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Therion

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1988
Genre:
Death Metal (early), Symphonic/Operatic Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Mythology, Occultism, Ancient religions
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1987-1988 (as Blitzkrieg), 1988 (as Megatherion), 1988-present
Therion is Greek for "wild beast".

Back in the year 1987, Christofer Johnsson formed the metal band Blitzkrieg in Upplands Väsby, a suburb of Stockholm. What genre they played is discussed, as their influences mostly were major thrash bands but they sounded more like the big extreme bands of that era. He was the bassist and vocalist. The line-up was completed with Peter Hansson on guitar and ...
Current
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-present), Vocals (1988-2006), Programming (2006)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Procreation, ex-Demonoid, ex-Excruciate, ex-Messiah
Nalle Påhlsson Bass (2008-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, Vindictiv, ex-Animal, ex-Treat
Johan Koleberg Drums (2008-present)
See also: Dark Illusion, Section A, The Experiment No.Q, ex-Scudiero, ex-Animal, Zan Clan, ex-Lion's Share
Thomas Vikström Vocals, Flute (2009-present)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Candlemass, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Christian Vidal Guitars (2010-present)
See also: Cuero, ex-Magnos, ex-The Road Vultures, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Past
Erik Gustafsson Bass (1988-1991)
See also: Lust Murder Box, ex-Dismember
Oskar Forss Drums (1988-1992)
Peter Hansson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-1993)
See also: ex-Procreation
Matti Kärki Vocals (1989)
See also: Murder Squad, ex-Carnage, ex-Dismember, ex-General Surgery, ex-Carbonized
Andreas "Wallan" Wahl Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Concrete Sleep, ex-Formicide, ex-Serpent
Piotr "Docent" Wawrzeniuk Drums, Vocals (1993-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Serpent, ex-Monev
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Order of Isaz, Rough Diamond, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide
Fredrik Isaksson Bass (1994-1995)
See also: Denied, Excruciate, ex-Grave
Tommy Eriksson Drums (1994), Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Saturnalia Temple, Shadowseeds, Lapis Niger, ex-Nocturnal Rites, ex-Ligament
Lars Rosenberg Bass (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Mental Distortion, ex-Monastery, ex-Furcas, ex-Roachpowder, ex-Entombed, ex-Serpent, ex-Taura
Jonas Mellberg Guitars, Keyboards (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Unanimated
Kimberly Goss Keyboards, Vocals (1996-1997)
See also: ex-Sinergy, ex-Ancient, ex-Avernus, ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live)
Sarah Jezebel Deva Vocals (soprano) (1997-2002)
See also: Sarah Jezebel Deva, ex-Angtoria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Covenant
Sami Karppinen Drums (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Curse
Wolf Simon Drums (1998-1999)
Johan Niemann Bass (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Evergrey, Mind's Eye, Sectu, Tears of Anger, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Afterglow, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-The Murder of My Sweet, ex-Tiamat (live)
Kristian Niemann Guitars (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Sorcerer
Richard Evensand Drums (2001-2004)
See also: Demonoid, Sectu, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Ebony Tears, ex-Southpaw, Toehider, ex-Black Majesty, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Sorcerer, ex-Soilwork (live), ex-Chimaira
Petter Karlsson Drums (2004-2008)
See also: Argento, Conspiracy, Holocoaster, Kajarr, ex-Diablo Swing Orchestra
Lori Lewis Vocals (2011-2014)
See also: Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Current (Live)
Linnéa Vikström Vocals (2011-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, ex-Kamelot (live)
Sandra Laureano Vocals (soprano) (2014-present)
See also: Kein Zurück, Thunderstorm, ex-Arcana Imperia, ex-Aura, ex-Holdaar, ex-Cadaveric Stench, ex-Heitmi
