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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 complete with Peter Hansson on guitar and ...
Current
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-present), Vocals (1988-2006), Programming (2006-present)
See also: Luciferian Light Orchestra, ex-Carbonized, ex-Procreation, ex-Demonoid, ex-Excruciate, ex-Messiah
Nalle Påhlsson Bass (2008-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, Vindictiv, Luciferian Light Orchestra (live), Gathering of Kings, Hardcore Circus, Last Autumn's Dream, Zan Clan, ex-Animal, ex-Ludor (live), ex-Chris Laney, ex-Treat
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: Luciferian Light Orchestra (live), ex-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-Berbe, ex-Carnage, ex-Dismember, ex-General Surgery, ex-Carbonized
Piotr "Docent" Wawrzeniuk Drums, Vocals (1992-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Serpent, ex-Monev, ex-Panzer Service
Andreas "Wallan" Wahl Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Concrete Sleep, ex-Formicide, ex-Serpent
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Order of Isaz, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide, ex-Rough Diamond, ex-Kardinal Sin
Fredrik Isaksson Bass (1994-1995)
See also: Excruciate, Dark Funeral (live), ex-Denied, ex-Grave
Tommy Eriksson Drums (1994), Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Saturnalia Temple, Shadowseeds, Lapis Niger, The Tower, ex-Nocturnal Rites, ex-Ligament
Lars Rosenberg Bass (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Mental Distortion, ex-Monastery, ex-Entombed, ex-Furcas, ex-Roachpowder, ex-Serpent, ex-Taura
Jonas Mellberg Guitars, Keyboards (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Azrael, 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, Nader Sadek (live), ex-Angtoria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Covenant
Sami Karppinen Drums (1998-2001)
See also: Curse, ex-Natsipaska, ex-Ruoska
Wolf Simon Drums (1998-1999)
Johan Niemann Bass (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Evergrey, Mind's Eye, Sectu, Tears of Anger, Tiamat (live), ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Afterglow, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-The Murder of My Sweet, ex-Talisman (live)
Kristian Niemann Guitars (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Sorcerer
Richard Evensand Drums (2001-2004)
See also: Demonoid, Reignsaw, Sorcerer, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Ebony Tears, ex-Southpaw, Toehider, ex-Chimaira, ex-Sectu, ex-Black Majesty (live), ex-Soilwork (live)
Petter Karlsson Drums (2004-2008)
See also: Argento, Conspiracy, Holocoaster, Kajarr, ex-Diablo Swing Orchestra, ex-Master Massive
Johan Kullberg Drums (2008-2016)
See also: Dark Illusion, The Experiment No.Q, ex-Scudiero, Zan Clan, ex-Animal, ex-HammerFall, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Section A, ex-Chris Laney
Lori Lewis Vocals (2011-2014)
See also: ex-Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Current (Live)
Linnéa Vikström Vocals (2011-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, The Paralydium Project, QFT, ex-Kamelot (live)
Chiara Malvestiti Vocals (2015-present)
See also: Crysalys
Fredrik Andersson Drums (2016-present)
See also: A Canorous Quintet, Netherbird, This Ending, ex-Curriculum Mortis, ex-The Plague, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Guidance of Sin
Past (Live)
Kim Blomkvist Bass (1998)
See also: Internal Decay, ex-Serpentine, ex-Epitaph
Cinthia Acosta Vera Vocals (1998)
Martina Astner Vocals (soprano) (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Alas, Underhill, ex-Dreams of Sanity
Risto Hämäläinen Vocals (baritone) (2000-2006)
See also: Luciferase, ex-Deathre
Petra Aho Vocals (2001)
Johanna Mårlöv (R.I.P. 2013) Vocals (alto) (2001, 2004-2006)
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2001)
Anders Engberg Vocals (lead, tenor) (2001)
See also: Sorcerer, ex-Dreams Fall, ex-Twilight, ex-220 Volt, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Section A, ex-Tony Martin (live)
