Decibel Magazine’s November 2010 issue is available on newsstands now and features Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR in a North American cover exclusive.
Metal journalist J. “Comrade” Bennett and celebrated band photographer Jon Pushnik traveled to Berlin, Germany in July to attend ABRAHADABRA’s exclusive listening party and be on-set while DIMMU BORGIR filmed the video for the “Gateways” single.
“DIMMU BORGIR pull a few rabbits out of their hat while putting the symphony into ‘symphonic black metal,’” reports Bennett. The feature addresses Aleister Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” code of ethics, includes “Conductor in Extremis” Gaute Storaas weighing in on the new album, discusses the long-standing relationships between guitarist Silenoz, frontman Shagrath, and guitarist Galder, and delves into the often strange permutations of Dimmumania.
Issue #73 can be ordered directly from The Decibel Store by clicking here.
ABRAHADABRA will be released in North America on October 12th. Fans who purchase a physical copy of the new album will find a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.
DIMMU BORGIR’s co-headlining tour with Korn launched on September 19th in Amsterdam. The band is currently headlining their “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts. Ticket links for European dates are available at www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR.
DIMMU’s 32-date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes. Advanced pre-sale tickets & VIP packages for this tour are now on sale via ArtistArena.com (User Name: dimmuborgir; Password: tickets). Ticketing widget is available here (same log-in).
The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.
Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.
Watch a new video interview by StormbringerZine with Silenoz and German album artist / painter / graphic designer Joachim Luetke (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus) here. Chuul.net’s interview with guitarist Galder can be viewed here.