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Dimmu Borgir Unveil The Art & Secrets Of Their Upcoming Album – “Eonian”

You might have wondered if we were going to be getting a new album soon after watching the recent “Forces Of Northern Darkness” DVD by the mighty Dimmu Borgir, and well its time to say wonder now more as the first details on this release have been issued. Read the full press release below.



The Press Release:

Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world‘s biggest black metal forge, DIMMU BORGIR, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. Now they finally mark their return with a vicious work of art that can be defined as timeless in the truest sense of the word: Eonian.

The songwriting core of DIMMU BORGIR furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness: Drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir.

The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak (GHOST, BEHEMOTH, MAYHEM).

This tenth full-length record will see the light of spring on May the 4th, and it will contain 10 new tracks, produced by the band itself and engineered by Jens Bogren. Emerging from the dark minds of the three songwriters, Eonian follows a philosophical concept, dealing with the illusion of time:
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Nuclear Blast Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” From Upcoming DVD

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.

Track Listing:
1. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

Nuclear Blast Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Gateways” From Upcoming DVD

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.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a reminder, this tune originally hailed from the bands “Abrahadabra” album and features singer Agnete Kjølsrud from the band Djerv (who I am absolutely clueless about at this time). This particular clip hails from the Oslo concert and since I’ll be offering up a full-on review of the DVD release when I get my hands on it I will simply leave this review notation as “FANTASTIC”. I’ve long felt that the music of Dimmu Borgir was perfect for a live orchestrated performance and I’m so excited that they have a couple of different full shows for fans to enjoy. Kudos to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra on this one and The release comes at the end of April, so get thee ordering care of the Amazon.com link below and stay tuned for the review when I get mine. This release will continue the celebration of thirty years of Nuclear Blast Records. A milestone to be toasted again and again.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

Nuclear Blast Records Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Forces Of The Northern Night” Trailer #1

I’m pretty excited about the upcoming double live concert DVD and Blu-ray coming from those Symphonic Black Metal giants in Dimmu Borgir and earlier today, Nuclear Blast Records unveiled the first trailer from the release. Since I love putting trailers up on the website I figured you would enjoy it. The video is below and the full press release follows.

The Press Release:
On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night upon mankind. On this brand new release you can witness two different live shows: The 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. These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band’s epic return planned for 2017. Watch the first trailer for Forces Of The Northern Night here and take a look behind the scenes of this ambitious orchestra production on the Nuclear Bast YouTube channel!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to keep my thoughts to myself for the time-being and hold them until I get myself a copy of the album to offer up a review of it. I hope you don’t mind that but you can add your excitement or indifference about this one in the comments below. You know I welcome both sides of the opinion coin. See you next time.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

“Mourning Palace” (Live In Oslo) (Single) by Dimmu Borgir

Artist: Dimmu Borgir
Title: “Mourning Palace” (Live In Oslo) (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

I have to say that I was quite looking forward to this one since it’s the first single to come from the upcoming Dimmu Borgir live video release entitled “Forces Of The Northern Night”. If you’ve perused around YouTube at all over the last year or so you’ve most likely seen some footage from the show but if you haven’t it’s the mighty Symphonic Black Metal band with a full orchestra behind them and it’s something else for sure. Dimmu Borgir is already a grandiose sounding entity based on songs like this one but imagine that with brass and choirs and stings. Mind-blowing.
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