THERION (SWEDEN)


Back in the year 1987, Christofer Johnsson did form the metal band Blitzkrieg in Upplands Väsby, a suburb of Stockholm. What genre they played is discussed, as their influences mostly were major thrash bands but they sounded more like the big extreme bands of that era. He played the bass and sung the vocals. The line-up was completed with Peter Hansson on guitar and Oskar Forss on drums. This line-up however, only lasted for two gigs, and they decided to split up in early 1988. A few months later Chris started playing guitar instead, and influenced by Celtic Frost he called the band Megatherion and played death metal. Peter Hansson played guitars in the new band too. Later Oskar returned and the bassist, Erik Gustafsson joined. Erik had just left another Swedish underground death metal group, Dismember. After a short while, the name was changed to Therion. With this line-up the two demos, the first EP and the first full-length were recorded. On Paroxysmal Holocaust Matti Kärki, later Dismember singer, did the vocals though. Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness was the first Therion release Chris sung. The EP, Time Shall Tell, was in deed nothing more than a demo recording that got released as a record instead of cassette. After the 1000 copies had sold, the bookstore bootlegged another 1000. Shortly after, they signed to Deaf Records where they released Of Darkness. This album consisted of songs that Chris had written in the eighties.



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Dismember
Berbe
Carbonized
Carnage
 


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PAROYXMAL HOLOCAUST 1989 DEMO

Printed on semi glossy covers and regular tapes. No lyrics. First of two covers.

TRACK LISTING:
- Morbid Reality
- The Return
- Bells of Doom

PAROYXMAL HOLOCAUST 1989 DEMO TAPE:

 

PAROYXMAL HOLOCAUST 1989 DEMO

Printed on semi glossy covers and regular tapes. No lyrics. Second of two covers.

TRACK LISTING:
- Morbid Reality
- The Return
- Bells of Doom

 

BEYOND THE DARKEST VEILS OF INNER WICKEDNESS 1989 DEMO

Xeroxed two panel covers and regular tapes. No lyrics.

TRACK LISTING:
- Macabre Declension
- Megalomania
- Paroxysmal Holocaust

 

TIME SHALL TELL 1990 DEMO

Printed on regular paper and black tapes. No lyrics. This was an advance of the upcoming EP with the same name.

TRACK LISTING:
- Time shall Tell
- Dark Eternity
- Asphyxiate with Fear
- A suburb to hell

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