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Police.nsw.gov.au has issued a statement warning music fans attending the upcoming Soundwave festival that police will be actively searching for drug users and dealers. The press release can be read below.
Police will run a high-visibility operation at this weekend’s Soundwave Music Festival, targeting illegal and anti-social behaviour.
Operation Koolah will run at the festival, to be held at Olympic Park from 10am to 6pm on Sunday (27 February 2011). Police from the Drug Detection Dogs Unit, Mounted Police and the Licensing Unit will make up a large component of the police presence that will be targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related offences.
The NSW Police event commander, Detective Superintendent Greg Rolph, said that the majority of party-goers have enjoyed themselves within the law in recent years. Despite this we still see a small number of revellers who insist on participating in illegal and anti-social behaviour.
“There will be drug detection dogs as well as a large number of overt and covert police resources aimed at catching those taking or dealing illegal drugs.
“Recreational drugs can be incredibly dangerous and anyone bringing them to the event can expect to be caught.nn“We have worked together with event organisers and other interest groups to ensure the best possible plans are in place to make the event as safe as possible – it is now up to the patrons to do their part,” Detective Superintendent Rolph said.
Bands scheduled to appear at the festival include Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Dimmu Borgir, All That Remains, and many more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Brogir will be performing one show with a special, never-to-be-repeated set list with 53 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum Choir, who were musical guests on the band's Billboard-charting ninth studio album, “Abrahadabra." The show is set to take place on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway.
Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz states, “It is with great pride and a sense of fulfillment that we can finally announce this event as yet another ambition becomes reality!”
Vocalist Shagrath adds: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Dimmu Borgir makes it happen. The circle will now be complete.”
Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 21st for 570 Norwegian kroner (approx. 73,50 EUR). Only 150 V.I.P. tickets (1,500 Norwegian kroner each, approx. 193,50 EUR) will be available, which will include a Meet & Greet with the band one hour before doors, free tapas & beer, and a view of the entire performance from a special riser. Doors are at 18:30. Showtime is 20:00.
On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
After a performance at the House of Blues Chicago, Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath spoke with TheDailyRock.com. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the two clips below.
Blame it on the liquored egg nog or a simple exuberance to finally tear open those beautiful packages under the tree, but somehow we didn't get up the list of new Rock Band Network metal songs last Friday. Just because it isn't the weekend doesn't mean you can't pull down the plastic guitars and get a-rocking, though, as this week sees quite a few new metal entries to the game.
The Xbox 360 version has been taken over by the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Arkaea, Battlesoul, Heaven Shall Burn, and Deadlock. On December 28th the PS3 version of Rock Band gets more Suicide Silence, All That Remains, and Between the Buried and Me. Continuing to beef up its metal selection, the Wii edition gets IWrestledABearOnce, Demon Hunter, and Asking Alexandria on January 4th.
The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Arkaea - "Gone Tomorrow"
Battlesoul - "Battlesoul"
Big Engine - "Party Like a Rock Star"
Blanks. - "Lodger"
Blanks. - "Pouncer"
Blanks. - "(Lone Wolf) Soccer Mom"
Daas Bosh - "Eternal Divine Angel Death"
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause"
Dimmu Borgir - "The Serpentine Offering"
Dirty Filthy Mugs - "Another Round"
Faithful Darkness - "Stay Awake"
FeelAbouT - "Stop"
Freen In Green - "Iceblind"
Garage A Trois - "Power Patriot"
Graveyard BBQ - "The Clothes That Makes the Man"
Heaven Shall Burn - "The Omen"
Incordiales - "No Pertenezco"
John Garrison - "Lost"
Kirby Krackle - "Vault 101"
Lee DeWyze - "Princess (Reprise)"
Miss May I - "Relentless Chaos"
Octavio Sune - "Esto ya lo Toque Manana"
Raging Meats - "Splosion Man Theme Song"
She Bears - "What Morning Brings"
The Taj Motel Trio - "OaOaO"
Wretched - "Cimmerian Shamballa" More...
It has been announced that former Dimmu Borgir bassist and clean vocalist I.C.S. Vortex will be releasing a solo album in 2011. The debut album from I.C.S. Vortex, titled "Storm Seeker," is set to feature 11 songs as well as guitars performed by Jens F. Ryland of Borknagar and Steinar Gundersen on bass.
I.C.S. Vortex commented on the album by saying:
"Brewed in a dirty metal pot, ingrediens included are stoner rock mashed with black metal, '70s prog-spiked pagan and alternative roots fried Norwegian style. Some of the song titles are 'Skoal!', 'Dogsmacked', 'Oil in Water' and 'Odin's Tree'.
"It's been a year of sporadic work at Toproom Studio with engineer Børge Finstad. My good old teammate from Borknagar, Asgeir Mickelson handles the drums, and Terje 'Cyrus' Andersen added some solos. Mix was done by Børge, Asgeir and me. A record deal is in the works and we're looking at a release in good time before summer 2011.
"The solo project has pretty much evolved into a band, and on future live appearances the recording lineup will be joined by Jens F. Ryland (Borknagar) on guitar and Steinar Gundersen (Sarke) on bass."
European extreme metal act Dimmu Borgir has posted its new music video online. The track is taken from the band's 2010 release "Abrahadabra." You can view the clip below:
Sickdrummer.com has posted footage online of Dimmu Borgir performing the song "Gateways" on November 26th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
A new video interview has been posted online between Dimmu Borgir guitarist Galder ahd Metal Assault has been posted online. you can view the video interview below:
European symphonic black metal act Dimmu Borgir has announced that it will be participating in a meet and greet/signing session at Vancouver, Canada's Scrape Records. The signing is set to take place on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 between 5 and 6 PM. The band will be performing later that night alongside Enslaved, Blood Red Throne and Dawn of Ashes. Admission to the signing is free. Scrape Records are currently working out a potential signing with Enslaved to take place on the same day as well.
Scrape Records opened its doors on November 1, 1997 and is the only all-metal specialty store in the pacific northwest. Scrape Records has also held in store signings with Opeth, Testament, Amon Amarth, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Cryptopsy, Soilwork and many more as well as releasing a compilation CD featuring Vancouver metal talent.
Scrape Records is located at:
323 East Broadway,
Dimmu Borgir has revealed the dates for its forthcoming mini-tour of Japan. The tor will be in support of the band's 2010 studio album "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. You can view the dates, cities and venues below:
Feb. 20 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JPN - Shibuya O-East
Feb. 22 - Osaka, JPN - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
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.
"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.
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...
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...
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.
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!"
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...
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:
2. Born Treacherous
4. Chess With The Abyss
5. Dimmu Borgir
7. The Demiurge Molecule
8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
10. Endings And Continuations