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Best of 2010

January 3rd, 2011

Best of 2010

As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!



The Top 30  Heavy Metal Albums of 2010

(Click the album cover to read our review.

If no review is available the link it to the band’s MySpace page.)

1. Accept – Blood of the Nations

ACCEPT

Wolf Hoffman’s reaction to the band’s #1 placement in our list was:

"Sensational!!! We are so happy about this reaction by the fans. This last year has been nothing short of phenomenal for Accept."

BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is a fantastic album, so fantastic that it very easily came out on top when we compiled our best of 2010 list! In the media, producer Andy Sneap said when he worked with the band he made them go back and listen to the 80’s albums, and it worked. Accept have delivered the album they needed to make. Accept reformed with a vocalist who is just as good as Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo rages through the songs with power and charisma, without being a clone. Accept have proven to the world in 2010 they are still relevant, powerful, uncompromising and most of all entertaining. Welcome back!

2. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time 

Blind Guardian

Easily the best and strongest Blind Guardian album since NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH with a maximum of variety and everything that has turned these guys from Krefeld into what they are today: one of Germany’s most successful and influential metal bands. With AT THE EDGE OF TIME, Blind Guardian returned to the fold in total triumph. This is an album to be enjoyed for numerous repeat listens. Newer fans should eat it up, and older fans should be appeased with the band’s renewed emphasis on their thrashy roots.

3. Ratt– Infestation

Ratt

Ratt is Metal. Always have been and likely always will be. From their appearance on the very first Metal Massacre compilation in 1981 alongside the likes of Metallica, Malice, and Bitch, to the new 2010 album, Ratt have always been among the heaviest of the so-called "hair metal" bands. So despite what the revisionists may think, Ratt have a firm spot in the development and evolution of the Heavy Metal genre and have earned their spot in this year’s list. Sonically the Ratt Pack is back! The band had stated they wanted a real up-tempo record and distinctly aimed for the classic sound. They nailed it. It’s all there, the swagger and slight sneer of Pearcy voice, the fluid and fiery soloing of DeMartini’s axe-work, the complimentary work of Cavazo…it’s a beautiful thing to behold!

4. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones

Triptykon

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) has nothing to prove to anyone. As the principal architect behind Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Fischer’s body of work is the reason that many bands exist today. Two years since Celtic Frost’s very public dissolution, Fischer could have easily opted to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his evil legacy, but nooooo. To the contrary, Fischer has assembled a new band and recorded an album of new material that’s arguably some of the best in his career. Triptykon is the band, EPARISTERA DAIMONES is the album, and yes – it’s as good as Fischer has promised it to be!

5. Melechesh –  The Epigenesis 

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Black/Death/Middle Eastern "Mesopotamian Metal" extremists made a big impact this year. Originally from IsraHELL and now based out of the Netherlands, the band has been around in some form since 1993. That Melechesh are able to maintain the album’s early momentum through to the record’s dying moments makes what they have achieved with THE EPIGENESIS that much more remarkable. Unlike so much of what passes for modern-day extremity, every one of this disc’s eleven tracks bristles with its own identity and design. It will demand a lot of attention – this definitely isn’t the record to whip out at your next kegger – but the rewards far outweigh the investment. Absolutely superb in every way.

6.  Helloween – 7 Sinners

Helloween

Helloween are very comfortable right now. They are back on a major label, the line-up has been stable for probably the longest stretch in the bands history, and they have fallen into a great pattern of releasing a studio album every couple of years (right around Halloween naturally). Relaxed, confident and mature the band have nothing to prove but instead of delivering a complacent record, the band have delivered the fastest, heaviest album of their career. It’s their 26th release over and 13th full-length studio album of all-new, original material. Lucky #13 for the band sees a crowning achievement with 13 killer cuts spread across the hour. Helloween have delivered a masterpiece. It will quickly silence all the fans who couldn’t stomach UNARMED from earlier this year.

