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Dimmu Borgir: Extreme icons

Some big, big names in the latest Bloodstock announcement.

Black metal legends Dimmu Borgir return to Catton in August as special guests on the Friday night, and are joined by fellow new additions in Hellyeah, Rotting Christ, Bloodshot Dawn, De Profundis and Aghast! Holy crap!

“We are excited for our return to Bloodstock 2014, the one and only UK festival we do this year,” say Dimmu. “It will be a special event for sure, without revealing too much, but a 20th anniversary show will not go unnoticed.  Await the return of symphonic darkness.”.

Head to and grab your ticket right now! Bloodstock 2014 takes place August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Derby and is headlined by Down, Emperor and Megadeth.

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As the metal market slowly changes its tone, Victory Records takes a bold step out of their norm by signing Montreal black metal horde, ERIMHA. In three quick years, ERIMHA has built and rebuilt itself from a five-piece to a newly-shuffled foursome. Their second album “Reign Through Immortality” will be an instant grab for those who’ve sat impatiently waiting for the next DIMMU BORGIR album.

Employing a theatrical style of black metal, ERIMHA is a steamrolling embodiment of DIMMU BORGIR, EMPEROR, DARK FUNERAL, MELECHESH and NILE. With choral fugue supplementation, swarming orchestral samples and funeral chimes galore, ERIMHA (a Sumerian term for army or legion) rips all available airspace asunder on “Reign Through Immortality”.

If you’re familiar with all of the aforementioned associations, then you know what you’re getting with ERIMHA. Black metal has reached a maturation phase where it’s been spread into three sanctions: the stylish-expressive (WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and AGALLOCH), the soul-charred purists (GORGOROTH, LEVIATHAN and MARDUK) and the would-be cinematic, the latter of which to ERIMHA subscribes.

It’s not so much actual Satanism that charges up “Reign Through Immortality”, but it is one of the most evil tones to nudge its way through a portal to the metal mainstream offered by Victory Records. ERIMHA is best savored while reading “Red Sonja”, “Conan” or “Warlord of Mars”, as the synthesized scoring behind ERIMHA‘s punishing aggression sets a nuance of gory hand-to-hand combat. The opening instrumental “Enlightenment” and a second one “Saunter to Extinction” capture a cinematic sense of bloody anticipation, with the promise of pure mayhem at the fore of ERIMHA‘s punctuated battle lines.

While ERIMHA are essential students of their dark tutelage, consider them apt pupils. “Reign Through Tomorrow” is nothing you haven’t already heard within this extension of arcane metal music, but it is hammered down with undeniable exactitude. The grisly speed of Ksoas‘ bludgeoning double kicks, rolling toms and grind patterns is seldom called back from ERHIMA‘s methods of fierce velocity. Guitarists Kthien and Diusternas, along with session bassist Leather King, interpret the winds of chaos with diligence and cadence, even if they get drowned in the mix sometimes behind the drum tracks, the orchestration modes and Gore‘s venomous wails.

There are only traces of songwriting variation between “Ascetic”, “Condemned to Desolation” and “Metaphysic Countenance”, while ERIMHA mixes up their primary schemes later on “Verdict of the Soul” and “Cataclysmic Tides”. The two-act finale “Metemphychosis” serves as a ten minute closing thesis statement to everything these well-versed understudies have outlined throughout the album. The final section, decorated by dancing synth lines and then soaring clean vocals, are inspired touches. Unfortunately, by this time, only true fans of this stuff will continue to be dialed in, while others may have grown tired of the repetitious rising and falling dirge crescendos that are milked way hard.

The biggest compliment to be paid to ERIMHA is they have their craft down as reputably as you’d want it if you’re a fan of this style of metal music. For awhile, “Reign Through Immortality”‘s effects are rousing, voluminous and superbly-polished. After the reintroduction of death bells on multiple songs, plus recurring chord progressions and blast beat sequences spread throughout the album, ERIMHA‘s exhaustive measures leave a wrung-out feeling. Not to downplay what ERIMHA (an admirably skilled band) does, but there’s always the pleasurable notion of keeping this album going while Sonja stalks and ultimately beheads Thulsa Doom. It seems like a marriage made in some unholy alter-reality.

