Artist: Dimmu Borgir
Title: “Mourning Palace” (Live In Oslo) (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
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.
I’ll be posting any released video clips that the label sends to our attention but since fans could purchase the digital single I wanted to do something here as well. Longtime fans know that this song comes from the bands third album “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” and it’s been one of my favorite tunes in the bands catalog since I first heard it. I got into the band very late though. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Blast Records and you can help them celebrate by keeping their artists in play and purchasing their releases. You still have quite a bit of wait until the full release of “Forces Of The Northern Night” arrives since as that is set for the end of April so let’s hope that this single will help quell the hunger for Dimmu Borgir’’s malevolent melodies. Until we meet in darkness once again. I bid you farewell.
1. Mourning Palace
Official Website: http://facebook.com/dimmuborgir