Shagrath – Vocalist of DIMMU BORGIR
Interview and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
Dimmu Borgir was booked as one of the main headlining acts for Sauna Open Air Metal Festival this year. Other bands included Megadeth, Type o Negative and Heaven & Hell. Dimmu has been touring the globe extensively since April 23rd 2007 for their new album IN SORTE DIABOLI. The album has even climbed up to position 43 on the Billboard top 200 album list. That’s a pretty respectable achievement from an extreme metal band on a list that is mostly been dominated by all kinds of pop/dance music artists.
I met the band´s vocalist Shagrath at a very luxurious looking Hotel Ilves in Tampere 4 hours prior to their showcase at the main stage of the festival. Shagrath looked pretty tired after getting a minimal amount of sleep last night, so we decided to postpone the interview session with him for 1 hour so he could at least get a chance to eat something first – and get himself awakened a bit more before he got himself in the right mood and spirit to talk to Metal-Rules.com.
One hour later Shagrath arrives to the lobby of the hotel; a couple of friendly handshakes and he´s ready to answer to all the questions that this patient journalist wanted to inquire from him briefly. What kinds of amazing wonders can a good lunch really do for a person… ;o)
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