Original news, published on 08.07.2010

Therion touring/session vocalist Snowy Shaw (his birth certificate reads Tommie Helgesson) has quit the band after four years, two studio albums, live DVD's and numerous tours around the world.

In a message to Blabbermouth.net, Snowy Shaw states: "I've had a terrific and great time touring and working with Therion and I do wish them nothing but the best in the future, but I've felt for some time that it's time for me to move on. I also wanna take the opportunity to show my gratitude and thank all the loyal fans for their support, love and understanding."

Shaw who has previously toured and/or recorded with Dream Evil, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Memento Mori, among other acts was forced to sit out this weekend's show with Therion at the Rock Harz Festival in Germany due to sickness. This would have been Snowy's last appearance with the band.

Snowy has written and co-written songs for the forthcoming Therion album, Sitra Ahra, which is scheduled for release in September through Nuclear Blast Records.

Shaw's departure from Therion will not affect the group's upcoming live appearances, as singer Thomas Vikström will handle Snowy's parts at the Rock Harz Festival and on the upcoming tours in South/Central America, Mexico and Europe.


UPDATE (thanks to Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk)

Swedish metallers Therion have announced that Snowy Shaw has rejoined the band and will perform on their upcoming tour.

Christofer Johnsson (guitar) stated: "We are very happy to announce that Snowy has rejoined Therion. We welcomed him back with open arms, and we will now be making a mix between the new show we had planned, and the last one which involved Snowy. We think the merger between the two concepts will be incredible, and we look forward to taking the band's live performance to the next level."

Therion will release their forthcoming album, Sitra Ahra, on September in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records.


Source: megatherion.com
Band profile: Therion
 
Posted: 26.08.2010 by Thryce



Comments

‹‹ Back to the News
Comments: 24  
Users visited: 446  
Search this topic:  


wrathchild - 08.07.2010 at 12:35  
That's worrying me a lot more than when Mats left. Shaw's talent and charisma were a huge part of all Therion shows I've attended within the last 4 years. I doubt Vikström alone will be able to make the crowd feel the same.
Warman - 08.07.2010 at 15:45  
Why can't they play in Sweden?
I get free tickets to those concerts!
Dominus - 08.07.2010 at 16:14  
Holy shit!!
timmoe - 08.07.2010 at 18:21  
Written by Warman on 08.07.2010 at 15:45

Why can't they play in Sweden?

I agree.
Nerevarine - 08.07.2010 at 19:11  
Fuck... without Snowy and Mats Leven it will not be the same, both of them are terribly charismatic on stage. And Shaw's voice is almost irreplaceable
Marcus - 08.07.2010 at 20:06  
Damn Therion's been goin through some turnover lately.
Fane - 08.07.2010 at 20:48  
^True. Hopefully the next album won't be a disappointment.
jadawal - 08.07.2010 at 22:54  
If there was a time for an unpar album by therion, this would be it I would say.
Dark Cornatus - 09.07.2010 at 03:45  
Written by jadawal on 08.07.2010 at 22:54

If there was a time for an unpar album by therion, this would be it I would say.

I think you meant to say sub-par. Yeah i agree, its only Chris left isn't it? Too much change. I don't think i've ever seen a band really survive with that many changes.
Daggon - 09.07.2010 at 07:15  
Oh, one of my all-time favorite bands is running out of members really fast, as someone said before, Snowy Shaw added a lot to Therion's shows, Thomas Vikström isn't a bad singer, in fact, he is very good, but he lacks of the presence of Snowy Shaw...

I hope they will find a top-notch replacement very soon, Mr. Johnsson is a very talented musician, so I think this won't affect too much the band's performance on their next releases, also, hopefully, he will be able to find great musicians to work with in the future.
Jan - 09.07.2010 at 07:35  
Not many left from the "classic" period, but still; Christofer Johnsson IS Therion - as long as he is there, I'm sure interesting music will be made...
LeChron James - 09.07.2010 at 07:36  
Don't worry, they'll find a better replacement, we all know who it is.
AnGina-- - 10.07.2010 at 00:49  
I don't. Gosh, I'm totally excited to see what Sitra Ahra will bring to us and who will Chris manage to recruit for the tour. I never liked Shaw, but I do agree his stage performance was really strong and charismatic (he and Leven were the stars of the show on the tour they did for Gothic Kabbalah. I'm just glad they're coming to Slovenia again, cause I'm anxious to see what's up next for Therion
RhaegarTargaryen - 10.07.2010 at 11:56  
Oh shit.
Thryce - 13.07.2010 at 14:55  
Rumor on the interwebs is that he'll be Dimmu Borgir's new bassist.
The Shape 1973 - 14.07.2010 at 22:10  
Go back to Dream Evil, he wrote some brilliant stuff.
Troy Killjoy - 26.08.2010 at 01:41  
Written by LeChron James on 09.07.2010 at 07:36

Don't worry, they'll find a better replacement, we all know who it is.

Were we all right?
Janne - 26.08.2010 at 03:04  
Wohooo I can hardly wait their tour! :)
Kap'N Korrupt - 26.08.2010 at 05:50  
Who cares who leaves and comes back into the band...let's just focus on the music...
BitterCOld - 26.08.2010 at 08:13  
Written by Thryce on 13.07.2010 at 14:55

Rumor on the interwebs is that he'll be Dimmu Borgir's new bassist.


that lasted long...
Shadowcross - 26.08.2010 at 14:04  
Great news!!
Vombatus - 27.08.2010 at 17:24  
Great ! Lives shows will be even better
Legendary - 27.08.2010 at 19:26  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 14.07.2010 at 22:10

Go back to Dream Evil, he wrote some brilliant stuff.

Agreed!
ponderer - 28.08.2010 at 18:46  
Snowy's work on King Diamond's The Eye is fucking amazing, and I was lucky enough to get to see him play live with Mercyful Fate on the Time tour in Minneapolis '95. Great drummer.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
News Therion - Ex-King Diamond Drummer Snowy Shaw Joins As New Vocalist 7.5 24.10.2006 by Katatronik
News Månegarm - Violinist Janne Liljekvist Leaves The Band 5.5 04.06.2012 by
News Xandria - Vocalist Leaves The Band 5.5 02.05.2008 by Princ_Of_Horror
News Hanternoz - Guitarist Leaves The Band 5.5 13.10.2012 by scapeplan
News Anthrax - Guitarist Rob Caggiano Leaves The Band 5.5 05.01.2013 by SlaytanicGonzo



Hits total: 5940 | This month: 22