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  BREAKING NEWS: THERION TO BRING NEW ROCK OPERA TO UK AND IRELAND IN 2018
4th October 2017



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Therion's Christofer Johnsson is currently putting the finishing touches to what could possibly be Symphonic Metal's most ambitious release ever and on January 26th 2018, the curtain opens for the Therion creator's spectacular brainchild, 'Beloved Antichrist'.

'Beloved Antichrist' consists of three full-length CDs and is more than just a concept album. It's a complete rock opera with multiple chapters unveiling a sweeping story, partly based on and inspired by Vladímir Soloviov's 'A Short Tale Of The Antichrist'.

With an incredible total of twenty-nine different roles and characters, all requiring a unique voice, Therion hired not only a big choir, but also twenty-nine vocalists to bring this epic story to life.

With long-time collaborators like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, 'Beloved Antichrist' will contain the classical Therion vibe, as well as being able to drown in a magical maelstrom of many new, as well as familiar, voices.

Divided into several chapters, the opera reaches a full length of three-and-a-half hours and Therion are currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage. While this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the Swedish production halls, the band have announced a pan-European tour including UK dates, where they will perform some of their new masterpieces live in a classical concert setting.

Support comes from Russia's Imperial Age, Germany's Null Positiv and New York symphonic Metallers Midnight Eternal.

Don't miss this new milestone in the history of symphonic Metal and witness this dramatic staging of the apocalypse and all those brave, sinister and fascinating characters heading towards the end of it all.

The European and UK dates read as follows:

1st February: DE – Essen, Turock
2nd February: NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg
3rd February: UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
4th February: UK – Manchester, Rebellion
7th February: UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly
8th February: UK – Glasgow, Audio
9th February: UK – Sheffield, Corporation
10th February: UK – Belfast, Limelight
11th February: IRE – Dublin, Tivoli
13th February: UK – Bristol, Bierkeller
14th February: UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute
16th February: FR – Paris, Trabendo
20th February: ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
21st February: PT – Oporto, Hard Club
22nd February: PT – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo
23rd February: ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom
24th February: ES – Madrid, Sala But 2
25th February: ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
1st March: IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony
2nd March: IT – Rome, Orion
3rd March: IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri
4th March: SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
5th March: HR – Zagreb, Tvornica
6th March: SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine
8th March: GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
9th March: GR – Athens, Poraeus 117 Academy
10th March: BG – Sofia, Weekender Club
11th March: RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane
13th March: HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
14th March: SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
15th March: CZ – Praha, Meetfactory
16th March: PL – Wroclaw, A2
17th March: PL – Warsaw, Progresja
18th March: PL – Gdansk, B90
20th March: LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club
21st March: LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena
29th March: DE – Bremen, Tivoli
3rd April: DE – Munich, Backstage
5th April: DE – Jena, F Haus
7th April: NL – Tilburg, 013
10th April: ISR – Tel Aviv, TBA

Tickets have started to go on sale at Ticketmaster right here. Bookmark the link and keep checking back if your chosen venue is not available yet. This show is not be missed.

More info on 'Beloved Antichrist' will be revealed soon.





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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