Lori Lewis

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Lori Lewis
Lori Lewis in Colombia.JPG
Lori Lewis live with Therion in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Lori Lewis
Born (1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 31)
Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Gothic metal, symphonic metal, classical, opera
Occupation(s) Singer, voice teacher
Instruments Vocals, piano, harpsichord, flute, organ
Years active 2005–present
Labels Nuclear Blast, Iron Records
Associated acts Aesma Daeva, Therion
Website lorilewis-official.net

Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and soprano currently residing in Salem, Oregon graduate in the University of Kansas, she was a vocalist and official member of the Swedish symphonic metal band Therion.[1]

Lewis is also the former singer for Aesma Daeva, a band that toured with Therion in Canada and the USA in 2005. In October, 2007, Lewis performed with both bands on the US/Canada portion of Therion's world tour (Aesma Daeva supported Therion).[2]

Musical career[edit]

Lori Lewis and Christofer Johnsson during the performance at the Miskolc Opera Festival (2007).

Lori Lewis got her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at the Missouri State University,[3] and the graduated degree at the University of Kansas.[4]

On September 11, 2011, Christofer Johnsson, Therion's head, announced that Lewis was named permanent member of the band, becoming then the first female member to have permanent status in the history of the band.[5]

As a permanent member of Therion, Lori participated in the recording of Les Fleurs du Mal, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the band.[6]

Departure from Therion[edit]

On May 10, 2014, the band announced that Lewis withdraws from the 2014 tour, performing a last show in Mexico City on May 31. Mexican fans did a very touching "farewell show". Lewis was replaced by Sandra Laureano as touring member, but remains as member of the band for studio recordings.[7]



  1. ^ "Therion Biography". Therion.se. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Therion To Be Joined By Aesma Daeva Singer For Upcoming Tour". Blabbermouth. November 23, 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alumni - Music Department". Missouri State University. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lori Lewis Biography". Lori Lewis Official. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lori Lewis get permanent status in Therion". Archived from the original on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "THERION's 'Long-Term Plans' Revealed". Blabbermouth. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lori withdraws from touring". Therion.se. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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