Adorning the first front cover of Metal Hammer Norway are none other than the Norwegian kings of symphonic black metal DIMMU BORGIR.
States the magazine: “Both nationally and internationally, DIMMU have become the symbol of Norwegian metal. We wanted to pay tribute to the band and invite them to make history with us!”
On Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway, 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. This is the band’s only confirmed worldwide appearance throughout the summer.
About the upcoming show, DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath has stated: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. DIMMU BORGIR makes it happen. The circle will now be complete.”
Tickets are on sale for 570 Norwegian kroner at this location. Only 150 V.I.P. tickets (1,500 Norwegian kroner each) are available, which includes a Meet & Greet with the band one hour before doors, free tapas & beer, and a view of the entire performance from a special riser. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. (18:30). Showtime is 8 p.m. (20:00).
Featuring album artwork by Joachim Luetke, ABRAHADABRA debuted in North America at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart. It also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release. In Canada, it debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart. ABRAHADABRA chart debuts in Scandinavia and Europe include: Norway – #2; Germany – #15; Sweden – #17; Ireland – #19; Austria – #20, Switzerland – #24; France – #43; Poland – #89; Finland – # 48; Belgium – #52; and Holland – #100.
View the music videos – shot by director Sandra Marschner (Marilyn Manson, Children Of Bodom, Mando Diao) for Katapult Films – for the tracks “Gateways” and “Dimmu Borgir” on the DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channel.
Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.