Past (Live)
Kim Blomkvist Bass (1998)
See also: Internal Decay, ex-Epitaph, ex-Serpentine
Cinthia Acosta Vera Vocals (1998)
Martina Astner Vocals (soprano) (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Alas, Underhill, ex-Dreams of Sanity, ex-Korovakill
Risto Hämäläinen Vocals (baritone) (2000-2006)
See also: ex-Deathre, ex-Luciferase
Petra Aho Vocals (2001)
Johanna Mårlöv (R.I.P. 2013) Vocals (alto) (2001, 2004-2006)
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2001, 2004-2006)
Anders Engberg Vocals (lead, tenor) (2001)
See also: 220 Volt, Section A, Sorcerer, ex-Dreams Fall, ex-Twilight, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Lion's Share
Suvi Virtanen Vocals (soprano) (2001, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Dying Daylight, ex-Echoterra
Maria Ottoson Vocals (soprano) (2001)
Mats Levén Vocals (lead, clean), Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Aeonsgate, Candlemass, Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Karin Fjellander Vocals (soprano) (2004-2006)
Snowy Shaw Vocals (2006-2010, 2010-2012, 2013)
See also: Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Colossus (live), ex-K2, ex-Loud N'Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Katarina Lilja Vocals (2006-2007, 2008-2011)
See also: ex-Sobre Nocturne
Thomas Vikström Guitars (acoustic) (2007-2009), Vocals (2007-2009)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Candlemass, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Ferdy Doernberg Keyboards (2007)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk, Roland Grapow, Shock Machine, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Dezperadoz, ex-Eden's Curse, ex-Rick Renstrom, ex-Freedom Call (live), ex-Uli Roth (live)
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (2007)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Requiem, ex-Stillborn, Messiah Marcolin, ex-Candlemass, ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards
Lori Lewis Vocals (2007-2011)
See also: Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (2008)
See also: Order of Isaz, Rough Diamond, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide
Waldemar Sorychta Bass (2010-2011)
See also: Enemy of the Sun, Grip Inc., ex-Despair, ex-Eyes of Eden, Dortmunder Jungs, ex-Voodoocult
Thess Vocals (2011)
Stefan Jernståhl Keyboards (2012)
See also: Diztord
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-present), Vocals (1988-2006), Programming (2006)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Procreation, ex-Demonoid, ex-Excruciate, ex-Messiah
Nalle Påhlsson Bass (2008-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, Vindictiv, ex-Animal, ex-Treat
Johan Koleberg Drums (2008-present)
See also: Dark Illusion, Section A, The Experiment No.Q, ex-Scudiero, ex-Animal, Zan Clan, ex-Lion's Share
Thomas Vikström Vocals, Flute (2009-present)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Candlemass, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Christian Vidal Guitars (2010-present)
See also: Cuero, ex-Magnos, ex-The Road Vultures, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Erik Gustafsson Bass (1988-1991)
See also: Lust Murder Box, ex-Dismember
Oskar Forss Drums (1988-1992)
Peter Hansson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-1993)
See also: ex-Procreation
Matti Kärki Vocals (1989)
See also: Murder Squad, ex-Carnage, ex-Dismember, ex-General Surgery, ex-Carbonized
Andreas "Wallan" Wahl Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Concrete Sleep, ex-Formicide, ex-Serpent
Piotr "Docent" Wawrzeniuk Drums, Vocals (1993-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Serpent, ex-Monev
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Order of Isaz, Rough Diamond, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide
Fredrik Isaksson Bass (1994-1995)
See also: Denied, Excruciate, ex-Grave
Tommy Eriksson Drums (1994), Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Saturnalia Temple, Shadowseeds, Lapis Niger, ex-Nocturnal Rites, ex-Ligament
Lars Rosenberg Bass (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Mental Distortion, ex-Monastery, ex-Furcas, ex-Roachpowder, ex-Entombed, ex-Serpent, ex-Taura
