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Abaddon Interview – With Nulifer and Candy Bones

June 29th, 2017

Abaddon Interview

By Jarod Lawley

Abaddon is the latest metal project by Nulifer and Candy Bones; the married couple behind the gothic industrial group Spectrum-X. They describe their sound as black/thrash, and have just released a new song, ‘Dominator’. We spoke to them to find out more about their music and where this project is heading in the future.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 29th, 2014

Bloodstock Open Air 2014

@ Catton Hall Derbyshire

7th- 10th August 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Michelle Murphy 

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock has become something of a staple holiday for many metal heads, with its fine selection of musical delights, the drinking until dawn, great company, dressing up and of course the bin jousting! What more could you want besides all of this?

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Tuska Open Air 2014 – Helsinki Finland

August 9th, 2014

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TUSKA OPEN AIR 2014
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
June 27-29, 2014


Review by Arto Lehtinen, Marko Syrjala

Pics by Arto Lehtinen, Marko Syrjala

The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This Sivulahti area almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown of Helsinki, is a perfect place for the metallic onslaught during the weekend. The line-up of 2014 looked once again amazing. Anthrax and of course the legion of the Norwegian (former) black metal artists such as Satyricon, both Emperor and Dimmu Borgir as headliners. Of course a few cult metal bands like Metal Church, Stone could be witnessed. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 24000 people visited Tuska during three days.

Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the sun and rain.

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2012

September 9th, 2012

Bloodstock Festival 2012

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

9th – 12th August

Review by Joffie Lovett

Photography by Jamie Hunter


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SNOWY SHAW : Live Album Details / Cover Artwork Revealed !

December 19th, 2011

SNOWY SHAW is Alive! …is the title of the brand new live album with Snowy Shaw.

After more than 20 years professionally in the music business with countless bands and projects Snowy Shaw has earned a reputation as a multi talented artist and instrumentalist. As well as composer, lyricist, designer and visionarie madman in general.

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and many are the fans and followers who have waited for this one-of-a-kind character to go solo, and finally, here he is !

Starting off by delivering a kick ass show the world has never witnessed before with an unmatched repertoir of classics and hits when Snowy together his band play ”All his favorite songs – By All his former bands”: King Diamond, Notre Dame, Mercyful Fate, illwill, Dream Evil, Therion, Dimmu Borgir, XXX, Memento Mori etc…

The Snowy Shaw line up:
Kristian Niemann – Lead Guitar ( ex Therion )
Mannequin De Sade III – drums ( ex Notre Dame )
And female bassist/vocalissa Hellinor
( now replaced by Vicky Valkyria )

Snowy himself – lead vocals, drums, guitars, bass and keyboards.

This live album was captured on the world premiere showcase gig of his solo show that took place in the hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on May 27th 2011.

For this special occasion Snowy invited some good old friends for guest appearances :
Andy La Rocque – King Diamond, Illwill, Death
Mike Wead – Mercyful Fate, Memento Mori, King Diamond,
Hal Patino – King Diamond, Maryann Cotton
Mats Levén – Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen
Kee Marcello – Europe, Easy Action, K2
Thomas Vikström – Therion, Candlemass

Snowy just recently decided due to the astonishing response and many offers from festivals promotors and booking agencies to postpone the much anticipated live DVD release with the intention of having even more material filmed and included from the upcoming shows.

Good news! This means that with a little bit of luck you might have a chance to attend one of the shows and experiencing this spectacular, incredible show of Snowy Shaw first hand., in real life.

Vinyl? Yes, there are current plans of releasing Snowy Shaw is Alive! as an exclusive super deluxe limited edition vinyl double live album in the beginning of 2012.

A very merry heavy X-Mas!
Available on Itunes worldwide just a few days before X-Mas!

Artwork by Snowy Shaw. Illustration by Andrej Bartulovic.

The brand new Snowy Shaw website & webshop will be launched before the end of 2011 : www.snowyshaw.net

The Appetizer preview :

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DIMMU BORGIR: FORCED TO CANCEL SHOW IN HAMBURG

October 29th, 2011
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR have just released the following statement regarding their upcoming club tour where they will be performing their 1996 classic Enthrone Darkness Triumphant in its entirety as well as a second set of DIMMU classics:

“We are extremely sorry to inform our fans that due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control, we will unfortunately have to cancel our show in Hamburg [Germany] on November 10th, 2011.  This will have no influence on any of the other shows on this upcoming tour.”