Maria Ottoson Vocals (soprano) (2001)
Suvi Virtanen Vocals (soprano) (2001, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Dying Daylight, ex-Echoterra
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2004-2006)
Mats Levén Vocals (lead, clean), Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Aeonsgate, Candlemass, Cem Köksal, Ludor, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Karin Fjellander Vocals (soprano) (2004-2006)
Katarina Lilja Vocals (2006-2007, 2008-2011)
See also: ex-Sobre Nocturne
Snowy Shaw Vocals (2006-2010, 2010-2012, 2013, 2016)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
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, ex-Shock Machine, ex-Taraxacum, Sainted Sinners, 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-Requiem, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Stillborn, ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards, ex-Sounds
Lori Lewis Vocals (2007-2011)
See also: ex-Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (2008)
See also: Order of Isaz, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide, ex-Rough Diamond, ex-Kardinal Sin
Waldemar Sorychta Bass (2010-2011)
See also: Despair, Enemy of the Sun, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Eyes of Eden, Dortmunder Jungs, ex-Overkill (live), ex-Voodoocult
Thess Vocals (2011)
Stefan Jernståhl Keyboards (2012)
See also: Diztord
Sami Karppinen Drums (2014)
See also: Curse, ex-Natsipaska, ex-Ruoska
Sandra Laureano Vocals (soprano) (2014-2015)
See also: Kein Zurück, Thunderstorm, ex-Arcana Imperia, ex-Aura, ex-Holdaar, ex-Cadaveric Stench, ex-Heitmi
Emmie Asplund Eriksson Vocals (2015)
Mari Pablo Vocals (backing) (2015-2016)
See also: Luciferian Light Orchestra
Isa Garcia Vocals (soprano) (2015)
See also: Rex Devs, ex-Arcane Reality, ex-Wereworld, ex-Epsylon
Christofer Johnsson Guitars, Keyboards (1988-present), Vocals (1988-2006), Programming (2006-present)
See also: Luciferian Light Orchestra, ex-Carbonized, ex-Procreation, ex-Demonoid, ex-Excruciate, ex-Messiah
Nalle Påhlsson Bass (2008-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, Vindictiv, Luciferian Light Orchestra (live), Gathering of Kings, Hardcore Circus, Last Autumn's Dream, Zan Clan, ex-Animal, ex-Ludor (live), ex-Chris Laney, ex-Treat
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: Luciferian Light Orchestra (live), ex-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-Berbe, ex-Carnage, ex-Dismember, ex-General Surgery, ex-Carbonized
Piotr "Docent" Wawrzeniuk Drums, Vocals (1992-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Serpent, ex-Monev, ex-Panzer Service
Andreas "Wallan" Wahl Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Concrete Sleep, ex-Formicide, ex-Serpent
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (1993-1994)
See also: Order of Isaz, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide, ex-Rough Diamond, ex-Kardinal Sin
Fredrik Isaksson Bass (1994-1995)
See also: Excruciate, Dark Funeral (live), ex-Denied, ex-Grave
Tommy Eriksson Drums (1994), Guitars (1997-1998)
See also: Saturnalia Temple, Shadowseeds, Lapis Niger, The Tower, ex-Nocturnal Rites, ex-Ligament
Lars Rosenberg Bass (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Carbonized, ex-Mental Distortion, ex-Monastery, ex-Entombed, ex-Furcas, ex-Roachpowder, ex-Serpent, ex-Taura
Jonas Mellberg Guitars, Keyboards (1995-1996)
See also: ex-Azrael, 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, Nader Sadek (live), ex-Angtoria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-The Kovenant, ex-Covenant
Sami Karppinen Drums (1998-2001)
See also: Curse, ex-Natsipaska, ex-Ruoska
Wolf Simon Drums (1998-1999)
Johan Niemann Bass (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Evergrey, Mind's Eye, Sectu, Tears of Anger, Tiamat (live), ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Afterglow, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-The Murder of My Sweet, ex-Talisman (live)
