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Dimmu Borgir

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Formed: 1993
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Dimmu Borgir news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kreator Heralds The European Apocalypse

I've mentioned before that 2018 had some of the most exciting tour packages in recent years. It can be argued that the most exciting of these was the Headbanger's Ball tour (see report on the London show here,) but for those who want more variety in a lineup, the European Apocalypse had you covered. What more could a metal fan ask for than to spend the evening with thrash metal gods Kreator, black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir, American hardcore stars Hatebreed and Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath? It was one Hell of a way to cap off the year and when the tour rolled into London, I was there to catch it in all of its glory.

Kicking things off in suitably dark fashion was Bloodbath. It was interesting comparing their opening slot inside the Roundhouse to the well received performance on the main stage of Bloodstock Open Air four months earlier. Frontman Nick Holmes proves once again that he's a natural fit for the band, delivering powerful screams interspersed with dry humour throughout and casting a tortured shadow over the stage. Material from their new album, "The Arrow Of Satan" is drawn sounds fantastic live and fits in perfectly with older songs such as "So You Die" and "Outnumbering The Day," before the quintet closed their set with a rendition of "Eaten." Great performance and an adrenaline raising way to get the night going. More...

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh added to Brutal Assault '19

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill - they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

The full lineup so far:

ABORTED
AFTER THE BURIAL
ALIEN WEAPONRY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANATHEMA
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY
ANTAEUS
ANTHRAX
CARCASS
CARPENTER BRUT
COUNTING HOURS
CRYSTAL LAKE
CULT OF LUNA
CYTOTOXIN
DEICIDE
DAUGHTERS
DESTRUCTION
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
DIMMU BORGIR
EKTOMORF
ELECTRIC WIZARD
GET THE SHOT
GODFLESH
GUTALAX
HEILUNG
HIGHER POWER
HYPOCRISY
IMMOLATION
IRON REAGAN
JINJER
JUNGLE ROT
KRISIUN
LIONHEART
MANES
MESHUGGAH
METAL CHURCH
MGLA
MIDNIGHT
MYRKUR
NAPALM DEATH
NECROS CHRISTOS
OF MICE & MEN
OCEANS OF SLUMBER
PERFECITIZEN
PRONG
RAISED FIST
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SAOR
SHAPE OF DESPAIR
SLÆGT
TAAKE
TANKARD
TAPHOS
TESTAMENT
THE OBSESSED
THE OCEAN
THY ART IS MURDER
TOSKA
UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION
VARGRAV
VENOM PRISON
VUUR
WINDHAND
WOLFBRIGADE
WOE UNTO ME

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Brutal Assault Festival Band Upddate Announced

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"Let’s open this mega update with a black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. More...

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Kreator & Dimmu Borgir European/UK Tour Announced

Kreator and Dimmu Borgir will be out on a co-headlining ‘European Apocalypse Tour‘ this fall with Hatebreed and Bloodbath as support acts. See below where the trek will hit:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Mailand, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munchen, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/11 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

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Dimmu Borgir Taps Bassist Victor Brandt

Dimmu Borgir announce that they have officially tapped Entombed A.D./Firespawn bassist Victor Brandt.

Says Brandt of his new job:

“It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album ‘Eonian‘, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.”

Adds Dimmu Borgir:

“We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!”

You can see Victor Brandt in his new Dimmu Borgir stage outfit below:

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Psycho Las Vegas 2018 Lineup Revealed

This years headliners for Psycho Las Vegas include Dimmu Borgir, The Hellacopters, Sunn O))) and Godflesh. Also announced on Friday for the fest, which runs August 17-19 at venues throughout the Hard Rock Hotel: CKY, Red Fang, Rocket From the Crypt, Venom Inc., Eyehategod, Tinawiwen, Pallbearer, Integrity, With the Dead, Church of Misery, Voivod, Coven, Lucifer, Dopethrone, Helms Alee, Big Business, Monolord, Today Is the Day, Mutoid Man, Unearthly Trance, Batushka, All Pigs Must Die, Acid Witch, Spirit Adrift, Primitive Man, Wormwitch, Eight Bells, Cloak, Magic Sword, Wolvhammer, Necrot, Homewrecker, Brain Tentacles, Aseethe, Disastroid, Uada, Ghastly Sound, Dreadnought, King Buffalo, Forming the Void, Howling Giant, Venomous Maximums, Glaare, Black Mare, The Munsens, Night Horse and Temple of Void. More...

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Dimmu Borgir Debut “Interdimensional Summit”

Dimmu Borgir debut the band’s new song, “Interdimensional Summit“streaming below. The single is now available both digitally and as a 7''. The group’s upcoming new album “Eonian“ - their first since 2010 - will be out in stores on May 04th.

