09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Norwegian symphonic black metal trio Dimmu Borgir haven't said much lately but the group is working on material for the follow-up to 2010's Abrahadabra. Not many details are known at this point, but at least you know that the new album is in the works.
We have been talking a lot about artwork lately here on Metal Storm and now sadly we have to report the passing of Oslo-based photographer/graphic artist Alf Børjesson. He was responsible for the artwork on Dimmu Borgir's 2001's Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, 2003's Death Cult Armageddon and the 2005 re-recording of Stormblåst.
Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced new spring and summer European shows, starting in May. The band had previously announced a string of festival appearances in Europe, which now extend to headlining shows.
Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced a series of upcoming European and South/Central American live shows for 2012. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more details to be announced in the near future.
Norwegian symphonic black metal act Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air 2012. Similarly to their show at Spektrum in Oslo, Norway earlier this year they will be supported by an orchestra and choir. According to the Wacken website this will be the band's only European festival performance of this kind.
Having last trekked through the U.K. in 2009 with Lamb Of God and Five Finger Death Punch on Metal Hammer U.K.'s Defenders Of The Faith tour, Dimmu Borgir have changed gears and will be performing in eleven small clubs from Brighton to Birmingham to provide fans with the ultimate intimate show experience.
There will be no support band and Dimmu will perform two sets. The first set will be a full album in its entirety as chosen by the fans and the second set will include a variety of Dimmu classics.
Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir will be performing one very exclusive show with a special, never-to-be-repeated set list with 53 members of Kork (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum Choir, who were musical guests on the Billboard-charting ninth studio album, Abrahadabra.
For fans of Dimmu's Wagnerian-inspired majesty, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway promises to be a momentous once-in-a-lifetime experience, as this is the band's only confirmed worldwide appearance throughout the summer.
Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz states: "It is with great pride and a sense of fulfillment that we can finally announce this event as yet another ambition becomes reality!" Adds vocalist Shagrath: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Dimmu Borgir makes it happen. The circle will now be complete."
"Dimmu Borgir," the new video by Norwegian symphonic black metal band, Dimmu Borgir, is now available for viewing below. The video was created by Katapult Films (Rammstein) director Sandra Marschner (Marilyn Manson, Children Of Bodom, Mando Diao).
The track "Dimmu Borgir" comes off the band's most recent effort, Abrahadabra.
More Dimmu Borgir news! Nuclear Blast has officially debuted the new Dimmu Borgir video for the song, "Gateways" (we know the video leaked on September 5th, no need to remind us). You can watch the video below.
The clip was directed by Sandra Marschner of Katapult Film and features guest vocalist Agnete Kjølsrud (Djerv, ex-Animal Alpha).
Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Abrahadabra album samples can be heard here. More details available here and here.
A foreboding Wagnerian majesty will soon shroud all major cities in the U.S. and Canada as infamous symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir launch the Darkness Reborn Tour on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts. On this 32-date run across North America, the band will be supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.
Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th. Abrahadabra will be released in North America on October 12th. The "Gateways" single is still streaming on the band's MySpace page.
11/05/10 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/06/10 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY
11/07/10 - Recher Theater - Towson, MD
You probably still remember that Dimmu Borgir will support Korn on a handful of European dates in September, as reported previously. But now the Norwegian symphonic black metal band has announced additional dates to the first European leg of their co-headlining Darkness Reborn World Tour in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
Dimmu Borgir's Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.
UPDATE (thanks to 98923)
Dimmu Borgir proudly announce fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as the opening acts on their headlining Darkness Reborn World Tour in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
As review copies are being handed out to music journalists, the tracklist for Dimmu Borgir's upcoming effort Abrahadabra has leaked. Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. More info and comments about that album can be found here.
Abrahadabra cover art] tracklist:
02. Born Treacherous
04. Chess With The Abyss
05. Dimmu Borgir
07. The Demiurge Molecule
08. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
10. Endings And Continuations
Dimmu Borgir have revealed the cover artwork and album title for their next effort, the follow-up to 2007's In Sorte Diaboli. The album will be called Abrahadabra. Its artwork was created by German artist Joachim Luetke (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah) and was revealed step-by-step in 4 pieces during the last days. Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The word "abrahadabra" (which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak") first publicly appeared in Chapter III of Liber AL vel Legis (commonly referred to as "The Book of the Law") written by Aleister Crowley in Cairo, Egypt in 1904.
Dimmu Borgir proudly announce the launch of the first leg to their Darkness Reborn World Tour for their upcoming new album with Korn in Europe.
States guitarist/songwriter Silenoz: "We really look forward to finally start the touring cycle in support of our new monster! Special thanks to Jonathan and Korn for giving us the opportunity!"
Dimmu Borgir's ninth studio album will be released in Germany on October 1st, in the rest of Europe on October 4th, and in North America on October 12th. More updates are expected to be announced very soon, so stay hanging around.
19 September - HMH, Amsterdam
23 September - Eishalle Seutweg, Winterthur
24 September - Zenith, Munich
26 September - Gasometer, Vienna