Theli (album)

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Theli
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Studio album by Therion
Released August 9, 1996
Recorded October 1995 - March 1996
Impuls Studio, Hamburg
Genre Symphonic gothic metal
Length 51:29
Label Nuclear Blast
NB 179-2
Producer Jan Peter Genkel, Gottfried Koch, Therion
Therion chronology
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Theli is an album released by the symphonic metal band Therion. While Theli stays true to the band's roots in that it has a very dark sound, it is a major turning point in their history. Set, Egyptian god, is shown on the front cover. This was the last album on which Christofer Johnsson sang, and the final album to include any death growls until their brief appearance on 2004's "Lemuria". A music video was filmed for the song "To Mega Therion".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Preludium" – 1:43
  2. "To Mega Therion" – 6:34 About this sound sample  (The title reflects the Greek reference to The Beast in the Christian Book of Revelation.)
  3. "Cults of the Shadow" – 5:14
  4. "In the Desert of Set" – 5:29
  5. "Interludium" – 1:47
  6. "Nightside of Eden" – 7:31
  7. "Opus Eclipse" – 3:41
  8. "Invocation of Naamah" – 5:31
  9. "The Siren of the Woods" – 9:55
  10. "Grand Finale / Postludium" – 4:04

Japanese edition[edit]

Japanese edition contains three bonus tracks:

  • "In Remembrance"
  • "Black Fairy"
  • "Fly to the Rainbow" (Scorpions cover)

Credits[edit]

Therion line-up[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Dan Swanö - vocals
  • Jan Peter Genkel - grand piano, keyboards, programming
  • Gottfried Koch - keyboards, programming

North German Radio Choir[edit]

  • Raphaela Mayhaus - soprano
  • Bettina Stumm - soprano
  • Ursula Ritters - alto
  • Ergin Onat - tenor
  • Joachim Gebhardt - bass
  • Klaus Bulow - bass

Siren Choir[edit]

  • Anja Krenz - solo soprano
  • Constanze Arens - soprano
  • Riekje Weber - alto
  • Stephan Gade - tenor
  • Axel Patz - solo bass-baritone

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Cover design[edit]

Cover was made by Peter Grøn.

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