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Dimmu Borgir

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

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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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Dimmu Borgir Announces UK Tour, You Pick Setlist

Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir has announced that it will be touring the United Kingdom in November, 2011. This is the first tour of the U.K. since 2009's "Defenders of the Faith Tour." The band will play a two hour set, and will ask the fans to select which of the following three classic LP's will be played via a poll on its Facebook Page.

The three album choices are:

"For All Tid" (1994);
"‘Stormblåst" (1996); or
"Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" (1997)

Tour Dates are as follows:

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2

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Full Length Metal Documentaries Posted Online

A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.

Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...

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Dimmu Borgir Documentary Posted Online

Norwegian broadcast channel NRK recently aired a one-hour documentary detailing Dimmu Borgir's special May 28, 2011 concert at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway with 53 members of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum choir. You can now watch the hour-long documentary below. The film in is Norwegian but does include English subtitles.

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Video Of Dimmu Borgir With Live Orchestra

This past Saturday, May 28th 2011, Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir lived up to its genre tag with a live concert that featured both a 53 piece orchestra, and a 30 piece choir.

Both the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Schola Cantorum Choir appeared on the band's most recent album "Abrahadabra" (reviewed here). The event was noticeably documented on several cameras, leading one to believe a DVD may be released in the future.

Behind the scenes photos from the event can be seen on the band's Facebook page, and video footage of the song "Gateways" can be seen below.

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:

Best U.K. Band:

Best Live Band:

Best New Band:

Best Underground:

Best Breakthrough:

2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler Album

Nuclear Blast Records is currently offering a sampler album as a free digital download through Amazon.com. You can download all fifteen tracks from the sampler at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bleed Meshuggah
2. Gateways (Edit) Dimmu Borgir
3. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us (without intro) Hell
4. Deathstar Before the Dawn
5. Empyreal Sylosis
6. A Mi Manera Agnostic Front
7. Hisingen Blues Graveyard
8. The Price Destruction
9. Big Time Game Hunting Condemned?
10. Ukon Wacka (featuring Tuomari Nurmio) Korpiklaani
11. The End Of It All (edit) Sirenia
12. Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Belphegor
13. Sea Of Fate Rhapsody Of Fire
14. Dying For An Angel Avantasia
15. Forsaken At The Gates Forbidden

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New Additions To The Rock Band Network On Hold

Normally there would be a bevy of new metal songs to rock out to on the Xbox 360, but unfortunately there were no new additions this week to the Rock Band Network. While the system is upgraded to Rock Band Network 2.0, fans will have to make due with already existing songs. The PS3 edition will be receiving several new tracks on March 1st, however. The list of upcoming PS3 songs coming on the 1st is as follows:

Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Miss May I - "Relentless Chaos"
Dimmu Borgir - "The Serpentine Offering"
A Day To Remember - "All I Want"
A Day To Remember - "It's Complicated"

Check back next week for more information on Rock Band Network 2.0 and any new metal additions to the game.

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Police Issue Warning About Soundwave Festival

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.

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Dimmu Borgir Announces Special Norwegian Show

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.

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

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...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

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...

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Dimmu Borgir Video Interview Posted Online

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.


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Weekly Rock Band Network Metal Song Roundup

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...

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I.C.S. Vortex To Release Solo Album

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."

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Dimmu Borgir Posts New Music Video Online

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:

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Dimmu Borgir Drum Footage Available

Sickdrummer.com has posted footage online of Dimmu Borgir performing the song "Gateways" on November 26th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Dimmu Borgir Video Interview Posted Online

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:

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Dimmu Borgir Announces Meet And Greet

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,
Vancouver, BC
V5T 1W5

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Dimmu Borgir To Tour Japan

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

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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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