Dimmu Borgir Working On “More Stripped Down” New Album With Less Orchestral Elements

During a recent appearance on the “Everblack” podcast, Silenoz offered an update on the new Dimmu Borgir album. According to him, the effort will be “more stripped down” with less orchestral elements.

Silenoz said the following:

“We’re pretty well on the way into the beginning of the songwriting process for the next album. So things are going pretty smooth, to be fair. We have, separately, us in the band, we have so much ideas for material, and we just bring everything to the DIMMU pot, so to speak, and we stir around, and then stuff comes out. So it’s like a meat grinder. It’s a pretty long process, but it’s a really fun process, and there’s never a shortage of ideas and riffs. It’s more like a challenge to assemble it all. And again also there to shave off the fat that’s not needed, basically. It feels really good, and it’s not gonna take us 10 years until the next album is out — that I can guarantee. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“It’s obviously always strange to talk about it that early in the songwriting process, but I feel like it might be a little more stripped down. And that’s probably not saying too much, because we have so much of everything. But I feel like we’re looking at maybe toning it down a little bit, especially on the orchestral side. So people shouldn’t be too surprised if they get a bit more stripped-down version of DIMMU on the next album.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, & Wolves In The Throne Room Announce European/UK Tour

Dimmu Borgir and Amorphis have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Wolves In The Throne Room will open. Here’s the dates:

01/22 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
01/23 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
01/24 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
01/25 Tilburg, NET – 013
01/26 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/28 Munich, GER – TonHalle
01/29 Filderstadt, GER – Filharmonie
01/30 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
01/31 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/01 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Music Hall

Dimmu Borgir Cancel Bloodstock Open Air Performance

Dimmu Borgir have cancelled their set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival due to illness. The band were supposed perform on the final day of the event, which is scheduled to take place at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 8-11.

Dimmu Borgir commented:

“Dimmu Borgir regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year’s Bloodstock due to illness.

The doctors have ordered full rest for a minimum of one week, and instructed that performing a show this weekend would increase the situation further.

We are truly sorry about this as we had been looking enormously forward to returning to Bloodstock this year. Enjoy the festival, we will see you again soon!”

Since the band have dropped off the festival, Queensrÿche have moved up a slot and Batushka have been added.

Deftones & Dimmu Borgir Live Albums From 1998 “Dynamo Open Air” Festival To Be Released In May

As previously reported, the organizers of the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands recorded over 300 shows during its 1986-2005 run and have been releasing them as part of a series of new live releases. The latest two are 1998 live recordings from Deftones and Dimmu Borgir. The Dimmu Borgir release will be available on May 17, while the Deftones release will be available on May 24.

Deftones – “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998“:

01. “Lotion”
02. “My Own Summer (Shove It)”
03. “Root”
04. “Teething“/”Life’s A Bitch” (partial Nas cover)
05. “Around The Fur”
06. “MX”
07. “7 Words”
08. “Bored”
09. “Mascara”
10. “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”
11. “Headup” (feat. Max Cavalera)
12. “Engine No. 9” (feat. Max Cavalera)

Dimmu Borgir – “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998“:

01. “Spellbound (By The Devil)”
02. “Stormblåst”
03. “Entrance”
04. “Master Of Disharmony”
05. “Behind The Curtains Of Night – Phantasmagoria”
06. “In Death’s Embrace”
07. “Mourning Palace”
08. “Metal Heart” (Accept cover)

[via The PRP]

Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, & Bloodbath Announce European/UK Tour

Kreator and Dimmu Borgir have announced a European/UK co-headlining tour. Hatebreed and Bloodbath will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/10 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/12 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

Dimmu Borgir Welcome Bassist Victor Brandt (Entomed A.D., Etc.) To The Band

Dimmu Borgir have officially welcomed Entombed A.D./Firespawn bassist Victor Brandt to the band. Brandt commented:

“It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album ‘Eonian‘, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.”

The group added:

“We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!”

Dimmu Borgir Announce August North American Dates

Dimmu Borgir have announced some August North American dates. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Eonian“ (out May 4).

Tour Dates:

08/19 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
08/21 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
08/23 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
08/25 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater

Dimmu Borgir Premiere “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” Music Video

Dimmu Borgir have premiered a new video for their new song “Council Of Wolves And Snakes.” This track is from the band’s new album “Eonian,“ which will be released on May 4. Shagrath commented:

“It’s a song that sticks out from the rest of the album, it’s Dimmu Borgir going into an experimental direction, but you can also find a lot of black metal inspiration in the middle section of the song. We are a band that has never been afraid of trying out new directions and artistically, this is surely a very interesting and different track.”

Dimmu Borgir To Release New Single “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” On Friday

Dimmu Borgir will release a new single titled “Council Of Wolves And Snakes” on Friday (March 30). That track will appear on the band’s new album “Eonian,“ which will be released on May 4.

Dimmu Borgir Premiere “Interdimensional Summit” Music Video

Dimmu Borgir have premiered a new video for their new song “Interdimensional Summit.” The track is now available digitally and as a 7″. It will also appear on the band’s new album “Eonian,“ which will be released on May 4.