Swedish vocalist Linnéa Vikström, better known as one of the rock singers in THERION, has today signed a worldwide deal with Despotz Records.
“I’m really excited to be working together with Despotz and with their help I’ll be sure to present some fantastic music to the world! Just the fact that Despotz is willing to release an album recorded completely live shows how willing they are to break new grounds and think outside of the box. Be ready to venture out deep into the universe as we launch this spacecraft of music!” / Linnéa Vikström
Linnéa will work with her solo project under the secret name QFT. The upcoming debut album will be released November 2017, but we’ll get to hear the first single in just a few months when she’ll release the first single from the upcoming album in May.
“Imagine if Black Sabbath and Pagan’s Mind would give birth to a starchild, thus QFT is born. This is the mastermind of Linnéa Vikström. The space journey has just begun.” / Ömer Akay, Despotz Records
Find more about Linnéa Vikström here: https://www.facebook.com/linneavikstromfanpage/
Swedish symphonic metal troop THERION is set to kick-off a European headline tour in January 2016. On this run the band will be playing a very special, best of set list. These rare shows are not to be missed!
Support will come from occult rockers LUCIFERIAN LIGHT ORCHESTRA, Mongolian nomadic metallers EGO FALL and last but not least from Russian symphonic metal force IMPERIAL AGE.
Band leader Christofer Johnsson commented about the upcoming tour:
“We asked the fans on FB about what they wanted to hear. Hundreds of people voted and in the end we got a result – people wanted to hear classic, particulary from »Secret Of The Runes«, »Vovin« and »Theli«, so we are putting an extra focus on those. They also wanted to hear odd and rare songs that we have never played live before, so there will be a bunch of those as well as some songs we haven’t performed more than just once or twice, or not in a long, long time.“
The dates are as follows:
Presented by RockHard
w/ LUCIFERIAN LIGHT ORCHESTRA, EGO FALL, IMPERIAL AGE
08.01. NL Rotterdam – Maassilo
09.01. NL Enschede – Atak
10.01. B Hasselt – Muziekodroom
12.01. F Metz – BAM
13.01. UK London – o2 Academy Islington
14.01. UK Glasgow – Classic Grand
15.01. IRL Dublin – Academy
16.01. UK Manchester – Academy
18.01. F Paris – Trabendo
19.01. I Brescia – Circulo Circus
20.01. CH Pratteln – Z7
21.01. A Innsbruck – Weekender Club
22.01. H Budapest – Barba Negra Club
23.01. A Vienna – Szene
24.01. CZ Ostrava – Klub Alpha
26.01. D München – Backstage
27.01. CZ Praha – Futurum
28.01. PL Warsaw – Progresja
29.01. PL Krakow – Kwadrat
30.01. PL Gdansk – B90
Swedish singer Mats Levén, former singer of legendary gothic band THERION, collaborates with alternative metal band TRISTANA from Slovakia. The act calls TRISTANA FEAT. MATS LEVÈN.
Mats Levén began his carrer on 1986 in bands Swedish Erotica and Treat. In 1997 came his first worldwide succes as Mats teamed up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, recording the album “Facing the Animal” and doing the promotional world tour . In 2002, he joined with a doom metal project Krux and German power metallers “At Vance”. Around the end of 2003, symphonic metal band Therion asked Levén to join them for the recording of their albums “Lemuria” and “Sirius B”. In 2007 Therion released “Gothic Kabbalah” and recorded backing vocals for Apocalyptica’s album “Worlds Collide”. Currently Mats is the lead singer of Candlemass and collaborates with Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Gus G. Mats sang most of songs in Gus’s album” I Am The Fire” and toured acoustic shows in 2014.
Tristana is an alternative metal band from Slovakia coming out with a long awaited third album “Virtual Crime”. Their debut album “Back To The Future” was released in 2003. Tristana began to be famous in Slovakia after their second album “Zircon Street (2010)”. The band supported various bands including legendary Scorpions (2011) and former Iron Maiden members Blaze Bayley and Paul Dianno by the act Legendary Voices Of Iron Maiden (2012). Tristana’ s modern alternative metal mixes atmospheric ‘hard’n’heavy’ passages with groovy death metal vocals growl and electronic keyboarding.
“Mats is a great singer. I saw him first time on Malmsteen’s live DVD “Double Live ! ” from 1998. I was a teenager and I started to sing in the first band. I cant believed how powerful he sang high tones and how easy managed it. His voice is very characteristic and this is very importing for good singers. Looking forward our shows” said Tristana’s singer Peter Wilsen.
Tristana feat. Mats Levén will play new songs from Tristana’s album Virtual Crime. Mats takes over clean singing parts and Peter Wilsen will do growls. This year, Tristana records with Mats a new song and music video!
KARDINAL SIN is a new Power metal band from Sweden with members from THERION and ROUGH DIAMOND, has recently released their first video “Dragons Fall”. They are currently in the studio recording their debut album. The band has been confirmed for Väsby Rock Festival 2015 with MICHAEL SCHENKER, MAGNUM, among many other bands.
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Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have recently posted a new video trailer for the “Theli” on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel. The video can be seen below:
The deluxe edition of “Theli” contains three bonus tracks: ‘In Rememberance’, ‘Black Fairy’, the SCORPIONS cover version ‘Fly To The Rainbow’ as well as a bonus DVD with the entire album performed live and will be released on February 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Previously, THERION posted a video trailer for “Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond” which can be seen below:
Swedish symphonic metal masters THERION have put up a second live video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. The video is of their upcoming new DVD “Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond” and is on the track ‘Kali Yuga Part I’. “Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond” will be out on February 28, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The band recently released another live video on their song ‘Wisdom And The Cage’ you can check out here:
The tracklist will read as follows:
01. The Rise Of Sodom And Gomorrah
02. Son Of The Sun
05. The Wine Of Aluqah
06. Wisdom And The Cage
07. Kali Yuga I
08. Kali Yuga II
09. Kali Yuga III
11. Via Nocturna
12. An Arrow From The Sun
16. To Mega Therion
17. Cults Of The Shadows
18. In The Desert Of Set
20. Nightside Of Eden
21. Opus Eclipse
22. Invocation Of Naamah
23. The Siren Of The Woods
24. Grand Finale / Postludium
25. Adulruna Rediviva
26. Black Funeral
01. Sitra Ahra
02. The Wine Of Aluqah
04. Perennial Sophia
07. Clavicula Nox
08. Voyage Of Gurdjieff
10. Dies Irae
12. Kali Yuga III
13. Call Of Dagon
14. Siren Of the Woods
15. The Wild Hunt
16. Blood Of Kingu
19. The Rise Of Sodom And Gomorrah
20. To Mega Therion
Bonus DVD 3:
01. 011- An Adventure with Therion
02. 011 – Documentary And Behind The Scenes
03. Amazing Voice