A music video was filmed for the Summer Night City cover. All songs written by Christofer Johnsson. Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård contains two bonus tracks:. Runes shown on the front cover and also in the booklet are Nordic runes with the Elder Futhark alphabet. InChristofer Johnssonwho had played bass for three months, teamed up with guitarist Peter Hanssonwhom he had met in several musical groups, and drummer Oskar Forsswho Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård Johnsson's old schoolmate.
The band had only two concerts. Inthe band reformed with the moniker Megatherion, which was based on the album title To Mega Therion by the Swiss heavy metal band Celtic Frost. Johnsson has mentioned that therion is Greek for "beast" and likens it to Belphegor. Johan Hansson became its bassist, Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård Mika Tovalainen its drummer.
After the band shortened its name to TherionErik Gustafsson of Dismember replaced Johan Hansson as the bassist, and Oskar Forss returned and replaced Tovalainen as the drummer. Therion's first full-length Nicoletta - Jeff, Of Darkness The band called it "both a debut album and the end of an era", and described it as progressive death metalsince it contained elements that did not quite fit the standards of death metal at the time.
The lyrics were very political, in the vein of Napalm Death and other lates hardcore punk bands. Therion signed with Active Records for its second album, Beyond Sanctorum. Prior to the recording sessions, Gustafsson left the band to return to the United States, so Therion continued as a trio with Hansson, Forss and Johnsson, the last of whom covered the bass. After the recording, Therion changed members again. Forss left the band, and Hansson had to quit for health issues. For the Central European gigs, Johnsson brought in drummer Piotr Wawrzeniuk from his old band Carbonizedand bassist Andreas Wahlwho was an old friend.
Its style was less death metalbut more doom metal. The band experimented with elements Moi Avec Une Chanson - Maurice Chevalier - Maurice Chevalier jazzindustrial musictraditional s heavy metal and religious chanting.
Masses sold about 10, copies, which was more than the band's first two albums, but hardly a financial success. In order to scale down operations, Active Records stopped releasing new records, and transferred the band to Megarock Records. As the band's touring gigs were not that profitable, Bathelsson and Wahl quit the band, and Fredrik Isaksson was brought in as the new bassist. After a hiatus where Johnsson worked as a vocalist for Messiahit received an offer to join metal label Nuclear Blast.
Megarock Records, lacking the resources to properly promote the band, decided to release Therion without any strings attached. Therion signed with Nuclear Blast inand has remained with them since. Therion's first album with Nuclear Blast was Lepaca Kliffothwith its single " The Beauty in Black " released in advance of the album. To Johnsson's surprise, "The Beauty in Black" sold 12, Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård in Europe, before the company stopped printing.
Johnsson had "a new style of singing" that severed their ties to death metal. Therion brought Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård bassist Lars Rosenberg from the death metal band Entombed.
The band toured with Annihilator in Germany, and also did a small headlining tour in Argentina and Chile. InTherion recorded their experimental album, Theli. The album featured keyboards and classic samples, which was labeled the "Barmbek Symphony Orchestra" after the subway station next to the studio.
Personal issues plagued the band's members. Jonas Mellberg, Asgård - Therion - Live In Midgård had joined as a guitarist from Unanimatedhad severe alcohol problems, and walked out during the mixing and mastering sessions.
Wawrzeniuk was busy with his studies, so Johnsson brought in more members for their tours, including Tommy Eriksson of Shadowseeds.
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