Themis Music

Themis Music ~ Gothic Rock Band

Themis ~ Gothic Wicca Rock Band.

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Themis (Gothic Wicca Rock Music) This article is about a Canadian Wiccan Rock Duo and the emergence of the Wiccan Music genre. 

Themis is a gothic rock duo from Toronto Ontario

Significant New Music Genre: Wicca Rock

A strong thread in the artistic work of Themis is the Wicca love of life and nature. Lyrical references to the "Love of Life", the "Forest of Life", "the Honeyed Fountain", "the gentle caress of a warm summer breeze" focus on the Wiccan belief in nature's divinity.

Themis Music has drawn nature-loving Wiccans from all over the world (http://www.myspace.com/themismusic). Themis promotes unity among all peoples through the power of music and common beliefs. The Countess and Ruffian Angel--musical High Priest and a High Priestess working in partnership-- are a couple who have each been through their first, second and third degrees of Wicca initiation.

 

Wiccan Musicians Operating Their Own Studios

Themis Music operates studios in Ontario, Canada as well as contracting out the building of music studios for professional recording, digital editing, mastering, production and musical arrangement.

Canadian Band Camp

Themis Music is one of the principals organizing the 'Ontario Band Camp' each year in the third weekend of September



New Genre Emerging: Melodic

Wicca Themes

Wicca themes carry throughout the artistic works of Themis Music. Themis is unique in combining classic rock elements with a progressive and decidedly gothic sound.

The songs are melodic and tell stories with Wicca themes (nature-based doctrine not to be confused with witchcraft in any way), such as a profound love of nature, a reverence for all life, and the power of nature's omnipotent rule over man's mortal law. Appropriately named after Themis, the Greek Titan Goddess of divine law and order, this two piece band has a spirit, a philosophy and a big sound.

The Countess and Ruffian in Chevy Chase Village, Maryland, June 2007

The Countess and Ruffian Angel in Bethesda Maryland, July 2007

Themis Duo near Lake Joseph, Ontario - September 2007


Jamming on Kathleen Island, Lake Joseph ON CA - October 2007

Preparing for Take-off, on Northern Canadian Tour, November 2007

The Countess and Ruffian Angel November 2007


Themis and Wicca

According to one review (http://www.webradio.ca/artists/themis/) "Themis has launched into something original, friendly, Gothicus and evolving between the light and the darkness some time between the middle ages and tomorrow."

A Wiccan Duo

The duo describe themselves as "Vegans. Eclectic Gardnerian Wiccans. Musicians", in their bio at http://www.themismusic.com

Ruffian Angel (Micheal ~ http://www.ruffian.ca) as well as being a periodical writer (http://www.thewednesdayreport.com/twr/writer.htm) has a large repertoire of musical background, starting his musical career in high school as a drummer and gradually widening his horizons to encompass guitar, vocals, composing, song writing, and more. Ruffian Angel is the lead of the band, combining powerful vocals with unrelenting guitar leads.

The Countess (Kathleen) makes her debut in a rock band on the drums in Themis. The Countess also supplies second vocals, complementing Ruffian's powerhouse voice.




Lyrics Reflect Love of Ecology and Nature

Themis delivers songs with hauntingly beautiful melodies, vividly descriptive stories, accompanied by an entertaining live act. The songs carry through and meld with one another as in a rock opera, promulgating their message: "The beauty of this day is not lost on me...On this wooden log in the Forest of Life, I carve my flute with my hands and my knife for the Love of Life" as in their hit 'Love of Life' (http://www.themismusic.com/love_of_life.htm).

Themis Creed

Themis Music publishes a creed of sorts. Themis Music Studios favour musicians with a pagan or Wiccan flavour.

Lyrics talk about awe in watching the sunrise or sunset; the forest of life in the light of a glowing moon; a meadow enchanted by the first light of day; the morning dew on the petals of a beautiful flower; the gentle caress of a warm summer breeze upon our skin; the warmth of the summer sun on our faces; the fall of colourful autumn leaves; and the softness of winter's snow.


Lyrics describe cycles of nature as holy days: the earth a temple, its plants and creatures as partners and teachers advancing respect of life, cherishing the free will of sentient beings, and accepting the sacredness of all creation.


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