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Although some argue that there's nothing new in Therion's music still the reality is that the first name that comes to mind when we hear "a combination of metal and classical" is, of course, Therion. Another Swedish death band that has changed drastically since its inception.

Country: Sweden
  1. The Return
  2. Asphyxiate With Fear
  3. Morbid Reality
  4. Megalomaniac
  5. A Suburb To Hell
  6. Genocidal Raids
  7. Time Shall Tell
  8. Dark Eternity
  • Peter Hansson - lead & rhythm guitar
  • Christofer Johnsson - vocals & rhythm guitar
  • Oskar Forss - drums
  • Eric Gustafsson - bass
Recorded & mixed at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm , Aug.- Sept. 1990
  1. Future Consciousness
  2. Pandemonic Outbreak
  3. Cthulhu
  4. Symphony Of The Dead
  5. Beyond Sanctorum
  6. Enter The Depths Of Eternal Darkness
  7. Illusions Of Life
  8. The Way
  9. Paths
  10. Tyrants Of The Damned
  • Peter Hansson - guitars & bass
  • Christofer Johnsson - vocals,guitars & bass
  • Oskar Forss - drums
Recorded at The Montezuma Recordings
  1. Baal Region
  2. Dark Princess Naamah
  3. A Black Rose
  4. Symphony Drakonis Inferni
  5. Dawn Of Perishness
  6. The Eye Of Eclipse
  7. The Ritual Dance Of The Yezidas
  8. Powerdance
  9. Procreation Of Eternity
  10. Ho Drakon Ho Megas - Act 1: The Dragon Throne
  11. Ho Drakon Ho Megas - Act 2: Fire & Ecstasy
  • Cristofer Johnsson - vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Magnus Barthelson - guitar
  • Andreas Wallan Wahl - bass
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums
Cover illustration ny Kristian Wahlin
Recorded & mixed at Montezuma Studio, December `92 - January `93
THERION - SYMPHONY MASSES HO DRAKON HO MEGAS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 37:38
  1. The Wings Of The Hydra
  2. Melez
  3. Arrival Of The Darkest Queen
  4. The Beauty In Black
  5. Riders Of Theli
  6. Black
  7. Darkness Eve
  8. Sorrows Of The Moon
  9. Let The New Day Begin
  10. Lepaca Kliffoth
  11. Evocation Of Vovin
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitar, vocals & keyboards
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums
  • Fredrik Isaksson - bass
Additional musicians:
Hans Groning - bass baritone vocals on songs 4,11
Claudia Maria Mokri - soprano vocals on songs 4,6,11
Jan - additional vocals (chorus parts on songs 1,8)
Harris Johns - lead guitar (first part of solo on 4)
"Sorrows Of The Moon" written by Celtic Frost
Recorded at Music Lab Studio,Berlin 1994
THERION - LEPACA KLIFFOTH | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 41:18
  1. Arrival of the Darkest Queen
  2. The Beauty in Black
  3. Evocation of Vovin
  4. The Veil of Golden Spheres
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitar, vocals and keyboards
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums
  • Fredrik Isaksson - bass
MCD
  1. The Siren Of The Woods (Single Version)
  2. Cults Of The Shadow (Edited Version)
  3. Babylon
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitars, vocals & keyboards
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums, vocals
  • Lars Rosenberg - bass
  • Jonas Mellberg - guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Additional musicians:
Dan Swano - vocals
Anja Krenz - solo soprano
Axel Patz - solo bass baritone
Jan Peter Genkel - grand piano,keyboards & programming
