa Vikström, the daughter of Thomas. She sang on Sitra Ahra and enchanted many listeners with her charming and diverse presence. From being the cute little spawn of Thomas, she has now been growing to a woman and she is ready to help us carry the flag of Therion around the world.
"Kali Yuga III", the new video from Therion, can now be watched over at this location.
"Kali Yuga III" comes off the band's latest album Sitra Ahra, which was released in September last year through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was voted "The Best Symphonic Metal Album" in the 2010 Metal Storm Awards.
A couple of days ago, Therion mainman Christofer Johnsson issued the following update:
"First the good news! Bassist Nalley Påhlsson has used his time well, sobered up and got his life back together. We're very happy to welcome him back and do all the upcoming shows with him again! A BIG THANX to Waldemar Sorychta (Enemy Of The Sun, ReVamp) for filling Nalley's duties meanwhile!
Second news will make many of you sad. Tour vocalist Katarina Lilja has decided to give it a second attempt to join the boring civil world and not be a cool rock star anymore. To sit at home with the boyfriend and just have a regular job.
She gave that a try before after the Gothic Kabbalah Tour and she therefore wasn't with us for the Adulruna Redviva 20 year anniversary Tour. Maybe it was the wrong boyfriend back then, or maybe it was the wrong job? Or both? Anyway, with a new boyfriend (and hopefully soon a new job), she's now up for giving BRLWBAR (Boring Regular Life Without Being A Rockstar) version 2,0 a try. But this time she have at least found a great boyfriend, so as much as we will miss her on stage and on the road, we wish her all the best and all the luck!"
011, the new fantasy board game from Scribabs featuring members of Therion will be released later this year... Wait, what?
The game 011, dubbed "An adventure by Therion", is designed by Marco Valtriani and based on a novel by Paolo Vallerga. The back-story can be read here (scroll down for English).
Commented mainman Christofer Johnsson: "Paulo Vallerga from the famous game developer Scribabs approached the band at the show in Milano last year with this great idea of making a fantasy boardgame based upon the stage characters mixed with mythology. And we instantly thought it was the coolest thing we've heard in ages and loved the idea! The name of the game is 011 and you will find me and the rest of Therion appearing as even more fantastic characters than we are in reality!"
The tour schedule has changed: The shows in Caracas (Venezuela), Chihuahua and Puebla (both Mexico) have to be cancelled and the show in Santiago de Chile has moved to the Teatro Caupolican. In Europe there will be an additional show - on the 11th of December Therion will play in Istanbul, at Refresh the Venue (which is really named like that).
The following message is from Christofer: "We are very sad to announce that the shows in Chihuahua and Puebla in Mexico have been cancelled. The situation with the drug cartels is becoming worse and worse in the north and the local authorities strongly advise against playing concerts in Chihuahua (and of course Monterray which also has been rumoured we would be playing), so the national promoter in Mexico has decided to cancel Chihuahua as the safety of the band, crew and fans cannot be guaranteed at this point. The Puebla festival has also been cancelled due to some sort of drug cartel related civil unrest problems.