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:

Thursday 01-02 Germany Turock Essen
Friday 02-02 Holland Melkweg Amsterdam
Sunday 04-02 Uk Rebellion Manchester
Friday 09-02 UK Corporation Sheffield
Saturday 10-02 Ireland Limelight Belfast
Sunday 11-02 Ireland Tivoli Dublin
Wednesday 14-02 Uk Bierkeller Bristol
Friday 16-02 France Trabendo Paris
Tuesday 20-02 Spain Santana 27 Bilbao
Wednesday 21-02 Portugal Hard club Oporto
Thursday 22-02 Portugal Lisboa Oa Vivo Lisboa
Friday 23-02 Spain Sala Custom Sevilla
Saturday 24-02 Spain Sala But 2 Madrid
Sunday 25-02 Spain Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona
Thursday 01-03 Italy Circolo Colony Brescia
Friday 02-03 Italy Orion Rome
Saturday 03-03 Italy Zona Roveri Bologna
Sunday 04-03 Slovenia Kino Siska Ljublijana
Monday 05-03 Croatia Tvornica Zagreb
Tuesday 06-03 Serbia Dom Omladine Belgrade
Thursday 08-03 Greece Principal club theater Thessaloniki
Friday 09-03 Greece Poraeus 117 Academy Athens
Saturday 10-03 Bulgaria Mixtape5 Sofia
Sunday 11-03 Roemani Arenele Romane Bucharest
Tuesday 13-03 Hungary Barba Negra Budapest
Wednesday 14-03 Slovakia Majestic Music Club Bratislava
Thursday 15-03 Czech rep Meetfactory Praha
Friday 16-03 Poland A2 Wroclaw
Saturday 17-03 Poland Progresja Warsaw
Sunday 18-03 Poland B90 Gdansk
Tuesday 20-03 Lithuania Rock River club Vilnius
Wednesday 21-03 Latvia Melna Piektdiena Riga
Tuesday 03-04 Germany Backstage München
Thursday 05-04 Germany F Haus Jena
Saturday 07-04 Holland 013 Tilburg
Tuesday 10-04 Israël tba Tel Aviv

More dates will be announced soon!