THERION present last trailer; “Beloved Antichrist” out now


The wait is finally over! 15 years after band leader Christofer Johnsson first considered writing an opera, THERION‘s monumental life achievement is finally released.

»Beloved Antichrist« is a three-hour-long opera, conceived for the stage, and is loosely based on the Russian novel ‘Short Tale of the Antichrist’, which was brought to life with the help of 27 different vocal roles.

From today, the 3-CD-album with a running time of over three hours is officially available and can be ordered here:

In addition, the band unveils the fourth and last trailer, in which Christofer Johnsson speaks about the stage performance that he envisions and the different options he sees for his larger than life project. Watch the clip here:

Get a taster of »Beloved Antichrist« by listening to four of the 46 songs here, and find more background info on the opera via these links:

‘Theme Of Antichrist‘ music video:

‘Bring Her Home’ track video:

‘Night Reborn‘ lyric video:

‘Temple Of New Jerusalem’ lyric video:

Trailer #1 – about the plot of the opera:

Trailer #2 – about the differences to the novel:

Trailer #3 – about the long writing process:

The band iscurrently on European tour. Catch them here:


09.02.  UK       Sheffield – Corporation*

10.02.  UK       Belfast – Limelight*

11.02.  IRL       Dublin – Tivoli*

13.02.  UK       Bristol – The Fiddler* ! Venue change !

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/ 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

Thomas Nielsen
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When my old buddy Kenn Jensen asked me if I wanted to contribute to the new site he had created, then called, I didn't hesitate. My love for metal music was and is great. I wrote my first review during the summer of 2004 (Moonspell's 'Antidote' album). In 2015, I took over the editor-in-chief role.

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