Gottfried Koch - keyboards & programming
Orchestration by The Barmbek Symphony Orchestra
Recorded January-March 1996 at Impuls Studio,Hamburg
  1. Preludium
  2. To Mega Therion
  3. Cults Of The Shadow
  4. In The Desert Of Set
  5. Interludium
  6. Nightside Of Eden
  7. Opus Eclipse
  8. Invocation Of Naamah
  9. 9:The Siren Of The Woods
  10. Grand Finale / Postludium
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitars, vocals & keyboards
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums, vocals
  • Lars Rosenberg - bass
  • Jonas Mellberg - guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Additional musicians:
Dan Swano - vocals
Anja Krenz - solo soprano
Axel Patz - solo bass baritone
Jan Peter Genkel - grand piano,keyboards & programming
Gottfried Koch - keyboards & programming
North German Radio Choir:
Raphaela Mayhaus - soprano
bettina Stumm - soprano
Ursula Ritters - alto
Ergin Onat - tenor
Joachim Gebhardt - bass
Klaus Bulow - bass
Siren Choir:
Anja Krenz - soprano
Constanze Arens - soprano
Riekje Weber - alto
Stephan Gade - tenor
Axel Patz - bass baritone
Orchestration by The Barmbek Symphony Orchestra
Recorded January-March 1996 at Impuls Studio, Hamburg
THERION - THELI | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 51:36
  1. In Remembrance
  2. Black Fairy
  3. Fly To The Rainbow
  4. Children Of The Damned
  5. Under Jolly Roger
  6. Symphony Of The Dead
  7. Here Comes The Tears
  8. Enter Transcendental Sleep*
  9. The Quet Desert*
  10. Down The Qliphothic Tunnel*
  11. Up To Netzach/Floating Back*
  12. The Fall Into Eclipse**
  13. Enter Transcendental Sleep**
  14. The Gates To A'Arab Zaraq Are Open**
  15. The Quiet Desert**
  16. Down The Qliphothic Tunnel**
  17. Up To Netzach**
  18. Floating Back**
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitar, hammond organ, keyboards, bass
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums, vocals
  • Jonas Mellberg - guitar, keyboards,
  • Lars Rosenberg - bass
* Therion versions
** Original soundtrack from "Golden Embrace" Art Movie 1997
Additional musicians:
Dan Swano - vocals on songs 1 and 2
Tobbe Sidegard - vocals on song 5
Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy) - additional lead guitar on song 5 (2nd and 4th)
Gottfried Koch - acoustic guitar on 7 and 11
Bettina Stumm - soprano
Raphaela Mayhaus - soprano
Marie-Therese Kubel - alto
Ergin Onat - tenor
Klaus Bulow - bass
Joachim Gebhardt - bass
All classical instruments done by the Barmbek Symphonic Orchestra (except concert cymbals, tambourine, harpsichord and some fast strings done by samples)
All grand piano played by C. Johnsson and G. Koch
THERION - A'ARAB ZARAQ LUCID DREAMING | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 71:36
  1. The Rise Of Sodom and Gomorrah
  2. Birth Of Venus Illegitima
  3. Wine Of Aluqah
  4. Clavicula Nox
  5. The Wild Hunt
  6. Eye Of Shiva
  7. Black Sun
  8. Draconian Trilogy
  9. The Opening
  10. Morning Star
  11. Black Diamonds
  12. Raven Of Dispersion
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitar, keyboards
  • Tommy Eriksson - guitar
  • Jan Kazda - bass
  • Wolf Simons - drums
Additional musicians:
Waldemar Sorychta - guitars
Siggi Bemm - guitars
Lorentz Aspen - hammond organ
Ralf scheepers - lead vocals on 5
Martina Hornbacher - alto and soprano
Sarah Jeizibel Diva - alto and soprano
Choir:
