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Dimmu Borgir Charts With "In Sorte Diaboli"

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In Sorte Diaboli, DIMMU BORGIR's eighth studio album which was released last week on April 24th, has sold over 14,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, securing the #2 slot on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and #43 slot on the Top 200 Albums chart, marking the highest charting album debut in Nuclear Blast USA's history.

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz checks in from Chicago on the band's current tour with Unearth, Devildriver, and Kataklysm to comment on this momentous achievement for Norwegian black metal:

"It seems like people haven't forgotten about us after all, so thank you! Hope to see you all on tour... and carry on buying the new record!"

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1. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

f***KKKKK YAAAAA!!!
METAL SHALL AND WILL PREVAIL
LIVE ON BLACK METAL LIVE ON!!!
HAILS FOR LIFE!!!

# May 3, 2007 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

I hear a lot of bad-mouthing about these guys being sellouts, but personally, I love 'em. Symphonic/Melodic/Whatever Black Metal is awesome. And Dimmu know their trade.

# May 3, 2007 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

They are definitely making Black Metal more accessible (who'd have thought it's possible) with their sound that is less caustic and has more symphonic and thrash elements in it. I love it though. Their last two albums have been great, IMO. Does that make them sellouts? I don't think so, but I'm sure many do.

# May 3, 2007 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. slayerdisciple writes:

this new cd deserves the highest of praises

# May 3, 2007 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. d writes:

these guys were so awsome at the sonar, and how the hell are they sellouts, just because you start to get some recognition suddenly people accuse you of selling out.

# May 3, 2007 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

hey, alright! even though i pay zero attention to the charts, its always cool to see a band thats stayed true to their roots break through. personally, i thought that their new album was phenomenal.

# May 4, 2007 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Erker writes:

In Sorte = delicious. i listened to it 6 times all the way through within a day of buying the album the day it came out. Dimmu's amazing and their show in chicago kicked ass! I was there. f*** yeah!

Hail Satan!
-Erker

# May 4, 2007 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. fU-------fu----ck----cK metal!!!! writes:

Where does Heavy Metal music come from?

It doesn't really help to ask metal fans. They're either too dumb or too messed up on the next line of six-packs to know. If you ask them, the ones with half a clue will tell you Black Sabbath, the band led by Ozzy Osborne. They're right in one respect: Black Sabbath defined the darkness off the genre, with their satanic lyrics and the macho teen despair of their message.

Others will say, Judas Priest. It's true in one respect: vocalist Rob Halford started the leather and chains look. He also happened to be gay.

Others will tell you it was Led Zeppelin. Certainly they were one of the early precursors, a band who rocked so hard that other bands were inspired to get that heavy. Many untalented groups joined the metal army after hearing Led Zep. Zep's John Bonham set the template for metal drummers, and Robert Plant's high keening tenor yelp set the gold standard for metal's vocalists.

# May 4, 2007 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. fU-------fu----ck----metal!!!! part 2 writes:

Still others will tell you the inventors were Deep Purple, and here they are actually on to something. Deep Purple was the first successful band to consistently put out a heavy metal vibe, years before Black Sabbath existed. They were also a smart band, unlike most of their dumb acolytes: like Yes, they flirted with the idea of combining classical music with rock.

But they didn't invent the music though.

It's important to find out who invented heavy-metal, because the battle still rages over whether this is a respectable genre of rock 'n roll or not. In some ways it can never be respectable, because it so easily becomes a parody of itself. It is, after all, the quintessential crude brainless bubba-stoopid boy stomp music.

Heavy metal has always been the dumb-f*** underbelly of rock 'n roll. However, it has produced some great guitarists, which has kept critical interest in the genre alive. It takes a really good guitarist to transcend the stupefying cliché-diarrhea of the form. Only players as good as the guys in Metallica, Van Halen or Guns 'n Roses have managed to keep metal half-way interesting. And chicks like Joan Jett.

However, to get back to who invented metal. If anybody can be said to have started heavy metal, it was the Kinks — Ray Davies and his boys. Yes, the Kinks, even though they themselves were too smart to be a heavy-metal band. So this much can be said for heavy metal: its origin is highly respectable. It may be played by dumb boy bands, but it wasn't invented by a dumb boy band.

The Kinks started the whole thing with a single song: their first hit, "You Really Got Me," later covered by Van Halen. A great song.

John Lennon once claimed the Beatles started metal with his song "Ticket to Ride." (He also said his band was more popular than Jesus.) He got it wrong. "Ticket to Ride" is a heavy song, but it isn't as metal as "You Really Got Me."

