Nuclear Blast press release

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" - features some of Christofer's favourite composers (especially his alltime fave, Wagner) and does completely without guitars or any metal instrumentation whatsoever. Just orchestra and choir. Part two, "Therion songs", delivers exactly that: finest Therion material performed by the band, a huge orchestra and choir. 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 testimony of the brilliant Johnsson/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!


DVD + CD art work and tracklist:

Part 1 - Classical Adventures: (44 min.)
01. Clavicula Nox
02. Dvorak: Excerpt from Symphony no. 9
03. Verdi: Vedi! le fosche notturne spotigle from Il Trovatore
04. Mozart: "Dies Irae" from Reqiuem
05. Saint-Saens: Excerpt from Symphony No. 3
06. Wagner: "Notung! Notung! Niedliches Schwert!" from The Ring
07. Wagner: Excerpt from the Overture from Rienzi
08. Wagner: Second part of "Der Tag ist da" from Rienzzi
09. Wagner: First part of "Herbei! Herbei!" from Rienzi

Part 2 - Therion Songs: (66 min.)

01. Blood Of Kingu
02. Sirius B
03. Lemuria
04. Eternal Return
05. Draconian Trilogy
06. Schwartsalbenheim
07. Via Nocturna
08. The Rise Of Sodom And Gomorrah
09. Grand Finale

Bonus Features (DVD only):
+ Documentary (20 min.)
+ Therion Goes Classic - Bucharest (16 min.)


Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Therion
 
Posted: 24.04.2009 by Doom F.N



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Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 24.04.2009 at 13:14  
Cool! Although I rather hoped this news will be about a new album, not a live recording.
Collin - 24.04.2009 at 13:26  
Quote:
After the phenomenal last studio album "Gothic Kabbalah" (2007), easily Therion's most stunning effort since "Theli"


Lol. Just lol. Nuclear Blast people are high, really. I can't take this press release seriously if it starts like this.
ylside - 24.04.2009 at 13:35  
Yes, would be interesting to see !
The Shape 1973 - 24.04.2009 at 13:46  
Sounds like what Epica have just done, who's next to use an orchestra?
Angel_Lament - 24.04.2009 at 14:45  
Wow, very cool, first Epica and now This
DarkMoor99 - 24.04.2009 at 15:20  
I will buy this.
THE_BLACK_GOD - 24.04.2009 at 15:39  
They are always nice at live performace I sould buy this.
Janne - 24.04.2009 at 16:51  
I must collect this DVD
Uirapuru - 24.04.2009 at 19:12  
Looks cool, I'll buy it too.
Daggon - 24.04.2009 at 19:47  
Oh man, when I see the name Therion in the News part of the web my heart starts to beat very fast hehehe. This is great, Now I'll wait for this and the one that Epica is going to release. Still waiting for a new studio album
adeeee - 25.04.2009 at 02:02  
Excellent, I can´t wait for this!
Black Conundrum - 25.04.2009 at 02:10  
The album cover is awesome. So is the band Therion. This DVD seems great.
Mother_North - 25.04.2009 at 04:09  
This sounds really interesting, Normally I don´t buy many dvds but this one seems really appealing...
Lord_Regnier - 25.04.2009 at 08:35  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.04.2009 at 13:46

Sounds like what Epica have just done, who's next to use an orchestra?


Metal bands using an orchestra is becoming more and more common, indeed. I usually see it as a bad sign because metal albums that are heavy on orchestration are usually lacking in the guitars and drums department. I like keyboards in metal but I'm not a big fan of over-the-top bombastic stuff. Just write great guitar riffs and solos, good bass lines and impressive drumming, top it with great vocals, and you don't need an orchestra. Bands that use an orchestra are often mediocre in the metal department. I sometimes have the feeling some bands use an orchestra to compensate for their poor ability on their instruments or to try to hide their not impressive playing skills.
Land Of Doom - 25.04.2009 at 20:36  
Very wonderful news
The Shape 1973 - 25.04.2009 at 21:37  
Written by Lord_Regnier on 25.04.2009 at 08:35

Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.04.2009 at 13:46

Sounds like what Epica have just done, who's next to use an orchestra?


Metal bands using an orchestra is becoming more and more common, indeed. I usually see it as a bad sign because metal albums that are heavy on orchestration are usually lacking in the guitars and drums department. I like keyboards in metal but I'm not a big fan of over-the-top bombastic stuff. Just write great guitar riffs and solos, good bass lines and impressive drumming, top it with great vocals, and you don't need an orchestra. Bands that use an orchestra are often mediocre in the metal department. I sometimes have the feeling some bands use an orchestra to compensate for their poor ability on their instruments or to try to hide their not impressive playing skills.

