Bloodstock are VERY pleased to confirm Norways Black Metal Giants â€˜ DIMMU BORGIRâ€™ for an EXCLUSIVE UK show for 2008 at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR !!. The band will grace the main stage next August at Bloodstock, and this will be their ONLY UK show for 2008 â€¦â€¦â€¦.
DIMMU BORGIR, strike back with their eighth opus â€œIn Sorte Diaboliâ€, and it is their most elaborate and thrilling effort so far! Again produced by Swedish mastermind Fredrik NordstrÃ¶m, the nine new DIMMU BORGIR tracks are a true lesson in fierce yet melodic Northern blackness...
In 1994, the band recorded their now-classic debut full-length, â€œFor All Tidâ€, followed two years later by one of the most important albums in Black Metal history, â€œStormblÃ¥stâ€. Album number two instantly turned DIMMU BORGIR into the hottest Black Metal Underground act with its mature songwriting, tempo variances, strong classical influences and overall unique sound.
The â€œDevilâ€™s Pathâ€ MCD was next, before the recording sessions for a true and immortal melodic Black Metal masterpiece commenced. â€œEnthrone Darkness Triumphantâ€ was produced by Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy) and released in 1997. The bands Nuclear Blast debut marked their big international breakthrough achieving chart entries all over the world and playing the huge European music festivals such as Dynamo Open Air and Wacken Open Air.
Shortly following their world tour for â€œEnthroned Darkness Triumphantâ€, DIMMU BORGIR recorded the â€œGodless Savage Gardenâ€ MCD to hold fans over while waiting for the next full-length, â€œSpiritual Black Dimensionsâ€. This one was unleashed in March 1999, taking record stores by storm and proving yet again that DIMMU BORGIR are the kings of the dark throne.
With a new-formed line-up, consisting of Shagrath (vocals), Silenoz (guitar), Vortex (bass vocals), Galder (guitar), Mustis (keyboard) and Nick Barker (drums), Dimmu Borgir entered Swedenâ€™s Fredman Studio in Fall 2000 to record their highly anticipated album â€œPuritanical Euphoric Misanthropiaâ€. Once again the band created a masterpiece in aggressive music with outstanding atmosphere and audibly evil songs. 2003`s â€œDeath Cult Armageddonâ€ even outdid that high level. This opus set a new standard for Black Metal with its complexity, brutality and catchy feel. The majestic orchestral parts on the record remain unchallenged in Black Metal history to this very day.
In 2005, the band decided to fully re-record the classic â€œStormblÃ¥stâ€, since this fan favourite lacked appropriate sound and arrangements in the eyes of the DIMMU BORGIR guys. Living legend Hellhammer (MAYHEM) joined them on drums for this occasion â€“ and he is also part of â€œIn Sorte Diaboliâ€.
Combining all DIMMU BORGIR trademarks such as brutal highspeed parts, catchy hooks, ethereal melodies and complex song arrangements, â€œIn Sorte Diaboliâ€ certainly was worth the wait. Recorded in the famous Fredman Studios, this album will certainly see the band grow larger than life and definitely larger than Black Metal itself!
See the band Exclusively in the UK in 2008 at Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival !!
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