Lemuria (album)

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Lemuria
Studio album by Therion
Released 24 May 2004
Recorded 2003
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 42:14
Language English & German
Label Nuclear Blast
NB 1253-2
Digipack: NB 1295-0
Producer Lars Nissen, Therion
Therion chronology
Live in Midgård
(2002)
Lemuria
(2004)
Sirius B
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Lemuria is the eleventh full-length musical album by symphonic metal band Therion. The album title refers to the name of a supposed sunken continent Lemuria, much like Atlantis. It was released simultaneously with Sirius B.[2] Cover artwork was made by Thomas Ewerhard.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Typhon" – 4:36
  2. "Uthark Runa" – 4:41
  3. "Three Ships of Berik, Part 1: Calling to Arms and Fighting the Battle" – 3:19
  4. "Three Ships of Berik, Part 2: Victory!" – 0:44
  5. "Lemuria" – 4:15 About this sound sample 
  6. "Quetzalcoatl" – 3:47
  7. "The Dreams of Swedenborg" – 4:58
  8. "An Arrow from the Sun" – 5:54
  9. "Abraxas" – 5:21
  10. "Feuer Overtüre/Prometheus Entfesselt" – 4:39

Concept of lyrics[edit]

  1. Typhon was a monster in Greek mythology. According to Aeschylus, he fought all the gods of Olympus: Zeus defeated him and chained him under Mount Etna, from where his rage creates eruptions.
  2. Futhark was a runic alphabet used by various Germanic peoples; Uthark is an occult interpretation of said alphabet.
  3. Berik is the mythological chief of all Gothic tribes: according to Jordanes, he departed from his Scandinavian motherland with three ships. The crews of the ships were the ancestors of the three Goth tribes.
  4. Lemuria was a hypothetical "lost land", like Atlantis.
  5. Quetzalcoatl is an Aztec deity.
  6. Abaris was a legendary sage and priest of Apollo.
  7. Emanuel Swedenborg was a 18th-century occultist.
  8. Abraxas is a Gnostic word of great importance.

Credits[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart 76[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Interviews - Christofer Johnsson". Global Domination.se. January 21, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Therion - Lemuria - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 

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