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Dimmu Borgir on Fuel TV, Talks About Current Drummer

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Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR took a break from the recent Blackest Of The Black tour to perform two songs at the Fuel TV studios in Los Angeles. Hosted by Pat Parnell and featuring guest appearances by Bam Margera and Brandon Novak, "The Daily Habit" episode featuring DIMMU BROGIR will air on Tuesday, November 25.

DIMMU BORGIR has been on tour in support of its recent "The Invaluable Darkness" (2DVD+CD), which debuted at no. 5 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Music Videos chart in mid-October. This will be the band's last North American tour in support of its eighth studio album, "In Sorte Diaboli," which debuted on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart at no. 2, on The Billboard 200 at no. 43, and has sold over 66,000 copies in the U.S.

"The Daily Habit" is Fuel TV's first original daily series, telecast weeknights at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Pacific) while re-airing later in the evening at 12:00 a.m Eastern (9:00 PM Pacific), and the following weekday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern (11:30 a.m. Pacific) and 5:30 p.m. Eastern (2:30 p.m. Pacific).

In related band news, Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Silenoz of DIMMU BORGIR. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Metal-Rules.com: Speaking of a follow-up to In Sorte Diaboli I have to ask you; will you once again utilize Hellhammer [MAYHEM] as a session drummer?

Silenoz: "I mean, we keep all doors open but right now we have such a good chemistry, both personally and musically, with [current touring drummer] Darek [Dariusz 'Daray' Brzozowski], who played with VADER. It would sure surprise me a lot if he's not playing on the new album. He's doing such a great job and he fits really, really well into the musical wide range style of DIMMU BORGIR. I would probably say that he will be the one that will play on the next album. It would surprise me a lot if he wouldn't."

Metal-Rules.com: You've always been very fortunate to have some of metal's most talented drummers at your disposal; how would you rank Darek against the others?

Silenoz: "I would say that he is the most steady and consistent drummer I've ever played with, no matter what. He's extremely reliable, hard-working, determined and he really, really pushes himself, you know? Even if he plays a really killer show and the rest of us have nothing to complain about, he still is not happy. It's not good enough. That's the attitude we need, you know? After all, the drummer is the engine in the band and you won't get anywhere if you only have oil and gas…you need the engine to work too…so… he's awesome."

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

I love Dimmu Borgir and think that Daray is an excellent drummer (love his drum-work with Vader), but I have to wonder why they go through so many drummers so quickly...

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kali writes:

Gotta say, Silenoz is dead on! Daray does black metal justice, and would be happy if he was Dimmu's permenent skins men!

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. americanpatriot1 writes:

I liked Nick. Hellhammer is a God, but I just think Nick was a better fit drumming wise. I know personality goes a long way, but his fills, speed and cymbal work were just so on point. "Kings of the Carnival Creation" and "Symposium" were just godly. Keeping up that pace for that long is very tireing. Rhythm wise, yes Hellhammer is better, but Dimmu doesn't have alot of room in their music for straight rythym. I'm not into the constant blast guys anymore.

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# Nov 12, 2008 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

TOG: You took the words right out of my mouth. In addition, the drummer is the backbone of the rhythm section, the "reassemble phase" has got to be a real b*tch.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kali writes:

Americanpatriot, have you been to The Blackest of The Black Tour, and heard Daray's drumming with Dimmu?

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. americanpatriot1 writes:

No, because I never get to go to shows. I'm sure if he is filling the throne than he is an admirable replacement. If you can assume Nick and Hell's lofty playing, I will never doubt your skill. Dimmu has never had a junk drummer.

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# Nov 12, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. GoreGrinder writes:

I really don't care for Dimmu anymore. They're to mainstream now!!! Props to REAL BLACK METAL....Mayhem, DarkFuneral, Bathory, Venom....etc

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kali writes:

Oh geez, Goregrinder! Get over it! Dimmu is popular because they are a great band, and are staying true to themselfs.

American, Daray is doing well with Dimmu. Going into it I was skeptical of a thrash drummer in a black metal band, but alas I was proven wrong of my skeptical stance.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. americanpatriot1 writes:

Yeah, props to unlistenable, purposely bad produced, look how Satanic I am, juvenile crap. Any fans out there, sorry, but seriously. Forgive me, but I like my music well produced and structured. Alot of the so called true black metal is just seeing how fast you can play while screaming SAAATAAANNN!!!!! By the way, Venom have said repeatedly that it is all a gimmick. Props for being original and stepping up metal a few notches, but other than that, i'll pass.

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# Nov 13, 2008 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I like those bands mentioned by Goregrinder(lol), but I do think that Dimmu is awsome in musical prowess(symphonic black metal ftw!)

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kali writes:

I love my underground black metal, but come on! Should not matter how big a band is, if you like their tunes, then enjoy it, and support it! Not liking a band anymore just because you, and a couple of your buddies are not the only ones who know about it shows lack of maturity!

