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Dimmu Borgir

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

Latest Dimmu Borgir News

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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New Dimmu Borgir Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview was posted online between Dimmu Borgir vocalist Shagrath and Sweden's Crank It Up TV. You can view the video interview below. "Abrahadabra," the new album by Norway’s Dimmu Borgir, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.

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Dimmu Borgir Announces Album Chart Positions

"Abrahadabra," the new album by Norway’s Dimmu Borgir, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.

The album also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release. In Canada, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Dimmu Borgir's 32 date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.

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Dawn of Ashes Completes Filming New Music Video

DAWN OF ASHES has recently completed shooting the band's first music video off their album, "Genocide Chapters," which was released on September 14. The video for "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was shot on October 19 on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted.

A behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be seen on Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps website.

Guitarist Volkar Kael comments, "We shall display the fiercest examples of terror to vex the parasitic mind! Prepare yourselves for a new breed of visual horror!" More...

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Silenoz Checks In With Road Report

Dimmu Borgir's Silenoz has checked in with the following road report from the band's current European tour:

"Suomi Finland Perkele! After a rather quiet and almost pleasant ferry ride from Sweden over to Finland we are now approaching our last few shows on the European leg of the Darkness Reborn Tour, also appropriately dubbed Darkest Reborn Ever after the Prague incident.

"However, let's not go into details! Feels pretty weird that this first part of the tour has almost come to an end, it's been great fun and we have had some really awesome shows and the crowds have been nothing but amazing! Tonight's sold out show here in Tampere was another proof of that with 1500 devoted fans raging, simply incredible! Playing Finland once again reminds us of why we always keep coming back and why we share a special bond since the very first time we played here - thank you!

"Touring with the Enslaved and Sahg guys has been a real pleasure and it makes us proud and content to be around such professional musicians and share the experience but also the fact that both bands kick serious ass every night! More...

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Video Interview With Silenoz Available

Faceculture.com conducted a video interview with Dimmu Borgir's Silenoz in regards to the band's latest album "Abrahadabra." The first part of the interview can be viewed below and the second and third parts can be found after the jump.

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Dimmu Borgir Checks In From The Road

Dimmu Borgir is currently on the road with Korn. Guitarist Silenoz has checked in with the following road report:

"So, we have now been on the road for several days through Europe, played quite a few shows already and things are starting to settle in pretty well. We have done both headline shows and support for Korn and it's a great feeling for us being back on stage after a 1 year long hiatus from playing live.

"We are not only grateful but also quite impressed by how the new material has been welcomed by our devoted fans! Also the many new faces in the crowd seem to be have their curiosity satisfied.

"Day off today on our way to Luxembourg for our very first time playing there tomorrow. We hit Zagreb in Croatia last night and it was great chaos! Our truck got stuck at the border because of an ongoing strike which made for an extremely late show but thanks to our professional hot sauce crew (incl. the local one), patient and understanding fans not to mention great sets from our friends in Triptykon and Noctiferia the night turned out to be what we consider a successful one; with great anticipation - great energies are being released!"

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New Dimmu Borgir Album Available for Streaming

Dimmu Borgir's new album, "Abrahadabra," is now available for streaming in its entirety today and tomorrow on the band’s MySpace page. The stream will end on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. Eastern.

"Abrahadabra" will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.

The video for the track “Gateways” is available below.

Here are the upcoming Dimmu Borgir European and North American tour dates: More...

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Dimmu Borgir Footage From Korn Tour Available

Fan filmed footage of Dimmu Borgir's September 19, 2010 performance in Amsterdam, opening for nu-metallers Korn, has been posted online. The video showcases Dimmu Borgir's new image and stage show for their forthcoming "Abrahadabra" world tour. "Abrahadabra" is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the clip below:

Here is the "Abrahadabra" tracklisting:
1. Xibir
2. Born Treacherous
3. Gateways
4. Chess With The Abyss
5. Dimmu Borgir
6. Ritualist
7. The Demiurge Molecule
8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
9. Renewal
10. Endings And Continuations

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Enslaved Discusses Upcoming Dimmu Borgir Tour

Progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metal band Enslaved will soon be returning to the western hemisphere as direct support for fellow countrymen Dimmu Borgir. The 32-date “Darkness Reborn World Tour” across the U.S. and Canada launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The tour includes Blood Red Throne and Dawn Of Ashes. Enslaved’s new album, "Axioma Ethica Odini," is scheduled for release in North America on September 28th.

Nuclear Blast caught up with rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson and bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson to ask a few questions about the upcoming trek: More...

