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Chrome Division

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Formed: 2004
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Chrome Division News

Below is our complete Chrome Division 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.

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Amorphis To Headline Karmoygeddon Fest

Finnish metallers Amorphis have announced they will be headlining the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Haugesund, Norway on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other bands confirmed for the festival include Primorial, Crimson Glory, Grave Digger, The Haunted, and Chrome Division.

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Chrome Division Checks In From The Studio

Chrome Division, the Norwegian band featuring Dimmu Borgir front man Shagrath on guitar, has issued the following update about recording their third full-length album:

"While most others running around preparing for christmas, Chrome Division do what they find most appropriate; record another album.

"The last weeks, the boys from the east have been in Marius Strand Studio in Oslo and recorded 5 new Chrome-rumblers. In other words, the first half of the album is carved in stone. The last and closing session will take place within the first months of 2010. Tracklisting so far: 'Bulldogs Unleashed', 'Zombies & Monsters', 'Fight', 'Join the Ride' and 'Unholy Roller'. The album title is not yet revealed.

"So far it sounds fucking awesome. The songs are better, the sound is better, and with Shady Blue and his characteristic attitude, the vocals are better. The Rock album of the year, anyone...?"

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Chrome Division Parts Ways With Vocalist

Chrome Division has issued the following update about parting ways with their vocalist Eddie Guz:

"We thought it would be the right time for a little update from Hell, to all the Chromers out there. A lot of things are happening in the Chrome Camp these days, and not everything is ok for some...

"First and foremost, we’ve decided to part ways with Eddie Guz, the voice of Chrome since 2005. He’s out, due to lack of dedication and commitment to the band. Since the band is more active than ever, it would only slow down the tempo of achieving their future goals.

"This decision needed to be done for the benefit of Chrome Division. Eddie Guz will still remain a friend and a drinking buddy, but sometimes friendship and music don’t always blend easily together.

"But we ensure our fans that there is no need to worry. In February Shady Blue (Athera of Susperia) stepped in for Eddie on a gig in Germany, and the result was very pleasing for both the band and fans. So we are happy to announce that Shady Blue has now become a full worthy permanent singer in Chrome Division. More...

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Chrome Division Announces London Live Show

Chrome Division, the Norwegian five-piece featuring Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath on guitar, has issued the following update about a live show in London:

"On October 2nd We are heading over to England to do one show in London at the Underworld. Tickets are now for sale, and can be found here. We are really looking forward to coming over and show you all what doomsday rock'n'roll is all about."

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Chrome Division Planning Third Album

Chrome Division, the Norwegian five-piece featuring Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar, has issued the following update about upcoming live shows and plans for a new album:

"There's a lot of things happening in the CHROME camp nowadays. First off, the live situation is brighter than ever.

"Two more festivals in Germany are confirmed. Details will follow later. Then the Underworld Club of London, England will most certainly get Chromed in a near future. Then there's rumours of a trip over to the U.S., more specific Los Angeles, to show the Americans what Norwegian doomsday rock'n'roll is all about.

"It's then appropriate that all the guitarists in CHROME DIVISION is newly sponsored by Peavey Amps and cabs for the ultimate live sound. Furthermore, the band is busy at rehearsals making more smokin' rock for the third release. Four songs are ready and the fumes of burning rubber is rising once again."

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Chrome Division Checks In

Chrome Division, featuring Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath, has checked in with the following update:

"There's a lot of things happening in the Chrome-camp nowadays.

"First off, the live situation is brighter than ever. Two more festivals in Germany are confirmed. Details will follow later. Then the Underworld Club of London, England will most certainly get Chromed in a near future. Then there's rumours of a trip over to the U.S., more spesific Los Angeles, to show the Americans what Norwegian Doomsday Rock'n'Roll is all about.
It's then appropriate that all the guitarist in Chrome Division is newly sponsored by Peavey amps and cabs for the ultimate live sound.

"Further more, the band is busy at rehearsals making more smokin' Rock for the third release. Four songs are ready and the fumes of burning rubber is rising once again. Stay tuned."

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Susperia Vocalist To Perform With Chrome Division

Norway's Chrome Division, featuring Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath has issued the following update about an upcoming live show with Susperia vocalist Athera:

"To all Germans, and all else as well.

"Chrome Division will participate on the Winterfire Festival in Giessen / Hessenhallen the 21th of February. At last they get their asses out of Norway to play. Unfortunately their lead singer Eddie Guz will not attend, but they bring an session vocalist. The very brilliant Athera of Susperia is set to fill the gap. So all Germans and such, you know what to do next weekend."

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Chrome Division to Release New Album in July

Norway's Chrome Division, featuring Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath on guitars, has announced on their MySpace that their new album, entitled "Booze, Broads and Beelzebub," will be released on July 18th 2008. We are really looking forward to this release, and you should too, cause this one kicks some serious ass. The album was recorded at Studio Fredmann and the band guarantees "a much better sounding album than the first one."

