Thursday, December 16, 2021

Therion - Lemuria (2004)

Therion - Lemuria (2004)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"Typhon" – 4:36

"Uthark Runa" – 4:41

"Three Ships of Berik, Part 1: Calling to Arms and Fighting the Battle" – 3:19

"Three Ships of Berik, Part 2: Victory!" – 0:44

"Lemuria" – 4:15 About this soundsample (help·info)

"Quetzalcoatl" – 3:47

"The Dreams of Swedenborg" – 4:58

"An Arrow from the Sun" – 5:54

"Abraxas" – 5:21

"Feuer Overtüre/Prometheus Entfesselt" – 4:39


Concept of lyrics

Typhon was a monster in Greek mythology. According to Aeschylus, he fought all the gods of Olympus: Zeus defeated him and chained him under Mount Etna, from where his rage creates eruptions.

Futhark was a runic alphabet used by various Germanic peoples; Uthark is an occult interpretation of said alphabet.

Berik is the mythological chief of all Gothic tribes: according to Jordanes, he departed from his Scandinavian motherland with three ships. The crews of the ships were the ancestors of the three Goth tribes.

Lemuria was a hypothetical "lost land", like Atlantis.

Quetzalcoatl is an Aztec deity.

Abaris was a legendary sage and priest of Apollo.

Emanuel Swedenborg was an 18th-century occultist.

Abraxas is a Gnostic word of great importance.



Therion Band Members / Musicians

Christofer Johnsson - lead vocals ("Typhon", "Three Ships of Berik part 1: Calling to Arms and Fighting the Battle"), rhythm guitar, keyboards ("An Arrow from the Sun", "Feuer Overtüre / Prometheus Entfesselt"), classical and choir arrangements

Kristian Niemann - lead guitar, acoustic guitar

Johan Niemann - bass guitar


Steen Rasmussen - mellotron ("Lemuria"), Hammond organ

Jens Nyborg - balalaika, domra

Sven Lindblad - balalaika

Kavi Björkqvist - balalaika

Richard Evensand - drums

Mats Levén - lead vocals ("Uthark Runa"), rock and roll vocals ("Abraxas")

Piotr Wawrzeniuk - lead vocals ("Lemuria", "The Dreams of Swedenborg", "Feuer Overtüre / Prometheus Entfesselt")

Peter Mossman - narration ("Lemuria")

Orchestra: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Adam Klemens and Mario Klemens)

Choir: Kūhn Mixed Choir (conducted by Mario Klemens)



Lemuria is the 11th full-length musical album by symphonic metal band Therion. The album title refers to the name of a supposed sunken continent Lemuria, much like Atlantis. It was released simultaneously with Sirius B. Cover artwork was made by Thomas Ewerhard.

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