THERION New Album Les Fleus du Mal Streaming on GuitarWorld.com

THERION are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary and will release their new album Les Fleurs du Mal tomorrow in North America via End of the Light Records. Today GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream on Les Fleurs du Mal in its entirety HERE. The album can also be streamed courtesy of AOL Music HERE.

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 to order on Amazon.

Tusmørke Debut Album Streaming at CraveOnline

Today Norway’s Tusmørke have released their debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke on Termo Records. This highly anticipated debut is streaming in its entirety courtesy of CraveOnline. Get a first listen to the album HERE and be sure to order a copy of Underjordisk Tusmørke HERE.

Tusmørke (Norwegian for twilight) go straight to the heart of the psychedelic matter on their full-length debut album Underjordisk Tusmørke (Subterranean Twilight). Culling influences from such prog-psych luminaries as Gong and Caravan, krautrock giants like Can and Amon Düul 2, pagan folksters like The Incredible String Band as well as a healthy dose of Nordic folk music, Tusmørke present a dark cauldron of magical, musical potions.

The band’s history can be traced back to the mid-nineties and the budding, Scandinavian scene of new progressive bands. Back then, the Momrak twins who are the beating heart of Tusmørke called their band Les Fleurs de Mal. The band featured future Wobbler vocalist Andreas Prestmo, and they shared the stage with other up-and-coming bands like White Willow. Via intricate pathways, this evolved into Tusmørke, whose music is darker, more intense and dare we say primeval, than the more delicate Les Fleurs de Mal. The album you are holding in your hands will conjure up images of pagan rites, witches dancing in the firelight serenading the new moon, eldritch wizards conjuring dark spirits… And it’s no gimmick: This band lives and breathes the same air that flows through the magical lands their music describes.
Tusmørke is:

Benediktator – bass and vocals (Momrakattakk, Lydia Laska)
Krizla – flute and vocals (Momrakattakk)
HlewagastiR – drums (Wobbler, Angst Skvadron)
Deadly Nightshade – keyboards (Årabrot, This is Music Inc.).

THERION Premiere New Song on Noisecreep

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.

THERION Signs Licensing Deal With End of the Light Records

THERION are busy making final preparations to celebrate their 25th anniversary of the band by releasing their new album Les Fleurs du Mal and embarking on a 25th anniversary tour. The band has signed a licensing deal with End of the Light Records to release the album in The United States, Canada and Mexico. It will be released in North America on November 13th.

THERION will introduce the new album to the world during their “Flowers Of Evil” 25th anniversary tour.

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.

Christofer continued about the project: “The project was seen as too controversial for THERION’s record label, Nuclear Blast, by the final results, so I asked if it was possible to buy back the master tapes of the record and release it on my own label. And after some negotiations, my wish was granted. But THERION is of course is still signed to Nuclear Blast Records for future releases,” Christofer clarifies.

By having full control of the release now, Christofer has decided to do everything his own way, and starts by releasing the album to the loyal fans first that come to the concerts in Europe during THERION’s 25th Anniversary “Flowers of Evil” tour.

Christofer went on to explain: “This is the beginning of a new period that will last for a number of years, where the band will focus on doing certain projects performed by THERION rather than releasing regular albums. In the planning after the art project is a rock opera that is scheduled to take several years to complete.”

Now during THERION’s “Flowers of Evil Tour” and the band’s 25th anniversary the audience can expect a breathtaking performance which combines all the elements which have been the key to THERION’s success throughout the years.

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