Therion - Unveil New Album Cover Artwork

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:

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

Band profile: Therion
Posted: 04.07.2010 by Carl Berg


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04.07.2010 - 21:35
Underpaid M.D.
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.
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
04.07.2010 - 21:55
Got Mayhem?
Yep, who knows what this will sound like...
04.07.2010 - 22:34
I love Therion but that cover is just awful. Let's hope the music is better.
04.07.2010 - 22:51
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Pretty average artwork imo...
loves 小巫
04.07.2010 - 23:04
Totemic Lust
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...
04.07.2010 - 23:16
Space clam
05.07.2010 - 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.
This Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie, And With Strange Eons, Even Death May Die
05.07.2010 - 01:44
Oerath Windsoul
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.
05.07.2010 - 02:29
Not crazy about the album cover, but it'll grow on me, I bet. Sorta like the Sirius B one.
"I want to see the old gods rule again..."
05.07.2010 - 06:05
Liver Failure
Looks nice.. by the cover I have a feeling of a ''sci-fi interstellar orchestral metal''... I wouldn't mind that.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
05.07.2010 - 06:25
Looks like they got the cover somewhere on DeviantArt, in 2003.
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05.07.2010 - 12:11
Dark Cornatus
I looks like a claw-like hand holding a poppadom (Indian crunchy things) with a meatball. Looks tasty with all that energy!
05.07.2010 - 13:28
Written by Fëanor on 05.07.2010 at 06:25

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

05.07.2010 - 15:46
I just hope the album is good. I'll pass on the cover though.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
05.07.2010 - 18:18
The Shooter
No words...
06.07.2010 - 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.
07.07.2010 - 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"...
21.07.2010 - 21:47
The album is good

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