Swedish progressive/experimental metallers Therion have just unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album, Sitra Ahra, due to release in September via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork can be viewed at the band's official website, at this location:
http://main.megatherion.com/media/disco/sitraahra.png

The CD was mixed at the legendary Polar Studios in Stockholm by Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, ABBA). The cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard, who worked on all of the band's most recent releases in addition to collaborating with Edguy, Avantasia, Rage and Hammerfall, among others.

Sitra Ahra was mastered in New York and it features the following track listing:

01. Sitra Ahra
02. Kings Of Edom
03. Unguentum Sabbati
04. Land Of Canaan
05. Hellequin
06. 2012
07. Cu Chulain
08. Kali Yoga III
09. The Shells Are Open
10. Din
11. After The Inquisition: Children


Source: megatherion.com
Band profile: Therion
 
Posted: 04.07.2010 by Carl Berg



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Daggon - 04.07.2010 at 21:35  
Oh man, that cover is really... cosmic? I like it
I'm not very expectant about this release, but Therion can change a lot between records, so, we'll see.
Got Mayhem? - 04.07.2010 at 21:55  
Yep, who knows what this will sound like...
Dani5050 - 04.07.2010 at 22:34  
I love Therion but that cover is just awful. Let's hope the music is better.
Ag Fox - 04.07.2010 at 22:51  
Pretty average artwork imo...
Introspekrieg - 04.07.2010 at 23:04  
I think it's kinda cool, but I see the Kabbalah theme again and it worries me. I only liked a few songs from that one...
DoomGuard - 04.07.2010 at 23:16  
Space clam
Nerevarine - 05.07.2010 at 01:14  
Bad taste. Gothik Kabbalah cover was way better imo , this one doesn't inspire anything to me, it looks like a scene from a bad sci fi movie. Well, let's hope the music is good , or at least different from what therion has accustomed us to.
Oerath Windsoul - 05.07.2010 at 01:44  
To me the artwork looks just fine, and I think that the album itself will be as good as all of the previous releases, for long I've been fan to both Therion and classical music in common, and the combination of metal and classical music cannot never fail.
Vitriolic Hate - 05.07.2010 at 01:57  
The artwork is pretty cool.
Quetzalli - 05.07.2010 at 02:29  
Not crazy about the album cover, but it'll grow on me, I bet. Sorta like the Sirius B one.
Uirapuru - 05.07.2010 at 06:05  
Looks nice.. by the cover I have a feeling of a ''sci-fi interstellar orchestral metal''... I wouldn't mind that.
Fëanor - 05.07.2010 at 06:25  
Looks like they got the cover somewhere on DeviantArt, in 2003.
Dark Cornatus - 05.07.2010 at 12:11  
I looks like a claw-like hand holding a poppadom (Indian crunchy things) with a meatball. Looks tasty with all that energy!
advent - 05.07.2010 at 13:28  
Written by Fëanor on 05.07.2010 at 06:25

Looks like they got the cover somewhere on DeviantArt, in 2003.

lol
BloodTears - 05.07.2010 at 15:46  
I just hope the album is good. I'll pass on the cover though.
Dominus - 05.07.2010 at 18:18  
No words...
Ziom - 06.07.2010 at 11:12  
I have to say, that the graphic looks cheap. Computer rendering is somwehere from the nineties in terms of detail and quality.
We probably have more details moon/asteroid pictures than what's here. Also the clam look cheap. Hope the music's better.
Sovereign87 - 07.07.2010 at 01:16  
To be honest, the background is cool but the rest looks really cheap. I don't like it but it's not worse than A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming or Theli haha !

Here is an interview of Christofer Johnsson during Graspop 2010 where he also talks a little bit about Sitra Ahra. Well i'm a little afraid when he mentions "a 70s type of production","doesn't sound modern at all", "It sounds like 20 years old"...

http://studiorock.ro/interviews/a-chat-with-therion-mastermind-christofer-johnsson-4/
blackdemon - 21.07.2010 at 21:47  
The album is good

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