The Press Copy:
2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR. The band will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD, Forces Of The Northern Night, on April 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals: Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action from the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra. Here is the bands performance of “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t recall if I mentioned this way back in one of my many years old reviews of the bands catalog but this song “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” was the tune that first sold me on the bands incredible power and sound. It was actually based on my watching the original video for this clip which I was watching while on a break at a boring as Hell corporate job. I had the headphones on since one couldn’t easily blast this sort of thing in an investment banking atmosphere but despite that I remembered the visuals of what was happening was causing some great distress in the minds of my workaday colleagues. As a Metalhead this pleased me considerably and since I was only just beginning my journalistic adventures for a site from a faraway land, I decided to look more into this band. The rest was history and I’ve been following them ever since. Watching this song being performed with a full orchestra is nothing short of incredible as it brings the grandiose to a new level of macabre majesty. I cannot wait to get myself a copy of this release and while I was not going to share another clip for it and instead just wait to do a full review, the offering of this tune made me break my oath. Soon we shall all be cloaked in the thunders of the north wind once more as Dimmu Borgir’s true return is imminent and their 20th Anniversary also approaches. Don’t forget that this release will continue the celebration of thirty years of Nuclear Blast Records. A milestone to be toasted again and again.
1. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
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