My money is on Napalm Death to use an orchestra next, to fill in all of those massive gaps in their songs, heh heh!
Dominus - 26.04.2009 at 08:19  
I must have this DVD!!! :o:o:o
Powerslavex - 26.04.2009 at 11:13  
Great! but we want a new album
Opethian - 27.04.2009 at 12:14  
TO MEGA THERION !!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR NEW RECORD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Opethian - 27.04.2009 at 12:19  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.04.2009 at 13:46

Sounds like what Epica have just done, who's next to use an orchestra?



Therion Started Symphonic Metal dude , Step Down Epica lmao ...
floydiac - 27.04.2009 at 22:03  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.04.2009 at 13:46

Sounds like what Epica have just done, who's next to use an orchestra?


Epica recoreded their show at the Miskolc International Opera Festival in 2008, a year after Therion did the same thing at the same festival in 2007, so Therion actually did it first...just took longer to release it.

Not that I am saying Epica is copying Therion. I'm just saying that they were both guests at the same festival and were invited to do a very similar thing. Judging from what I have heard both pulled their performances off masterfully, and I look forward to hearing releases from both bands
TheOwl - 03.05.2009 at 13:05  
Yeah definitely gotta get this! I follow Therion since their first demo!!! and every new release is like a new ecstatic experience!!
here is the first ever photo of Therion
jadawal - 03.06.2009 at 23:46  
Is Clavicula Nox not an original Therion song or something?
shadowalker - 02.08.2009 at 04:55  
Therion its my favourite band ever but.. i think that they should put a better setlist for their "symphonic experiments"..

In their 2 symphonic gigs they focus A LOT on the orchestral work, and their sound quality and feeling is missed in various songs... besides the camera angles doesn't have different angles to focus on the band members

Maybe using a two/ three days recording and leaving the classical themes as a bonus

I know that its a very hard and expensive thing, but ITS THERION.. The inventors of the Symphonic Metal and they were with THEIR BEST LINEUP ever.. ( Niemans Brothers, Karlson, Leven, Lewis, Shaw, Lilja... )

If Metallica, Rhapsody and Within Temptation can.. Why Therion can't?

Something like this would be MY DREAM THERION'S CONCERT:


DISK ONE - "Entering the Depths of Eternal Darkness"

Intro
01. Therion - The Gates to a'Arab Zaraq Are Open
02. Therion - The Quiet Desert
03. Therion - Enter Transcendental Sleep
04. Therion - The Flight Of The Lord Of Flies
05. Therion - Therion Versions - Down The Qliphotic Tunnel

Therion at "the Metal Zone"
06. Therion - An Arrow From The Sun
07. Therion - Birth of Venus Illegitima
08. Therion - In Remembrance

Encore
09. Therion - Invocation of Naamah
10. Therion - Schwarzalbenheim
11. Therion - Ginnungagap
12. Therion - The Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah
13. Therion - The Blood Of Kingu
14. Therion - Nightside Of Eden

Ending
15. Therion - Raven Of Dispersion
16. Therion - Eye of Shiva
17. Therion - Grand Finale


DIsc TWO - "Symphoni Draconis Inferno"

Intro
01. Therion - Sirius B
02. Therion - Eternal return
03. Therion - Muspelheim

Encore
04. Therion - Via Nocturna, Part I & II
05. Therion - The Invincible
06. Therion - Siren Of The Woods
07. Therion - emerald crown
08. Therion - Jotunheim
09. Therion - Crying Days
10. Therion - Draconian Trilogy
11. Therion - From the Dionysian Days
12. Therion - The Crowning Of Atlantis
13. Therion - Son Of The Sun
14. Therion - Black Sun
15. Therion - Wine of Aluqah

Ending
16. Therion - Dark Venus Persephone
17. Therion - Clavicula Nox (GREATEST FINAL EVER WITH ORCHESTRA)

JUST MY IMAGINATION... You can try this setlist in your mp3 player if you like it


EXTRAS

Disk THREE - Classical Adventures
01. Dvorak: Excerpt from Symphony no. 9
02. Verdi: Vedi! le fosche notturne spotigle from Il Trovatore
03. Mozart: "Dies Irae" from Reqiuem
04. Saint-Saens: Excerpt from Symphony No. 3
05. Wagner: "Notung! Notung! Niedliches Schwert!" from The Ring
06. Wagner: Excerpt from the Overture from Rienzi
07. Wagner: Second part of "Der Tag ist da" from Rienzzi
08. Wagner: First part of "Herbei! Herbei!" from Rienzi

Like i've said before.. Just my humble opinion

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