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THERION : About The Russian Novel That Sparked Christofer's Inspiration




THERION | CHRISTOFER SPEAKS OUT ON WHY HE CHOSE THE NOVEL 'SHORT TALE OF THE ANTICHRIST' AS INSPIRATION FOR HIS OPERA


On February 9th, THERION can finally unveil their monumental opera project, Beloved Antichrist, presenting a complex story with 27 different vocal roles and a playing time of over three hours! Today, the band launches their second album trailer, in which band leader Christofer Johnsson explains why he chose Vladimir Soloviev's "Short Tale Of The Antichrist" as initial inspiration for his story and how his own plot differs from the one in the philosophical Russian novel.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Hlfq5asOvMM





In case you missed the first single, 'Temple Of New Jerusalem', from the second act of Beloved Antichrist, you can watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_E9PLcidgg

Beloved Antichrist is now available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/BelovedAntichrist

Previous trailers:
Trailer #1 - about the plot of the opera: https://youtu.be/4rUNQ1SNDuw

THERION will embark on a pan-European tour shortly before the new album release, which will take them to 25 (!) different countries, where they will perform both new and classic hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the dates below:

THERION
w/ IMPERIAL AGE and NULL POSITIV
01.02. D Essen - Turock*
02.02. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg*
03.02. UK London - Islington Assembly*
04.02. UK Manchester - Rebellion*
06.02. UK Newcastle - Riverside*
07.02. UK Aberdeen - The Assembly*
08.02. UK Glasgow - Audio*
09.02. UK Sheffield - Corporation*
10.02. UK Belfast - Limelight*
11.02. IRL Dublin - Tivoli*
13.02. UK Bristol - Bierkeller*
14.02. UK Birmingham - o2 Institute*
15.02. B Kortrijk - De Kreun*
16.02. F Paris - Le Trabendo*
17.02. CH Pratteln - Z7*
18.02. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao*
20.02. E Bilbao - Santana 27*
21.02. P Porto - Hard Club*
22.02. P Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo*
23.02. E Sevilla - Sala Custom*
24.02. E Madrid - Sala Mon Live*
25.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2*
27.02. F TBA**
28.02. F Marseille - Espace Julien**
01.03. I Brescia - Circolo Colony**
02.03. I Rome - Orion**
03.03. I Bologna - Zona Roveri**
04.03. SLO Ljubljana - Kino Siska**
05.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica**
06.03. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine**
08.03. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater**
09.03. GR Athens - Piraeus 117 Academy**
10.03. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5**
11.03. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane**
13.03. H Budapest - Barba Negra**
14.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club**
15.03. CZ Prague - Meetfactory**
16.03. PL Wroclaw - A2**
17.03. PL Warsaw - Progresja**
18.03. PL Gdansk - B90**
20.03. LT Vilnius - Rock River Club**
21.03. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena***
22.03. EST Tallinn - Club Tapper***
23.03. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi***
24.03. FIN Jyväskylä - Luttako***
25.03. FIN Tampere - Olympia-Kortteli***
27.03. S Stockholm - Klubben***
28.03. S Gothenburg - Brewhouse***
29.03. D Bremen - Tivoli****
30.03. D Berlin - Bi-Nuu****
31.03. D Flensburg - Roxy****
01.04. D Cologne - Jungle****
03.04. D Munich - Backstage****
04.04. F Charmes - Rock ’n’ Roll Stage****
05.04. D Jena - F-Haus****
06.04. B Bomal-Sur-Ourthe- Durbuy Rock****
07.04. NL Tilburg - 013****
*w/ MIDNIGHT ETERNAL
**w/ THE DEVIL
***w/ ENEMY OF REALITY
****w/ ACYL

10.04. IL Tel Aviv - Barby Club
12.04. RUS Moscow - GlavClub Green Concert
13.04. RUS St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
15.04. UA Kiev - Bel Étage

Win exclusive fan packages and a meet & greet with THERION on every evening of their upcoming tour - find out how you can participate:
https://www.facebook.com/therion/photos/a.10151226113248603.465694.6810453602/10155139689628603/?type=3&theater


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