Kristian Niemann Guitars (1999-2008)
See also: Demonoid, Sorcerer
Richard Evensand Drums (2001-2004)
See also: Demonoid, Reignsaw, Sorcerer, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Ebony Tears, ex-Southpaw, Toehider, ex-Chimaira, ex-Sectu, ex-Black Majesty (live), ex-Soilwork (live)
Petter Karlsson Drums (2004-2008)
See also: Argento, Conspiracy, Holocoaster, Kajarr, ex-Diablo Swing Orchestra, ex-Master Massive
Johan Kullberg Drums (2008-2016)
See also: Dark Illusion, The Experiment No.Q, ex-Scudiero, Zan Clan, ex-Animal, ex-HammerFall, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Section A, ex-Chris Laney
Lori Lewis Vocals (2011-2014)
See also: ex-Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Current
Linnéa Vikström Vocals (2011-present)
See also: The Experiment No.Q, The Paralydium Project, QFT, ex-Kamelot (live)
Chiara Malvestiti Vocals (2015-present)
See also: Crysalys
Fredrik Andersson Drums (2016-present)
See also: A Canorous Quintet, Netherbird, This Ending, ex-Curriculum Mortis, ex-The Plague, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Guidance of Sin
Past
Kim Blomkvist Bass (1998)
See also: Internal Decay, ex-Serpentine, ex-Epitaph
Cinthia Acosta Vera Vocals (1998)
Martina Astner Vocals (soprano) (1998-1999)
See also: ex-Alas, Underhill, ex-Dreams of Sanity
Risto Hämäläinen Vocals (baritone) (2000-2006)
See also: Luciferase, ex-Deathre
Petra Aho Vocals (2001)
Johanna Mårlöv (R.I.P. 2013) Vocals (alto) (2001, 2004-2006)
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2001)
Anders Engberg Vocals (lead, tenor) (2001)
See also: Sorcerer, ex-Dreams Fall, ex-Twilight, ex-220 Volt, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Lion's Share, ex-Section A, ex-Tony Martin (live)
Maria Ottoson Vocals (soprano) (2001)
Suvi Virtanen Vocals (soprano) (2001, 2004-2006)
See also: ex-Dying Daylight, ex-Echoterra
Jari-Petri Heino Vocals (baritone) (2004-2006)
Mats Levén Vocals (lead, clean), Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Aeonsgate, Candlemass, Cem Köksal, Ludor, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, ex-Adagio, ex-At Vance, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Karin Fjellander Vocals (soprano) (2004-2006)
Katarina Lilja Vocals (2006-2007, 2008-2011)
See also: ex-Sobre Nocturne
Snowy Shaw Vocals (2006-2010, 2010-2012, 2013, 2016)
See also: Dark Embrace, Denner / Shermann, Mad Architect, Notre Dame, ex-Illwill, ex-Cans, Snowy Shaw, XXX, Maryann Cotton (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-King Diamond, ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Sabaton (live), ex-Scheepers (live), ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Colossus (live), ex-Memento Mori, ex-Kee Marcello's K2, ex-Loud 'n' Nasty, ex-Snowy Shaw and the Star-Spangled Banned, ex-Them Sluts! (live)
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, ex-Shock Machine, ex-Taraxacum, Sainted Sinners, 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-Requiem, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Stillborn, ex-Mercy, ex-Rough Lizzards, ex-Sounds
Lori Lewis Vocals (2007-2011)
See also: ex-Aesma Daeva, ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)
Magnus Barthelson Guitars (2008)
See also: Order of Isaz, ex-Feeble Lies, ex-Formicide, ex-Rough Diamond, ex-Kardinal Sin
Waldemar Sorychta Bass (2010-2011)
See also: Despair, Enemy of the Sun, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Eyes of Eden, Dortmunder Jungs, ex-Overkill (live), ex-Voodoocult
Thess Vocals (2011)
Stefan Jernståhl Keyboards (2012)
See also: Diztord
Sami Karppinen Drums (2014)
See also: Curse, ex-Natsipaska, ex-Ruoska
Sandra Laureano Vocals (soprano) (2014-2015)
See also: Kein Zurück, Thunderstorm, ex-Arcana Imperia, ex-Aura, ex-Holdaar, ex-Cadaveric Stench, ex-Heitmi
Emmie Asplund Eriksson Vocals (2015)
Mari Pablo Vocals (backing) (2015-2016)
See also: Luciferian Light Orchestra
Isa Garcia Vocals (soprano) (2015)
See also: Rex Devs, ex-Arcane Reality, ex-Wereworld, ex-Epsylon
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