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Swedish melo-death titans In Flames have unleashed a new video for the title track from their latest album Sounds Of A Playground Fading. Comprising footage from the band’s extensive touring activities since the album’s release, the clip was directed by award-winning video guru Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy and many more.

Sounds Of Playground Fading is available now via Century Media. In Flames play a one-off show at Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park on September 27. Sounds awesome. Can someone pay for our flights, please? Thanks.

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Swedish metallers CRYSTAL EYES have completed work on their new album, “Killer”. Songtitles set to appear on the CD (in no particular order):

* Killer
* Hail The Fallen
* Warrior
* Forgotten Realms
* The Lord Of Chaos
* Solar Mariner
* Dreamers On Trial
* Spotlight Rebel
* Dogs On Holy Ground

The mixing will be handled by Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY) at Studio Fredman beginning the first week of November.

Says the band: “This is the first record with Niclas [Karlsson] on guitar and the first in many years with Mikael [Dahl] on lead vocals on all tracks.

“As always, you can except 100% pure heavy metal in the veins JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT, DIO, MANOWAR.”

CRYSTAL EYES in 2009 parted ways with Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen (ARTILLERY) and decided to carry on as a four-piece band, with Mikael Dahl (guitar) handling lead vocals.

CRYSTAL EYES‘ last album, “Chained”, was released in November 2008 via Metal Heaven Records.

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According to a video the band posted on August 21, Dimmu Borgir are planning on performing at the Wacken Open Air Festival with an entire orchestra. Oh hell yes! Not that I'll be there or anything, but it's still exciting that the band's brand of orchestral metal will be given the proper treatment with an …

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Dimmu Borgir have apparently begun working on a record for 2014, their first in four years since 2010's fanbase-dividing Abrahadabra. Details inside! Guitarist for the band Shagrath posted on his Facebook page, which was then shared by the Dimmu Borgir Facebook page, the above image along with the caption: "'By the desire to achieve.' Stoked about …

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Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are working on material for the follow-up to 2010’s “Abrahadabra” for an early 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Writes the band on its Facebook page: “By the desire to achieve. Stoked about our new material, its shaping up nicely. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”

A few photos from the current writing sessions can be seen below.

DIMMU BORGIR was joined by an orchestra and a choir for an appearance at last year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany.

DIMMU BORGIR‘s current touring lineup includes Geir Bratland (APOPTYGMA BERZERK, THE KOVENANT) on keyboards and Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus; SUSPERIA) on bass.

DIMMU BORGIR performed one very exclusive show on May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway with a special, never-to-be-repeated setlist with 53 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum choir, who were musical guests on the band’s ninth studio album, “Abrahadabra”. The concert, dubbed “Forces Of The Northern Night”, was professionally filmed and was broadcast as part of a one-hour documentary in June 2011 on NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company and the largest media organization in Norway.

“Abrahadabra”, the ninth album from DIMMU BORGIR, was released in Germany on September 24, 2010, in the rest of Europe on September 27, 2010, and it was made available in North America on October 12, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.


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Continuing Black Metal History Month, watch videos from Gorgoroth, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Satyricon and Ancient. More Black Metal History Month at this [link]

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Date: 2013-02-14

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Guitarist Silenoz (real name: Sven Atle Kopperud) of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will take part in a signing session on Saturday, March 5 at the Charitybikers booth at this year’s MC Messa in Lillestrøm, Norway.

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Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski, a Polish heavy metal musician who is worldly renowned by his signature drumming for bands such as VADER, MASACHIST, AZARATH, NEOLITHIC, INSIDIOUS DISEASE, PYORRHOEA, VESANIA, HUNTER and BLACK RIVER, will embark on an Italian clinic tour at the end of January.

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