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Dimmu Borgir Announces 20th Anniversary Album Release

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Long running Norwegian symphonic black metal act Dimmu Borgir has posted the following brief announcement via Facebook about an upcoming 20th anniversary album release:

"Wanted to let you guys know that Dimmu Borgir had several studio sessions lately, and have lots of new material for the upcoming 20th Anniversary album..."

Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available. Dimmu Borgir also has upcoming U.K. tour dates in November. Details are as follows:

14 Nov 11 - Brighton - Concorde 2
15 Nov 11 - Colchester - Arts Centre
16 Nov 11 - Norwich - Waterfront
18 Nov 11 - Glasgow - Classic Grand
19 Nov 11 - Leeds – The Cockpit
20 Nov 11 - Cardiff - Great Hall 2
21 Nov 11 - Stoke – Sugarmill
23 Nov 11 - London – Islington Academy
24 Nov 11 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
25 Nov 11 - Manchester - Academy 3
26 Nov 11 - Birmingham - 02 Academy 2
28 Nov 11 - Belfast - Spring and Airbrake
29 Nov 11 - Dublin - Academy

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

If it's anything like the last album I'll be disregarding it. They were pretty much spot-on until that botch up.

# Oct 5, 2011 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. EsotericSurgery writes:

lol I still don't get all the hate for Abrahadabra. Do you really miss Vortex that badly? I'm quite happy he's not in the mix anymore he was always my least favorite part of Dimmu. The keyboardist was a big loss though IMO.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

Vortex was the only reason I started listening to begin with.
I loved Abrahadabra when it first came out but I tired of it quickly.
Vortex and Mustis is what made this band interesting.
Now, they're pretty much "Disney" metal.
Just write some crap riffs and hand it over to a composer and hope something listenable comes out.
Septic Flesh hand them their a$$es any day.
The Great Mass proved this beyond a doubt.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. TheRaper writes:

A re-recording of For All Tid perhapse, with new tracks in the mix?

not too hyped. After hearing Fleshgod Apocalypse's latest album, i'll never consider Dimmu Borgir the standard to beat. Agony DESTROYS Abrahadabra & The Great Mass combined.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

^^I'm going to have to respectfully disagree here.
The reason I favor Septic is the fact that the guitarist composes all the classical parts himself as opposed to just working with an orchestra.
And it shows in the overall power and presentation.
The way it flows is so much different than Dimmu or Fleshgod.
I'd take Fleshgod over dimmu though.
I suppose it just depends on different tastes but Fleshgod just seemed to tack on the orchestra without any real thought as to how it would flow with the metal itself.
That said, Abra is the other extreme where the orchestra dominates everything.
Septic is the idea blend, but like I said...to each their own.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. OverkillExposure writes:

All I care about is what pleases my ears, and I have to say Abrahadabra is my favorite Dimmu album. And I say that as a longtime fan.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. EsotericSurgery writes:

Thank you, #6. Seconded.

Brian: I love The Great Mass too...almost as much as Abrahadabra. I recognize your points about composition and while it does merit consideration ultimately it comes down to what sounds good...and I think Abrahadabra is their best album yet (and I like all of their other albums). Suppose we'll agree to disagree. :p

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

To each there own I say, but "Abrahadabra" just rang false for me. It wasn't a matter of selloutship, or finding that Vortex or Mustis were critical contributers, there was an overall lack of urgency in that record, which is something that has been present in every Dimmu album save "re-Stormblast" since the mid 90's. It was their first 'miss'. I havent abandoned hope, I just felt they were just off their game.

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KMADD writes:

Hmm I thought they died after DCA anyways there last 2 cds were a yawnfest. PEM and SBD were their highlights.

# Oct 7, 2011 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. TheRaper writes:

Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia is untouchable. as close to perfection as they'll ever be

# Oct 7, 2011 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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