7. OverKill – Ironbound

OverKill

The veteran New Jersey boys return with a compelling slab of unmistakeably old school thrash that is tinged with a fine mix of groove, progressiveness and melody that separates Overkill from the multitudes of carbon-copy thrashers out there. This is modern thrash the way it should be played: roots in the 80s but with its direction and ambition befitting a metal scene on the cusp of its 30-year anniversary. It’s a beautiful thing to behold: while most of their contemporaries have split up or sold out, Overkill are still doing their thing, updating and improving but never forgetting where they came from.

8.  Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

Nevermore

Five years – that’s how long Nevermore made us wait for a sequel to the still awe-inspiring THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR. By modern-day standards that’s an absolute eternity, the length of which only the likes of Slayer or Metallica could reasonably be expected to get away with. Regardless of delay, the album is a perfect example of heavy metal in its purest, most intelligent and provocative form. As always the band defies classification with elements of power, thrash, prog, blended together into a mixture that is uniquely Nevermore.

9. Sabaton – Coat of Arms

SABATON

Sweden’s war metallers, Sabaton, have been consistently moving to the forefront of the power metal movement in the last few years. COAT OF ARMS continues Sabaton’s fine tradition of power metal with bite. The band is in fine form throughout and do not disappoint. You listen to a Sabaton album for the pounding marches (“Uprising”) the fast assaults (“Midway”, “Screaming Eagles”), and the catchy hooks and choruses (every damn song!) and COAT OF ARMS has it all!

10. Halford – IV – Made of Metal

HALFORD

Finally! Halford was really overdue. Despite having a skeleton of a catalog, Halford really needed to put some meat on the bones of his solo career. MADE OF METAL is really only the third studio album of all new material in over 10 years. Sure the catalog looks impressive but in reality, live albums, demo albums, EP’s, digital only live albums and novelty Christmas albums are just filler. Halford needed to deliver the goods and we’re pleased to say he is still made of Metal. The album clocks in at a whopping 14 tracks at over an hour it is his longest solo album to date.

 

Number 11 to 20

11. Crazy Lixx – New Religion

Crazy Lixx
12. Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Iron Maiden
13. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail Scorpions
14. Immolation – Majesty and Decay Immolation
 15. Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon Avantasia
16. High on Fire – Snakes For The Divine High On Fire
17. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow Kylesa
18. Death Angel – Relentless Retribution Death Angel
19. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir
20. Wuthering Heights – Salt Wuthering Heights


 

Number 21 to 30

21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless

22. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth

23.
Black Label Society – Order of the Black

24. Reckless Love – Reckless Love

25. Hail Of Bullets – On Divine Winds

26. Hardcore Superstar – Split Your Lip

27. Forbidden – Omega Wave

28. Heathen – The Evolution of Chaos

29. Rage – Strings To A Web

30. Circle II Circle – Consequence of Power

 

Individual Staff Lists For 2010

Includes: top 20, best new band, best DVD, discovery of the year, greatest hopes for 2011, and disappointments of 2010.

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NEW VIDEO FROM DIMMU BORGIR NOW ONLINE

December 22nd, 2010

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

“Dimmu Borgir,” the new video by Norwegian symphonic black metal band, DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for viewing at Nuclear Blast’s VEVO channel. 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 recent album, ABRAHADABRA, which debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.  ABRAHADABRA 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, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

DIMMU BORGIR just completed their headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” of North America.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

View the “Gateways” video on DIMMU BORGIR’s Official YouTube channel.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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SICK DRUMMER PRESENTS: DARAY OF DIMMU BORGIR

December 2nd, 2010

SickDrummer.com shot drum footage of DIMMU BORGIR’s Daray in Reno, Nevada playing the track “Gateways” from the band’s latest album, ABRAHADABRA.  View the footage here.

DIMMU’s North American “Darkness Reborn” tour continues through December 14th.  Support comes 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).

