Band members

Christofer Johnsson - Guitars

He started to play the bass at the age of 15 and changed to guitar a year later. Therion in one form or another (known earlier as Blitzkrieg, Megatherion and other names) is the main band that has occupied him ever since he started playing, but he also made 3 albums with a weird psycho-metal band called Carbonized as well as some vocal performances in bands, such as the Swiss band Messiah and the Swedish band Liers In Wait. He has no formal music education and is self taught in playing guitar, composition and classical arrangements.

He play Gibson guitars (various Les Paul and Flying-V) use the and recently happily replaced his long term servant Mesa Boogie guitar rig with an Axe-FX II from Fractal Audio.

Nalle Påhlsson - Bass

Nalle started to play his brothers guitar as soon as he could walk and pick it up ! At the age of 10 he bought his first bass guitar. It was an easy choice, because his biggest idols in the bands he listened to were the bass players, such as Steve Priest from The Sweet and Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple. He played with local bands up to the age of 16, when he got a request to join a band with a record deal and played with them for about 3 years. Then he became a professional freelance musician and has toured and recorded a lot with Swedish and Danish artists and bands the past 20 years. Nalle is self-taught and goes for "power, balls and simplicity" in his way of playing.

Influences: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, KISS, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, U.K. Genesis, Strapping Young Lad, Pantera

Johan Koleberg - Drums

Powerhouse metal drummer. Proficient pop drummer. Sensitive all-round player. Regardless of style – technical and progressive or laid back and groovy – Johan Koleberg delivers exactly what the song needs. And he does it with precision and taste. Fagersta-born Johan Koleberg started playing drums in 1976, at the age of 8. Like a lot of musicians of his generation, he started out as a Kiss fan, emulating Peter Criss' meat and potatoes kind of playing before developing chops that his childhood hero could only dream of. After a few years of taking drum lessons, Johan was off on his own. Now his influences spelt Neil Peart (Rush), Jeff Porcaro (sessions and Toto) and Terry Bozzio (sessions, Frank Zappa, UK). At the age of 23, he moved to Stockholm, where he joined AOR heroes Talk Of The Town at their peak, thus getting a taste of both nationwide and international success. An easy-going lad who likes the good things in life (without overdoing them), he had no problems finding new gigs when the band broke up. One of Scandinavia's most accomplished rock and metal drummers, Johan soon became an in-demand player. Several bands followed – most notably progressive metal band Lion's Share, with whom he released four albums and toured (often together with acts like Dio, Motörhead, Manowar, U.D.O. Saxon, Sweet and Dee Snider). He then joined critically acclaimed AOR band Ignition before joining the new line-up of glam rockers Zan Clan. During the last year, they have been playing headline gigs, arena gigs and festivals, sometimes sharing the stage with bands like Whitesnake and Queensryche. The Zan Clan album "We Are Zan Clan – Who The F**k Are You?!" was released April 2005 and is currently enjoying rave reviews from all over the world. During the spring of 2005, Koleberg also laid down all drum tracks for the long-awaited comeback album by (ex- WASP guitarist Randy Piper's) Animal. In addition to his full-time commitments, Koleberg has done several more sessions, as well as touring and/or performing with some of Sweden's biggest names within rock and MOR.

Thomas Vikström - Vocals

This one is best said in his own words:
"I started to sing when I was 15 in the band Bastard. It sounded and looked horrible but I started to get girls. It's a cliche but it's true. Then I started to train my voice to be better and in 1988 I wrote a monster hit in Sweden, a song called Free Like An Eagle.That opened up all doors for me. And since then I have almost done anything. Disney, Opera, Musical Theatre, Metal, pop, you name it. I have always been the hired gun in different bands until I met Christofer in 2007. For the first time it feels like I found a band that I like to stay with.A home! Why?? Because of the music, my bandmates, And first of all YOU! The fans!!Therion is a very special family to be in ..."

Christian Vidal - Guitars

Christian Vidal was born in Argentina and he first started playing guitar at the early age of eight. In 2007 he became part of The Road Vultures, a band that got together with the purpose of backing former Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin. The Road Vultures have already toured with him through South America and India. The rest of the line-up was Charlie Giardina (bass) and Pablo Garrocho (drums). Christian released his solo album 'El Viaje' in 2005. There he mixes instrumental rock with different native Argentinian styles like Folklore and Tango. With that album he toured Spain a couple of times .
For several years he taught guitar lessons at   I.T.M.C. (Technological Institute for Contemporary Music), regarding improvisation and chord melody applied to Argentinian native music.
 Also in 2001 he formed the heavy metal act Cuero along with former Kamikaze vocalist Enrique Gomez Yafal. Cuero did several tours through Argentina and also recorded two albums, "Cuero" (2000) and "Heavy Metal" (2004).

Lori Lewis - Vocals

Since 2007, Lori Lewis has worked with Therion as their live classical soloist. She can be heard on the following recordings: Live Gothic, The Miskolc Experience, and Sitra Ahra. Lori has also collaborated with an original symphonic metal band, Aesma Daeva, based in Minnesota. With Aesma Daeva, she recorded vocals for The Dawn of the New Athens and The Thalassa Mixes. Additionally, she can also be heard on John Prassas’s upcoming untitled solo album. Lori was recently invited as a guest performer on Imperial Vengeance’s (a British Extreme metal band) most recent recording, The Black Heart of Empire, available 23 September, 2011.

Lori Lewis’s classical performances span several genres, from early music to contemporary. Selected solo performances include Haydn’s Israel in Egypt, performed with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hannibal Lakumbe’s Dear Mrs. Parks and Nils Lindberg's Christmas Cantata, both with Vocalessence in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the world premiere of Francis Grier’s The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, which was co-commissioned by Vocalessence and the BBC. She has collaborated with the Walker Art Center, as part of the Festival Dancing on your Head, in which she was one of four singers in a special performance of Steve Reich’s Music for 17 Musicians. She appeared a second time at the Walker in a small vocal ensemble with cellist Maya Beiser. She has performed with Springfield Regional Opera (Springfield, Missouri) in her debut performance as Daphne in James Billings’ mini-opera, Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with the Phil Mattson Singers (a small vocal jazz ensemble,) Deviated Septet, The Rose Ensemble, Dale Warland Singers, Oread Consort and Kansas City Chorale.

Lori is classically trained and received her undergraduate (Missouri State University) and graduate degree (University of Kansas) in Vocal Performance. She studied with Eva Pearl Yeadon, Wendy Zaro-Mullins and George Smith.
Lori wears Betsey Johnson and costumes from Scaramouche, Cherry Redd and custom corsetry by Hnoss (Sweden). She also wears Ultimate Ears and uses Shure wireless mics.