On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release their three-hour-long opera project Beloved Antichrist.
In anticipation of the album’s release, the band have just released the official video for the epic finale of the opera, ‘Theme Of Antichrist’. Watch the animated music video created by Abysmo Films.
Mastermind Christofer Johnsson explains:
“So, the Beloved Antichrist is ready, let’s get on with promotion. We need a video clip. Lori is in the USA, Christian in Argentina, Chiara in Italy, Thomas is touring in Spain, Carlos (the video producer) and his team are in Chile and the rest of us are in Sweden. The budget won’t be enough to fly everyone around. To have 4 different green screen sessions and let each person organise it by him/her self is too expensive and also very risky. So that leaves me with two options:
1. Tell the record label we don’t have the means to do it currently.
2. Think outside of the box (as we often need to do).
I’ve been elaborating with the thought of Beloved Antichrist as an animated film. It could be just one of many crazy ideas I’ve had over the years that never got realised (sometimes sadly, sometimes for good reason). Or who knows? Either way, it gave me the idea of making an animated video clip and thus both solve the problem with people being spread around the planet and do something different at the same time. Which of course gives people something to talk about – the best promotion you can get.”
Pre-order Beloved Antichrist on a variety of formats, here: http://nuclearblast.com/therion-belovedantichrist
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 production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 different countries, where they will perform some new and some classic THERION hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on their UK jaunt:
With IMPERIAL AGE, NULL POSITIV
and MIDNIGHT ETERNAL
03.02. UK London – Islington Assembly
04.02. UK Manchester – Rebellion
06.02. UK Newcastle – Riverside
07.02. UK Aberdeen – The Assembly
08.02. UK Glasgow – Audio
09.02. UK Sheffield – Corporation
10.02. UK Belfast – Limelight
11.02. IRL Dublin – Tivoli
13.02. UK Bristol – Bierkeller
14.02. UK Birmingham – o2 Institute
Win exclusive fan packages and a meet & greet with THERION on every night of their forthcoming tour, here: