News

New video clip

As a part of the Art Project related to Les Fleurs du Mal, Therion have made a video clip for Christofer's fave song on the album; Mon Amour Mon Ami. 

The clip was shot at Christofer's decadent home Villa Adulruna and shows girlfriends brutally murdering band members and female band members murdering fellow band members and lovers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jz9WOch2jGk

R.I.P. Johanna Mårlöv

Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away. Johanna was singing in the live choir for Therion during the Lemuria/Sirius B era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. 

She had been struggling bravely with her cancer for a number of years, but lost the battle in the end. My thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.  

She will be remembered as one of the happiest and most positive persons I've ever met and it was a privilege to have met and get to know her. 

/ Christofer Johnsson

 

Johanna performing with the band in her beautiful green dress. 

Rock Opera Unveiled

 

When announcing that we will be working on a rock opera for some years, we were met with many deep sighs as the original plan was to stay off touring completely and only do a few festivals once in a while (to not completely loose contact with the fans meanwhile). I've learnt over the years that it's better to focus on one thing and not interrupt it with a lot of other types of activities. I am, however, not unable to change my mind if there is a good reason for it. We are not supposed to start working properly on the rock opera until the autumn, but we have cheated a bit and already started a bit. We have discovered that the possible musical directions are many and after a while the idea to test them on an audience was born. Unlike a regular Therion album where we do what we wanna do and record buyers simply can like or not like it, this is a much larger project and we are dependent on making something that really appeal to people in a broader sense. The idea of spending several years on something that may not launch fully due to being too inaccessible vs production expenses is not appealing at all. Also after 25 years of doing whatever we wanted, it's a real challenge and a new experience to try to work in a certain direction intentionally. So we need guinea pigs to test the stuff on to see how we are doing. That's where you guys come in. So we will be doing a couple of shows where we will perform a few pieces of what we have so far and see the reactions, if we are going in the right direction or if we need to get back to the drawing desk again. We will also reveal the concept of the rock opera then. While being on the road with all the gear hooked up on stage, we will of course take the opportunity to blow off a set list with old classics at the same time. 

 

Tour dates available in the tour dates section. 

Pre-listen for the US-release

 

 

Album reviews

Ok, there were simply so many new reviews in the US after the release there, that we had to update the score again. As of Feb 13, this is the statistic:

88 positive

25 negative or medium

 

So it's 113 reviews in total. This means 78% was positive and 22% negative or medium. 

 

POSITIVE:

English:

http://www.metalforcesmagazine.com/site/album-review-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://etainmentnewsreviews.wordpress.com/metal/metal-reviews-2012/therion-le-fleurs-de-mal/

http://www.rockoteque.it/Reviews-review/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metalkaoz.com/album-reviews/7706-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=19374

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=reviews/002282-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012

http://musiccredo.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Therion/Les_Fleurs_du_Mal/353764/#reviewAnchor140330

http://www.reflectionsofdarkness.com/artists-p-t-cdreviews-134/12194-cd-review-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=13566

http://themetalpigeon.com/2012/10/15/dividing-opinions-a-look-at-new-albums-from-enslaved-and-therion/

http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/therion_-_les_fleurs_du_mal

http://www.metalblast.net/music-review/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=8863

http://newmusicalreleases.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/les-fleurs-du-mal-by-therion/

http://theageofmetal.com/2012/12/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012/#more-9466

http://sorroweternal.blogspot.se/2012/12/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012.html

http://www.fearnet.com/news/review/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-–-cd-review-nsfw

http://femmemetalwebzine.net/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012

http://www.metalpaths.com/reviews/2012/12/19/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://metaltalk.net/columns/20104803.php

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Therion/Les_Fleurs_du_Mal/353764/TommyA

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=909567

http://www.themetalcircus.com/review.php?id=3662

http://www.dubturbomusic.com/les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/t_2/therion-les-fleurs-du.htm

http://www.metal-observer.com/articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=19599

http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=812&Itemid=1

http://offeringwebzine.com/blog/2013/01/24/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metalpsalter.com/review_therion_les_fleurs_du_mal.html

 

French:

http://www.u-zine.org/chronique.php?id=2613

http://rockmeeting.com/index.php/metal-symphonique/cd-reviews/4483-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

http://www.auxportesdumetal.com/reviews/Therion/therion-lesfleursdumal.html

http://metalchroniques.fr/wp3/2012/chroniques/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.lagrosseradio.com/metal/webzine-metal/chronique-metal/p5308-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://www.metal-integral.com/chronique.do#

http://www.leparisien.fr/musique/albums/videos-classiques-francais-version-death-metal-incroyables-reprises-02-12-2012-2373061.php

http://heavysound.kazeo.com/chroniques-cd/chroniques-cd,r1656833.html

http://litenblomma.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.heavylaw.com/c5912-Therion-Les-Fleurs-Du-Mal.html

http://www.capitaledumetal.com/cdm/site/critiques/review_therion_les_fleurs_du_mal

 

