Band Photo: Therion (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Therion News
Below is our complete Therion news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Cannibal Corpse is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The currently announced acts (with 19 of 40 being confirmed so far) are as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
The cruise will sail Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27th, 2012.
Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:
"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:
MY DYING BRIDE
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Onslaught Radio has posted a video interview online with Snowy Shaw from Therion, which was conducted at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival. You can check out the interview below.
Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have announced that they will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship festival. The event, which will be an early 2012 affair, will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23rd, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts are planned to perform on the cruise with new band reveals taking place monthly.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:
Devin Townsend Project
Rhapsody Of Fire
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One
The first batch of bands have been revealed for the forthcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship festival. Next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later on the 27th. The bands which are confirmed to appear include:
MY DYING BRIDE
Female-fronted Gothic metal act Tristania has issued the following update about performing at the next 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise:
"Tristania are delighted to announce that they will be part of the 2nd edition of the '70000 Tons of Metal' Caribbean cruise. The world's biggest floating metal festival will go ahead from January 23rd – January 28th 2012, at a 2,700 capacity cruise ship, leaving Miami (US), and visiting the capital of Canvey Island, George Town before returning to Miami.
"Tristania was in the first group of bands to be announced, together with My Dying Bride, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Eluveitie, Pestilence and Therion. 33 (!) more bands will be announced.
"We're amazed at being invited. This is probably going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the band, and we're already looking forward to January 2012.".
Check out this location for more info and booking information.
European progressive/symphonic metal act Therion has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Kali Yuga III" and can be viewed in the player below. More...
The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:
"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"
The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...
Swedish symphonic metal act Therion has been immortalized in its very own board game. The game's cover can be seen here.
Mainman Christofer Johnsson comments: "Paulo Vallerga from the famous game developer Scibabs approached the band at the show in Milano last year with this great idea of making a fantasy board game 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, Thomas, Christian, Johan, Snowy, Katarina, Lori and Nalley appearing as even more fantastic characters than we are in reality! ; -) There will be more news on this coming soon!"
Additional information on the game (in Italian) is available here.
Darkwater has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2011 ProgPower USA festival:
"We were just confirmed for this year's edition of ProgPower USA! We'll perform at the festival together with bands like Therion, Sanctuary, Evergrey and Vanden Plas to name a few. We're looking forward to this a lot, and we hope to see many of you there!"
Check out this location for more information on the festival, which is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia from September 14-17th, 2011.
New Jersey symphonic metal act Operatika has announced that it will perform at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, set to take place between October 21-23, 2011 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.
The confirmed line-up now inludes:
DIABULUS IN MUSICA
STREAM OF PASSION
TRAIL OF TEARS
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
U.K. based melodic power metal act Power Quest has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Bloodstock Festival. The organizers of the festival commented on the band's appearance:
"The three latest additions for the Sophie stage come from both near and afar, with an international coalition representing the UK, Europe and South America. Homegrown heroes Power Quest return to Bloodstock for the second time, after going down a storm at the indoor fest of 2003. Currently gearing up to release new album 'Blood Alliance,' the melodic power-metallers can expect a hearty, warm welcome back to Catton Hall
"With a host of exclusive performances already confirmed - including headliners Immortal, plus Morbid Angel, Therion, At The Gates, and many more, across three stages of music, plus comedy, fairground rides and a real ale bar, BOA 2011 is an essential date in the metal calendar. Tickets are on sale now at this location."
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 12th - 14th, 2011. The current lineup is as follows: Immortal, Rhapsody of Fire, Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion, Lawnmower Deth, Angelwitch, Coroner, Grave Digger, At The Gates, Tarot, Powerquest, Arthemis, and Criminal.
Kivimetsan Druidi has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Metal Female Voices festival in Belgium:
"Hello everybody! We are proud to announce that Kivimetsän Druidi has been confirmed to play at Metal Female Voices Fest IX in Wieze, Belgium on 21-22-23/10/2011. We played there in 2009 and it was really such a great experience. The line-up for IX festival seems absolutely awesome.
"The other bands there will be among others Therion, Doro, Leave's Eyes, Trail Of Tears, Diabulus In Musica, Draconian and Visions Of Atlantis."
You can find additional information on the Metal Female Voices Festival at this location.
SpazioRock has posted a video interview online with Therion's Christofer Johnsson. The video clip can be viewed below.
Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following update about playing at the 2011 edition of Belgium's Metal Female Voices festival:
"Leaves' Eyes will return to MFVF in 2011! We are happy to announce that Leaves' Eyes is confirmed to play on saturday 22nd at MFVF in Wieze/Belgium. The set list will include also material from the upcoming record."
The currently confirmed acts include: Amaranthe, Leaves' Eyes, Therion, Draconian, Hanging Doll, Visions of Atlantis, Midnattsol, Echoterra, Benedictum, Nemhain, Deadlock, Trail of Tears, and Stream of Passion.
Recently reunited technical thrash metal veterans Coroner have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th. This will be the Swiss band's first British festival appearance.
The lineup for the event is now as follows:
Rhapsody Of Fire
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Angel Witch (now featuring Carcass/former Napalm Death guitarist, Bill Steer) and tongue in cheek thrash metal veterans Lawnmower Deth will be performing at next year's edition of the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th - 14th. Also performing at the festival will be headliners, Immortal, as well as Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion and Rhapsody Of Fire.
Lawnmower Deth has posted the following message online regarding the confirmation: "The Mid Life Crisis tour continues (well... more of a casual jaunt around the fields of the Midlands if we are honest). We can now confirm that we will be playing at next year's Bloodstock festival and we are pretty damn chuffed about it too.
"After last week’s highly enjoyable slot at the Damnation Festival in Leeds, we are going to go all out to make Bloodstock one to remember! More...
Sweden's Loch Vostok is currently out on tour with symphonic metallers Therion. Loch Vostok has checked in with the following brief road report:
"A little tour update from us while we are waiting for load in at Frankfurt. It´s going really well so far and we feel really comfortable with the set now! Therion guys and girls and crew are really great, and the guys in Leprous are making sure we don't get scurvy with their super healthy smoothies! We'd like to thank you guys who screamed along with us so far: Tilburg, Groningen, London, Antwerp, Lille, Paris, you rule!"
Loch Vostok still has the following upcoming tour dates:
11/5 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE
11/5 2010 Masters Of Rock Café Zlin, CZ
11/7 2010 Boogallo Club Zagreb, CT
11/8 2010 Kino Siska Club Ljubljana, SI
11/10 2010 Alcatraz Milan, IT
11/10 2010 Le Transbordeur Lyon, France, FRANCE
11/13 2010 Razzmatazz 1 Barcelona, ES
11/13 2010 La Riviera Madrid, ES
11/14 2010 CC John Lennon Limoges, FR
11/15 2010 La Laitere Strasburg, FR
11/17 2010 Odeon Belgrade, RS
11/18 2010 Hr. Botev Sports Hall Sofia, BG
11/22 2010 Arenele Romane (Special Tent) Bucharest, ROMANIA
11/25 2010 Z7 Pratteln, CH
11/26 2010 Backstage Munich, DE
11/26 2010 DK Vitavska Prague, CZ
11/27 2010 Almassy Ter Budapest, HU
11/29 2010 Club Studio Krakow, PL
11/30 2010 Stodola Warsaw, PL