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Dimmu Borgir to Change Corpse Paint Design

Dimmu Borgir band leader Shagrath recently revealed in an interview that the Symphonic Black Metal Legends will be changing their corpse paint designs to exactly imitate the face paint of the rock group Kiss. Said Shagrath, “We grew up listening to Kiss and have always admired their commitment to easily-digested arena rock and dedication to merchandise. At this point in our career, we feel as though it is best for Dimmu Borgir to align themselves with their idols, which will hopefully launch a new phase of our career that will help us realize our goals. Namely, making lots of money.”

Shagrath went on to state that he would take Paul Stanley’s Starchild design, Galder would take Ace Frehley’s Spaceman and Silenoz opted for Peter Criss’ Catman. They are avoiding Gene Simmons’ Demon design because they don’t feel as though that fits with the band’s new publicly accessible direction. Shagrath also mentioned at the end of the interview that Dimmu Borgir branded soccer balls, diaper bags, earrings and two varietals of wine would be released to stores worldwide before the end of 2010.

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1. DeathCrush writes:

well, at least these detriments are not as bad as their last album: In Sorti Diaboli

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metalfan653 writes:

If this is true I just lost all respect for Dimmu Borgir.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

DeathCrush: What the fvck is wrong with you? "not as bad as their last album"??? Deathbringer made a mistake hiring you. Take your metalcore lovin a$$ back to the "other metal website" You know the one. As Oz said "it's like a big dildo with a bunch of little dildo's inside of it". There's no room for you here. I hear they're hiring at Hot Topic too. Now you can get 10% off on all your sh!tty music. POSER!!!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Shoe Police writes:

April Fools. no way this happens.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RTB writes:

This will bring a bigger and broader fanbase for the group....good move....
Hopefully theyll come out with their own m&m's as well

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DeathCrush writes:

Blindgreed: That is clearly your opinion. The last album was simply not as aspiring as the rest. With no solos and the fact that tensions in the band where at an all time low (with the firing of the bassist and the guitarist) it had an adverse effect on the consistency with the album. Keep your opinions to yourself. Just because I don't like 1 dimmu borgi album out of there whole freaking catalog does not mean that (edit: 2, i did not like the original storblast that much either) you have to question my musical tastes...

As for metalcore, there are only a handufl of metalcore bands I actually like:

converge
dillinger escape plan
Slipknot's (IOWA)
Unearth
Some killswitch Enage

stop making these assumptions when you have no basic for them

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Dasher10 writes:

DeathCrush is right. In Sorte Diaboli sucked ass, even with Hellhammer playing. The whole album was a lesser regression to Spiritual Black Dimensions but without the memorable songs or epic solos.

And Slipknot are not metalcore, they're nu-metal.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hammerheart writes:

I thought "In Sorte Diaboli" was great. Their best? No. But still great.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathCrush writes:

Matt, I thought you said that "Iowa" was metalcore? The rest was nu-metal... whatever, i hate some of the confusables in the classifications

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Deathcrush: Actually you just turned it into fact with your identification (FAIL) of sh!tknot being metalcore. You don't even know what your talking about when it comes to your own beloved genre. You keep YOUR opinions to yourself n00b. You have no idea what your talking about. In Sorte was not thier best , but it was NOT a "bad" album as you profess. Do your homework kid and get your head out of your a$$. You won't last long... Mark my words. I've seen posers like you come and go around here.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Hey BG1, tone down the personal attacks, mkay?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Hammerheart writes:

db: I think he's joking, but I can't tell.. :/

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DeathCrush writes:

Blindgreed: Do you know how many genres of metal their are? There are new genres of metal being created every day, excuse me for not knowing the 100+ genres of metal that someone can categorize a band into

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: Check your messenger. I already reported him for threatening me on the Mastodon thread. You hired a hack. Ban him now.

DeathCrush: Excuses are like a$$holes... Everyones got one and they all stink! n00b.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RTB writes:

Damn greed, you got a stick up your azz today or what?...your usually calm, cool and collective...what happend? Did your old lady make you fish for dinner last night or what?
Ive seen you derail before but this takes the cake.....
I think a vacation is needed, you gettting burned out.....good luck

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: Don't even get me going again with this guy. I'm tryin to chill right now...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

I hope its not because he's jewish....
That would be, unlike you...
That vacation i was talking about, maybe that metal cruise thats comming up...you know the one with ammon amarth and sodom?....that s what you may need...
Cheers anyways

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

DC's Jewish? So am I. Well, a very small part, but a part just the same.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. metalrox555 writes:

I have to comment on both sides of this argument I see going on here. For someone to work for this site I don't think music taste should have anything to do with it. I think it should depend all on metal knowledge (Well, as long as they're a big enough metal fan). So calling Deathcrush a poser for liking metalcore is completely ridiculous. People are entitled to their opinion and no one is allowed to take that away from anyone else.

With that being said, Deathcrush, Slipknot being metalcore? Really? I've always known them as nu-metal and it's pretty obvious that they are.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalfan653 writes:

DC: Slipknot is NOT metalcore, they're nu metal but they're horrible either way.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalmayhem writes:

Wow, people are getting crazy and completely off topic. Anyway, this is not happening. It is a joke. Not a big Dimmu Fan either so if it were true that they were imitating Kiss' face paint I wouldn't be concerned. They are way too polished. I'd rather throw on Emperor if I want to listen to that type of black metal any day of the week.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RTB writes:

Post 20, agree 100%...
Bg i never knew that....my apollogies for even thinking you were a jew hater...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. DeathCrush writes:

i agree that slipknot was nu metal, but I thought that their one album "Iowa" was not. Ever listen to the heretic anthem? That sounds like metalcore to me..... whatevs... No big deal.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

DC: You're on to something there... Maybe I was a bit hastey in my judgement of you? Iowa DOES sound a bit like metalcore.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Hammerheart writes:

Iowa, metalcore? This state is made of corn, not metal!

*Cymbal crash*

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. sahaubutie writes:

Dimmu Borgir diaper bags? YES! I'll take two!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hellrat writes:

yee haw....fireworks!!

alright HH....since no one seems to agree just what the hell to call that damned thing....i propose an entirely new genre, of which IOWA will be the flagship record:

METALCORN!! ....not to be confused with Korn, which is NOT metal.....ah hell, neither is slipknot!

ok then.... POPKORN METAL!!!

i do find it extremely embarrassing and disappointing that guys on here are actually 'reporting' eachother??

ah hell....fvckin christ

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. RTB writes:

I know bro, people selling each other out left an right WTF?.....
It's a dog eat dog world, and as i see it, there justa aint enough dogs

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^HR/RTB: 1/4/10... ;-)

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. PuckettJp2 writes:

Dimmu Borgir just going more and more downward

their keyboard player and ICS Vortex left, changing the corpse paint look - sheesh, what could be any worse?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

I love today, so much.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

livingdeadbeat-my thoughts exactly

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

To all of you who are not "in the know" my flame war with DeathCrush today was an April fools joke. Please know that I have the utmost respect for him as a writer on the MU staff and as the best kisser on DB's payroll. lol. I'm outta here!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. n0thinghead writes:

#32: today \m/

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Crushem writes:

APRIL FOOLS!!
IT'S A F**KIN MADHOUSE!!!!
btw, In Sorte Diaboli was excellent.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Oldmanschild86 writes:

DeathCrush, im not gonna get in the middle of your arguement just correcting you on what you said in Post 6 they fired their bassist and keyboardist not a guitarist

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. HereticPrincess writes:

I smell bullsh**! >;:)

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Hur-hur-hur...

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