Italian:

http://www.metalhead.it/?p=10391

http://www.heavyworlds.com/site/index.php/reviews/item/9595-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

http://www.heavy-metal.it/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2/

http://bochesmalas.blogspot.se/2012/11/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article/26-releases/399-therion-semplicemente-non-convincente

http://www.musicalnews.com/articolo.php?codice=24831&sz=4

http://metalitalia.com/album/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://agesofrock.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012/

http://www.metallus.it/recensioni/les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.metallized.it/recensione.php?id=7866

 

Spanish:

http://www.rafabasa.com/2012/10/15/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.thedrinktim.es/index.php/reviews/ultimas/8789-therion-les-fleurs-du-malq

http://mp3sbeer-hiprock.blogspot.com/2012/10/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012.html

http://www.solamenterock.cl/index.php/cd-reviews/771-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://miqueridaoscuridad3.blogspot.se/2012/10/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://metaltrooper.blogspot.se/2012/10/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012-critica.html

http://www.metalurgiasonora.com/2012/12/therion-les-fleures-du-mal.html

http://www.rockaxis.com/metal/cdaxi/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://truenometalico.com/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-critica

 

German:

http://powermetal.de/review/review-Therion/Les_Fleurs_Du_Mal,21434.html

http://www.metal-hammer.de/reviews/alben/article336228/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://www.metal-aschaffenburg.de/?p=12700

http://www.time-for-metal.eu/include.php?path=article&contentid=6825

http://www.metalglory.de/reviews_neu.php?nr=23116

http://www.metal.de/gothic-metal-mittelalter/review/therion/51826-les-fleurs-du-mal/

http://www.ffm-rock.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9849:therion-les-fleurs-du-mal&catid=51:cd-reviews&Itemid=593

http://www.stormbringer.at/reviews.php?id=8549

http://rockingboymagazin.blogspot.se/2012/12/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://www.metalinside.ch/de/reviews/review_alben/article/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-19102012/

 

Dutch:

http://www.metalfan.nl/reviews.php?id=7453

http://www.keysandchords.com/6/post/2012/12/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://ashladan.be/metal-reviews/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

 

Finnish:

http://www.imperiumi.net/index.php?act=albums&id=13731

http://www.soundi.fi/levyarviot/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

http://www.inferno.fi/arviot/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

 

Russian:

http://www.km.ru/muzyka/2012/10/31/muzyka-v-mire/696268-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

http://vvarg.livejournal.com/613337.html

 

Danish:

http://www.powerofmetal.dk/reviews12/therion_review.html

http://www.heavymetal.dk/releases_view.php?id=5352

 

Hungarian:

http://www.shockmagazin.hu/portal/cd-kritika/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

http://www.kronosmortus.com/lemezismertetok/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

 

Czech:

http://www.criticmusic.cz/products/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012/

 

Greek:

http://www.avopolis.gr/metal-album/43310-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-end-of-the-light-2012

 

Swedish:

http://blogg.blaskan.nu/2012/10/29/dr-rock-therions-nya-album/

 

Polish:

http://www.fobiazine.net/article/6004/therion--les-fleurs-du-mal

http://metalside.pl/recenzje/recenzja.php?id=853

 

Croatian:

http://venia-mag.net/review/p-z/therion-les-fleures-du-mal/

 

NEGATIVE or MEDIUM:

English:

http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/Metal/therion-les_fleurs_du_mal

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/52245/Therion-Les-Fleurs-Du-Mal/

http://metal-monuments.blogspot.se/2012/10/review-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal.html

http://phdtalk.blogspot.com/2012/09/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-review.html

http://heavymetal.about.com/od/therion/fr/Therion-Les-Fleurs-Du-Mal-Review.htm

http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9109503&aid=9069616

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=909567

http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2013-02-08/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal/

 

French:

http://www.metalsickness.com/chronique-album-cd-dvd-metal/chronique-therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-replica-2012.html

http://critiquesrockclassiques.blogspot.se/2012/12/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-presente.html

http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/god/objet.php?objet=15647

http://blogonsunpeu.blogspot.se/2012/10/les-fleurs-du-mal-therion-pete-les.html

http://www.zicazic.com/zicazine/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=10084

http://www.vs-webzine.com/chronique-THERION-Les_Fleurs_du_Mal-13929.html

 

Greek:

http://www.rocking.gr/reviews/album/Therion_-_Les_Fleurs_Du_Mal/4477/

http://www.rockyourlife.gr/index.php/music/diskokritikes/item/906-therion.html

http://rocknation-gr.blogspot.com/2012/10/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012.html

 

Italian:

http://www.truemetal.it/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=11108

http://www.spaziorock.it/recensione.php?id=10001166

 

Polish:

http://3gramy.pl/therion-nowa-plyta-album-les-fleurs-du-mal-recenzja/

http://powermetal-warrior.blogspot.se/2012/09/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal-2012.html

 

German:

http://www.laut.de/Therion/Les-Fleurs-Du-Mal-(Album)

 

Czech:

http://sicmaggot.blog.cz/1210/therion-les-fleurs-du-mal

 

Hungarian:

http://www.heavymetal.hu/kritika.jsp?id=3737

 

Serbian:

http://nocturnemagazine.net/impression/1042/therion-le-fleurs-du-mal