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Dimmu Borgir Posts Second New Song Online

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir has uploaded a second song to come off their forthcoming studio album to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "Born Treacherous," is included on "Abrahadabra" which is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can listen to "Born Treacherous" at this location.

Here is the "Abrahadabra" tracklisting:
1. Xibir
2. Born Treacherous
3. Gateways
4. Chess With The Abyss
5. Dimmu Borgir
6. Ritualist
7. The Demiurge Molecule
8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
9. Renewal
10. Endings And Continuations

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Dimmu Borgir Confirms Festival Appearance

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have confirmed it's appearance for the 2011 edition of the Soundwave Festival. Dimmu Borgir also join the newly added acts Saxon, Coheed and Cambria, Bring Me the Horizon and the Murderdolls. The appearance will be in support of Dimmu Borgir's forthcoming studio album "Abrahadabra" which is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Dimmu Borgir Video Interview Available

A four part video interview has been uploaded of Dimmu Borgir discussing the band's new album. The first clip can be viewed below, and the rest can be found after the jump. Dimmu Borgir commented on the video clips:

"Eternal Terror's Paul Kearns and Roy Kristensen got in touch with Silenoz on several occasions, as well as talking to Gaute Storaas, who has been a major part in the completion of the new album Abrahadbra. Part one deals with the process, how to listen to the album, the drum-sound, the collaboration between Gaute Storaas (composer) and the band, and more. Part two deals with writing the album and touring. Part three deals with the track 'Dimmu Borgir' and the line-ups. Part four deals with the song 'Born Treacherous,' the orchestra, reviews and more."

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Dimmu Borgir Uploads "Gateways" Video

Dimmu Borgir has uploaded the music video for "Gateways," which can be viewed below. The song is off Dimmu Borgir's new album "Abrahadabra," which is set to be released on October 12th, 2010.

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Triptykon To Support Dimmu Borgir In Europe

Triptykon, the latest band from Hellhammer and Celtic Frost mastermind Thomas G. Fischer (aka Tom Warrior,) has announced that they will be performing with Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir on three dates this month in Europe.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 27, 2010 Milan, Italy
September 28, 2010 Zagreb, Croatia
September 30, 2010 Luxembourg

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Dimmu Borgir Announces North American Tour

Dimmu Borgir has announces a North American tour spanning major cities in the U.S. and Canada. Launching the “Darkness Reborn Tour” on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts, Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR return to the western hemisphere on a headlining, 32-date run across North America supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/05/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/10 Northern Lights – Albany, NY
11/07/10 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
11/08/10 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/10/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/12/10 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/10 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
11/14/10 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/15/10 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/16/10 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/18/10 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/10 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/21/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/22/10 The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
11/23/10 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
11/24/10 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
11/26/10 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
11/27/10 The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
11/28/10 The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/30/10 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/01/10 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
12/02/10 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
12/03/10 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
12/04/10 Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO
12/06/10 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
12/07/10 House of Blues – Houston, TX
12/09/10 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/10/10 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
12/11/10 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
12/12/10 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/13/10 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/14/10 Imperial – Quebec City, QC - CANADA

Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th.

DIMMU BORGIR’s new studio album, "Abrahadabra," will be released in North America on October 12th. The “Gateways” single is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

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Video of Orchestra Performing Dimmu Borgir Single

A video has been released of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra performing the latest single titled "Gateways" from Dimmu Borgir's upcoming album "Abrahadabra", which is scheduled to be released on October 12th in North America. The song "Gateways" is also available for purchase on iTunes.

You can download the Orchestra performance video here or check it out below.

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Shagrath And Silenoz Discuss New Album

Dimmu Borgir front man Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz recently conducted an interview with Kerrang regarding the band's new album "Abrahadabra." Footage of the interview can be viewed below.

"Abrahadabra"is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Dimmu Borgir Uploads New Single To Myspace

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have uploaded the first single to come off their forthcoming studio album to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "Gateways," is included on "Abrahadabra" which is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can listen to "Gateways" at this location.

"Abrahadabra" tracklisting:
1. Xibir
2. Born Treacherous
3. Gateways
4. Chess With The Abyss
5. Dimmu Borgir
6. Ritualist
7. The Demiurge Molecule
8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
9. Renewal
10. Endings And Continuations

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Video Interview With Shagrath Available

Sonicshocks.com has posted a new video interview with Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath in regards to the upcoming album "Abrahadabra." The footage can be viewed below. "Abrahadabra" is set to be released on October 12th, 2010.

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Video Interview With Galder Available

SoundShock.com recently conducted an interview with Galder of Dimmu Borgir, in which Galder discusses the band's new album "Abrahadabra." The first part of the video clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump. "Abrahadabra" is set to be released on October 12th.

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