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Therion, formerly known as Blitzkrieg (1987-1988) and Megatherion (1988), is a band founded by Christofer Johnsson in Upplands Väsby, Sweden in 1987.
Therion was initially a 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 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 with fully live orchestra featured. It is also one of the bands which originated, popularized and highly influenced the 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.

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  • i_pachkovsky

    It is always possible to bash on the album Gothic Kabbala.

    14 May 9:43pm Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    LFDM was a bit of a lost cause, however, I think SA was brilliant for the most part... GK was terrible though, no defending that one. What made it especially lackluster in my mind was it being the follow up to L & SB, which in my mind, is the epitome of their discography thus far.

    11 May 6:42am Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    the beast of Therion is dead. I respect les fleurs du mal just for the fact that it is a deserved tribute to 60's french pop and it helps new generations get in touch with awesome artists such as Serge Gansbourg, France Gall, Victoirie Scott, among others. But that's pretty much all about it. Therion hasn't released anything worth listening to after Secret of the runes. I have mixed feelings about Lemuria and Sirius B. While I consider them good albums they feel lazily composed, filled with good but underdeveloped ideas. "A ruined orgasm" are perfect words to describe it. Gothic Kabbalah and Sitra Arah are just mediocre and half-assed at their best. Bringing this monster back from the ashes is gonna be a hard task for Mr. Johnsson.

    3 May 10:22pm Reply
  • ITL93

    Who gives a shit? Therion's discography rules.

    26 Apr 11:35pm Reply
  • neoxx07

    everything after lepaca kliffoth is not my thing, i try it several times but no. cann't stand the symphonic era

    20 Mar 9:51pm Reply
  • wert100500

    Люблю только Vovin и Theli. Первые альбомы не слушал (надо наверстать!), а со следующих только несколько песен нравится. Как бы не было, считаю их годной группой. В топ 5 моих артистов.

    18 Feb 4:46pm Reply
  • Lsm1995

    Old Therion is good, but new Therion is To Mega Therion

    18 Feb 2:23pm Reply
  • wandy-kalmah

    muito boa a banda!!

    31 Jan 8:24am Reply
  • Artiah363

    The wild hunt, HELL YEAH!

    22 Jan 10:36pm Reply
  • moni-the-witch

    Fani z Polski!

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jablutube

    nice group and amazing music!

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KellemxD

    Uma das minhas preferidas

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Gendalf21

    Thanks for Nsk! Outstanding!!!

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • asmisha

    Thanks for amazing show in Minsk! [2]

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dream_designer

    Thanks for amazing show in Minsk!

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SeynaAzari

    Show in Minsk was awesome!!! *_________________*

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • UnrealAtrocity

    The Conjuration - "Surreal" (Remastered) One man extreme experimental metal insanity! I guarantee you've never heard anything quite like it. Free download/streaming here:

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ricm85

    amazing band!

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
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  • M-Morbid

    Death metal-era Therion was awesome.

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
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