ABRAHADABRA was released on October 12th in North America and debuted 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, ABRAHADABRA debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Listen to ExplicitlyIntense.com’s audio interview with DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz here.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

View the “Gateways” video on DIMMU BORGIR’s Official YouTube channel.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DIMMU BORGIR SCHEDULE VANCOUVER IN-STORE SIGNING

November 12th, 2010
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR have scheduled an autograph session on Sunday, November 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Scrape Records – the only metal & hard rock specialty store in the Pacific Northwest – is located at 323 West Broadway (view an area map here).  The band will perform later that evening at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver.
For more information, call Scrape Records at 604.877.1676 or visit www.ScrapeRecords.com.

DIMMU’s North America “Darkness Reborn” tour continues through December 14th.  Support comes 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).

Read a recent interview with DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Galder with Canada’s BeatRoute here. Read a recent interview done with GALDER  [Guitarist] done by Metal-Rules.com, here.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

View the “Gateways” video on DIMMU BORGIR’s Official YouTube channel.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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GALDER – Dimmu Borgir [Guitarist] Interview

November 3rd, 2010

Dimmu Borgir Guitarist – Galder

Interview Sept 2010 @ The Forum, London UK

Interviewer: Steve Sedit

Photos: Altercarnated Photography


On sunny afternoon waiting at London’ Forum for Dimmu Borgir’s gig we managed to interview Galder – Dimmu Borgir’s Guitarist!

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DIMMU BORGIR, Enslaved, Sahg @ The Forum UK 2010

November 3rd, 2010

Dimmu Borgir

With Sahg & Enslaved

Darkness Reborn tour @  HMV Forum, London.

Date: 21.09.2010

Reviewer Nick Mendivil

Photos: Altercarnated Photography


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DIMMU BORGIR’S ABRAHADABRA DEBUTS ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS

October 20th, 2010

Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norway’s symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.  ABRAHADABRA 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, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Physical versions of ABRAHADABRA include a coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.

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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channel.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

Read the Romerikes Blad feature on DIMMU BORGIR here (translated from Norwegian).  Additional live & behind-the-scenes photos are available for viewing here.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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NEW DIMMU BORGIR ALBUM (MP3 format) ON SALE FOR $6.99 ON SHOCKHOUND.com

October 13th, 2010
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

In honor of its North American release date, ShockHound.com is offering ABRAHADABRA, the new album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR, for purchase in MP3 format for $6.99 at this location.

View Shockhound.com’s Taco Tuesday video review of ABRAHADABRA here.

DIMMU BORGIR’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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

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 FaceCulture.com with DIMMU guitarist/songwriter Silenoz here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3).

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DIMMU BORGIR: EXCLUSIVE DECIBEL COVER FEATURE ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE

October 6th, 2010
Dimmu Borgir - Decibel Magazine’s November 2010 issue

Dimmu Borgir - Decibel Magazine’s November 2010 issue

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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

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.

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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Snowy Shaw (Therion, Dimmu Borgir, King Diamond, Dream Evil)

September 29th, 2010

SNOWY SHAW

Drummer/Vocalist/Bassist of Therion, Dimmu Borgir, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond & Dream Evil

 

Interview by Lord Of The Wasteland


Snowy Shaw is a veteran of the heavy metal wars.  Since first surfacing with King Diamond back in 1989, to his tenure with Dream Evil, Therion and briefly Dimmu Borgir earlier this year, Shaw’s multi-instrumentalism and ever-broadening artistic vision have kept him busy both in the spotlight and behind the scenes.  Despite his wearing many hats, Shaw has always remained a unique and interesting character.

This interview, conducted initially to showcase Snowy Shaw’s joining Dimmu Borgir, was consequently forced to change direction after the rather sudden announcement that Shaw was leaving Dimmu Borgir and re-joining Therion.  This shift was even more confusing given the fact that both bands were set to release their latest CDs within days of each other.

As Snowy does his best to diplomatically explain the various moves, it is clear that there is more to the story, but we will have to wait to hear that.  In the meantime, enjoy this lengthy chat with one of metal’s more charismatic personalities.


