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Dimmu Borgir Guitarists Discuss New Album's Concept, Christianity

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Roy Kristensen of Imhotep webzine recently conducted an interview with DIMMU BORGIR guitarists Galder and Silenoz. A few excerpts from the chat follow:

On the new album's concept:

Galder: "I thought it would be a greater challenge writing lyrics based upon my own story. The lyrics can be regarded as journals depending on where the main character is. The lyrics are a continuation of the background story which will be included in the booklet as well. I think it was an interesting process creating the story. I neither knew how it would end nor how I was going to tie up the loose ends. It was cool watching "the movie" as it moved on, it was actually a motivating factor that made me work even harder. I wanted to create an overall feeling of completion.

Silenoz: "We have always been visual, and we intend do to likewise this time as well. We've made a new video, where we've tried to view the whole story, obviously in a shorter version. In the end, the main character will have to pay for his decisions different as he is. In that sense you can relate the story to today's society. You will also recognize some of the Bible gospels, just consider the way Lucifer was cast away. Due to his differences he became a threat to God. Even if the story is set in the Middle Ages, it can easily be related to today's society. The Middle Ages was a period of changes, just think about the art of printing and the importance of religion."

On the band's viewes towards Christianity:

Silenoz: "We hope that people have thoughts and are conscious on these matters. Too many people of today are lazy, they don't question religion nor other subjects. I can't be narrowminded and accept things without raising questions. I do, of course, accept that others have different opinions, but I have a hard time handling people who have an opinion without any background that can justify their thoughts. If they can't explain why they are Christians, I can't see any reason to pay respect to them. I am able to respect a Christian as a person, but I cannot whatsoever show any respect for his Christianity since I look down on this kind of? nonsense. Why should I respect anything I don't like? On the other hand, if he or she manages to explain why Christendom is important I can have a good relationship to the person."

"The negative aspects of Christianity will continue. Just look at our neighbour in the West. There's a president who makes decisions with the guidance of religious beliefs. Everyone is able to see how that's going to end. At the same time there are others who resist due to religious conviction, and then it all crashes (we laugh). This is so obvious. It's strange to witness such a never-ending story."

Source: Blackmetal.com

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1. The Outlawz writes:

wow how sad another smart a$$ who think he knows all and havent even read the gosples before he is not convincing any one.

go fuk your self you blasphemous arshole

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. 1313 writes:

The Outlawz. Why don't you go blindly follow your church, instead of criticising someone who is clearly more intelligent than yourself?

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rue writes:

To Outlawz:

None of the Dimmu crew come off as know-it-alls. If anything, they come off as level headed people. They're not shoving the 'hail satan, burn churches, f*** all Christians of the world' idea of black metal in your face. And there's no 'blasphemy' in asking that people have the balls to back up their beliefs with reason[s].

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4. Shmotz101 writes:

exactly. Me and Silenoz share the exact same veiws.

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fishfcuk writes:

So I'm assuming The Outlawz has read the bible cover to cover? What a crock of sh** :P.

Also he wasn't being blasphemous at all, he was simply saying that christians need to have reasons and evidence to support their beliefs before he'll respect them.

What a perfect example of a stupid and ignorant Christian.

# Apr 9, 2007 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

heh, Outlawz is only doing what overzealous fanatics of any (religious) persuasion do. Jump to conclusions and attack the opposition without a shred of reason or educated judgement...

There can be only one path, burn all other bridges. Shoot first, never ask questions. If your not with us we've already killed you.

At least fanatics are humorous contrast for the sane company I ussually keep.

Now Playing: Dimmu Borgir - Vredesbyrd

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7. 6-Wretched-6-Soul-6 writes:

i dunno where to stand with Dimmu Borgir due to my Roman Catholic upbringing
however i believe that Jesus was not the messiah but a great story-teller and a excellent speaker.
much like Hitler and Ghandi, not that i comparing any of these people in any other way.

so because i don't believe Jesus is the messiah but i do still have some faith in God, does that make me Jewish?

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DELTA BOX writes:

This is to inform you to get away your subjected Hell. I believe that if you can still think critically you can. Find for yourself who is the true creator, use yr common sense, rather than what you were fed when you were young. No Jesus, No Adam, No Moses, No Mohamed is the God or God’s son. All those Idols and associating the creator with His creator will definitely be burning in the Hell fire for eternity. The Last Prophet Mohammed was send to us as the final prophet hood for this world with an unchangeable distinct genuine information about the corrupted books in the past , and clearly explaining the true religion of monotheism practiced from the first prophet Noah to the final prophet Mohamed. In between all prophets including Abraham, David, Moses and Jesus was calling to submit and worship to God, No prophet has told to pray for me or make me Gods son, instead they all were calling to follow him and listen him , since the prophets are assigned by God to deliver the divine message through angel Gabriel. But most of the people for their benefits ignored the true message of the prophets and every prophet’s period is over, the people corrupt the message. Since Mohamed is the seal of the prophet, the Quran has been protected by God until eternity. And Mohammed was sent not only for a particular nation nor the Quran, he was send to the whole nation so do Quran.

Note: Noah, David , Moses , Jesus, Mohammed ,are all human being, But Adam and eve was created without a Father and mother, and Jesus was created without a Father. But you must use your brain, it the power of God, it doesn’t mean Adam, eve , and Jesus is God’s son and daughters. Since God does not rely on his creation to do anything. God is independent from every thing He created. And remember as we Humans and Older creation from Scorch fire, the "Jinn’s" will be resurrected by God for the judgment day. We will be facing for all the sins and good deeds we have done, but a person or Jinn who associate a human as God’s son or relate idols or any creation of God as such that God is relying on. For example, believing Jesus as the son of God means , God is rely on Mary, to get Jesus. If you think of the stupid concept, first of all Who created Mary, cant God simply let her pregnant if God can create her whole body. Think about it.?.

I am telling you, I don’t mind how long you live in this world, if you don’t believe in monotheism which was the true only religion called first from prophet Noah and completed by Mohamed, you will be going directly to Hell. And that is going to be your eternal life.
You better find out the truth and get onto the track, before yr death comes on your neck. Then the chance is over.

Remember , The news spread about Jesus by Paul regarding trinity and a son of God is all false, The truth is Jesus is not Dead, but the Jews wanted to crucify him, but at night while he was kept in custody, angel Gabriel for Gods order took Jesus alive, and in reality , Jesus ascended once to his mother to tell her that Jesus was not crucified nor dead, God has ascended him, and the Jews guard who came inside to observe Jesus in custody was given the similar face, and the Jews crucified their own follower.

In addition , Jesus descending , is one of the major sign of judgment day, and he is coming not to resurrect of judge the world, But God is ascending Jesus to settle the disputes caused by anti-Christ, and kill anti- Christ, and as a witness for the People that he never told to the people that he is a son of God, but he is a messenger and prophet of his time, people after me manipulated my message , and made the people the forget the actual Creator , and mislead the people who came after them. And when Prophet Mohamed was send , and God delivered the true message in Quran from the beginning of the world including what happened for Jesus Moses , Abraham and all the important event that had happed in the past , as a glad tiding for the coming generation informing and restoring the truth and warning for the misleader through prophet Mohamed.

Think and take action to save yr ass. There is no saver to save you. It’s only God, No human can save someone, that is all crap information. As you don’t believe in the true creator of the entire universe, you are out of the truth, no one will be there to save you.

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9. RememberMetal? writes:


Now Playing: Unlord - "Lord of Beneath"

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Shmotz101 writes:

damn Delta Box did you type all that or copy and paste it from somewhere?

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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