THERION are currently in the midst of their 25th anniversary tour and will be releasing their new album Les Fleurs du Mal November 27th in North America on End of the Light Records. Today the band has is debuting a track from Les Fleurs du Mal exclusively on Noisecreep. Check out an interview for Christofer Johnsson and get a first listen to the song “Polichinelle” HERE.
The album Les Fleurs du Mal is a part of an art project that Christofer Johnsson has been thinking about for some time:
“The time was never right for it, but in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary, I thought now will finally be the right time for it,” Christofer Johnsson explains.
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.
Les Fleurs du Mal is available for pre-order on Amazon.