Eileen Kupper - soprano
Angelica Martz - soprano
Dorothee Fischer - alto
Anne Tributh - alto
Gregor Dippel - tenor
Max Cilotek - tenor
Javier Zapater - bass
Jochen Baver - bass
Orchestration by the Indigo Orchestra:
Petra Staltz - violin
Heike Haushalter - violin
Monika Malek - viola
Gesa Hansen - cello
Alois Kott - double bass,contrabass
Orchestra and choir conducted by Jan Kazda
Recorded at Woodhouse Studios Dec'97 - Jan'98
THERION - VOVIN | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 55:17
  1. Crowning Of Atlantis
  2. Mark Of Cain
  3. Clavicula Nox
  4. Crazy Nights
  5. From The Dionysian Days
  6. Thor
  7. Seawinds
  8. To Mega Therion - live
  9. The Wings Of The Hydra - live
  10. Black Sun - live
  • Christofer Johnsson - lead & rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Tommy Eriksson - lead & rhythm guitar
  • Jan Kazda - bass, acoustic guitar
  • Wolf Simon - drums
Additional musicians:
Sami Karppinen - drums on "Crowning of Atlantis"
Waldemar Sorychta - additional guitars
Ralf Sheepers - vocals on "Crazy Nights" and "Thor"
Eileen Kupper - vocals
Angelika MSrtz - vocals
Cossima Russo - vocals
Martina Hornbacher - vocals
Sara Jezibel Deva - vocals
Jochen Baver - solo bass vocals
Jsrg Brsuker - solo tenor vocals
Anne Tributh - alto vocals
Orchestration by the Indigo Orchestra:
Heike Havshalter - violin
Petra Staltz - violin
Minika Maltek - viola
Gesa Hangen - cello
All choir/vocal melodies and orchestra arrangements written by Christofer Johnsson and Jan Kazda.
Choir and orchestra conducted by Jan Kazda.
Tracks 1-7 recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studio, Hagen, Germany.
Tracks 8-10 recorded on the 1998 Vovin tour and mixed by Christofer Johnsson at Dark Age Studio, Stockholm.
Artwork: Nico & Theresa. email: animato@iname.com
THERION - CROWNING OF ATLANTIS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 50:49
  1. Seven Secrets of The Sphinx
  2. Eternal Return
  3. Enter Vril-ye
  4. Ship Of Luna
  5. The Invincible
  6. Emerald Crown
  7. The Flight Of The Lord Of Flies
  8. Flesh Of The Gods
  9. Via Nocturna Part 1, 2
  10. O Fortune
  • Christofer Johnsson - guitar, keyboards
  • Kristian Niemann - lead guitar
  • Johan Niemann - bass guitar
  • Sami Karppinen - drums
THERION - DEGGIAL | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 57:57
  1. Ginnungagap
  2. Midgard
  3. Asgard
  4. Jotunheim
  5. Schwarzalbenheim
  6. Ljusalfheim
  7. Muspelheim
  8. Nifelheim
  9. Vanaheim
  10. Helheim
  11. Secret Of The Runes
  • Christofer Johnsson - rhythm guitar, keyboard & percussion
  • Kristian Niemann - lead and rhythm guitar
  • Johan Niemann - bass guitar
  • Sami Karppinen - drums and percussion
Vocal and string solists:
Marika Shonberg - solo soprano
Erika Andersson - solo alto
Carl Rahmqvist - solo tenor-baritone
Anna Rodell - solo violin
Asa Akerberg - solo cello
Thomas Karlsson - whispering voice on "Ljusalfheim"
Choir:
Kristina Hansson, Anna-Maria Krawe, Anna Artursson, Marika Shonberg, Henrik Holmberg, Patrik Forsman, Carl Rahmqvist, Joakim Berg
String Ensemble:
Anna Rodell, Josef Cabrales-Alin, Malin Samuelsson, Johan Moren, Linda Sverdrup, Niklas Sjunnesson, Asa Akerberg, Monika Jonsson
Woodwinds:
Fareidah Hildebrand, Erik Rodell, Henrik Blixt
Brass Ensemble:
Mikael Sorensen, Ayman Al Fakir, Kristina Borg, Rune Bodin
Produced by C. Johnsson and Therion