Confirmed club dates are as follows:

11 Nov 11 – Haarlem, The Netherlands – Patronat [BUY TICKETS]

12 Nov 11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall [BUY TICKETS]

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2  [BUY TICKETS]
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre  [BUY TICKETS]
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront  [BUY TICKETS]
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand  [BUY TICKETS]
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit [BUY TICKETS]
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 [BUY TICKETS]
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill  [BUY TICKETS]
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy  [BUY TICKETS]
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms  [BUY TICKETS]
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3  [BUY TICKETS]
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2  [BUY TICKETS]

28 Nov 11 – Belfast – Spring and Airbrake [BUY TICKETS]

29 Nov 11 – Dublin – Academy [BUY TICKETS]

 

Tickets are VERY limited and are on sale now.

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM ENTHRONE DARKNESS TRIUMPHANT IN ITS ENTIRETY

October 24th, 2011
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

The votes have been tallied and one album emerged victorious. As elected by their fans via the recent Facebook poll, Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR will be performing their epic 1997 release, Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, in its entirety on their upcoming intimate club tour.

There will be no support band.  DIMMU will perform Enthrone Darkness Triumphant as their first set. The second set will be a variety of DIMMU classics.
Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
10 Nov 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle [BUY TICKETS]

11 Nov 11 – Haarlem, The Netherlands – Patronat [BUY TICKETS]

12 Nov 11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall [BUY TICKETS]

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2  [BUY TICKETS]
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre  [BUY TICKETS]
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront  [BUY TICKETS]
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand  [BUY TICKETS]
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit [BUY TICKETS]
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 [BUY TICKETS]
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill  [BUY TICKETS]
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy  [BUY TICKETS]
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms  [BUY TICKETS]
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3  [BUY TICKETS]
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2  [BUY TICKETS]

28 Nov 11 – Belfast – Spring and Airbrake [BUY TICKETS]

29 Nov 11 – Dublin – Academy [BUY TICKETS]

 

Tickets are VERY limited and are on sale now.

 

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

 

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

 

 

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DIMMU BORGIR ANNOUNCE THREE ADDITIONAL EUROPEAN SHOWS

September 22nd, 2011
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR are pleased to announce three additional shows to their upcoming European run.  They include:

10 Nov 2011 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle [BUY TICKETS]

11 Nov 2011 – Haarlem, The Netherlands – Patronat [BUY TICKETS]

12 Nov 2011 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall [BUY TICKETS]

 

These shows will be a part of DIMMU BORGIR’s intimate club tour. 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.

 

Fans can vote for which of the following three albums they’d like to hear played on DIMMU’s official Facebook page.

A) 1994’s For All Tid

B) 1996’s Stormblåst

C) 1997’s Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

 

Confirmed tour dates through England and Ireland are as follows:

 

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2  [BUY TICKETS]
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre  [BUY TICKETS]
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront  [BUY TICKETS]
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand  [BUY TICKETS]
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit [BUY TICKETS]
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 [BUY TICKETS]
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill  [BUY TICKETS]
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy  [BUY TICKETS]
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms  [BUY TICKETS]
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3  [BUY TICKETS]
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2  [BUY TICKETS]

28 Nov 11 – Belfast – Spring and Airbrake [BUY TICKETS]

29 Nov 11 – Dublin – Academy [BUY TICKETS]

 

Tickets are VERY limited and are on sale now.

 

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

 

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR: First Ever Shows in Ireland Announced!

September 9th, 2011

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR are pleased to announce their first ever performances on Irish soil! Confirmed dates are as follows:

28 Nov 11 – Belfast – Spring and Airbrake [BUY TICKETS]

29 Nov 11 – Dublin – Academy [BUY TICKETS]

The shows will be a part of their intimate club tour of the U.K. which now includes the Republic of Ireland. 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.

Fans from the U.K. and Republic of Ireland can vote for which of the following three albums they’d like to hear played on DIMMU’s official Facebook page.