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DIMMU BORGIR’S ABRAHADABRA AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING FOR TWO DAYS ONLY

September 23rd, 2010
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

The new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR is now available for streaming in its entirety today & tomorrow on the band’s MySpace page.  The stream will end on Friday evening at 7 p.m. PACIFIC / 10 p.m. EASTERN.

ABRAHADABRA will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and 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’s headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe launched on Tuesday in London with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts.  Triptykon will replace Enslaved & Sahg at the following three shows: Milan on September 27th, in Zagreb on September 29th, and in Luxembourg on September 30th.   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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.

Download the DIMMU BORGIR app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here.

View a four-part video interview recorded in Europe with DIMMU BORGIR founding member / guitarist / songwriter Silenoz and Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

A digital puzzle of a DIMMU BORGIR band photo can be found here.  (Scroll down.  It takes a few seconds to load.)

Visit DIMMU BORGIR online at www.DIMMU-BORGIR.com, www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR, www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR, and www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DIMMU BORGIR: NEW TRACK FROM ABRAHADABRA AVAILABLE ONLINE

September 18th, 2010
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

“Born Treacherous,” the second track released from the new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

A digital puzzle of the next promotional DIMMU BORGIR photo can be found here.  (Scroll down.  It takes a few seconds to load.)

View a four-part video interview recorded in Europe with DIMMU BORGIR founding member / guitarist / songwriter Silenoz and Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

ABRAHADABRA will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and 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 launches September 19th in Amsterdam.  The band’s headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe launches on September 21st in London with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts.  Triptykon replaces Enslaved & Sahg at the following three shows: Milan on September 27th, in Zagreb on September 29th, and in Luxembourg on September 30th.   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 video for the track “Gateways” can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast Europe & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is available for purchase on iTunes at this location and can also be streamed on the band’s MySpace page.

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 www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS OF NEW DIMMU BORGIR ALBUM ANNOUNCED

September 16th, 2010
DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

DIMMU BORGIR - Abrahadabra

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the various exclusive editions of DIMMU BORGIR’s new album, ABRAHADABRA, which will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.

ABRAHADABRA WORLDWIDE iTUNES DIGITAL EDITION – Available for pre-order beginning September 28th.

Exclusive iTunes version will include a digital booklet, the official “Gateways” video, plus the following two bonus tracks:

  • “Gateways” (Orchestral Version)
  • “The Demiurge Molecule” (Orchestral Version)

ABRAHADABRA AMAZON MP3, RHAPSODY, eMUSIC, and NAPSTER DIGITAL EDITIONS – Available on October 12th.

This exclusive digital version will include the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)

ABRAHADABRA NORTH AMERICAN EDITIONS

ABRAHADABRA NUCLEAR BLAST USA’s EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION WEBSTORE EDITION – Available for pre-order NOW.

Deluxe metal Ammo Box (actually used in battle), hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies includes:

  • ABRAHADABRA North American deluxe cross digipak version with one bonus track
  • DIMMU BORGIR belt buckle
  • DIMMU BORGIR dog tags
  • Poster flag
  • Exclusive t-shirt (one size fits all)

This limited edition ammo box version can be purchased for $70.00 ONLY at the Nuclear Blast Webstore.

ABRAHADABRA NUCLEAR BLAST USA DIGIPAK VERSION & PRE-ORDER BUNDLES – Available for pre-order NOW.

Exclusive North American deluxe cross digipak version will include an enhanced “Gateways” video track + the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)

This deluxe digipak version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $12.00.

A pre-order bundle (digipak + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $25.00.

ABRAHADABRA NUCLEAR BLAST USA VINYL VERSION & PRE-ORDER BUNDLES – Available for pre-order NOW.

Exclusive North American double gatefold black vinyl version (180 gram) will include the following bonus track:

  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)

This vinyl version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $16.00.

