Lepaca Kliffoth

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Lepaca Kliffoth
Therion Lepaca-Kliffoth cover-darker.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 April 1995
Music Lab Studio, Berlin
GenreDeath/doom, symphonic metal
LabelMegarock Records
Nuclear Blast (reedition)
NB 127-2
Digipack: NB 216-2
ProducerChristofer Johnsson
Therion chronology
Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
Lepaca Kliffoth

Lepaca Kliffoth is the fourth full-length studio release by Swedish heavy metal band Therion. The title refers to the Qliphoth. Stylistically, it retains the aggressive riffing and harsh growls of the band's previous death metal output, while also incorporating more elements of traditional heavy metal and more pronounced gothic and symphonic elements, often leading to this album being viewed as a transitional album in Therion's discography.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Wings of the Hydra" – 3:33
  2. "Melez" – 4:07
  3. "Arrival of the Darkest Queen" – 0:54
  4. "The Beauty in Black" – 3:12
  5. "Riders of Theli" – 2:51
  6. "Black" – 5:02
  7. "Darkness Eve" – 5:19
  8. "Sorrows of the Moon" (Celtic Frost cover) – 3:26
  9. "Let the New Day Begin" – 3:35
  10. "Lepaca Kliffoth" – 4:26
  11. "Evocation of Vovin" – 4:52

Japanese edition[edit]

Japanese edition contains also bonus track "The Veil of Golden Spheres".

Digipack re-release[edit]

Re-release in digipack format contains two bonus tracks: "Enter the Voids" (from Lepaca Kliffoth LP) and "The Veil of Golden Spheres". First release of digipack from November 15, 1996 has a black tray and missing #8 track "Sorrows of the Moon" on the back cover. Second release (ca. 1999) has a clear tray, fixed track listing and additional pictures on the inside cover.


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Hans Groning - bass-baritone vocals ("The Beauty in Black", "Evocation of Vovin")
  • Claudia Maria Mokri - soprano vocals ("The Beauty in Black", "Evocation of Vovin", "Black")
  • Harris Johns - lead guitar (first part of solo in "The Beauty in Black")
  • "Jan" - additional vocals (chorus parts of "Wings of the Hydra", "Sorrows of the Moon")




Lepaca Kliffoth inlay
For further reading, see related terms: Qliphoth and Dragon Rouge.

Album's inlay contains eleven pointed star, hendecagram, which is the symbol strictly related with the band. Every triangle and space between include Qliphoth's name (see image on the right). The list contains following names:

Names mentioned in triangles came from the Dragon Rouge's Draconian initiation.


  • Album cover and design made by Holmen & Ungman Productions.
  • Original painting by Kristian Wåhlin.
  • Tom Eriksen is an album's art director. He is also responsible for cover's computer treatments.

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