Swedish gothic metallers Therion have announced that, through a creative agreement with game developer Scribabs, there will be a new boardgame, entitled “011,” and will be the first boardgame based on a metal band since 1978’s “KISS on Tour”.
According to Scribabs, “‘011’ is set in a time ucronic, during an undefined ‘year 011.’ The world can be described as an alternate version of the nineteenth century. Science is deeply bound with Esotericism, as with many religions and philosophies co-exist… in a cauldron of cultures and ideals that is both challenging and frightening at the same time. Events take place in the magical city par excellence of Turin.”
Frontman Christofer Johnsson describes how this new creative juncture came to be here.
“Paolo Vallerga approached the band at the show in Milano [Italy] last year with this great idea of making a fantasy board game based upon stage characters mixed with mythology. We instantly thought it was the coolest thing we’ve heard in ages and loved the idea! The name of the game is ‘011’ and you will find me, Thomas [Vikström, vocals], Christian [Vidal, guitars], Johan [Koleberg, drums], Snowy [Shaw, session/touring vocalist], Katarina [Lilja, session/touring vocalist], Lori [Lewis, session/touring vocalist], and Nalle [Påhlsson, bass] appearing as even more fantastic characters than we are in reality! There will be more news on this coming soon!”
The band has also announced that they will have one U.S. date on September 17, headlining Atlanta’s Prog Power XII Fest.