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Susperia Debut Music Video For "My Darkest Moment"

Norway's blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child members) premiere their new music video for the track "My Darkest Moment". The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band's upcoming album "The Lyricist", set to be released on March 16th via Agonia Records. Watch the video below:

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Dante (Dimmu Borgir) Premiere New Song

Just recently Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski launched his new band, Dante. The digital debut EP 'Paranoidosaur' (limited edition) will come out on February 22nd. It was recorded at Heinrich House Studio, mixed by Filip Halucha. Today Dante reveal the album artwork and debut the first single and lyric video for the song "Fathers Die Sunday", streaming below:

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Susperia (Satyricon, Etc.) Debut New Music Video

Norway's blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child members) premiere music video for the title track from their upcoming album "The Lyricist", due out on March 16th via Agonia Records. The video is available below:

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Dimmu Borgir Reveals New Album Details

Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world‘s biggest black metal forge, Dimmu Borgir, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. Now they finally mark their return with a vicious work of art that can be defined as timeless in the truest sense of the word: Eonian.

The song writing core of Dimmu Borgir furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness; drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir.

The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Behemoth, Mayhem). More...

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Susperia Premiere Lyric Video For "I Entered"

Norwegian blackened thrash/heavy metallers Susperia, comprising former members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child, release the first single from their recently announced new studio album, "The Lyricist". Titled "I Entered", the single is available in a form of a lyric video designed by Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Arch Enemy) below:

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Just For Fun

Sock Puppet Parody Returns With New Song

The people behind Sock Puppet Parody have returned with this year’s Immortal Christmas' rendition called “The Banishin", which is a parody of Dimmu Borgir’s “The Serpentine Offering”. The clip features of Philip H. Anselmo's (Pantera, Down, Superjoint, Scour) voice as Krampus after the band fails to catch Santa’s attention.

Check it out below:

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Dimmu Borgir To Release New 7'' In February

Dimmu Borgir have a new 7'' EP scheduled for a February 23rd release date via Nuclear Blast Records. It will feature a new track titled “Interdimensional Summit” and will be backed by a live version of “Puritania” performed in Oslo, Norway. “Interdimensional Summit” is also expected to appear on the band’s new studio album, which will arrive in early 2018. That outing will be their first studio full-length release since 2010.

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Additional Dimmu Borgir Vinyl Reissues Planned

Dimmu Borgir have more vinyl reissues scheduled for the new year. On February 23rd, 2018 Nuclear Blast Records will reissue 1999’s “Spiritual Black Dimensions“, 2001’s “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” and 2005’s “Stormblåst“. New vinyl pressings of “For All Tid“, “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” and “Death Cult Armageddon” will arrive earlier, hitting stores on December 22nd, 2017.

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Dimmu Borgir Albums To Get New Vinyl Reissues

Some colored vinyl pressings of select Dimmu Borgir albums are being readied for a December 22nd release through Nuclear Blast. The band’s 1995 debut “For All Tid” will be made available on orange vinyl, 1997’s “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” will be pressed on dark green vinyl and 2003’s “Death Cult Armageddon” will be out on silver vinyl.

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Dimmu Borgir Releases Live Video

There's only one week left until Norwegian symphonic black metal group Dimmu Borgir unleash double-DVD/BluRay "Forces Of The Northern Night." To increase the anticipation, a live video of monumental song "Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse" can be seen below.

The clip was filmed during a live ritual in Oslo together with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum Choir.

"Forces Of The Northern Night" bears witness to two different live shows: a 2011 concert in Oslo, as well as an entire performance at Wacken Open Air in 2012 with almost 100 musicians in action.

But this marks only the very beginning of Dimmu Borgir's return, as in the second half of 2017, Shagrath, Silenoz and Galder will finally deliver a new album - the band's first record in seven years! More...

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Dimmu Borgir Posts Thanks Video To Fans

On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giant Dimmu Borgir will unleash double-DVD/BluRay "Forces Of The Northern Night" upon mankind.

Today, the band drops a third trailer for this upcoming release, and pays tribute to all the fans around the globe - those who traveled thousands of miles to see Dimmu Borgir's show in Oslo.

On this soundtrack of the apocalypse that "Forces Of The Northern Night" is, you can witness two different live shows: the aforementioned concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as an entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. More...

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Dimmu Borgor Posts Live "Gateways" Video

On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir will unleash double-DVD/BluRay "Forces Of The Northern Night" upon mankind.

Today, the band reveals the second live clip from a memorable show in Oslo - watch the haunting video for "Gateways" below.

On this soundtrack of the apocalypse that is "Forces Of The Northern Night," you can witness two different live shows: a concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as an entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.

These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band's epic return planned for 2017, with still no info released on that years-overdue new studio album. More...

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Dimmu Borgir Posts 2nd Trailer For Blu-Ray Release

A second trailer has now come online for the impending "Forces Of The Northern Night" double DVD / Blu-Ray from Dimmu Borgir, which is due to drop April 28th, 2017.

On this soundtrack of the apocalypse, you can witness two different live shows: a concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as an entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.

These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band's epic return planned for 2017. If you missed the previous trailer, it can still be viewed over here.

Both the show in Oslo and the show at Wacken contain the following live tracks:

01. Xibir (orchestra)
02. Born Treacherous
03. Gateways
04. Dimmu Borgir (orchestra)
05. Dimmu Borgir
06. Chess With The Abyss
07. Ritualist
08. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
09. Eradication Instincts Defined (orchestra)
10. Vredesbyrd
11. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
12. The Serpentine Offering
13. Fear And Wonder (orchestra)
14. Kings Of The Carnival Creation
15. Puritania
16. Mourning Palace
17. Perfection Or Vanity (orchestra) More...

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