Recorded during the spring of 2001 at Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
All songs written by Christofer Johnsson/Thomas Carlsson except "Ginnungagap" written by Kristian Niemann/Christofer Johnsson/Thomas Karlsson
All classical and opera arrangements by C. Johnsson
German translation on "Schwarzalbenheim" by C. Ratsch
Cover and Layout by Thomas Ewerhard
THERION - SECRET OF THE RUNES | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 46:59
Disc 1:
  1. Typhon
  2. Uthark Runa
  3. Three Ships of Berek (Part 1: Calling to Arms and Fighting the Battle)
  4. Three Ships of Berek (Part 2: Victory)
  5. Lemuria
  6. Quetzalcoatl
  7. The Dreams of Swedenborg
  8. An Arrow From the Sun
  9. Abraxas
  10. Feuer Overture / Prometheus Entfesselt
Disc 2:
  1. The Blood of Kingu
  2. Son of the Sun
  3. The Khlysti Evangelist
  4. Dark Venus Persephone
  5. Kali Yuga, Part 1
  6. Kali Yuga, Part 2
  7. The Wondrous World of Punt
  8. Melek Taus
  9. Call of Dagon
  10. Sirius B
  11. Voyage of Gurdjieff (The Fourth Way)
  • Christofer Johnsson - rhythm electric guitars
  • Kristian Niemann - solo and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars
  • Johan Nieman - electric bass guitars
  • Richard Evensand - drums
Orchestra was recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and was conducted by Adam and Mario Klemens. The choir was recorded with the Kuhn Mixed Choir and was conducted by Mario Klemens.
Disc 1:
  1. Der Mitternachtslöwe
  2. Gothic Kabbalah
  3. The Perennial Sophia
  4. Wisdom and the Cage
  5. Son of the Staves of Time
  6. Tuna 1613
  7. Trul
  8. Close up the Streams
Disc 2:
  1. The Wand of Abaris
  2. Three Treasures
  3. Path to Arcady
  4. TOF - The Trinity
  5. Chain of Minerva
  6. The Falling Stone
  7. Adulruna Rediviva
  • Christofer Johnsson - Guitar, Keyboards and Organs
  • Kristian Niemann - Lead and Rhythm Guitars and Keyboards
  • Johan Niemann - Bass Guitar, Guitar and Acoustic Guitar
  • Petter Karlsson - Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Solo and Choral Vocals, Percussion
Collaborators:
Mats Levén - Solo and choral vocals, Guitar
Snowy Shaw - Solo and choral vocals
Katarina Lilja - Solo and choral vocals
Hannah Holgersson - Solo and choral vocals

Additional Musicians:
Jonas Samuelsson-Nerbe - Tenor
Anna Hyhlin - Solo soprano on "The Falling Stone" and "Path to Arcady"
Karin Fjellander - Choral soprano
Ken Hensley - Hammond Organ
Joakim Svalberg - Hammond Organ
Rolf Pilotti - Flute
Stefan Glaumann - Tambourine

Produced by Sanken Sandqvist
All lyrics written by Thomas Karlsson
THERION - GOTHIC KABBALAH | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 85:17
Disc 1:
  1. Der Mitternachtslowe
  2. Schwarzalbenheim
  3. The Blood of Kingu
  4. The Falling Stone
  5. An Arrow from the Sun
  6. Deggial
  7. Wine of Aluqah
  8. The Perennial Sophia
  9. The Son of the Sun
  10. Son of the Staves of Time
  11. Birth of Venus Illegitima
Disc 2:
  1. Tuna 1613
  2. Drum Solo
  3. Muspelheim
  4. Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah
  5. Ginnungagap
  6. Grand Finale
  7. Lemuria
  8. The Wand of Abaris
  9. Nightside of Eden
  10. To Mega Therion
  11. Thor (The Powerhead)
  • Christopher Johnsson - guitar
  • Kristian Niemann - guitar
  • Johan Niemann - bass
  • Petter Karlsson - drums
Singers: Lori Lewis, Katarina Lilja, Snowy Shaw, Mats Leven
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