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Secret of the Runes

Therion

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 8th, 2001
Catalog ID:
NB 625-2
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 91%)
1. Ginnungagap (The Black Hole) (Prologue) 06:09   Show lyrics
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2. (Old) Midgård 05:04   Show lyrics
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3. Asgård (The Bifrost Bridge) 04:08   Show lyrics
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4. (Call Of) Jotunheim 03:43   Show lyrics
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5. Schwarzalbenheim (Svartalfheim) (Gold der Unterwelt) 05:18   Show lyrics
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6. Ljusalfheim (The Shining Ones) 03:54   Show lyrics
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7. Muspelheim (Gudaskymning) 02:15   Show lyrics
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8. Nifelheim (Dimmornas Värld) 04:36   Show lyrics
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9. Vanaheim (Seed of Ing) 04:04   Show lyrics
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10. Helheim (Den dimhöljda) 03:18   Show lyrics
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11. Secret of the Runes (Epilogue) 05:30   Show lyrics
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Band members
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion
Kristian Niemann Guitars
Johan Niemann Bass
Sami Karppinen Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Kristina Hansson Coloratura Soprano
Anna-Maria Krawe Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Anna Artursson Vocals (choirs) (alto)
Henrik Holmberg Vocals (choirs) (tenor)
Patrik Forsman Vocals (choirs) (tenor)
Joakim Berg Vocals (choirs) (bass-baritone)
Josef Cabrales-Alin Violin
Malin Samuelsson Violin
Johan Morén Violin
Linda Svedrup Viola
Niklas Sjunnesson Viola
Monica Jönsson Cello
Marika Schönberg Solo Soprano, Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Erika Andersson Solo Alto
Carl Rahmqvist Solo Tenor-Baritone, Vocals (choirs) (tenor-baritone)
Anna Rodell Solo Violin
Åsa Åkerberg Solo Cello
Thomas Karlsson Whispered vocals (on "Ljusalfheim")
Fareidah Hildebrand Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Erik Rodell Oboe, English Horn
Henrik Blixt Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Mikael Sörensen Trumpet, Fluegelhorn
Ayman Al Fakir French Horn, Wagner Tuba
Kristina Borg French Horn
Rune Bodin Trombone
Miscellaneous staff
Sami Karppinen Engineering
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Mastering
Mika Jussila Mastering
Thomas Ewerhard Cover Art, Layout
Christofer Johnsson Producer, Engineering
Thomas Karlsson Lyrics
Kristian Niemann Engineering
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion
Kristian Niemann Guitars
Johan Niemann Bass
Sami Karppinen Drums, Percussion
Kristina Hansson Coloratura Soprano
Anna-Maria Krawe Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Anna Artursson Vocals (choirs) (alto)
Henrik Holmberg Vocals (choirs) (tenor)
Patrik Forsman Vocals (choirs) (tenor)
Joakim Berg Vocals (choirs) (bass-baritone)
Josef Cabrales-Alin Violin
Malin Samuelsson Violin
Johan Morén Violin
Linda Svedrup Viola
Niklas Sjunnesson Viola
Monica Jönsson Cello
Marika Schönberg Solo Soprano, Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Erika Andersson Solo Alto
Carl Rahmqvist Solo Tenor-Baritone, Vocals (choirs) (tenor-baritone)
Anna Rodell Solo Violin
Åsa Åkerberg Solo Cello
Thomas Karlsson Whispered vocals (on "Ljusalfheim")
Fareidah Hildebrand Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo
Erik Rodell Oboe, English Horn
Henrik Blixt Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Mikael Sörensen Trumpet, Fluegelhorn
Ayman Al Fakir French Horn, Wagner Tuba
Kristina Borg French Horn
Rune Bodin Trombone
Sami Karppinen Engineering
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Mastering
Mika Jussila Mastering
Thomas Ewerhard Cover Art, Layout
Christofer Johnsson Producer, Engineering
Thomas Karlsson Lyrics
Kristian Niemann Engineering
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This album was also included in a paper folder in the back of a German limited edition of the book Uthark: Nightside of the Runes, written by Thomas Karlsson, which discusses the occult Uthark theory first advocated by the Swedish professor Sigurd Agrell in the 1930's. The theory posits that there was a deeper, darker, secret, magic meaning behind the runes that only the runemaster knew about. The theory is not accepted by mainstream runeologists.

Recording information:

Recorded during Spring 2001 at Modern Art Studio in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mixed and mastered on June & July 2001 at Finnvox Studio in Helsinki, Finland.

Identifiers:

US version:
Catalogue number: NB 6625-2
Barcode: 7 27361 66252 3
Mastering SID Code IFPI L325
Mould SID Code: IFPI 50E8
Matrix / Runout: DIDX-077628 1
Label Code: LC 07027

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