Before the symphonic black metal legends DIMMU BORGIR finally return to the spotlight with their highly anticipated ninth studio album in spring 2018, the Norwegians now unleash the re-releases of their early classics on vinyl. From their raw and ground-breaking debut 1994's "For All Tid" to "Death Cult Armageddon", which saw them hit No. 2 in the Norwegian album chart, you can now get new pressings of their long-sold-out vinyl in different colors.
The following LPs will be released on December 22:
* "Death Cult Armageddon" (2 LP black vinyl)
* "Death Cult Armageddon" (2 LP silver - mailorder exclusive!)
* "For All Tid" (2 LP black vinyl)
* "For All Tid" (2 LP orange vinyl)
* "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" (black vinyl)
These LPs will see the light of day on February 23:
* "Spiritual Black Dimensions" (black vinyl)
* "Spiritual Black Dimensions" (mint vinyl - mailorder exclusive!)
* "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" (2 LP black vinyl)
* "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" (2 LP blue vinyl - mailorder exclusive!)
* "Stormblåst" (LP + 7'' EP, black vinyl)
* "Stormblåst" (LP + 7'' EP, clear vinyl - mailorder exclusive!)
You can currently pre-order them all here.
DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) told Metal Shock Finland about the band's upcoming long-awaited follow-up to 2010's "Abrahadabra" album: "We feel that we're sitting on the best album that we could possibly do at this time, and personally, I think it's definitely our best album to date. Obviously, that's something that everybody says, but if I didn't believe that we would do our best album, there wouldn't really be any point doing a new one. So, yeah, I'm really excited about it, and I know that quite a few fans will probably be positively surprised. And, yeah, we can't wait to get this stuff off the ground and get going."
Silenoz told Rock 'N' Roll Journalist this past summer that all the writing on the new DIMMU BORGIR album was done by the core trio of Silenoz, vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Galder. "We had a little bit of assistance from the keyboard player, but it was less on this album than it was on the previous one," Silenoz said. "That seems to be working best and it means there's less cooks in the kitchen. [Laughs]"
As for the musical direction of DIMMU BORGIR's next effort, Silenoz, said: "I think it's safe to say that [the parts that are] more epic and majestic are more epic and majestic, and the same goes for the brutal sound of DIMMU and also the primitive and more black metal sound of DIMMU is more black metal this time around. So you will have the more extremes of each part that we are known for."
DIMMU BORGIR's latest release was the "Forces Of The Northern Night" DVD, which was made available in April via Nuclear Blast. The set contains two of the band's live performances: their legendary show in Oslo, presenting DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as their entire performance at Wacken Open Air festival in 2012 in Wacken, Germany with almost a hundred musicians on stage.