Therion

Therion
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2004 / 2007 / 2010
Country

Sweden

Biography

After the phenomenal last studio album "Gothic Kabbalah" (2007), easily THERION`s most stunning effort since "Theli", and the follow-up live CD "Live Gothic" (2008), THERION mastermind and only remaining founding member Christofer Johnsson decided to go for a rather special project: the band`s appearance at the remarkable and renowned International Opera Festival in Miskolc / Hungary in 2007 was taped on and off stage to preserve a truly unique classic metal event for the THERION fanbase! The first part – dubbed "Classical adventures" – starts out with the highly popular THERION composition 'Clavicula nox', being re-arranged for orchestra only. Part one continues to feature some of Christofer`s favourite composers (especially his alltime fave, Wagner) and THERION doing – so to say -  "cover versions" of classical compositions, being backed up by orchestra and choir. Part two, "Therion songs", delivers exactly that: finest THERION material performed in an apt and stunning setting. Rounding off "The Miskolc Experience" is an entertaining documentary which gives insight in the complicated organisation and the no less complicated execution with all ups and downs for the involved crew and musicians.
"The Miskolc Experience" is the last testimony of the brilliant Johnsson/Leven/Niemann/Niemann/Karlsson THERION line-up which Christofer Johnsson decided to dissolve in late 2008. This chapter of THERION is closed, a new era is about to begin – and THERION will soon open the book once again!