Therion Parts Ways With Vocalist Snowy Shaw
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Sweden’s Therion issued the following statement about parting ways with vocalist Snow Shaw:
"We are sad to confirm that Snowy Shaw has suddenly decided to not do any of the upcoming shows with Therion. This decision took us by surprise, because, up to now, we have had a great collaboration. The reason is simply that he has been working on an album with another big band (as a bass player - that came as a surprise too!), who have now offered him a deal he felt he could not refuse. We don't think this is a good decision, but accept the situation and wish him good luck.
"We realize many will miss Snowy, who did a great job during the more theatrical direction Theriontook during the Gothic Kabbalah era (as well as on the coming album, Sitra Ahra). Like all the other close guest collaborators in the history of the band (Mats Levén, Andy 'the bald guy' Engberg, Karin Fjellander, Sara Jezebel Deva, Martina Hornbacher, Dan Swanö...), he contributed with something unique and put his mark on the ongoing Therion development. And just like the choice of Mats Levén was questioned in the beginning, (for being too rock ‘n’ roll for Therion) and later became a beloved part of the band’s identity at the time, Snowy also made the journey from being regarded as a somewhat odd choice to becoming a popular character in the Therion show.
"This vacancy, however, gives us an opportunity to yet again take a different direction. We are right now in the process of creating the new production that will be used for the Sitra Ahra World Tour, and we have some thrilling options to choose from. As always, Therion will deliver something unique and challenging that will turn the water of the skeptics into the wine of a classic set-up. Stay tuned!"
Therion recently announced the band's new album will be titled "Sitra Ahra." The track listing is as follows:
1. Sitra Ahra
2. Kings Of Edom
3. Unguentum Sabbati
4. Land Of Canaan
7. Cu Chulain
8. Kali Yoga III
9. The Shells Are Open
11. After The Inquisition: Children
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