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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Chrome Division Does Well On International Charts

Doomsday Rock`N´Roll on the way to the top! Norwegian Kickass-rockers CHROME DIVISION centered around guitarist Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR) can celebrate massive chart success with their debut album "Doomsday Rock`n`Roll". They have entered the international album charts on position 31, and the Norwegian album charts on position 11.

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Chrome Division Sets Release Date For Album

Led by DIMMU BORGIR's Shagrath on guitar, CHROME DIVISION features Eddie Guz (The Carburetors) on vocals, Ricky Black on guitar, Luna (Ashes To Ashes) on bass, and Tony White (Minas Tirith) on drums.

Recorded at Panzer Studio in Oslo, Norway, the band's stripped down, groove-laden debut album, Doomsday Rock 'N Roll, is set to be released in North America on August 8th. You can view photos of the band in the studio here.

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Chrome Division To Release Debut In Late Summer

Chrome Division, featuring Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir, has signed with Nuclear Blast records. The band entered Panzer Studio in Oslo, Norway on December 4th to finally put down songs on tape and create a debut album. Until now there are 11 tracks that are finished, and they’ve been recorded in a pre-production. The debut album is scheduled to be released in the late summer 2006.

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Dimmu Borgir Album Update

Dimmu Borgir have released the following reguarding their upcoming album, summer tour plans, etc.:

"Finally there’s an official update on this site to let you guys in on what the Hell is happening at the moment and whatever else that we might be conspiring behind closed doors. We suspect most of you guys, our hardcore fanbase at least, wonder what’s up our sleeve next, understandably so. There seems to have been quite a lot of “confusion” lately, rumors back and forth, about this and that and whatnot, since the lack of information has been pretty evident the last couple of months. Perhaps we are partly to blame for that, one reason being that we simply might do this on purpose since we don’t necessarily like the perception of being everybody’s news center at all times to keep people updated on loads of unimportant shit, so-called everyday stuff. It might look as if we don’t care, and it’s true, we don’t, unless there’s some specific and important shit to discuss, like now.

First things first,

Festivals: We’re doing five (5) this year and five (5) only. You will find all confirmed live dates on this site. They got announced quite a while ago in the forum, but to avoid any more speculations (you’re all very good at that!) here we go again: June 4th – Waldrock (Holland), June 26th – Fury Fest (France), July 16th – Tuska (Finland), July 23rd – Zillo (Germany), August 6th – Gates of Metal (Sweden).

Drummers: We’ve decided, at least for the time being, not to invite a new drummer on a permanent basis. Tony Laureano will join us for all abovementioned festivals this summer, while Hellhammer has offered his services for the new full-length album.

Re-release of Stormblåst: We will have recording sessions in Abyss Studios with Peter “Jahhh!!” Tägtgren during the summer. Because of unexpected conflicting schedules, and with already booked studio time, we were suddenly forced to swiftly find a replacement for the drummer who originally agreed to do this recording with us. So we simply asked the closest one from home, Hellhammer, coincidently and luckily for us he was free to do that job as well! Tentative release date is sometime before this year is over. And yes, it’ll have extra material, prev. unreleased stuff, what’s the point of a re-release without? But more about the real reason why we chose to do this album all over again in it’s entirety later.

Next full-length album: Writing will begin Aug/Sep sometime, once everything else with festivals and re-recordings are out of the way. It’ll take the time it needs, so don’t expect any release sooner than 2nd half of 2006, at earliest. We have not yet decided who will be supervising/co-producing our next studio effort, but what we do know is that it’ll most likely be a full story/concept album. We feel it’s time to do something “else”, starting on scratch exploring fresh territory, challenge ourselves. More details on this as things develop.

On the side: Other bands/projects that will also in one way or another keep us occupied this year are:

CHROME DIVISION - Nekro Doomsday Rock ‘n Roll feat. Shag and Lex (KOVENANT).

INSIDIOUS DISEASE - Dark death metal feat. Silenoz, Jardar (Old Man’s Child) and Tony Laureano.

ARCTURUS – Vortex will be recording and touring with them later this year.

OLD MAN'S CHILD – Galder recently finished the new album, recorded and mixed in Fredman Studio.

Everything else is, as they say: Festivus for the rest of us – The pace has quickened!!!”

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Lex Icon And Shagrath Form New Band

Lex Icon (ex-Dimmu Borgir, The Kovenant, Troll) has teamed up with Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir), Luna (Ashes to Ashes) and Jarle (Span) to form Chrome Division. Chrome Division is a new rock/metal project similar in style to bands like Monster Magnet, Spiritual Beggars etc. They will release a MCD this spring along with a video.

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