Why not? Because the Kinks came up with the one thing that defines metal, the one sound that launched a whole genre. Their innovation on "You Really Got Me" was this: they were the first to use a heavy fuzz riff guitar, which gave metal its most characteristic sound.

I hope this gives all you dumb-f*** metal fans a clue as to where your favorite dumb-f*** music actually comes from.

# May 4, 2007 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. fU-------fu----ck----metal!!!! part 3 writes:

fu--ck y'all you fukin fa**ots muther fukers i hope yall burn in hell for all time!!!! fukk me(n)tal

# May 4, 2007 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLITZKRIEG writes:

WHAT THE HELL? YOU HAVE SOME PROBLEMS MAN

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BLITZKRIEG writes:

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS TYPE OF MUSIC, THAN GET THE HELL OFF THIS SITE a$$hole, WE DONT WANT TO HEAR YA, GO AND LISTEN TO YOUR VILLAGE PEOPLE AND TOBY KEITH, ASSWIPE.

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. the antihippy writes:

lol at fu----fu---ck------metal.

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

For the sake of argument (because I should be doing a research assignment - blech):

"heavy fuzz riff guitar, which gave metal its most characteristic sound" - I disagree. Yes, the heavy fuzz riffs ARE characteristic. But the most characteristic sound? That's debatable. What about the shrieking vocals? What about the blast-beats? What about the solos? What about the hard-driven bass lines? What about the power chords (which, by the way, are the real reason Judas Priest are practically unanimously considered metal - they basically invented them)?

And what about song structure? Metal borrows its' song structurisms heavily from classical and symphonic music, from composers such as Bach and Beethoven, so in that respect metal far predates the Kinks.

And what about technicality? How difficult a song is to play became extremely important to metal, particularly with Van Halen's release of "Eruption".

And what about the distinctly defining lyrics of traditional metal, which can be credited with giving the genre its' harshly anti-traditional and anti-religious sentimental perspectives? Lyrics that focus on the bleakness of existence, and all things horrid, inhuman and inhumane?

No, friend, there is a lot more to metal than simply its' sound, and a WHOLE lot more than simply that marvelously fuzzy riff. Nevertheless, if I ever happen by a member of the Kinks, you can be sure I'll shake their hand. Thanks for the info.

# May 6, 2007 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. deutsches Weibchen writes:

Ask anyone in the music industry who follow the genre of metal who their largest influence was and almost everytime they will say Black Sabbath. Iommi gave us the sound and Ozzy gave us the vocals...BUT most of all metal is an ATTITUDE. If anyone wants to question if metal is a true genre of its own just go into your local music stores..talk to music labels..talk to radio stations..metal is a genre of its own and it by far exceeds what people call "new rock" or alternative or whatever that garbage is. I also need to say since this is a Borgir thread I think they're phenominal not many can compete with their unique sound and personally I'm excited about anything new they do I just wish they came closer to me while on tour.
Also since I must live up to my sn that fu person above needs to get the stick out of his azz think the splinters are infecting his thinking.

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. kk writes:

I agree all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Terminator writes:

sounds like fU-------fu----ck----metal!!!! is up past his bedtime

# May 6, 2007 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. the antihippy writes:

well, to not go off topic, i don't like dimmu borgir that much.

# May 7, 2007 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Heartbreak One writes:

There best album in my opinion, I listen to it over and over again!

# May 8, 2007 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

hahahahhahhahahahhahhah i love this site....

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I always called these guys Dummy Burger. It makes me laugh.

Second of all, wtf is the deal with those long-assed posts from anti-metal man up there? What a friggin douche. Seriously. Who goes on a metal site and types out a three part post slamming metal? I think someone just read some jack-off's article on fark or seomthing and felt the need to copy and paste it so he'd feel better. Good job, d1cksniff, all you did was make a lot of enemies. I personally would love to drown you in my sperm.

# May 9, 2007 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Crushem writes:

hey, fu-fu-ck-metal? go kill yourself. on the topic-DIMMU BORGIR ROCKS. period.

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Scorpion69 writes:

You Know, I like the Arguing But I'm going to have to go with Psythe on this one because he got the shrieking vocals and Blastbeats and the hardcore bassline.

# May 9, 2007 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. #*\DREAMSELLER/*# writes:

In sorte is my first dimmu borgir album and i have to say it is really good specially the 1st song cant wait to hear more form these guys

(the first dimmu song i listend too was putriana)

# May 15, 2007 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Scy writes:

I just bought your disc/DVD Sorte Diaboli and I do have to say that I think it is great music

# May 15, 2007 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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