Therion in Istanbul. A fantastic performance.

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Therion in 2007 with guest stars. L-R: Snowy

My dear readers, Istanbul was unexpectedly cold last night and it snowed little bit in some areas and I would rather stay indoors and do what I always do. Instead, out of social responsibility, that is, I promised Güneş to accompany her, I, Burak and Güneş attended the Therion concert at Refresh the Venue, in near Maslak, not Taksim.

Well, Therion performance has become one of the best I have attended in the last few years!

Last night’s performance videos and photos can be found here.

Here is a piece from Wikipedia about Therion:

Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. The word “therion” comes from the Greek therion (??????), meaning “Beast,” i.e., that of the Christian Book of Revelation.[5][6] However, the band’s name is a homage to the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion.[7]

Beginning as a death metal band, they later turned to combining orchestral elements with their metal music, employing heavy use of choirs and classical musicians, not only as additions to but also as integral parts of the composition. Therion is the first metal band with fully live orchestra featured. It is also the band which originated, popularised and influenced[8] the symphonic metal genre, cited as “the most adventurous metal band at present”.[9]

their official site here.

Therion, Orphaned Land set for İstanbul, Ankara gigs

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