A pre-order bundle (vinyl + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast Webstore for $29.00.

Exclusive shirts from pre-order bundles can also be ordered separately for $15.00 at the Nuclear Blast Web Store.

View ALL Nuclear Blast USA pre-order bundles here.

ABRAHADABRA HOT TOPIC EDITION

Exclusive Hot Topic jewel case version will include an enhanced “Gateways” video track + the following three bonus tracks:

  • Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers” cover
  • GGFH “D.M.D.R” cover
  • “Dimmu Borgir” (Orchestral Version)


ABRAHADABRA at FYE / SAM GOODY

Receive a free exclusive poster with the in-store purchase of the album.

“Gateways,” the first video released to support the new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for viewing at the Nuclear Blast & DIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels.

The “Gateways” single is now available for purchase on iTunes at this location and can also be streamed on the band’s MySpace page.

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 tickets for this tour go on sale on September 15th.

Advanced ticket links for all tour dates are available at www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR.

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 www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DIMMU BORGIR: “GATEWAYS” VIDEO DEBUTS ONLINE

September 14th, 2010
DIMMU BORGIR: "GATEWAYS" VIDEO DEBUTS ONLINE

DIMMU BORGIR: "GATEWAYS" VIDEO DEBUTS ONLINE

“Gateways,” the first video released to support the new album ABRAHADABRA by Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR, is now available for viewing at the Nuclear Blast EuropeDIMMU BORGIR YouTube channels (and below).

Created by Katapult Films (Rammstein) director Sandra Marschner (Marilyn Manson, Children Of Bodom, Mando Diao), the “Gateways” video features guest vocalist Agnete Kjølsrud (Djerv, ex-Animal Alpha) and regalia by Tod Waters and Giuliana Mayo of Junker Designs (“In Sorte Diaboli,” “The Serpentine Offering,” “The Sacrilegious Scorn”).

ABRAHADABRA will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.  Fans purchasing the new album will find an inserted coupon good for 2€ /$2 off any band merchandise redeemable at any upcoming DIMMU BORGIR show.

DIMMU BORGIR’s co-headlining tour with Korn launches September 19th in Amsterdam.  The band’s headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in Europe launches on September 21st in London with fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as opening acts.  Triptykon replaces Enslaved & Sahg at the following three shows: Milan on September 27th, in Zagreb on September 29th, and in Luxembourg on September 30th.

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 tickets for this tour go on sale on September 15th.

Advanced ticket links for all tour dates are available at www.myspace.com/DIMMUBORGIR.

The “Gateways” single is now available for purchase on iTunes at this location and can also be streamed on the band’s MySpace page.

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 www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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DIMMU BORGIR ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

September 3rd, 2010
Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir

A foreboding Wagnerian majesty will soon shroud all major cities in the U.S. and Canada.  Launching the “Darkness Reborn Tour” on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts, Norway’s infamous symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR return to the western hemisphere on a headlining, 32-date run across North America supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.

Confirmed tour dates are:

11/05/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/06/10  Northern Lights – Albany, NY

11/07/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

11/08/10  Terminal 5 – New York, NY

11/10/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/12/10  Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

11/13/10  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI

11/14/10  House of Blues – Chicago, IL

11/15/10  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

11/16/10  Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

11/18/10  MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA

11/19/10  Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

11/21/10  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA

11/22/10  The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

11/23/10  Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR

11/24/10  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

11/26/10  The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

11/27/10  The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA

11/28/10  The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

11/30/10  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

12/01/10  Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ

12/02/10  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

12/03/10  Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

12/04/10  Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO

12/06/10  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

12/07/10  House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/09/10  Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

12/10/10  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

12/11/10  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

12/12/10  Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA

12/13/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA

12/14/10  Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA

Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th.

DIMMU BORGIR’s new studio album, ABRAHADABRA, will be released in North America on October 12th.  The “Gateways” single is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page and is available for purchase on iTunes at this location.

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  www.twitter.com/dimmu_borgir.

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