The wait is finally over! 15 years after band leader Christofer Johnsson first considered writing an opera, Therion‘s monumental life achievement is finally released.

“Beloved Antichrist” is a three-hour-long opera, conceived for the stage, and is loosely based on the Russian novel “Short Tale of the Antichrist”, which was brought to life with the help of 27 different vocal roles.

In addition, the band unveils the fourth and last trailer, in which Christofer Johnsson speaks about the stage performance that he envisions and the different options he sees for his larger than life project.

From today, the 3-CD-album with a running time of over three hours is officially available and can be ordered here.

On February 1st, Therion will embark on a pan-European tour, which is taking them to 25 different countries, where they will perform both new and classic hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the these dates:

THERION
w/ IMPERIAL AGE and NULL POSITIV
01.02.  D         Essen – Turock*
02.02.  NL        Amsterdam – Melkweg*
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 – The Fiddler* ! Venue change !
14.02.  UK       Birmingham – o2 Institute*
15.02.  B          Kortrijk – De Kreun*
16.02.  F          Paris – Le Trabendo*
17.02.  CH       Pratteln – Z7*
18.02.  F          Lyon – Ninkasi Kao*
20.02.  E          Bilbao – Santana 27*
21.02.  P          Porto – Hard Club*
22.02.  P          Lisbon – Lisboa ao Vivo*
23.02.  E          Sevilla – Sala Custom*
24.02.  E          Madrid – Sala Mon Live*
25.02.  E          Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2*
27.02.  F          TBA**
28.02.  F          Marseille – Espace Julien**
01.03.  I           Brescia – Circolo Colony**
02.03.  I           Rome – Orion**
03.03.  I           Bologna – Zona Roveri**
04.03.  SLO      Ljubljana – Kino Siska**
05.03.  HR       Zagreb – Tvornica**
06.03.  SRB      Belgrade – Dom Omladine**
08.03.  GR       Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater**
09.03.  GR       Athens – Piraeus 117 Academy**
10.03.  BG       Sofia – Mixtape 5**
11.03.  RO       Bucharest – Arenele Romane**
13.03.  H         Budapest – Barba Negra**
14.03.  SK        Bratislava – Majestic Music Club**
15.03.  CZ        Prague – Meetfactory**
16.03.  PL        Wroclaw – A2**
17.03.  PL        Warsaw – Progresja**
18.03.  PL        Gdansk – B90**
20.03.  LT        Vilnius – Rock River Club**
21.03.  LV        Riga – Melna Piektdiena***
22.03.  EST      Tallinn – Club Tapper***
23.03.  FIN      Helsinki – Nosturi***
24.03.  FIN      Jyväskylä – Luttako***
25.03.  FIN      Tampere – Olympia-Kortteli***
27.03.  S          Stockholm – Klubben***
28.03.  S          Gothenburg – Brewhouse***
29.03.  D         Bremen – Tivoli****
30.03.  D         Berlin – Bi-Nuu****
31.03.  D         Flensburg – Roxy****
01.04.  D         Cologne – Jungle****
03.04.  D         Munich – Backstage****
04.04.  F          Charmes – Rock ’n’ Roll Stage****
05.04.  D         Jena – F-Haus****
06.04.  B          Bomal-Sur-Ourthe- Durbuy Rock****
07.04.  NL        Tilburg – 013****
*w/ MIDNIGHT ETERNAL
**w/ THE DEVIL
***w/ ENEMY OF REALITY
****w/ ACYL

10.04.  IL         Tel Aviv – Barby Club
12.04.  RUS     Moscow – GlavClub Green Concert
13.04.  RUS     St. Petersburg – Zal Ozhidaniya
15.04.  UA       Kiev – Sentrum