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Birth Place: Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Years Active: 1989–present
Genres: Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Death Metal, Avant-Garde Metal

Therion is a Swedish heavy metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. The word "therion" comes from the Greek ''therion'' (θηρίον), meaning "Beast," i.e., that of the Christian Book of Revelation. However, the band's name is an homage to the Celtic Frost album ''To Mega Therion''. 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 the symphonic metal genre, cited as ... Continue Bio >>

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