Therion

Therion

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Therion, formerly known as Blitzkrieg (1987-1988) and Megatherion (1988), is a symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in Upplands Väsby, Sweden in 1987. Therion was initially a death metal band, however starting with 1995’s Lepaca kliffoth, Therion began to gradually incorporate symphonic elements into their metal music. The band has seen many changes in line-up and style throughout its history with Christofer Johnsson being the only constant member. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Vovin
    Vovin
  • Lemuria
    Lemuria
  • Theli
    Theli
  • Secret Of The Runes
    Secret Of The Runes
  • Deggial
    Deggial
  • Sirius B
    Sirius B
  • Gothic Kabbalah
    Gothic Kabbalah
  • Sitra Ahra
    Sitra Ahra
  • Crowning Of Atlantis
    Crowning Of Atlantis
  • Lepaca kliffoth
    Lepaca kliffoth
  • Beyond Sanctorum
    Beyond Sanctorum
  • The Miskolc Experience
    The Miskolc Experience
  • A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming
    A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming
  • Of Darkness...
    Of Darkness...
  • Celebrators Of Becoming
    Celebrators Of Becoming
  • Live Gothic
    Live Gothic
  • Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
    Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
  • Atlantis Lucid Dreaming
    Atlantis Lucid Dreaming
  • Of Darkness
    Of Darkness
  • Live In Midgard
    Live In Midgard
  • The Beauty in Black
    The Beauty in Black
  • Siren of the Woods
    Siren of the Woods
  • Lemuria / Sirius B
    Lemuria / Sirius B
  • Eye of Shiva
    Eye of Shiva
  • Live in Midgård (disc 2)
    Live in Midgård (disc 2)
  • Live in Midgård (disc 1)
    Live in Midgård (disc 1)
  • Secret Of The Runes (Faded Versions Promo)
    Secret Of The Runes (Faded Versions Promo)
  • Wand of Abaris
    Wand of Abaris
  • Paroxysmal Holocaust
    Paroxysmal Holocaust
  • Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness
    Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness
  • Wand of Abaris (iTunes Exclusive)
    Wand of Abaris (iTunes Exclusive)
  • The Wand Of Abaris/Path To Arcady
    The Wand Of Abaris/Path To Arcady

Therion. Artist Bio

Therion, formerly known as Blitzkrieg (1987-1988) and Megatherion (1988), is a symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in Upplands Väsby, Sweden in 1987.

Therion was initially a death metal band, however starting with 1995’s Lepaca kliffoth, Therion began to gradually incorporate symphonic elements into their metal music. The band has seen many changes in line-up and style throughout its history with Christofer Johnsson being the only constant member.

Beginning as a death metal band, they later turned to combining orchestral elements with their metal music, employing heavy use of choirs and classical musicians, not only as additions to but also as integral parts of the composition. The band is one of the first both commercial and audience successful heavy metal with fully live orchestra featured. It is also one of the bands which originated, popularized and highly influenced the symphonic metal genre.

Therion takes its lyrical themes from various mythologies, occult and magical teachings, and ancient traditions and writings. The majority of the lyrics are written by Thomas Karlsson, head and founder of the magical order Dragon Rouge, of which Johnsson is a member. The band’s name originates from the Greek word therion (θηρίον), which means beast, in reference to the “beast” of the Christian Book of Revelation, though the word itself is taken from the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion.

Official site: www.megatherion.com

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