23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
While Dimmu Borgir fans have been waiting for the band's new album, to follow Abrahadabra, the Norwegians just announced that they have extended their deal with label Nuclear Blast Records. You can expect an album update soon, but their next release should be the Forces Of The Northern Night live DVD.
It has been a while since Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have given any new updates. The band announced in 2013 that they were working on a new album. Things seem to be moving along as they are in pre-production for their tenth album. Shagrath has posted a picture on the band's Facebook page where he says he is working on some new Dimmu Borgir riffs. Will the band release the new album this year? That is still under wraps for now but we will keep you posted.
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.
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.