Jonas Mellberg Guitars, Keyboards (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Unanimated
Kimberly Goss Keyboards, Vocals (1996-1997)
See also: ex-Sinergy, ex-Ancient, ex-Avernus, ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live)
Sarah Jezebel Deva Vocals (soprano) (1997-2002)
See also: Sarah Jezebel Deva, ex-Angtoria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Covenant
Sami Karppinen Drums (1998-2001)
See also: ex-Curse
Wolf Simon Drums (1998-1999)
Johan Niemann Bass (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Evergrey, Mind's Eye, Sectu, Tears of Anger, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Afterglow, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-The Murder of My Sweet, ex-Tiamat (live)
Kristian Niemann Guitars (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Sorcerer
Richard Evensand Drums (2001-2004)
See also: Demonoid, Sectu, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Ebony Tears, ex-Southpaw, Toehider, ex-Black Majesty, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Sorcerer, ex-Soilwork (live), ex-Chimaira
Petter Karlsson Drums (2004-2008)
See also: Argento, Conspiracy, Holocoaster, Kajarr, ex-Diablo Swing Orchestra
Lori Lewis Vocals (2011-2014)
See also: Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Current
Linnéa Vikström Vocals (2011-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, ex-Kamelot (live)
Sandra Laureano Vocals (soprano) (2014-present)
See also: Kein Zurück, Thunderstorm, ex-Arcana Imperia, ex-Aura, ex-Holdaar, ex-Cadaveric Stench, ex-Heitmi
Past
Kim Blomkvist Bass (1998)
See also: Internal Decay, ex-Epitaph, ex-Serpentine
Cinthia Acosta Vera Vocals (1998)
Martina Astner Vocals (soprano) (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Alas, Underhill, ex-Dreams of Sanity, ex-Korovakill
Risto Hämäläinen Vocals (baritone) (2000-2006)
See also: ex-Deathre, ex-Luciferase
Petra Aho Vocals (2001)
Johanna Mårlöv (R.I.P. 2013) Vocals (alto) (2001, 2004-2006)
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2001, 2004-2006)
Anders Engberg Vocals (lead, tenor) (2001)
See also: 220 Volt, Section A, Sorcerer, ex-Dreams Fall, ex-Twilight, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Lion's Share
Suvi Virtanen Vocals (soprano) (2001, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Dying Daylight, ex-Echoterra
Maria Ottoson Vocals (soprano) (2001)
Mats Levén Vocals (lead, clean), Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Aeonsgate, Candlemass, Cem Köksal, Krux, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, AB/CD, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Karin Fjellander Vocals (soprano) (2004-2006)
Snowy Shaw Vocals (2006-2010, 2010-2012, 2013)
See also: Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Colossus (live), ex-K2, ex-Loud N'Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
Katarina Lilja Vocals (2006-2007, 2008-2011)
See also: ex-Sobre Nocturne
Thomas Vikström Guitars (acoustic) (2007-2009), Vocals (2007-2009)
See also: 7days, Dark Illusion, Mehida, Stormwind, Covered Call, Enlighted, ex-Candlemass, ex-Demon Angels, ex-Silent Memorial, ex-Tommy Vitaly, ex-Afterglow, ex-Brazen Abbot, ex-Talisman, ex-Talk of the Town, ex-Thomas Vikström, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live), ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion (live)
Ferdy Doernberg Keyboards (2007)
See also: Axel Rudi Pell, Rough Silk, Roland Grapow, Shock Machine, ex-Taraxacum, ex-Dezperadoz, ex-Eden's Curse, ex-Rick Renstrom, ex-Freedom Call (live), ex-Uli Roth (live)
Messiah Marcolin Vocals (2007)
See also: ex-Colossus, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Requiem, ex-Stillborn, Messiah Marcolin, ex-Candlemass, ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards
Lori Lewis Vocals (2007-2011)
See also: Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (2008)
See also: Order of Isaz, Rough Diamond, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide
Waldemar Sorychta Bass (2010-2011)
See also: Enemy of the Sun, Grip Inc., ex-Despair, ex-Eyes of Eden, Dortmunder Jungs, ex-Voodoocult
Thess Vocals (2011)
Stefan Jernståhl Keyboards (2012)
See also: Diztord
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