Therion to release rock opera “Beloved Antichrist” on February 9th 2018

Therion Beloved Antichrist cover
On February 9th, 2018, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild, “Beloved Antichrist”, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladimir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale of the Antichrist”.

The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikstrom, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others.

The band will unveil the first excerpt from “Beloved Antichrist” in single form before Christmas – and today, they present the cover artwork designed by Thomas Ewerhart, as well as the tracklisting.


Act I:
01. Turn From Heaven
02. Where Will You Go?
03. Through Dust, Through Rain
04. Signs Are Here
05. Never Again
06. Bring Her Home
07. The Solid Black Beyond
08. The Crowning Of Splendour
09. 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:
01. The Arrival Of Apollonius
02. Pledging Loyalty
03. Night Reborn
04. Dagger Of God
05. Temple Of New Jerusalem
06. The Lions Roar
07. Bringing The Gospel
08. Laudate Dominum
09. 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:
01. Shoot Them Down!
02. Beneath The Starry Skies
03. Forgive Me
04. The Wasteland Of My Heart
05. Burning The Palace
06. Prelude To War
07. Day Of Wrath
08. Rise To War
09. 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

Therion are currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage. And while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 (!) different countries, where they will perform some new and some classic Therion hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the the dates of their pan-European tour below.

European Tour Dates 2018:
2018-02-01  Essen (Turock)  DE
2018-02-02  Amsterdam (Melkweg)  NL
2018-02-04  Manchester (Rebellion)  GB
2018-02-09  Sheffield (Corporation)  GB
2018-02-10  Belfast (Limelight)  GB
2018-02-11  Dublin (Tivoli)  IE
2018-02-14  Bristol (Bierkeller)  GB
2018-02-16  Paris (Trabendo)  FR
2018-02-20  Bilbao (Santana 27)  ES
2018-02-21  Oporto (Hard Club)  PT
2018-02-22  Lisboa (Lisboa Oa Vivo)  PT
2018-02-23  Sevilla (Sala Custom)  ES
2018-02-24  Madrid (Sala But 2)  ES
2018-02-25  Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2)  ES
2018-03-01  Brescia (Circolo Colony)  IT
2018-03-02  Roma (Orion)  IT
2018-03-03  Bologna (Zona Roveri)  IT
2018-03-04  Ljubljana (Kino Siska)  SI
2018-03-05  Zagreb (Tvornica)  HR
2018-03-06  Belgrade (Dom Obladine)  RS
2018-03-08  Thessaloniki (Principal Club Theater)  GR
2018-03-09  Athens (Poraeus 117 Academy)  GR
2018-03-10  Sofia (Weekender Club)  BG
2018-03-11  Bucharest (Arenele Romane)  RO
2018-03-13  Budapest (Barba Negra)  HU
2018-03-14  Bratislava (Majestic Music Club)  SK
2018-03-15  Praha (Meetfactory)  CZ
2018-03-16  Wroclaw (A2)  PL
2018-03-17  Warsaw (Pfogresja)  PL
2018-03-18  Gdansk (B90)  PL
2018-03-20  Vilnius (Rock River Club)  LT
2018-03-21  Riga (Melna Piektdiena)  LV
2018-03-29  Bremen (Tivoli)  DE
2018-04-03  München (Backstage)  DE
2018-04-05  Jena (F Haus)  DE
2018-04-07  Tilburg (013)  NL
2018-04-10  Tel Aviv (TBA)  IL
2018-04-12 Moscow - GlavClub Green Concert RUS
2018-04-13 St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya RUS
2018-04-15 Kiev - Sentrum UA