DIMMU BORGIR Kicks Off European Tour With KORN; Video Available

September 20, 2010

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR played the first show of their European tour as the support act for KORN last night (Sunday, September 19) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Xibir (intro)
02. Spellbound (By The Devil)
03. Dimmu Borgir
04. Gateways
05. Chess With The Abyss
06. The Serpentine Offering
07. Puritania
08. Progenies OF The Great Apocalypse
09. Morning Palace
10. Perfection Or Vanity (outro)

Fan-filmed video footage of DIMMU BORGIR's performance can be viewed below.

In a recent interview with the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine, DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath (real name: Stian Tomt Thoresen) stated about the band's decision to tour with KORN, "I am, personally, not a KORN fan at all, but I respect them as musicians. I can understand that some people think, 'How can you tour with KORN?' But what's so strange about it? If you see other extreme metal bands playing at mainstream festivals, would you say the same thing? No, I don't think so. It's basically more about the timing. They have a new album out, coming out in that time period and are gonna tour Europe at basically about the same time as we are going to promote out new record. So, basically, it's more about timing; it's not about liking a band or not. But I'm a bit more grown up than... It's just too many childish comments [on the Internet] about [the pairing of the two bands]. Of course, we are different than KORN, but most people should be able to see through that."

Nuclear Blast Records recently announced the various exclusive editions of DIMMU BORGIR's new album, "Abrahadabra", which will be released in Germany on September 24, in the rest of Europe on September 27, and in North America on October 12.

** "Abrahadabra" worldwide iTunes digital edition - available for pre-order beginning September 28.

Exclusive iTunes version will include a digital booklet, the official "Gateways" video, plus the following two bonus tracks: "Gateways" (Orchestral Version) and "The Demiurge Molecule" (Orchestral Version)

** "Abrahadabra" Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster digital editions - available on October 12.

This exclusive digital version will include the bonus track "Dimmu Borgir" (Orchestral Version)

"Abrahadabra" North American editions:

** "Abrahadabra" Nuclear Blast USA's exclusive, limited-edition webstore version - available for pre-order now.

Deluxe metal Ammo Box (actually used in battle),hand-numbered and limited to 350 copies includes:

- "Abrahadabra" North American deluxe cross digipak version with one bonus track
- DIMMU BORGIR belt buckle
- DIMMU BORGIR dog tags
- Poster flag
- Exclusive t-shirt (one size fits all)

This limited-edition ammo box version can be purchased for $70.00 ONLY at the Nuclear Blast webstore.

** "Abrahadabra" Nuclear Blast USA digipak version and pre-order bundles - available for pre-order now.

Exclusive North American deluxe cross digipak version will include an enhanced "Gateways" video track + the following bonus track: "Dimmu Borgir" (Orchestral Version). This deluxe digipak version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast webstore for $12.00.

A pre-order bundle (digipak + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast webstore for $25.00.

** "Abrahadabra" Nuclear Blast USA vinyl version and pre-order bundles - available for pre-order NOW.

Exclusive North American double gatefold black vinyl version (180 gram) will include the following bonus track: "Dimmu Borgir" (Orchestral Version)

This vinyl version is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast webstore for $16.00.

A pre-order bundle (vinyl + choice of male shirts or female t-shirt) is available for pre-order at the Nuclear Blast webstore for $29.00.

Exclusive shirts from pre-order bundles can also be ordered separately for $15.00 at the Nuclear Blast webstore.

View ALL Nuclear Blast USA pre-order bundles here.

** "Abrahadabra" Hot Topic edition

Exclusive Hot Topic jewel case version will include an enhanced "Gateways" video track + the following three bonus tracks: DEEP PURPLE "Perfect Strangers" cover, GGFH "D.M.D.R." cover, "Dimmu Borgir" (Orchestral Version)
** "Abrahadabra" at FYE / Sam Goody

Receive a free exclusive poster with the in-store purchase of the album.

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