Therion + Imperial Age + Null Positiv

Symphonic metal masters Therion will return to Dublin to play Tivoli Theatre on 11th February 2018. This will be part of a massive European tour in support of their forthcoming ‘Beloved Antichrist’ album. Support from Imperial Age & Null Positiv. Tickets €27.50 inc bkg fee on sale Thurs. 24th August @ 10am via & outlets nationwide, & Sound Cellar.

Therion announce new rock opera and European tour for 2018

When 15 year old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded THERION as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly 30 years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal’s most ambitious release. While ‘metal operas’ are no longer an unusual creation, this term will forever receive a new meaning on January 26th 2018 when the curtain opens for Johnsson’s lifelong creation: »Beloved Antichrist« is the title of his spectacular brainchild, consisting of 3 full-length CDs and is more than just a concept album, but a complete rock opera with multiple chapters, unveiling a sweeping story partly based on and inspired by Vladímir Soloviov “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist”.

With an incredible total of 29 different roles and characters, whoall required a unique voice, THERION hired not only a big choir, but also 29 vocalists to bring the epic story to life. With long-time collaborators like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, fans will hear the classical THERION vibe but also be able to drown in a magical maelstrom of many new as well as familiar voices.

Divided into several chapters, the opera reaches a full length of 3 and a half hours and 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 Swedish production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour where they will perform some of their new masterpieces live in a classical concert setting. Support comes from Russia’s symphonic metallists IMPERIAL AGE and Germany’s NULL POSITIV.

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. “The world of metal would not be the same without THERION”, wrote UK’s Iron Fist Magazine in 2014 and one thing is for sure: After the unleashing of »Beloved Antichrist« in 2018, it never will be again.

Witness the band live on the following dates:

Presented by Gibson + Yamaha + Steinberg + Rock Hard + Tronical + Vain + HHK Concertservice:

THERION w/ IMPERIAL AGE + NULL POSITIV 01.02. D Essen – Turock 02.02. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg 04.02. UK Manchester – Rebellion 09.02. UK Sheffield – Corporation 10.02. UK Belfast – Limelight 11.02. IRL Dublin – Tivoli 14.02. UK Bristol – Bierkeller 16.02. F Paris – Trabendo 20.02. E Bilbao – Santana 27 21.02. P Oporto – Hard Club 22.02. P Lisboa – Lisboa Oa Vivo 23.02. E Sevilla – Sala Custom 24.02. E Madrid – Sala But 2 25.02. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 01.03. I Brescia – Circulo 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 Obladine 08.03. GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater 09.03. GR Athens – Poraeus 117 Academy 10.03. BG Sofia – Weekender Club 11.03. RO Bucharest – Arenele Romane 13.03. H Budapest – Barba Negra 14.03. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club 15.03. CZ Praha – 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 29.03. D Bremen – Tivoli 03.04. D Munich – Backstage 05.04. D Jena – F Haus 07.04. NL Tilburg – 013 10.04. ISR Tel Aviv – TBA

More info on »Beloved Antichrist« will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can find many different THERION releases in our shop:

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