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Album: Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra

October 13th, 2010

Dimmu Borgir
Nuclear Blast Records
27 September 2010

by Tom Dare

The ever-divisive Dimmu Borgir have, with no small fanfare, finally released Abrahadabra. Whatever else may be said about them, their ability to construct albums of grandiose darkness is very clearly undimmed. Shagrath, Silenoz, Galder and their associates have delivered on their promises with this, their ninth album. [Read more →]


Live: Dimmu Borgir @ Kentish Town Forum – Tuesday, 21 September 2010

September 23rd, 2010

When Norwegian bands are in town, chances are you’ll find Tom Dare slinking around for a good vantage point. When it’s Dimmu Borgir in the capital, you’ll struggle to keep him away. This time though, he wishes he had.

When Dimmu Borgir announced they were playing a London date, the initial reaction was “fuck yes!”. When the venue was announced as The Forum, the initial reaction was “oh fuck”. Anyone familiar with the venue will know of its… ‘interesting’ acoustics, and how a band with the grand symphonics like Dimmu could be particularly hampered. Yet this could not hint at the myriad of dire problems that would afflict a genuinely shocking headline performance.

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Interview: Dimmu Borgir – “They might spit on us, but we don’t care!”

September 2nd, 2010

When Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir came to town, we sent Tom Dare off to chat to guitarist Galder about new album, Abrahadabra

After three years and the departure of two band members (keyboard player Mustis, and bassist & clean vocalist ICS Vortex), Dimmu Borgir are about to release new album Abrahadabra. At a top-secret location in London (i.e., a Travelodge), we got to listen to this vast and ambitious slab of evil. After recovering, we sat down with Galder, guitarist with arguably the biggest Norwegian black metal band going, to discuss the band’s new record, Aleister Crowley, touring with Korn and potentially being spat on.

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New Dimmu Borgir album artwork and name revealed. Rumours of guest appearances by Paul Daniels and David Copperfield unconfirmed.

July 10th, 2010

With the revelation of the album title and artwork for the forthcoming opus from Dimmu Borgir, Tom Dare raises an eyebrow

There are moments in history you wish you could have stepped in and said “erm, would you like to think this through?” I’d quite like to pop back to my own self, aged 16, and say “big baggy shorts? Spiky hair? Are you sure that’s really you, mate?”. But I’d have donated organs to have been there to step in to the meeting where Dimmu Borgir entitled their new album Abrahadabra.

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