Dimmu Borgir - New Album Progress


Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir proudly announce their collaboration with Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas in addition to the 51 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir for their as-yet-untitled new album. To date, over 101(!) musicians have lent their talents to the making of the album.

Composer Gaute Storaas shares some insight on what it's like to work with Dimmu Borgir: "There have been several attempts of dressing up rock bands in suits, bow ties, and symphonic splendor - to various degrees of success. Working with Dimmu Borgir is quite different. Their music is epic, thematic and symphonic already from the creation; they are clearly having an orchestral approach to composing. My role in this is sometimes just to transcribe their themes, sometimes to take their ideas, tear them apart and build them back up in ways that are true to the band's intentions. The music must also be both interesting and playable for the musicians, and hopefully, meet the quality standards of the orchestral world."

Dimmu Borgir's ninth studio album will be released in Germany on October 8th, in the rest of Europe on October 11th, and in North America on October 12th.

Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
 
Posted: 01.06.2010 by Thryce


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04.06.2010 - 12:18
corrupt
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Vortex never sang to his full potential in Dimmu Borgir anyway. Sure it sucks he's gone but to replace that style of singing can't be too hard. If Arcturus were to play La Masquerade Infernale live without him, they'd be fucked. But in Dimmu Borgir, any choir boy can replace him.

I was hoping for something more like Enthrone Darkness Triumphant though. No second and third voice, no annoying keyboards on top of the arrangements, just minimalist symphonic black. Bad luck for me then.
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04.06.2010 - 17:24
SatyriconChick
@corrupt - Yeah, I figured they would go back to that style, too, or at least the Spiritual Black Dimensions style, sans the clean vocals, of course.
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05.06.2010 - 22:36
corrupt
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Written by SatyriconChick on 04.06.2010 at 17:24

@corrupt - Yeah, I figured they would go back to that style, too, or at least the Spiritual Black Dimensions style, sans the clean vocals, of course.

They'd need a keyboard for that style though. I wouldn't mind that either. But in general I prefer albums that know how and when to slow down at times. That sort of subtle variance to the sound that makes an album unique. Dimmu Borgir's very old stuff is pretty good in that regard.
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05.06.2010 - 23:17
saman zr
Written by AngelofDeth on 02.06.2010 at 01:28

This sounds like its gonna be sick.

i just waITING for new album of dimmu borgir :necro:thats so very very good
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08.06.2010 - 01:43
Arian Totalis
The Philosopher
"Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir proudly announce their collaboration with Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas in addition to the 51 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir for their as-yet-untitled new album. To date, over 101(!) musicians have lent their talents to the making of the album.
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..Damn, that makes me curious. This is an interesting concept. Let's hope something interesting comes out of this instead of a big heaping pile of mediocrity. (sp?)
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For the hero there is No Death"
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