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Full Album Stream: Therion – “Le Fleurs du Mal”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:57 AM (PST)

Swedish gothic metal band Therion are streaming their new album Les Fleurs du Mal in its entirety over at Guitar World right now. The album title translates to “flowers of evil” and refers to a famous french poem from the 1800’s. It is being released today on End Of The Light Records as some kind of mystery art project to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary.

You can find the album stream right here.

A recent press release had the following information on the release of Les Fleurs du Mal:

“There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire’s (French author and poet 1821 – 1867) famous poem collection “Flowers of Evil” (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted. The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.”

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Cover Art Battle: Clocks, Ouroboros, & Guillotines

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

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***WINNER*** Solisia – UniverSeasons (Scarlet)

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Therion announce upcoming boardgame

Posted by Dudehammer on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM (PST)

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.

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