A) 1994’s For All Tid

B) 1996’s Stormblåst

C) 1997’s Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Confirmed U.K. tour dates are as follows:

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2  [BUY TICKETS]
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre  [BUY TICKETS]
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront  [BUY TICKETS]
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand  [BUY TICKETS]
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit [BUY TICKETS]
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 [BUY TICKETS]
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill  [BUY TICKETS]
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy  [BUY TICKETS]
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms  [BUY TICKETS]
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3  [BUY TICKETS]
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2  [BUY TICKETS]

Tickets are VERY limited and are on sale now!

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR ANNOUNCE VERY SPECIAL U.K. TOUR

September 2nd, 2011
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR are pleased to announce a very special upcoming tour.

 

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.

 

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz states:

 

“It feels great to finally announce more U.K. dates!  We have not only kept our promise about coming back after playing just one show on our last run, but this time around, we will also do a special 2 hour set.  You don’t want to miss this!  See you down the pit!”

U.K. fans can vote for the following three albums on DIMMU’s official Facebook page.

A) 1994’s For All Tid

B) 1996’s Stormblåst

C) 1997’s Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

 

Confirmed U.K. tour dates are as follows:

 

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2  [BUY TICKETS]
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre  [BUY TICKETS]
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront  [BUY TICKETS]
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand  [BUY TICKETS]
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit [BUY TICKETS]
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2 [BUY TICKETS]
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill  [BUY TICKETS]
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy  [BUY TICKETS]
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms  [BUY TICKETS]
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3  [BUY TICKETS]
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2  [BUY TICKETS]

 

Tickets are VERY limited and will go on sale Monday, September 5th.

 

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

 

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.comwww.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR,www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR ISSUE OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON NON-EXISTENT SEPTEMBER 11th SHOW

August 23rd, 2011

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR would like to inform their worldwide fan base that they are NOT participating in ANY upcoming show with Six Feet Under promoted as the “Metallennium Tour.”

 

It is unsure who is responsible for promoting these shows online.  The band cautions against ANY fan purchasing tickets.

 

Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official websites.

 

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

 

 

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DIMMU BORGIR Performs With Orchestra In Oslo; Video Footage Available

May 29th, 2011
DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL NORWEGIAN SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL NORWEGIAN SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

Yesterday, May 28, at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway, Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR performed one very exclusive show with a special, never-to-be-repeated setlist with 53 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum choir, who were musical guests on the band’s ninth studio album, “Abrahadabra”. This was the group’s only confirmed worldwide appearance throughout the summer.

 

Check out fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

 

DIMMU BORGIR’s most recent touring lineup included Geir Bratland (APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE KOVENANT) on keyboards and Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus; SUSPERIA) on bass.

 

“Abrahadabra”, the ninth album from DIMMU BORGIR, sold 9,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “In Sorte Diaboli”, opened with 14,000 units back in May 2007 to debut at No. 43. This was more than double the 6,400 first-week tally achieved by its predecessor, “Death Cult Armageddon”, which came out in September 2003 and landed at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart.

 

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.

 

“Abrahadabra” was released in Germany on September 24, 2010, in the rest of Europe on September 27, 2010, and it was made available in North America on October 12, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

 

 

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DIMMU BORGIR: PHOTOS FROM ORCHESTRAL SHOW REHEARSALS

May 27th, 2011
DIMMU BORGIR: PHOTOS FROM ORCHESTRAL SHOW REHEARSALS

DIMMU BORGIR: PHOTOS FROM ORCHESTRAL SHOW REHEARSALS

Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have uploaded photos from their recent orchestral show rehearsal sessions onto their Facebook page.

This 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.

Tickets are on sale for 570 Norwegian kroner at this location.  V.I.P. tickets (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) are SOLD OUT.  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.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR INAUGURATES FIRST ISSUE OF METAL HAMMER NORWAY

April 19th, 2011

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.

 

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL NORWEGIAN SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

February 19th, 2011
DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL NORWEGIAN SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

DIMMU BORGIR TO PERFORM SPECIAL NORWEGIAN SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

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!”  Vocalist Shagrath adds: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen.  DIMMU BORGIR makes it happen.  The circle will now be complete.”

Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 21st for 570 Norwegian kroner at this location.  Only 150 V.I.P. tickets (1,500 Norwegian kroner each) will be available, which will include 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.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and on Twitter.

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