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_One_Guy writes:

ap1, very few bands out there these days really scream "SATAN!!" while seeing how fast they can play. Bands have done that before, but it's usually in the young days of the band when lyrical content isn't as thorough or as good as it should be. Most bands grow out of that pretty quickly.

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# Nov 14, 2008 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

that's a great song. T_O_G. And a great avatar. Death is Awsome. Chuck Schulinder FTW!

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. That_One_Guy writes:

Yeah, Chuck is awesome.. R.I.P.

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. americanpatriot1 writes:

TOG, I was just being facetious, but I hope you get my point. You're also right on about Death. Matter of fact, I was listening to Symbolic earlier today.

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# Nov 14, 2008 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. That_One_Guy writes:

I know, I just felt a bit argumentative. Sorry, I'm like that sometimes.. :-P

I got "Spiritual Healing" in the mail the other day, completing my Death discography. :-)

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. GoreGrinder writes:

Everybody here has they're own opinion. The ONE thing we all do agree on is "DEATH" was f***en amazing!!! My personal favorite album was the "Human" album. Really get my blood going.....

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 1:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bbristowe writes:

"Oh geez, Goregrinder! Get over it! Dimmu is popular because they are a great band, and are staying true to themselfs."

Well not really...Ever heard of Chrome Division?

Yeah...I know...sh**s on your point. But I couldn't be quiet about it.

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kali writes:

Dimmu, and Chrome are two different band's. So, yeah. Your point is invalid, Bristowe. Now if you said that Dimmu went the Cradle route, would agree.

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 5:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cynic writes:

I sure hope you were being facetious AmericanPatriot because without Venom, Mayhem and the almighty Bathory, Dimmu Borgir wouldn't exist to play the genre of metal they gave birth to.

I've never fancied Dimmu Borgir but apparently their earlier albums have some merit in the black metal realms. In a way I'd agree with GoreGrinder too, from what I've heard of some of their stuff (only a few tracks, "Puritania"?) they sound like simplistic/grooveish bm.

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# Nov 15, 2008 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. bbristowe writes:

and are staying true to themselfs

well there not really staying true to themselves then are they? Or is themselfs different?

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 6:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. americanpatriot1 writes:

Cynic: Well I was being facetious in a way, but I was also talking about the ultra ultra underground black metal that has the completely unreadable logos and sell like 50 copies worldwide. However, I don't find anything simplistic about Dimmus music. Also, the fore fathers records sounded that way because of the recording equipment of that era. I don't think producers quite knew how to produce music that raw, chaotic, and over the top.

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. That_One_Guy writes:

Cynic -- "For All Tid" and "Stormblast", Dimmu's first 2 CDs, are pretty great as far as more complicated black metal CDs, and ironically, they're 2 of the 3 that Shagrath plays guitar on ("Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" being the 3rd). Sadly, though, the keyboard line on "Stormblast" was lifted from a video game (not sure which one), and that's why Stian was kicked out of the band. They also re-recorded the entire "Stormblast" CD with a different keyboard line in '05, but I haven't heard how it sounds. My only problem with the first 2 CDs of theirs is that the lyrics aren't in English.. that's really the only reason I don't listen to them as often as other Dimmu Borgir discs.

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24. jayballer14 writes:

i have to say dimmu put on a good show at the blackest of the black tour, definitely the best band on that tour tho.

# Nov 16, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Cynic writes:

Hmm, maybe I'll check them out one day. Honestly from what I've heard its not my thing, not really a fan of modern/symphonic black metal. Or maybe your just born either a Cradle or Dimmu fan :P

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 2:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Kali writes:

I love black metal period! Except nsbm and xtian bm of course.

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 2:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. That_One_Guy writes:

Cynic -- It's cool, to each his own. I'm really not one to judge a person by what they do or don't listen to. Sadly, I only have one metalhead friend.. and sometimes he's kind of a d***, lol.

# Nov 19, 2008 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. xxcoffin_13xx writes:

Dimmu has changed over the yrs.Evolving so much as I dont think its their fault its the record abligations.Record companies such as Nuclear Blast who used to have real blackmetal acts and have evolved into some label catering to the hardcore nu-metal deathmetal crowd but then again money changed everything when it comes to evolutionary thoughts and opinions to a record.More money equals more overall opionions is to what your album is gonna sound like other than being yourself putting out a album that is not some gain the mainstream media .End of story

# Nov 27, 2008 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Anonymous writes:

@xxcoffin_13xx , that may be true but Dimmu will never recreate the atmosphere they once had in the nineties. With that being said bands must evolve and change to grow. I still like Dimmu, but hated In Sorte Diaboli.

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 2:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. DeathInEye writes:

When you have people like the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus running around, I think it's refreshing to have a band like Dimmu in the mainstream.

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DeathInEye writes:

And, to be honest, I'm not sure how "mainstream" they are. Yes, Nicolas Cage likes them, or is associated with a few (or just one?) member[s] but, to me, that just shows he has good taste.

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