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  THERION MAIN MAN CHRISTOFER EXPLAINS THE PLOT BEHIND 'BELOVED ANTICHRIST'
30th December 2017



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Therion leader Christofer Johnsson was haunted by the desire to compose an opera and turn his vision of the opus 'Beloved Antichrist' into a reality.

After a long period of time involving much commitment, dedication and passion, the project - which includes over three hours of playing time and twenty-seven different vocal roles - was completed and will finally be released on February 9th 2018.

Here, Christofer explains the plot behind the opera in the first 'Beloved Antichrist' album trailer:



The band recently unveiled the first single from 'Beloved Antichrist', the impressive chapter 'Temple Of New Jerusalem' from the second act of the opera and here's the lyric video:



Therion are currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage. While this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the Swedish production halls, the band have announced a pan-European tour including UK dates, where they will perform some of their new masterpieces live in a classical concert setting.

Support comes from Russia's Imperial Age, Germany's Null Positiv and New York symphonic Metallers Midnight Eternal.

Don't miss this new milestone in the history of symphonic Metal and witness this dramatic staging of the apocalypse and all those brave, sinister and fascinating characters heading towards the end of it all.

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The European and UK dates read as follows:

1st February: DE – Essen, Turock
2nd February: NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg
3rd February: UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
4th February: UK – Manchester, Rebellion
6th February: UK – Newcastle, Riverside
7th February: UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly
8th February: UK – Glasgow, Audio
9th February: UK – Sheffield, Corporation
10th February: UK – Belfast, Limelight
11th February: IRE – Dublin, Tivoli
13th February: UK – Bristol, Bierkeller
14th February: UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute
16th February: FR – Paris, Trabendo
20th February: ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
21st February: PT – Oporto, Hard Club
22nd February: PT – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo
23rd February: ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom
24th February: ES – Madrid, Sala But 2
25th February: ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
1st March: IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony
2nd March: IT – Rome, Orion
3rd March: IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri
4th March: SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
5th March: HR – Zagreb, Tvornica
6th March: SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine
8th March: GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
9th March: GR – Athens, Poraeus 117 Academy
10th March: BG – Sofia, Weekender Club
11th March: RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane
13th March: HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
14th March: SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
15th March: CZ – Praha, Meetfactory
16th March: PL – Wroclaw, A2
17th March: PL – Warsaw, Progresja
18th March: PL – Gdansk, B90
20th March: LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club
21st March: LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena
29th March: DE – Bremen, Tivoli
3rd April: DE – Munich, Backstage
5th April: DE – Jena, F Haus
7th April: NL – Tilburg, 013
10th April: ISR – Tel Aviv, TBA

Tickets have started to go on sale at Ticketmaster right here. Bookmark the link and keep checking back if your chosen venue is not available yet. This show is not be missed.

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'Beloved Antichrist' tracklisting:
Act I
1. Turn From Heaven
2. Where Will You Go?
3. Through Dust, Through Rain
4. Signs Are Here
5. Never Again
6. Bring Her Home
7. The Solid Black Beyond
8. The Crowning Of Splendour
9. Morning Has Broken
10. Garden Of Peace
11. Our Destiny
12. Anthem
13. The Palace Ball
14. Jewels From Afar
15. Hail Caesar!
16. What Is Wrong?
17. Nothing But My Name

Act II
1. The Arrival Of Apollonius
2. Pledging Loyalty
3. Night Reborn
4. Dagger Of God
5. Temple Of New Jerusalem
6. The Lions Roar
7. Bringing The Gospel
8. Laudate Dominum
9. Remaining Silent
10. Behold Antichrist
11. Cursed By The Fallen
12. Resurrection
13. To Where I Weep
14. Astral Sophia
15. Thy Will Be Done!

Act III
1. Shoot Them Down!
2. Beneath The Starry Skies
3. Forgive Me
4. The Wasteland Of My Heart
5. Burning The Palace
6. Prelude To War
7. Day Of Wrath
8. Rise To War
9. Time Has Come/Final Battle
10. My Voyage Carries On
11. Striking Darkness
12. Seeds Of Time
13. To Shine Forever
14. Theme Of Antichrist

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